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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MOBILE WORD GAMES is better and smarter than ever before! words with friends 2 comes with a plethora of word games and word puzzles to play with friends while training your brain! Connect with loved ones, expand your vocabulary, and show off your spelling bee skills as you search for the highest scoring word in this beloved free word game. words with friends 2 is the ultimate in word puzzle and crossword games! It is free to play, but difficult to master! Sometimes staying in touch is as simple as playing the perfect word. Download one of the most engaging, free word games and play words with friends 2 today! May the Best Friend Win.™ CREATE A GAME ► The word games showdown starts here. Challenge your friends and family members who love crossword puzzles and word puzzle games to play, or use Smart Match to find your perfect word puzzle opponent. Search for the highest scoring words on the board and fill in the crossword style puzzle! BOOST YOUR WORD GAME IN SOLO CHALLENGE ► Play against themed WordMaster characters to test and improve your spelling, vocabulary and word skills in this word puzzle ladder. Stay sharp, because as you move up, the word games get tougher and the WordMasters get harder to beat. COMPETE IN LIGHTNING ROUND ► Collaborative meets competitive gameplay in this new, fast team mode. Play on a team of 5 players, and face off in a match to play your best words in this crossword style puzzle and be the fastest to score the most points! SWITCH IT UP WITH WORD WHEEL ► Do you love crossword puzzles? Do anagrams get your brain wheels turning? Challenge your brain and play solo in this brand NEW, easy-to-play, limited time text twist Mini-game event to unlock a free Mystery Box. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN WITH DAILY GOALS ► Step up your word puzzle game! Complete daily goals to train your brain and earn rewards varying in size based on the difficulty of the goal. CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORD STYLE ► Show off your word game persona and play word puzzles with flair by customizing through Tile Styles and Profile Frames! COMPLETE WEEKLY CHALLENGES AND COLLECT UNIQUE BADGES ► Play your best words in the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges. Collect them all and display them proudly in your badge case. LEARN NEW WORDS WITH THE DICTIONARY ► Our Dictionary is ever-evolving with over 50,000 new words inspired by our players and pop culture. With the word list being updated every day, there is always a new word to play and nothing stopping you from being the ultimate word game master! PLAY WORDS AT FULL SPEED WITH QUICK PLAY EVENTS! ► The brain train is moving at full speed! Check out Quick Play, the new home for competitive minigames and word puzzles such as Duels! Tap on over to the Events tab to learn more. --- words with friends 2 is a free word game, but you can play without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased either Words With Friends Pro or no third-party ads in the original Words With Friends word game on any mobile device. Be sure to log in with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Word puzzles aficionado? Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on word game news, contests, polls and other fun stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends Step up your word game and play one of the most fun, social word puzzle games on mobile! Download words with friends 2 today! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.
Words with no definition
by FunV3 on 2020/10/21 16:01
Getting too many words with no definition. How are you supposed to compete with that? And now words that were accepted are no longer. Just stick to actual words. Not just random letters.
The ads are unbearable, not worth it
by waterspicket on 2020/10/21 14:16
You can upgrade for the low low price of $9.99.... for 30 days ad free. When your 30 days are up you can either be bombarded with obnoxious ads every 15 seconds or pay yet another $9.99. I deleted this ad and am not looking back.
Keeps my brain sharp
by DobbieClaus on 2020/10/21 14:06
I love playing words. The men with their pickup lines is ridiculous. I wish you could stop that part. I’ve been having a lot of problems with not getting rewards lately. Also the way to change tiles at the top of the screen is gone. I can’t change tiles from the other place either. I noticed several bugs lately. I hope you get them worked out soon.
Used to be great, now garbage
by Chris L (unsatisfied customer) on 2020/10/21 13:46
First they changed the list of valid words which is ridiculous, and then they made a faulty update that causes the game to crash every time I play lightning round. Used to be a fun game, now a complete waste of time. Words that used to be valid no longer are, and it crashes constantly. Wish I could leave zero stars.
Bad and gettin worse-AD click bait and bad dictionary
by adshred on 2020/10/21 12:08
Can’t use the word dumpster? Ads that won’t go away, I have to restart the app. Now double ads each play. Game is going down the tubes.
Bought the paid app years ago
by RonFellows on 2020/10/21 11:29
Please stop trying to promote micro transactions at every opportunity. I don’t care about power ups, cheats, stickers or whatever. I just want to play the original game. Can I do that? Do you need more money from me so I can skip the prize box screen after almost every turn?
Give us our words and videos back!!
by Chase fan on 2020/10/21 05:02
Used to be able to watch videos to get coins in the daily calendar. Can’t do that anymore. Also can’t watch a video to play the next person in the solo challenge anymore. And used to be able to play certain words like SEQ, now they’re not acceptable. WHAT’S GOING ON? PLEASE FIX!
Odd ads/characters
by 52yrAmy on 2020/10/21 04:59
The game is good. But if I had young children or teenagers, I wouldn’t want them to play on this app. The solo challenge characters each week are super dark spirited. The ads for this game tend to end with a “you’re a loser”, or some kind of depressing game you should play to “save Sally’s depressing life”. (Including one where it shows her showing her boyfriend/husband a pregnant test and he gets in the car and drives away fast. She, in turn, accidentally lights a fire and cuts down a tree that falls on her house, making her cry. I’m not a prude. But every time I see one of these ads, I think that something is wrong here.
Words gone?
by Da Gunslinger on 2020/10/21 04:02
Lots and lots of words have been invalidated. It’s like cancel culture at Zynga!
What’s up with the dictionary??
by 051190 on 2020/10/21 03:51
I have enjoyed this game, and have played on and off, for years. Generally speaking, I’ve found the word accepted as valid to be consistent. Within the last week or two, however, the game has lost at least hundreds of words that it used to accept. Perhaps a recent patch screwed up the dictionary? Until it’s fixed, there’s no rhyme or reason to what words the game will accept and what it won’t accept. Save your energy and frustration, and wait for the next patch.
Drives me crazy!
by Ponytech on 2020/10/21 02:55
I liked the game when I first started playing, but this game accepts more and more words that aren’t really words and they’ll accept a word then a month later take it off the list of acceptable words. What the heck! And in the chat they won’t let you write words that may be offensive. You can use them in the game but not in the chat. That’s just “crap”! (One of the words not allowed in chat). I could go on and on!
What’s going on with Words?
by Clonish on 2020/10/21 02:52
Been playing for years, but since the last update the game is unusable. Takes several minutes to launch, keeps freezing at the loading icon, on the occasion it progresses to showing current games, it freezes again and/or crashes out completely. Have not been able to play a word for ages. Come on Zynga.
Double Download?
by Mima_Cbreez on 2020/10/21 01:39
App got stuck so I deleted and reinstalled. Now it downloads 2 apps to my phone. When I signed in, it was a whole new account with none of my stats or playing history. Let me know when this is fixed. My opponents probably frustrated now .
Je no longer a word?
by szqy on 2020/10/21 01:20
How come je is no longer a word as of 10/18/20? It’s listed as a valid word on the scrabble cheat sheet?
Bugs and many steps backwards
by SuckitTrebek34 on 2020/10/21 00:56
Used to be addicted to this game. The new app freezes, shuts down, constantly tries to offer/push you more “games” even with the people you’re already playing with, has too many bugs to enjoy. What happened with this? Used to be enjoyable.
BIG mistake!
by NYC Lulu on 2020/10/21 00:26
i have played this game almost every day for years and really enjoyed it. i am about to find out just how addicted I am because since adding constant interruptions, selling your other games, mostly mindless, it's impossible to enjoy any longer. So, at least you have made it easy to break a time-consuming habit. bye-bye. btw, whoever had this idea should be fired.
You took away more than 200 points.
by trw914 on 2020/10/20 23:20
I had well over 1100 points. This afternoon- you took away the games I was playing, and the people I was playing. Why? Hate the game now. Used to play every day, several times a day. Why did you ruin it. Very angry
Changing dictionaries?!
by Ridgmaria on 2020/10/20 22:39
Zynga needs to stop changing dictionaries. Words keep disappearing from their version even though they are still in every dictionary you look at online, including the official scrabble dictionary! This is just frustrating and a useless change unless their goal is to frustrate their players!
Trucker
by Hemi4x4 on 2020/10/20 22:34
I’ve been playing this since 2012 but it seems women try asking for money or gift cards ! Chat is ok , but ask for a google card ?
Words With Friends 2
by Spal9697 on 2020/10/20 22:29
Words with Friends 2 is very enjoyable. However, people who download this app should be aware of the large number of scammers who play. Apparently Zynga can do nothing about it. Just be alert! #2 I am trying to report someone for abuse, he is the biggest scammer on the site and Report Abuse never works. Why have it?? All you have to do is google scammer photos and so many players on WWF are there! I would like to receive a reply to this comment! I don’t know when I wrote this, but I have never received a response. There are so many men impersonating military officers, which I consider the ultimate abuse and there is no way to report it as the Report Abuse still doesn’t and never has worked. I find it just as abusive that no one ever responds to me or at least fixes it! 10/20/2020 Still never received a response. Very rude! And now WWF has decided not to accept words previously accepted. What is going on?? I think I would now give it 0 stars!
Who dat
by hodar jr. on 2020/10/20 21:41
Great game but few things I could live with out. When you play without the cheats , word radar and new tiles without loosing a turn, and you do not know if the other person is using the cheats, the game is unfair. The other person may or may not tell you they are using the cheats. Should show on the game board if they are using the cheats. It’s more challenging to not use the cheats. I like to play the game not have the computer play the game for me. All these awards and levels are very annoying. Who gives a rip! Should be able to opt out. Other than that it’s a great game .
Frustrating
by Maddtt on 2020/10/20 21:21
I love this game, but me & a few of my family members are having issues with the game freezing up. It’s crazy. We’ve tried reinstalling a few times, it doesn’t help. The only way to get it to work again is to reboot my phone, which is ridiculous & frustrating. Please fix this soon or you’re going to lose some players!
Disappointed.
by Mistercoty on 2020/10/20 19:41
This game used to be fun but now it’s a pain. The app is freezing up and I’m not getting my notifications.
What happened to valid words?
by bikracer on 2020/10/20 19:27
I have been playing this game for a long time on my iPad and my iPhone. I have purchased both versions. Now all of a sudden the words “je” and “seq” are no longer recognized as words! They have always been recognized and are still recognized on my iPhone. They are words! Put them back! Edited: Now coq is missing, how many other valid words am I going to find are missing? There are many reviews other than mine with the same complaint!!! PUT THEM BACK!
What happened
by George,jr. on 2020/10/20 19:21
I have been playing Words for many years, reached level 21 or 22. I changed providers, got a new phone and I'm back to level 1, no status and the game is locked up? HELP!
Two sets of rules!!!!
by Abqdd on 2020/10/20 18:26
Loved this game, but support staff is hopeless....every time I question WHY some things are so inequitable (ex. Player somehow drops a game when I am winning but seems to not be penalized...the whole game just disappears!) they never offer satisfying answers. Recently I was forced to upgrade to submit a question, and discovered I am now limited by the “Oxford” dictionary: many of the short 2 or 3 letter words are no longer allowed that I used frequently! BUT the really egregious outcome is the opponent I am currently playing can still use these words. Has really hampered my scores and a huge handicap. Have quit playing opponents and just stick to the quick games that don’t have a lot of strategy. Very, very disappointing.
Too many long ads
by PlayingInScottsdale on 2020/10/20 16:24
I am just sick of all the ads and they are so long. I timed one and it was 50 seconds! Are you guys that desperate to get people to download your games?
Beware Fake profiles and scammers
by create1 on 2020/10/20 15:35
I enjoy playing this game, but the fake profiles of men is getting to be too much. It’s very obvious to tell when they start a new game with you. They usually have a photo of a handsome man, then place tiles for short, easy words. After a play or 2 they start the chat. “Hello dear, how’s the weather over there?” I always confront them, then they resign the game and delete it. I’ve even gotten angry chats, telling me I’m mean if I don’t reply. Something’s got to change with this app.
Words with friends.
by lmpossiblity on 2020/10/20 15:22
This isn’t about anything that you did wrong, I got an iPhone 11 and somehow, all my virtual badges went away. How can I get them back? I think I had over 250 of them! Any suggestions? Thank you.
Freezes
by koach1 on 2020/10/20 15:10
App freezes TOO much and TOO many ads
Freezes
by Sick of this app sheesh on 2020/10/20 14:48
Game freezes after every play. About done with this app
Words missing again
by Henryk's Mom on 2020/10/20 14:17
Words like JE, BU, SEQ, ESQ. Trying to re download again but it's not working. Words still missing. Other people can use them. It isn't fair.
Beware of size
by scrob... on 2020/10/20 13:40
This app takes up 178 MB, however the Documents & Data on my iPad is up to 16.46 GB! And my iPad only has 32 GB! Insane!
I have utter contempt for the programmers
by Dejoslat on 2020/10/20 13:37
People who lie for a living are the lowest.
Words with Friends 2
by Snake guy's wife on 2020/10/20 13:10
I have been playing WWF for years and upgraded to 2 after getting tired of seeing the constant reminders. I do not like the sticky menu and the constant push message to add one. Even worse are the errors/failures. Multiple times the Solo Challenge has failed to award bonus points. The time challenge flash event will not allow you to play at all while opponent reaches 150 while you could not play a single letter. My biggest complaint is the failure to be consistent on accepted words. Where “je” and “di” had been accepted, they no longer are. Other words in the accompanying dictionary are not accepted, “coq” for example. Bizarre words like “aida” which the dictionary lists as a plural from the Asturian language(seriously) are accepted.
New issue
by jm2861 on 2020/10/20 12:41
For the last two weeks each time a puzzle ad comes up the game freezes - for hours - with no way out. I assumed this would be caught by the techs and fixed but it’s still happening. Please address this very annoying glitch!
Advertisements
by louie9217 on 2020/10/20 12:27
I like playing this game but lately there are ads that I can’t X out of. There is no way to continue to play until I get all the way out of the game and then back in! It’s really AGGRAVATING!! Take ALL ads out of the game!!
Excellent dropping to Good
by KTech4 on 2020/10/20 11:35
I’ve always given five stars and played for many years. I bought the ad free version years ago. Plus I buy coins time to time to support developers and enjoy the fun game perks like swap. What happened to the short version? Why can’t we select that option any more when challenging friends? After playing that as my preferred choice, (several friends miss it too) I find the regular version long and boring. So I play mostly lightning rounds then get hit on by a stream of lonely guys who don’t even bother to play. It’s tedious declining game requests but better than engaging in a lame game. Please bring back the short version. Thanks!
Boring...
by iamhobmania on 2020/10/20 10:14
This game has gotten so boring. Who cares about the color tiles?? I’d rather get coins. I only play with 2 friends now. Honestly, play Pokémon Go way more than this game...
Great game
by AvidFan55 on 2020/10/20 09:11
Really love this game a lot. Not happy about the revisions in the latest upgrade though. The game layout was perfect before, now, not so much. The fonts and the board are more difficult to see and read, as is the tile bag. The new autocorrect in the dictionary is driving me crazy, as well as the fact that it no longer shows the last word played. This game was so intuitively ingenious before. Why mess with a really good thing?
simplify— put it back
by bjk1992 on 2020/10/20 08:51
The game “improvements” over the past year are NOT improvements. 1. Can’t watch bonus ads for free coins any more—why not? Please stop being cheap! (this feature seems to come and go) 2. Ads between games often don’t load correctly for the first few days after their release, leaving a black screen. You have to close the app and restart it. Please do not release new ads that paralyze our app! 3. Many ads are offensive and inappropriate for audiences: situation games about sex, ads for rated R movies, games involving mass murder, lingerie ads, etc. This is supposed to be a game for all ages. Stop feeding garbage to us, please! 4. All the popup notifications (ex: “you played all the letters”) slow down playing time and are just annoying. I would rather just play the game as it was designed. Keep it simple, please. 5. The Profile notifications never go away: no matter what I try, I still have notifications—17 right now, to be exact. And, when you do look at a notification (like leveling up), it takes forever for it to finish its “dance” and awarding. 6. Most of the tile color/design changes make it too difficult to see or concentrate. They are hard on the eyes. 7. When you finish a game and start a rematch, the forward arrow to advance to the next game actually takes you BACK to the game you just finished, thus requiring extra steps to go to the main screen and start over. Surely this is an easy bug to fix? 8. I have everything turned off that I can but I am still getting regular suggestions for games with “friends”. Please stop. If I want more games, I will search for them. 9. This game has so many players; please stop being so GREEDY. Offer a one-time, low-cost option for a premium, ad-free version with options to buy the power-ups. You will still make a TON of money. The game was much better and simpler years ago. We do not need thrills and chills to play a word game. This is not an extreme sport. Please consider simplifying. Please do not be so cheap/greedy. Thank you.
Ads
by Tjsunderman on 2020/10/20 06:51
So many ads.
Arbitrary choices
by deebee aka gutentag on 2020/10/20 04:37
Qazi is s word and u dont allow it but you allow rubbish like vip and dui...also idiot words like hote ! Which has no goddamn meaning ! Getting sick to death of this peurile arbitrary crap ! Get real And why after allowing amie and ami goy ages is it now not ok This game has become really stupid How can you allow RIN as a word when its acronym for royal indian navy which is ridiculous ! Then you discontinued tons of things that were allowed earlier Total rubbish happening w this game
Issues
by IronRanger86 on 2020/10/20 04:01
I love this game so much, but the last few days my games have been freezing up. I’ve restarted my phone, which doesn’t help and I’ve deleted the app and re-installed it. It works for a few days and the process starts all over again.
Word games
by Marykatediane on 2020/10/20 02:14
I love scrabble with friends. My vocabulary is great.
Ruining a Good Game
by Jones2232 on 2020/10/20 00:01
1. Stickers. Irritating. This isn’t preschool. 2. Game freezes constantly. 3. Adding too much junk that bogs the game down. 4. WWF dictionary is becoming ludicrous. Too many proper nouns are accepted (example: Cory, Bedouin, Denver) 5. Some days certain words work, other days they don’t (example: Ja, Je, Za, Xes, Di) Developers have added so much junk to this app they can’t even manage the actual game part. Glad I paid for this app ten years ago when it was $0.99 because it’s certainly not worth it today.
Annoying men trying to use this as a dating site👎
by Volcano96785 on 2020/10/19 23:47
I’m playing WWF because I like it. If I wanted to meet men for dating, I’d go on Tinder or whatever. Also, I wish you would close the games after 5 days of no plays; I don’t like to “lose” because I finally resign to make more slots to play someone else.
Solicitations and buggy
by agabriel25 on 2020/10/19 23:14
It’s hard to give anything but 1 star when half the requests you get to play are from fake accounts who harass you to chat. Then there is the buggy issues with quick play. In between plays, you get “loading board” while your competitors keep racking up points. This app seems to focus more and bombarding you with adds than making it fun and work properly.
Crash
by intimidator3rob on 2020/10/19 23:13
Your game keeps crashing on me when I’m playing the quick play events. Then it will not give me back my ticket that was lost as a result of the crash. It’s done this multiple times and is ruining my game.
Irritating!!!
by GritKnitz on 2020/10/19 22:25
Suddenly words appear to count that were never considered valid before. Then just as suddenly words become invalid. In one game I had JE on the board, counted as valid. When I tried to play it in another game, it was invalid. Also di and bu. Which is it? And why can’t you use a dictionary and count a word as a word and quit changing it around!!!
Update
by sawrepairman on 2020/10/19 21:07
I don’t like the new update. It is weird. JB Update 10/19/20:Now it won’t take DI. It’s in the dictionary and it is short for drill instructor.
Ads freezing after every play
by Little Miss Rio on 2020/10/19 17:03
Fix the frozen ads ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THE FREEZING ADS EVERYONE IS TELLING YOU ABOUT??????????
Ad free play
by Westridge Audio on 2020/10/19 16:23
So, I went to go purchase the ad free play for 9.99. But it only stops the ads for 30 days? Then I have to pay another 9.99 again?? That’s ridiculous.
HANGING ADS
by Emeraldlady987 on 2020/10/19 15:37
Love this game, it works ok (I would LOVE to buy an ad-free version) BUT the since Oct 15, 2020 - several annoying ads are HANGING UP FREEZING UP. The only way out is to close and restart the app. SURE WISH THEY WOULD MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT ADS OR FIX THIS ISSUE. SUPER annoying.
Algorithms
by Snuck1 on 2020/10/19 14:47
Recently, WWF updated the algorithm used to set and adjust the weekly goal. My goal started jumping 1000 points a week. I didn’t make goal several weeks in a row. It slowly started dropping. Each time I succeeded, I was punished with another 1000 point jump. After letting it drop to below 1000, I made goal. The next week it more than doubled!!! When I wrote to the help desk, I was told that they raise the goal to encourage more play. Epic failure in doubling my goal. I now play the game less.
Fun game but...
by RegNYNJ on 2020/10/19 13:42
Fun game but... improvements can be made. The game is engaging and does connect you with friends and family but there are things that bother me. Coins, etc awarded are lacking. If I spend my time on this game (on the daily word, for example, which takes a while), I should be given more than just a few meager coins. Even the word search puzzles reward you 10 coins for 12 games. Why not at least 12? Ads are constant and overwhelming. They interrupt the flow of games and waste time. There are way too many. Time is wasted in other ways. The wait in between forming words in Duals, for example, is tedious and at times costs me the game as my opponent wins while the game is stalled. Ridiculous! Time is also depleted when we are told every little coin we have won, whether it be one or two or 10. Less updates with more info would save time, battery power and interrupt us less often. Perhaps a reward section could be used so we could check. Battery power is drained too quickly when using the app and all the ads and slowdowns already mentioned contribute to that. I hope to keep playing but wish for improvements. I do enjoy the games here but the annoyances can greatly detract from them.
What’s going on?
by Tmmkferg on 2020/10/19 13:39
Have been playing this game for years but something is going on. Ads are coming up that are freezing the game! So annoying. Also, rewards are getting harder to accumulate. I don’t care about ink! Go back to more coins and more bonuses. I play a lot so that should be our reward! Please fix this stuff!
Bad
by cencorship on 2020/10/19 13:29
I hate it, every time you play a word it goes to an ad, then it freezes and doesn’t let you out of it. It never did that before. I guess they don’t want you to play.
Love the game BUT...
by Cobybeach on 2020/10/19 13:04
The side games are all designed to make you pay for swaps, etc. I refuse. Just a little heads up- when you play the word masters, they give you either all vowels or NO vowels, and the computer plays so that you have no moves. It used to be enjoyable, but now even the easiest use this biorhythm, and it’s lost it’s fun. It’s now just about making you spend money.
I love this game but...
by Shonari on 2020/10/19 12:38
I love this game, its way better than scrabble but geez so many popups. And I'm not talking ads. I'm talking about the popups for mystery boxes and word completions and badges and... Sigh. It's just too much. And they aren't quick. They are slow and obtrusive, when you just wanna play you have to sit through these alerts. I don't even give a crap about these prizes and power ups. They detract from the game completely. At least give us the option to turn off these prize alerts or whatever they are.
Some Words are not acceptable anymore
by bayiik on 2020/10/19 12:27
I found some words not acceptable anymore lik JA, JE, AMI, LOQ and so many more. Those words are used to be acceptable. Please fix it.
Ad are suddenly locking up the game
by BugMeSteph on 2020/10/19 10:27
Recently ads were added that freeze. I’ve gotta close and reopen the app. Very frustrating because I’m getting used to waiting after each AND every move. But now this is just another reason not to get 5 stars. Love the game...every time you hit PLAY ANOTHER ad!! Wayyyyy to frustrating! $10 a MONTH! Your not showtime/Apple music etc.
Doesn’t recognize the word “England”
by Tor-up on 2020/10/19 09:47
Needs major overhaul. Just played for about two weeks using English words for the crosswords and was denied using the word “England”. The country the language is named after. However, it allows words that have no definitions yet in English. Go figure😞
So much has changed
by Sassy1_2U on 2020/10/19 07:57
I have been playing this game for years. I purchased the ad-free game when they first started (it was like $2.99 for a lifetime of free ads) It started off simple. But then they started adding certain challenges... great. But it used to be that you could watch videos for coins, or earn a lot of coins for challenges.... now you can’t! They have gotten really stingy about coin giveaways. Not to mention, some of the challenges aren’t even doable! Get 173 points in 3 moves on a preloaded board? GIVE me a break!!!! Plus if you are a women, get ready for the perverts to hit on you if you do any of the challenges. I wish it was like the simple days. Can someone tell me what’s going on with the coins??? So frustrating! I will say I have a few people that I’ve been playing with for years, otherwise I would look for other things to do.
Invalid words
by wwfuser on 2020/10/19 04:36
I love Words With Friends2 and I have been playing different versions of your WWF since 2011! But just today there are two(2) words we all have been playing in the game now are suddenly pegged “Invalid” by the powers that be..” DI” and “DUI”...Why? And what words will be next to be deemed invalid? So frustrating!
It’s a good game but the ads ruin it
by jamant1976 on 2020/10/19 03:46
This is a good game but the ads completely ruin the experience. Literally ads after EVERY play whether you’re playing against other people or against the game itself in solo challenge or other game modes. It really gets old fast.
Too many ads
by mapwoytkldes on 2020/10/19 03:44
I have played for years with a few friends. Now, between the ads and updates, the app crashes and I have to log in again after almost every game. Enough already! Please give us back the game we love.
Inconsistent
by Sylvia Fine on 2020/10/19 03:13
GET RID OF THE PICK MY MATCH BUTTON!!!! I don’t want to play and the button is in a place I’ve hit it a million times by accident. does anyone even use that option??! Since when is di not considered a word? And so many two-letter words are not allowed anymore? Yet in solo challenge, the system can use any word or abbreviation they want? Or words that no one has heard of!! I see you’re making some improvements, but come on. Also get rid of stickers. Most of us aren’t 4 and don’t get excited about a smiley face. Make it scrabble only and the game doesn’t need all the cheesy little add ins.
Problem with jigsaw puzzle ad
by LRE70 on 2020/10/19 02:11
Between turns, the jigsaw puzzle ad shows up, but it will not go away. There is a skip ad choice, but it does not respond. I have to shut down my iPad and restart it to be able to continue the game. The game is ok, but this makes me crazy.
I play this but it gets frustrating
by Deewbs on 2020/10/19 01:50
This game is supposed to have a daily reward, but mine only works every few days instead of daily. It also is slow to respond when errors occur.
Commercials!
by Colabeth on 2020/10/19 01:44
This game gets sooo aggravating with the endless commercials that pop up and and won’t close...particularly the Farmers Insurance ads. I’m thinking I’ll go back to Scrabble.
What’s with the announcement banner
by bgtds x on 2020/10/19 01:30
You have now added an announcement banner at the top of my Word game??? Why??? It’s slowed down everything and screwed with my data usage. PLEASE remove it. I don’t need to know someone is playing a game with me. I love the game but will probably have to quit because all the bells and whistles you’ve added, along with the video commercials that use way too much data. You’re ruining the game. And without an acceptable nickname I cant send. Nice glitch...
Freezing
by shturland on 2020/10/19 00:31
I love this game. But recently it frequently crashes or freezes when I make a play. I have to uninstall and reinstall the game to fix this. Very frustrating, please fix!
Hi
by wont except my name on 2020/10/19 00:31
I love playing “Words “ with far away family and friends. The only thing I do not like is words in your dictionary that do not have a meaning and ancient words that only computers like your Solo Challenge would know.
Two Letter Words
by Ron's Son 1964 on 2020/10/19 00:01
I’m unable to play two-letter words which I’ve played many times in the past, such as “di” and “je”, which wouldn’t perhaps be a big deal except my opponents are able to play those very same words against me. Why?
Oldtroll23
by Gramma troll on 2020/10/18 22:57
Been playing this for years and really enjoy it but the last few weeks it locks up. So, I have to reboot my iPad nearly every time it’s my turn. Wish it would get fixed. Never had a problem before.
Breast cancer
by Nutscapden on 2020/10/18 22:54
I was very offended by opening up a notification from words with friends that said it was breast cancer awareness month. I didn’t need that thrust in my face. I’m playing games as to forget about horrible things. It’s enough to make me never play words with friends again.
Freeze ups and men
by Romayor Flash on 2020/10/18 22:52
Terrific game ....but. Too many freezes when playing fast games. Men that start a game just to troll and when no talk they leave messing up my stats.
Update, Please!
by NanaB2Five on 2020/10/18 22:12
Why have you suddenly taken some defined words and reclassified them as invalid? Shame!
freezes all the time
by cajadonoteu on 2020/10/18 21:53
it freezes all the time when skipping adds on my ipad pro and my wife’s ipad as well. works perfectly on our s10 tho
Inconsistent dictionary
by Hello friendster on 2020/10/18 21:24
Generally fun to play BUT WWF frequently changes which words it will accept. Sometimes this happens hour by hour. Yesterday morning I played the word SEQ it was accepted. Later in the day, with a different player I tried to play SEQ and was told it’s no longer a word even though I’ve played it dozens of times. This has happened with many many words many many times. I think WWF needs to work on their consistency.
Game doesn’t work properly
by Donna K.J. on 2020/10/18 20:28
I love this game but am very frustrated because the game keeps shutting down and ads sometimes go to all black and cause you to close the app to keep playing. Also, almost every day I must delete the app and reinstall it because it closes after trying to open it. The only way to fix it it to delete and reinstall. If this continues to be a problem, I will have to stop playing. It is SO annoying! It didn’t use to do that...just In the last month or so. I am continuing to have this problem. It now only works about 2/3 of the day before I have to delete and reload. This is unacceptable. I use this on my IPad and have to do this every day to play. It is now more than a year that I have been having this problem and it still is not resolved. Please FIX IT! I like the game, but I am ready to quit completely now. Also, periodically I do see men starting games just to pick up women. I have now refused to play with any males I don’t personally know.
Frustrated
by Anaid1 on 2020/10/18 18:42
I gave this a low rating due to the ads that don’t appear and don’t take me back to the game UNLESS I shut down my IPad completely and restart it. It’s getting me so frustrated I’m considering deleting the game completely. Please fix this so I can play my favorite game again.
Removed acceptable words?
by DuckOfPrey on 2020/10/18 16:59
Wow 🤬 Many previously acceptable words (such as SEQ, still acceptable in Scrabble) are gone now? If this was a mistake, FIX IT. If not a mistake, then WHY???
Crashes
by Seriously Jen on 2020/10/18 16:28
Game crashed after a few days. Uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and says “Oops something went wrong.”
But the ads!
by Kjzdv on 2020/10/18 15:50
Fun game. The longer you play, the longer the ads become until it’s just intolerable. The ads free version is 9.99 per month?! I don’t think so. After a year of playing I signed out and deleted the app
Very annoying ad Star Slots
by apple ballcanndy on 2020/10/18 15:40
I really enjoy this game except for the ads. The worst one is Star Slots. It first says “skip ad in 3 seconds” but after that it will not close no matter how many times you tap it. The only way to get back to your game is to close down, wait a bit and restart the game. It seems that this is the only ad running and after multiple times repeating this process, I just give up and play a different game. Please remove this ad so I can enjoy Words with my friends again.
Deleted valid words
by veronicacharm on 2020/10/18 15:14
Suddenly not able to play words I have used for two years now. Middle East words are valid but spanish words are not. Multiple two letter words are no longer accepted. Why? I am kicked off or freeze if I message with another player too much or if a word is played while messaging. W2 has really gone down hill and I will be deleting the app.
Love game, but
by liars52 on 2020/10/18 14:13
Love this game but, the ads sometimes won’t let you go back to the game, you get stuck....have to power down and start again. Crazy not happy with that and I have the max number of games, which I think you shouldn’t have limited number of games. I play with a lot of people and people that want to play can’t cause too many games I’m told! Crazy! Clean this mess up or I’ll stop playing until it changes.
Loss of words
by jkeith4 on 2020/10/18 13:37
Recently there have been words that I used to be able to play but now are not valid. What happened?
Another I love this game, BUT...
by GreyRandall on 2020/10/18 13:20
The women and men seeking soulmates has gone down a bit thankfully. HOWEVER, we seem to have a plague of forex/bitcoin/cryptocurrency folks that DO NOT take “no thank you, I just want to play the game” for an answer
Get real with words!
by Deanna10040 on 2020/10/18 12:07
UPDATE: October 18, 2020. For several weeks WWF has been allowing JE as a valid word, probably one of the “valid” words without a definition. Suddenly it is not allowing me to use it, but an opponent just played it and received points! Developers, please tell me what is going on?! This game has been one of my favorites, but it is being increasingly dumbed down by accepting letter combinations that are clearly not words. If you call it a word, find the definition. And what is up with the badges? How does it improve the game to award these? And then there are the options to buy “helps”. Every update seems to reduce the integrity of the game. Update: today I got four games started by “camper Chris” I resign one (having to count as a loss) and another pops up. Please stop! There is currently a game started by Camper Chris on my feed. I am ready to delete the app! Update: the situation has only gotten worse with nonsense words and goofy definitions and sample sentences. This game does nothing to improve vocabulary by adding words such as Te (chemical symbol for tellurium) and anagrams for organizations and so-called “valid words, but no definition is available.”please stop with the non-word words!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love it, but...
by ladypup on 2020/10/18 11:06
All too often the screen gets stuck after pushing play and won’t allow any next games. The screen does not fix itself until the iPad is shut and turned on again. Been playing for years, but wish this problem would be corrected. Quite annoying!
Solo play
by lindayhairs on 2020/10/18 06:01
Until recently i had no problem with solo play. Now it wont let me play words that they use and give me 1 point letters.
adds that freeze game
by Tzsam on 2020/10/18 05:32
I have been playing Scrabble for some time now and really enjoy It. Both winning and loosing. The past week or so some of the adds (slots and woman’s picture) just pop up don’t play just freeze everything to where I have to stop, erase the picture and reset game. Game really not functioning as normal. Switching to other screen and hesitation in play.
🤗
by Barb 35 on 2020/10/18 05:14
The Soso game as been stuck all day. On the third game still says processing. Please fix.i love this game challenge every week. If it’s not corrected I will delete
Ads freezing and missing words
by Aazzee7896 on 2020/10/18 04:59
Same as so many people here. For quite a while, some ads freeze the game and I have to reboot my iPad to continue to play. And now, since the latest update, I keep finding words that used to be acceptable but no longer are. You need to get it together.
Stopped working
by Susandame on 2020/10/18 04:32
Please fix the JA and JE words. They no longer work for me. Affecting my scores. Thanks. Only one star because of the glitch.
App has a glitch
by eyelet1 on 2020/10/18 02:34
I have played this game for a few years and like it very much. I cannot play it anymore because there is an ad for a puzzle that is frozen and I cannot get rid of it. The ad does not have any name or writing on it. I have deleted the app a number of times, but this glitch is still there. I wish somehow someone will read this and fix my problem. I miss playing Words with my friends.
Words With Friends 2 game
by CaptainAmerica86 on 2020/07/01 15:56
Great game to play with friends and all that if you’re a word game player type of person and all that... and I love playing the game with my friends and all that...but one game I am having a message popping up saying “Oops! Something went wrong!” And then it takes me back to the main menu where all my other friends are that I play against and everything is normal on the games I play with them...but it’s just one friend that I have been playing with and we’ve been playing against each other on a game on words with friends and all that and I messaged them on Facebook messenger if they’ve been getting the same message as I am getting and they said yes to the something went wrong message and then I asked them if they got the same message on any of their other friends games... and they said “no...just our game” and all that and I would appreciate it if someone could please help me and tell me how to get rid of the “Oops! Something went wrong!” Message on my iPhone and iPad for the words with friends 2 app and all that please. Has anyone else ever encountered with the same problem as I am having here and asking for help on here?
This is a great game but....
by Starcourt Mall on 2020/06/14 13:40
So I only gave this 3 stars because the app has a few problems. Otherwise it’s a pretty good game! I love that you can play games with tons of different people and that there are the solo challenges! But there are a few problems that get in the way. 1) There are ads after EVERY SINGLE TURN YOU TAKE. There is only one exception of this: the solo challenges. 2) sometimes I don’t even get my games when it’s my turn! I’ve had to lose countless games because it never came up that it was my turn! That i found was very annoying, and the only way that I’ve figured out how to find those games is if you log out and then log back in again. And every time you log out, even if it’s just for a second, you get all of these new player notifications, like it didn’t even realize you had been gone for a second. 3) sometimes, it says it’s my turn and then I can’t even play. It won’t let me click on games sometimes, I’ve tried reloading my app several times, and it never worked! And finally 4) the time limit on games. I think personally this is pretty annoying, you have like 10-12 days or something to play your turn, or you lose! I’m not trying to spend every day on this app! I’ve got other things to do, and sometimes I won’t come on the app for a week or more! But overall I do like the concept, but if those few things could get fixed, then I definitely would highly recommend this game. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
I love this game but...
by Nica1980 on 2019/09/17 17:45
I have been playing this game for a few years now but I did take a break because of the overwhelming amount of men trying to pick you up. I play Everyday and sometimes for a couple of hours at a time. I enjoy most of the features and hope it just keeps getting better. I really wanted to give it four stars some things are nerve wracking with this game. The first is that when I go to watch a 30 second video to accumulate coins half the time it doesn’t work and keeps saying that it’s loading for a whole day. Please fix that. I also wish these videos gave at least 5 coins at a time but that’s not a big deal and is just my opinion. The other thing is that I continue to get game requests from men with a fake profiles. As stated in so many other reviews if you don’t chat and go to hangouts or other dating like websites they stop playing. Then that game will take up a game spot for 10+ days unless I resign which then messes up my stats. There has to be a way to work around this. Overall I love this game it’s my favorite of all time. I hope that it keeps improving and look forward to any new features. P.S I played a player a few days ago that had rainbow tiles. I asked her several times how she had the option for that style but she completely ignored me. I’m wondering is that something you would have to buy cause I would LOVE that.
Poorly developed Scrabble
by Unwrittn on 2020/02/12 21:34
I love Scrabble. But the design and execution of this app is just sad. First, it says ‘Words with Friends’, meaning the primary purpose is to play with people you know. But unless they are dedicated to the game, you could wait hours or even days for the other person to take their turn. If you really want to play, but you’re tired of waiting for a friend to check in, you could hit up a complete stranger. I’ve done this a few times only to be quizzed on my personal life, political and religious beliefs, and my love life. Apparently, this game attracts very lonely people who would rather chat than play, and who also think a game app is an appropriate place to find a companion. So again, I gave up on that avenue of play. What’s left? Solo Challenges! A chance to play against the computer at the rate of one game every 8 hours. Lame! And the computer does not stick to English, or a preferred language, or any language at all for that matter. It makes up words! I just played an entire game again “Long Nose Neil” and not a single word he played was a valid English word! Several were not real words and even the computer had no definition for them; others were in other languages (Hebrew, French, and Spanish). And as if that wasn’t annoying enough, it’s not even a real game. You have “5 moves(words)” in which to out-score the computer. I gave it 2 stars for being mildly entertaining, but it’s a far cry from what real Scrabble lovers would expect.
Update freezes
by Babs Toyfish on 2020/09/17 03:08
Update: Zynga seems bent on getting rid of all their adult users. The app gets progressively, aggressively stupider with every update. It’s more geared toward two-year-olds all the time. Maybe I’m being paranoid, but sometimes I suspect that they built that freeze (mentioned below) in on purpose to get you to always update in hopes the new version will fix it, because with every update a new annoying popup feature for children comes along, or you’re now charged for things that used to be free. I normally avoid updates because of things like this, but that freeze has got me trying each new one that comes along. They’re building in new bugs all the time seems. First it was not being able to use voice to text in chat more than once. Then it was not being able to use the cursor in the chat box. It’s like a new bug every time. One would think that a $7 billion company could do better on quality control. And every new feature feels like they’re dumbing the app down to appeal to children because children are easier to bilk money out of. I’m an advanced player who’s been playing this app a lot since 2011. It feels like they’re trying to push people like me out with all of this baby stuff. ———- App now freezes after every play. What’s up zynga? Been playing this game almost a decade now and never had a problem with the app. This makes 2 updates progressively worse than the last.
Bad design and each update brings new problems.
by Tabletha on 2020/09/19 04:27
I received a developer response saying to contact them directly. As stated in this review, I had already contacted directly. They either did not feel they have a problem, or they did not care to share with tech people that this seems to be a glitch within the game. They said to do all the things they usually say. As stated below, they were all already done. Won’t waste more time getting in touch with them, when they do not believe there is ever anything wrong. Once again, Word Wheel does not work. The screen goes solid dark blue, just like right before the profile slides put from the right side. The profile, inventory, achievements etc., when selected, slide out from the right side, overlaying a full dark blue screen. The Word Wheel game just turns into a completely dark blue screen, with no functionality. Have to close the app and reopen it, because it does not even have a way to x it out. Just dead blue screen. Have done two updates and nothing changes. ________________ This time it’s Word Wheel does not work. Try to play and get blank blue screen. I DO have the latest update. I DID delete and reinstall. I DID sign out and in again. I DID contact customer service and they said they refreshed from their end. Two cycles of Word Wheel games and they still will not play. and I do not want another refresh, because that invariably causes something else. Isn’t anyone else having this problem? Please fix.
Ads
by Kat€B on 2019/02/15 13:13
Look, I know you all want us to purchase the ad free version. Sorry, but I don’t play enough to make that happen. So I use the ad version and there is a big problem with this. I often play while waiting in a waiting room or while watching TV with other people. I have my phone on silent. But , some of your ad refuse to be silent! All of a sudden there is a blast of noise from an ad that refuses to shut up! I go into a high anxiety panic trying to silence this ad that I didn’t even want to see! Also, suddenly all the ads are 30 seconds long and you can’t get past them. It gets where we see the same ad over and over and it is frustrating. There are a couple of games that I have seen the ads for about 1,000,000,000 times. I have begun to absolutely hate them. I will never download those games just because I have seen the ads far too much. Okay, done with the rant about the ads. The game itself is good. The badges are a nice touch and they make you want to get more points. The other little games in the game such as collecting things to get a new box is also fun. The dictionary is good and helpful. But, the dictionary often has words that it says it cannot define. Also, some foreign words are accepted but some aren’t. The game itself has done well with no glitches. I have enjoyed it a lot.
Good App, But Uneven Support Outside of English
by Ari_Z12 on 2019/08/23 09:16
This is my favorite Scrabble-type mobile game and is popular with everyone I know for providing a quality experience. One feature I particularly liked was the ability to see the definition and a link to a dictionary entry for most words played when the game is set to English. This feature is something that sets the app apart from playing the traditional board game, and when combined with other gameplay improvements, it definitely makes the app better than the tediousness that sometimes is experienced when playing Scrabble by hand. What keeps this from being 5 stars for me is that not all words when the game is set to English have an associated definition or dictionary entry (will say something like “definition unavailable”), which makes it confusing how the developers chose what words make the cut for being playable. It also takes away from the learning aspect the app provides in being able to expand your vocabulary when an unusual word with no definition is played (e.g. Qi). I play equally in two languages, and the dictionary feature is absent altogether in the second language I play in (Portuguese). I would imagine it probably is only present in English, and would be glad to see it improved and expanded to other languages in the future.
Apple Pencil with iOS14 Update
by Mimidddddvvvvvv123123123 on 2020/09/18 15:47
I always play Words with Friends 2 with my Apple Pencil on my iPad. I use it to scroll through the game and move tiles. However, With the new update to iOS 14, the app will not allow me to use the pencil to grab tiles once I open a game. Instead, now the pencil just scribbles all over the game board and there is no option to turn this off. I don’t need to scribble on a scrabble game board, it’s not a coloring page. It is pointless. So far, all other apps I’ve opened work fine with the pencil. Please fix to still allow the pencil to also be used to play the game by scrolling and grabbing tiles, not just as a drawing tool. Other issues I have is if you use a Word Radar and then leave that board, when you return the game closes the “radar” and then makes you “buy” another radar. They didn’t use to do this and it seems petty. Also, I like that that they allow you to change the game tile within each individual game. However, in one of my games it keeps reverting to this one game tile that I hate. Even though I have changed both my universal default tile and the individual game tile, every time I open the individual game it reverts back to this other tile that I can’t stand. It is annoying. I love WWF but constant little glitches happen enough to where I felt I needed to say something here.
Fun game, but full of scammers
by jokael2 on 2020/08/22 18:48
There has to be some way to vet out these scammers who begin unsolicited conversations with women. They are relentless and annoying, and they have the same script. I don’t believe most of them are native English speakers based on their canned conversations and poor game-playing. After I accepted several challenges (I hoped they were due to being ‘smart matched’ with someone), 3 different men all started similar conversations with me ‘hello dear’ or using my name in another one. Then in 2 of them it led almost immediately to ‘where are you from’ and in one straight to ‘so, are you married?’ In one where I didn’t answer his repeated ‘hellos’, he finally said ‘so you don’t chat?’ I answered that and told him hello, but I was leery of chatting due to being asked those questions. He said he understood. Then next question was ‘so, where are you from?’ That’s when I looked up words with friends trolls, and found that this is a thing where ppl have actually been scammed. I don’t know what the answer is except to never say yes to a game or maybe just never open conversations with people I don’t know, but in the past I was able to say ‘good game’ or ‘nice word’ without worrying someone was going to try to solicit money from me. I love the game itself, so this stinks.
Progressively worse
by Caltagm on 2019/10/07 21:22
This game used to be fun. Scrabble is fun. Just by itself. But apparently the geniuses behind WWF2 thought they could make it even better. So they destroyed it. The game is now so crowded with awards and levels and challenges and a ton of crap that it makes playing the game a tedious disaster. There is so much extraneous garbage that it takes 10-20 seconds to load the board every time I switch to the game. I’m not talking about opening it from closed. I’m talking about switching from my email or messaging to the game that is already in progress. Now it even bogs down when I play a word. The whole screen will freeze up for 10-15 seconds before eventually moving on. The game locks up for 15 seconds if my opponent sends me a chat message while I’m playing! And when the game is over and you try to start a new game, you can’t tell if it’s working because there is no response to touching the new game button. So you hit it a couple times and the stupid thing eventually opens four or five new games. It’s frustrating and ridiculous. There should be a way to opt out of all those absurd “gaming” levels and challenges and crap. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It wasn’t and now you’ve broken it. So this time it’s up to you to go make it right. Oh and there should be some way to provide feedback to the developer beyond writing a review.
Words with Friends
by terrrifffica on 2020/05/14 00:18
I love to play this game to relax; however, this game frustrate me instead. The achievement system is not reliable. I finished level 20 and should have to 21. In my profile still shows me as level 20. I am now working to earn level 22. It’s very frustrating when one works hard to achieve a level and your system takes away. In different device it’s shows correct level 21, but in this device I am using it shows level 20. I delete the app and reloaded the app and is still showing my image with a 20. Also, there are too many words that are allowed which aren’t really words. When I look for definition there is none. This game allows foreign language words when I am playing in English. I understand that there are some foreign words that have been adopted and integrated into English language and are acceptable to use, but the words I see are definable not in common use. I wish the developers would take the time to read the reviews. I read a few and they all have the same issues in common. Please read the reviews! You ask for a rating, but you don’t read the reviews. This a great game to play, but you need to fix all the glitches. We are all telling you the problems. Listen to us .
“Oops something went wrong”
by ;lkkj;lkj on 2020/07/25 13:16
I’ve had this message a couple of times, usually when trying to start a practice game. There is no way get rid of this open game, that you cannot play, that counts as one of your open practice games AND there is no way to contact the developer, outside of writing a review for the game itself, to help get rid of it. The last time this happened, they were responsive and got rid of the game for me. This time, however, not so much. I have had a practice game open, that I cannot play, for 189 days. I play the game every day. And other reviewers are indeed correct - the number of trollers has increased 10 fold over the past year or so. Now before I ever accept a game, I look up their profile to see when they became a member. If they’re new, I decline the game. I got tired of them holding up games for 10 days because I chose not to chat with them. A few are decent and will resign the game right away, but most are not. They will wait until the game resigns itself. I have put my settings so as NOT to be the daily match person, but they still find me. I sure with the developers could do something about this! And, I wish they’d close this practice game that’s been open for 189 days for me!
POINT ACCUMULATION
by CraftyVic on 2018/11/21 04:51
The reason I did’t give it five stars is because of the 1500 coin accumulation limit! I’m as avid and serious player and I feel like I’m being penalized for being a good player. I’m somewhat short on incentive to play harder/more often/longer because I’m maxed out on the coins I can accumulate. I think you should perhaps make up another tier of playing excellence by somehow either allowing serious players to accumulate more than 1500 coins, come up with some sort of incentive for players that repack 1500 coins or make another level of play available to those players that reach 1500 coins. I don’t usually ever buy anything from the store to spend my coins on and I’m sure there are others out there who have also maxed out their coin accumulation. So put on your thinking caps and come up with more incentives to use or accumulated coins on or provide a different level of place for those of us who attain 1500 coins and hold that balance for awhile! Also, right now it doesn’t appear to be working / I keep getting a message that there are no available plays, when they’re clearly ARE plays!! What’s up with that???
Delays and catfish
by StephanieS1227 on 2020/09/07 17:04
I play this game often and I enjoy it, but I have been noticing that when I play the lightning rounds with groups, I get an overwhelming amount of men sending me 1:1 games. I know for certain that some of them are Nigerian catfish masquerading as U.S. servicemen and surgeons who are working for the UN and on assignment overseas. I am extremely resourceful when it comes to investigating and can say without any uncertainty that the men are catfish. If anyone from WWF ops wants to discuss, I would be happy to reveal my sources. Also, when I play QuickPlay, my game lags - majorly. My board will still be loading and the opponent has 50 points before I can even look at my letters. Then, in between words, the board will load and load and by the time it finally does, the game is over and I have lost. Other times, it will say it’s searching for an opponent and I will close out of the game to restart and try again and a game is in progress and I’m about to lose, which wastes a turn. There are a lot of glitches and the catfishing needs to be addressed. For the time being, I have changed my photo to one of my dog to deter weirdos from sending me games. I have still received quite a few and I’m thinking I may need to be a bit of a catfish myself and change my photo to a sumo wrestler and my name to “Butch” or something of the like to play unscathed.
Honestly not the best
by Freaquent user on 2020/03/24 19:58
It has a lot of problems. There are weird challenges that you HAVE to participate in no matter what. Once, I decided to start a practice game and it glitched out so now I have no way of accessing it which means I can’t resign to fix the problem and I can’t make a new practice game either. Another time, I decided to play a game with a random person and for some reason, they added them to my friends list. But I didn’t search for their user name. I used the create game and pressed smart match. This would theoretically be in my game list, and I would have one match with them, and never see them again. There is no way to fix this that I know of. That’s another thing. It is very difficult to navigate the app, and you often can’t remember how to get to a certain place. Things can be glitchy at times, and in general, the app is missing a lot of thing that should be accessible through settings in the app. I’m sorry if this review was hard to read, I wrote it in five minutes and there is probably tons of mistakes. tl;dr Don’t get the app unless you really really need too. It really needs to be worked on. I don’t use the app any more, and don’t want to any time soon. Save your self time, confusion, and possibly anger, by not downloading it.
Step in the WRONG direction
by Picotek on 2017/12/30 04:21
This new version is so ugly. With the previous version I started getting dropped games even after I would make my move. Then read online that the fix was to delete and reinstall the app. Upon looking at for it in the App Store, now it's called Words With Friends 2? First of all, what a stupid name to change it to. But I reinstalled it and now I see my dropped games, but the look, colors, the size of everything is so obnoxious. Whoever redesigned the UI needs to go back to middle school. Actually, that's what it looks like; it looks like an obnoxious elementary crappy textbook with stuff all bright and obnoxiously big. Anyway, wish the developers gave an option to view stuff zoomed out or in a classic mode; where I used to be able to see like 7 games on the screen, now I see like two or maybe three and then have to scroll. Unnecessary. And totally ugly UI. And also, stuff like giving me a super light blue (almost white) background and then putting white text on top of that??? Who thought that would be a good design choice idea, that's terrible layout and design; I could barely read it. But finally when I did read it, it was to say that my app is ad-free. Ad-free or not it looks like crap and it's a step in the WRONG direction. Make things simple-looking and easy to read, not obnoxious and bloated. This update offers ZERO improvement to the enjoyment of the game.
Words 2
by lovingorca on 2019/11/29 13:15
I’m sick of being tricked into playing your AIs when I tap next game. It should be our choice not yours!!!!! Also I’ve noticed that words that I know are words get rejected. I would like to submit screenshots when this happens so you can fix the dictionary. Thank you. Also, why are the same ads repeated over and over again? Plus I’ve noticed small strip ad at bottom of game. What’s up with that? And why can’t I get rid of a Bot challenge? If we are unaware that the next button will start a bot challenge that I didn’t want. Then there’s no way to get rid of it. This is SO Irritating!!! Please fix this game! I get so sick of hitting pass over and over again so many time before the game will give up and start a rematch. IT’S Ridiculous! And irritating! And we can’t even resign from an AI game. We are forced to play with it. OH, AND STOP THE MATHES!!!!! I AM SICK OF OF GETTING YOUR BOTS PLAYERS I DONT HAVE IT CHECK MARKED! Fix it. We’re not able to add pictures, So we can’t show you what’s happening. Your game is also matching us with real players now. I ended up with one that started asking me personal questions. Aka, where are you from, what do you do for a living. You better fix this or I will uninstall it!!!! I’m trying too resign from a word challenge name of Bot, Joan of Ark. When I tap rep resign it put it back in my game. I give up! I’m so sick of your game forcing players I don’t know and bots on me!
The programmers don’t know the English language
by Tfeliot on 2020/08/31 00:00
It is frustrating enough playing this game because of the way they force their little rewards on you and you have to wait for those to process before you can continue playing. But worse than ever, is that I don’t think that these people are using any valid English dictionary to determine what is a word and what is not. I have an English writing degree and I can tell you that there of been multiple times when a word should have been acceptable and was not. These are words that were acceptable in the game of Scrabble, and I suggest the programmers start using Scrabble’s Dictionary or some other valid dictionary I have a feeling this is the result of programmers who have English as a second language. Very frustrating and I am considering quitting for this reason. Since I wrote the preceding words, the developer contacted me and told me that they use the Oxford English Dictionary and that they except 160,000 words. If they indeed used the Oxford English Dictionary, they would know that it has over 600,000 words in it. And they should also know that people who play word games are generally people who have a larger vocabulary than people who think there are only 160,000 words. Their response proved my point.
Great Game with Cool Things!
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/03/31 21:02
This game is so fun because you can play a Scrabble-like game with friends and family. You can friend people, and when you start a game, you don’t like, have to stay on it forever. What I mean is, the other person might be taking a while and you get bored of just sitting and waiting. So, you can go out of the game and do something else while you are waiting. You can even start a different game with another person! So you can be playing TWO or more games at once! Also, while you are in a game, you can chat with your opponent. That can be helpful sometimes. You can also block, mute, or report someone while in chat. Another thing that you can do in a game is search up words in the dictionary that they have. This game also has many fun challenges and other extra things. You’ll figure it out if you get this fun game!So far I have even learned two new words: fete and hoons. This game really can teach you new words and things. I really encourage people to get this fun and awesome Scrabble-like game, and now you can play Scrabble virtually with faraway friends and family!
Fun game but way too many technical glitches!
by dcinsa31 on 2019/02/06 12:51
For the most part this is a fun game to play with your friends to pass he time, take a break, waiting at the doctors office but the adds are horrific; waiting 30-60 on between each move while playing an add is ridiculous; some just stop so you have to get out of the app and back in. If you did opt in the one ONLY time the no adds was offered with original app for 1.99 you are SOL. It should have offered with the real ease of WW2. WW2, although in Beta mode needs to stay there for a while as it still freezes when the host is talking (which by the way they do way toooooo much) and at times you have missed the question all together... so guess what? You’re done. I just do it for fun... not 2.20! People make comments on iG and FB all the time which go unanswered. Example.... 7 Feb 2019 “down for maintenance.” It has yet to be posted on IG but on FB ppl wanna an approximate time for the outage. Common courtesy you give your users an estimated time; even if you over estimate. I gave 3 stars because I don’t have a lot of problems other ppl have. And the weekly goals are INSANE. I just think you can do a better job communicating with your users. The only communication I’ve seen is for positive feedback. Thanks
I love this game, but......
by Cindy FL on 2019/10/22 00:41
Great game, honestly, it's a great game. I love it and definitely think it was worth the upgraded ad free version. However, I have to caution people against ANY of the in-game purchases. My husband and I both have it. Guess what. He can buy power-ups for SUBSTANTIALLY fewer coins than I can buy them for. He can play the Solo games early for SUBSTANTIALLY fewer coins than I can. And when I ask support WHY? All they can say is that they occasionally try to see what works best. Well, there's no "occasionally" about it. His coins have ALWAYS bought more than my coins will buy. So...though this is a terrific game, be aware that they pick and choose which players get more "bang for their buck" as far as coins are concerned. I feel somewhat manipulated, and will NEVER actually purchase any coins. I will slowly accumulate them in the game, and purchase power-ups slower than my husband because the folks who run the games can pick and choose those who have more "buying" power. Though it's a great game, the inequality they manufacture is kinda frustrating. I do need to add, their tech support has always been helpful. That's an important part of these online games, and they do well with that.
Scammers
by Lapcat4 on 2020/07/13 22:32
I love the App but I found there are men trying to pick up women and more likely scam them for money. But last week I had a new type of scammer. It was a lady who said she just moved and wanted to make new friends. I decided to chat with her and she asked if we could chat on Google Hangouts. I am not connected to that form of social media so I told her I was on Instagram. It just got weirder and weirder. She said she knew Ellen and if I would like to appear on her show. I asked a few more questions to see where she was going with this and she actually had pictures of her with Ellen. She said she could raise 5000 for my transportation. I said I wasn’t traveling now because of the virus. The next day she asked for my SS number, Address, Email, and phone number. She was persistent and her flow of conversation would change calling me Miss and friend etc. I told her I don’t give out my SS number and blocked her on Instagram and WWF. I would have never thought this type of scam would happen on WWF so just a word of warning. I told her and the men who have appeared that I am 75 years old so that would turn some of them off! I now hope that my age would give me some wisdom.
Women Beware!!
by Capricorn011169 on 2020/01/29 04:30
Love this game been playing 9 years. In the past year there have been a buttload of foreign men starting games with me then ask to know me “more better” how’s my husband & kids? Where am I playing from? What do I do for a living? How old am I? Etc. I accept game & will answer not trying to be rude to anyone but answer in short half truths hoping they get the hint I don’t want to talk to them & I’m a single lesbian not looking for a man. Obvious by the way they talk they are not from USA but say they are or if called out they say born not in USA but currently live in USA but are working overseas and their wife usually died in car accident or cancer or they are divorced and always have at least 1 kid. I am honest with them I’m lesbian & not looking for a relationship of any kind but then they ask if I have hangouts so I made up an account with email just for that app. Once on hangouts some have said how much they love me & looking for a mom for their kid or ask for money, iTunes or google play cards or ask for my phone provider account so they can “pay with their own money” to get a phone. All I can say is WOW this is ridiculous! I report them on WWF as soon as they ask if I have hangouts.
Complaint/Review
by Snoopy4969 on 2020/04/21 04:30
I loved WWF2 prior to the most recent changes. It appears the personal part of it is being removed. I enjoyed competing against my friends I’ve been playing with and now the competition level isn’t there....what fun is it with numbers against people you don’t even know. The sport for me is gone. Also, I cannot find people I played with before without searching and searching. It is becoming as if, making it better is making it worse. Also, to play a game pretty much daily throughout the day/night and get a few tokens that don’t even allow you to have a free turn is ridiculously cheap to me and not worthy of the effort put forth. Make it worth while. I’ve been playing Scrabble for a short period of time and the rewards make it a lot of fun and makes you want to play more for those rewards. Also, for people to start a game with you just to “chat” and when you don’t or not the way they want you have to have them drag your numbers down and hold that game hostage until it expires almost two weeks later is a bit long and ahold be addressed to allow the person that declines not be punished by “losing” that game.
Fun game but...
by RegNYNJ on 2020/10/19 13:42
Fun game but... improvements can be made. The game is engaging and does connect you with friends and family but there are things that bother me. Coins, etc awarded are lacking. If I spend my time on this game (on the daily word, for example, which takes a while), I should be given more than just a few meager coins. Even the word search puzzles reward you 10 coins for 12 games. Why not at least 12? Ads are constant and overwhelming. They interrupt the flow of games and waste time. There are way too many. Time is wasted in other ways. The wait in between forming words in Duals, for example, is tedious and at times costs me the game as my opponent wins while the game is stalled. Ridiculous! Time is also depleted when we are told every little coin we have won, whether it be one or two or 10. Less updates with more info would save time, battery power and interrupt us less often. Perhaps a reward section could be used so we could check. Battery power is drained too quickly when using the app and all the ads and slowdowns already mentioned contribute to that. I hope to keep playing but wish for improvements. I do enjoy the games here but the annoyances can greatly detract from them.
Wordy review
by 219 User on 2017/11/25 15:23
I really like this game. 5+ stars for sure and more like 10 stars. The continual improvements are great and positive and have never have gone into the negative. The new game wwf's.2 has got a lot of visual improvements and I like the "new" sounds. Personally I don't like how the game repeats by showing me what the other games are or new things etc. My suggestion for that would be to put all that on the settings page. Then a person can go there to discover what's new or how many badges they have etc. rather than all that interfacing when one first starts the app. but that's just a suggestion coming from me. Other players may be totally fine with the way it is which is still pretty awesome. I couldn't at this point ever give this app/game a negative review. It's just too well designed and plays well. Thank you for the many hours of pleasure and like another reviewer said, this game really helps to learn words. I have sent in a few word suggestions that didn't get added. Not sure why but I thought I'd bring that to the developers attention. Once again, thank you very much for an outstanding app.
Only fix what is broken
by Beeber22 on 2018/03/14 10:18
Likes: I really enjoy the game and concept. I like that there are more rewards earned, but find them to be traded at a premium - I realize you want to make a profit, but you could definitely humor frequent players with a better value. Issues: My issues are with the screen design; namely the letter tray at the base of the screen often causes the screen of my iPad to go up with the swiping motion made from moving tiles to the board from the base of the screen. Despite trying not to, it happens repeatedly. The tray is nice at the bottom, but doesn’t work well with Apple’s swiping feature. Secondly, depending on whether you press on the face of the friend or on the line where the game information is recorded, determines whether you start a new game or continue play in the current game. This game option/feature is not ideally executed. I am indifferent to the visual effects of the new game design. Most people aren’t fired up about change, so gamers are skeptical when developers attempt to fix and improve on something not broken. It is generally considered a fail if after adjusting to the updated game or new version, players prefer the prior one. Moral of the story: only fix what is broken. 😊
Beware the Scammers in Chat
by Mrs.Box on 2019/12/27 03:37
Like another reviewer stated, the chat feature is annoying with random people wanting to engage in chat. They ask lots of personal questions. My experiences have revealed that most of the men who initiate chat are scammers. One in particular uses multiple profile names, but the same profile picture. Another one I had the misfortune of trusting, became very hostile and agitated when I finally figured out he was a scammer. He actually said he loved me and wanted me to be the mother of his son. And yet another one wanted me to travel to the UK to meet him. Some red flags to look for is, they have a new account, have only been playing WWF for a short period. They create new aliases and new accounts. They always want to know what you do for a living and they almost always claim to be a widower. Often times too, they have very high scores/standings because they cheat. (There are apps people use to cheat). So I no longer chat with these guys whose profiles seem suspicious to me. But as for the game .... I love playing Words and I have discovered new friends and reconnected with old friends playing Words.
Ads trap you, getting worse.
by Python_in_PJs on 2020/01/07 20:27
First off, I really enjoy the game. I’ve even been thinking about buying some coins so I can get more power ups, but the price is just a bit too much for pretend coins in a silly game. I’d probably be willing to pay about 1/5 what they charge for coins, and I’d be a repeat customer too, but it’s not quite worth it for what they’re charging currently. As for there being ads, don’t mind them, and I don’t think there are too many (it’s just 1 ad per turn, and it’s the cost of playing for free, right?). But increasingly they’ve been placing ads that have no discernible way to exit (the X is invisible or something), so when you try to get out, it magically redirects you to the App Store or some website you didn’t want to go to. I’m not talking about exiting early. I’m talking about after the ad has played, I want to be able to exit back to the game. Now they’ve got an ad that shifts the screen sideways and has no way to exit. Again, I have no problem with there being ads, and I’ve even bought things from ads on this app, but I’ll never buy something from an ad that traps me then redirects me to somewhere I don’t want to go. They should require advertisers to have a clearly visible way of exiting the ad at the end. It’s frustrating. If this is fixed my rating would go to 4 or 5 stars.
Words With Friends 2
by Dorajane76 on 2018/06/21 23:51
An outgrowth of Scrabble, this game is developing through time. Updates keep changing it, sometimes for the better, sometimes I wish they would have left a feature the way it was. Whereas Scrabble didn’t allow a dictionary on the premises and I never learned a new word, Words has its own dictionary. When you or your friend enter a word it’s meaning is given along with an oral pronunciation. This gives you an opportunity to learn vocabulary. The dictionary is in a development process, so sometimes an entry hasn’t reached its ultimate perfection. All improvements take time. A feature that I would have liked to keep was the return of letters to their original placement. If I was developing a word and it needed more tweaking to make it fit I could touch return and it came back to the bottom just as it was. An update lost that feature. Now the word comes back scrambled so that I have to take time to redo it. Much care is put into the development and execution of this game. I recommend it for anyone who wants to keep on learning in an enjoyable way.
A good game gone bad
by Robgonzo on 2018/07/12 22:12
Words with Friends is a fun game. I’ve had various versions of it since it first came out. It has a fun easy interface to use and is very intuitive. I have a lot of friends that I play with and often have at least half a dozen games going at once. The stats and rankings and records of games is cool too. My biggest complaint and the reason I rate it low is all the gewgaws, side games and challenges. I find them very annoying and distracting. They pop up after every move, telling you you’ve earned coins and challenges and seeds. It’s a pain to even open the app sometimes because you’re hit with them right away. Plus, I can’t prove it but it seems like, if you’re on a streak you start getting really bad letters. I’ve taken multiple screenshots where I’ve had nothing but sets of 2 or 3 vowels. It feels like the are pushing you to use one of the various power ups because that only started happening to me when I got the latest version of the game. Like I said I’ve been playing this game since 2010. If there were a way to turn off all the challenges and events and mystery box crap this app would get a much higher rating from me. As it is now, I only remain because I like to play and its very popular with my friends. It’s like facebook that way.
Why so buggy???
by newbhikku on 2020/03/01 22:08
This game used to be relaxing and fun to take my mind off things for awhile and then they kept tinkering and tinkering and tinkering with it - adding “levels” and “lightning play” all of which would be great if not so infuriatingly buggy. I would go on with the dozens of ways that bugs make it unplayable but these are already on dozens of forums and Facebook. As someone in IT who develops apps (yup it’s true) I can’t understand how these developers ignore the bugs. The one which finally prompted me to write this review instead of deleting the app for a week or so which is what I normally do is the levels bug that they claim is not a bug. This is one in which myself and some other very good players I know are stuck at lower levels than some very, frankly, stupid friends. You know the ones, the ones who always leave open triple word scores, never take advantage of high point letters to make high scores, whose idea of a good word is something like “broom”. How they suddenly woke up one day and got to level 20 and up while we who are killing it all the time are at levels 10-12 is mind numbing. My 75 year old grandma got to level 20 and said she has no idea what that means. Grrrrr. Anyway, done ranting. I’ll give two stars since i obviously still play for now.
Uninstalling...
by JordanZr on 2018/08/18 13:37
The amount of notifications this app produces is maddening. I don’t need 3-4 notifications a day about some in-game event. I’ve turned off all the notification settings in the game and it’s still happening. I’ve had to go into the global settings/notifications and only left ‘badge app icon’ turned on. This app would turn the screen on for my phone multiple times a day to show me a useless banner notification. I don’t care about your Eggstravaganza event and wouldn’t play it out of spite alone at this point. Not to mention the infuriatingly long tutorial based ad for final fantasy that happens EVERY time you complete a move. This is the only ad I’ve ever gotten. It’s faster to force quite the app and relaunch than work your way through the ad. The notifications even after all of my efforts to restrict them to something manageable are just too much. I’m finishing my current games and uninstalling. Edit: I received a developer response. Pity they couldn’t be bothered to read the third sentence of my review where I already went and turned off all the in game notifications. The problem is those settings didn’t stop the notifications I wanted to have stopped. Sending me a link to an FAQ to do something I already did isn’t helpful.
New update is lame
by mommamiax2 on 2018/09/22 16:25
I have been a WWF fanatic for several years. I loved the game. When the WWF2 app came out, I downloaded it and hated everything about it. The it looks like the Scrabble app (which I have never liked). The coins option is stupid, there is nothing worthwhile to purchase with them. I deleted it within a day or two, but the old app kept trying to force the new app on me! I opened my game this week only to find that it has been changed into WWF2. I hate it. It pushes playing one on one with the game, it’s play back is ridiculous, not even slightly a challenge. It forced the one on one on me so many times, I played it in the hopes that it will stop forcing it on me. The new graphics are confusing, too much garbage on the screen. I just want to play scrabble with my friends. I don’t need flashy garbage. I can’t find my games half the time. When I won a game, I chose the option to play them again at the end of the game. I started the new challenge, and it tried to force me to start another one again with the same person. Not sure how much longer I will be playing this app anymore. You’ve ruined it. No longer about challenging your mind and your friends and now is all about flashy graphics, stupid ads, and worthless coins that buy you nothing of value. Epic failure on Zynga. Give us back the OG WWF!!!!
LONELY HEARTS CLUB WWF?
by Midgettwife on 2020/03/12 12:35
This game used to be fun. This game used to be just about playing with friends, and maybe I’d get the occasional request from a stranger, and that would be okay also. The ads and game rewards have always been annoying and that hasn’t gotten any better, but that has taken a back seat to the dating site that this game has seemed to become overnight. It’s seriously ruining the whole experience for me. At first I would accept the chat only to be grilled about everything from my marital status to my religion. I appreciate the mute button but it’s not enough. There has to be some way to set some sort of privacy settings so these men can’t bother women who don’t want to be bothered to begin with. It’s become really creepy. Can we maybe accept them as friends first before ruining our stats and innundating our games with lonely men looking to hook up, who then abandon the game when you ignore them? If it weren’t for the real friends I play with and the good games I have with other women, I frankly would ditch this all together. This game gives me the creeps every time I sign in. These pathetic men have sucked the fun right out of the game, and so have you, for allowing this to continue, despite all the complaints. Shame on WFF for ruining a perfectly good game.
Addictive and educational.
by Lemony-Limey on 2018/10/04 23:54
Besides the fact that there’s an ad for every word you play and you have to pay $9.99 for every 30 days of no ads, this game is addictive and I’m really learning....like a LOT. So much so, its not even about winning for me. I accept matches with people who have been playing 10x as long as me, who I know will beat me, just to watch them and see how they play and learn from them AND learn new words. I’m obsessed with the lightning round as well. This game is amazing. I played the old version a few years ago and obviously it didn’t impact me because I never re-downloaded it. This new version is quite a renovation. I love it! There are some glitches. Like sometimes the ’x’ that allows you to exit out of the ad doesn’t show up and I have to close and re-open the app. A lot of the ads have fake a ’x’, too. If you don’t catch it, it tricks you into clicking the ad and opens a new window. Thats annoying and deceptive. I really wish there was a one-time fee to remove ads. I really don’t want to pay $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free ”bundle.” Sounds like a subscription to me but it’s advertised as a ”bundle.” Every rose has its thorn. :D
Great game! Horrible ads!!!!!!!
by MrHOpus on 2018/01/20 01:51
The game is great. But there should be an option to pay for ad free. The old version had this. We loved that version and resisted moving to the new game for that very reason. Had I not been forced to upgrade to a newer phone that will not run the old version, I would still be very happy with that one. However, since being forced to use the newer version, I have found it to be an enjoyable improvement. I love the sounds and some of the options like hindsight, but they are not worth the insufferable, loud apps that auto play after the game sometimes. I don’t even mind the ads that promote other possible games I might like. But the video ads are the worst thing. I can’t mute my phone quickly enough, and the is no mute option. It is annoying enough that I will just quit playing at all during the hours that those ads show up. Plus, some of them have a “skip” option that just doesn’t work. I guess if you make the skip button small enough it gets folks to accidentally click through to whatever that is it keeps taking me to and they somehow profit from errant clicks even though I immediately dismiss that other page and go right back to the game. A good move would be to offer the “pay to play ad free” option, or at the very least eliminate the video ads.
I have a suggestion!🌟🌟💫
by 5 stars for Word Cookies!❤️ on 2017/11/16 22:26
If this suggestion is bad, please don’t give me hate. Anyway, I had a dream a few nights ago, where on Words With Friends, you could create a game, and there would be a chance of you getting a board with a special spot on the board to put a letter on. On that spot you can only put an N. Now, you can put other letters on it, but it wouldn’t count for the bonus. Right under that special N spot is a regular spot, and then under that spot is another spacial N spot. To get the full bonus, you put another N on the second N spot. Now, this seems hard. What would the special bonus be? Is it worth it? The special bonus is: each N spot counts for 1 quadruple word score. You only get the score if there is an N in that spot. If an N is on both spots, your word is x8. And that’s not all, once you play the word you will get free 5 Swap+’s. I will let Words With Friends choose where they want to put these spots, if this is a good idea. P.S. Sorry if my review name is 5 stars for Word Cookies, I used it for another review and it won’t let me change it.
Words with Friends
by Joanie Honey on 2020/04/26 17:29
I love to play, but I have some complaints. You have made the weekly challenge too difficult and it’s not worth it. It was nice when it was 7000 or so, but raising it to over 13,000 is over the top. After achieving this goal several times, the rewards are pathetic compared to other events. I no longer care about getting there. When are you going to finish this new dictionary that you have been updating? for years??? You allow words that I can’t find in any other dictionary and ignore words that are real. Why Is Texas allowed but no other state. Why is some obscure town or river in some faraway country ok, but not all rivers in the U.S. or other modern countries. Everybody calls raccoons, coons, except you, as an example of my frustration. Why are French words and other foreign words acceptable, but most Spanish words are not accepted? You started awarding me magnifying glasses a few months ago with no icon to use them. Magically they appeared on my games 2 days ago. I have 99+ that I could have been using. I love the word challenge and the monthly challenge. Also I like the flash challenges.
Game is screwed up on my ipad
by Selvish on 2020/02/18 19:25
Every time I go to play on my ipad, the game is not formatted correctly. I go to hit the drop down for rewards and it drops and goes right back up, so I can’t click anything in it. So I uninstall, then reinstall and it works. Next time I go to play, in the same day, it’s not formatted correctly again! I have to uninstall/reinstall like EVERY TIME I PLAY! My iPad is current and up to date. I am connected to wifi. I try to send them a note to explain, even have screen shots of the weirdness, but in the messaging part in the help section, it WONT LET ME ATTACH MY PICS! Then they make all these suggestions which I have done already, and ask me to send pics, and I literally just told them it won’t let me. I do, in fact, know how to attach pics, and when I say it won’t let me, it won’t let me! I’m not an idiot! (Well, maybe I am, because I keep playing and it’s so friggin frustrating!). Works fine on my iphone, but not iPad. ALSO, I never get the “pop-up” events on my iPad. They are only available on iphone. Same with the new purple coins where if you click it, it suggests where to play and highlights the letters to use to make the word. Those NEVER SHOW UP ON MY IPAD, but are there and available to use on my iphone. WHAT THE FRICK IS GOING ON? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TO WWF2
New version limits extras
by snowlake14 on 2017/11/21 00:59
While there are some good things about the new version of the game, I’ve noticed after a couple weeks of using it that it’s much harder to get coins, which can then be used to use additional features like hindsight, etc. In the old version of the game the daily bonus was 15 coins, which allowed for at least one “extra” feature to be purchased. The new daily gift is usually only 2 coins—not even enough to buy one hindsight. So since this new version has been released I’ve noticed I have way fewer opportunities to use the extra features like hindsight, which I miss. While I do play this game pretty much daily, I often don’t play enough in a week to complete the challenge, which provides 100 coin bonus. Also, the new solo challenge is fun, but once you complete the challenge you can no longer play until the next solo challenge is released, which I hope is changed. Why not let the player rematch with the computer challengers even after they’ve beaten them once? But in general the game is really fun and I’m glad the developers are working to improve it all the time.
Sad
by marksd51 on 2018/01/02 02:15
I have to login and logout all the time in order to get messages between people that I play with on the game. It tends to freeze a lot. It’s not a very smooth game or well-developed app. It’s getting really annoying to have to login logout login just to get messages because someone is playing on a different device a kindle to be exact. Stop with the fancy upgrades and make it more simple basic I love playing this game and keeping in contact with friends but you can’t message them if they’re on a different device it’s really annoying and I do agree that they won’t respond of this. Come on developers you’re smart people right figure this out dumb down the game make it simple get your graphics better get the color of the game better so you can actually see what you’re doing. How come every time I have to login I have to go through and delete the games I’ve already deleted that’s annoying once I deleted them they should stay off the game it’s annoying fix it I know you told me in the past it’s all on your servers will get it figured out so I don’t have to keep going through a whole process just to play one game. Now I can’t login it won’t connect to the server one thing after the other this for real I just want to play words with friends with my friends
Love playing it, but not looking at it
by Levans8371 on 2017/12/09 06:19
I do very much enjoy the game. Not only is it a fun way to learn, keep your mind active and challenge yourself, it also helps you stay in touch with friends and family. I may go a week or two not communicating with others if left to initiate conversations on my own. But, I definitely don’t skip taking my turn every day and sending off a quick message using the in game chat feature. Thank you for providing that option. Personal preference, but I do not like the new version, WWF2. The colors, graphics, etc., feel more like a kids game than a game for intelligent adults. I don’t give a rip about some strangers high score or what the popular words are. Put these somewhere else if you must have them. I prefer that space to be used for in game stats like words played and definitions. These two areas should take up the entire column. If you feel you must keep other stats then make them relevant to me. Show high scores for my friends so I can congratulate them, or track the highest scoring word for the current game rather than saving it until the end.
I lost my account and what’s up with theses scammers??
by JJake87 on 2018/12/12 18:58
What’s going on with WWF? I lost all my games and my account too. I had to start over and I’ve been playing some people for years and years. Luckily i was able to find a few and I now have a whole new list of people to play. NOW...here’s my problem every day I’m getting 3 sometimes 4 players that are the”scammers”. They all have the same story. Work for Exxon Mobil, are widowers or divorced wit a child that’s in boarding school and are quite insistent that i download “hangouts”. I’ve said no and they still try. I’ve been taking screenshots of them seeing as there are quite a few. I even played their game and tried to scam the scammer. Today i decided not to let them go on so i said “Let me guess, you work in the oil field, you’re a widower, you have a child and would like to get to know me better on hangouts. Ive actually seen your pic on a forum all about you scammers” And just like that he disappeared. But guess what? I have another trying now. They’re relentless.
The game is okay but...
by AMechelle24 on 2018/07/16 21:37
The game is fun to play and keeps me busy but a few things need to be changed. I think that you should give people two minutes to play back in a game. Some people take longer that 2 days to play back and it gets aggravating because if you are playing a game like Scrabble which is similar to Words With Friends you should play as if you are playing it with an actual board right next to you. So if you were playing the game in real life you wouldn’t take longer than 2 days to play. Another thing that needs to change about the game is the fact that you can’t unfriend somebody because sometimes i start games with people i don’t know and think that i’m about to play a good game but if i play with someone i expect them to play back and forth with me, not come back five days later with a 55 point word and also some people always stay number one in the standings without giving anyone else a chance to be #1, not even for a day. By the way, i am specifically talking about: Owensbigrob44 and Annie🎶 Overall, the game is fun and keeps be busy and also teaches me some new words. Great game, but some things need to change.
Great game
by LarryLuv21 on 2020/01/22 07:42
I dislike the chat app!!! For some people this is a dating site. It is not. I do see you put up a mute option but I agree with the first review from “anthy “ as bd we are not trying to be rude but I just want to play the game not hook up with complete strangers . The ads are ridiculous. Too many. I first started this game in 2012 with no ads. Now we pay to get rid of ads for just 30 days or watch the same ads over and over every turn. I had become so disgusted with the chatting I put everybody I play on “mute conversation “ because the predators are real!! Just remove the chat option. Not needed. Honestly take a vote on the game and I can guarantee the true players want it gone like me! There is Snapchat or tinder for those purposes. I see you say you have new game events? My version of words which is words 2 does not get these options of a new game wheel, new challenges? My computer is upgraded but not this game. Unless I need a new version? Please consider these option words people so we can play a game instead of watching ads or blocking people etc.... just a thought!
Excessive Ads
by SuprKity2DRescue on 2018/01/15 07:33
Every SINGLE play you do you get an ad right after without fail. I have an iPhone 8 and often times the ad will freeze my game forcing me to force close or mess up the screen, forcing me to force close as well. I don’t have this issue with any other app on my phone, even with games way bigger. I get they want to make money and it’s free, but the ads are SO annoying. You are bombarded with apps constantly and honestly I never do this, but I’d be willing to pay a $1 just to remove them. Aside from that it’s easy to use and easy to play without making in app purchases. Get rid of the excessive ads or allow us a way to remove them altogether and it’s a 5 Star game. As of right now though I’m debating on just deleting it because the ads are frustrating and often mess up what could be a quick game. This might as well be called Ads with Friends 2 because you’re going to spend 95% of the time watching them, failing at closing them, or having to reload the game. The in app transactions offer an unfair advantage to people with $$ and the AI clearly always have better letters than you to encourage spending, I can ignore all of that if you just take out your ridiculous amount of ads. Somebody must be in crippling debt in that company or something.
Disappointed
by Bejeweled Leslie on 2020/10/05 15:43
I love this game, but I don’t like the changes that happened in the past few weeks. First of all, I can’t watch any ads at all to earn extra coins. I used to be able to watch 10 ads per day to earn 30 coins. Not any more. When playing solo challenge, I used to be able to watch an ad a few times to advance to the next challenger. Not any more. When playing Duels, it used to cost me 10 coins to refill 3 plays, now it costs 20. And at least 30% of the time the game is so laggy, it keeps saying “loading my board”! By the time I get to take my turn, my opponent is way ahead of me or I lose my coin altogether. My last complaint is the daily word play. There is NO WAY anyone can hit 249 points in 3 plays—I can get to 200 at best. Before, I could watch an ad to earn 3 more turns, but now when I tap on “watch ad” it says I’m sorry, you have played all the boards available for the day. How can 3 boards be the max??? I’m really frustrated!!! Now today, the Duel games are completely gone. They’re so fun when they work. Totally bummed.... Update: they fixed the quick play duels and I can play them again! YAY!
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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MOBILE WORD GAMES is better and smarter than ever before! words with friends 2 comes with a plethora of word games and word puzzles to play with friends while training your brain! Connect with loved ones, expand your vocabulary, and show off your spelling bee skills as you search for the highest scoring word in this beloved free word game. words with friends 2 is the ultimate in word puzzle and crossword games! It is free to play, but difficult to master! Sometimes staying in touch is as simple as playing the perfect word. Download one of the most engaging, free word games and play words with friends 2 today! May the Best Friend Win.™ CREATE A GAME ► The word games showdown starts here. Challenge your friends and family members who love crossword puzzles and word puzzle games to play, or use Smart Match to find your perfect word puzzle opponent. Search for the highest scoring words on the board and fill in the crossword style puzzle! BOOST YOUR WORD GAME IN SOLO CHALLENGE ► Play against themed WordMaster characters to test and improve your spelling, vocabulary and word skills in this word puzzle ladder. Stay sharp, because as you move up, the word games get tougher and the WordMasters get harder to beat. COMPETE IN LIGHTNING ROUND ► Collaborative meets competitive gameplay in this new, fast team mode. Play on a team of 5 players, and face off in a match to play your best words in this crossword style puzzle and be the fastest to score the most points! SWITCH IT UP WITH WORD WHEEL ► Do you love crossword puzzles? Do anagrams get your brain wheels turning? Challenge your brain and play solo in this brand NEW, easy-to-play, limited time text twist Mini-game event to unlock a free Mystery Box. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN WITH DAILY GOALS ► Step up your word puzzle game! Complete daily goals to train your brain and earn rewards varying in size based on the difficulty of the goal. CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORD STYLE ► Show off your word game persona and play word puzzles with flair by customizing through Tile Styles and Profile Frames! COMPLETE WEEKLY CHALLENGES AND COLLECT UNIQUE BADGES ► Play your best words in the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges. Collect them all and display them proudly in your badge case. LEARN NEW WORDS WITH THE DICTIONARY ► Our Dictionary is ever-evolving with over 50,000 new words inspired by our players and pop culture. With the word list being updated every day, there is always a new word to play and nothing stopping you from being the ultimate word game master! PLAY WORDS AT FULL SPEED WITH QUICK PLAY EVENTS! ► The brain train is moving at full speed! Check out Quick Play, the new home for competitive minigames and word puzzles such as Duels! Tap on over to the Events tab to learn more. --- words with friends 2 is a free word game, but you can play without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased either Words With Friends Pro or no third-party ads in the original Words With Friends word game on any mobile device. Be sure to log in with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Word puzzles aficionado? Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on word game news, contests, polls and other fun stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends Step up your word game and play one of the most fun, social word puzzle games on mobile! Download words with friends 2 today! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.
Words with no definition
by FunV3 on 2020/10/21 16:01
Getting too many words with no definition. How are you supposed to compete with that? And now words that were accepted are no longer. Just stick to actual words. Not just random letters.
The ads are unbearable, not worth it
by waterspicket on 2020/10/21 14:16
You can upgrade for the low low price of $9.99.... for 30 days ad free. When your 30 days are up you can either be bombarded with obnoxious ads every 15 seconds or pay yet another $9.99. I deleted this ad and am not looking back.
Keeps my brain sharp
by DobbieClaus on 2020/10/21 14:06
I love playing words. The men with their pickup lines is ridiculous. I wish you could stop that part. I’ve been having a lot of problems with not getting rewards lately. Also the way to change tiles at the top of the screen is gone. I can’t change tiles from the other place either. I noticed several bugs lately. I hope you get them worked out soon.
Used to be great, now garbage
by Chris L (unsatisfied customer) on 2020/10/21 13:46
First they changed the list of valid words which is ridiculous, and then they made a faulty update that causes the game to crash every time I play lightning round. Used to be a fun game, now a complete waste of time. Words that used to be valid no longer are, and it crashes constantly. Wish I could leave zero stars.
Bad and gettin worse-AD click bait and bad dictionary
by adshred on 2020/10/21 12:08
Can’t use the word dumpster? Ads that won’t go away, I have to restart the app. Now double ads each play. Game is going down the tubes.
Bought the paid app years ago
by RonFellows on 2020/10/21 11:29
Please stop trying to promote micro transactions at every opportunity. I don’t care about power ups, cheats, stickers or whatever. I just want to play the original game. Can I do that? Do you need more money from me so I can skip the prize box screen after almost every turn?
Give us our words and videos back!!
by Chase fan on 2020/10/21 05:02
Used to be able to watch videos to get coins in the daily calendar. Can’t do that anymore. Also can’t watch a video to play the next person in the solo challenge anymore. And used to be able to play certain words like SEQ, now they’re not acceptable. WHAT’S GOING ON? PLEASE FIX!
Odd ads/characters
by 52yrAmy on 2020/10/21 04:59
The game is good. But if I had young children or teenagers, I wouldn’t want them to play on this app. The solo challenge characters each week are super dark spirited. The ads for this game tend to end with a “you’re a loser”, or some kind of depressing game you should play to “save Sally’s depressing life”. (Including one where it shows her showing her boyfriend/husband a pregnant test and he gets in the car and drives away fast. She, in turn, accidentally lights a fire and cuts down a tree that falls on her house, making her cry. I’m not a prude. But every time I see one of these ads, I think that something is wrong here.
Words gone?
by Da Gunslinger on 2020/10/21 04:02
Lots and lots of words have been invalidated. It’s like cancel culture at Zynga!
What’s up with the dictionary??
by 051190 on 2020/10/21 03:51
I have enjoyed this game, and have played on and off, for years. Generally speaking, I’ve found the word accepted as valid to be consistent. Within the last week or two, however, the game has lost at least hundreds of words that it used to accept. Perhaps a recent patch screwed up the dictionary? Until it’s fixed, there’s no rhyme or reason to what words the game will accept and what it won’t accept. Save your energy and frustration, and wait for the next patch.
Drives me crazy!
by Ponytech on 2020/10/21 02:55
I liked the game when I first started playing, but this game accepts more and more words that aren’t really words and they’ll accept a word then a month later take it off the list of acceptable words. What the heck! And in the chat they won’t let you write words that may be offensive. You can use them in the game but not in the chat. That’s just “crap”! (One of the words not allowed in chat). I could go on and on!
What’s going on with Words?
by Clonish on 2020/10/21 02:52
Been playing for years, but since the last update the game is unusable. Takes several minutes to launch, keeps freezing at the loading icon, on the occasion it progresses to showing current games, it freezes again and/or crashes out completely. Have not been able to play a word for ages. Come on Zynga.
Double Download?
by Mima_Cbreez on 2020/10/21 01:39
App got stuck so I deleted and reinstalled. Now it downloads 2 apps to my phone. When I signed in, it was a whole new account with none of my stats or playing history. Let me know when this is fixed. My opponents probably frustrated now .
Je no longer a word?
by szqy on 2020/10/21 01:20
How come je is no longer a word as of 10/18/20? It’s listed as a valid word on the scrabble cheat sheet?
Bugs and many steps backwards
by SuckitTrebek34 on 2020/10/21 00:56
Used to be addicted to this game. The new app freezes, shuts down, constantly tries to offer/push you more “games” even with the people you’re already playing with, has too many bugs to enjoy. What happened with this? Used to be enjoyable.
BIG mistake!
by NYC Lulu on 2020/10/21 00:26
i have played this game almost every day for years and really enjoyed it. i am about to find out just how addicted I am because since adding constant interruptions, selling your other games, mostly mindless, it's impossible to enjoy any longer. So, at least you have made it easy to break a time-consuming habit. bye-bye. btw, whoever had this idea should be fired.
You took away more than 200 points.
by trw914 on 2020/10/20 23:20
I had well over 1100 points. This afternoon- you took away the games I was playing, and the people I was playing. Why? Hate the game now. Used to play every day, several times a day. Why did you ruin it. Very angry
Changing dictionaries?!
by Ridgmaria on 2020/10/20 22:39
Zynga needs to stop changing dictionaries. Words keep disappearing from their version even though they are still in every dictionary you look at online, including the official scrabble dictionary! This is just frustrating and a useless change unless their goal is to frustrate their players!
Trucker
by Hemi4x4 on 2020/10/20 22:34
I’ve been playing this since 2012 but it seems women try asking for money or gift cards ! Chat is ok , but ask for a google card ?
Words With Friends 2
by Spal9697 on 2020/10/20 22:29
Words with Friends 2 is very enjoyable. However, people who download this app should be aware of the large number of scammers who play. Apparently Zynga can do nothing about it. Just be alert! #2 I am trying to report someone for abuse, he is the biggest scammer on the site and Report Abuse never works. Why have it?? All you have to do is google scammer photos and so many players on WWF are there! I would like to receive a reply to this comment! I don’t know when I wrote this, but I have never received a response. There are so many men impersonating military officers, which I consider the ultimate abuse and there is no way to report it as the Report Abuse still doesn’t and never has worked. I find it just as abusive that no one ever responds to me or at least fixes it! 10/20/2020 Still never received a response. Very rude! And now WWF has decided not to accept words previously accepted. What is going on?? I think I would now give it 0 stars!
Who dat
by hodar jr. on 2020/10/20 21:41
Great game but few things I could live with out. When you play without the cheats , word radar and new tiles without loosing a turn, and you do not know if the other person is using the cheats, the game is unfair. The other person may or may not tell you they are using the cheats. Should show on the game board if they are using the cheats. It’s more challenging to not use the cheats. I like to play the game not have the computer play the game for me. All these awards and levels are very annoying. Who gives a rip! Should be able to opt out. Other than that it’s a great game .
Frustrating
by Maddtt on 2020/10/20 21:21
I love this game, but me & a few of my family members are having issues with the game freezing up. It’s crazy. We’ve tried reinstalling a few times, it doesn’t help. The only way to get it to work again is to reboot my phone, which is ridiculous & frustrating. Please fix this soon or you’re going to lose some players!
Disappointed.
by Mistercoty on 2020/10/20 19:41
This game used to be fun but now it’s a pain. The app is freezing up and I’m not getting my notifications.
What happened to valid words?
by bikracer on 2020/10/20 19:27
I have been playing this game for a long time on my iPad and my iPhone. I have purchased both versions. Now all of a sudden the words “je” and “seq” are no longer recognized as words! They have always been recognized and are still recognized on my iPhone. They are words! Put them back! Edited: Now coq is missing, how many other valid words am I going to find are missing? There are many reviews other than mine with the same complaint!!! PUT THEM BACK!
What happened
by George,jr. on 2020/10/20 19:21
I have been playing Words for many years, reached level 21 or 22. I changed providers, got a new phone and I'm back to level 1, no status and the game is locked up? HELP!
Two sets of rules!!!!
by Abqdd on 2020/10/20 18:26
Loved this game, but support staff is hopeless....every time I question WHY some things are so inequitable (ex. Player somehow drops a game when I am winning but seems to not be penalized...the whole game just disappears!) they never offer satisfying answers. Recently I was forced to upgrade to submit a question, and discovered I am now limited by the “Oxford” dictionary: many of the short 2 or 3 letter words are no longer allowed that I used frequently! BUT the really egregious outcome is the opponent I am currently playing can still use these words. Has really hampered my scores and a huge handicap. Have quit playing opponents and just stick to the quick games that don’t have a lot of strategy. Very, very disappointing.
Too many long ads
by PlayingInScottsdale on 2020/10/20 16:24
I am just sick of all the ads and they are so long. I timed one and it was 50 seconds! Are you guys that desperate to get people to download your games?
Beware Fake profiles and scammers
by create1 on 2020/10/20 15:35
I enjoy playing this game, but the fake profiles of men is getting to be too much. It’s very obvious to tell when they start a new game with you. They usually have a photo of a handsome man, then place tiles for short, easy words. After a play or 2 they start the chat. “Hello dear, how’s the weather over there?” I always confront them, then they resign the game and delete it. I’ve even gotten angry chats, telling me I’m mean if I don’t reply. Something’s got to change with this app.
Words with friends.
by lmpossiblity on 2020/10/20 15:22
This isn’t about anything that you did wrong, I got an iPhone 11 and somehow, all my virtual badges went away. How can I get them back? I think I had over 250 of them! Any suggestions? Thank you.
Freezes
by koach1 on 2020/10/20 15:10
App freezes TOO much and TOO many ads
Freezes
by Sick of this app sheesh on 2020/10/20 14:48
Game freezes after every play. About done with this app
Words missing again
by Henryk's Mom on 2020/10/20 14:17
Words like JE, BU, SEQ, ESQ. Trying to re download again but it's not working. Words still missing. Other people can use them. It isn't fair.
Beware of size
by scrob... on 2020/10/20 13:40
This app takes up 178 MB, however the Documents & Data on my iPad is up to 16.46 GB! And my iPad only has 32 GB! Insane!
I have utter contempt for the programmers
by Dejoslat on 2020/10/20 13:37
People who lie for a living are the lowest.
Words with Friends 2
by Snake guy's wife on 2020/10/20 13:10
I have been playing WWF for years and upgraded to 2 after getting tired of seeing the constant reminders. I do not like the sticky menu and the constant push message to add one. Even worse are the errors/failures. Multiple times the Solo Challenge has failed to award bonus points. The time challenge flash event will not allow you to play at all while opponent reaches 150 while you could not play a single letter. My biggest complaint is the failure to be consistent on accepted words. Where “je” and “di” had been accepted, they no longer are. Other words in the accompanying dictionary are not accepted, “coq” for example. Bizarre words like “aida” which the dictionary lists as a plural from the Asturian language(seriously) are accepted.
New issue
by jm2861 on 2020/10/20 12:41
For the last two weeks each time a puzzle ad comes up the game freezes - for hours - with no way out. I assumed this would be caught by the techs and fixed but it’s still happening. Please address this very annoying glitch!
Advertisements
by louie9217 on 2020/10/20 12:27
I like playing this game but lately there are ads that I can’t X out of. There is no way to continue to play until I get all the way out of the game and then back in! It’s really AGGRAVATING!! Take ALL ads out of the game!!
Excellent dropping to Good
by KTech4 on 2020/10/20 11:35
I’ve always given five stars and played for many years. I bought the ad free version years ago. Plus I buy coins time to time to support developers and enjoy the fun game perks like swap. What happened to the short version? Why can’t we select that option any more when challenging friends? After playing that as my preferred choice, (several friends miss it too) I find the regular version long and boring. So I play mostly lightning rounds then get hit on by a stream of lonely guys who don’t even bother to play. It’s tedious declining game requests but better than engaging in a lame game. Please bring back the short version. Thanks!
Boring...
by iamhobmania on 2020/10/20 10:14
This game has gotten so boring. Who cares about the color tiles?? I’d rather get coins. I only play with 2 friends now. Honestly, play Pokémon Go way more than this game...
Great game
by AvidFan55 on 2020/10/20 09:11
Really love this game a lot. Not happy about the revisions in the latest upgrade though. The game layout was perfect before, now, not so much. The fonts and the board are more difficult to see and read, as is the tile bag. The new autocorrect in the dictionary is driving me crazy, as well as the fact that it no longer shows the last word played. This game was so intuitively ingenious before. Why mess with a really good thing?
simplify— put it back
by bjk1992 on 2020/10/20 08:51
The game “improvements” over the past year are NOT improvements. 1. Can’t watch bonus ads for free coins any more—why not? Please stop being cheap! (this feature seems to come and go) 2. Ads between games often don’t load correctly for the first few days after their release, leaving a black screen. You have to close the app and restart it. Please do not release new ads that paralyze our app! 3. Many ads are offensive and inappropriate for audiences: situation games about sex, ads for rated R movies, games involving mass murder, lingerie ads, etc. This is supposed to be a game for all ages. Stop feeding garbage to us, please! 4. All the popup notifications (ex: “you played all the letters”) slow down playing time and are just annoying. I would rather just play the game as it was designed. Keep it simple, please. 5. The Profile notifications never go away: no matter what I try, I still have notifications—17 right now, to be exact. And, when you do look at a notification (like leveling up), it takes forever for it to finish its “dance” and awarding. 6. Most of the tile color/design changes make it too difficult to see or concentrate. They are hard on the eyes. 7. When you finish a game and start a rematch, the forward arrow to advance to the next game actually takes you BACK to the game you just finished, thus requiring extra steps to go to the main screen and start over. Surely this is an easy bug to fix? 8. I have everything turned off that I can but I am still getting regular suggestions for games with “friends”. Please stop. If I want more games, I will search for them. 9. This game has so many players; please stop being so GREEDY. Offer a one-time, low-cost option for a premium, ad-free version with options to buy the power-ups. You will still make a TON of money. The game was much better and simpler years ago. We do not need thrills and chills to play a word game. This is not an extreme sport. Please consider simplifying. Please do not be so cheap/greedy. Thank you.
Ads
by Tjsunderman on 2020/10/20 06:51
So many ads.
Arbitrary choices
by deebee aka gutentag on 2020/10/20 04:37
Qazi is s word and u dont allow it but you allow rubbish like vip and dui...also idiot words like hote ! Which has no goddamn meaning ! Getting sick to death of this peurile arbitrary crap ! Get real And why after allowing amie and ami goy ages is it now not ok This game has become really stupid How can you allow RIN as a word when its acronym for royal indian navy which is ridiculous ! Then you discontinued tons of things that were allowed earlier Total rubbish happening w this game
Issues
by IronRanger86 on 2020/10/20 04:01
I love this game so much, but the last few days my games have been freezing up. I’ve restarted my phone, which doesn’t help and I’ve deleted the app and re-installed it. It works for a few days and the process starts all over again.
Word games
by Marykatediane on 2020/10/20 02:14
I love scrabble with friends. My vocabulary is great.
Ruining a Good Game
by Jones2232 on 2020/10/20 00:01
1. Stickers. Irritating. This isn’t preschool. 2. Game freezes constantly. 3. Adding too much junk that bogs the game down. 4. WWF dictionary is becoming ludicrous. Too many proper nouns are accepted (example: Cory, Bedouin, Denver) 5. Some days certain words work, other days they don’t (example: Ja, Je, Za, Xes, Di) Developers have added so much junk to this app they can’t even manage the actual game part. Glad I paid for this app ten years ago when it was $0.99 because it’s certainly not worth it today.
Annoying men trying to use this as a dating site👎
by Volcano96785 on 2020/10/19 23:47
I’m playing WWF because I like it. If I wanted to meet men for dating, I’d go on Tinder or whatever. Also, I wish you would close the games after 5 days of no plays; I don’t like to “lose” because I finally resign to make more slots to play someone else.
Solicitations and buggy
by agabriel25 on 2020/10/19 23:14
It’s hard to give anything but 1 star when half the requests you get to play are from fake accounts who harass you to chat. Then there is the buggy issues with quick play. In between plays, you get “loading board” while your competitors keep racking up points. This app seems to focus more and bombarding you with adds than making it fun and work properly.
Crash
by intimidator3rob on 2020/10/19 23:13
Your game keeps crashing on me when I’m playing the quick play events. Then it will not give me back my ticket that was lost as a result of the crash. It’s done this multiple times and is ruining my game.
Irritating!!!
by GritKnitz on 2020/10/19 22:25
Suddenly words appear to count that were never considered valid before. Then just as suddenly words become invalid. In one game I had JE on the board, counted as valid. When I tried to play it in another game, it was invalid. Also di and bu. Which is it? And why can’t you use a dictionary and count a word as a word and quit changing it around!!!
Update
by sawrepairman on 2020/10/19 21:07
I don’t like the new update. It is weird. JB Update 10/19/20:Now it won’t take DI. It’s in the dictionary and it is short for drill instructor.
Ads freezing after every play
by Little Miss Rio on 2020/10/19 17:03
Fix the frozen ads ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THE FREEZING ADS EVERYONE IS TELLING YOU ABOUT??????????
Ad free play
by Westridge Audio on 2020/10/19 16:23
So, I went to go purchase the ad free play for 9.99. But it only stops the ads for 30 days? Then I have to pay another 9.99 again?? That’s ridiculous.
HANGING ADS
by Emeraldlady987 on 2020/10/19 15:37
Love this game, it works ok (I would LOVE to buy an ad-free version) BUT the since Oct 15, 2020 - several annoying ads are HANGING UP FREEZING UP. The only way out is to close and restart the app. SURE WISH THEY WOULD MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT ADS OR FIX THIS ISSUE. SUPER annoying.
Algorithms
by Snuck1 on 2020/10/19 14:47
Recently, WWF updated the algorithm used to set and adjust the weekly goal. My goal started jumping 1000 points a week. I didn’t make goal several weeks in a row. It slowly started dropping. Each time I succeeded, I was punished with another 1000 point jump. After letting it drop to below 1000, I made goal. The next week it more than doubled!!! When I wrote to the help desk, I was told that they raise the goal to encourage more play. Epic failure in doubling my goal. I now play the game less.
Fun game but...
by RegNYNJ on 2020/10/19 13:42
Fun game but... improvements can be made. The game is engaging and does connect you with friends and family but there are things that bother me. Coins, etc awarded are lacking. If I spend my time on this game (on the daily word, for example, which takes a while), I should be given more than just a few meager coins. Even the word search puzzles reward you 10 coins for 12 games. Why not at least 12? Ads are constant and overwhelming. They interrupt the flow of games and waste time. There are way too many. Time is wasted in other ways. The wait in between forming words in Duals, for example, is tedious and at times costs me the game as my opponent wins while the game is stalled. Ridiculous! Time is also depleted when we are told every little coin we have won, whether it be one or two or 10. Less updates with more info would save time, battery power and interrupt us less often. Perhaps a reward section could be used so we could check. Battery power is drained too quickly when using the app and all the ads and slowdowns already mentioned contribute to that. I hope to keep playing but wish for improvements. I do enjoy the games here but the annoyances can greatly detract from them.
What’s going on?
by Tmmkferg on 2020/10/19 13:39
Have been playing this game for years but something is going on. Ads are coming up that are freezing the game! So annoying. Also, rewards are getting harder to accumulate. I don’t care about ink! Go back to more coins and more bonuses. I play a lot so that should be our reward! Please fix this stuff!
Bad
by cencorship on 2020/10/19 13:29
I hate it, every time you play a word it goes to an ad, then it freezes and doesn’t let you out of it. It never did that before. I guess they don’t want you to play.
Love the game BUT...
by Cobybeach on 2020/10/19 13:04
The side games are all designed to make you pay for swaps, etc. I refuse. Just a little heads up- when you play the word masters, they give you either all vowels or NO vowels, and the computer plays so that you have no moves. It used to be enjoyable, but now even the easiest use this biorhythm, and it’s lost it’s fun. It’s now just about making you spend money.
I love this game but...
by Shonari on 2020/10/19 12:38
I love this game, its way better than scrabble but geez so many popups. And I'm not talking ads. I'm talking about the popups for mystery boxes and word completions and badges and... Sigh. It's just too much. And they aren't quick. They are slow and obtrusive, when you just wanna play you have to sit through these alerts. I don't even give a crap about these prizes and power ups. They detract from the game completely. At least give us the option to turn off these prize alerts or whatever they are.
Some Words are not acceptable anymore
by bayiik on 2020/10/19 12:27
I found some words not acceptable anymore lik JA, JE, AMI, LOQ and so many more. Those words are used to be acceptable. Please fix it.
Ad are suddenly locking up the game
by BugMeSteph on 2020/10/19 10:27
Recently ads were added that freeze. I’ve gotta close and reopen the app. Very frustrating because I’m getting used to waiting after each AND every move. But now this is just another reason not to get 5 stars. Love the game...every time you hit PLAY ANOTHER ad!! Wayyyyy to frustrating! $10 a MONTH! Your not showtime/Apple music etc.
Doesn’t recognize the word “England”
by Tor-up on 2020/10/19 09:47
Needs major overhaul. Just played for about two weeks using English words for the crosswords and was denied using the word “England”. The country the language is named after. However, it allows words that have no definitions yet in English. Go figure😞
So much has changed
by Sassy1_2U on 2020/10/19 07:57
I have been playing this game for years. I purchased the ad-free game when they first started (it was like $2.99 for a lifetime of free ads) It started off simple. But then they started adding certain challenges... great. But it used to be that you could watch videos for coins, or earn a lot of coins for challenges.... now you can’t! They have gotten really stingy about coin giveaways. Not to mention, some of the challenges aren’t even doable! Get 173 points in 3 moves on a preloaded board? GIVE me a break!!!! Plus if you are a women, get ready for the perverts to hit on you if you do any of the challenges. I wish it was like the simple days. Can someone tell me what’s going on with the coins??? So frustrating! I will say I have a few people that I’ve been playing with for years, otherwise I would look for other things to do.
Invalid words
by wwfuser on 2020/10/19 04:36
I love Words With Friends2 and I have been playing different versions of your WWF since 2011! But just today there are two(2) words we all have been playing in the game now are suddenly pegged “Invalid” by the powers that be..” DI” and “DUI”...Why? And what words will be next to be deemed invalid? So frustrating!
It’s a good game but the ads ruin it
by jamant1976 on 2020/10/19 03:46
This is a good game but the ads completely ruin the experience. Literally ads after EVERY play whether you’re playing against other people or against the game itself in solo challenge or other game modes. It really gets old fast.
Too many ads
by mapwoytkldes on 2020/10/19 03:44
I have played for years with a few friends. Now, between the ads and updates, the app crashes and I have to log in again after almost every game. Enough already! Please give us back the game we love.
Inconsistent
by Sylvia Fine on 2020/10/19 03:13
GET RID OF THE PICK MY MATCH BUTTON!!!! I don’t want to play and the button is in a place I’ve hit it a million times by accident. does anyone even use that option??! Since when is di not considered a word? And so many two-letter words are not allowed anymore? Yet in solo challenge, the system can use any word or abbreviation they want? Or words that no one has heard of!! I see you’re making some improvements, but come on. Also get rid of stickers. Most of us aren’t 4 and don’t get excited about a smiley face. Make it scrabble only and the game doesn’t need all the cheesy little add ins.
Problem with jigsaw puzzle ad
by LRE70 on 2020/10/19 02:11
Between turns, the jigsaw puzzle ad shows up, but it will not go away. There is a skip ad choice, but it does not respond. I have to shut down my iPad and restart it to be able to continue the game. The game is ok, but this makes me crazy.
I play this but it gets frustrating
by Deewbs on 2020/10/19 01:50
This game is supposed to have a daily reward, but mine only works every few days instead of daily. It also is slow to respond when errors occur.
Commercials!
by Colabeth on 2020/10/19 01:44
This game gets sooo aggravating with the endless commercials that pop up and and won’t close...particularly the Farmers Insurance ads. I’m thinking I’ll go back to Scrabble.
What’s with the announcement banner
by bgtds x on 2020/10/19 01:30
You have now added an announcement banner at the top of my Word game??? Why??? It’s slowed down everything and screwed with my data usage. PLEASE remove it. I don’t need to know someone is playing a game with me. I love the game but will probably have to quit because all the bells and whistles you’ve added, along with the video commercials that use way too much data. You’re ruining the game. And without an acceptable nickname I cant send. Nice glitch...
Freezing
by shturland on 2020/10/19 00:31
I love this game. But recently it frequently crashes or freezes when I make a play. I have to uninstall and reinstall the game to fix this. Very frustrating, please fix!
Hi
by wont except my name on 2020/10/19 00:31
I love playing “Words “ with far away family and friends. The only thing I do not like is words in your dictionary that do not have a meaning and ancient words that only computers like your Solo Challenge would know.
Two Letter Words
by Ron's Son 1964 on 2020/10/19 00:01
I’m unable to play two-letter words which I’ve played many times in the past, such as “di” and “je”, which wouldn’t perhaps be a big deal except my opponents are able to play those very same words against me. Why?
Oldtroll23
by Gramma troll on 2020/10/18 22:57
Been playing this for years and really enjoy it but the last few weeks it locks up. So, I have to reboot my iPad nearly every time it’s my turn. Wish it would get fixed. Never had a problem before.
Breast cancer
by Nutscapden on 2020/10/18 22:54
I was very offended by opening up a notification from words with friends that said it was breast cancer awareness month. I didn’t need that thrust in my face. I’m playing games as to forget about horrible things. It’s enough to make me never play words with friends again.
Freeze ups and men
by Romayor Flash on 2020/10/18 22:52
Terrific game ....but. Too many freezes when playing fast games. Men that start a game just to troll and when no talk they leave messing up my stats.
Update, Please!
by NanaB2Five on 2020/10/18 22:12
Why have you suddenly taken some defined words and reclassified them as invalid? Shame!
freezes all the time
by cajadonoteu on 2020/10/18 21:53
it freezes all the time when skipping adds on my ipad pro and my wife’s ipad as well. works perfectly on our s10 tho
Inconsistent dictionary
by Hello friendster on 2020/10/18 21:24
Generally fun to play BUT WWF frequently changes which words it will accept. Sometimes this happens hour by hour. Yesterday morning I played the word SEQ it was accepted. Later in the day, with a different player I tried to play SEQ and was told it’s no longer a word even though I’ve played it dozens of times. This has happened with many many words many many times. I think WWF needs to work on their consistency.
Game doesn’t work properly
by Donna K.J. on 2020/10/18 20:28
I love this game but am very frustrated because the game keeps shutting down and ads sometimes go to all black and cause you to close the app to keep playing. Also, almost every day I must delete the app and reinstall it because it closes after trying to open it. The only way to fix it it to delete and reinstall. If this continues to be a problem, I will have to stop playing. It is SO annoying! It didn’t use to do that...just In the last month or so. I am continuing to have this problem. It now only works about 2/3 of the day before I have to delete and reload. This is unacceptable. I use this on my IPad and have to do this every day to play. It is now more than a year that I have been having this problem and it still is not resolved. Please FIX IT! I like the game, but I am ready to quit completely now. Also, periodically I do see men starting games just to pick up women. I have now refused to play with any males I don’t personally know.
Frustrated
by Anaid1 on 2020/10/18 18:42
I gave this a low rating due to the ads that don’t appear and don’t take me back to the game UNLESS I shut down my IPad completely and restart it. It’s getting me so frustrated I’m considering deleting the game completely. Please fix this so I can play my favorite game again.
Removed acceptable words?
by DuckOfPrey on 2020/10/18 16:59
Wow 🤬 Many previously acceptable words (such as SEQ, still acceptable in Scrabble) are gone now? If this was a mistake, FIX IT. If not a mistake, then WHY???
Crashes
by Seriously Jen on 2020/10/18 16:28
Game crashed after a few days. Uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and says “Oops something went wrong.”
But the ads!
by Kjzdv on 2020/10/18 15:50
Fun game. The longer you play, the longer the ads become until it’s just intolerable. The ads free version is 9.99 per month?! I don’t think so. After a year of playing I signed out and deleted the app
Very annoying ad Star Slots
by apple ballcanndy on 2020/10/18 15:40
I really enjoy this game except for the ads. The worst one is Star Slots. It first says “skip ad in 3 seconds” but after that it will not close no matter how many times you tap it. The only way to get back to your game is to close down, wait a bit and restart the game. It seems that this is the only ad running and after multiple times repeating this process, I just give up and play a different game. Please remove this ad so I can enjoy Words with my friends again.
Deleted valid words
by veronicacharm on 2020/10/18 15:14
Suddenly not able to play words I have used for two years now. Middle East words are valid but spanish words are not. Multiple two letter words are no longer accepted. Why? I am kicked off or freeze if I message with another player too much or if a word is played while messaging. W2 has really gone down hill and I will be deleting the app.
Love game, but
by liars52 on 2020/10/18 14:13
Love this game but, the ads sometimes won’t let you go back to the game, you get stuck....have to power down and start again. Crazy not happy with that and I have the max number of games, which I think you shouldn’t have limited number of games. I play with a lot of people and people that want to play can’t cause too many games I’m told! Crazy! Clean this mess up or I’ll stop playing until it changes.
Loss of words
by jkeith4 on 2020/10/18 13:37
Recently there have been words that I used to be able to play but now are not valid. What happened?
Another I love this game, BUT...
by GreyRandall on 2020/10/18 13:20
The women and men seeking soulmates has gone down a bit thankfully. HOWEVER, we seem to have a plague of forex/bitcoin/cryptocurrency folks that DO NOT take “no thank you, I just want to play the game” for an answer
Get real with words!
by Deanna10040 on 2020/10/18 12:07
UPDATE: October 18, 2020. For several weeks WWF has been allowing JE as a valid word, probably one of the “valid” words without a definition. Suddenly it is not allowing me to use it, but an opponent just played it and received points! Developers, please tell me what is going on?! This game has been one of my favorites, but it is being increasingly dumbed down by accepting letter combinations that are clearly not words. If you call it a word, find the definition. And what is up with the badges? How does it improve the game to award these? And then there are the options to buy “helps”. Every update seems to reduce the integrity of the game. Update: today I got four games started by “camper Chris” I resign one (having to count as a loss) and another pops up. Please stop! There is currently a game started by Camper Chris on my feed. I am ready to delete the app! Update: the situation has only gotten worse with nonsense words and goofy definitions and sample sentences. This game does nothing to improve vocabulary by adding words such as Te (chemical symbol for tellurium) and anagrams for organizations and so-called “valid words, but no definition is available.”please stop with the non-word words!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love it, but...
by ladypup on 2020/10/18 11:06
All too often the screen gets stuck after pushing play and won’t allow any next games. The screen does not fix itself until the iPad is shut and turned on again. Been playing for years, but wish this problem would be corrected. Quite annoying!
Solo play
by lindayhairs on 2020/10/18 06:01
Until recently i had no problem with solo play. Now it wont let me play words that they use and give me 1 point letters.
adds that freeze game
by Tzsam on 2020/10/18 05:32
I have been playing Scrabble for some time now and really enjoy It. Both winning and loosing. The past week or so some of the adds (slots and woman’s picture) just pop up don’t play just freeze everything to where I have to stop, erase the picture and reset game. Game really not functioning as normal. Switching to other screen and hesitation in play.
🤗
by Barb 35 on 2020/10/18 05:14
The Soso game as been stuck all day. On the third game still says processing. Please fix.i love this game challenge every week. If it’s not corrected I will delete
Ads freezing and missing words
by Aazzee7896 on 2020/10/18 04:59
Same as so many people here. For quite a while, some ads freeze the game and I have to reboot my iPad to continue to play. And now, since the latest update, I keep finding words that used to be acceptable but no longer are. You need to get it together.
Stopped working
by Susandame on 2020/10/18 04:32
Please fix the JA and JE words. They no longer work for me. Affecting my scores. Thanks. Only one star because of the glitch.
App has a glitch
by eyelet1 on 2020/10/18 02:34
I have played this game for a few years and like it very much. I cannot play it anymore because there is an ad for a puzzle that is frozen and I cannot get rid of it. The ad does not have any name or writing on it. I have deleted the app a number of times, but this glitch is still there. I wish somehow someone will read this and fix my problem. I miss playing Words with my friends.
Words With Friends 2 game
by CaptainAmerica86 on 2020/07/01 15:56
Great game to play with friends and all that if you’re a word game player type of person and all that... and I love playing the game with my friends and all that...but one game I am having a message popping up saying “Oops! Something went wrong!” And then it takes me back to the main menu where all my other friends are that I play against and everything is normal on the games I play with them...but it’s just one friend that I have been playing with and we’ve been playing against each other on a game on words with friends and all that and I messaged them on Facebook messenger if they’ve been getting the same message as I am getting and they said yes to the something went wrong message and then I asked them if they got the same message on any of their other friends games... and they said “no...just our game” and all that and I would appreciate it if someone could please help me and tell me how to get rid of the “Oops! Something went wrong!” Message on my iPhone and iPad for the words with friends 2 app and all that please. Has anyone else ever encountered with the same problem as I am having here and asking for help on here?
This is a great game but....
by Starcourt Mall on 2020/06/14 13:40
So I only gave this 3 stars because the app has a few problems. Otherwise it’s a pretty good game! I love that you can play games with tons of different people and that there are the solo challenges! But there are a few problems that get in the way. 1) There are ads after EVERY SINGLE TURN YOU TAKE. There is only one exception of this: the solo challenges. 2) sometimes I don’t even get my games when it’s my turn! I’ve had to lose countless games because it never came up that it was my turn! That i found was very annoying, and the only way that I’ve figured out how to find those games is if you log out and then log back in again. And every time you log out, even if it’s just for a second, you get all of these new player notifications, like it didn’t even realize you had been gone for a second. 3) sometimes, it says it’s my turn and then I can’t even play. It won’t let me click on games sometimes, I’ve tried reloading my app several times, and it never worked! And finally 4) the time limit on games. I think personally this is pretty annoying, you have like 10-12 days or something to play your turn, or you lose! I’m not trying to spend every day on this app! I’ve got other things to do, and sometimes I won’t come on the app for a week or more! But overall I do like the concept, but if those few things could get fixed, then I definitely would highly recommend this game. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
I love this game but...
by Nica1980 on 2019/09/17 17:45
I have been playing this game for a few years now but I did take a break because of the overwhelming amount of men trying to pick you up. I play Everyday and sometimes for a couple of hours at a time. I enjoy most of the features and hope it just keeps getting better. I really wanted to give it four stars some things are nerve wracking with this game. The first is that when I go to watch a 30 second video to accumulate coins half the time it doesn’t work and keeps saying that it’s loading for a whole day. Please fix that. I also wish these videos gave at least 5 coins at a time but that’s not a big deal and is just my opinion. The other thing is that I continue to get game requests from men with a fake profiles. As stated in so many other reviews if you don’t chat and go to hangouts or other dating like websites they stop playing. Then that game will take up a game spot for 10+ days unless I resign which then messes up my stats. There has to be a way to work around this. Overall I love this game it’s my favorite of all time. I hope that it keeps improving and look forward to any new features. P.S I played a player a few days ago that had rainbow tiles. I asked her several times how she had the option for that style but she completely ignored me. I’m wondering is that something you would have to buy cause I would LOVE that.
Poorly developed Scrabble
by Unwrittn on 2020/02/12 21:34
I love Scrabble. But the design and execution of this app is just sad. First, it says ‘Words with Friends’, meaning the primary purpose is to play with people you know. But unless they are dedicated to the game, you could wait hours or even days for the other person to take their turn. If you really want to play, but you’re tired of waiting for a friend to check in, you could hit up a complete stranger. I’ve done this a few times only to be quizzed on my personal life, political and religious beliefs, and my love life. Apparently, this game attracts very lonely people who would rather chat than play, and who also think a game app is an appropriate place to find a companion. So again, I gave up on that avenue of play. What’s left? Solo Challenges! A chance to play against the computer at the rate of one game every 8 hours. Lame! And the computer does not stick to English, or a preferred language, or any language at all for that matter. It makes up words! I just played an entire game again “Long Nose Neil” and not a single word he played was a valid English word! Several were not real words and even the computer had no definition for them; others were in other languages (Hebrew, French, and Spanish). And as if that wasn’t annoying enough, it’s not even a real game. You have “5 moves(words)” in which to out-score the computer. I gave it 2 stars for being mildly entertaining, but it’s a far cry from what real Scrabble lovers would expect.
Update freezes
by Babs Toyfish on 2020/09/17 03:08
Update: Zynga seems bent on getting rid of all their adult users. The app gets progressively, aggressively stupider with every update. It’s more geared toward two-year-olds all the time. Maybe I’m being paranoid, but sometimes I suspect that they built that freeze (mentioned below) in on purpose to get you to always update in hopes the new version will fix it, because with every update a new annoying popup feature for children comes along, or you’re now charged for things that used to be free. I normally avoid updates because of things like this, but that freeze has got me trying each new one that comes along. They’re building in new bugs all the time seems. First it was not being able to use voice to text in chat more than once. Then it was not being able to use the cursor in the chat box. It’s like a new bug every time. One would think that a $7 billion company could do better on quality control. And every new feature feels like they’re dumbing the app down to appeal to children because children are easier to bilk money out of. I’m an advanced player who’s been playing this app a lot since 2011. It feels like they’re trying to push people like me out with all of this baby stuff. ———- App now freezes after every play. What’s up zynga? Been playing this game almost a decade now and never had a problem with the app. This makes 2 updates progressively worse than the last.
Bad design and each update brings new problems.
by Tabletha on 2020/09/19 04:27
I received a developer response saying to contact them directly. As stated in this review, I had already contacted directly. They either did not feel they have a problem, or they did not care to share with tech people that this seems to be a glitch within the game. They said to do all the things they usually say. As stated below, they were all already done. Won’t waste more time getting in touch with them, when they do not believe there is ever anything wrong. Once again, Word Wheel does not work. The screen goes solid dark blue, just like right before the profile slides put from the right side. The profile, inventory, achievements etc., when selected, slide out from the right side, overlaying a full dark blue screen. The Word Wheel game just turns into a completely dark blue screen, with no functionality. Have to close the app and reopen it, because it does not even have a way to x it out. Just dead blue screen. Have done two updates and nothing changes. ________________ This time it’s Word Wheel does not work. Try to play and get blank blue screen. I DO have the latest update. I DID delete and reinstall. I DID sign out and in again. I DID contact customer service and they said they refreshed from their end. Two cycles of Word Wheel games and they still will not play. and I do not want another refresh, because that invariably causes something else. Isn’t anyone else having this problem? Please fix.
Ads
by Kat€B on 2019/02/15 13:13
Look, I know you all want us to purchase the ad free version. Sorry, but I don’t play enough to make that happen. So I use the ad version and there is a big problem with this. I often play while waiting in a waiting room or while watching TV with other people. I have my phone on silent. But , some of your ad refuse to be silent! All of a sudden there is a blast of noise from an ad that refuses to shut up! I go into a high anxiety panic trying to silence this ad that I didn’t even want to see! Also, suddenly all the ads are 30 seconds long and you can’t get past them. It gets where we see the same ad over and over and it is frustrating. There are a couple of games that I have seen the ads for about 1,000,000,000 times. I have begun to absolutely hate them. I will never download those games just because I have seen the ads far too much. Okay, done with the rant about the ads. The game itself is good. The badges are a nice touch and they make you want to get more points. The other little games in the game such as collecting things to get a new box is also fun. The dictionary is good and helpful. But, the dictionary often has words that it says it cannot define. Also, some foreign words are accepted but some aren’t. The game itself has done well with no glitches. I have enjoyed it a lot.
Good App, But Uneven Support Outside of English
by Ari_Z12 on 2019/08/23 09:16
This is my favorite Scrabble-type mobile game and is popular with everyone I know for providing a quality experience. One feature I particularly liked was the ability to see the definition and a link to a dictionary entry for most words played when the game is set to English. This feature is something that sets the app apart from playing the traditional board game, and when combined with other gameplay improvements, it definitely makes the app better than the tediousness that sometimes is experienced when playing Scrabble by hand. What keeps this from being 5 stars for me is that not all words when the game is set to English have an associated definition or dictionary entry (will say something like “definition unavailable”), which makes it confusing how the developers chose what words make the cut for being playable. It also takes away from the learning aspect the app provides in being able to expand your vocabulary when an unusual word with no definition is played (e.g. Qi). I play equally in two languages, and the dictionary feature is absent altogether in the second language I play in (Portuguese). I would imagine it probably is only present in English, and would be glad to see it improved and expanded to other languages in the future.
Apple Pencil with iOS14 Update
by Mimidddddvvvvvv123123123 on 2020/09/18 15:47
I always play Words with Friends 2 with my Apple Pencil on my iPad. I use it to scroll through the game and move tiles. However, With the new update to iOS 14, the app will not allow me to use the pencil to grab tiles once I open a game. Instead, now the pencil just scribbles all over the game board and there is no option to turn this off. I don’t need to scribble on a scrabble game board, it’s not a coloring page. It is pointless. So far, all other apps I’ve opened work fine with the pencil. Please fix to still allow the pencil to also be used to play the game by scrolling and grabbing tiles, not just as a drawing tool. Other issues I have is if you use a Word Radar and then leave that board, when you return the game closes the “radar” and then makes you “buy” another radar. They didn’t use to do this and it seems petty. Also, I like that that they allow you to change the game tile within each individual game. However, in one of my games it keeps reverting to this one game tile that I hate. Even though I have changed both my universal default tile and the individual game tile, every time I open the individual game it reverts back to this other tile that I can’t stand. It is annoying. I love WWF but constant little glitches happen enough to where I felt I needed to say something here.
Fun game, but full of scammers
by jokael2 on 2020/08/22 18:48
There has to be some way to vet out these scammers who begin unsolicited conversations with women. They are relentless and annoying, and they have the same script. I don’t believe most of them are native English speakers based on their canned conversations and poor game-playing. After I accepted several challenges (I hoped they were due to being ‘smart matched’ with someone), 3 different men all started similar conversations with me ‘hello dear’ or using my name in another one. Then in 2 of them it led almost immediately to ‘where are you from’ and in one straight to ‘so, are you married?’ In one where I didn’t answer his repeated ‘hellos’, he finally said ‘so you don’t chat?’ I answered that and told him hello, but I was leery of chatting due to being asked those questions. He said he understood. Then next question was ‘so, where are you from?’ That’s when I looked up words with friends trolls, and found that this is a thing where ppl have actually been scammed. I don’t know what the answer is except to never say yes to a game or maybe just never open conversations with people I don’t know, but in the past I was able to say ‘good game’ or ‘nice word’ without worrying someone was going to try to solicit money from me. I love the game itself, so this stinks.
Progressively worse
by Caltagm on 2019/10/07 21:22
This game used to be fun. Scrabble is fun. Just by itself. But apparently the geniuses behind WWF2 thought they could make it even better. So they destroyed it. The game is now so crowded with awards and levels and challenges and a ton of crap that it makes playing the game a tedious disaster. There is so much extraneous garbage that it takes 10-20 seconds to load the board every time I switch to the game. I’m not talking about opening it from closed. I’m talking about switching from my email or messaging to the game that is already in progress. Now it even bogs down when I play a word. The whole screen will freeze up for 10-15 seconds before eventually moving on. The game locks up for 15 seconds if my opponent sends me a chat message while I’m playing! And when the game is over and you try to start a new game, you can’t tell if it’s working because there is no response to touching the new game button. So you hit it a couple times and the stupid thing eventually opens four or five new games. It’s frustrating and ridiculous. There should be a way to opt out of all those absurd “gaming” levels and challenges and crap. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It wasn’t and now you’ve broken it. So this time it’s up to you to go make it right. Oh and there should be some way to provide feedback to the developer beyond writing a review.
Words with Friends
by terrrifffica on 2020/05/14 00:18
I love to play this game to relax; however, this game frustrate me instead. The achievement system is not reliable. I finished level 20 and should have to 21. In my profile still shows me as level 20. I am now working to earn level 22. It’s very frustrating when one works hard to achieve a level and your system takes away. In different device it’s shows correct level 21, but in this device I am using it shows level 20. I delete the app and reloaded the app and is still showing my image with a 20. Also, there are too many words that are allowed which aren’t really words. When I look for definition there is none. This game allows foreign language words when I am playing in English. I understand that there are some foreign words that have been adopted and integrated into English language and are acceptable to use, but the words I see are definable not in common use. I wish the developers would take the time to read the reviews. I read a few and they all have the same issues in common. Please read the reviews! You ask for a rating, but you don’t read the reviews. This a great game to play, but you need to fix all the glitches. We are all telling you the problems. Listen to us .
“Oops something went wrong”
by ;lkkj;lkj on 2020/07/25 13:16
I’ve had this message a couple of times, usually when trying to start a practice game. There is no way get rid of this open game, that you cannot play, that counts as one of your open practice games AND there is no way to contact the developer, outside of writing a review for the game itself, to help get rid of it. The last time this happened, they were responsive and got rid of the game for me. This time, however, not so much. I have had a practice game open, that I cannot play, for 189 days. I play the game every day. And other reviewers are indeed correct - the number of trollers has increased 10 fold over the past year or so. Now before I ever accept a game, I look up their profile to see when they became a member. If they’re new, I decline the game. I got tired of them holding up games for 10 days because I chose not to chat with them. A few are decent and will resign the game right away, but most are not. They will wait until the game resigns itself. I have put my settings so as NOT to be the daily match person, but they still find me. I sure with the developers could do something about this! And, I wish they’d close this practice game that’s been open for 189 days for me!
POINT ACCUMULATION
by CraftyVic on 2018/11/21 04:51
The reason I did’t give it five stars is because of the 1500 coin accumulation limit! I’m as avid and serious player and I feel like I’m being penalized for being a good player. I’m somewhat short on incentive to play harder/more often/longer because I’m maxed out on the coins I can accumulate. I think you should perhaps make up another tier of playing excellence by somehow either allowing serious players to accumulate more than 1500 coins, come up with some sort of incentive for players that repack 1500 coins or make another level of play available to those players that reach 1500 coins. I don’t usually ever buy anything from the store to spend my coins on and I’m sure there are others out there who have also maxed out their coin accumulation. So put on your thinking caps and come up with more incentives to use or accumulated coins on or provide a different level of place for those of us who attain 1500 coins and hold that balance for awhile! Also, right now it doesn’t appear to be working / I keep getting a message that there are no available plays, when they’re clearly ARE plays!! What’s up with that???
Delays and catfish
by StephanieS1227 on 2020/09/07 17:04
I play this game often and I enjoy it, but I have been noticing that when I play the lightning rounds with groups, I get an overwhelming amount of men sending me 1:1 games. I know for certain that some of them are Nigerian catfish masquerading as U.S. servicemen and surgeons who are working for the UN and on assignment overseas. I am extremely resourceful when it comes to investigating and can say without any uncertainty that the men are catfish. If anyone from WWF ops wants to discuss, I would be happy to reveal my sources. Also, when I play QuickPlay, my game lags - majorly. My board will still be loading and the opponent has 50 points before I can even look at my letters. Then, in between words, the board will load and load and by the time it finally does, the game is over and I have lost. Other times, it will say it’s searching for an opponent and I will close out of the game to restart and try again and a game is in progress and I’m about to lose, which wastes a turn. There are a lot of glitches and the catfishing needs to be addressed. For the time being, I have changed my photo to one of my dog to deter weirdos from sending me games. I have still received quite a few and I’m thinking I may need to be a bit of a catfish myself and change my photo to a sumo wrestler and my name to “Butch” or something of the like to play unscathed.
Honestly not the best
by Freaquent user on 2020/03/24 19:58
It has a lot of problems. There are weird challenges that you HAVE to participate in no matter what. Once, I decided to start a practice game and it glitched out so now I have no way of accessing it which means I can’t resign to fix the problem and I can’t make a new practice game either. Another time, I decided to play a game with a random person and for some reason, they added them to my friends list. But I didn’t search for their user name. I used the create game and pressed smart match. This would theoretically be in my game list, and I would have one match with them, and never see them again. There is no way to fix this that I know of. That’s another thing. It is very difficult to navigate the app, and you often can’t remember how to get to a certain place. Things can be glitchy at times, and in general, the app is missing a lot of thing that should be accessible through settings in the app. I’m sorry if this review was hard to read, I wrote it in five minutes and there is probably tons of mistakes. tl;dr Don’t get the app unless you really really need too. It really needs to be worked on. I don’t use the app any more, and don’t want to any time soon. Save your self time, confusion, and possibly anger, by not downloading it.
Step in the WRONG direction
by Picotek on 2017/12/30 04:21
This new version is so ugly. With the previous version I started getting dropped games even after I would make my move. Then read online that the fix was to delete and reinstall the app. Upon looking at for it in the App Store, now it's called Words With Friends 2? First of all, what a stupid name to change it to. But I reinstalled it and now I see my dropped games, but the look, colors, the size of everything is so obnoxious. Whoever redesigned the UI needs to go back to middle school. Actually, that's what it looks like; it looks like an obnoxious elementary crappy textbook with stuff all bright and obnoxiously big. Anyway, wish the developers gave an option to view stuff zoomed out or in a classic mode; where I used to be able to see like 7 games on the screen, now I see like two or maybe three and then have to scroll. Unnecessary. And totally ugly UI. And also, stuff like giving me a super light blue (almost white) background and then putting white text on top of that??? Who thought that would be a good design choice idea, that's terrible layout and design; I could barely read it. But finally when I did read it, it was to say that my app is ad-free. Ad-free or not it looks like crap and it's a step in the WRONG direction. Make things simple-looking and easy to read, not obnoxious and bloated. This update offers ZERO improvement to the enjoyment of the game.
Words 2
by lovingorca on 2019/11/29 13:15
I’m sick of being tricked into playing your AIs when I tap next game. It should be our choice not yours!!!!! Also I’ve noticed that words that I know are words get rejected. I would like to submit screenshots when this happens so you can fix the dictionary. Thank you. Also, why are the same ads repeated over and over again? Plus I’ve noticed small strip ad at bottom of game. What’s up with that? And why can’t I get rid of a Bot challenge? If we are unaware that the next button will start a bot challenge that I didn’t want. Then there’s no way to get rid of it. This is SO Irritating!!! Please fix this game! I get so sick of hitting pass over and over again so many time before the game will give up and start a rematch. IT’S Ridiculous! And irritating! And we can’t even resign from an AI game. We are forced to play with it. OH, AND STOP THE MATHES!!!!! I AM SICK OF OF GETTING YOUR BOTS PLAYERS I DONT HAVE IT CHECK MARKED! Fix it. We’re not able to add pictures, So we can’t show you what’s happening. Your game is also matching us with real players now. I ended up with one that started asking me personal questions. Aka, where are you from, what do you do for a living. You better fix this or I will uninstall it!!!! I’m trying too resign from a word challenge name of Bot, Joan of Ark. When I tap rep resign it put it back in my game. I give up! I’m so sick of your game forcing players I don’t know and bots on me!
The programmers don’t know the English language
by Tfeliot on 2020/08/31 00:00
It is frustrating enough playing this game because of the way they force their little rewards on you and you have to wait for those to process before you can continue playing. But worse than ever, is that I don’t think that these people are using any valid English dictionary to determine what is a word and what is not. I have an English writing degree and I can tell you that there of been multiple times when a word should have been acceptable and was not. These are words that were acceptable in the game of Scrabble, and I suggest the programmers start using Scrabble’s Dictionary or some other valid dictionary I have a feeling this is the result of programmers who have English as a second language. Very frustrating and I am considering quitting for this reason. Since I wrote the preceding words, the developer contacted me and told me that they use the Oxford English Dictionary and that they except 160,000 words. If they indeed used the Oxford English Dictionary, they would know that it has over 600,000 words in it. And they should also know that people who play word games are generally people who have a larger vocabulary than people who think there are only 160,000 words. Their response proved my point.
Great Game with Cool Things!
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/03/31 21:02
This game is so fun because you can play a Scrabble-like game with friends and family. You can friend people, and when you start a game, you don’t like, have to stay on it forever. What I mean is, the other person might be taking a while and you get bored of just sitting and waiting. So, you can go out of the game and do something else while you are waiting. You can even start a different game with another person! So you can be playing TWO or more games at once! Also, while you are in a game, you can chat with your opponent. That can be helpful sometimes. You can also block, mute, or report someone while in chat. Another thing that you can do in a game is search up words in the dictionary that they have. This game also has many fun challenges and other extra things. You’ll figure it out if you get this fun game!So far I have even learned two new words: fete and hoons. This game really can teach you new words and things. I really encourage people to get this fun and awesome Scrabble-like game, and now you can play Scrabble virtually with faraway friends and family!
Fun game but way too many technical glitches!
by dcinsa31 on 2019/02/06 12:51
For the most part this is a fun game to play with your friends to pass he time, take a break, waiting at the doctors office but the adds are horrific; waiting 30-60 on between each move while playing an add is ridiculous; some just stop so you have to get out of the app and back in. If you did opt in the one ONLY time the no adds was offered with original app for 1.99 you are SOL. It should have offered with the real ease of WW2. WW2, although in Beta mode needs to stay there for a while as it still freezes when the host is talking (which by the way they do way toooooo much) and at times you have missed the question all together... so guess what? You’re done. I just do it for fun... not 2.20! People make comments on iG and FB all the time which go unanswered. Example.... 7 Feb 2019 “down for maintenance.” It has yet to be posted on IG but on FB ppl wanna an approximate time for the outage. Common courtesy you give your users an estimated time; even if you over estimate. I gave 3 stars because I don’t have a lot of problems other ppl have. And the weekly goals are INSANE. I just think you can do a better job communicating with your users. The only communication I’ve seen is for positive feedback. Thanks
I love this game, but......
by Cindy FL on 2019/10/22 00:41
Great game, honestly, it's a great game. I love it and definitely think it was worth the upgraded ad free version. However, I have to caution people against ANY of the in-game purchases. My husband and I both have it. Guess what. He can buy power-ups for SUBSTANTIALLY fewer coins than I can buy them for. He can play the Solo games early for SUBSTANTIALLY fewer coins than I can. And when I ask support WHY? All they can say is that they occasionally try to see what works best. Well, there's no "occasionally" about it. His coins have ALWAYS bought more than my coins will buy. So...though this is a terrific game, be aware that they pick and choose which players get more "bang for their buck" as far as coins are concerned. I feel somewhat manipulated, and will NEVER actually purchase any coins. I will slowly accumulate them in the game, and purchase power-ups slower than my husband because the folks who run the games can pick and choose those who have more "buying" power. Though it's a great game, the inequality they manufacture is kinda frustrating. I do need to add, their tech support has always been helpful. That's an important part of these online games, and they do well with that.
Scammers
by Lapcat4 on 2020/07/13 22:32
I love the App but I found there are men trying to pick up women and more likely scam them for money. But last week I had a new type of scammer. It was a lady who said she just moved and wanted to make new friends. I decided to chat with her and she asked if we could chat on Google Hangouts. I am not connected to that form of social media so I told her I was on Instagram. It just got weirder and weirder. She said she knew Ellen and if I would like to appear on her show. I asked a few more questions to see where she was going with this and she actually had pictures of her with Ellen. She said she could raise 5000 for my transportation. I said I wasn’t traveling now because of the virus. The next day she asked for my SS number, Address, Email, and phone number. She was persistent and her flow of conversation would change calling me Miss and friend etc. I told her I don’t give out my SS number and blocked her on Instagram and WWF. I would have never thought this type of scam would happen on WWF so just a word of warning. I told her and the men who have appeared that I am 75 years old so that would turn some of them off! I now hope that my age would give me some wisdom.
Women Beware!!
by Capricorn011169 on 2020/01/29 04:30
Love this game been playing 9 years. In the past year there have been a buttload of foreign men starting games with me then ask to know me “more better” how’s my husband & kids? Where am I playing from? What do I do for a living? How old am I? Etc. I accept game & will answer not trying to be rude to anyone but answer in short half truths hoping they get the hint I don’t want to talk to them & I’m a single lesbian not looking for a man. Obvious by the way they talk they are not from USA but say they are or if called out they say born not in USA but currently live in USA but are working overseas and their wife usually died in car accident or cancer or they are divorced and always have at least 1 kid. I am honest with them I’m lesbian & not looking for a relationship of any kind but then they ask if I have hangouts so I made up an account with email just for that app. Once on hangouts some have said how much they love me & looking for a mom for their kid or ask for money, iTunes or google play cards or ask for my phone provider account so they can “pay with their own money” to get a phone. All I can say is WOW this is ridiculous! I report them on WWF as soon as they ask if I have hangouts.
Complaint/Review
by Snoopy4969 on 2020/04/21 04:30
I loved WWF2 prior to the most recent changes. It appears the personal part of it is being removed. I enjoyed competing against my friends I’ve been playing with and now the competition level isn’t there....what fun is it with numbers against people you don’t even know. The sport for me is gone. Also, I cannot find people I played with before without searching and searching. It is becoming as if, making it better is making it worse. Also, to play a game pretty much daily throughout the day/night and get a few tokens that don’t even allow you to have a free turn is ridiculously cheap to me and not worthy of the effort put forth. Make it worth while. I’ve been playing Scrabble for a short period of time and the rewards make it a lot of fun and makes you want to play more for those rewards. Also, for people to start a game with you just to “chat” and when you don’t or not the way they want you have to have them drag your numbers down and hold that game hostage until it expires almost two weeks later is a bit long and ahold be addressed to allow the person that declines not be punished by “losing” that game.
Fun game but...
by RegNYNJ on 2020/10/19 13:42
Fun game but... improvements can be made. The game is engaging and does connect you with friends and family but there are things that bother me. Coins, etc awarded are lacking. If I spend my time on this game (on the daily word, for example, which takes a while), I should be given more than just a few meager coins. Even the word search puzzles reward you 10 coins for 12 games. Why not at least 12? Ads are constant and overwhelming. They interrupt the flow of games and waste time. There are way too many. Time is wasted in other ways. The wait in between forming words in Duals, for example, is tedious and at times costs me the game as my opponent wins while the game is stalled. Ridiculous! Time is also depleted when we are told every little coin we have won, whether it be one or two or 10. Less updates with more info would save time, battery power and interrupt us less often. Perhaps a reward section could be used so we could check. Battery power is drained too quickly when using the app and all the ads and slowdowns already mentioned contribute to that. I hope to keep playing but wish for improvements. I do enjoy the games here but the annoyances can greatly detract from them.
Wordy review
by 219 User on 2017/11/25 15:23
I really like this game. 5+ stars for sure and more like 10 stars. The continual improvements are great and positive and have never have gone into the negative. The new game wwf's.2 has got a lot of visual improvements and I like the "new" sounds. Personally I don't like how the game repeats by showing me what the other games are or new things etc. My suggestion for that would be to put all that on the settings page. Then a person can go there to discover what's new or how many badges they have etc. rather than all that interfacing when one first starts the app. but that's just a suggestion coming from me. Other players may be totally fine with the way it is which is still pretty awesome. I couldn't at this point ever give this app/game a negative review. It's just too well designed and plays well. Thank you for the many hours of pleasure and like another reviewer said, this game really helps to learn words. I have sent in a few word suggestions that didn't get added. Not sure why but I thought I'd bring that to the developers attention. Once again, thank you very much for an outstanding app.
Only fix what is broken
by Beeber22 on 2018/03/14 10:18
Likes: I really enjoy the game and concept. I like that there are more rewards earned, but find them to be traded at a premium - I realize you want to make a profit, but you could definitely humor frequent players with a better value. Issues: My issues are with the screen design; namely the letter tray at the base of the screen often causes the screen of my iPad to go up with the swiping motion made from moving tiles to the board from the base of the screen. Despite trying not to, it happens repeatedly. The tray is nice at the bottom, but doesn’t work well with Apple’s swiping feature. Secondly, depending on whether you press on the face of the friend or on the line where the game information is recorded, determines whether you start a new game or continue play in the current game. This game option/feature is not ideally executed. I am indifferent to the visual effects of the new game design. Most people aren’t fired up about change, so gamers are skeptical when developers attempt to fix and improve on something not broken. It is generally considered a fail if after adjusting to the updated game or new version, players prefer the prior one. Moral of the story: only fix what is broken. 😊
Beware the Scammers in Chat
by Mrs.Box on 2019/12/27 03:37
Like another reviewer stated, the chat feature is annoying with random people wanting to engage in chat. They ask lots of personal questions. My experiences have revealed that most of the men who initiate chat are scammers. One in particular uses multiple profile names, but the same profile picture. Another one I had the misfortune of trusting, became very hostile and agitated when I finally figured out he was a scammer. He actually said he loved me and wanted me to be the mother of his son. And yet another one wanted me to travel to the UK to meet him. Some red flags to look for is, they have a new account, have only been playing WWF for a short period. They create new aliases and new accounts. They always want to know what you do for a living and they almost always claim to be a widower. Often times too, they have very high scores/standings because they cheat. (There are apps people use to cheat). So I no longer chat with these guys whose profiles seem suspicious to me. But as for the game .... I love playing Words and I have discovered new friends and reconnected with old friends playing Words.
Ads trap you, getting worse.
by Python_in_PJs on 2020/01/07 20:27
First off, I really enjoy the game. I’ve even been thinking about buying some coins so I can get more power ups, but the price is just a bit too much for pretend coins in a silly game. I’d probably be willing to pay about 1/5 what they charge for coins, and I’d be a repeat customer too, but it’s not quite worth it for what they’re charging currently. As for there being ads, don’t mind them, and I don’t think there are too many (it’s just 1 ad per turn, and it’s the cost of playing for free, right?). But increasingly they’ve been placing ads that have no discernible way to exit (the X is invisible or something), so when you try to get out, it magically redirects you to the App Store or some website you didn’t want to go to. I’m not talking about exiting early. I’m talking about after the ad has played, I want to be able to exit back to the game. Now they’ve got an ad that shifts the screen sideways and has no way to exit. Again, I have no problem with there being ads, and I’ve even bought things from ads on this app, but I’ll never buy something from an ad that traps me then redirects me to somewhere I don’t want to go. They should require advertisers to have a clearly visible way of exiting the ad at the end. It’s frustrating. If this is fixed my rating would go to 4 or 5 stars.
Words With Friends 2
by Dorajane76 on 2018/06/21 23:51
An outgrowth of Scrabble, this game is developing through time. Updates keep changing it, sometimes for the better, sometimes I wish they would have left a feature the way it was. Whereas Scrabble didn’t allow a dictionary on the premises and I never learned a new word, Words has its own dictionary. When you or your friend enter a word it’s meaning is given along with an oral pronunciation. This gives you an opportunity to learn vocabulary. The dictionary is in a development process, so sometimes an entry hasn’t reached its ultimate perfection. All improvements take time. A feature that I would have liked to keep was the return of letters to their original placement. If I was developing a word and it needed more tweaking to make it fit I could touch return and it came back to the bottom just as it was. An update lost that feature. Now the word comes back scrambled so that I have to take time to redo it. Much care is put into the development and execution of this game. I recommend it for anyone who wants to keep on learning in an enjoyable way.
A good game gone bad
by Robgonzo on 2018/07/12 22:12
Words with Friends is a fun game. I’ve had various versions of it since it first came out. It has a fun easy interface to use and is very intuitive. I have a lot of friends that I play with and often have at least half a dozen games going at once. The stats and rankings and records of games is cool too. My biggest complaint and the reason I rate it low is all the gewgaws, side games and challenges. I find them very annoying and distracting. They pop up after every move, telling you you’ve earned coins and challenges and seeds. It’s a pain to even open the app sometimes because you’re hit with them right away. Plus, I can’t prove it but it seems like, if you’re on a streak you start getting really bad letters. I’ve taken multiple screenshots where I’ve had nothing but sets of 2 or 3 vowels. It feels like the are pushing you to use one of the various power ups because that only started happening to me when I got the latest version of the game. Like I said I’ve been playing this game since 2010. If there were a way to turn off all the challenges and events and mystery box crap this app would get a much higher rating from me. As it is now, I only remain because I like to play and its very popular with my friends. It’s like facebook that way.
Why so buggy???
by newbhikku on 2020/03/01 22:08
This game used to be relaxing and fun to take my mind off things for awhile and then they kept tinkering and tinkering and tinkering with it - adding “levels” and “lightning play” all of which would be great if not so infuriatingly buggy. I would go on with the dozens of ways that bugs make it unplayable but these are already on dozens of forums and Facebook. As someone in IT who develops apps (yup it’s true) I can’t understand how these developers ignore the bugs. The one which finally prompted me to write this review instead of deleting the app for a week or so which is what I normally do is the levels bug that they claim is not a bug. This is one in which myself and some other very good players I know are stuck at lower levels than some very, frankly, stupid friends. You know the ones, the ones who always leave open triple word scores, never take advantage of high point letters to make high scores, whose idea of a good word is something like “broom”. How they suddenly woke up one day and got to level 20 and up while we who are killing it all the time are at levels 10-12 is mind numbing. My 75 year old grandma got to level 20 and said she has no idea what that means. Grrrrr. Anyway, done ranting. I’ll give two stars since i obviously still play for now.
Uninstalling...
by JordanZr on 2018/08/18 13:37
The amount of notifications this app produces is maddening. I don’t need 3-4 notifications a day about some in-game event. I’ve turned off all the notification settings in the game and it’s still happening. I’ve had to go into the global settings/notifications and only left ‘badge app icon’ turned on. This app would turn the screen on for my phone multiple times a day to show me a useless banner notification. I don’t care about your Eggstravaganza event and wouldn’t play it out of spite alone at this point. Not to mention the infuriatingly long tutorial based ad for final fantasy that happens EVERY time you complete a move. This is the only ad I’ve ever gotten. It’s faster to force quite the app and relaunch than work your way through the ad. The notifications even after all of my efforts to restrict them to something manageable are just too much. I’m finishing my current games and uninstalling. Edit: I received a developer response. Pity they couldn’t be bothered to read the third sentence of my review where I already went and turned off all the in game notifications. The problem is those settings didn’t stop the notifications I wanted to have stopped. Sending me a link to an FAQ to do something I already did isn’t helpful.
New update is lame
by mommamiax2 on 2018/09/22 16:25
I have been a WWF fanatic for several years. I loved the game. When the WWF2 app came out, I downloaded it and hated everything about it. The it looks like the Scrabble app (which I have never liked). The coins option is stupid, there is nothing worthwhile to purchase with them. I deleted it within a day or two, but the old app kept trying to force the new app on me! I opened my game this week only to find that it has been changed into WWF2. I hate it. It pushes playing one on one with the game, it’s play back is ridiculous, not even slightly a challenge. It forced the one on one on me so many times, I played it in the hopes that it will stop forcing it on me. The new graphics are confusing, too much garbage on the screen. I just want to play scrabble with my friends. I don’t need flashy garbage. I can’t find my games half the time. When I won a game, I chose the option to play them again at the end of the game. I started the new challenge, and it tried to force me to start another one again with the same person. Not sure how much longer I will be playing this app anymore. You’ve ruined it. No longer about challenging your mind and your friends and now is all about flashy graphics, stupid ads, and worthless coins that buy you nothing of value. Epic failure on Zynga. Give us back the OG WWF!!!!
LONELY HEARTS CLUB WWF?
by Midgettwife on 2020/03/12 12:35
This game used to be fun. This game used to be just about playing with friends, and maybe I’d get the occasional request from a stranger, and that would be okay also. The ads and game rewards have always been annoying and that hasn’t gotten any better, but that has taken a back seat to the dating site that this game has seemed to become overnight. It’s seriously ruining the whole experience for me. At first I would accept the chat only to be grilled about everything from my marital status to my religion. I appreciate the mute button but it’s not enough. There has to be some way to set some sort of privacy settings so these men can’t bother women who don’t want to be bothered to begin with. It’s become really creepy. Can we maybe accept them as friends first before ruining our stats and innundating our games with lonely men looking to hook up, who then abandon the game when you ignore them? If it weren’t for the real friends I play with and the good games I have with other women, I frankly would ditch this all together. This game gives me the creeps every time I sign in. These pathetic men have sucked the fun right out of the game, and so have you, for allowing this to continue, despite all the complaints. Shame on WFF for ruining a perfectly good game.
Addictive and educational.
by Lemony-Limey on 2018/10/04 23:54
Besides the fact that there’s an ad for every word you play and you have to pay $9.99 for every 30 days of no ads, this game is addictive and I’m really learning....like a LOT. So much so, its not even about winning for me. I accept matches with people who have been playing 10x as long as me, who I know will beat me, just to watch them and see how they play and learn from them AND learn new words. I’m obsessed with the lightning round as well. This game is amazing. I played the old version a few years ago and obviously it didn’t impact me because I never re-downloaded it. This new version is quite a renovation. I love it! There are some glitches. Like sometimes the ’x’ that allows you to exit out of the ad doesn’t show up and I have to close and re-open the app. A lot of the ads have fake a ’x’, too. If you don’t catch it, it tricks you into clicking the ad and opens a new window. Thats annoying and deceptive. I really wish there was a one-time fee to remove ads. I really don’t want to pay $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free ”bundle.” Sounds like a subscription to me but it’s advertised as a ”bundle.” Every rose has its thorn. :D
Great game! Horrible ads!!!!!!!
by MrHOpus on 2018/01/20 01:51
The game is great. But there should be an option to pay for ad free. The old version had this. We loved that version and resisted moving to the new game for that very reason. Had I not been forced to upgrade to a newer phone that will not run the old version, I would still be very happy with that one. However, since being forced to use the newer version, I have found it to be an enjoyable improvement. I love the sounds and some of the options like hindsight, but they are not worth the insufferable, loud apps that auto play after the game sometimes. I don’t even mind the ads that promote other possible games I might like. But the video ads are the worst thing. I can’t mute my phone quickly enough, and the is no mute option. It is annoying enough that I will just quit playing at all during the hours that those ads show up. Plus, some of them have a “skip” option that just doesn’t work. I guess if you make the skip button small enough it gets folks to accidentally click through to whatever that is it keeps taking me to and they somehow profit from errant clicks even though I immediately dismiss that other page and go right back to the game. A good move would be to offer the “pay to play ad free” option, or at the very least eliminate the video ads.
I have a suggestion!🌟🌟💫
by 5 stars for Word Cookies!❤️ on 2017/11/16 22:26
If this suggestion is bad, please don’t give me hate. Anyway, I had a dream a few nights ago, where on Words With Friends, you could create a game, and there would be a chance of you getting a board with a special spot on the board to put a letter on. On that spot you can only put an N. Now, you can put other letters on it, but it wouldn’t count for the bonus. Right under that special N spot is a regular spot, and then under that spot is another spacial N spot. To get the full bonus, you put another N on the second N spot. Now, this seems hard. What would the special bonus be? Is it worth it? The special bonus is: each N spot counts for 1 quadruple word score. You only get the score if there is an N in that spot. If an N is on both spots, your word is x8. And that’s not all, once you play the word you will get free 5 Swap+’s. I will let Words With Friends choose where they want to put these spots, if this is a good idea. P.S. Sorry if my review name is 5 stars for Word Cookies, I used it for another review and it won’t let me change it.
Words with Friends
by Joanie Honey on 2020/04/26 17:29
I love to play, but I have some complaints. You have made the weekly challenge too difficult and it’s not worth it. It was nice when it was 7000 or so, but raising it to over 13,000 is over the top. After achieving this goal several times, the rewards are pathetic compared to other events. I no longer care about getting there. When are you going to finish this new dictionary that you have been updating? for years??? You allow words that I can’t find in any other dictionary and ignore words that are real. Why Is Texas allowed but no other state. Why is some obscure town or river in some faraway country ok, but not all rivers in the U.S. or other modern countries. Everybody calls raccoons, coons, except you, as an example of my frustration. Why are French words and other foreign words acceptable, but most Spanish words are not accepted? You started awarding me magnifying glasses a few months ago with no icon to use them. Magically they appeared on my games 2 days ago. I have 99+ that I could have been using. I love the word challenge and the monthly challenge. Also I like the flash challenges.
Game is screwed up on my ipad
by Selvish on 2020/02/18 19:25
Every time I go to play on my ipad, the game is not formatted correctly. I go to hit the drop down for rewards and it drops and goes right back up, so I can’t click anything in it. So I uninstall, then reinstall and it works. Next time I go to play, in the same day, it’s not formatted correctly again! I have to uninstall/reinstall like EVERY TIME I PLAY! My iPad is current and up to date. I am connected to wifi. I try to send them a note to explain, even have screen shots of the weirdness, but in the messaging part in the help section, it WONT LET ME ATTACH MY PICS! Then they make all these suggestions which I have done already, and ask me to send pics, and I literally just told them it won’t let me. I do, in fact, know how to attach pics, and when I say it won’t let me, it won’t let me! I’m not an idiot! (Well, maybe I am, because I keep playing and it’s so friggin frustrating!). Works fine on my iphone, but not iPad. ALSO, I never get the “pop-up” events on my iPad. They are only available on iphone. Same with the new purple coins where if you click it, it suggests where to play and highlights the letters to use to make the word. Those NEVER SHOW UP ON MY IPAD, but are there and available to use on my iphone. WHAT THE FRICK IS GOING ON? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TO WWF2
New version limits extras
by snowlake14 on 2017/11/21 00:59
While there are some good things about the new version of the game, I’ve noticed after a couple weeks of using it that it’s much harder to get coins, which can then be used to use additional features like hindsight, etc. In the old version of the game the daily bonus was 15 coins, which allowed for at least one “extra” feature to be purchased. The new daily gift is usually only 2 coins—not even enough to buy one hindsight. So since this new version has been released I’ve noticed I have way fewer opportunities to use the extra features like hindsight, which I miss. While I do play this game pretty much daily, I often don’t play enough in a week to complete the challenge, which provides 100 coin bonus. Also, the new solo challenge is fun, but once you complete the challenge you can no longer play until the next solo challenge is released, which I hope is changed. Why not let the player rematch with the computer challengers even after they’ve beaten them once? But in general the game is really fun and I’m glad the developers are working to improve it all the time.
Sad
by marksd51 on 2018/01/02 02:15
I have to login and logout all the time in order to get messages between people that I play with on the game. It tends to freeze a lot. It’s not a very smooth game or well-developed app. It’s getting really annoying to have to login logout login just to get messages because someone is playing on a different device a kindle to be exact. Stop with the fancy upgrades and make it more simple basic I love playing this game and keeping in contact with friends but you can’t message them if they’re on a different device it’s really annoying and I do agree that they won’t respond of this. Come on developers you’re smart people right figure this out dumb down the game make it simple get your graphics better get the color of the game better so you can actually see what you’re doing. How come every time I have to login I have to go through and delete the games I’ve already deleted that’s annoying once I deleted them they should stay off the game it’s annoying fix it I know you told me in the past it’s all on your servers will get it figured out so I don’t have to keep going through a whole process just to play one game. Now I can’t login it won’t connect to the server one thing after the other this for real I just want to play words with friends with my friends
Love playing it, but not looking at it
by Levans8371 on 2017/12/09 06:19
I do very much enjoy the game. Not only is it a fun way to learn, keep your mind active and challenge yourself, it also helps you stay in touch with friends and family. I may go a week or two not communicating with others if left to initiate conversations on my own. But, I definitely don’t skip taking my turn every day and sending off a quick message using the in game chat feature. Thank you for providing that option. Personal preference, but I do not like the new version, WWF2. The colors, graphics, etc., feel more like a kids game than a game for intelligent adults. I don’t give a rip about some strangers high score or what the popular words are. Put these somewhere else if you must have them. I prefer that space to be used for in game stats like words played and definitions. These two areas should take up the entire column. If you feel you must keep other stats then make them relevant to me. Show high scores for my friends so I can congratulate them, or track the highest scoring word for the current game rather than saving it until the end.
I lost my account and what’s up with theses scammers??
by JJake87 on 2018/12/12 18:58
What’s going on with WWF? I lost all my games and my account too. I had to start over and I’ve been playing some people for years and years. Luckily i was able to find a few and I now have a whole new list of people to play. NOW...here’s my problem every day I’m getting 3 sometimes 4 players that are the”scammers”. They all have the same story. Work for Exxon Mobil, are widowers or divorced wit a child that’s in boarding school and are quite insistent that i download “hangouts”. I’ve said no and they still try. I’ve been taking screenshots of them seeing as there are quite a few. I even played their game and tried to scam the scammer. Today i decided not to let them go on so i said “Let me guess, you work in the oil field, you’re a widower, you have a child and would like to get to know me better on hangouts. Ive actually seen your pic on a forum all about you scammers” And just like that he disappeared. But guess what? I have another trying now. They’re relentless.
The game is okay but...
by AMechelle24 on 2018/07/16 21:37
The game is fun to play and keeps me busy but a few things need to be changed. I think that you should give people two minutes to play back in a game. Some people take longer that 2 days to play back and it gets aggravating because if you are playing a game like Scrabble which is similar to Words With Friends you should play as if you are playing it with an actual board right next to you. So if you were playing the game in real life you wouldn’t take longer than 2 days to play. Another thing that needs to change about the game is the fact that you can’t unfriend somebody because sometimes i start games with people i don’t know and think that i’m about to play a good game but if i play with someone i expect them to play back and forth with me, not come back five days later with a 55 point word and also some people always stay number one in the standings without giving anyone else a chance to be #1, not even for a day. By the way, i am specifically talking about: Owensbigrob44 and Annie🎶 Overall, the game is fun and keeps be busy and also teaches me some new words. Great game, but some things need to change.
Great game
by LarryLuv21 on 2020/01/22 07:42
I dislike the chat app!!! For some people this is a dating site. It is not. I do see you put up a mute option but I agree with the first review from “anthy “ as bd we are not trying to be rude but I just want to play the game not hook up with complete strangers . The ads are ridiculous. Too many. I first started this game in 2012 with no ads. Now we pay to get rid of ads for just 30 days or watch the same ads over and over every turn. I had become so disgusted with the chatting I put everybody I play on “mute conversation “ because the predators are real!! Just remove the chat option. Not needed. Honestly take a vote on the game and I can guarantee the true players want it gone like me! There is Snapchat or tinder for those purposes. I see you say you have new game events? My version of words which is words 2 does not get these options of a new game wheel, new challenges? My computer is upgraded but not this game. Unless I need a new version? Please consider these option words people so we can play a game instead of watching ads or blocking people etc.... just a thought!
Excessive Ads
by SuprKity2DRescue on 2018/01/15 07:33
Every SINGLE play you do you get an ad right after without fail. I have an iPhone 8 and often times the ad will freeze my game forcing me to force close or mess up the screen, forcing me to force close as well. I don’t have this issue with any other app on my phone, even with games way bigger. I get they want to make money and it’s free, but the ads are SO annoying. You are bombarded with apps constantly and honestly I never do this, but I’d be willing to pay a $1 just to remove them. Aside from that it’s easy to use and easy to play without making in app purchases. Get rid of the excessive ads or allow us a way to remove them altogether and it’s a 5 Star game. As of right now though I’m debating on just deleting it because the ads are frustrating and often mess up what could be a quick game. This might as well be called Ads with Friends 2 because you’re going to spend 95% of the time watching them, failing at closing them, or having to reload the game. The in app transactions offer an unfair advantage to people with $$ and the AI clearly always have better letters than you to encourage spending, I can ignore all of that if you just take out your ridiculous amount of ads. Somebody must be in crippling debt in that company or something.
Disappointed
by Bejeweled Leslie on 2020/10/05 15:43
I love this game, but I don’t like the changes that happened in the past few weeks. First of all, I can’t watch any ads at all to earn extra coins. I used to be able to watch 10 ads per day to earn 30 coins. Not any more. When playing solo challenge, I used to be able to watch an ad a few times to advance to the next challenger. Not any more. When playing Duels, it used to cost me 10 coins to refill 3 plays, now it costs 20. And at least 30% of the time the game is so laggy, it keeps saying “loading my board”! By the time I get to take my turn, my opponent is way ahead of me or I lose my coin altogether. My last complaint is the daily word play. There is NO WAY anyone can hit 249 points in 3 plays—I can get to 200 at best. Before, I could watch an ad to earn 3 more turns, but now when I tap on “watch ad” it says I’m sorry, you have played all the boards available for the day. How can 3 boards be the max??? I’m really frustrated!!! Now today, the Duel games are completely gone. They’re so fun when they work. Totally bummed.... Update: they fixed the quick play duels and I can play them again! YAY!
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