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Words With Friends 2 Word Game

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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MOBILE WORD GAMES is better and smarter than ever with all new game modes built for the word player in all of us. Beautifully and intelligently redesigned, words with friends 2 is teeming with more ways to challenge your friends and your brain than ever before. Expand your vocabulary and show off your spelling skills as you search for the highest scoring word. words with friends 2 is the ultimate in word puzzle games! Want to boost your word game? Play games against fictional characters in Solo Challenge events, updated with new games, themes and opponents twice a month. Got a competitive streak? Jump in for fast-paced team games to test your rapid word building skills in the Lightning Round. Sometimes staying in touch is as simple as playing the perfect word. Download and play words with friends 2 today! May the Best Friend Win.™ CREATE A GAME ► The word games showdown starts here. Challenge your Facebook friends and family members who love 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! TRAIN IN SOLO CHALLENGE ► Test and improve your spelling, vocabulary and word skills against themed WordMaster characters in Solo Challenge events. Stay sharp, because as you move up the ladder, the WordMasters will get tougher to beat. Find the highest scoring words and fill them in crossword style to beat the WordMasters! COMPETE IN LIGHTNING ROUND ► Collaborative meets competitive gameplay in this new, fast team mode. Play on a team of up to 5 players, and face off in a match to score the most points first and win. Search the board quickly. ACCESS 50,000 NEW WORDS ► Our biggest update to the Dictionary ever includes 50,000 new words, inspired by our players and pop culture. Play words with friends 2 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 on any mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and other fun stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends Play one of the most fun, social word puzzles 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.
Unable to earn coins for power ups since last update
by Jmm1369 on 2019/08/25 05:23
There are no longer videos to watch for coins since the last update. Is this an oversight or is it a new permanent part of the game in order to force people to pay money to play?? If this is becoming a pay to play game, then I for one, am out of here!!
Too Many Stupid Challenges!
by Ledhed75 on 2019/08/25 03:20
I used to love this game, but somewhere along the line they stuck on these stupid challenges to do all kinds of crap I can’t imagine anyone would care about. Like you take your turn in a game with a friend and then a stupid gift picture pops up that tells you that you completed a stupid challenge you were forced to accept. And you get these stupid coins that you can use to cheat (which I have never used) and I wish to God you could just opt out of all that crap!
Stupid pop ups!!!
by Mercy Me! on 2019/08/25 02:35
I used to love playing this game for hours on end. I would have previously given it a 5. Now all these pop ups are so annoying I can’t stand it. And I’m not talking about ads. I already paid to have no ads and now I have to deal with all the “bonus” BS pop ups!
Uneven playing field
by Mimiuno on 2019/08/24 23:58
There are too many cheats available for this game. Just got notice I can get a great place to play a word AND it shows the letters to play. Not a test of your skill against friends. One with most cheats wins.
Ads are getting very annoying
by Awf123 on 2019/08/24 22:12
I enjoy the game but more and more of the ads are getting very long and the game is getting too annoying to play.
😫😫😫
by Deepthough_Diva on 2019/08/24 21:01
This game is fun but it has so many ads that it becomes irritating and it lag's real please fix I really just want to play. I would give a 5⭐️ if I can play smoothly
Ads keep getting lengthier and more annoying
by Lcm251 on 2019/08/24 21:01
I have been playing this game daily for probably 6 years so needless to say I must love it. I am okay with the advertisements between rounds but they just keep getting lengthier and more annoying. I am to the point that I would not shop at mixtiles or sams club just because their ads annoy me so much. It might be time for me to give this one up.
Ads too long and too numerous.
by P. J. L. on 2019/08/24 20:40
Ads have become unacceptable. I can deal with 10 second promos, even though there are too many per game, these 30 second ads are just too much I’ve played to gamefor a number of years, but util the developers do something about the lengthy and numerous ads, I’ll stop playing and won’t recommend the game to anyone.
Amazing App!!!
by aamari0615 on 2019/08/24 20:22
Thank you so much for all of the additions you have made to the game play. Every day it seems there’s a new item added. All of these additions have made it possible for people to earn coins and power ups which really evens the playing field. And each addition is added fun!!! Thanks again for making a great game even greater!!!’
Like this but....
by Shelieren78 on 2019/08/24 19:22
How do you get rid of the little red numbers on your name after you’ve earned an achievement? I’m up to 7 and it’s driving me nuts!
Words 2 complaint
by deeCon55 on 2019/08/24 18:31
After all the years playing words, this particular version continually offers all vowels or all consonants several times throughout many games. It’s a fix
WWF2
by HHrietta on 2019/08/24 17:15
Hi. Are you really working on a WWF dictionary or is that just something you’re saying? 😊 I come across these really weird words while playing Solo Play only to find out they aren’t “real” words. Just wondering.....
Still issues
by Nihonkabu on 2019/08/24 16:09
Well they fixed many of the previous issues, but now I earn achievements and don’t get the points. I show a bunch of numbers on my profile, but when I click nothing loads or changes. My level points stay the same. I also can’t play the new Daily Word Play. It does not show up at all.
Frustrating features
by cowsudder46 on 2019/08/24 13:58
I read all the reviews. Sad that not one feature, that was commented on, was not fixed. Most comments are over a year old. I enjoy the game but due to being cutoff for accumulating 1500 coins, I will be deleting the app after I complete the 2 games I am currently playing. Feel like I am being punished for playing and not rewarded.
Why
by kickman 2 on 2019/08/24 13:05
I really enjoyed this app until the person I was conversing with decided to get my personal information and threatens my life as well as my family’s life.
Miserly
by JaneZimm on 2019/08/24 12:52
I love this game and play A LOT. Why has it switched to only 2 instead of 3 coins for a daily bonus? And no ability to get more coins by watching an ad? Come on...🤨 Also, recently there was a brief time when Solo Play only had to reach 100 points to get three stars. That was GREAT! But now it’s back to 200 and is virtually out of reach. 🤨 ALSO, you can’t see each earned reward individually, but only all together and it seems I got very little for a purple mystery box. 😏 Come on, Zynga. Why so miserly all of a sudden?
Words with friends word
by Noteben1 on 2019/08/24 11:58
My game is stopped mid play can’t restart no matter what I do! Starting to do this more often. Opponents get tired of mine stopping because they don’t even know WHY??? This is exactly what happens to me too! I didn’t write this but it’s annoying. This person gave 4 stars but I want to give it 1 right now. It’s Saturday and I wanted to play and it’s blacked out. It always does this after a update, is it coincidence or not??
The ads are getting annoying
by Ipadguy1234 on 2019/08/24 10:44
It’s bad enough there’s the temptation to purchase gameplay power ups, but to have an ad in between EVERY turn is excessive AND a banner ad, AND a paid sponsor for events- (Flo-Progressive). Not only that but some ads have a forced minimum viewing time, and the music for the ads is jarring and after hearing it 40 times, it seems psychologically painful. And to pay $9.99 PER MONTH to have ad-free is preposterous. I don’t even spend that much on my favorite magazines or news sites. Then I have to listen to the people who paid a one time premium years ago and have ad free for life so it’s especially irritating. Finally, when your ad queue or scheme has a gap and I just have to look at the black screen with the progress icon it’s so annoying I grip my device harder due to irritation and sometimes my hand gets sore. What is the driver of your ad revenue greed? All the consolidated Zynga Games? You have ruined what used to be one of my favorite hobbies. I hope your profit centered focus keeps you up at night.
Great Game but hate the extra “stuff”
by Pattylbtoo on 2019/08/24 06:58
Wish you would let us just pay the game. Stop with the badges, seeds, pins, what ever. A lot of meaningless stuff and ugly graphics. This is a great word game - no need to reinvent the wheel with unnecessary extraneous gimmicks. It is getting to the point where a notice or a box or a . . .popups between every play. And I have gotten to the point where I verbally tell it to go away and leave me alone. Please return our game and only the game! Reading this again I feel exactly the same. This is my favorite game of all games but I really dislike the extra stuff more and more - and I do get verbal
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DELETE Practice Mode Games
by JLeeSparks on 2019/08/24 04:15
Cannot delete practice mode games.
Last update
by Digger1949 on 2019/08/24 03:47
I’ve been playing this game a long time and enjoying it. However, right after the last update, the app ha been squirrelly. Now when I play a word, 90% of the time I get a black screen, not an ad. The black screen does not go any further, it just stays. I have to close the app and then open it again. Real pain..
Lengthy ads make the game unplayable
by Vhinkle on 2019/08/24 02:53
I love this game, but recently the ads are TWO MINUTES LONG. Ads have made the game unplayable. The same ads over and over for Body Groove, Who Gives a C, and Lovevery just make me quit the game. I’m a million years I will not buy these.
Incorrect word strength
by Zen367 on 2019/08/24 02:34
Word strength is not accurate. I found the word “DOUGHY” but word radar showed that it was little more than half strength. So I spent hours trying to find a better word. Well, I finally gave up and played the word “DOUGHY”. But to my surprise hindsight said the strongest word I could have played was “DOUGHY”!
Clam
by Rory Herterich on 2019/08/24 01:32
Pickle my pie!!!!!!!!
Points for videos
by Christi-simple on 2019/08/23 23:42
I haven’t gotten prompts to watch videos for extra points for at least 3 days.
Purchased long ago, now paying a monthly subscription. Grrr!!
by pnwpatty360 on 2019/08/23 22:35
I purchased Words With Friends approx 5 years ago and loved the game. Got new phone and game didn’t migrate. Installed manually and tried to Restore Purchases, but my account wasn’t recognized. Wrote developer but never got reply. I play often and don’t like ads, so I’ve been begrudgingly paying the $9.99 monthly, but I do not believe this to be fair. I’ve noticed others have found alternative Scrabble-type games which are one-time pay and just as good as Words With Friends. Thinking now of going that route myself. 😔
Words with friends 2
by Tazzi999 on 2019/08/23 21:57
IT HAS BEEN THREE DAYS WITHOUT BONUS POINTS BECAUSE T IS STUCK SAYIG COME BACK TOMORROW OR IS THS TO FORCE PURCHASING COINS. ALWAA THE BONUS POINTS ARE MESSED UP. THIS WAS A WONDERFUL. GAM NOOW ITS JUST FULL OF BUGS.
Long ads
by Words Cat on 2019/08/23 19:21
You have recently added some very lengthy ads that last four to four to five times longer. Very, very frustrating. Also very, very annoying. Really slows down the game.
You listen. Thank you.
by CUDanny on 2019/08/23 19:12
You wow me.
Question
by Yuiawta on 2019/08/23 19:10
Love the game...aces! But on my profile icon there is a number”7”, in a red dot. I go to my profile but see nothing to get info of what this number is all about? Anyone else seeing this on their page?
Taking Away The Challenge
by Cosmic Yogi 123 on 2019/08/23 18:48
I have been playing words with friends for years. I like that I have to use some Critical thinking skills. I don’t mind that over the years they have continued to add features to assist you. But now the latest thing is they are essentially telling you the move to make. What’s the fun in that! My rating for this app has now gone from a five to a three. What’s the point in having a game if you tell people the move.
Still Having issues
by Vociferous V on 2019/08/23 17:35
Hello Again, I sent the below message to you s couple of days, at least I hope so, since oddly it’s still here. Game still won’t open. Acts like it is then does not...if you can...help! Thanks. Standing by... I Love playing this game but unfortunately I have not been able to access my game since Sunday therefore I am losing out on my games within the game as well...my opportunity to gain the badge for this week, the daily challenges and badges, now all my streaks are broken, and my opponents probably think I left them hanging unless there is an overall app issue. I have restarted my phone a couple of times, etc. Would appreciate your assistance with a resolution. Thank you, Vanessa Hollinger, 20 August 2019
Get real with words!
by Deanna10040 on 2019/08/23 16:19
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
WWF lost its appeal
by Grekamom on 2019/08/23 15:41
I’ve been playing for years but lately the developers’ changes have made it unappealing. Everything about it has changed.. they are very stingy about awarding coins, they’ve set challenges that must be met or else you don’t earn prizes..SOLO challenge is configured to give players the worst letter choices..It’s hard to win any games.
Bugs and way to many ads
by Chellybelly813 on 2019/08/23 15:17
I have a game that is stuck & won’t undo its self has been that way for two days. To many items and can be a lil confusing
New “Stuck” feature freezes app
by Sqirrel5376 on 2019/08/23 15:01
I’ve loved playing on WwF2 app for several months until yesterday, a new feature called “Stuck” or something like that froze up the app on my iphone, and it’s not possible to move to another screen. I’ve tried downloading the app again but same thing happened. Please fix this, Zynga!! I doubt I’m the only person!
Someone else said it A good game gone bad
by ekzimm on 2019/08/23 13:59
All I want to do is play with my friend and avoid all the stupid other going on. I paid for an upgrade thinking I could get rid of it. Not. Today I was forced to Accept a Word Masters game it would not let me say no or get past it, now I have to deal with Wannabe Wanna in my face. Time to find another game for serious players. Tired of all the crap. Update: IS there an à la cart version of this game so we don’t have to put up with all this crap.
App wont load
by over populated on 2019/08/23 13:47
Doesn’t work at all on ipad
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by stkljnmp on 2019/08/23 12:12
It’s almost impossible to play with all of the ads and pop ups. Definitely needs some improvement.
Solo challenge is a fail
by chowvl on 2019/08/23 11:36
Solo challenges are beyond frustrating. I consider myself very good at this game and sometimes I can’t get past “very easy” without trying two or three times because of the bs letters I’m given and the fact that every word the bot plays is over 40 points! Seems apparent that the game is stacked against you and they want to force you to use power ups and spend money. Make it fair and reflect the difficulty of the level you’re on.
Trouble with ads
by RadinsMom on 2019/08/23 09:55
I don’t mind watching ads to get coins but the ads don’t work and I can’t the coins. This time the ads worked but there was an error giving me the coins. So I watched the ads and got nothing. Please fix this.
simplify— put it back
by bjk1992 on 2019/08/23 09:17
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! 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.
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.
Paid cheats have ruined this once great game
by Snallygaster on 2019/08/23 04:03
For years, I’ve lived WWF. I’ve played almost every day for years. But a few years ago, they started allowing users to “buy” advantages like tile swaps and showing play options. That was bad enough, but they’ve now added the ability to see your best play in advance (for a price, of course). This completely kills any strategy or skill and reduces the game to “who’s got the most cheat credits.” I played regularly with a lot of skilled players and they’re ALL jumping ship in droves. Way to kill a good thing WWF. Very sorry to say I’m done with This dumbed-down Scrabble wannabe.
Match of the day
by ladybug828 on 2019/08/23 03:52
Why do I keep getting the same match for a day..... they don’t play anymore...... then you have to wait 11 days for the game to drop, or resign which counts as a loss. Then they are the only choice again Give us more than one choice or don’t try to keep forcing the game with players that have given up playing!!!!!!
Love this game but........
by B-Witch on 2019/08/23 03:49
If you have more than treasure box you have to claim all at once. Will not allow you to claim them individually anymore. Also it used to let you watch a video for coins but cannot do that anymore. Please fix this and it would be perfect again.
Not compatible with IPad ?
by d62 on 2019/08/23 01:10
This game has never worked properly on my iPad. For some reason the screen is such that I can’t see what my score is. Now the game wont even load on my iPad. Works fine on my phone
Too manyAds
by GoldenRod™ on 2019/08/23 00:33
Too many ads ruins the experience and game.
8/22/2019
by katiescarlett07 on 2019/08/22 23:36
8/22/2019 Daily Word Play started out to be a fun way to quickly earn 5 coins for accumulating 400 points. Then, it was raised to 700 points ... for 5 coins. The reward is still 5 coins, but now the player has to accumulate 1770 points!! Perfect example of diminishing returns and the way WWF2 developers constantly devalue the efforts of the players in this game. More than 4x the points for the same reward = having to play more than 4x longer to earn 5 stinking coins. Well, I won’t be doing THAT anymore. Daily Word Play is DEAD to me. Earlier in 2019 Cost of power-up coins has increased from 15/each to 20/each, devaluing the coins as a result? Why? There was no notification about this ... no respect for the players ... gee ... you’d think it was real money!! 4/18/2019 My Solo Masters disappeared and I contacted tech support 3 days ago ... I’m still without Solo Masters. It now takes twice as many points to complete the weekly Challenge ... 15,000+ ... I’m getting tired of and frustrated with this game. It’s not fun anymore ... it’s annoying. I’m close to quitting altogether. Between the scammers and the crappy garbage in this game, it’s become a real disappointment.
Always Fun
by Jints5 on 2019/08/22 23:34
This is a terrific game that I’ve been playing for several years. But the one thing I don’t understand is why we are limited only to playing the list of available players provided on our screens. I imagine there are tens of thousands of players worldwide and yet we see the same 25 or so that we have already played, stopped playing or we don’t want to play again. It makes absolutely no sense. I’m provided with one person a day who is in my skill range? One person? I have to play lightning round games just to find someone new. I can’t think of one logical explanation why we have to be so limited in plays and players. Unless I’m missing something this should be something that needs to be addressed yesterday.
Florida Donna
by DWendwa on 2019/08/22 23:26
Really HATE all of the “improvements”, limited to 1500 points. Every time I open it asks to connect with friends in FB, very annoying. Much preferred the old version.
Taking the fun out of the game!
by Airbornesailor on 2019/08/22 22:36
Team!! Stop!! We used to sit down and get our points for the 100 coins. Now, we get a box not worth a lot. Let alone hours of our time. Great innovations with the swaps etc. - but the 100 coins make using them possible. Rethink this latest change. Also! Squaw is a word!!
No, just no
by Jammarjoey77 on 2019/08/22 22:01
This is NOT easy as it looks. They pair you up with experienced bots when you’re just beginning to learn the game. AND they also make you choose random letters from impossible selections. You don’t just MAKE words. I much prefer the board game.
Love this Game, But!
by Croftent on 2019/08/22 21:38
Love this game, but lately I am having issues with the screen going black. The only way I can get back in is to shut my iPad down and restart it. This only started in the last few days, but it happens very frequently. I play one or two people and it goes out. Hopefully this glitch can be fixed soon. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. I will be happy to come back and update my rating to 5 stars when it is fixed. Awesome game!
Word Clue Option
by Mrsvis on 2019/08/22 21:03
I have the new Word Clue option now, just started a few days ago but my best friend that I play several games with does not have it so it is an unfair advantage to me. Why does she not have it available too? She uses the same type game as me.
Game still crashing freezing not working
by Momogeo on 2019/08/22 20:44
Now I have lost innumerable games due to timing out because the game still will not work ever since the maintenance a couple months ago. I got an email with LISTS of things to do, including deleting the game and reinstalling...it still is working just as poorly( or should say NOT working) it is days of not working with a random working crummy day. Cannot even get to play a game at all some/most times I try. IF it goes it overheats my phone crazily
A Bit Excessive
by Sis61 on 2019/08/22 19:02
This app is great for the purpose of playing Scrabble with others, but I don’t understand why the creators added in a bunch of tokens and “Power Ups.” I just want to play old fashioned Scrabble. I don’t want to complete daily, weekly, or monthly challenges. I don’t want tokens. It drives me crazy that every time I play a word, a screen pops up saying I played a letter or two from the daily word. I genuinely do not care about that, and I don’t care about earning coins, boxes, treasure chests, etc. I wish there was some way to opt out of these little daily activities and such.
Problem
by U Angel on 2019/08/22 18:35
I’ve been playing a long time. My game is updated and I wrote to WWF BUT yet I’m still having the same problem. The problem is with the chat as I can read the person I’m playing against yet she can’t read mine. Both of us have the updated versions. It stopped for a while and the chats where fine, now it’s back to her not being able to see mine. This is very frustrating and causing me to not play as much. So, can you help with this problem? Thanks (I think)
Can’t keep up with users
by HelpfulHarriet on 2019/08/22 18:04
I paid $9.99 for this app to be ad free. I still get ads. The app freezes often. It can’t keep up with the players. I’m very disappointed in the app.
Good game, lots of fun, but ads freeze a lot
by emmymeows on 2019/08/22 17:34
I love this game and would gladly give it five stars if I didn’t have to keep restarting it. Here’s my thing. I’m fine with ads, I know it’s part of playing a “free” game, but I do think they are a bit excessive when playing people since they pop up after every word you play. I mostly play the lightening round though, which is an ad after the lightning round is over which to me seems reasonable. However, about 40% of the time, with full bars and a brand new, fully updated iPhone 8 less than 3 months old, the ads will fail to load, freeze, and force me to have to restart the game a little too often. Other games I play do not do this. It seems to be more of a problem when playing one on one games, but does it also sometimes in the lightning round as well. I will gladly give it 5 stars if this problem is fixed!
Way too slow
by PicklLG on 2019/08/22 16:43
This App runs so slow because of all the side stuff going on. I never play or use any of the other things going on. I only want to play Words with my friends. But now after every game I play it runs so slow and the screen goes black and I have to come back again and again. Sometimes it takes an hour before I can play again Sad and pathetic game
Enjoyable
by Leairenee on 2019/08/22 14:31
I really enjoy playing this game, but it appears as if a lot of new people starting out think this is match.com.😂. I find it very strange and disturbing to be badgered and hit on playing scrabble🙃
HINTS?!?
by Joe Billy 54321 on 2019/08/22 13:58
I opened my game this morning to discover that WWF has added “hints” that show not only where you can play, but what tiles?!? You’re basically giving the player a cheat. You’ve devolved from a smart, enjoyable game to something unrecognizable. Between the trolling messages, “progressive” sponsored “challenges” and in game cheats, this game isn’t worth playing anymore. What a shame. I’ve played for 10 years or more, but now deleting from my devices.
Pay to Win
by ericmallory on 2019/08/22 12:37
How is this even a fair game anymore when your competitors can just pay to win? Pay to exchange your letters and not lose a turn. Pay to see where to play possible words? The newest update allows you to pay to see the exact word to play. Basically, the person who pays the most wins. Not my idea of a fair, fun game.
Worthless on an iPad Pro
by loverofhispresence on 2019/08/22 05:33
Even with the latest update Practice mode is non playable. It crashes immediately and I have to uninstall the game to clear those games. I’ve contacted you all repeatedly regarding this issue. I can play fine on my iPhone. Really wish that this could be rectified so that I don’t have to move from one device to another just to play. This is my favorite game. I love it. I just don’t understand why this can’t be fixed. Pleeeeease find a solution!
Each update gets worse and worse
by Caltagm on 2019/08/22 05:11
I used to like this game. Then they put ads around the playing board. That was ok. They need to pay the bills. Then they put ads after each time you played a word. Annoying but you could skip by them. Then they made some of the ads un-skippable. Very annoying. And my opinion started to turn. Quickly. Then they added stupid points and rewards and crap like that. And you can’t opt out of it. So you get lots of pop ups about how you earned badges and points and “gold”. I don’t freaking care! Give me the option to not participate in that ridiculous crap. Now they are nearly forcing me to play one of their asinine side games against the computer. IF I WANTED TO PLAY THAT, I WOULD PLAY THAT! Stop all the crap. Just because something is new doesn’t make it better. Wake up before you permanently ruin a perfectly good game. And now there are so many games and pop ups that every time I open the game on my tablet or phone it takes 10-30 seconds before the same starts up. Sitting there with a frozen screen while it loads all that extraneous crap is very frustrating. Several of my friends have given up and left the game. I don’t want to but that time is getting closer.
Its aight
by Medha.S.K. on 2019/08/22 03:13
Its lagging a-lot. Its a fun game but ads plus the lag make me not want to play it.
Too dumbed down
by SamuraiSal on 2019/08/22 03:07
WWF adding too many features that are tantamount to cheating, i.e. swap w/out losing a turn, showing you exactly where to play the highest scoring word. Catering to morons.
What happened to AD Free option?
by ScooterChase07 on 2019/08/22 03:06
I don’t like ads. It’s very distracting to me so I would purchase the ad free option. I would have given 5 stars but without the ad free option I most likely will quit playing. Very disappointing! 😫😫
Nope
by Golfboss5 on 2019/08/22 02:11
Drains battery and AI cheats to make it pay to win. Can’t even play scrabble without greedy tactics. What a joke
Terrible customer service from Zynga
by Ssbl on 2019/08/22 01:49
Zynga has replied to my complaints but has not listened. It seems as if their replies are computer generated. They offer game enhancement features and a way to earn coins to use them. Coin feature is not working on my iPad after their last two updates and they try to convince me that the coin offers are random, to keep checking, blah blah blah. I’d always gotten them every day and still do on my phone, which HAS NOT been updated but even now cannot collect the max that is offered daily. I believe the app is a mess. Good luck if you download this one.
New version?
by macguru-42 on 2019/08/22 01:43
A friend sent me a message, but all I see is: “The user sent you an unsupported chat message - Please upgrade to the latest version of Words With Friends to view this message.” When I check the App Store, it indicates I am using the most up to date version available (12.81.1). What is the issue?
Wait too long
by julie5678341 on 2019/08/22 00:44
You have to wait for 8 hours before you can play the next solo game! Not worth my time.. game is now deleted.
Game crashing I-Pad
by :( Bernie on 2019/08/22 00:33
I have been playing this game for many years. I am finding that whenever I play the game , when it goes to the commercials my iPad turns black , then kicks me out and I have to shut my I-Pad completely down and restart it . This is happening after every turn . I’m about ready to give up on your game and just delete it please look into this. Also these quests and patches and badges are getting to be really annoying it would be a much better game if you got rid of all that garbage. Thank you. Bernetta Rice
Where are all of the coins I won?
by Ajsmith29045 on 2019/08/22 00:16
I’ve completed several “achievements” and won different amounts of coins, but I have yet to receive them!!! Where are the coins?
So many ads
by DaveK180 on 2019/08/21 23:57
The game is fun and petty fast paced. However, an advertisement after EVERY play is a bit much. I literally spend more time watching ads than playing the game.
Purple button screen
by Binewbir56376 on 2019/08/21 23:33
Got an invitation to play from a friend on Facebook Messenger. The app updated and opens to a purple screen with 3-d button designs. That’s it. No clicks and inoperable . Using iPhone 7s and latest iOS 12.4
Used to be fantastic game- now its all about GREED
by Lisa millet on 2019/08/21 23:28
I used to love this game. Been playing since 2012. For a few years there has been an option to “ watch video” for coins. I ignored it. I was getting five coins a day- and 100 coins a week for earning badges. Then that changed- only receive a coin or two a day- and can never meet the ever increasing point total required to get a badge. But the cost increased. So, Recently, I started watching the videos to get coins so I could get more frames. Now- it has completely vanished. I used the help function and wrote to their “ customer service” about it. They say it is “ random” and not available to everyone. Translation- “we want you to buy coins “. That is not happening. At least I was able to buy the adfree dollars a few years ago. I feel bad for the people who have to pay ten dollars a month to “ rent” the ad-free game. That is crazy! That is more than Netflix. They should just call it “ words for profit”
Dropped games! Etc
by tiaodie on 2019/08/21 22:48
I have played WWF for years....I decided to up date to WWF2. I have had so many problems with everything. The biggest problem is there is NO help or support. Why can’t there be some help.? Tiaodie
Fix app
by irish travler on 2019/08/21 21:31
The rewards & challenge window is not working properly. You have to hit the claim all button in order to get rewards, instead of the box. This just recently happened. The daily box in the same window, has a flashing glow in the box. This again recently happened. My app has been updated Thank you
I like the game
by HerRedness on 2019/08/21 19:40
There are three things I would like to see changed. 1. A way to get rid of catfishing attempts. 2. The bonus for starting a new classic game. Many people start the game to get the bonus and stop playing as soon as they get their bonus. So you are loaded with games that people aren’t playing. If I were to quit the game, it shows as a loss for me in my stats. That isn’t right. So I would do away with that as a means to get a bonus. 3. Hindsight. I have over one hundred hindsights. People really don’t use them. They do not help you win your game. They really have no value whatsoever. They need to go. I wish I could trade them in for something I do use, which is all of the other power ups.
Frustrated
by ggchris1997 on 2019/08/21 18:53
I have enjoyed playing this game for the better part of a year. A bit annoyed at the ads between games and when I improved, the rewards diminished and the game started freezing up. I am now down to a blank screen and unable to resume playing the games that are in progress-frustrated.
“Words” that aren’t words...
by WMU_Av8or on 2019/08/21 17:58
This game is becoming convoluted with words that really aren’t words. The board is cool, but hey, why not just make every combination of letters a word now? That’s what this game is becoming. Perhaps the developers can come up with a way to allow us to use various dictionaries. Just a thought.
Stop the animations
by TeeShirt on 2019/08/21 17:44
This is a great game that I love to play. But you’ve ruined it by adding all this unnecessary flashyness. Where’s the OFF button? I noticed that on a February review where someone complained about this, the developer gave a response that they were already working on it. We should be patient. Well it’s been a long time and has only gotten worse! Thank goodness I paid 99cents to remove ads for this game 10 years ago. With what you’re charging now, I would have uninstalled ages ago. But w/o ads I’ve been a loyal player ever since. And invited friends to play. If you’re trying to lose the old- timers who just want to play without interruptions, congratulations you’re succeeding!! THANK YOU for allowing us to turn off tile styles so I don’t have to see those colored tiles that make me dizzy. Yes, I LOVE the power ups ... but you could give a discount when buying more than one. And why does the number of coins I can earn have a cap?? The daily bonus coins went down from 3 to 1. How Greedy can you get? Other games increase them daily when you play a number of days in a row. And forcing me to click “great” to go on with the game when I really want to click “awful,” just adds insult to injury. Let us shut off all these time wasting interruptions. I know when I make a good score... “combo bonus” who cares!! If I’m smart enough to play this game I’m smart enough to know I’ve taken the lead without you flashing it at me. Leave the animations for the kids but allow adults to turn off that crap. I will NOT BE UPDATING the game again for fear you’ll remove the features I like, and add more that I hate.
Linda B
by polle&$ on 2019/08/21 17:42
I have been playing for a lot of years and after the last IPhone update the game freezes when I attempt to open a Brown reward treasure box. I delete the game and re load and it keeps freezing up when I try again.
More coins
by LameyMF on 2019/08/21 17:24
Love it but you used to get 4 coins per day now you only get 2. I want my 4 coins back
Maddening
by Danjao on 2019/08/21 16:35
I had not used this app for a few years when I downloaded it again recently. It’s much more flashy now (not in a good way), and it sometimes has internal, non-ad pop ups after I complete a turn. It will hype some kind of “special feature” or goal that I do not care about, and it does not allow me to exit the screen. I can either click “Check It Out!” or some such nonsense, or I can kill the app and restart. None of this, however, is as annoying as the problem I have with turn notifications. More than 90% of the time, I will get a notification telling me that it is my turn, but when I load the game, it still says it’s my opponent’s turn. On average, I would say I am unable to play my turn for about six hours after I receive the notification—and sometimes it’s longer than that by hours. I have tried other versions of the app, and played through multiple games, and the problem persists. The game is utterly useless this way.
😁👏🏻
by Neponsit on 2019/08/21 15:36
I love this game. I wish it would let me play with more people than I am actually able . My only real complaint would be they don’t keep the Dictionary up-to-date. They decline use of words that are truly words. Words you are able to use on Boggle but not on words with friends. Words that are in the dictionary but still not recognize on this game.
Frozen Screens
by Mrs Colbert on 2019/08/21 15:36
It’s SSSOOOO freaking annoying that the ads keep interrupting and then the darn screen freezes and I have to uninstall and reinstall the darn app.
Solo Challenges
by LibbyMpls on 2019/08/21 15:18
What happened? I can’t get three stars on the first and easiest game! I win by a landslide each time- I’ve paid to replay twice thinking it was me. Played the second game, won by 80 points and still 2 stars. I don’t even want to play it anymore because it’s impossible!
Words with friends
by Druciferrrrr on 2019/08/21 12:42
Selected English version yet a vast amount of words aren’t English. I’m actually unsure they’re words of any language. I had accumulated many coins from prior versions of the app but for some reason I’m unable to accumulate more in latest version. App is very inconsistent in how new letters are divvied out. App freezes during many of the adds so I either delete app and download again or shut phone off.
Scoring is buggy especially at the end
by Xxjsnfizxx on 2019/08/21 12:01
I was leading by a dozen but ended up losing even the opponent scored only 4 points
Too many ads
by Darleen1949 on 2019/08/21 11:41
Too many ads and interruptions. Crowed page
App takes too long to load
by chicagojoe16 on 2019/08/21 11:40
Hi can you stop popping up your stupid game modes I just want to play words with friends, ya know, the name of your app kkkkkkkk?????
Getting worse
by infrequentreviewer74 on 2019/08/21 10:52
If you tried a little harder maybe you could make this the slowest app in the App Store. As a long time player I still enjoy this app but the new updates make it slow and glitchy. Seems like app updates should improve it buy zynga decided it’s best to make the app worse with each release. Some great business model.
Solo challenge
by shermsmon on 2019/08/21 08:56
I enjoy playing but on solo challenge I am stuck. Just says thinking. Have restarted and updated both. How do I remove this?
Love it but...
by Fluffy Kitty 1 on 2019/08/21 06:12
I love this game n I live playing with people but the only thing that ruins it is the how many ads after I finish with a word then go to another every single time there is a ad and I do not feel like spending $10 for 30 days of no ads I should be able to pay $5 for no ads for however long I have this game, I love this game but the ads are ruining it for me and it’s getting to the point where I just want to delete it but it’s addicting 😕
Game keeps crashing giving me a blank screen
by fritzlin on 2019/08/21 01:59
Love game but having a terrible time with it the last 2-3 weeks when it started blacking out and not allowing me back in. Nothing wrong while using any other apps just Word 2 and Apple checked everything out stating there’s nothing wrong with iPad has to be Word2 Left email for Word 2 weeks ago and nothing back. Frustrated!
Good, but a typical mobile game
by Tan1501 on 2017/11/14 08:21
This game has incredible potential and it reaches most of it but is dampened with micro transactions and ads. The app has beautiful and easy to use UI, stats that keep track of your abilities and best moments. I like to see this game as a way to grow your vocabulary and have fun doing it. It does this very well by giving you the ability to see definitions of words on the board and even suggesting a new word everyday. When you play a word you have the ability to use hindsight which shows the best possible word you could have played. For some reason, this ability is limited and you have to pay to use it more. There aren’t any game breaking reasons why this should be limited because you already used the letters needed for that word. I believe this ability should be unlimited because it can help expand your vocabulary. The gameplay is fair and is mostly based on your knowledge. The board is well designed and you use each special tile about the same amount in the long run. The ads aren’t too bad. The game is well made and beautifully designed. They should choose between micro transactions and ads or at least make hind sight free. Great job with everything else :)
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.
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???
Trollers abundant
by Marybuzz on 2018/12/20 18:01
I love to play Words with Friends 2. A great game with lots of game options. Better than Scrabble, game-wise. BUT....Trollers are like a virus on this game. It’s HORRIBLE. They only want to start a game, ask for personal and private information, get you to go on other forums of chat and picture rooms, ask for money, ask for pictures, they are pressing and bothersome....some are just insulting and pushy. They are a bad intrusion on the game. The trollers are always NEW players...just started that day or the day before....because they hop from one identity to another to troll gamers. I know we can turn chat off...but sometimes it is nice to converse with a true player and talk the game. Plus...the biggest negative is that once WE discover they are a troller, like after 2 or 3 moves, if WE resign, WE get penalized the loss. I HATE that. I don’t want a loss because I want to dump a troller. So I eventually just stay on and ignore until they might resign. They don’t resign very often. They usually Time out then no one gets the win. It’s a waste of my gaming numbers. I only get 30 players at a time. If 8 are trollers...it’s a wasted space. Anyway...Beware....Trollers are on the prowl in this game and it’s extremely annoying to say the least. Most trollers can’t even speak English...they might go by a script. It’s pretty bad.
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.
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
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.
Developers respond to 5 star reviews but not lower?
by Beebuzzkill on 2017/11/19 10:16
I just came to see what others were saying and saw that the first four reviews I read that the developers respond to the 2 five star reviews but how about the other 2 lower star reviews? One person was stuck in tutorial repeats. My game is stuck on the forth solo challenge, it says play and has a green check but doesn’t start. I looked for an update also turned it off and on along with my device. It Still doesn’t work and it’s set on a clock that’s running out. I couldn’t find help on the game or a place to report bugs. If it’s there it’s not easy to find. The game board on the solo challenges is very small not sure if I like that yet. After the bugs are worked out I will do a review but for now I’m stuck too, at least on that part of the game. I can access other parts such as practice or challenge a friend. Jury is out. To developers why did you not respond to the people with glitches or low reviews? It may be that doing so will increase happy players at least they’d know you’re listening to their valid concerns. I Hope to see an update soon. Thanks for a promising looking game. It seems glitches are pretty common in new games. I know as soon as I update my iPhone along comes an update to update the update and so on etc.
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.
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. 😊
Love the game, hate the players
by Bambifaline on 2019/02/05 05:51
This game is great, and I’ve made friends with some super cool people who I’ve enjoyed chatting with and playing against. I love our in game chats and our competitive banter, that being said; a lot of my games are wasted on scammers or dudes who are only playing to meet dates. A player is only allowed so many games playing at any given time, and it’s REALLY frustrating to have a score of 305 to 70 against a scammer or date seeking dude who ends the game when they realize you aren’t going to chat with them on hangouts. That brings me to my point; when you DO try to report an offender who is clearly scamming, just playing to get a date, is being mean or vulgar, or who has stolen another persons identity (I’ve seen the same profile pic in 3 games at the same time) etc, it’s slow to report and buggy to the point where you can’t report the offender at all. At the very least put out a disclaimer so the nice ladies of this game don’t get scammed. This game is becoming the next Nigerian prince scam for grandmas and that’s really not cool and shame on y’all for not doing something about it.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love this game! So enjoyable playing and making new friends.
by cookiegram12 on 2017/12/21 03:01
A great game to expand vocabulary and connect with friends. Love to play and complete games . Daily looking forward to new challenges however I have encountered a problem . I have been playing consistently with a friend over 6 months when all of a sudden I received a message, "Sorry your friend is maxed out and needs to finish one game. Until that time she can no longer play." I asked her about this and she said she is also trying to play with me and they won't connect us together. She told me to tell you that we tried to discuss with support and had no reason for this problem. They suggested certain things to do with nothing supplying answers to our problem. She continues to play with others with no problem and questions as to whether she deleted me by mistake. We are hoping that we will receive help by sharing our situation...we love the Game! Just sad right now and looking for the correct answer that we need.
Sad changes
by JesusLovesUs:) on 2018/11/13 18:32
After playing for over 2 years I have deleted my app. I wish there were more incoming challengers to keep me interested but the real reason I got fed up was the solo challenges. My bs meter went through the roof. As you play a set list of bots, you literally have to wait approximately 24hours between matches. The challenge is only available for a set number of days and even if I was very on top of the app I would still be placed into the occasional impossible match. While I would breeze through almost every bot, periodically the game would decide to give me impossible letters. If I found the top scoring word on every play I would still lose. My power ups wouldn’t help. It was a pre-determined loss. There were also pre-determined wins of course, but the losses were so frustrating. After losing you either have to wait another day or pay to play again. Why don’t we just keep the games/words/letters random? I hate feeling like I’m being controlled and manipulated by the apps algorithm. Too much bs. I cannot prove it but I am pretty certain some of these same “good letter vs bad letter” draws played into the player matches as well. Good luck and have fun if you download anyway. Not for me.
Trollers and Men think it is a dating App
by Melcy82 on 2019/04/20 16:51
I have been playing on and off since 2016. I expect the adds since I don’t pay for it but the amount of men wanting my personal information lately is astonishing. As soon as I politely decline or mute the conversation they stop playing so that messes with my game stats. There are obviously a serious amount of trollers on the app and men in general treat it like a dating app. I changed my profile picture, and name, so I at least get fewer requests from men. At one time I even changed my profile to male to see if I would get requests from men. When my profile was listed as male I got zero requests to play from men. This shows that they are specifically targeting female profiles. I don’t accept any game requests from men at all unless they are a friend I know personally. These guys don’t care that I am married at all. This app has so much potential it’s sad that it has turned into a trollers playground. Don’t accept game play requests from men unless you know them as a general rule and as soon as they request your email address or personal info report their account regardless of their gender. Start reporting these profiles!!
Base game fantastic, extras obnoxious
by KitKat A on 2018/06/29 23:34
I’ve been playing WWF for years and I used to love it. It’s the first thing I play when I wake up and I usually play it several more times throughout the day. Lately there have been so many features I am unable to opt out of that I’m seriously contemplating leaving this app altogether. I was uncomfortable with features that essentially let you pay to cheat (Hindsight, Word Radar, Swap+) knowing that even if I don’t use them, my friends had that access and I’d never know. Then I would open the app just to have a gift box given to me I couldn’t opt out of so I could get more cheats or coins (usually used to buy cheats). Then they couldn’t handle me actually finishing my turns and leaving the app so just this week they started throwing me into a “solo game“ against a bot as soon as I’ve finished my last turn with my real friends. I’ve resigned all these games, but I’m frustrated that I have to. I paid for the ad-free version so I wouldn’t be harassed. I would like this game so much more if I had the option to reject cheats, gift boxes and unwanted solo games. I want to go back to loving this app more than I hate it.
Free dating app?
by T-Town Dragon on 2019/08/12 13:48
Are you aware people are trying to use this app as a free dating site? It’s so infuriating! I enjoy playing the scrabble type game - If I wanted to find a date, I’d be on a dating app - In order to achieve the daily/weekly goals I accept challenges from other players. However, some of these players only want ‘to get to know me’, or want me chat with them on another app. When I don’t give them personal information, or agree to download that app, they stop playing. Now, I have to wait 12 days for them to ‘time out’ or I can decline the game and I take the ‘loss’. I like that I can mute the chat. I just wish there was a way to get them off my ‘waiting for their move’ list. Apparently, I can only have X number of games going. Therefore, I can’t start a game with someone I know because these people haven’t timed out yet. Please decrease the length of time it takes for a player to ‘time out’ or add a ‘troll’ button to end the game (with someone trolling for information) without penalizing the person being trolled. Then if said person gets marked as a ‘troll’ X number of times their account gets closed. They’re not really playing the game anyway (always playing 2-3 letter words).
Fun game, but they’ve made it really annoying
by Chopperjeff on 2018/10/17 16:18
I really enjoy playing this game, but when they updated it from version 1 to version 2, it became very annoying. I mean, what’s with all these mystery boxes that keep popping up? I’m really sick and tired of seeing them. Christ, I just want to play the game! I’m not a three year old any more who enjoys watching pretty bouncing objects. I also don’t like the fact that the developers have made cheating OK. What’s with the free tile swapping? Normally in Scrabble, which is what this game basically is, a player can swap their tiles, but then they lose their turn. But not in this game, where one can choose to swap one time and maintain their turn. If you insist in having this option, at least make it so that one can choose to play other people who either have this option enabled or disabled. So in other words, the players can choose whether they both play with that option or not. That way, it’s a level playing field. And, for God’s sake, get rid of the stupid bouncing mystery boxes! If I’m getting an award for something, then just give me the dang reward without all the idiotic graphics!
Glitches galore
by Chelsjbb on 2017/12/06 16:28
I updated my iPhone to the new iOS and it made me get the newer version of words. At first I was excited because the old version was starting to get glitchy. I would get notifications saying it was my turn but when I went into the game it was saying that it was still my opponents turn. Now with the new app I have this glitch ALL the time. I’ve had to delete it and re download four times in a week so it would recognize it’s my turn. On top of that when I do re download the app, I have trouble logging into Facebook with it. Bringing me in circles saying it has trouble logging in and to try again. Then when I can manage to get past those two speed bumps and finish a game, it won’t let me rematch. I get an “oops something went wrong try again”. Even if I just try to start a fresh game with the same opponent I get that error message. Last but probably not least, the annoying adds they play in between games will have sound even when all my sound is clearly turned off. I’m trying to play to fall asleep and it wakes up the person in bed next to me with the loud ads that aren’t even supposed to have sound to begin with. Super frustrated with this app. Really hope it gets fixed soon or I’m going back to scrabble.
Words With Friends 2
by Sassy Plus on 2018/12/20 23:46
I really enjoy playing Words With Friends, but I am displeased and concerned about the number of male scammers trying to get information from female players to extort them. They open a conversation in the chat box and proceed very quickly to ask personal questions. Most of them say they work as petroleum engineers on an oil rig or some variation of the same story. Most are currently working offshore. They always give a sob story about being widowed by some tragedy or divorced and left with a child to care for alone. Sometimes two or three different men will play with me simultaneously which leads me to believe that they may be the same person taking on various identities by using stolen profile pics. They always insist on asking to talk on “whatsapp” or “hangouts” or via email. When I refuse, they give up and stop playing. They really seem to be popping out of the woodwork, but I usually accept game requests on the chance that a few may be genuine. Otherwise, it is my favorite online game. Perhaps the game administrators can investigate this issue. Thank you.
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.
VOLUME!!!
by CapnSoopaStoops on 2018/01/09 08:22
This may be a ridiculous complaint for most people but here it is anyways. I give the game itself a 5 out of 5, but there is nothing more annoying then me laying in bed at midnight with my eight month old sound asleep next to me and I am finally getting a chance to play a word and catch up on some games and with all the sounds on my phone turned off I play a word and then the ad afterwards starts blaring at full blast and now my kids awake and it will be another hour minimum before I go back to bed. Hey words with friends developers if I have my sound turned off it’s probably for a reason so your ads not seeming to care what my volume settings are at is making it extremely hard for me to play the game because sometimes that is the only chance I get to play a word is when I finally get my kid to sleep. It’s not even every ad, it’s like 1 in 10 ads but that almost makes it worse because I never know when to expect it. I don’t even care that you have ads I just want there volume to be turned off with the rest of my phone!!!!!
Foreign but not historic words?
by Bhdartjf on 2018/10/31 14:16
Why would this game accept words for English speaking players that have no meaning in the English language, I can’t even think of what any of them are anymore, I just randomly put up letters till I get something that works and then I try to get the definition because I have never heard of it, many times it comes up as a muslim verb or muslim adjective- with no further details! No definition, no explanation? I only bring up the muslim ones because they seem the most common non defined ones, but there are some others. Now what really upsets me is that it will take the non-English words but not a word like Aztec- a member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521. Copied from my Websters dictionary app A word that I learned in about fifth grade history and there are others that are historic and not acceptable. I mention Aztec due to the most recent frustration that should earn me a 65 point word but is worth nothing! I propose that a different dictionary is used and if foreign words are going to be used, take the historic ones too.
Each update gets worse and worse
by Caltagm on 2019/08/22 05:11
I used to like this game. Then they put ads around the playing board. That was ok. They need to pay the bills. Then they put ads after each time you played a word. Annoying but you could skip by them. Then they made some of the ads un-skippable. Very annoying. And my opinion started to turn. Quickly. Then they added stupid points and rewards and crap like that. And you can’t opt out of it. So you get lots of pop ups about how you earned badges and points and “gold”. I don’t freaking care! Give me the option to not participate in that ridiculous crap. Now they are nearly forcing me to play one of their asinine side games against the computer. IF I WANTED TO PLAY THAT, I WOULD PLAY THAT! Stop all the crap. Just because something is new doesn’t make it better. Wake up before you permanently ruin a perfectly good game. And now there are so many games and pop ups that every time I open the game on my tablet or phone it takes 10-30 seconds before the same starts up. Sitting there with a frozen screen while it loads all that extraneous crap is very frustrating. Several of my friends have given up and left the game. I don’t want to but that time is getting closer.
Frustrating
by Igotnothin' on 2019/07/27 18:32
Addendum: Thanks for the advice for the frequent app crashes. I have not had as many crashes lately so good job with the functionality of the app. My question still is who makes up the dictionary? There doesn’t seem to be any continuity with some of these things. ie: SOS is fine but LP and OK are not. Rinky is not accepted yet it has at least two definitions one from the regular dictionary and the other from the urban dictionary. I wish I could think of other examples because there has been a few for me since I started playing just a couple of weeks ago. And the words were not at all obscure. Nazi is another word. It does get frustrating for someone like me who isn’t an expert, plays a simple word that is absolutely a word and it is not accepted as valid even when it can be proven to be acceptable...and even Alexa spells the word when it is presented to her. Not sure how you add valid words to the dictionary but if players could suggest/add valid words it would not be so frustrating. Thanks. Again good job on the crash problem.
Great brain medicine
by K-stash on 2017/12/21 07:57
I have severe Multiple Sclerosis of the brain. My neurologist told me to continue to play this game along with the other game I love called Fowl Words. My last optic neuritis attack caused me to go blind in one eye and my doctors told me to continue to exercise my eye muscles in my good eye and my brain by playing certain word games. I also have been taking college classes for the past 28 years just to keep my intelligence in check. I love it when people like Dave, who also is fighting a debilitating disease, gives me a run for my money. A 30 count word is consider a word that a beginner player would play, Between him and I, our words add up to anywhere between 48 to 100, Hey, I did hit 100 once! Anyway, I rate this game, Words With Friends 2, a 5. Yes I do agree with a former player that the ads are annoying but you have to keep in mind that this game is free to everyone and the advertisers show their ads to make this possible. I love this game, Sincerely, Mrs Nancy Reed
Love the game..BUT
by Mass book lover on 2018/08/11 15:09
I’ve been playing for nearly two years and really love the game. It’s very well designed and is the only game I play. I am a reader and I love words. However, with that said, I have a huge issue with the ads. They were not this bad when I began but they have become so bad that I’m thinking seriously about quitting. When I started they offered an ad free game for $9.99 but I thought an occasional ad wasn’t a problem. Now you get ads after every single play, and often, a black screen for 10-15 seconds and then an ad. Some are also quite lengthy. For me, this has become a deal breaker. I would gladly pay the $9.99 now to get rid of them but it is no longer offered. UPDATE: August 12, 2018 Well, now I see you’re offering a $9.99 bundle including coins and ad free play... FOR THIRTY DAYS! I’m sorry, I paid it for one month and it was a blessed relief! But, who would pay $120 dollars a year to play! And now to add insult to injury, when I play with someone new to earn a 10 coin reward, it says GREAT! You’ve earned 10 coins, BUT I NEVER GET THEM. I JUST EARNED MY WEEKLY BADGE. NO COINS ADDED! What is this now, a SCAM?
BEWARE!
by Czechchic64 on 2019/06/27 17:18
I have enjoyed this game with all its extras for several years. I played 4 games each day continuously. Now you can buy Swaps to switch out for possible better letters to play without loosing your turn. The cost has risen to buy extra letters and a person can be so assorbed in trying to beat their opponent that ypu don't realize how much you are spending. The funny thing is this: I noticed as soon as they introduced "buying swaps" and other extras without loosing your turn that I started getting terrible groups of letters for example 4 "i's" or really low point letters continuously. I really enjoy this game but they charge way too much for these extras. I spend $5 or more per day per game. It's a simple game, not a high stakes Poker Tournament. I should not have to pay so much DAILY!!! to play the game with friends and family for stress relief or diversion. I'm going to find some other fun game to play. WWF's developers have become too greedy to make tons of money off players. BEWARE of getting caught up with new added charges as time goes by. You don't even realize how much you are blowing. If you are playing 4 games all at once daily.... that's a lot to fork out, say $20 a day on 4 games.. Sincerely, Czechchic888
Annoying Coins And Seeds And No Way To Opt Out?
by Wildwoman on 2018/08/02 01:27
I’ve played words with friends for years now. I even payed for the ad-free version. However, even though my games technically sport no ads, they’re plagued by something even more annoying,.... coins and seeds. How do you make that even MORE annoying? You place a stupid gift box on the screen after every move I make, force me to “open” the box, and then say “Great”! Sadly, I HAVE to say “great” like some 5 year old, because there is no other way to get out of that juvenile screen. Wanna know what I am REALLY thinking as a hit the word “great”? That’s right, you don’t wanna know. None of this would bother me one iota, however, if I had the choice to opt out. If the choice is out there, I sure as heck don’t see it! In the meantime, even though I’m maxed out at 1500 coins (which I never wanted in the first place), I’ll just have to keep on smacking the $#@% out of the word “GREAT” as I accumulate nothing. Please give us the option to just play the game in its more basic form, cuz at this point I might as well leave and start playing FarmVille.
Headed in the wrong direction.
by Fatsigh on 2019/03/18 02:06
I put up with all of the new short term gratifications and gimmicks to continuing playing this game because I enjoyed the original game so much. Today’s update took away the bar showing my progress toward earning my weekly badge. I searched to see if others were having this problem and found that I was not alone. When I checked my settings, as suggested by someone, everything seemed in order but I couldn’t determine how many points I needed for my badge. If this is the new trend, I will be playing fewer games in the future with a few close friends. Keep all your colored tiles, mystery boxes and “buyout options”. These detract from the idea of winning because you work for it. Also, it’s impossible to know what set of rules your competition is using to improve their performance. This destroys the confidence that players have a level playing field. In conclusion, earning the badge was a somewhat contrived but meaningful weekly goal for me. Now that it has vanished, I don’t feel the need to play very often. A final point ”solo games” are a bit of a contradiction for an app entitled “Words for Friends”.
The game is going backwards
by Richardsonrs on 2018/08/29 12:31
I bought this game when it first came out. As in the original developer. I knew it would go backwards when Zynga bought it. I just want to play words with my friends without all the crap. I am very close to uninstalling a game I have played for almost 10 years. First the solo challenge, if by challenge you mean give the computer all the good letters and me all the vowels. I know it’s hard to program it to work like a human would but it seems extremely lopsided after the first four rounds or so. Second, the prize boxes. Nobody is excited to “open” a box. Seriously just award them and move on. It’s stupid and annoying to have to click through it. Swap+, please remove it. Sure I have used it and it feels exactly like cheating. The reason is, because it literally is cheating. There is a reason you can’t just reach in the bag and swap letters without passing. Zynga has always been a pay to win company and that’s why I play zero of your other games. This is the only one and it isn’t because you’ve made it better. I play in spite of you.
Words 2
by lovingorca on 2019/07/04 15:32
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!!!!
Not what you’d think
by Ptlang15 on 2018/01/10 13:25
I had originally been drawn to this game because I like scrabble and other word games. I played the online matchups, but the way people play by strangle-holding the board is not something I found fun or entertaining, only frustrating. So I turned to this version because it offered solo play. After doing the solo play challenges regularly for the last couple months, I have drawn two conclusions. 1. The computer has an unreal advantage with access to a full dictionary. 2. The game’s dictionary is not credible. They allow words that cannot be found in other dictionaries and I eventually quit and uninstalled the game because the "medium" difficulty computer made to plays back-to-back that were not available when I tried to look them up in the dictionary. All of this feels like a ploy to get you to spend the in-game currency and then buy more using real money, and to keep you playing while they bombard you with ads. I realize they need to make money, but I feel like games should be made for the players, and that the ads are a necessary evil, not a game made for ads that hook people in to watch them. 1/5 stars only because I did learn some new words in the process.
Great game for word lovers
by PubRadioFan on 2018/07/18 13:55
This game is really fun if you love words games like I do. My only major complaint is with the dictionary used. It doesn’t let you play most proper nouns but some are accepted, and some nouns are accepted but their plurals are not. It also allows the use of some obscure foreign words but not others that are far more commonly used in English, including Latin words. It also allows the use of some acronyms. Worst of all, there are many words with no definition. What?!? If there is no definition it should not be allowed. This is very sloppy. The only other issue is with the difference between the iPhone and iPad versions of the app. On my phone everything works fine. On my iPad, when I attempt to move a letter from the tray to the board, half the time the Apple dock icons pop up, which I have to close before I can continue. This never happens when playing on my phone. Very annoying. In general, there are enough differences between the iPhone and iPad apps that I almost never play on my iPad.
Fun game. Way too many ads.
by John0879 on 2018/01/19 02:58
I enjoy playing this game and don’t really have many issues with it. My only complaints are the home screen of the app and the ads. First, the home screen. This is a mess of clutter that makes it harder to get to the games I’m playing. I couldn’t care less about the match of the day with some random person I don’t know. Give me the games that I’m playing at the top for easy access followed by my friends. Everything else can go. Now for the ads. This is the real problem. I’m a software engineer and I am sympathetic to the race to the bottom on app prices and I’m more than willing to pay for quality apps. I’d pay for an ad free version of this if I could. It’s hard for me to criticize a developer for wanting to make a living, but the ads in this game are offensive. There are way too many and some are difficult to exit. An ad after each play is unnecessary. Pretty much all of the apps advertised are cheap knockoffs of other apps. None of the ads make me want to purchase anything. Tone down the ads and I’d bump this to 4 or 5 stars.
Great but solo challenge is glitchy
by Sweepy01 on 2019/03/12 10:54
I love words with friends, I play it all the time. I also love solo challenge, I think that’s great in concept. But recently, solo challenge has seemed a lot easier to beat than before, which is a shame - I liked the challenge. Additionally, sometimes I’ll be waiting for the opponent to make a move in solo challenge, and two new moves will pop up on the board, and I realize that solo challenge will have just completely skipped my turn and made my move for me. Also, I have this app downloaded on both my iPad and my iPhone. If I start the solo challenge on my iPad, it won’t allow me to play any of the consecutive games of the challenge on my phone, even when I get the notification that the next person is ready to play. Instead, it just freezes the app, which ends up crashing a few moments later. Other than solo challenge though, I haven’t had problems with any other game modes. It’s just a shame since solo challenge is my favorite one.
Great game with a few problem
by Guitarhero26 on 2019/04/03 23:32
I really like this game. I play several times a day with people from all over the world. Most people just want to play the game and maybe chat a bit about the game. Then there are the trolls- every time it a male ( maybe male players get female trolls?)who just started playing that day. Always says great match but how can the game know that if the “person” hasn’t played before? I’m not playing this game to hook up, flirt, or share my life story or other personal information. I wish there was a way to check out the person profile before one accepts the challenge. Because once one accepts the challenge only then does one find out he is actually a troll. If one resigns it’s counted as a loss. Another issue is the ads. I get this is how the makers of the game make money. But some days it’s the same ad over and and over again. I probably see the same ad 50 times a day! Several different ads during play -okay- same ad over and over not okay.
BEWARE
by Tealmyster on 2019/02/17 21:49
I love the game, the ads don’t bother me whatsoever and the lightning round is awesome! However the amount of scammers on here is absolutely ludicrous!! Asking for personal info demanding you download an additional chat app and making comments about wanting to take you to bed and love you. It’s insane! So many posing as armed forces thinking they can take advantage. Word of advice do not post a personal picture or do not accept games from those you don’t know! I sadly will be deleting this app because of that. It is not fun when there’s a pervert lurking in every corner and you have to be weary of every single person in this game. Remove chat or give an option from settings to disable chat period if the user so chooses so no one can send a message to begin with. Maybe these scumbags will move on and people can play friendly games of WWF again and gain the points instead of being blocked because you’ve told the scammer no thanks and they get upset about it. This is scrabble not a hook up game!!
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ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MOBILE WORD GAMES is better and smarter than ever with all new game modes built for the word player in all of us. Beautifully and intelligently redesigned, words with friends 2 is teeming with more ways to challenge your friends and your brain than ever before. Expand your vocabulary and show off your spelling skills as you search for the highest scoring word. words with friends 2 is the ultimate in word puzzle games! Want to boost your word game? Play games against fictional characters in Solo Challenge events, updated with new games, themes and opponents twice a month. Got a competitive streak? Jump in for fast-paced team games to test your rapid word building skills in the Lightning Round. Sometimes staying in touch is as simple as playing the perfect word. Download and play words with friends 2 today! May the Best Friend Win.™ CREATE A GAME ► The word games showdown starts here. Challenge your Facebook friends and family members who love 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! TRAIN IN SOLO CHALLENGE ► Test and improve your spelling, vocabulary and word skills against themed WordMaster characters in Solo Challenge events. Stay sharp, because as you move up the ladder, the WordMasters will get tougher to beat. Find the highest scoring words and fill them in crossword style to beat the WordMasters! COMPETE IN LIGHTNING ROUND ► Collaborative meets competitive gameplay in this new, fast team mode. Play on a team of up to 5 players, and face off in a match to score the most points first and win. Search the board quickly. ACCESS 50,000 NEW WORDS ► Our biggest update to the Dictionary ever includes 50,000 new words, inspired by our players and pop culture. Play words with friends 2 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 on any mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and other fun stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends Play one of the most fun, social word puzzles 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.
Unable to earn coins for power ups since last update
by Jmm1369 on 2019/08/25 05:23
There are no longer videos to watch for coins since the last update. Is this an oversight or is it a new permanent part of the game in order to force people to pay money to play?? If this is becoming a pay to play game, then I for one, am out of here!!
Too Many Stupid Challenges!
by Ledhed75 on 2019/08/25 03:20
I used to love this game, but somewhere along the line they stuck on these stupid challenges to do all kinds of crap I can’t imagine anyone would care about. Like you take your turn in a game with a friend and then a stupid gift picture pops up that tells you that you completed a stupid challenge you were forced to accept. And you get these stupid coins that you can use to cheat (which I have never used) and I wish to God you could just opt out of all that crap!
Stupid pop ups!!!
by Mercy Me! on 2019/08/25 02:35
I used to love playing this game for hours on end. I would have previously given it a 5. Now all these pop ups are so annoying I can’t stand it. And I’m not talking about ads. I already paid to have no ads and now I have to deal with all the “bonus” BS pop ups!
Uneven playing field
by Mimiuno on 2019/08/24 23:58
There are too many cheats available for this game. Just got notice I can get a great place to play a word AND it shows the letters to play. Not a test of your skill against friends. One with most cheats wins.
Ads are getting very annoying
by Awf123 on 2019/08/24 22:12
I enjoy the game but more and more of the ads are getting very long and the game is getting too annoying to play.
😫😫😫
by Deepthough_Diva on 2019/08/24 21:01
This game is fun but it has so many ads that it becomes irritating and it lag's real please fix I really just want to play. I would give a 5⭐️ if I can play smoothly
Ads keep getting lengthier and more annoying
by Lcm251 on 2019/08/24 21:01
I have been playing this game daily for probably 6 years so needless to say I must love it. I am okay with the advertisements between rounds but they just keep getting lengthier and more annoying. I am to the point that I would not shop at mixtiles or sams club just because their ads annoy me so much. It might be time for me to give this one up.
Ads too long and too numerous.
by P. J. L. on 2019/08/24 20:40
Ads have become unacceptable. I can deal with 10 second promos, even though there are too many per game, these 30 second ads are just too much I’ve played to gamefor a number of years, but util the developers do something about the lengthy and numerous ads, I’ll stop playing and won’t recommend the game to anyone.
Amazing App!!!
by aamari0615 on 2019/08/24 20:22
Thank you so much for all of the additions you have made to the game play. Every day it seems there’s a new item added. All of these additions have made it possible for people to earn coins and power ups which really evens the playing field. And each addition is added fun!!! Thanks again for making a great game even greater!!!’
Like this but....
by Shelieren78 on 2019/08/24 19:22
How do you get rid of the little red numbers on your name after you’ve earned an achievement? I’m up to 7 and it’s driving me nuts!
Words 2 complaint
by deeCon55 on 2019/08/24 18:31
After all the years playing words, this particular version continually offers all vowels or all consonants several times throughout many games. It’s a fix
WWF2
by HHrietta on 2019/08/24 17:15
Hi. Are you really working on a WWF dictionary or is that just something you’re saying? 😊 I come across these really weird words while playing Solo Play only to find out they aren’t “real” words. Just wondering.....
Still issues
by Nihonkabu on 2019/08/24 16:09
Well they fixed many of the previous issues, but now I earn achievements and don’t get the points. I show a bunch of numbers on my profile, but when I click nothing loads or changes. My level points stay the same. I also can’t play the new Daily Word Play. It does not show up at all.
Frustrating features
by cowsudder46 on 2019/08/24 13:58
I read all the reviews. Sad that not one feature, that was commented on, was not fixed. Most comments are over a year old. I enjoy the game but due to being cutoff for accumulating 1500 coins, I will be deleting the app after I complete the 2 games I am currently playing. Feel like I am being punished for playing and not rewarded.
Why
by kickman 2 on 2019/08/24 13:05
I really enjoyed this app until the person I was conversing with decided to get my personal information and threatens my life as well as my family’s life.
Miserly
by JaneZimm on 2019/08/24 12:52
I love this game and play A LOT. Why has it switched to only 2 instead of 3 coins for a daily bonus? And no ability to get more coins by watching an ad? Come on...🤨 Also, recently there was a brief time when Solo Play only had to reach 100 points to get three stars. That was GREAT! But now it’s back to 200 and is virtually out of reach. 🤨 ALSO, you can’t see each earned reward individually, but only all together and it seems I got very little for a purple mystery box. 😏 Come on, Zynga. Why so miserly all of a sudden?
Words with friends word
by Noteben1 on 2019/08/24 11:58
My game is stopped mid play can’t restart no matter what I do! Starting to do this more often. Opponents get tired of mine stopping because they don’t even know WHY??? This is exactly what happens to me too! I didn’t write this but it’s annoying. This person gave 4 stars but I want to give it 1 right now. It’s Saturday and I wanted to play and it’s blacked out. It always does this after a update, is it coincidence or not??
The ads are getting annoying
by Ipadguy1234 on 2019/08/24 10:44
It’s bad enough there’s the temptation to purchase gameplay power ups, but to have an ad in between EVERY turn is excessive AND a banner ad, AND a paid sponsor for events- (Flo-Progressive). Not only that but some ads have a forced minimum viewing time, and the music for the ads is jarring and after hearing it 40 times, it seems psychologically painful. And to pay $9.99 PER MONTH to have ad-free is preposterous. I don’t even spend that much on my favorite magazines or news sites. Then I have to listen to the people who paid a one time premium years ago and have ad free for life so it’s especially irritating. Finally, when your ad queue or scheme has a gap and I just have to look at the black screen with the progress icon it’s so annoying I grip my device harder due to irritation and sometimes my hand gets sore. What is the driver of your ad revenue greed? All the consolidated Zynga Games? You have ruined what used to be one of my favorite hobbies. I hope your profit centered focus keeps you up at night.
Great Game but hate the extra “stuff”
by Pattylbtoo on 2019/08/24 06:58
Wish you would let us just pay the game. Stop with the badges, seeds, pins, what ever. A lot of meaningless stuff and ugly graphics. This is a great word game - no need to reinvent the wheel with unnecessary extraneous gimmicks. It is getting to the point where a notice or a box or a . . .popups between every play. And I have gotten to the point where I verbally tell it to go away and leave me alone. Please return our game and only the game! Reading this again I feel exactly the same. This is my favorite game of all games but I really dislike the extra stuff more and more - and I do get verbal
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DELETE Practice Mode Games
by JLeeSparks on 2019/08/24 04:15
Cannot delete practice mode games.
Last update
by Digger1949 on 2019/08/24 03:47
I’ve been playing this game a long time and enjoying it. However, right after the last update, the app ha been squirrelly. Now when I play a word, 90% of the time I get a black screen, not an ad. The black screen does not go any further, it just stays. I have to close the app and then open it again. Real pain..
Lengthy ads make the game unplayable
by Vhinkle on 2019/08/24 02:53
I love this game, but recently the ads are TWO MINUTES LONG. Ads have made the game unplayable. The same ads over and over for Body Groove, Who Gives a C, and Lovevery just make me quit the game. I’m a million years I will not buy these.
Incorrect word strength
by Zen367 on 2019/08/24 02:34
Word strength is not accurate. I found the word “DOUGHY” but word radar showed that it was little more than half strength. So I spent hours trying to find a better word. Well, I finally gave up and played the word “DOUGHY”. But to my surprise hindsight said the strongest word I could have played was “DOUGHY”!
Clam
by Rory Herterich on 2019/08/24 01:32
Pickle my pie!!!!!!!!
Points for videos
by Christi-simple on 2019/08/23 23:42
I haven’t gotten prompts to watch videos for extra points for at least 3 days.
Purchased long ago, now paying a monthly subscription. Grrr!!
by pnwpatty360 on 2019/08/23 22:35
I purchased Words With Friends approx 5 years ago and loved the game. Got new phone and game didn’t migrate. Installed manually and tried to Restore Purchases, but my account wasn’t recognized. Wrote developer but never got reply. I play often and don’t like ads, so I’ve been begrudgingly paying the $9.99 monthly, but I do not believe this to be fair. I’ve noticed others have found alternative Scrabble-type games which are one-time pay and just as good as Words With Friends. Thinking now of going that route myself. 😔
Words with friends 2
by Tazzi999 on 2019/08/23 21:57
IT HAS BEEN THREE DAYS WITHOUT BONUS POINTS BECAUSE T IS STUCK SAYIG COME BACK TOMORROW OR IS THS TO FORCE PURCHASING COINS. ALWAA THE BONUS POINTS ARE MESSED UP. THIS WAS A WONDERFUL. GAM NOOW ITS JUST FULL OF BUGS.
Long ads
by Words Cat on 2019/08/23 19:21
You have recently added some very lengthy ads that last four to four to five times longer. Very, very frustrating. Also very, very annoying. Really slows down the game.
You listen. Thank you.
by CUDanny on 2019/08/23 19:12
You wow me.
Question
by Yuiawta on 2019/08/23 19:10
Love the game...aces! But on my profile icon there is a number”7”, in a red dot. I go to my profile but see nothing to get info of what this number is all about? Anyone else seeing this on their page?
Taking Away The Challenge
by Cosmic Yogi 123 on 2019/08/23 18:48
I have been playing words with friends for years. I like that I have to use some Critical thinking skills. I don’t mind that over the years they have continued to add features to assist you. But now the latest thing is they are essentially telling you the move to make. What’s the fun in that! My rating for this app has now gone from a five to a three. What’s the point in having a game if you tell people the move.
Still Having issues
by Vociferous V on 2019/08/23 17:35
Hello Again, I sent the below message to you s couple of days, at least I hope so, since oddly it’s still here. Game still won’t open. Acts like it is then does not...if you can...help! Thanks. Standing by... I Love playing this game but unfortunately I have not been able to access my game since Sunday therefore I am losing out on my games within the game as well...my opportunity to gain the badge for this week, the daily challenges and badges, now all my streaks are broken, and my opponents probably think I left them hanging unless there is an overall app issue. I have restarted my phone a couple of times, etc. Would appreciate your assistance with a resolution. Thank you, Vanessa Hollinger, 20 August 2019
Get real with words!
by Deanna10040 on 2019/08/23 16:19
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
WWF lost its appeal
by Grekamom on 2019/08/23 15:41
I’ve been playing for years but lately the developers’ changes have made it unappealing. Everything about it has changed.. they are very stingy about awarding coins, they’ve set challenges that must be met or else you don’t earn prizes..SOLO challenge is configured to give players the worst letter choices..It’s hard to win any games.
Bugs and way to many ads
by Chellybelly813 on 2019/08/23 15:17
I have a game that is stuck & won’t undo its self has been that way for two days. To many items and can be a lil confusing
New “Stuck” feature freezes app
by Sqirrel5376 on 2019/08/23 15:01
I’ve loved playing on WwF2 app for several months until yesterday, a new feature called “Stuck” or something like that froze up the app on my iphone, and it’s not possible to move to another screen. I’ve tried downloading the app again but same thing happened. Please fix this, Zynga!! I doubt I’m the only person!
Someone else said it A good game gone bad
by ekzimm on 2019/08/23 13:59
All I want to do is play with my friend and avoid all the stupid other going on. I paid for an upgrade thinking I could get rid of it. Not. Today I was forced to Accept a Word Masters game it would not let me say no or get past it, now I have to deal with Wannabe Wanna in my face. Time to find another game for serious players. Tired of all the crap. Update: IS there an à la cart version of this game so we don’t have to put up with all this crap.
App wont load
by over populated on 2019/08/23 13:47
Doesn’t work at all on ipad
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by stkljnmp on 2019/08/23 12:12
It’s almost impossible to play with all of the ads and pop ups. Definitely needs some improvement.
Solo challenge is a fail
by chowvl on 2019/08/23 11:36
Solo challenges are beyond frustrating. I consider myself very good at this game and sometimes I can’t get past “very easy” without trying two or three times because of the bs letters I’m given and the fact that every word the bot plays is over 40 points! Seems apparent that the game is stacked against you and they want to force you to use power ups and spend money. Make it fair and reflect the difficulty of the level you’re on.
Trouble with ads
by RadinsMom on 2019/08/23 09:55
I don’t mind watching ads to get coins but the ads don’t work and I can’t the coins. This time the ads worked but there was an error giving me the coins. So I watched the ads and got nothing. Please fix this.
simplify— put it back
by bjk1992 on 2019/08/23 09:17
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! 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.
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.
Paid cheats have ruined this once great game
by Snallygaster on 2019/08/23 04:03
For years, I’ve lived WWF. I’ve played almost every day for years. But a few years ago, they started allowing users to “buy” advantages like tile swaps and showing play options. That was bad enough, but they’ve now added the ability to see your best play in advance (for a price, of course). This completely kills any strategy or skill and reduces the game to “who’s got the most cheat credits.” I played regularly with a lot of skilled players and they’re ALL jumping ship in droves. Way to kill a good thing WWF. Very sorry to say I’m done with This dumbed-down Scrabble wannabe.
Match of the day
by ladybug828 on 2019/08/23 03:52
Why do I keep getting the same match for a day..... they don’t play anymore...... then you have to wait 11 days for the game to drop, or resign which counts as a loss. Then they are the only choice again Give us more than one choice or don’t try to keep forcing the game with players that have given up playing!!!!!!
Love this game but........
by B-Witch on 2019/08/23 03:49
If you have more than treasure box you have to claim all at once. Will not allow you to claim them individually anymore. Also it used to let you watch a video for coins but cannot do that anymore. Please fix this and it would be perfect again.
Not compatible with IPad ?
by d62 on 2019/08/23 01:10
This game has never worked properly on my iPad. For some reason the screen is such that I can’t see what my score is. Now the game wont even load on my iPad. Works fine on my phone
Too manyAds
by GoldenRod™ on 2019/08/23 00:33
Too many ads ruins the experience and game.
8/22/2019
by katiescarlett07 on 2019/08/22 23:36
8/22/2019 Daily Word Play started out to be a fun way to quickly earn 5 coins for accumulating 400 points. Then, it was raised to 700 points ... for 5 coins. The reward is still 5 coins, but now the player has to accumulate 1770 points!! Perfect example of diminishing returns and the way WWF2 developers constantly devalue the efforts of the players in this game. More than 4x the points for the same reward = having to play more than 4x longer to earn 5 stinking coins. Well, I won’t be doing THAT anymore. Daily Word Play is DEAD to me. Earlier in 2019 Cost of power-up coins has increased from 15/each to 20/each, devaluing the coins as a result? Why? There was no notification about this ... no respect for the players ... gee ... you’d think it was real money!! 4/18/2019 My Solo Masters disappeared and I contacted tech support 3 days ago ... I’m still without Solo Masters. It now takes twice as many points to complete the weekly Challenge ... 15,000+ ... I’m getting tired of and frustrated with this game. It’s not fun anymore ... it’s annoying. I’m close to quitting altogether. Between the scammers and the crappy garbage in this game, it’s become a real disappointment.
Always Fun
by Jints5 on 2019/08/22 23:34
This is a terrific game that I’ve been playing for several years. But the one thing I don’t understand is why we are limited only to playing the list of available players provided on our screens. I imagine there are tens of thousands of players worldwide and yet we see the same 25 or so that we have already played, stopped playing or we don’t want to play again. It makes absolutely no sense. I’m provided with one person a day who is in my skill range? One person? I have to play lightning round games just to find someone new. I can’t think of one logical explanation why we have to be so limited in plays and players. Unless I’m missing something this should be something that needs to be addressed yesterday.
Florida Donna
by DWendwa on 2019/08/22 23:26
Really HATE all of the “improvements”, limited to 1500 points. Every time I open it asks to connect with friends in FB, very annoying. Much preferred the old version.
Taking the fun out of the game!
by Airbornesailor on 2019/08/22 22:36
Team!! Stop!! We used to sit down and get our points for the 100 coins. Now, we get a box not worth a lot. Let alone hours of our time. Great innovations with the swaps etc. - but the 100 coins make using them possible. Rethink this latest change. Also! Squaw is a word!!
No, just no
by Jammarjoey77 on 2019/08/22 22:01
This is NOT easy as it looks. They pair you up with experienced bots when you’re just beginning to learn the game. AND they also make you choose random letters from impossible selections. You don’t just MAKE words. I much prefer the board game.
Love this Game, But!
by Croftent on 2019/08/22 21:38
Love this game, but lately I am having issues with the screen going black. The only way I can get back in is to shut my iPad down and restart it. This only started in the last few days, but it happens very frequently. I play one or two people and it goes out. Hopefully this glitch can be fixed soon. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. I will be happy to come back and update my rating to 5 stars when it is fixed. Awesome game!
Word Clue Option
by Mrsvis on 2019/08/22 21:03
I have the new Word Clue option now, just started a few days ago but my best friend that I play several games with does not have it so it is an unfair advantage to me. Why does she not have it available too? She uses the same type game as me.
Game still crashing freezing not working
by Momogeo on 2019/08/22 20:44
Now I have lost innumerable games due to timing out because the game still will not work ever since the maintenance a couple months ago. I got an email with LISTS of things to do, including deleting the game and reinstalling...it still is working just as poorly( or should say NOT working) it is days of not working with a random working crummy day. Cannot even get to play a game at all some/most times I try. IF it goes it overheats my phone crazily
A Bit Excessive
by Sis61 on 2019/08/22 19:02
This app is great for the purpose of playing Scrabble with others, but I don’t understand why the creators added in a bunch of tokens and “Power Ups.” I just want to play old fashioned Scrabble. I don’t want to complete daily, weekly, or monthly challenges. I don’t want tokens. It drives me crazy that every time I play a word, a screen pops up saying I played a letter or two from the daily word. I genuinely do not care about that, and I don’t care about earning coins, boxes, treasure chests, etc. I wish there was some way to opt out of these little daily activities and such.
Problem
by U Angel on 2019/08/22 18:35
I’ve been playing a long time. My game is updated and I wrote to WWF BUT yet I’m still having the same problem. The problem is with the chat as I can read the person I’m playing against yet she can’t read mine. Both of us have the updated versions. It stopped for a while and the chats where fine, now it’s back to her not being able to see mine. This is very frustrating and causing me to not play as much. So, can you help with this problem? Thanks (I think)
Can’t keep up with users
by HelpfulHarriet on 2019/08/22 18:04
I paid $9.99 for this app to be ad free. I still get ads. The app freezes often. It can’t keep up with the players. I’m very disappointed in the app.
Good game, lots of fun, but ads freeze a lot
by emmymeows on 2019/08/22 17:34
I love this game and would gladly give it five stars if I didn’t have to keep restarting it. Here’s my thing. I’m fine with ads, I know it’s part of playing a “free” game, but I do think they are a bit excessive when playing people since they pop up after every word you play. I mostly play the lightening round though, which is an ad after the lightning round is over which to me seems reasonable. However, about 40% of the time, with full bars and a brand new, fully updated iPhone 8 less than 3 months old, the ads will fail to load, freeze, and force me to have to restart the game a little too often. Other games I play do not do this. It seems to be more of a problem when playing one on one games, but does it also sometimes in the lightning round as well. I will gladly give it 5 stars if this problem is fixed!
Way too slow
by PicklLG on 2019/08/22 16:43
This App runs so slow because of all the side stuff going on. I never play or use any of the other things going on. I only want to play Words with my friends. But now after every game I play it runs so slow and the screen goes black and I have to come back again and again. Sometimes it takes an hour before I can play again Sad and pathetic game
Enjoyable
by Leairenee on 2019/08/22 14:31
I really enjoy playing this game, but it appears as if a lot of new people starting out think this is match.com.😂. I find it very strange and disturbing to be badgered and hit on playing scrabble🙃
HINTS?!?
by Joe Billy 54321 on 2019/08/22 13:58
I opened my game this morning to discover that WWF has added “hints” that show not only where you can play, but what tiles?!? You’re basically giving the player a cheat. You’ve devolved from a smart, enjoyable game to something unrecognizable. Between the trolling messages, “progressive” sponsored “challenges” and in game cheats, this game isn’t worth playing anymore. What a shame. I’ve played for 10 years or more, but now deleting from my devices.
Pay to Win
by ericmallory on 2019/08/22 12:37
How is this even a fair game anymore when your competitors can just pay to win? Pay to exchange your letters and not lose a turn. Pay to see where to play possible words? The newest update allows you to pay to see the exact word to play. Basically, the person who pays the most wins. Not my idea of a fair, fun game.
Worthless on an iPad Pro
by loverofhispresence on 2019/08/22 05:33
Even with the latest update Practice mode is non playable. It crashes immediately and I have to uninstall the game to clear those games. I’ve contacted you all repeatedly regarding this issue. I can play fine on my iPhone. Really wish that this could be rectified so that I don’t have to move from one device to another just to play. This is my favorite game. I love it. I just don’t understand why this can’t be fixed. Pleeeeease find a solution!
Each update gets worse and worse
by Caltagm on 2019/08/22 05:11
I used to like this game. Then they put ads around the playing board. That was ok. They need to pay the bills. Then they put ads after each time you played a word. Annoying but you could skip by them. Then they made some of the ads un-skippable. Very annoying. And my opinion started to turn. Quickly. Then they added stupid points and rewards and crap like that. And you can’t opt out of it. So you get lots of pop ups about how you earned badges and points and “gold”. I don’t freaking care! Give me the option to not participate in that ridiculous crap. Now they are nearly forcing me to play one of their asinine side games against the computer. IF I WANTED TO PLAY THAT, I WOULD PLAY THAT! Stop all the crap. Just because something is new doesn’t make it better. Wake up before you permanently ruin a perfectly good game. And now there are so many games and pop ups that every time I open the game on my tablet or phone it takes 10-30 seconds before the same starts up. Sitting there with a frozen screen while it loads all that extraneous crap is very frustrating. Several of my friends have given up and left the game. I don’t want to but that time is getting closer.
Its aight
by Medha.S.K. on 2019/08/22 03:13
Its lagging a-lot. Its a fun game but ads plus the lag make me not want to play it.
Too dumbed down
by SamuraiSal on 2019/08/22 03:07
WWF adding too many features that are tantamount to cheating, i.e. swap w/out losing a turn, showing you exactly where to play the highest scoring word. Catering to morons.
What happened to AD Free option?
by ScooterChase07 on 2019/08/22 03:06
I don’t like ads. It’s very distracting to me so I would purchase the ad free option. I would have given 5 stars but without the ad free option I most likely will quit playing. Very disappointing! 😫😫
Nope
by Golfboss5 on 2019/08/22 02:11
Drains battery and AI cheats to make it pay to win. Can’t even play scrabble without greedy tactics. What a joke
Terrible customer service from Zynga
by Ssbl on 2019/08/22 01:49
Zynga has replied to my complaints but has not listened. It seems as if their replies are computer generated. They offer game enhancement features and a way to earn coins to use them. Coin feature is not working on my iPad after their last two updates and they try to convince me that the coin offers are random, to keep checking, blah blah blah. I’d always gotten them every day and still do on my phone, which HAS NOT been updated but even now cannot collect the max that is offered daily. I believe the app is a mess. Good luck if you download this one.
New version?
by macguru-42 on 2019/08/22 01:43
A friend sent me a message, but all I see is: “The user sent you an unsupported chat message - Please upgrade to the latest version of Words With Friends to view this message.” When I check the App Store, it indicates I am using the most up to date version available (12.81.1). What is the issue?
Wait too long
by julie5678341 on 2019/08/22 00:44
You have to wait for 8 hours before you can play the next solo game! Not worth my time.. game is now deleted.
Game crashing I-Pad
by :( Bernie on 2019/08/22 00:33
I have been playing this game for many years. I am finding that whenever I play the game , when it goes to the commercials my iPad turns black , then kicks me out and I have to shut my I-Pad completely down and restart it . This is happening after every turn . I’m about ready to give up on your game and just delete it please look into this. Also these quests and patches and badges are getting to be really annoying it would be a much better game if you got rid of all that garbage. Thank you. Bernetta Rice
Where are all of the coins I won?
by Ajsmith29045 on 2019/08/22 00:16
I’ve completed several “achievements” and won different amounts of coins, but I have yet to receive them!!! Where are the coins?
So many ads
by DaveK180 on 2019/08/21 23:57
The game is fun and petty fast paced. However, an advertisement after EVERY play is a bit much. I literally spend more time watching ads than playing the game.
Purple button screen
by Binewbir56376 on 2019/08/21 23:33
Got an invitation to play from a friend on Facebook Messenger. The app updated and opens to a purple screen with 3-d button designs. That’s it. No clicks and inoperable . Using iPhone 7s and latest iOS 12.4
Used to be fantastic game- now its all about GREED
by Lisa millet on 2019/08/21 23:28
I used to love this game. Been playing since 2012. For a few years there has been an option to “ watch video” for coins. I ignored it. I was getting five coins a day- and 100 coins a week for earning badges. Then that changed- only receive a coin or two a day- and can never meet the ever increasing point total required to get a badge. But the cost increased. So, Recently, I started watching the videos to get coins so I could get more frames. Now- it has completely vanished. I used the help function and wrote to their “ customer service” about it. They say it is “ random” and not available to everyone. Translation- “we want you to buy coins “. That is not happening. At least I was able to buy the adfree dollars a few years ago. I feel bad for the people who have to pay ten dollars a month to “ rent” the ad-free game. That is crazy! That is more than Netflix. They should just call it “ words for profit”
Dropped games! Etc
by tiaodie on 2019/08/21 22:48
I have played WWF for years....I decided to up date to WWF2. I have had so many problems with everything. The biggest problem is there is NO help or support. Why can’t there be some help.? Tiaodie
Fix app
by irish travler on 2019/08/21 21:31
The rewards & challenge window is not working properly. You have to hit the claim all button in order to get rewards, instead of the box. This just recently happened. The daily box in the same window, has a flashing glow in the box. This again recently happened. My app has been updated Thank you
I like the game
by HerRedness on 2019/08/21 19:40
There are three things I would like to see changed. 1. A way to get rid of catfishing attempts. 2. The bonus for starting a new classic game. Many people start the game to get the bonus and stop playing as soon as they get their bonus. So you are loaded with games that people aren’t playing. If I were to quit the game, it shows as a loss for me in my stats. That isn’t right. So I would do away with that as a means to get a bonus. 3. Hindsight. I have over one hundred hindsights. People really don’t use them. They do not help you win your game. They really have no value whatsoever. They need to go. I wish I could trade them in for something I do use, which is all of the other power ups.
Frustrated
by ggchris1997 on 2019/08/21 18:53
I have enjoyed playing this game for the better part of a year. A bit annoyed at the ads between games and when I improved, the rewards diminished and the game started freezing up. I am now down to a blank screen and unable to resume playing the games that are in progress-frustrated.
“Words” that aren’t words...
by WMU_Av8or on 2019/08/21 17:58
This game is becoming convoluted with words that really aren’t words. The board is cool, but hey, why not just make every combination of letters a word now? That’s what this game is becoming. Perhaps the developers can come up with a way to allow us to use various dictionaries. Just a thought.
Stop the animations
by TeeShirt on 2019/08/21 17:44
This is a great game that I love to play. But you’ve ruined it by adding all this unnecessary flashyness. Where’s the OFF button? I noticed that on a February review where someone complained about this, the developer gave a response that they were already working on it. We should be patient. Well it’s been a long time and has only gotten worse! Thank goodness I paid 99cents to remove ads for this game 10 years ago. With what you’re charging now, I would have uninstalled ages ago. But w/o ads I’ve been a loyal player ever since. And invited friends to play. If you’re trying to lose the old- timers who just want to play without interruptions, congratulations you’re succeeding!! THANK YOU for allowing us to turn off tile styles so I don’t have to see those colored tiles that make me dizzy. Yes, I LOVE the power ups ... but you could give a discount when buying more than one. And why does the number of coins I can earn have a cap?? The daily bonus coins went down from 3 to 1. How Greedy can you get? Other games increase them daily when you play a number of days in a row. And forcing me to click “great” to go on with the game when I really want to click “awful,” just adds insult to injury. Let us shut off all these time wasting interruptions. I know when I make a good score... “combo bonus” who cares!! If I’m smart enough to play this game I’m smart enough to know I’ve taken the lead without you flashing it at me. Leave the animations for the kids but allow adults to turn off that crap. I will NOT BE UPDATING the game again for fear you’ll remove the features I like, and add more that I hate.
Linda B
by polle&$ on 2019/08/21 17:42
I have been playing for a lot of years and after the last IPhone update the game freezes when I attempt to open a Brown reward treasure box. I delete the game and re load and it keeps freezing up when I try again.
More coins
by LameyMF on 2019/08/21 17:24
Love it but you used to get 4 coins per day now you only get 2. I want my 4 coins back
Maddening
by Danjao on 2019/08/21 16:35
I had not used this app for a few years when I downloaded it again recently. It’s much more flashy now (not in a good way), and it sometimes has internal, non-ad pop ups after I complete a turn. It will hype some kind of “special feature” or goal that I do not care about, and it does not allow me to exit the screen. I can either click “Check It Out!” or some such nonsense, or I can kill the app and restart. None of this, however, is as annoying as the problem I have with turn notifications. More than 90% of the time, I will get a notification telling me that it is my turn, but when I load the game, it still says it’s my opponent’s turn. On average, I would say I am unable to play my turn for about six hours after I receive the notification—and sometimes it’s longer than that by hours. I have tried other versions of the app, and played through multiple games, and the problem persists. The game is utterly useless this way.
😁👏🏻
by Neponsit on 2019/08/21 15:36
I love this game. I wish it would let me play with more people than I am actually able . My only real complaint would be they don’t keep the Dictionary up-to-date. They decline use of words that are truly words. Words you are able to use on Boggle but not on words with friends. Words that are in the dictionary but still not recognize on this game.
Frozen Screens
by Mrs Colbert on 2019/08/21 15:36
It’s SSSOOOO freaking annoying that the ads keep interrupting and then the darn screen freezes and I have to uninstall and reinstall the darn app.
Solo Challenges
by LibbyMpls on 2019/08/21 15:18
What happened? I can’t get three stars on the first and easiest game! I win by a landslide each time- I’ve paid to replay twice thinking it was me. Played the second game, won by 80 points and still 2 stars. I don’t even want to play it anymore because it’s impossible!
Words with friends
by Druciferrrrr on 2019/08/21 12:42
Selected English version yet a vast amount of words aren’t English. I’m actually unsure they’re words of any language. I had accumulated many coins from prior versions of the app but for some reason I’m unable to accumulate more in latest version. App is very inconsistent in how new letters are divvied out. App freezes during many of the adds so I either delete app and download again or shut phone off.
Scoring is buggy especially at the end
by Xxjsnfizxx on 2019/08/21 12:01
I was leading by a dozen but ended up losing even the opponent scored only 4 points
Too many ads
by Darleen1949 on 2019/08/21 11:41
Too many ads and interruptions. Crowed page
App takes too long to load
by chicagojoe16 on 2019/08/21 11:40
Hi can you stop popping up your stupid game modes I just want to play words with friends, ya know, the name of your app kkkkkkkk?????
Getting worse
by infrequentreviewer74 on 2019/08/21 10:52
If you tried a little harder maybe you could make this the slowest app in the App Store. As a long time player I still enjoy this app but the new updates make it slow and glitchy. Seems like app updates should improve it buy zynga decided it’s best to make the app worse with each release. Some great business model.
Solo challenge
by shermsmon on 2019/08/21 08:56
I enjoy playing but on solo challenge I am stuck. Just says thinking. Have restarted and updated both. How do I remove this?
Love it but...
by Fluffy Kitty 1 on 2019/08/21 06:12
I love this game n I live playing with people but the only thing that ruins it is the how many ads after I finish with a word then go to another every single time there is a ad and I do not feel like spending $10 for 30 days of no ads I should be able to pay $5 for no ads for however long I have this game, I love this game but the ads are ruining it for me and it’s getting to the point where I just want to delete it but it’s addicting 😕
Game keeps crashing giving me a blank screen
by fritzlin on 2019/08/21 01:59
Love game but having a terrible time with it the last 2-3 weeks when it started blacking out and not allowing me back in. Nothing wrong while using any other apps just Word 2 and Apple checked everything out stating there’s nothing wrong with iPad has to be Word2 Left email for Word 2 weeks ago and nothing back. Frustrated!
Good, but a typical mobile game
by Tan1501 on 2017/11/14 08:21
This game has incredible potential and it reaches most of it but is dampened with micro transactions and ads. The app has beautiful and easy to use UI, stats that keep track of your abilities and best moments. I like to see this game as a way to grow your vocabulary and have fun doing it. It does this very well by giving you the ability to see definitions of words on the board and even suggesting a new word everyday. When you play a word you have the ability to use hindsight which shows the best possible word you could have played. For some reason, this ability is limited and you have to pay to use it more. There aren’t any game breaking reasons why this should be limited because you already used the letters needed for that word. I believe this ability should be unlimited because it can help expand your vocabulary. The gameplay is fair and is mostly based on your knowledge. The board is well designed and you use each special tile about the same amount in the long run. The ads aren’t too bad. The game is well made and beautifully designed. They should choose between micro transactions and ads or at least make hind sight free. Great job with everything else :)
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.
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???
Trollers abundant
by Marybuzz on 2018/12/20 18:01
I love to play Words with Friends 2. A great game with lots of game options. Better than Scrabble, game-wise. BUT....Trollers are like a virus on this game. It’s HORRIBLE. They only want to start a game, ask for personal and private information, get you to go on other forums of chat and picture rooms, ask for money, ask for pictures, they are pressing and bothersome....some are just insulting and pushy. They are a bad intrusion on the game. The trollers are always NEW players...just started that day or the day before....because they hop from one identity to another to troll gamers. I know we can turn chat off...but sometimes it is nice to converse with a true player and talk the game. Plus...the biggest negative is that once WE discover they are a troller, like after 2 or 3 moves, if WE resign, WE get penalized the loss. I HATE that. I don’t want a loss because I want to dump a troller. So I eventually just stay on and ignore until they might resign. They don’t resign very often. They usually Time out then no one gets the win. It’s a waste of my gaming numbers. I only get 30 players at a time. If 8 are trollers...it’s a wasted space. Anyway...Beware....Trollers are on the prowl in this game and it’s extremely annoying to say the least. Most trollers can’t even speak English...they might go by a script. It’s pretty bad.
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.
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
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.
Developers respond to 5 star reviews but not lower?
by Beebuzzkill on 2017/11/19 10:16
I just came to see what others were saying and saw that the first four reviews I read that the developers respond to the 2 five star reviews but how about the other 2 lower star reviews? One person was stuck in tutorial repeats. My game is stuck on the forth solo challenge, it says play and has a green check but doesn’t start. I looked for an update also turned it off and on along with my device. It Still doesn’t work and it’s set on a clock that’s running out. I couldn’t find help on the game or a place to report bugs. If it’s there it’s not easy to find. The game board on the solo challenges is very small not sure if I like that yet. After the bugs are worked out I will do a review but for now I’m stuck too, at least on that part of the game. I can access other parts such as practice or challenge a friend. Jury is out. To developers why did you not respond to the people with glitches or low reviews? It may be that doing so will increase happy players at least they’d know you’re listening to their valid concerns. I Hope to see an update soon. Thanks for a promising looking game. It seems glitches are pretty common in new games. I know as soon as I update my iPhone along comes an update to update the update and so on etc.
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.
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. 😊
Love the game, hate the players
by Bambifaline on 2019/02/05 05:51
This game is great, and I’ve made friends with some super cool people who I’ve enjoyed chatting with and playing against. I love our in game chats and our competitive banter, that being said; a lot of my games are wasted on scammers or dudes who are only playing to meet dates. A player is only allowed so many games playing at any given time, and it’s REALLY frustrating to have a score of 305 to 70 against a scammer or date seeking dude who ends the game when they realize you aren’t going to chat with them on hangouts. That brings me to my point; when you DO try to report an offender who is clearly scamming, just playing to get a date, is being mean or vulgar, or who has stolen another persons identity (I’ve seen the same profile pic in 3 games at the same time) etc, it’s slow to report and buggy to the point where you can’t report the offender at all. At the very least put out a disclaimer so the nice ladies of this game don’t get scammed. This game is becoming the next Nigerian prince scam for grandmas and that’s really not cool and shame on y’all for not doing something about it.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love this game! So enjoyable playing and making new friends.
by cookiegram12 on 2017/12/21 03:01
A great game to expand vocabulary and connect with friends. Love to play and complete games . Daily looking forward to new challenges however I have encountered a problem . I have been playing consistently with a friend over 6 months when all of a sudden I received a message, "Sorry your friend is maxed out and needs to finish one game. Until that time she can no longer play." I asked her about this and she said she is also trying to play with me and they won't connect us together. She told me to tell you that we tried to discuss with support and had no reason for this problem. They suggested certain things to do with nothing supplying answers to our problem. She continues to play with others with no problem and questions as to whether she deleted me by mistake. We are hoping that we will receive help by sharing our situation...we love the Game! Just sad right now and looking for the correct answer that we need.
Sad changes
by JesusLovesUs:) on 2018/11/13 18:32
After playing for over 2 years I have deleted my app. I wish there were more incoming challengers to keep me interested but the real reason I got fed up was the solo challenges. My bs meter went through the roof. As you play a set list of bots, you literally have to wait approximately 24hours between matches. The challenge is only available for a set number of days and even if I was very on top of the app I would still be placed into the occasional impossible match. While I would breeze through almost every bot, periodically the game would decide to give me impossible letters. If I found the top scoring word on every play I would still lose. My power ups wouldn’t help. It was a pre-determined loss. There were also pre-determined wins of course, but the losses were so frustrating. After losing you either have to wait another day or pay to play again. Why don’t we just keep the games/words/letters random? I hate feeling like I’m being controlled and manipulated by the apps algorithm. Too much bs. I cannot prove it but I am pretty certain some of these same “good letter vs bad letter” draws played into the player matches as well. Good luck and have fun if you download anyway. Not for me.
Trollers and Men think it is a dating App
by Melcy82 on 2019/04/20 16:51
I have been playing on and off since 2016. I expect the adds since I don’t pay for it but the amount of men wanting my personal information lately is astonishing. As soon as I politely decline or mute the conversation they stop playing so that messes with my game stats. There are obviously a serious amount of trollers on the app and men in general treat it like a dating app. I changed my profile picture, and name, so I at least get fewer requests from men. At one time I even changed my profile to male to see if I would get requests from men. When my profile was listed as male I got zero requests to play from men. This shows that they are specifically targeting female profiles. I don’t accept any game requests from men at all unless they are a friend I know personally. These guys don’t care that I am married at all. This app has so much potential it’s sad that it has turned into a trollers playground. Don’t accept game play requests from men unless you know them as a general rule and as soon as they request your email address or personal info report their account regardless of their gender. Start reporting these profiles!!
Base game fantastic, extras obnoxious
by KitKat A on 2018/06/29 23:34
I’ve been playing WWF for years and I used to love it. It’s the first thing I play when I wake up and I usually play it several more times throughout the day. Lately there have been so many features I am unable to opt out of that I’m seriously contemplating leaving this app altogether. I was uncomfortable with features that essentially let you pay to cheat (Hindsight, Word Radar, Swap+) knowing that even if I don’t use them, my friends had that access and I’d never know. Then I would open the app just to have a gift box given to me I couldn’t opt out of so I could get more cheats or coins (usually used to buy cheats). Then they couldn’t handle me actually finishing my turns and leaving the app so just this week they started throwing me into a “solo game“ against a bot as soon as I’ve finished my last turn with my real friends. I’ve resigned all these games, but I’m frustrated that I have to. I paid for the ad-free version so I wouldn’t be harassed. I would like this game so much more if I had the option to reject cheats, gift boxes and unwanted solo games. I want to go back to loving this app more than I hate it.
Free dating app?
by T-Town Dragon on 2019/08/12 13:48
Are you aware people are trying to use this app as a free dating site? It’s so infuriating! I enjoy playing the scrabble type game - If I wanted to find a date, I’d be on a dating app - In order to achieve the daily/weekly goals I accept challenges from other players. However, some of these players only want ‘to get to know me’, or want me chat with them on another app. When I don’t give them personal information, or agree to download that app, they stop playing. Now, I have to wait 12 days for them to ‘time out’ or I can decline the game and I take the ‘loss’. I like that I can mute the chat. I just wish there was a way to get them off my ‘waiting for their move’ list. Apparently, I can only have X number of games going. Therefore, I can’t start a game with someone I know because these people haven’t timed out yet. Please decrease the length of time it takes for a player to ‘time out’ or add a ‘troll’ button to end the game (with someone trolling for information) without penalizing the person being trolled. Then if said person gets marked as a ‘troll’ X number of times their account gets closed. They’re not really playing the game anyway (always playing 2-3 letter words).
Fun game, but they’ve made it really annoying
by Chopperjeff on 2018/10/17 16:18
I really enjoy playing this game, but when they updated it from version 1 to version 2, it became very annoying. I mean, what’s with all these mystery boxes that keep popping up? I’m really sick and tired of seeing them. Christ, I just want to play the game! I’m not a three year old any more who enjoys watching pretty bouncing objects. I also don’t like the fact that the developers have made cheating OK. What’s with the free tile swapping? Normally in Scrabble, which is what this game basically is, a player can swap their tiles, but then they lose their turn. But not in this game, where one can choose to swap one time and maintain their turn. If you insist in having this option, at least make it so that one can choose to play other people who either have this option enabled or disabled. So in other words, the players can choose whether they both play with that option or not. That way, it’s a level playing field. And, for God’s sake, get rid of the stupid bouncing mystery boxes! If I’m getting an award for something, then just give me the dang reward without all the idiotic graphics!
Glitches galore
by Chelsjbb on 2017/12/06 16:28
I updated my iPhone to the new iOS and it made me get the newer version of words. At first I was excited because the old version was starting to get glitchy. I would get notifications saying it was my turn but when I went into the game it was saying that it was still my opponents turn. Now with the new app I have this glitch ALL the time. I’ve had to delete it and re download four times in a week so it would recognize it’s my turn. On top of that when I do re download the app, I have trouble logging into Facebook with it. Bringing me in circles saying it has trouble logging in and to try again. Then when I can manage to get past those two speed bumps and finish a game, it won’t let me rematch. I get an “oops something went wrong try again”. Even if I just try to start a fresh game with the same opponent I get that error message. Last but probably not least, the annoying adds they play in between games will have sound even when all my sound is clearly turned off. I’m trying to play to fall asleep and it wakes up the person in bed next to me with the loud ads that aren’t even supposed to have sound to begin with. Super frustrated with this app. Really hope it gets fixed soon or I’m going back to scrabble.
Words With Friends 2
by Sassy Plus on 2018/12/20 23:46
I really enjoy playing Words With Friends, but I am displeased and concerned about the number of male scammers trying to get information from female players to extort them. They open a conversation in the chat box and proceed very quickly to ask personal questions. Most of them say they work as petroleum engineers on an oil rig or some variation of the same story. Most are currently working offshore. They always give a sob story about being widowed by some tragedy or divorced and left with a child to care for alone. Sometimes two or three different men will play with me simultaneously which leads me to believe that they may be the same person taking on various identities by using stolen profile pics. They always insist on asking to talk on “whatsapp” or “hangouts” or via email. When I refuse, they give up and stop playing. They really seem to be popping out of the woodwork, but I usually accept game requests on the chance that a few may be genuine. Otherwise, it is my favorite online game. Perhaps the game administrators can investigate this issue. Thank you.
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.
VOLUME!!!
by CapnSoopaStoops on 2018/01/09 08:22
This may be a ridiculous complaint for most people but here it is anyways. I give the game itself a 5 out of 5, but there is nothing more annoying then me laying in bed at midnight with my eight month old sound asleep next to me and I am finally getting a chance to play a word and catch up on some games and with all the sounds on my phone turned off I play a word and then the ad afterwards starts blaring at full blast and now my kids awake and it will be another hour minimum before I go back to bed. Hey words with friends developers if I have my sound turned off it’s probably for a reason so your ads not seeming to care what my volume settings are at is making it extremely hard for me to play the game because sometimes that is the only chance I get to play a word is when I finally get my kid to sleep. It’s not even every ad, it’s like 1 in 10 ads but that almost makes it worse because I never know when to expect it. I don’t even care that you have ads I just want there volume to be turned off with the rest of my phone!!!!!
Foreign but not historic words?
by Bhdartjf on 2018/10/31 14:16
Why would this game accept words for English speaking players that have no meaning in the English language, I can’t even think of what any of them are anymore, I just randomly put up letters till I get something that works and then I try to get the definition because I have never heard of it, many times it comes up as a muslim verb or muslim adjective- with no further details! No definition, no explanation? I only bring up the muslim ones because they seem the most common non defined ones, but there are some others. Now what really upsets me is that it will take the non-English words but not a word like Aztec- a member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521. Copied from my Websters dictionary app A word that I learned in about fifth grade history and there are others that are historic and not acceptable. I mention Aztec due to the most recent frustration that should earn me a 65 point word but is worth nothing! I propose that a different dictionary is used and if foreign words are going to be used, take the historic ones too.
Each update gets worse and worse
by Caltagm on 2019/08/22 05:11
I used to like this game. Then they put ads around the playing board. That was ok. They need to pay the bills. Then they put ads after each time you played a word. Annoying but you could skip by them. Then they made some of the ads un-skippable. Very annoying. And my opinion started to turn. Quickly. Then they added stupid points and rewards and crap like that. And you can’t opt out of it. So you get lots of pop ups about how you earned badges and points and “gold”. I don’t freaking care! Give me the option to not participate in that ridiculous crap. Now they are nearly forcing me to play one of their asinine side games against the computer. IF I WANTED TO PLAY THAT, I WOULD PLAY THAT! Stop all the crap. Just because something is new doesn’t make it better. Wake up before you permanently ruin a perfectly good game. And now there are so many games and pop ups that every time I open the game on my tablet or phone it takes 10-30 seconds before the same starts up. Sitting there with a frozen screen while it loads all that extraneous crap is very frustrating. Several of my friends have given up and left the game. I don’t want to but that time is getting closer.
Frustrating
by Igotnothin' on 2019/07/27 18:32
Addendum: Thanks for the advice for the frequent app crashes. I have not had as many crashes lately so good job with the functionality of the app. My question still is who makes up the dictionary? There doesn’t seem to be any continuity with some of these things. ie: SOS is fine but LP and OK are not. Rinky is not accepted yet it has at least two definitions one from the regular dictionary and the other from the urban dictionary. I wish I could think of other examples because there has been a few for me since I started playing just a couple of weeks ago. And the words were not at all obscure. Nazi is another word. It does get frustrating for someone like me who isn’t an expert, plays a simple word that is absolutely a word and it is not accepted as valid even when it can be proven to be acceptable...and even Alexa spells the word when it is presented to her. Not sure how you add valid words to the dictionary but if players could suggest/add valid words it would not be so frustrating. Thanks. Again good job on the crash problem.
Great brain medicine
by K-stash on 2017/12/21 07:57
I have severe Multiple Sclerosis of the brain. My neurologist told me to continue to play this game along with the other game I love called Fowl Words. My last optic neuritis attack caused me to go blind in one eye and my doctors told me to continue to exercise my eye muscles in my good eye and my brain by playing certain word games. I also have been taking college classes for the past 28 years just to keep my intelligence in check. I love it when people like Dave, who also is fighting a debilitating disease, gives me a run for my money. A 30 count word is consider a word that a beginner player would play, Between him and I, our words add up to anywhere between 48 to 100, Hey, I did hit 100 once! Anyway, I rate this game, Words With Friends 2, a 5. Yes I do agree with a former player that the ads are annoying but you have to keep in mind that this game is free to everyone and the advertisers show their ads to make this possible. I love this game, Sincerely, Mrs Nancy Reed
Love the game..BUT
by Mass book lover on 2018/08/11 15:09
I’ve been playing for nearly two years and really love the game. It’s very well designed and is the only game I play. I am a reader and I love words. However, with that said, I have a huge issue with the ads. They were not this bad when I began but they have become so bad that I’m thinking seriously about quitting. When I started they offered an ad free game for $9.99 but I thought an occasional ad wasn’t a problem. Now you get ads after every single play, and often, a black screen for 10-15 seconds and then an ad. Some are also quite lengthy. For me, this has become a deal breaker. I would gladly pay the $9.99 now to get rid of them but it is no longer offered. UPDATE: August 12, 2018 Well, now I see you’re offering a $9.99 bundle including coins and ad free play... FOR THIRTY DAYS! I’m sorry, I paid it for one month and it was a blessed relief! But, who would pay $120 dollars a year to play! And now to add insult to injury, when I play with someone new to earn a 10 coin reward, it says GREAT! You’ve earned 10 coins, BUT I NEVER GET THEM. I JUST EARNED MY WEEKLY BADGE. NO COINS ADDED! What is this now, a SCAM?
BEWARE!
by Czechchic64 on 2019/06/27 17:18
I have enjoyed this game with all its extras for several years. I played 4 games each day continuously. Now you can buy Swaps to switch out for possible better letters to play without loosing your turn. The cost has risen to buy extra letters and a person can be so assorbed in trying to beat their opponent that ypu don't realize how much you are spending. The funny thing is this: I noticed as soon as they introduced "buying swaps" and other extras without loosing your turn that I started getting terrible groups of letters for example 4 "i's" or really low point letters continuously. I really enjoy this game but they charge way too much for these extras. I spend $5 or more per day per game. It's a simple game, not a high stakes Poker Tournament. I should not have to pay so much DAILY!!! to play the game with friends and family for stress relief or diversion. I'm going to find some other fun game to play. WWF's developers have become too greedy to make tons of money off players. BEWARE of getting caught up with new added charges as time goes by. You don't even realize how much you are blowing. If you are playing 4 games all at once daily.... that's a lot to fork out, say $20 a day on 4 games.. Sincerely, Czechchic888
Annoying Coins And Seeds And No Way To Opt Out?
by Wildwoman on 2018/08/02 01:27
I’ve played words with friends for years now. I even payed for the ad-free version. However, even though my games technically sport no ads, they’re plagued by something even more annoying,.... coins and seeds. How do you make that even MORE annoying? You place a stupid gift box on the screen after every move I make, force me to “open” the box, and then say “Great”! Sadly, I HAVE to say “great” like some 5 year old, because there is no other way to get out of that juvenile screen. Wanna know what I am REALLY thinking as a hit the word “great”? That’s right, you don’t wanna know. None of this would bother me one iota, however, if I had the choice to opt out. If the choice is out there, I sure as heck don’t see it! In the meantime, even though I’m maxed out at 1500 coins (which I never wanted in the first place), I’ll just have to keep on smacking the $#@% out of the word “GREAT” as I accumulate nothing. Please give us the option to just play the game in its more basic form, cuz at this point I might as well leave and start playing FarmVille.
Headed in the wrong direction.
by Fatsigh on 2019/03/18 02:06
I put up with all of the new short term gratifications and gimmicks to continuing playing this game because I enjoyed the original game so much. Today’s update took away the bar showing my progress toward earning my weekly badge. I searched to see if others were having this problem and found that I was not alone. When I checked my settings, as suggested by someone, everything seemed in order but I couldn’t determine how many points I needed for my badge. If this is the new trend, I will be playing fewer games in the future with a few close friends. Keep all your colored tiles, mystery boxes and “buyout options”. These detract from the idea of winning because you work for it. Also, it’s impossible to know what set of rules your competition is using to improve their performance. This destroys the confidence that players have a level playing field. In conclusion, earning the badge was a somewhat contrived but meaningful weekly goal for me. Now that it has vanished, I don’t feel the need to play very often. A final point ”solo games” are a bit of a contradiction for an app entitled “Words for Friends”.
The game is going backwards
by Richardsonrs on 2018/08/29 12:31
I bought this game when it first came out. As in the original developer. I knew it would go backwards when Zynga bought it. I just want to play words with my friends without all the crap. I am very close to uninstalling a game I have played for almost 10 years. First the solo challenge, if by challenge you mean give the computer all the good letters and me all the vowels. I know it’s hard to program it to work like a human would but it seems extremely lopsided after the first four rounds or so. Second, the prize boxes. Nobody is excited to “open” a box. Seriously just award them and move on. It’s stupid and annoying to have to click through it. Swap+, please remove it. Sure I have used it and it feels exactly like cheating. The reason is, because it literally is cheating. There is a reason you can’t just reach in the bag and swap letters without passing. Zynga has always been a pay to win company and that’s why I play zero of your other games. This is the only one and it isn’t because you’ve made it better. I play in spite of you.
Words 2
by lovingorca on 2019/07/04 15:32
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!!!!
Not what you’d think
by Ptlang15 on 2018/01/10 13:25
I had originally been drawn to this game because I like scrabble and other word games. I played the online matchups, but the way people play by strangle-holding the board is not something I found fun or entertaining, only frustrating. So I turned to this version because it offered solo play. After doing the solo play challenges regularly for the last couple months, I have drawn two conclusions. 1. The computer has an unreal advantage with access to a full dictionary. 2. The game’s dictionary is not credible. They allow words that cannot be found in other dictionaries and I eventually quit and uninstalled the game because the "medium" difficulty computer made to plays back-to-back that were not available when I tried to look them up in the dictionary. All of this feels like a ploy to get you to spend the in-game currency and then buy more using real money, and to keep you playing while they bombard you with ads. I realize they need to make money, but I feel like games should be made for the players, and that the ads are a necessary evil, not a game made for ads that hook people in to watch them. 1/5 stars only because I did learn some new words in the process.
Great game for word lovers
by PubRadioFan on 2018/07/18 13:55
This game is really fun if you love words games like I do. My only major complaint is with the dictionary used. It doesn’t let you play most proper nouns but some are accepted, and some nouns are accepted but their plurals are not. It also allows the use of some obscure foreign words but not others that are far more commonly used in English, including Latin words. It also allows the use of some acronyms. Worst of all, there are many words with no definition. What?!? If there is no definition it should not be allowed. This is very sloppy. The only other issue is with the difference between the iPhone and iPad versions of the app. On my phone everything works fine. On my iPad, when I attempt to move a letter from the tray to the board, half the time the Apple dock icons pop up, which I have to close before I can continue. This never happens when playing on my phone. Very annoying. In general, there are enough differences between the iPhone and iPad apps that I almost never play on my iPad.
Fun game. Way too many ads.
by John0879 on 2018/01/19 02:58
I enjoy playing this game and don’t really have many issues with it. My only complaints are the home screen of the app and the ads. First, the home screen. This is a mess of clutter that makes it harder to get to the games I’m playing. I couldn’t care less about the match of the day with some random person I don’t know. Give me the games that I’m playing at the top for easy access followed by my friends. Everything else can go. Now for the ads. This is the real problem. I’m a software engineer and I am sympathetic to the race to the bottom on app prices and I’m more than willing to pay for quality apps. I’d pay for an ad free version of this if I could. It’s hard for me to criticize a developer for wanting to make a living, but the ads in this game are offensive. There are way too many and some are difficult to exit. An ad after each play is unnecessary. Pretty much all of the apps advertised are cheap knockoffs of other apps. None of the ads make me want to purchase anything. Tone down the ads and I’d bump this to 4 or 5 stars.
Great but solo challenge is glitchy
by Sweepy01 on 2019/03/12 10:54
I love words with friends, I play it all the time. I also love solo challenge, I think that’s great in concept. But recently, solo challenge has seemed a lot easier to beat than before, which is a shame - I liked the challenge. Additionally, sometimes I’ll be waiting for the opponent to make a move in solo challenge, and two new moves will pop up on the board, and I realize that solo challenge will have just completely skipped my turn and made my move for me. Also, I have this app downloaded on both my iPad and my iPhone. If I start the solo challenge on my iPad, it won’t allow me to play any of the consecutive games of the challenge on my phone, even when I get the notification that the next person is ready to play. Instead, it just freezes the app, which ends up crashing a few moments later. Other than solo challenge though, I haven’t had problems with any other game modes. It’s just a shame since solo challenge is my favorite one.
Great game with a few problem
by Guitarhero26 on 2019/04/03 23:32
I really like this game. I play several times a day with people from all over the world. Most people just want to play the game and maybe chat a bit about the game. Then there are the trolls- every time it a male ( maybe male players get female trolls?)who just started playing that day. Always says great match but how can the game know that if the “person” hasn’t played before? I’m not playing this game to hook up, flirt, or share my life story or other personal information. I wish there was a way to check out the person profile before one accepts the challenge. Because once one accepts the challenge only then does one find out he is actually a troll. If one resigns it’s counted as a loss. Another issue is the ads. I get this is how the makers of the game make money. But some days it’s the same ad over and and over again. I probably see the same ad 50 times a day! Several different ads during play -okay- same ad over and over not okay.
BEWARE
by Tealmyster on 2019/02/17 21:49
I love the game, the ads don’t bother me whatsoever and the lightning round is awesome! However the amount of scammers on here is absolutely ludicrous!! Asking for personal info demanding you download an additional chat app and making comments about wanting to take you to bed and love you. It’s insane! So many posing as armed forces thinking they can take advantage. Word of advice do not post a personal picture or do not accept games from those you don’t know! I sadly will be deleting this app because of that. It is not fun when there’s a pervert lurking in every corner and you have to be weary of every single person in this game. Remove chat or give an option from settings to disable chat period if the user so chooses so no one can send a message to begin with. Maybe these scumbags will move on and people can play friendly games of WWF again and gain the points instead of being blocked because you’ve told the scammer no thanks and they get upset about it. This is scrabble not a hook up game!!
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