5 best Scrabble games for Android

by: Joe HindyMarch 23, 2016

best scrabble games for android
Scrabble is a classic board game that millions of people around the world enjoy playing. You get letter tiles, use them to make words, and try to score the most points. There is some strategy involved and it will definitely stretch your vocabulary muscles quite a bit. If you’re looking to play on mobile, there are quite a few really good Scrabble games available. Here are the five best Scrabble games on Android!

aworded best scrabble games for androidAworded

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Aworded is an excellent Scrabble alternative that has been around for many years. The rules and mechanics work virtually the same way as the traditional board game and that includes the point bonus for using all of your tiles at once. It comes with support for 16 languages, online multiplayer, unlimited games, and even a chat so you can talk to your opponents while you play them. It’s a solid overall experience that’s worth looking at, especially if you want to play with friends online.

Get it now on Google Play!

aworded best scrabble games for android

scrabble best scrabble games for androidScrabble

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Hasbro partnered with EA to bring the actual Scrabble game to mobile. It’s free to play but has advertising that some have found to be intrusive. It is the classic Scrabble experience from the people who actually made the game which is about as authentic as you can ask for. You can play online against Facebook friends or random people and there is a solo mode if you want to play by yourself. It’s a little buggy, but it gets the job done.

Get it now on Google Play!

scrabble best scrabble games for android

wordfeud best scrabble games for androidWordfeud

[Price: Free / $2.99]
Wordfeud is another ancient mobile game that’s been updated and improved for years. It operates on the classic “free and paid” paradigm so there are no in-app purchases to deal with here. It’s not quite a clone of Scrabble and introduces some different mechanics to change things up a bit. For instance, you’ll be able to randomize the board which changes where the various score tiles are placed. You can play up to 30 simultaneous games online against opponents and it’s available in nine different languages. It’s definitely good.

Get it now on Google Play!

wordsmith best scrabble games for androidWordsmith

[Price: Free / $2.49, both with in-app purchases]
Wordsmith has been around for a long time and represents one of the more simple Scrabble alternatives available on the market. It supports two to four player multiplayer which is awesome considering that most of us played Scrabble with more than one additional person. You can play up to eight games simultaneously, play against friends or random people, and you can even have timers so that games don’t last too long (and helps prevent cheating). Like Wordfeud, this one uses the old “free or paid” method, but also uses in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!

wordsmith best scrabble games for android

words with friends best scrabble games for androidWords With Friends

[Price: Free]
Zynga blew the hinges off of the Scrabble alternative selection when they initially released Words With Friends. It’s easy to use, highly accessible, and has millions of players all around the world. You can play against people you know or against strangers. There are multiple game modes, including the classic modes along with a speed mode. You can also remove ads by making any single in-app purchase. It’s not perfect and people have found plenty of things to not like about the game, but it’s still a good alternative.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • Vincent

    Angry Words is actually a cross-platform app. I have an Android phone, but I can play with people who have an iPhone.

  • This list is great. I love Words With Friends! It’s too addicting! I hope that they would create a handheld game like scrabble or any other hand held game.

  • love this list! been a scrabble fan for a long time and played it on iOS too. really glad it’s available on android too, now that i’ve got one :) i fell in love with Scramble with Friends and Words with Friends but i’m going back to the original Scrabble titles. i found fun games like these using an app called Applorer as well, and it’s really useful to people who want convenience in finding good free games. You should try it out too! it’s downloadable for free from Google Play :)

  • Esther Morkel

    Why is this not available in south Africa

  • Esther Morkel

    Why is this scrabble not avail be in south Africa. I’m very disappointed as I love scrabble. Sorry ididnt buy an I pad!

  • Hunter Paschall

    This is driving me crazy…where the hell is a scrabble app that incorporates a word challenge instead of auto-validating words? My favorite of the bunch, wordfeud, allows unlimited attempts to play a word until an allowable word is submitted. Ridiculous. I want a game that will allow ANY play, and on the next turn your opponent can challenge. If it’s legit, you lose your turn. If it’s not legit, their tiles are picked up and they lose that turn!

    • Owen Thomas

      My game, CrossCraze, will let you disallow any word the computer plays that you don’t like (the computer will then retake its turn). If you play a word that the computer doesn’t recognize, it will challenge you, but you can tell the computer to accept it anyway if you want (there is also an option that will penalize you for attempting to play an invalid word).

  • patricia.budgen.@ g mail .co

    Play on my galaxy tab 2 the game sc r a b b l e

  • Terrance

    Theres some really cool games on here, I think my favourites are what’s the word and 4 pics 1 word, Scrabble still though has been around for years and never gets old, you can use http://www.scrabblewordsolver.com as a cheat for scrabble, its a word finder/solver check it out! Never lose again haha

  • obarthelemy

    Great list, thanks.

    But, which of those allow playing vs the computer ? I know Scrabble Free doesn’t…

    • Owen Thomas

      My own game, CrossCraze, lets you play against the computer. It also features 20 different board layouts, from 15×15 squares up to 21×21, and a ‘Tile Stacking’ mode allowing you to place new tiles over old ones. Please check it out on Google Play and let me know what you think…

  • Denver

    Do any of the Scrabble games shown here allow the human player to challenge the computer-player’s words?

  • I invite you to check my application Anagrammatist (available for BlackBerry and GoogleAndroid). The Anagrammatist checks if given word is valid and finds anagrams for given letters/word. You may also use ‘unknown letters’ (blanks) and the Anagrammatist will give you the list of all the words you may create from the given letters.
    Many languages supported!


    – check if the given word is valid
    – search for anagrams
    – search for all the possible words from given letters
    – search for words created by adding a letter to the given one

  • Kenton Jones

    Yeah, BUT: the Scrabble “Free” game is just annoying. Constant ad pop-ups, 30-second videos…I bailed. But love the game. Is there an ad-free FREE version?

    • obarthelemy

      Not a chance. People got to earn a living, you know.

  • Elliot Rudell

    Upwords, Hasbro’s classic letter stacking word game – ranked in the top 100 all-time best family games, and a Cannes Jeu De L’Annee award winner, was recently released as an Android app. And you can play your iOS friends online – the 5-star iOS version has been out for about a year.

  • MalikDepthside

    Almost all of these are gone. Needs major update pleaseeeeeeee :)

  • philnolan3d

    I played Words With Friends with my friends years ago. Eventually we got bored with it. Annoying thing is that it requires a facebook account.

    • JosephHindy

      Yeah, a lot of people base their opinions on stuff based on what accounts it supports. Sucks because the game is actually pretty solid.

  • Dave

    In the early days of Android, there was an official Scrabble APK released by EA that is still the best game of Scrabble I’ve found. It’s no longer available on the play store, but you might be able to find it with some sleuthing. Don’t ask me for a copy.

  • Mattenico Sancholomendi

    You forgot probably thee best scrabble like game out there: WORD CHUMS. Not only is it more fun but the animated avatars are absolutely a riot with all the emotions they convey.

  • jSloe

    How does CrossCraze not make this list???