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Highest Single Move “Words With Friends” Score
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4/8/2011 London, Kent England
James Whiteside scored 1672 points by spelling the word ‘oxyphenbutazone’ while playing Words With Friends on his iPhone.
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Jennifer Wark 20 days ago
This looks like it was not played online, that it was played in two player mode. In that case, the board could have been set up — maybe we should think about adding the criteria that it needs to be between two online players? That seems fair.
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Farts Dougie last month
8 out of the 15 letters were already in the perfect spot, of course it was set up. The hindsight stems the tip.
braden nault last month
Your dumb. look up at the top is says Plater 2 played OXYPHENBUTAZONE for 1670 points. not hurricane -.-
Nick Jones last month
He only has 410 points event though it says played for 1670. I don’t think he even took the time to exchange letters and set up the board. Looks more like he just photoshopped it to save a few hours manipulating the game. Either way the board was obviously intentionally built. This could be the highest single scoring move possible in WWF but definitely not the highest scoring move played in a WWF game.
Dan Rollman 4 months ago
Eli, I respectfully disagree. How can we ever draw a line between “set up” plays and “genuine” plays? In an online game like Words With Friends, I don’t think it’s possible. I do believe a category like Highest Single Move Score In A Tournament Game Of Scrabble can live alongside this category, but think a creatively conceptualized feat like this one deserves recognition. Congrats, Trevor G.
Eli Rollman 4 months ago
I think any regular player of Scrabble would agree that it was definitely set up, and I would suggest does not merit a place as a true URDB record. Just go to facebook’s Scrabble application and check out the global record holders for highest score for a single word — it’s amazing how many people have managed to play OXYPHENBUTAZONE across three triple word squares for 1778 points.
11 months ago
It would be trivial to do this. Just play a game “against a friend” (not a random player), and just keep putting the words on there and swapping tiles until you get the letters you need. You plan the whole board beforehand, knowing the inventory of the letters. Yes, it takes a long time (and a lot of swapping), but it isn’t really that *hard*.
11 months ago
agreed. this seems to be a pretty blatant set-up…
Corey Henderson last year
Jessica, nice analysis. I’m not sure where I stand on whether it was “set up” or not. Even if that was the motivation, it would take quite a bit of skill and forethought to pull it off. I’m trying to think through how you’d do it.
While the screen shot proves this word was indeed played, looking at the way the board is arranged, I would have to assume that this play was set up. First off, this was one of the last plays of the game, so it appears the players spent the entire game setting up the board and saving certain letters. Secondly, this word played off the j,q x and z. Not to mention that the “z” was placed on a triple letter block so it was tripled in the word zag as well as well as the word commercializing. Then because the word commercializing crossed two triple word blocks and one double word block, the “z” alone was worth 570 points. This same set up applies to the “m” which was worth 228 points. And the “q” was set up so it could be doubled as well as the “j” being set up so it could be tripled. Either this is a one in a million stroke of luck, or two players conspired to set it up.
http://twitter.com/iEchuu last year
Ok that is redonculous
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