- There are many options if you want to play Scrabble or Scrabble-like games online. You can find both official or unofficial sites, as well as apps.
- We will go through the official options, mostly, but you will have to try them out yourself to see which one you like.
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Online multiplayer or single-player online Scrabble is the right choice if you’re a fan of this game but don’t have a real board partner.
Luckily, one can find many options to play Scrabble or Scrabble-like games online for free, not to mention that there are a lot of apps that you can download on your devices so that you can enjoy the game anywhere.
Since Scrabble is a registered mark, a lot of the websites where you can find this type of game are unofficial and are only timidly marketed as classic Scrabble.
However, there are also official websites or apps, and all of them require registration (for free) either using a specific username and password or using Facebook or Gmail. Additionally, some also require a paid membership to play ad-free.
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This is a very handy option since Facebook is also widely used in a web browser.
The web app allows you to compete against your friends or a random opponent, track your rating, customize your board and tiles and access a dictionary. If you’re playing on a smartphone or tablet, you can also pick up gameplay where you left off.
Ads will pop up after every turn if you choose to play for free.
This is a hugely popular app, also available to play in a web browser on Facebook if you don’t want to download the dedicated app.
Once you log in, you will immediately see who is also playing the game, from among your friends, and request to connect with them for a quick challenge.
Mind that this is not the original Scrabble game, but a similar one. The app constantly populates its online dictionary with words, to increase the acceptance rate.
Lexulous (formerly known as Scrabulous) is similar to the original Scrabble in every way.
You can play a demo game, just to test it, but after some moves, the app will request registration to continue. A good thing, though, is that the game runs ad-free.
You can play against players from specific countries or the computer. They also offer the email version of the game, that you can play at ease, single-handedly.
It is possible that this one doesn’t look that friendly on the eye since the graphic is plain. You also need to have Java installed to access the board.
Then, registering is mandatory to join a community, from which you can, later on, pick an opponent.
Once inside the app, you can play or observe a game. For your own game, you have various customizable features. The game is also localized for French, Romanian, Italian, or Dutch.
If you want to go for an unofficial board, you can find it at scrabblegames.info.
The board is similar to the original one, and you can play against the computer across five levels of difficulty.
If you have another suggestion of a good Scrabble game online, leave a comment below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can play Scrabble online using one of the many official or unofficial websites out there. You will have to register for most of them.
We recommend the official Facebook Scrabble (Scrabble Mattel or Scrabble Hasbro). Lexulos is also a very good option.
It depends on your preferences, especially since there are many online games similar to Scrabble (and, to some extent, easier). But for sure any official website using the classic Scrabble board and traditional rules will offer you the best experience.