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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.
What happened to the Solo Challenge??????
by Nubswoman on 2019/07/19 02:42
I have had this game on my phone FOREVER. I was in the middle of a solo challenge and all of a sudden it was gone. The option isn’t even there anymore. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck.. Help! I love them.
Data hog
by OhPues12345 on 2019/07/19 01:16
While the app is fun to play the constant barrage of ads is destructive to your data plan. I checked how much data this uses on cellular and it was 18 MB per turn Eff Zynga and their ads
No emojis
by LeslieM825 on 2019/07/18 19:02
I know that this is minor...But the fact that I get a message saying that the other user sent me an unsupported chat message is no fun...We always enjoy sending each other these emoji’s and I can’t do it if it keeps telling me to update the app I deleted the app and reinstall it to have them back to only have them disappear again 😓
Love it...but
by Wabojerdao on 2019/07/18 17:50
I love playing Words with Friends 2. I am becoming annoyed with one of the features...rewards. Since the game started adding “start a new game with someone new” I have gotten many requests from men to start a new game. They all message me with ‘hi’, ‘how are you?’, ‘are you having a good day?’, etc.. Non of the female challengers do this. Could you stop putting this in the rewards daily challenges?
More coins less of the other stuff
by p1nkbutterfly on 2019/07/18 17:40
I really like this game but I can’t stand the ads and the fact that you can’t even exit out of the ads without being sent to the ad’s app page. We should be able to exit out of the ads the first time we hit the “X”. My BIGGEST pet peeve is the coins! Y’all are really stingy when it comes to giving coins. 1 coin a day and the it moves to 2 coins a day?? What is that?? Please be more generous. The mystery boxes are not beneficial. The choice of colored tile is ok but that doesn’t help with the game itself. I have over 100 hindsight chips that never get used bc it’s greyes out in the majority of my games. All the other stuff that are given is pointless if we have no use for it in the game. More coins, swaps and hindsight less of that other stuff! Please.
Wish I could give it zero stars
by Dejoslat on 2019/07/18 17:33
Dishonest game. The developers embarrass themselves with the lying algorithms.
Turn off sound on ads!!
by Megan812 on 2019/07/18 15:21
I like the game, there’s not much wrong with it. But I basically cannot play it in public because the sound on the ads is so obnoxious and loud. There are some that you can’t mute at all, and some that still play sound even when you have your phone on silent! I play other games where you have the option to mute the sound on every single add, and this game *needs* to do that.
Crashes and takes your perks
by Amandaleni on 2019/07/18 11:12
Don’t spend coins on perks...the game crashes regularly and if you had a perk enabled, you’ll loose it. Also, solo play is a quick 5 turn game...and free play takes eight hours to reset. Which is ridiculous. The game is super fun otherwise but with these two issues, it gets a 2.
Crashtiest app on any platform, anywhere
by JayCee1066 on 2019/07/18 11:04
With each update, WWF2’s crash problem gets worse. I now get about 2 minutes of play before the screen goes black and return to Home screen. I’ll give you one more update, then I’ll delete.
HELP! Practice Games
by Hey.jude on 2019/07/18 04:49
I’ve been playing the “practice” games for a long time now. You can play a maximum of three games at a time. I’ve learned a lot of new words but about two weeks ago two of the games froze up and won’t even time out and go away, I can’t find anyone to contact, there seems to be no customer service. ☹️ Any suggestions? DO THE DEVELOPERS EVER READ THESE POSTS? BROKEN GAMES 21 DAYS OLD 👎🏼 #FixIt
Too many ads
by mo281311 on 2019/07/18 04:38
App crashes often.. at least once or twice a day. I think it’s disgusting they want $10 A MONTH to remove ads. I can understand a one time fee of $5 or $10, but monthly I think that’s just greedy.
Old game
by ratzkovich on 2019/07/18 04:02
I played words with friends for about 5years. Paid a fee to get rid of ads. Did think the interruptions with things I won was annoying. I bought a new phone. Couldn’t seem to transfer my ongoing game to new phone. Thought I’d just start another game. Couldn’t believe the ads every play had an ad Then I got add I couldn’t get off. So I gave up. If anyone knows of good word game let me know
Text box covered by keyboard
by lowell1965 on 2019/07/18 02:06
I like the game but a new glitch has occurred. When using the message portion, my keyboard covers the message box so that I can’t see what I’m typing making communication with players difficult The problem corrected itself in a few days
Great game, BUT...
by EBit70 on 2019/07/18 01:55
TOO. MANY. ADS. Please offer an ad-free option.
Used to be good
by bgj887 on 2019/07/18 01:22
This game used to be really good but lately there’s all these unwanted rewards, gifts and stuff that you can’t turn off, most times I just want to get back to the game and instead I have to wait for it to load all this crap I don’t want to see, the game itself is great but the other stuff just gets in the way
Oops, Something went wrong
by striking out on 2019/07/17 23:33
Seems to be working well, then I get this message. I have to reload the app to get rid of the games in progress for which the message applied.
Tim
by King Timm on 2019/07/17 23:20
Used to enjoy this a lot. Totally ruined by endless stupid congratulations, challenges and irrelevant rubbish. Just provide a way to turn off all this crap if we want. PLEASE.
Crashing incessantly
by FaceDocSF on 2019/07/17 22:23
Just started playing a few days ago. Crashes in the middle of games vs. computer (masters) and the ads are unnecessarily prolonged. Not enjoyable
Downhill slide
by Fox on the go on 2019/07/17 19:36
I used to love this game and still play when waiting but between the trollers and the same ads every turn I am becoming much less enamored. The coin rewards have decreased as the amounts needed have increased. I have some products I will never support due to being constantly bombarded by the same 30 sec ad hundreds of times. I will check back periodically to see if anything has changed and will continue to play me old standbys but I will not start a new game with an unknown male player.
Solo games
by SherryMamabear on 2019/07/17 18:41
My solo games WILL NOT work. This is the second week. Please fix it! This is my 3rd attempt at getting my solo games working. Please fix the glitch... After a couple of months my solo games still WILL NOT WORK! This is a pain in the butt. How can I get extras if I can’t participate grrrr! Fix it please!
App Crash Issues
by Whozitwasit on 2019/07/17 18:37
The current version crashes frequently. Starting to drive me nuts.
Okay App
by MelLoves😈😈 on 2019/07/17 18:10
Umm I like the actual concept of the app but my problem is that all these random people start asking to play you and I don’t even know how to get my friends on there! Also how the heck do you get the new colors of tiles. I don’t like how the app doesn’t have a tutorial on how to do things if the people that make these games would realize that we, the people who play them, don’t understand how to get certain places!! Other than that and all the freakin adds it’s a pretty cool game and actually makes you smarter and makes you think more!😊😊
Oops something went wrong
by rhatmasterj on 2019/07/17 17:46
I have been unable to fix this problem
VIDEO IS “STILL LOADING”
by PennyLMT on 2019/07/17 16:28
IF, and WHEN this problem is fixed, I will gladly change my one (1 *) to a five (5*). That is what I get when I touch the WATCH box. The complete message is: “ The video is taking longer to load than expected. Please try again. “ I. HAVE. TRIED. AGAIN. !!!!! . . . and again, and again, and again. I have been trying for close to three (3) months, and I am tired of this happening . . . EVERY SINGLE DAY ! Can’t you fix this problem, please? I really enjoy the game and it lets me keep up with friends that I have known since childhood who no longer live close. Please don’t make me find another game!
Keeps crashing with the new release
by Jondoeca on 2019/07/17 14:38
Game keeps crashing with the new release. I can just be looking at the words played and it will crash. Please fix.
A great game slowed by bells n whistles
by ButterflyBlue on 2019/07/17 14:19
Too much unnecessary junk added. Now it is slow and the letter movement is very poor and ifen freezes.
Always closing
by jewellsrocks3 on 2019/07/17 12:26
WWF and WWF2 have been around forever, so you would think that all the kinks would be worked out. I’m not sure what the problem is, but every time I finish making a move, the app closes on me 😠. It is very frustrating...any ideas what this is all about and how you can fix it please! Thank you!
Worse than ever before with ads ads ads and more ads
by Robert9001 on 2019/07/17 12:03
You can not longer avoid the ads ... game is a total drag of ads and ads and ads and more ads ... Wish i could give a rating of -1 ... minus one ... Ads are a total pain, this layout and ads bs deserve zero stars... Robert9001 ...
WTH?
by DebAnnTay on 2019/07/17 11:59
What is going on with this game?!? It has become a place for creepers and scammers. So many men are using the site to creep on women, that it is becoming impossible to enjoy. You have to worry about every new person who starts a game with you. And you are forced to start games with new people you don’t know in order to earn the bonuses! I’ve been playing this game for 8 years, and I’m about to delete it! I suggest you take away the chat option on the game! It’s so annoying!
Words with Freinds 2
by diamond1949 on 2019/07/17 11:41
Will not work after years of playing. It is giving a black screen when I want to play!
Thanks!
by Mizz Playette on 2019/07/17 10:42
Thanks for fixing all my WWF issues!
Unstable App
by Hate v4.2 on 2019/07/17 10:34
In spite of updating regularly, this app continues to shut down after a few minutes of play. Very annoying. NONE of my other apps do this.
Fun game but badges aren’t working properly.
by MetalFire on 2019/07/17 08:28
This is a great word game. Although I would really appreciate if you could fix a badge bug I’m having. For the past 2 weeks or so if I go to my profile it says I have 15 recent badges but when I tap on it to go into my badge case it says I have 16. Plus if you tap on a badge it doesn’t show the fun fact about it anymore. This isn’t just happening to me and my iPhone XR, it’s the same for my Mom. She has over 100 badges and has this issue on her iPad Pro 12.9 1st gen. We really like playing this game together. Please Zynga fix this issue. Also please reintroduce the IAP to remove ads permanently. My Mom has it because it carried over from words with friends 1. I would buy it, and I bet others would too. Thanks for the great game.
Crashing
by EPreader on 2019/07/17 08:27
Game constantly crashes. Troubleshooting totally ineffective. Done every remedy Support has recommended, multiple times. Repeatedly told they are working on it. No resolution.
App crashes
by Dawn312 on 2019/07/17 07:48
App continuously crashes on iOS. It’s a non stop issue. :(
Waste of time
by Vintage Lucy03 on 2019/07/17 06:53
It gives you a few people to play and none of them play back. I would play if you are against bots but waiting for other players, I can’t even play a game.
Covfefe isn’t a word
by lmrg78 on 2019/07/17 04:00
I think it’s disrespectful and a low blow that developers or app managers are using this misspelling written by our President Trump. There is no need for politics or mockery. So sad you did this.
Why don’t I have the new features like Level up?
by Lionstar544 on 2019/07/17 02:02
All my friends have the new feature Level up and I still don’t have it. The game itself is fun and I like the power ups but when I ask if I can get the level up feature that I keep hearing about, I don’t get a good answer.
Junk
by Elainezr on 2019/07/17 01:09
I’d like to say I love this game. However every time I try to take a turn They’ve got me winning gifts, sending gifts, watching junk. I’m not interested in that I just want to play the game
Great but....
by helpsmybrain on 2019/07/17 00:58
Love this game but get very frustrated when it seems to freeze on the screen and I have to close it out and reopen it multiple times before it works properly. Multiple solo games freeze after a few rounds. Very very disappointing! Please fix this ASAP!
Wish there was way to clear friend notifications
by vfgjugfbnjjvv on 2019/07/17 00:40
What annoys me the most is the notifications that new friends have recently played, and you can’t turn off the notifications. It used to be the same way with the new tile and event notifications, but that seems to have gone away.
Getting worse
by Laurie.66 on 2019/07/17 00:21
What’s with the fancy tiles for rewards??? I don’t care about those. I prefer the normal tiles. How about better rewards instead of fancy tiles? Also, why don’t you give better rewards to loyal players? When you complete the solo challenge we should be able to start a new challenge right away, instead of having to wait.
Pathetic, just keep supporting disgustingness
by Ahgdherjfjfjcf on 2019/07/17 00:02
Now taking shots at their own President with a fake definition of a word. Covfefe, on 7/16. Actually it’s from The Bible, meaning in the end, WE WIN. How prophetic will these words for people, when that time comes, which is not far off. God will not be mocked. You are horrible people, and so incredibly unprofessional. Should’ve stayed out of it and kept it a game and not a political platform. Open a Bible and grow up
Game’s great: except Word Radar double-charging
by Den-poet on 2019/07/16 22:49
I’ve happily played this game for years- including the value-added features that involve in-game purchases, like Word Radar. Am I the only one now getting charged over and over again if I try to go back to the Word Radar results, after an hour or two of taking a game pause? What is THAT all about 😡😭!
Nudge
by 69gina on 2019/07/16 22:29
As much as I like this game, we should get the option of turning off being nudged just like we can turn off the chat. After all it IS just a game. Nudging is unnecessary. Another thing is that I get random players that ‘just’ started playing that day, from another country, and want to know my life story. This isn’t a dating app. It’s a GAME. I’m picking up on the date seekers and literally mute them from the get go. But then they don’t play, meaning I have open games. And THEN they literally disappear 🤯 Y’all should look into that
Covfefe? I’m out
by Remorse & regret on 2019/07/16 20:47
I won’t help you normalize the idiotic speech of a morally corrupt politician.
Streaks
by LilJudeJr on 2019/07/16 20:39
Why did you guys remove the streaks? It kept us motivated to play daily.
Non-words, abbreviations
by vnilaspce on 2019/07/16 20:16
The game has begun allowing abbreviations that are not words. I have contacted support several times and they assured me it would be taken care of. Today, the computer played the first non-word I ever reported (QGP) again. Strategy becomes impossible when you cannot agree upon what is a legal play and what is not.
Good game, but why are they so desperate for you to connect with Facebook?
by Squirrelly Sue on 2019/07/16 19:53
They have now loaded it up with many bells and whistles that have slowed it up. It’s becoming a chore to play.
Changes
by TrayC123 on 2019/07/16 19:31
The new changes to the daily bonus is lame/annoying. It seems the gamer developers just want us to purchase things now. Too much effort/clicks for 1 point (lame). I’m playing less than I did before. Also, playing with the system is super fun but just 1 game per day? Also lame! Need these to be more frequent, and new games more often.
Very fun and educational, except for crashing!!!
by ShaylaBree on 2019/07/16 18:59
I love WWF. I have been playing it for years on various phones and tablets throughout the years. It is a good way to pass the time and connect with friends while feeling like you're learning something in the process. Unfortunately, in the last few months I have discovered a big. I am sad to say the app crashes quite a bit. In the span of a half an hour, I had to restart the game twice. This is a nucance and interrupts gameplay. If this bug could be addressed, I would greatly appreciate it.
Buggy still
by 47rich47 on 2019/07/16 17:48
I’m getting tired of having to refresh the game in order to respond to a play.
Small aggravation
by quiltkarrot on 2019/07/16 16:34
Game has been shutting down mid-game lately and escaping from the game entirely. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. I’m still playing and enjoying it!
For the love of God
by Ace McDoom on 2019/07/16 14:46
Will you please respond to the thousands of requests made by your loyal customers who desperately want to opt out of the stupid power ups and cheats and challenges. Why in God’s Holy Trousers won’t you do that? UPDATED to say that I just received the same BS NON-REPLY you always send: “Sorry for the inconvenience. Our developers are working on a solution. Blah-blah-blah...” You have been sending out this same response for years. We’ve noticed. For God’s sake, we’ve noticed.
Love it but.....
by cathyd523 on 2019/07/16 14:33
I love this game but they almost force you to play optional stuff. Their optional games interfere constantly and u can’t opt out . This they need to change so people have an option to play or not the optional extra garbage!!!!
Friends number won’t go away
by Nyisles00 on 2019/07/16 14:09
Under friends it says a number in the upper corner and won’t go away. Never use to happen. Use to show new and returning friends. Once u click it the number disappears.
Too many ads
by hilary4678567998438 on 2019/07/16 12:37
The app is fun but there’s an ad every other game.
Good game
by RFB62 on 2019/07/16 12:33
I like this game, except I don’t understand why when someone takes a turn the word and definition no longer show up. You have to always type in the word if you want to know the definition. Also, I cannot understand how a word can be valid without a definition. Within the past 4-6 weeks I had to purchase 10 frames twice because after using about 3 each time, it now says I have none left. Is anyone else having this problem? Last night I had 97 coins. This morning It says 93. Why am I losing coins?
Slow to play
by JimmyJoeJimmyJoe on 2019/07/16 06:23
Animation after animation.... Press the X up there, the left arrow over there. Awful UI.
Why are you teasing us?
by DontYouKnowIt on 2019/07/16 03:16
Every time I try to watch videos to get coins I get the message that it is still loading or that it is taking longer to load. Why?
Too Much
by WesleyHansen on 2019/07/16 01:52
Words is a fun game to play when killing time but they’ve gone WAY overboard with all the intricacies designed to get you addicted. The app takes too long to load, has far too many extra tokens and challenges, and crashes all the time because it’s become so unstable. It’s getting to the point where I probably just need to give up being an occasional player who simply wants the game to work whenever I have a minute down to play.
Unplayable but close
by Cimmerian2 on 2019/07/16 01:22
Needs the option to only play others NOT using paid cheats. It’s no fun not to use them knowing others are doing so. Needs to stop with constant notification badges that are their own advertising and not my turn to move. These absolutely ruined what would be a fun app for me. Stop milking us constantly - particularly when it ruins the experience. NOW IT IS EVEN WORSE. THEY SEEM TO HAVE REMOVED THE ABILITY TO PAY TO REMOVE ADS. THEY ARE MAKING THIS UNPLAYABLE. This lasted for a week or so and got fixed in the latest update. They were actually quite nice at tech support. The above complaints stand, but I’m changing my review to 3 stars.
Word Radar Expires
by Zen367 on 2019/07/16 00:30
It used to be if you bought and used a word radar the ‘radar’ on the board would be good until you played your turn with no time limit. Now it seems that the ‘word radar’ expires and you have to buy it again :(
Not not worth the free download
by neuronpumper on 2019/07/15 23:39
Solo challenges are rigged and unstable CONSTANTLY restarts. Burns up battery
Words with friends
by harryjoey on 2019/07/15 21:11
An ad with every play??? I’d gladly pay for this game if it would stop the ads. And all those stupid coins and side games. What happened to just paying for the app and playing the game. This is the worst.
Unusual acceptable word acceptance and rejection
by Silver Qtip on 2019/07/15 19:33
In what dictionary are you getting your acceptable words? I tried to play “squaw” - unacceptable. Really? Maybe your source is “politically correct “. Ok. On another puzzle, I play “queer” and that’s acceptable. Weird. An opponent plays “kala” and that’s acceptable but not in any English dictionary. 😠 The number of non English words are acceptable- haj, tam, haji, etc. shall I go on? Please select a dictionary and stay with it. Young kids are playing this. It would be nice if they could learn proper English if that’s the dictionary they are working with.
Quit “improving” this game
by Linajane57 on 2019/07/15 18:23
Love the game, but it’s becoming too annoying to play. The newest graphics are annoying in the regular game and slow down the lightening game. I don’t want colored tiles or ads or to “shop” for game advantages. Once again, a good app is spoiled by incessant tweaks, graphics and greed.
Ads have sound when muted
by FSU888 on 2019/07/15 17:16
Please fix the random 1-2 second sound on ads when muted. Terrifying when you’re not expecting it to happen.
Great game
by mmoonniiee on 2019/07/15 15:09
Would earn five stars if the daily video worked every day...
Not a dating app!!!!!
by Reviwwer on 2019/07/15 13:27
Please find a way to block or disable messaging. I get so tired of these creepy old men trying to get a hook-up or trying to be “friends”. I just want to play a freaking game!!! I mean, how big of a loser must you be to try to find a companion through a gaming app? It’s annoying to say the least.
JMP
by ?jmp45? on 2019/07/15 11:46
I love this game and play it every day but I think it’s unfair to give the opponent all the 10 point letters in the Solo Challenge. Makes it impossible to win and discourages you from even trying! Thank you for your response .
Annoying ads
by DMan4241 on 2019/07/15 11:21
Developer is trying to cash in by selling ads. Well they are annoying and I wouldn’t purchase anything from these ads.
Change is not always good!
by 588joy on 2019/07/15 11:04
Game is good, could be better. Constant changes are interfering with the functions of the game. There’s always something that fails to function normally. Videos fail to play(sorry, taking longer to load than normal) constantly. Please fix the problems and control the changes. It’s been two weeks since my videos have worked. Could you please fix this glitch?please repair my videos JoyH588 My videos do not play, please fix. If you can’t clear the glitches, it’s no fun to play. The ads after each word play, however, my videos for coins will not.’ Please fix! Sir, Now videos will not allow an escape. You must exit the game to exit the video. Please, I realize profit is your goal, however, the game must retain a since of joy not frustration.
Very disappointing
by Sew focused on 2019/07/15 08:46
I love playing this game! But ever since the last update, the games freeze up while playing solo challenge after only a couple of moves. Very frustrating because you only get an “Oops something went wrong” screen that you can’t fix or even delete. Please fix this and make this game fun to play again!!
Words with Friends 2
by MaryBuchanan on 2019/07/15 04:38
I love the original game. But now words with friends2 has too many long commercials in between every two or three plays. It’s no longer as fun as it used to be when you have to wait and then wade through the commercials that are shown three and four times in a session. Also several times I have been playing with new people who just want my information And want to ask me for money or try to make a love connection. This is very troublesome. This is not a dating site!
Horrible
by Los_Da_King on 2019/07/15 04:19
This app is horrible. It freezes all the time. Can’t move letters. They keep adding idiotic themes where you earn points and there’s no way to use them. Freezes the game. This app is an absolute nightmare!!
Updates ... down 1 ⭐️
by godD4ddy on 2019/07/15 04:07
It has improved with the latest update. Random people popping up that we used to play with is a nuisances, especially when one or the other no longer interested in playing with one another again. I don’t want to see who’s playing words! All it does is make me block them so I don’t have to play them by accident. And finally, Why would there be an ad pop up during Lightning Round!?
Slow
by GrindrSux2 on 2019/07/15 02:41
The ads and daily challenges all contribute to a very slow experience. Now it's gotten worse with a pop up on every game. Frustrating enough to push people away to other games.
Hate Ads and not been able to remove them
by EC_1961 on 2019/07/15 01:49
I love the game but for the last two weeks the Ads are ruining the experience. I have been always able to purchase the Ads removal but something change in the game and I don't see the option to remove them. I may stop playing the game all together because the frequency of the Ads and their extremely repetitive type is really unbearable. Without the Ads the game is fun and I like the other improvements recently introduced.
Frustrating bugs!
by Jenholle on 2019/07/15 01:16
I love this game but in the last couple months, there’s been an issue twice with it passing my move when I don’t do so. This has a caused negative impact on my stats. Now the game is doing something to the memory on my iPhone because every time I open the game it’s not working properly and then other functions on my phone start becoming an accurate or will not function properly. If I close the app out and restart my phone to her three times it will clear up but then as soon as I open up this app again it starts all over. UPDATE: now it’s working again! Frustrating. I hope it lasts.
Lag, lag, lag.
by Robin20191 on 2019/07/14 21:02
The lag is horrible. It happened every day with almost every game I play. Why can’t this problem be addressed??
Game is getting too bloated
by Nadsm on 2019/07/14 20:04
I used to play Words several times a day, but with all the contests, incentives and plain stupid interruptions, the game is sluggishly slow and frustrating. I barely check in once a day now. Just let me play with getting in my face at every turn, or I’ll just go elsewhere.
Make challenges optional
by notapplicable11 on 2019/07/14 16:42
PLEASE get rid of or at least make it so we can turn off the childish silly “challenges and you played all the letters” crap. Constantly interuoting games t9 tel, me I won some seeds or other items is annoying. I am not three years old so useless little bixes mean nothing, I enjoy the game and competition with ither okayers, not winning some random box that knteruots me just as I am about to play a word, at least make it a background thing that can be opened when I am done playing. Interrupting the game constantly for it is silly. Addendum: Now it is even more annoying and intrusive with the new whatever it is goal. Continually interrupting to tell me i played a word or got a goal is killing the fun. If I’m in the middle of a game, don’t need to be interrupted because i won a imaginary box, not a 3 year old, just wanted to play scrabble. Now mire intrusive than ever, constantly interrupting the game with “ you played all the letters or whatever other childish magic bix, etc. at least make it a background thing so as not to keep making the player wait for the messages to play out before I can play a word. I paid not to have ads so what makes you think I want a different kind of interruption when playing? Make a toddler version, they get excited about fake magic boxes and let the adults just play the game!
Not what is was
by Carla92864 on 2019/07/14 16:16
I have been playing WWF for ten years now. I look forward to using my down time to play. I am so frustrated with the caliber of people it is presently attracting as it has turned into a big “dating,” “hook up” etc site. I can’t stand it and I’m looking for an alternate game to play. Although the developers I believe are trying to limit it by placing a disclaimer about keeping the chat appropriate it has not thwarted the men who try to flirt and use it as a dating site. I have blocked innumerable users as a result, but when I block one, ten more appear. It’s disgusting and out of control!
Having a problem getting game to show up
by Momma.mary on 2019/07/14 15:53
I love to play this game but I get notices that I only have 3 days to make a move or timeout and the games I am getting noticed on don’t show up. Also have had a game get stopped by a message “oops, something went wrong”... I have the latest IOS on my iPad and no problems with WiFi. Anyone else experience this?
Please give option to turn off Rewards
by SunstoneOne on 2019/07/14 15:52
Is there a way to turn off the Rewards and Challenges feature? I’ve been playing this game for years, but am about to abandon it because of these. It delays the game and I just want to play. Some people might like them. So if you can just give the rest of us the option to turn off those annoying pop-up screens which also glitch and delay everything, that solution would work for me. Thanks for considering. Giving low rating because even though the game itself is fun, if there’s a feature this annoying, it ruins everything and I’m about to quit playing.
Closes out
by Martysnap on 2019/07/14 15:14
Game keeps freezing and then just closes..
Need to Police the Site
by H0H0H on 2019/07/14 14:01
I am a long-time WWF player, and love it! And I pay for the ad-free app. But recently the number of scammers on the site has increased enough to make the experience and very unpleasant. MULTIPLE TIMES PER WEEK I have a game started by men who are immediately calling me “dear,” and/or are very interested in my welfare and that of my family. Because I have communicated with enough of these “widows with children,” with heart-wrenching stories, working in jobs in which they are far away (like petroleum engineering) or “wealthy men” who supposedly trade precious gems and have get rich schemes, I do not engage them long enough to get enough evidence to report them. If I did I would be wasting a tremendous amount of time messaging back-and-forth with scammers. The scammers are a waste of our time and for some folks they could be pretty dangerous. So I really wish that the personnel at WWF would police the site and protect us.
Hope it gets fixed
by rog527 on 2019/07/14 13:31
I have played and really enjoyed this game for a long time. Lately it freezes on a daily basis. I’ve deleted and downloaded several times. I’ve decided to delete permanently. Will check back in a month to see if fixed
Annoying challenges, awards, badges etc ruin game play
by appreviewer2211 on 2019/07/14 12:52
There is no way to turn off the never ending onslaught of pop up badges and awards in the game. About every word I play I earn some worthless prize that gives me a couple coins. Make it stop. It drops the enjoyment of the game to the verge of being deleted which is sad since it is fun playing the actual game with friends. I’m not interested in any silly challenges or accumulating some number of points to win some prize. Maybe if I was ten years old, this would possibly seem exciting. Unfortunatley, I didn’t get to experience that blissful joy 30 years ago when I was 10.
Hindsight
by Brownclown on 2019/07/14 11:55
Great game. But just make hindsight free so I can learn more words please
😊😊
by Carlisangels on 2019/07/14 06:16
I love the game and the way it has developed over the years. Interacted with tech support and was very pleased to be assisted by friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable problem solvers. Thank you.
This is no scrabble
by Trish0067 on 2019/07/14 04:26
“Je” is not a word you pukes.
Trollers
by Capeesle on 2019/07/14 02:41
Do something about trollers! Many have complained. I can almost tell when it’s gonna happen. Pic of a guy in uniform etc. maybe make chat an option ? And if both players want it they can both turn it on.
Broken
by Mr JAYSON JONES on 2019/07/14 01:24
It’s putting words on the board that’s not there
Crashes All The Time
by disappointed_longtime_user on 2019/07/13 18:53
Battery runs really hot every time and crashes constantly. Both on iPhone 8 and iPhone X (iOS 12.3.1)
constantly shows notification
by OFWGKTADGAFLLBBLSBFBN on 2019/07/13 18:51
i love words with friends, no complaints about the app. but i just want the developers to know that the app always shows there is a notification— when there’s not.
Notifications
by Jmarieram on 2019/07/13 18:48
Been playing for a few years now. It has notified me that 4 players I’ve played against in the past are back playing so I check it out. I usually choose not play them so I go back to the home screen, but it is still showing the notifications. I’ve tried everything I can think of to remove that notification but it is sticking around.
Black Screen
by Bestest Gramma on 2019/07/13 18:29
This happens frequently....my screen goes black at least for an hour or more...like right NOW!!! Has been black for ~1 hour and still going strong. It is getting annoying. Please fix this bug! Other than that I love the game!!!
Developer wants players to spend every waking moment playing their game!
by Gameplayer 4 fun on 2018/03/05 12:55
Game is ok, but not as good as many other word games. There are coins to earn that give you things like swapping letters without losing your turn or seeing where you can play a word, but the developer keeps upping the ante. If you want to earn 100 coins, you have one week to do it by getting a huge score. It used to be doable, but every week they increase it by about 2,000 points and now it’s over 26,000 points. Considering that the average word is around 20 points, you’d literally have to be playing all day long to earn the measly 100 coins. Last week it had been bumped up to 24,000, so it’s likely to be over 28,000 next week. There’s no incentive to spend that much time playing a word game. I guess they’re focused on senior citizens who are retired or people who are too ill to be functional. Otherwise, they’re hoping you get so addicted that you’ll drop everything to play. Not a nice thought either way. So, people will play, but who cares now if you win or get the points. Its just something to briefly keep you occupied after you’ve gotten through a busy day. It’s sad that the developer has so little respect for players. Seems to be the way the Country is going. I’d rather spend time with family and friends and play HQ.
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 :)
Has become a bit too flashy! Turn it down a notch 😉
by Hope_ut on 2019/02/03 18:22
I have been playing WWF for about ten years now. I used to keep in touch with old friends on it; however, since the new version is so flashy those friends have since stopped. I feel like every time I open it I get bombarded by the spammy atmosphere when I just want to play my games. The animations of gifts, coin accumulation, etc. gets very annoying! I had to turn off notifications because of the $$$Win Money!!! Play NOW!!-style spammy notifications. I get that they want to make money beyond the ads or original purchase of the game, but I wish it were more subtle. The hindsight feature is really neat, and would almost be worth paying for in its own right, but having to go through all of these animations and confusing challenges is annoying and definitely not worth it. I wish I could pay to turn all of these extra challenges off 🙄😫 and just play normally. It’s caused me to not open the game as much. Please introduce a way to at least turn off animations- I wince whenever I play a J word, for example, because the game makes a huge time-consuming deal about it. But I still give it 4 stars for the 9 ish years I’ve enjoyed without all of the spammy features. Maybe give us simple-tons a way to take a break from the extra flashy features, though??
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.
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.
Make challenges optional
by notapplicable11 on 2019/07/14 16:42
PLEASE get rid of or at least make it so we can turn off the childish silly “challenges and you played all the letters” crap. Constantly interuoting games t9 tel, me I won some seeds or other items is annoying. I am not three years old so useless little bixes mean nothing, I enjoy the game and competition with ither okayers, not winning some random box that knteruots me just as I am about to play a word, at least make it a background thing that can be opened when I am done playing. Interrupting the game constantly for it is silly. Addendum: Now it is even more annoying and intrusive with the new whatever it is goal. Continually interrupting to tell me i played a word or got a goal is killing the fun. If I’m in the middle of a game, don’t need to be interrupted because i won a imaginary box, not a 3 year old, just wanted to play scrabble. Now mire intrusive than ever, constantly interrupting the game with “ you played all the letters or whatever other childish magic bix, etc. at least make it a background thing so as not to keep making the player wait for the messages to play out before I can play a word. I paid not to have ads so what makes you think I want a different kind of interruption when playing? Make a toddler version, they get excited about fake magic boxes and let the adults just play the game!
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.
Uninstalling...
by JordanZr on 2018/08/18 13:37
The amount of notifications this app produces is maddening. I don’t need 3-4 notifications a day about some in-game event. I’ve turned off all the notification settings in the game and it’s still happening. I’ve had to go into the global settings/notifications and only left ‘badge app icon’ turned on. This app would turn the screen on for my phone multiple times a day to show me a useless banner notification. I don’t care about your Eggstravaganza event and wouldn’t play it out of spite alone at this point. Not to mention the infuriatingly long tutorial based ad for final fantasy that happens EVERY time you complete a move. This is the only ad I’ve ever gotten. It’s faster to force quite the app and relaunch than work your way through the ad. The notifications even after all of my efforts to restrict them to something manageable are just too much. I’m finishing my current games and uninstalling. Edit: I received a developer response. Pity they couldn’t be bothered to read the third sentence of my review where I already went and turned off all the in game notifications. The problem is those settings didn’t stop the notifications I wanted to have stopped. Sending me a link to an FAQ to do something I already did isn’t helpful.
New update is lame
by mommamiax2 on 2018/09/22 16:25
I have been a WWF fanatic for several years. I loved the game. When the WWF2 app came out, I downloaded it and hated everything about it. The it looks like the Scrabble app (which I have never liked). The coins option is stupid, there is nothing worthwhile to purchase with them. I deleted it within a day or two, but the old app kept trying to force the new app on me! I opened my game this week only to find that it has been changed into WWF2. I hate it. It pushes playing one on one with the game, it’s play back is ridiculous, not even slightly a challenge. It forced the one on one on me so many times, I played it in the hopes that it will stop forcing it on me. The new graphics are confusing, too much garbage on the screen. I just want to play scrabble with my friends. I don’t need flashy garbage. I can’t find my games half the time. When I won a game, I chose the option to play them again at the end of the game. I started the new challenge, and it tried to force me to start another one again with the same person. Not sure how much longer I will be playing this app anymore. You’ve ruined it. No longer about challenging your mind and your friends and now is all about flashy graphics, stupid ads, and worthless coins that buy you nothing of value. Epic failure on Zynga. Give us back the OG WWF!!!!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Power Ups
by RaveynAngel on 2019/06/15 15:17
EDIT: You seriously have dropped the daily goin “gift” to one!! Y’all just lost a star from me. I stand by my review that I wrote before though... Get rid of the Radar and Hindsight I have over a hundred of each and I have never once used either of them. Allow players to exchange what we have for the swaps...THOSE I use frequently. Also, when “awarding” coins, make the amount more substantial, three coins at a time daily is ridiculous when you consider how many someone has to use to “purchase” the power ups. I get it, you get paid real money for people to buy more coins but for most of us, we are playing a free app because it gets too expensive to purchase the ad free versions. I was gifted the ad free version and for that I am thankful, but to offer more coins would be a huge thank you to the masses that play your game. One other thing, stop letting the computer players play words that most people have never heard of, foreign words and sometimes even proper words. It’s not fair, nor is it ethical.
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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.
What happened to the Solo Challenge??????
by Nubswoman on 2019/07/19 02:42
I have had this game on my phone FOREVER. I was in the middle of a solo challenge and all of a sudden it was gone. The option isn’t even there anymore. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck.. Help! I love them.
Data hog
by OhPues12345 on 2019/07/19 01:16
While the app is fun to play the constant barrage of ads is destructive to your data plan. I checked how much data this uses on cellular and it was 18 MB per turn Eff Zynga and their ads
No emojis
by LeslieM825 on 2019/07/18 19:02
I know that this is minor...But the fact that I get a message saying that the other user sent me an unsupported chat message is no fun...We always enjoy sending each other these emoji’s and I can’t do it if it keeps telling me to update the app I deleted the app and reinstall it to have them back to only have them disappear again 😓
Love it...but
by Wabojerdao on 2019/07/18 17:50
I love playing Words with Friends 2. I am becoming annoyed with one of the features...rewards. Since the game started adding “start a new game with someone new” I have gotten many requests from men to start a new game. They all message me with ‘hi’, ‘how are you?’, ‘are you having a good day?’, etc.. Non of the female challengers do this. Could you stop putting this in the rewards daily challenges?
More coins less of the other stuff
by p1nkbutterfly on 2019/07/18 17:40
I really like this game but I can’t stand the ads and the fact that you can’t even exit out of the ads without being sent to the ad’s app page. We should be able to exit out of the ads the first time we hit the “X”. My BIGGEST pet peeve is the coins! Y’all are really stingy when it comes to giving coins. 1 coin a day and the it moves to 2 coins a day?? What is that?? Please be more generous. The mystery boxes are not beneficial. The choice of colored tile is ok but that doesn’t help with the game itself. I have over 100 hindsight chips that never get used bc it’s greyes out in the majority of my games. All the other stuff that are given is pointless if we have no use for it in the game. More coins, swaps and hindsight less of that other stuff! Please.
Wish I could give it zero stars
by Dejoslat on 2019/07/18 17:33
Dishonest game. The developers embarrass themselves with the lying algorithms.
Turn off sound on ads!!
by Megan812 on 2019/07/18 15:21
I like the game, there’s not much wrong with it. But I basically cannot play it in public because the sound on the ads is so obnoxious and loud. There are some that you can’t mute at all, and some that still play sound even when you have your phone on silent! I play other games where you have the option to mute the sound on every single add, and this game *needs* to do that.
Crashes and takes your perks
by Amandaleni on 2019/07/18 11:12
Don’t spend coins on perks...the game crashes regularly and if you had a perk enabled, you’ll loose it. Also, solo play is a quick 5 turn game...and free play takes eight hours to reset. Which is ridiculous. The game is super fun otherwise but with these two issues, it gets a 2.
Crashtiest app on any platform, anywhere
by JayCee1066 on 2019/07/18 11:04
With each update, WWF2’s crash problem gets worse. I now get about 2 minutes of play before the screen goes black and return to Home screen. I’ll give you one more update, then I’ll delete.
HELP! Practice Games
by Hey.jude on 2019/07/18 04:49
I’ve been playing the “practice” games for a long time now. You can play a maximum of three games at a time. I’ve learned a lot of new words but about two weeks ago two of the games froze up and won’t even time out and go away, I can’t find anyone to contact, there seems to be no customer service. ☹️ Any suggestions? DO THE DEVELOPERS EVER READ THESE POSTS? BROKEN GAMES 21 DAYS OLD 👎🏼 #FixIt
Too many ads
by mo281311 on 2019/07/18 04:38
App crashes often.. at least once or twice a day. I think it’s disgusting they want $10 A MONTH to remove ads. I can understand a one time fee of $5 or $10, but monthly I think that’s just greedy.
Old game
by ratzkovich on 2019/07/18 04:02
I played words with friends for about 5years. Paid a fee to get rid of ads. Did think the interruptions with things I won was annoying. I bought a new phone. Couldn’t seem to transfer my ongoing game to new phone. Thought I’d just start another game. Couldn’t believe the ads every play had an ad Then I got add I couldn’t get off. So I gave up. If anyone knows of good word game let me know
Text box covered by keyboard
by lowell1965 on 2019/07/18 02:06
I like the game but a new glitch has occurred. When using the message portion, my keyboard covers the message box so that I can’t see what I’m typing making communication with players difficult The problem corrected itself in a few days
Great game, BUT...
by EBit70 on 2019/07/18 01:55
TOO. MANY. ADS. Please offer an ad-free option.
Used to be good
by bgj887 on 2019/07/18 01:22
This game used to be really good but lately there’s all these unwanted rewards, gifts and stuff that you can’t turn off, most times I just want to get back to the game and instead I have to wait for it to load all this crap I don’t want to see, the game itself is great but the other stuff just gets in the way
Oops, Something went wrong
by striking out on 2019/07/17 23:33
Seems to be working well, then I get this message. I have to reload the app to get rid of the games in progress for which the message applied.
Tim
by King Timm on 2019/07/17 23:20
Used to enjoy this a lot. Totally ruined by endless stupid congratulations, challenges and irrelevant rubbish. Just provide a way to turn off all this crap if we want. PLEASE.
Crashing incessantly
by FaceDocSF on 2019/07/17 22:23
Just started playing a few days ago. Crashes in the middle of games vs. computer (masters) and the ads are unnecessarily prolonged. Not enjoyable
Downhill slide
by Fox on the go on 2019/07/17 19:36
I used to love this game and still play when waiting but between the trollers and the same ads every turn I am becoming much less enamored. The coin rewards have decreased as the amounts needed have increased. I have some products I will never support due to being constantly bombarded by the same 30 sec ad hundreds of times. I will check back periodically to see if anything has changed and will continue to play me old standbys but I will not start a new game with an unknown male player.
Solo games
by SherryMamabear on 2019/07/17 18:41
My solo games WILL NOT work. This is the second week. Please fix it! This is my 3rd attempt at getting my solo games working. Please fix the glitch... After a couple of months my solo games still WILL NOT WORK! This is a pain in the butt. How can I get extras if I can’t participate grrrr! Fix it please!
App Crash Issues
by Whozitwasit on 2019/07/17 18:37
The current version crashes frequently. Starting to drive me nuts.
Okay App
by MelLoves😈😈 on 2019/07/17 18:10
Umm I like the actual concept of the app but my problem is that all these random people start asking to play you and I don’t even know how to get my friends on there! Also how the heck do you get the new colors of tiles. I don’t like how the app doesn’t have a tutorial on how to do things if the people that make these games would realize that we, the people who play them, don’t understand how to get certain places!! Other than that and all the freakin adds it’s a pretty cool game and actually makes you smarter and makes you think more!😊😊
Oops something went wrong
by rhatmasterj on 2019/07/17 17:46
I have been unable to fix this problem
VIDEO IS “STILL LOADING”
by PennyLMT on 2019/07/17 16:28
IF, and WHEN this problem is fixed, I will gladly change my one (1 *) to a five (5*). That is what I get when I touch the WATCH box. The complete message is: “ The video is taking longer to load than expected. Please try again. “ I. HAVE. TRIED. AGAIN. !!!!! . . . and again, and again, and again. I have been trying for close to three (3) months, and I am tired of this happening . . . EVERY SINGLE DAY ! Can’t you fix this problem, please? I really enjoy the game and it lets me keep up with friends that I have known since childhood who no longer live close. Please don’t make me find another game!
Keeps crashing with the new release
by Jondoeca on 2019/07/17 14:38
Game keeps crashing with the new release. I can just be looking at the words played and it will crash. Please fix.
A great game slowed by bells n whistles
by ButterflyBlue on 2019/07/17 14:19
Too much unnecessary junk added. Now it is slow and the letter movement is very poor and ifen freezes.
Always closing
by jewellsrocks3 on 2019/07/17 12:26
WWF and WWF2 have been around forever, so you would think that all the kinks would be worked out. I’m not sure what the problem is, but every time I finish making a move, the app closes on me 😠. It is very frustrating...any ideas what this is all about and how you can fix it please! Thank you!
Worse than ever before with ads ads ads and more ads
by Robert9001 on 2019/07/17 12:03
You can not longer avoid the ads ... game is a total drag of ads and ads and ads and more ads ... Wish i could give a rating of -1 ... minus one ... Ads are a total pain, this layout and ads bs deserve zero stars... Robert9001 ...
WTH?
by DebAnnTay on 2019/07/17 11:59
What is going on with this game?!? It has become a place for creepers and scammers. So many men are using the site to creep on women, that it is becoming impossible to enjoy. You have to worry about every new person who starts a game with you. And you are forced to start games with new people you don’t know in order to earn the bonuses! I’ve been playing this game for 8 years, and I’m about to delete it! I suggest you take away the chat option on the game! It’s so annoying!
Words with Freinds 2
by diamond1949 on 2019/07/17 11:41
Will not work after years of playing. It is giving a black screen when I want to play!
Thanks!
by Mizz Playette on 2019/07/17 10:42
Thanks for fixing all my WWF issues!
Unstable App
by Hate v4.2 on 2019/07/17 10:34
In spite of updating regularly, this app continues to shut down after a few minutes of play. Very annoying. NONE of my other apps do this.
Fun game but badges aren’t working properly.
by MetalFire on 2019/07/17 08:28
This is a great word game. Although I would really appreciate if you could fix a badge bug I’m having. For the past 2 weeks or so if I go to my profile it says I have 15 recent badges but when I tap on it to go into my badge case it says I have 16. Plus if you tap on a badge it doesn’t show the fun fact about it anymore. This isn’t just happening to me and my iPhone XR, it’s the same for my Mom. She has over 100 badges and has this issue on her iPad Pro 12.9 1st gen. We really like playing this game together. Please Zynga fix this issue. Also please reintroduce the IAP to remove ads permanently. My Mom has it because it carried over from words with friends 1. I would buy it, and I bet others would too. Thanks for the great game.
Crashing
by EPreader on 2019/07/17 08:27
Game constantly crashes. Troubleshooting totally ineffective. Done every remedy Support has recommended, multiple times. Repeatedly told they are working on it. No resolution.
App crashes
by Dawn312 on 2019/07/17 07:48
App continuously crashes on iOS. It’s a non stop issue. :(
Waste of time
by Vintage Lucy03 on 2019/07/17 06:53
It gives you a few people to play and none of them play back. I would play if you are against bots but waiting for other players, I can’t even play a game.
Covfefe isn’t a word
by lmrg78 on 2019/07/17 04:00
I think it’s disrespectful and a low blow that developers or app managers are using this misspelling written by our President Trump. There is no need for politics or mockery. So sad you did this.
Why don’t I have the new features like Level up?
by Lionstar544 on 2019/07/17 02:02
All my friends have the new feature Level up and I still don’t have it. The game itself is fun and I like the power ups but when I ask if I can get the level up feature that I keep hearing about, I don’t get a good answer.
Junk
by Elainezr on 2019/07/17 01:09
I’d like to say I love this game. However every time I try to take a turn They’ve got me winning gifts, sending gifts, watching junk. I’m not interested in that I just want to play the game
Great but....
by helpsmybrain on 2019/07/17 00:58
Love this game but get very frustrated when it seems to freeze on the screen and I have to close it out and reopen it multiple times before it works properly. Multiple solo games freeze after a few rounds. Very very disappointing! Please fix this ASAP!
Wish there was way to clear friend notifications
by vfgjugfbnjjvv on 2019/07/17 00:40
What annoys me the most is the notifications that new friends have recently played, and you can’t turn off the notifications. It used to be the same way with the new tile and event notifications, but that seems to have gone away.
Getting worse
by Laurie.66 on 2019/07/17 00:21
What’s with the fancy tiles for rewards??? I don’t care about those. I prefer the normal tiles. How about better rewards instead of fancy tiles? Also, why don’t you give better rewards to loyal players? When you complete the solo challenge we should be able to start a new challenge right away, instead of having to wait.
Pathetic, just keep supporting disgustingness
by Ahgdherjfjfjcf on 2019/07/17 00:02
Now taking shots at their own President with a fake definition of a word. Covfefe, on 7/16. Actually it’s from The Bible, meaning in the end, WE WIN. How prophetic will these words for people, when that time comes, which is not far off. God will not be mocked. You are horrible people, and so incredibly unprofessional. Should’ve stayed out of it and kept it a game and not a political platform. Open a Bible and grow up
Game’s great: except Word Radar double-charging
by Den-poet on 2019/07/16 22:49
I’ve happily played this game for years- including the value-added features that involve in-game purchases, like Word Radar. Am I the only one now getting charged over and over again if I try to go back to the Word Radar results, after an hour or two of taking a game pause? What is THAT all about 😡😭!
Nudge
by 69gina on 2019/07/16 22:29
As much as I like this game, we should get the option of turning off being nudged just like we can turn off the chat. After all it IS just a game. Nudging is unnecessary. Another thing is that I get random players that ‘just’ started playing that day, from another country, and want to know my life story. This isn’t a dating app. It’s a GAME. I’m picking up on the date seekers and literally mute them from the get go. But then they don’t play, meaning I have open games. And THEN they literally disappear 🤯 Y’all should look into that
Covfefe? I’m out
by Remorse & regret on 2019/07/16 20:47
I won’t help you normalize the idiotic speech of a morally corrupt politician.
Streaks
by LilJudeJr on 2019/07/16 20:39
Why did you guys remove the streaks? It kept us motivated to play daily.
Non-words, abbreviations
by vnilaspce on 2019/07/16 20:16
The game has begun allowing abbreviations that are not words. I have contacted support several times and they assured me it would be taken care of. Today, the computer played the first non-word I ever reported (QGP) again. Strategy becomes impossible when you cannot agree upon what is a legal play and what is not.
Good game, but why are they so desperate for you to connect with Facebook?
by Squirrelly Sue on 2019/07/16 19:53
They have now loaded it up with many bells and whistles that have slowed it up. It’s becoming a chore to play.
Changes
by TrayC123 on 2019/07/16 19:31
The new changes to the daily bonus is lame/annoying. It seems the gamer developers just want us to purchase things now. Too much effort/clicks for 1 point (lame). I’m playing less than I did before. Also, playing with the system is super fun but just 1 game per day? Also lame! Need these to be more frequent, and new games more often.
Very fun and educational, except for crashing!!!
by ShaylaBree on 2019/07/16 18:59
I love WWF. I have been playing it for years on various phones and tablets throughout the years. It is a good way to pass the time and connect with friends while feeling like you're learning something in the process. Unfortunately, in the last few months I have discovered a big. I am sad to say the app crashes quite a bit. In the span of a half an hour, I had to restart the game twice. This is a nucance and interrupts gameplay. If this bug could be addressed, I would greatly appreciate it.
Buggy still
by 47rich47 on 2019/07/16 17:48
I’m getting tired of having to refresh the game in order to respond to a play.
Small aggravation
by quiltkarrot on 2019/07/16 16:34
Game has been shutting down mid-game lately and escaping from the game entirely. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. I’m still playing and enjoying it!
For the love of God
by Ace McDoom on 2019/07/16 14:46
Will you please respond to the thousands of requests made by your loyal customers who desperately want to opt out of the stupid power ups and cheats and challenges. Why in God’s Holy Trousers won’t you do that? UPDATED to say that I just received the same BS NON-REPLY you always send: “Sorry for the inconvenience. Our developers are working on a solution. Blah-blah-blah...” You have been sending out this same response for years. We’ve noticed. For God’s sake, we’ve noticed.
Love it but.....
by cathyd523 on 2019/07/16 14:33
I love this game but they almost force you to play optional stuff. Their optional games interfere constantly and u can’t opt out . This they need to change so people have an option to play or not the optional extra garbage!!!!
Friends number won’t go away
by Nyisles00 on 2019/07/16 14:09
Under friends it says a number in the upper corner and won’t go away. Never use to happen. Use to show new and returning friends. Once u click it the number disappears.
Too many ads
by hilary4678567998438 on 2019/07/16 12:37
The app is fun but there’s an ad every other game.
Good game
by RFB62 on 2019/07/16 12:33
I like this game, except I don’t understand why when someone takes a turn the word and definition no longer show up. You have to always type in the word if you want to know the definition. Also, I cannot understand how a word can be valid without a definition. Within the past 4-6 weeks I had to purchase 10 frames twice because after using about 3 each time, it now says I have none left. Is anyone else having this problem? Last night I had 97 coins. This morning It says 93. Why am I losing coins?
Slow to play
by JimmyJoeJimmyJoe on 2019/07/16 06:23
Animation after animation.... Press the X up there, the left arrow over there. Awful UI.
Why are you teasing us?
by DontYouKnowIt on 2019/07/16 03:16
Every time I try to watch videos to get coins I get the message that it is still loading or that it is taking longer to load. Why?
Too Much
by WesleyHansen on 2019/07/16 01:52
Words is a fun game to play when killing time but they’ve gone WAY overboard with all the intricacies designed to get you addicted. The app takes too long to load, has far too many extra tokens and challenges, and crashes all the time because it’s become so unstable. It’s getting to the point where I probably just need to give up being an occasional player who simply wants the game to work whenever I have a minute down to play.
Unplayable but close
by Cimmerian2 on 2019/07/16 01:22
Needs the option to only play others NOT using paid cheats. It’s no fun not to use them knowing others are doing so. Needs to stop with constant notification badges that are their own advertising and not my turn to move. These absolutely ruined what would be a fun app for me. Stop milking us constantly - particularly when it ruins the experience. NOW IT IS EVEN WORSE. THEY SEEM TO HAVE REMOVED THE ABILITY TO PAY TO REMOVE ADS. THEY ARE MAKING THIS UNPLAYABLE. This lasted for a week or so and got fixed in the latest update. They were actually quite nice at tech support. The above complaints stand, but I’m changing my review to 3 stars.
Word Radar Expires
by Zen367 on 2019/07/16 00:30
It used to be if you bought and used a word radar the ‘radar’ on the board would be good until you played your turn with no time limit. Now it seems that the ‘word radar’ expires and you have to buy it again :(
Not not worth the free download
by neuronpumper on 2019/07/15 23:39
Solo challenges are rigged and unstable CONSTANTLY restarts. Burns up battery
Words with friends
by harryjoey on 2019/07/15 21:11
An ad with every play??? I’d gladly pay for this game if it would stop the ads. And all those stupid coins and side games. What happened to just paying for the app and playing the game. This is the worst.
Unusual acceptable word acceptance and rejection
by Silver Qtip on 2019/07/15 19:33
In what dictionary are you getting your acceptable words? I tried to play “squaw” - unacceptable. Really? Maybe your source is “politically correct “. Ok. On another puzzle, I play “queer” and that’s acceptable. Weird. An opponent plays “kala” and that’s acceptable but not in any English dictionary. 😠 The number of non English words are acceptable- haj, tam, haji, etc. shall I go on? Please select a dictionary and stay with it. Young kids are playing this. It would be nice if they could learn proper English if that’s the dictionary they are working with.
Quit “improving” this game
by Linajane57 on 2019/07/15 18:23
Love the game, but it’s becoming too annoying to play. The newest graphics are annoying in the regular game and slow down the lightening game. I don’t want colored tiles or ads or to “shop” for game advantages. Once again, a good app is spoiled by incessant tweaks, graphics and greed.
Ads have sound when muted
by FSU888 on 2019/07/15 17:16
Please fix the random 1-2 second sound on ads when muted. Terrifying when you’re not expecting it to happen.
Great game
by mmoonniiee on 2019/07/15 15:09
Would earn five stars if the daily video worked every day...
Not a dating app!!!!!
by Reviwwer on 2019/07/15 13:27
Please find a way to block or disable messaging. I get so tired of these creepy old men trying to get a hook-up or trying to be “friends”. I just want to play a freaking game!!! I mean, how big of a loser must you be to try to find a companion through a gaming app? It’s annoying to say the least.
JMP
by ?jmp45? on 2019/07/15 11:46
I love this game and play it every day but I think it’s unfair to give the opponent all the 10 point letters in the Solo Challenge. Makes it impossible to win and discourages you from even trying! Thank you for your response .
Annoying ads
by DMan4241 on 2019/07/15 11:21
Developer is trying to cash in by selling ads. Well they are annoying and I wouldn’t purchase anything from these ads.
Change is not always good!
by 588joy on 2019/07/15 11:04
Game is good, could be better. Constant changes are interfering with the functions of the game. There’s always something that fails to function normally. Videos fail to play(sorry, taking longer to load than normal) constantly. Please fix the problems and control the changes. It’s been two weeks since my videos have worked. Could you please fix this glitch?please repair my videos JoyH588 My videos do not play, please fix. If you can’t clear the glitches, it’s no fun to play. The ads after each word play, however, my videos for coins will not.’ Please fix! Sir, Now videos will not allow an escape. You must exit the game to exit the video. Please, I realize profit is your goal, however, the game must retain a since of joy not frustration.
Very disappointing
by Sew focused on 2019/07/15 08:46
I love playing this game! But ever since the last update, the games freeze up while playing solo challenge after only a couple of moves. Very frustrating because you only get an “Oops something went wrong” screen that you can’t fix or even delete. Please fix this and make this game fun to play again!!
Words with Friends 2
by MaryBuchanan on 2019/07/15 04:38
I love the original game. But now words with friends2 has too many long commercials in between every two or three plays. It’s no longer as fun as it used to be when you have to wait and then wade through the commercials that are shown three and four times in a session. Also several times I have been playing with new people who just want my information And want to ask me for money or try to make a love connection. This is very troublesome. This is not a dating site!
Horrible
by Los_Da_King on 2019/07/15 04:19
This app is horrible. It freezes all the time. Can’t move letters. They keep adding idiotic themes where you earn points and there’s no way to use them. Freezes the game. This app is an absolute nightmare!!
Updates ... down 1 ⭐️
by godD4ddy on 2019/07/15 04:07
It has improved with the latest update. Random people popping up that we used to play with is a nuisances, especially when one or the other no longer interested in playing with one another again. I don’t want to see who’s playing words! All it does is make me block them so I don’t have to play them by accident. And finally, Why would there be an ad pop up during Lightning Round!?
Slow
by GrindrSux2 on 2019/07/15 02:41
The ads and daily challenges all contribute to a very slow experience. Now it's gotten worse with a pop up on every game. Frustrating enough to push people away to other games.
Hate Ads and not been able to remove them
by EC_1961 on 2019/07/15 01:49
I love the game but for the last two weeks the Ads are ruining the experience. I have been always able to purchase the Ads removal but something change in the game and I don't see the option to remove them. I may stop playing the game all together because the frequency of the Ads and their extremely repetitive type is really unbearable. Without the Ads the game is fun and I like the other improvements recently introduced.
Frustrating bugs!
by Jenholle on 2019/07/15 01:16
I love this game but in the last couple months, there’s been an issue twice with it passing my move when I don’t do so. This has a caused negative impact on my stats. Now the game is doing something to the memory on my iPhone because every time I open the game it’s not working properly and then other functions on my phone start becoming an accurate or will not function properly. If I close the app out and restart my phone to her three times it will clear up but then as soon as I open up this app again it starts all over. UPDATE: now it’s working again! Frustrating. I hope it lasts.
Lag, lag, lag.
by Robin20191 on 2019/07/14 21:02
The lag is horrible. It happened every day with almost every game I play. Why can’t this problem be addressed??
Game is getting too bloated
by Nadsm on 2019/07/14 20:04
I used to play Words several times a day, but with all the contests, incentives and plain stupid interruptions, the game is sluggishly slow and frustrating. I barely check in once a day now. Just let me play with getting in my face at every turn, or I’ll just go elsewhere.
Make challenges optional
by notapplicable11 on 2019/07/14 16:42
PLEASE get rid of or at least make it so we can turn off the childish silly “challenges and you played all the letters” crap. Constantly interuoting games t9 tel, me I won some seeds or other items is annoying. I am not three years old so useless little bixes mean nothing, I enjoy the game and competition with ither okayers, not winning some random box that knteruots me just as I am about to play a word, at least make it a background thing that can be opened when I am done playing. Interrupting the game constantly for it is silly. Addendum: Now it is even more annoying and intrusive with the new whatever it is goal. Continually interrupting to tell me i played a word or got a goal is killing the fun. If I’m in the middle of a game, don’t need to be interrupted because i won a imaginary box, not a 3 year old, just wanted to play scrabble. Now mire intrusive than ever, constantly interrupting the game with “ you played all the letters or whatever other childish magic bix, etc. at least make it a background thing so as not to keep making the player wait for the messages to play out before I can play a word. I paid not to have ads so what makes you think I want a different kind of interruption when playing? Make a toddler version, they get excited about fake magic boxes and let the adults just play the game!
Not what is was
by Carla92864 on 2019/07/14 16:16
I have been playing WWF for ten years now. I look forward to using my down time to play. I am so frustrated with the caliber of people it is presently attracting as it has turned into a big “dating,” “hook up” etc site. I can’t stand it and I’m looking for an alternate game to play. Although the developers I believe are trying to limit it by placing a disclaimer about keeping the chat appropriate it has not thwarted the men who try to flirt and use it as a dating site. I have blocked innumerable users as a result, but when I block one, ten more appear. It’s disgusting and out of control!
Having a problem getting game to show up
by Momma.mary on 2019/07/14 15:53
I love to play this game but I get notices that I only have 3 days to make a move or timeout and the games I am getting noticed on don’t show up. Also have had a game get stopped by a message “oops, something went wrong”... I have the latest IOS on my iPad and no problems with WiFi. Anyone else experience this?
Please give option to turn off Rewards
by SunstoneOne on 2019/07/14 15:52
Is there a way to turn off the Rewards and Challenges feature? I’ve been playing this game for years, but am about to abandon it because of these. It delays the game and I just want to play. Some people might like them. So if you can just give the rest of us the option to turn off those annoying pop-up screens which also glitch and delay everything, that solution would work for me. Thanks for considering. Giving low rating because even though the game itself is fun, if there’s a feature this annoying, it ruins everything and I’m about to quit playing.
Closes out
by Martysnap on 2019/07/14 15:14
Game keeps freezing and then just closes..
Need to Police the Site
by H0H0H on 2019/07/14 14:01
I am a long-time WWF player, and love it! And I pay for the ad-free app. But recently the number of scammers on the site has increased enough to make the experience and very unpleasant. MULTIPLE TIMES PER WEEK I have a game started by men who are immediately calling me “dear,” and/or are very interested in my welfare and that of my family. Because I have communicated with enough of these “widows with children,” with heart-wrenching stories, working in jobs in which they are far away (like petroleum engineering) or “wealthy men” who supposedly trade precious gems and have get rich schemes, I do not engage them long enough to get enough evidence to report them. If I did I would be wasting a tremendous amount of time messaging back-and-forth with scammers. The scammers are a waste of our time and for some folks they could be pretty dangerous. So I really wish that the personnel at WWF would police the site and protect us.
Hope it gets fixed
by rog527 on 2019/07/14 13:31
I have played and really enjoyed this game for a long time. Lately it freezes on a daily basis. I’ve deleted and downloaded several times. I’ve decided to delete permanently. Will check back in a month to see if fixed
Annoying challenges, awards, badges etc ruin game play
by appreviewer2211 on 2019/07/14 12:52
There is no way to turn off the never ending onslaught of pop up badges and awards in the game. About every word I play I earn some worthless prize that gives me a couple coins. Make it stop. It drops the enjoyment of the game to the verge of being deleted which is sad since it is fun playing the actual game with friends. I’m not interested in any silly challenges or accumulating some number of points to win some prize. Maybe if I was ten years old, this would possibly seem exciting. Unfortunatley, I didn’t get to experience that blissful joy 30 years ago when I was 10.
Hindsight
by Brownclown on 2019/07/14 11:55
Great game. But just make hindsight free so I can learn more words please
😊😊
by Carlisangels on 2019/07/14 06:16
I love the game and the way it has developed over the years. Interacted with tech support and was very pleased to be assisted by friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable problem solvers. Thank you.
This is no scrabble
by Trish0067 on 2019/07/14 04:26
“Je” is not a word you pukes.
Trollers
by Capeesle on 2019/07/14 02:41
Do something about trollers! Many have complained. I can almost tell when it’s gonna happen. Pic of a guy in uniform etc. maybe make chat an option ? And if both players want it they can both turn it on.
Broken
by Mr JAYSON JONES on 2019/07/14 01:24
It’s putting words on the board that’s not there
Crashes All The Time
by disappointed_longtime_user on 2019/07/13 18:53
Battery runs really hot every time and crashes constantly. Both on iPhone 8 and iPhone X (iOS 12.3.1)
constantly shows notification
by OFWGKTADGAFLLBBLSBFBN on 2019/07/13 18:51
i love words with friends, no complaints about the app. but i just want the developers to know that the app always shows there is a notification— when there’s not.
Notifications
by Jmarieram on 2019/07/13 18:48
Been playing for a few years now. It has notified me that 4 players I’ve played against in the past are back playing so I check it out. I usually choose not play them so I go back to the home screen, but it is still showing the notifications. I’ve tried everything I can think of to remove that notification but it is sticking around.
Black Screen
by Bestest Gramma on 2019/07/13 18:29
This happens frequently....my screen goes black at least for an hour or more...like right NOW!!! Has been black for ~1 hour and still going strong. It is getting annoying. Please fix this bug! Other than that I love the game!!!
Developer wants players to spend every waking moment playing their game!
by Gameplayer 4 fun on 2018/03/05 12:55
Game is ok, but not as good as many other word games. There are coins to earn that give you things like swapping letters without losing your turn or seeing where you can play a word, but the developer keeps upping the ante. If you want to earn 100 coins, you have one week to do it by getting a huge score. It used to be doable, but every week they increase it by about 2,000 points and now it’s over 26,000 points. Considering that the average word is around 20 points, you’d literally have to be playing all day long to earn the measly 100 coins. Last week it had been bumped up to 24,000, so it’s likely to be over 28,000 next week. There’s no incentive to spend that much time playing a word game. I guess they’re focused on senior citizens who are retired or people who are too ill to be functional. Otherwise, they’re hoping you get so addicted that you’ll drop everything to play. Not a nice thought either way. So, people will play, but who cares now if you win or get the points. Its just something to briefly keep you occupied after you’ve gotten through a busy day. It’s sad that the developer has so little respect for players. Seems to be the way the Country is going. I’d rather spend time with family and friends and play HQ.
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 :)
Has become a bit too flashy! Turn it down a notch 😉
by Hope_ut on 2019/02/03 18:22
I have been playing WWF for about ten years now. I used to keep in touch with old friends on it; however, since the new version is so flashy those friends have since stopped. I feel like every time I open it I get bombarded by the spammy atmosphere when I just want to play my games. The animations of gifts, coin accumulation, etc. gets very annoying! I had to turn off notifications because of the $$$Win Money!!! Play NOW!!-style spammy notifications. I get that they want to make money beyond the ads or original purchase of the game, but I wish it were more subtle. The hindsight feature is really neat, and would almost be worth paying for in its own right, but having to go through all of these animations and confusing challenges is annoying and definitely not worth it. I wish I could pay to turn all of these extra challenges off 🙄😫 and just play normally. It’s caused me to not open the game as much. Please introduce a way to at least turn off animations- I wince whenever I play a J word, for example, because the game makes a huge time-consuming deal about it. But I still give it 4 stars for the 9 ish years I’ve enjoyed without all of the spammy features. Maybe give us simple-tons a way to take a break from the extra flashy features, though??
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.
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.
Make challenges optional
by notapplicable11 on 2019/07/14 16:42
PLEASE get rid of or at least make it so we can turn off the childish silly “challenges and you played all the letters” crap. Constantly interuoting games t9 tel, me I won some seeds or other items is annoying. I am not three years old so useless little bixes mean nothing, I enjoy the game and competition with ither okayers, not winning some random box that knteruots me just as I am about to play a word, at least make it a background thing that can be opened when I am done playing. Interrupting the game constantly for it is silly. Addendum: Now it is even more annoying and intrusive with the new whatever it is goal. Continually interrupting to tell me i played a word or got a goal is killing the fun. If I’m in the middle of a game, don’t need to be interrupted because i won a imaginary box, not a 3 year old, just wanted to play scrabble. Now mire intrusive than ever, constantly interrupting the game with “ you played all the letters or whatever other childish magic bix, etc. at least make it a background thing so as not to keep making the player wait for the messages to play out before I can play a word. I paid not to have ads so what makes you think I want a different kind of interruption when playing? Make a toddler version, they get excited about fake magic boxes and let the adults just play the game!
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.
Uninstalling...
by JordanZr on 2018/08/18 13:37
The amount of notifications this app produces is maddening. I don’t need 3-4 notifications a day about some in-game event. I’ve turned off all the notification settings in the game and it’s still happening. I’ve had to go into the global settings/notifications and only left ‘badge app icon’ turned on. This app would turn the screen on for my phone multiple times a day to show me a useless banner notification. I don’t care about your Eggstravaganza event and wouldn’t play it out of spite alone at this point. Not to mention the infuriatingly long tutorial based ad for final fantasy that happens EVERY time you complete a move. This is the only ad I’ve ever gotten. It’s faster to force quite the app and relaunch than work your way through the ad. The notifications even after all of my efforts to restrict them to something manageable are just too much. I’m finishing my current games and uninstalling. Edit: I received a developer response. Pity they couldn’t be bothered to read the third sentence of my review where I already went and turned off all the in game notifications. The problem is those settings didn’t stop the notifications I wanted to have stopped. Sending me a link to an FAQ to do something I already did isn’t helpful.
New update is lame
by mommamiax2 on 2018/09/22 16:25
I have been a WWF fanatic for several years. I loved the game. When the WWF2 app came out, I downloaded it and hated everything about it. The it looks like the Scrabble app (which I have never liked). The coins option is stupid, there is nothing worthwhile to purchase with them. I deleted it within a day or two, but the old app kept trying to force the new app on me! I opened my game this week only to find that it has been changed into WWF2. I hate it. It pushes playing one on one with the game, it’s play back is ridiculous, not even slightly a challenge. It forced the one on one on me so many times, I played it in the hopes that it will stop forcing it on me. The new graphics are confusing, too much garbage on the screen. I just want to play scrabble with my friends. I don’t need flashy garbage. I can’t find my games half the time. When I won a game, I chose the option to play them again at the end of the game. I started the new challenge, and it tried to force me to start another one again with the same person. Not sure how much longer I will be playing this app anymore. You’ve ruined it. No longer about challenging your mind and your friends and now is all about flashy graphics, stupid ads, and worthless coins that buy you nothing of value. Epic failure on Zynga. Give us back the OG WWF!!!!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Power Ups
by RaveynAngel on 2019/06/15 15:17
EDIT: You seriously have dropped the daily goin “gift” to one!! Y’all just lost a star from me. I stand by my review that I wrote before though... Get rid of the Radar and Hindsight I have over a hundred of each and I have never once used either of them. Allow players to exchange what we have for the swaps...THOSE I use frequently. Also, when “awarding” coins, make the amount more substantial, three coins at a time daily is ridiculous when you consider how many someone has to use to “purchase” the power ups. I get it, you get paid real money for people to buy more coins but for most of us, we are playing a free app because it gets too expensive to purchase the ad free versions. I was gifted the ad free version and for that I am thankful, but to offer more coins would be a huge thank you to the masses that play your game. One other thing, stop letting the computer players play words that most people have never heard of, foreign words and sometimes even proper words. It’s not fair, nor is it ethical.
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10,714
 2
3,765
 1
6,848
Current Version (12.60.4)
4.0
390,499 total
 5
307,437
 4
61,735
 3
10,714
 2
3,765
 1
6,848
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