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Unleash your vocabulary and play Words With Friends, the world’s favorite crosswords puzzle game! PLAY the word-building puzzle game you know and love USE your wits and strategize to make the best moves CONNECT with your friends through in-game chat DISCOVER new friends instantly with random opponent matchmaking UNLOCK your win/loss record and other STATS to see how you compare against your opponents* ACCESS your game across your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod Touch * Requires in-game purchase to unlock ________________________________________ PRAISE FOR WORDS • "Delightfully addictive." – GeekSugar • "Social gaming at its finest." – Fox News • "Everyone who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch should have this game on their device." – Touch Arcade ________________________________________ If you like Words With Friends, try Hanging With Friends. And iPad users, check out Words With Friends HD. Already a fan of the game? Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/WordsWFriends Use of this application requires a Facebook or Games With Friends account and is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service. Collection and use of personal data are subject to Zynga's Privacy Policy. Both policies are available in the Application License Agreement below as well as at www.zynga.com. Social Networking Service terms may also apply.
Horrible
by Pixguy26 on 2019/12/14 22:48
What kind of game app allows the "computer " to give you 4-i's on the last move? Or when you swap vowels and get some of the same or other vowels in exchange. Are they wanting us to buy more tokens to swap more? Certainly not much fun any longer.
Fun and addicting but annoying bug
by drewplo on 2019/12/14 15:14
Whenever I play practice mode the “completed games” screen shows “You Lost” on all the games I actually won. After clicking the game it shows in the game screen that I won. Very annoying... giving. A poor review until it gets fixed.
using words” that aren’t words
by Pcstella on 2019/12/14 14:15
Your solo challenge is a joke. Opening with bizarre words that are “acceptable” but have no “definition” makes me want to scream. If there’s no definition it’s not a word! The same thing happens with my games. Even legitimate words like “squaw” get rejected and I get letter combinations with huge point values that are as I described above. You really need to improve your game.
Can’t log in
by Davdo leJac on 2019/12/14 05:06
For the last week I’ve been unable to log in and the game just loads up and stops. I’ve tried deleting and reloading but nothing seems to work.
Good fun but too many adds
by dywl on 2019/12/14 03:19
How do I get to play with no advertising?
Feedback
by ttfn1344 on 2019/12/13 17:37
Being awarded only 3 coins for completion of the Daily Word Play is cheap and ridiculous. Not worth the effort. #Dissapointed
The Apple gaming ads break the game
by steve91945 on 2019/12/13 17:30
I don’t mind seeing ads. But when the ad makes it impossible to continue that is not tolerable.
Screen turned sideways
by 519269 on 2019/12/13 14:16
With the latest update my game screen turned and was made smaller so junk not related to the game board could be added. Now the game board is harder to see and has made it difficult to play.
Adds 🤔
by fjgkffjjfn,.k.hgvghkcghcjh on 2019/12/13 07:27
I paid the 9.99 to get rid of all the annoying adds I never click on, only to find out it’s only for 1 month !!! No thanks got an add blocker. Happy to pay 99cents a month to support the game, but $10 is ridiculous !
“Improvements” are killing off a perfect game
by Killercat's Slave on 2019/12/13 00:37
I’m so close to deleting WWF after playing for years. The flashy challenges, ads and other time wasters keep me from finding my games and playing with friends. Used to play every day with a few close friends. Now it is too laborious to wade through and find a game — and to play UNINTERRUPTED by childish ads and contests. How about letting some adults do the programming and get back to the K.I.S.S. principle!
I cancelled
by Lesz88 on 2019/12/12 20:11
I used to play Words With Friends and loved it. Then it was no longer supported on my iPad. Then I got the new version with so many interruptions, bells and whistles I became bored with it all. A simple game would be better. Clean it up and I’ll try again. Thanks. .
Rate the game
by Ms No Interruptions on 2019/12/11 19:44
I totally agree with Switheroo. Seeing badges and great! Hold up the game. Hate the ads!
New colors
by Thisappsucksballsss on 2019/12/11 01:30
I hate that there are different color tiles now. It would be better if there was an option to keep all the tiles the same color
Words in dictionary that aren’t usable
by Donlyncof on 2019/12/11 00:22
I love the game ! I just get upset that some words don’t measure up to your standards. Dictionary words should be allowed.
Great game but
by Mr Marc Diddy on 2019/12/10 12:58
Getting a little annoyed with the bots this game keeps trying to force me to play. Leave me be. I will play someone! Don’t need to be forced.
Stop Interrupting!!
by JustSh00tMe on 2019/12/09 14:48
Enough already with constantly hijacking and interrupting my games with friends. No. I do not want to play with your cartoon characters!! No. I do not CARE how many times I have scored over 30 points, or 50 points, or used letters in your silly word of the week. Just let me play! Go away.
Too many ads
by Prettylady4532 on 2019/12/09 04:04
The game overall is cool but it’s way too many interruptions. I just want to play the game. I literally stop playing because of the ads and other stuff they put in it. I’m looking for another game like this to play because I can’t take it anymore.
Update
by spade champ on 2019/12/08 23:29
Need update ! Take forever to get a notification that my opponent has played a word! iPhone XS Max
Words with Friends—original and 2
by Lilypad Jasper on 2019/12/08 19:29
My sister got me started so she would have another friend playing. Now I am hooked and have a full capacity of “friends” to challenge me. I do not play to win but to challenge myself and my opponent to come up with good word play locations. Have shared with a lot of my “live” friends.
Get rid of gus
by Worrywart108 on 2019/12/08 18:32
Not sure why you force these games down are throat. Sb able to opt out. I paid for this app and SHOULD NOT have to put up with this. Additionally try beta testing bc of gus now the screen is all messed up to large causing overlap of names makes it hard to read. Get rid of gus! NOW. This gets a one star but if i had my way it would be minus 10 stars
iPad version issue
by Mamadabbo on 2019/12/08 11:33
Really enjoy this game but currently unable to load on IPad and have done all the suggestions in your help link. Starts to load and then crashes. Is there a fix for this?
Bug with latest update
by SeHeik on 2019/12/08 01:46
The new “know more” ads freeze in my iPad Pro. And I hate (yep, HATE) having to rotate my screen to play. How about making that an option for all three people who like it? Please fix these so Ican enjoy playing again!
WWF
by tess5563 on 2019/12/07 22:36
Love the game but have to delete it and get again to play. Not happy about it either
Red bubble notification
by NDsportsguy on 2019/12/07 04:01
I am not getting the red bubble notification on the app when my opponent has made a play.
Getting worse with each “update”
by lola <3 ray on 2019/12/06 08:19
The new update blows. Way too busy and makes it more difficult to actually play the game. It lost me as a player. They did get revenue from my ad viewing, but no longer. The worst part is all the new screens that pop up with no other option than clicking “Great!”. That is the worst. So I’m leaving. Got it, Great!
Was fun until the ads
by Poppa Merlin on 2019/12/05 23:08
Awesome game paid 1 FOR A month of no ads and would have paid another but now you don’t offer it so I’ll use up my coins. It seems you want to dip into my pocket every month, I turned it off because I get busy and I’m not paying for something I’m not using! You want to play GAMES, FINE! But you’ll play them with one less subscribers, what a bunch of jerks!!! And a bunch of low life button pushing babies, who push only ads and run paying customers off... SMH 🤦🏼‍♂️
Words With Friends
by Guest 129 on 2019/12/05 07:59
I love playing this game with my friends, but with all your updates it is using most of my iPad GBs (6.32GB). I will be forced to delete this app so I can play all the other games I like to play. I don’t understand why this game takes up so much space. Can you help me?
Freeze!
by fam&*&*& on 2019/12/04 18:28
Game freezes after every turn. Have new iPhone with latest version. Constantly writing zynga to have it reset but no different after.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
New update is a fail
by Katiielder on 2019/12/04 01:28
Please bring back original view Everything is now a mess
Paid for no ads. Give me no ads.
by h00ligan on 2019/12/03 15:09
I paid for this game. I paid for no ads. You’re serving ads. Give me a refund or make the no ads version have no ads. This is theft.
An increasing waste of time
by MarkMays on 2019/12/03 08:13
It use to be a great game. Now after almost every move extra screens are presented to waste your time congratulating you. Turn it off please.
Ruined with awful rewards and challenges
by Karlton Krill on 2019/12/02 20:34
Paid and played for years ... but Zynga has essentially ruined the game by adding their moronic Rewards and Challenges. The real Challenge is trying to make thru a few rounds without the game bogging down with their stupid Enhancements that have nothing to do with playing Words. A reward for playing all the letters in “CAT”? Give me a break. Let me opt for a simple lightweight word game without all the bloat and I will keep playing for years to come. Right now I am off to look at paying for Scrabble or some other word game that doesn’t bog down and ruin my gameplay with their buggy moronic “Rewards &amp; Challenges.”
Great game but major cliche
by tech banty on 2019/12/02 16:00
I love everything about the game until recently. I’ve bought coins to allow me to swap tiles. The problem is that the game doesn’t recognize the swaps should be available. I should have 12 swaps but they do not show up. I won’t be spending anymore money since it’s going down the drain.
Enough with the extra games
by Houston Husker on 2019/12/02 02:36
Really. Could we dispense with all the dumb little extra “games”?!? I just want to play Word and detest the other junk I have to click through to play it. Can you PLEASE create a version for people who just want to play Word? Update: no improvement on all the little gift boxes and junk interrupting my game. And you have changed the format so I can no longer play tiles before my next turn to see if I have a play. 👎🏼
Zynga has ruined a great game.
by cbadland on 2019/12/01 18:27
Zynga, in its greed, has ruined a great word game. There is no option now to buy an Ad Free version of Words With Friends. And their &#34;power ups&#34; are just developer sanctioned cheats where users can purchase clues where to play words or swap out tiles without losing a turn. All this without your opponent knowing. Zynga has completely undermined the integrity of this popular Scrabble clone. They do not understand their core base.
Recent updates
by thisisacrock67 on 2019/11/30 20:01
In recent updates I’m no longer able to play the game vertically, it won’t give me messages and it boots me out of the program when I play a word in a game making me pull the whole app up again in order to play my next game. There is also an Oprah book club ad that has no exit ability no matter how long you wait. I must close the app and pull it up again to go to the next game. Very annoying. This is all on my I-pad. I’ve also been trying to put in a nickname and they are all taken. I’m thinking reviews aren’t really wanted.
What a mess
by giuliageranium on 2019/11/30 14:07
If you think people will put up with bugs and glitches forever, you are mistaken. I have to regularly uninstall /reinstall FREQUENTLY, especially the last four months. Today, a new wrinkle: cannot advance to next game. Everything is frozen—except clever WWF admins—the incessant interruptions to buy more stuff. Ugh. There’s a limit. Today might be mine. Signed, A longtime player.
Is this a matchmaking site?
by Kp1884 on 2019/11/30 12:06
What is going on? Every day I am invited to play by new people who think this is a dating site. Currently I’m in the middle of 4 games with people who joined within the last month that want to know all of my personal information. At first I was deleting the games, then I got nasty with people, now I’m playing along with fake info to see what they want. I still haven’t figured it out. Once they end the games they block me so the existence of the game is deleted. Please figure this out! Give us a way to report players who have something other than the game in mind!
Changes in App and now it freezes
by cyoakum on 2019/11/30 02:21
Changes in this app now causes it to freeze. I can no longer rotate my iPad screen I cannot see a full screen of each board anymore. Ads are still on the other screen rotation so all ads are now viewed sideways then at the end of the ad the app freezes. Then I have to exit the app and go back in to continue to play. I once loved this but the changes have caused too many problems to continue playing it.
Freeze
by olean14 on 2019/11/29 14:13
This is a great game except that it freezes on a regular basis. Sometimes it will stay frozen and there is no other choice than to reboot the phone. This is the only app that I have that freezes like this. Thank you.
Words ...the healthy addiction
by MesMots on 2019/11/29 13:14
Great brain exerciser. Good way to stay in touch with family. Ads annoying and geared to kids. Please spare us. Please return to the original game!!!
Childish
by Ifmdalvey on 2019/11/29 13:04
Used to be good but it’s been overtaken with colored boxes being awarded , the game has become so slowed down with awards and simplistic challenges. I think it’s been aimed at five year old. Don’t get me started about made up words that even the game makers can provide no definition of. If there is NO definition it isn’t a word, start using a dictionary and weed out those stupid letter combinations. A great game that is now completely spoiled.
Notification
by Chggvffdtyjcfhb on 2019/11/29 04:06
I enabled notifications and I do not get them when my friends take their turn please fix or I am calling my layer I paid for this game if you are going to change things for more money I WILL HAVE THIS APP REMOVED FROM THE APP STORE. I DO HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS.
Lightning Round
by Inezine on 2019/11/28 03:17
Stopped keeping score. I have deleted App and reloaded, but still not scoring.
Keeps going sideways
by Eggy J on 2019/11/28 02:32
On my iPad Pro, it opens sideways with no games. I have to delete the app and upload each time I reopen the app
Practice Rounds
by Adi's Gramma on 2019/11/28 02:06
I was playing practice rounds and really enjoying them but when I got a new phone, it transferred my recent history (real people games). But now I can’t find how to play practice rounds again?
Crap!
by refd1701 on 2019/11/27 21:27
Used to be fun, my favorite game. BUT since adding the ability to change the look of the tiles, I’m quitting. I find it distracting and confusing. NOT fun anymore.
“Unable to open reward boxes”
by SWAWAS on 2019/11/27 17:43
I have two days’ worth of reward boxes that can’t open. I don’t want to lose these prizes.
Tereasa
by tereasa a on 2019/11/27 17:31
I haven’t been able to open my reward boxes.
App on blink. Fix it.
by Creat nick on 2019/11/27 15:48
What TF is your clue answer TFW? A new word you made? Has come up twice. You new update needs to be fixed. Don’t you check up dates b4 you unleash them? You app is still broken. Why don’t you check it? And fix it. App is broken. Keeps saying turn off and then try again. No prizes can be opened. I have nine lined up. Please try to fix app. Happy Thanksgiving.
Dissatisfied
by 57mike on 2019/11/27 15:33
All I want is to play the game as it was originally. Why do we have to play with all the stupid colored tiles. I’m a senior and the colored tiles are a big distraction. I can’t easily scan the board for a good play, it breaks up the board and forces you look over and over and over to find was could have been easy to see. I’ve been playing since 2010 and hate to say it but I’ve had enough. Your goofy additions have caused my to quit WWF.
Mystery Boxes Remain Closed
by Red&wizard on 2019/11/27 14:52
I cannot open any of my mystery boxes.
Problems
by Nucklehead2 on 2019/11/27 12:19
I’ve payed for more years then I want to admit to. There are many times when the awards hang up. Please fix the problems.
Great fun but...
by Grand4971 on 2019/11/27 03:48
Can’t open reward boxes😭😭😭
Issues w claiming mystery boxes
by tbikes1 on 2019/11/27 03:15
Great app... but issues with claiming mystery boxes. Prompt says “unable to open the mystery box at the moment.” “Please close the app and re-open it to try again”. Has been like this all day. My friends are having issues as well. But this has only been happening today.
Not usable on older phones
by arthur.mclean on 2019/11/27 02:50
New tile colors are terrible. Extremely distracting and hard to read. Animations between games freeze the phone, sometimes needing to kill the app to get it going again. I wish the app would respect the phone settings and turn this crap off.
Overall
by befairnow on 2019/11/26 22:28
I do like it but lately I haven’t been able to permanently clean out old games and now the bonus packages won’t open. It just keeps telling me to reopen the app. I have done that about 100 times. Good luck:)
Cannot claim rewards
by MrsL31747 on 2019/11/26 17:06
When I tap to claim the rewards, it says cannot do it now, Close app and try again. I have done that several times and still can’t claim my rewards.
Chat problem
by Wslt's granny on 2019/11/26 13:21
Love the game but not happy that I have difficulty with chat feature. The screen keeps jumping as try to type message.
Love playing, but too many weird presents pop up
by Zip Guru on 2019/11/26 06:02
I like playing this game, but it’s always interrupting my play to say something to me that’s supposed to encourage me, but it’s too weird. I don’t care if I used all the letters in a word they challenged me to use the letters of... I just want to play scrabble. All these presents arrive on the screen, and you CANT go back to playing till it’s done doing whatever it’s supposed to do. Kind of annoying. But it’s a great game, ( well done app, ) and fun to play with friends.
WWF
by kitchenstink on 2019/11/26 05:47
I want the old WWF back. I don’t want all those badges etc. I want to play without interruption. I paid for no ads and I don’t have them but this other stuff is just as bad.
What happened
by mellhg on 2019/11/26 01:23
Did an update change the entire screen? Now I can’t play game unless I turn my iPad sideways and half my screen is ads and game junk that I don’t care anything about?? Can no longer get the game on full screen. What the heck?
Stop the ADS😂!
by gorillagran on 2019/11/25 15:22
Too many Ads! I deleted my game after many years of fun playing with Friends. I’ve just reinstalled it....let’s see if it’s any better now! I hated the overly long waits while changing turns as well...... After a 1 month hiatus, deleting and reinstalling the WWF App, I returned to play and found the game delays WORSE than ever! Clearly, with so many other unhappy users ( see other negative reviews), there needs to be a CHANGE! I’ve just deleted for the second time. It’s MY time you are wasting!
App stuck in landscape mode
by TNWendy49 on 2019/11/25 06:39
Developers. Please debug this app. Since 11/23/2019, it has been stuck in landscape mode and is virtually unplayable.
Ms. Weaver
by teresaatthelake on 2019/11/25 03:58
My favorite game until the last update. Now I the screen does not rotate so you can only play horizontal screen. I do not like the settings.
WTH?
by soyoudontwantmycomment on 2019/11/25 00:39
It’s very frustrating when WWF plays a“Valid word but there is no definition.” But rejects common words that are actually in google.
Get rid of Rewards!
by Frandelia on 2019/11/24 23:11
This is a great game except for rewards which pop up constantly. They need to be optional. They are silly and irrelevant. I hate them
Why did you break the game?
by DirtFarmer1 on 2019/11/24 18:40
You keep adding more and more nonsense to the game. It doesn’t make it any better. Now it can only be played in vertical mode. Just stop fixing what’s not broke.
Hate the updates
by FlickU on 2019/11/24 17:19
I don’t WANT colored tiles and bonus word junk. Hate what you’ve done to the game I enjoyed for years.
Dumb game
by sumb app on 2019/11/24 17:07
This app has gotten dumb. It’s so annoying that these stupid congratulations and awards pop up. Can we just play the game and move on?!?!
Latest version ruined it
by Jayzee1567 on 2019/11/24 07:57
After downloading the latest update, the app keeps locking in landscape mode even with rotation lock on portrait, requiring a reinstall.
PLEASE offer a classic old-style version!!
by jmishriki on 2019/11/24 04:02
Updated review- HATE hate hate what has happened to this game. First it was ruined by childish rewards and now I am forced to hold my iPad horizontally. Every update makes it worse. Time to look for anther Scrabbke game. I have played Words with Friends every day for many years. When the new version came out with all the new bells and whistles, I tried to avoid updating. Then, a few days ago, I opened it up and my favorite game was gone. I absolutely hate this version. Zynga, please offer a classic version for those of us who want to stay true to the word game experience and it’s challenges or I will be looking for another app.
Not fun
by cgray74 on 2019/11/23 20:55
Used to be fun but no more 1. The number of ads are ridiculous 2. I did not sign up for the stupid side games. I’m referring to the “congratulations” you played 3 words or whatever. The random achievement levels. 3. There is only 1 person I Want to play but I keep getting random requests from people I don’t know. I have disabled this functionality yet I still get requests. Some people may enjoy these added features but for those that don’t want them there should be a way to disable.
Landscape mode
by Starr100000 on 2019/11/23 17:11
Suddenly the only way I can play is with my iPad in landscape mode. Also, it doesn’t allow me to see or answer friends messages. I tried powering down and it didn’t help. What’s the deal?
Too much clutter
by S/V Southern Girl on 2019/11/23 14:43
In brief: - The new view is terrible. Get rid of the clutter. - Constantly rotating alternative game ads (more clutter) makes them irritating, not enticing. - The “Word of the Day” has no value. (“Cashew”? Really?) More clutter. - The chat window is now blank when opened. Even newly received messages do not appear. Chat history only appears AFTER sending a new message.
13.51
by Precious1219 on 2019/11/23 12:13
My iPad updated to version 13.51, now only have landscape view with dictionary on right side and cannot access messaging with friends.
Problems
by mamwinters on 2019/11/23 12:07
Stuck in Landscape and cannot chat with friends...this happened with the last “bug fixes”...not happy
What’s with the new changes
by larsenkl on 2019/11/23 03:03
Go back to the way it was. Can only play horizontal 👎👎👎
Change for the worse
by chchlou on 2019/11/23 01:44
I’ve been playing WWF for years. It’s the way I wind down every day &amp; I love it. However tonight the screen changed &amp; locked in the landscape position so that the board is no longer full screen. I haven’t found a way to change it back. Can’t play this way, done with this game.
Terrible update
by yeahbeans on 2019/11/23 00:52
So we lost the ability to play in portrait mode in a he latest update. More distracting junk on the screen and the board is smaller. More of a downgrade. Also agree that all these achievement awards are annoying. How much can I pay to eliminate the crap?
More changes?????
by ziarae on 2019/11/22 22:06
Now I can only play horizontally.....hate it!
Junked it up, you have Zynga
by Cantwait246 on 2019/11/22 17:50
I cannot stand the new improved version, I could care less about &#34;my progress&#34; and I don&#39;t want to play the cartoon characters. The latest imposition; landscape/horizontal veiw only. Leave it alone already!
Love except for one thing
by jannyyo on 2019/11/22 16:22
Love Words, except... It makes me crazy that I can’t use hindsight with the automated characters. Why can’t I know what word I should have played after the fact? Sigh...,
In love with this game, the most fun game in the internet!
by Hygenius99 on 2019/11/22 16:20
I play words with friends because I love it and help me to relax after a long day at work. 😘
Great
by Bigdog. on 2019/11/22 14:10
Fix the reminder numbers at the friends icon it stays on even after you look at the friends
frustration
by sk4349 on 2019/11/22 06:34
I paid for an add free game, when I got a new phone and downloaded from the cloud my game was gone. I have been trying for three days to find it to no avail! so upset..
Fun, but...
by Grammar John on 2019/11/21 14:08
This is not even close to what Scrabble is. Abbreviations are allowed, foreign (not English) words are allowed, and getting a “bonus” for playing on two bonus tiles (which only takes a 3-letter word) is ridiculous. But I have been playing with several people that were random match-ups for well over five years and have become pretty close friends with most of them.
Ruined by Ads and non-sense rewards
by David Paul David on 2019/11/21 01:37
This is a good game and fun to play when it works. There are so many ads that the application is constantly running slowly, locking up, and stuttering that it is so frustrating that it takes all the joy out of the game. On screen ads combined with ads between each move are very annoying even when they are passive ones that can be closed quickly. Other ads take 30 seconds or more. Ads interrupt the end of the game, too, when you should be getting your prize or just seeing the results of the game. I often have to restart the game and wait 10-15 seconds for the ads to appear on the screen before I can see who won or what the next move is. Touching on buttons to see the results or the prizes or to take any action is an exercise in frustration waiting for the application to respond if it does. I often have to relaunch multiple times to get it to work. Glitches often result in a loss of prizes with error messages appearing with no way to get the prize back. The reward system of color tiles, ink, or whatever are pointless. The addition of daily awards for logging in are minimal such as 1 or 2 coins and the occasional extra function like seeing where you place tiles but just one of those is Awarded every 30 days or so and then it resets. There’s no long term loyalty rewards. All in all, the game continues to increase in its problems detracting from the fun of playing. This will be the third time I’ve deleted it for a few months hoping improvements will be made and while some are made in between times, overall the results continue to be the same problems listed here. And this is just the highlight reel of problems. For me, After three times of giving the company a chance to fix the ongoing issues, me coming back is highly unlikely.
Zoom
by True_80 on 2019/11/19 04:52
Love the game but a small complaint. If I drop a tile. I don’t want it to zoom automatically. I want to see the whole board unless I decide to zoom in. Please make an on off switch for this. 5 stars after!
Don’t ever buy coins!
by Rjhseven on 2019/11/18 15:44
I did this week and I had 4 reward boxes. Usually get a couple of swaps and coins. Today I got teal blue tile. Whoopey do!!!!!!
Sketchy
by phylis distiller on 2019/11/17 19:06
When signing up, it asked if I’d like to sign is with Facebook or an email address. I chose email. Then once I made an account it asked if I’d like to connect it to my Facebook account. I said no. So, after 2 times intentionally refusing to connect this app to my Facebook, my Facebook profile picture shows up as my profile picture on words with friends. So I didn’t want to connect to Facebook but it did anyway.
Update dictionary
by Nikkitosh on 2019/11/17 17:42
Please update words and dictionary.... for example: CANT play “guilt” “vaped” CAN play “quinic” BUT won’t give definition which is Quinic acid is a cyclitol, a cyclic polyol, and a cyclohexanecarboxylic acid. It is a colorless solid that can be extracted from plant sources. Quinicacid is implicated in the perceived acidity of coffee.
Poor customer service
by MicHopper on 2019/11/16 18:02
After a game had frozen for no reason, I contacted customer support &amp; provided screenshots as requested. After a week of not being able to play or resign the game, they finally deleted the wrong game on my board, leaving the frozen one still broken. No stars for poor CS experience. Good luck!!
Never wrote a review before
by Redhead1974573542 on 2019/11/16 12:42
I hate the rewards. Could you please add a way to opt out of them? This game used to be the best ... but no longer.
Game is great but experience is horrible
by alohaguy on 2019/11/15 18:09
The game itself is great (basically the beloved scrabble game) but the company has managed to make it an incredibly annoying experience. My #1 complaint is that even though I have opted out I still get new games being started with random people. I DONT WANT THAT but I cant seem to turn it off. There are other “enhancements “ that are irritating but none as bad as #1.
Ruined a great thing
by Rarelygivereviews75 on 2019/11/15 11:09
I’ve been playing words for many years. I cannot stand the new features you have added to this game. Why would I care about a word of the day? Why would I care about making my tiles a different color? Why would I care about playing all the letters? Why would I care about a map of levels? I wouldn’t. Completely annoying to have all of these pop-ups and boxes while playing scrabble. Please make it an option to turn off and fire your design team.
Solo challenges fixed
by farpoo on 2019/11/14 03:09
I love the game, but the solo challenges are fixed. When it’s your turn to play against the computer you either get vowels or J,X,Q. After you have to “give in “ once or twice then you win. What a rip!!!
Great Game
by gjvdrg on 2019/11/12 23:42
I love words so this is a great game for me. It’s great that you can tap on the word and get the definition. I am definitely increasing my vocabulary. I just wish we were allowed to accumulate more chips. The power ups are so helpful. You can purchase them, but I’m not working now so 🤷🏽‍♀️, I’ll play without the extra help. The only thing I don’t like is that a lot of people use this as a dating or possibly scam site. All the men claim to be widowers looking for a nice woman. Fortunately chatting is optional. A lot of people stop playing the game if they’re losing, so there should be an automatic resign after ten days. I end up having to block them to end the game. This isn’t fair to people who have worked hard to win.
Switcheroo
by yellowbugnana on 2019/03/14 21:37
Years ago I paid for the ad free/contest free version of wwf because all I want to do is play the game. You added these so called ‘enhancements’ without asking for my permission. I am so sick of playing a word and then having to wait for all the stupid ‘congratulations, you’ve made the word of the day’ or ‘your new word of the day is...’, which actually turns out to be the word of the hour when I play multiple games a day. I want you to remove all the extraneous junk from my games please. What I paid for is the game, not all the dumb congrats boxes and awards. From reading other reviews, I am one of probably thousands of others who are not happy with your so-called improvements. It seems to me that either you remove the ads and silly boxes of awards, congrats, and other things we didn’t pay for or we are all owed our money back. Of the 2 choices, I prefer you remove the junk so that I can play wwf without interruption. I’m giving the game itself 4 stars because by itself, it’s almost a perfect game. Thank you.
Used to be fun but now it’s cluttered
by SG45. on 2019/09/14 15:26
WWF used to be really fun because of the simplicity of playing with friends with nothing to pop up except for 5 to 10 second ads. Ever since an update a couple months ago now there are more ads that are usually 30 seconds. Not only that but they added these “improvements” and challenges that interrupt matches. I like the idea of challenges but I don’t like the fact that they are forced to be reviewed and waste a good 10 to 15 seconds of your time just so you can see you completed them. And the last thing I have to complain about is that the game has been freezing my entire phone almost every other match. This is the only app that I have that does that and I have an iPhone 8 Plus. I don’t know what you did to your game in the last update but fix it because I am tired of my phone freezing for minutes. The only reason I haven’t deleted your game is because I still want to play with friends but your latest updates are really wanting me to delete your game and never touch it again because you guys have screwed it up really badly. The fact that you’re getting two stars is just out of pity Due to the fact that the game is still fun to an extent...
The Ultimate Demise of Words with Friends
by SalMineo on 2019/04/18 23:05
Words with friends used to be fun. The online game was similar to the Scrabble game played on a board. Over the past few years it’s gone on a downhill slide. Paying players seem to be forced to a child’s version of the game (WWF 2) that dumbs down the game and causes adults to give it up. When you opt to receive the classic WWF, as I did, elements of new, dumbed down version creep into the classic version. Now because I have a new phone, the classic version seems to be unavailable to me and I must subscribe to WWF 2. I won’t do it. I will discontinue any and all WWF applications until WWF Classic is restored for those of us older than age 12. Am I alone on this? We must all tell the company that we need to be able to opt for the Classic version. If WWF continues to make it difficult to receive the unadulterated classic version, I, for one, will opt out, just as many of folks I’ve played over the years have already done.
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played &amp; enjoyed WWF for years. Along the way, I have had to lose playing time to wait out or work around many irritating “improvements”, &amp; fend off many ways to cheat. You frequently interrupt the game to say I’ve accidentally “accomplished” some pointless side goal not my own, &amp; then make it impossible to get back to the game without tapping “great” for something I despise. I feel especially jerked around by that last thing. “Great,” It is not. Just now, I got put through a new diversion involving leveling and pages. It took so long to find a way out that I began to think I had been expelled from WWF. As a final insult, to get out of its teeth, I had to tap “Great!” I value the player contacts I’ve made, and I enjoy coming up with words, so I keep playing; but is it really not possible to opt out of the irrelevant time-wasting crap? I know I am not the only adult playing this game. There are many who would welcome a clean version like you once had. Please consider it.
Great Game
by gjvdrg on 2019/11/12 23:42
I love words so this is a great game for me. It’s great that you can tap on the word and get the definition. I am definitely increasing my vocabulary. I just wish we were allowed to accumulate more chips. The power ups are so helpful. You can purchase them, but I’m not working now so 🤷🏽‍♀️, I’ll play without the extra help. The only thing I don’t like is that a lot of people use this as a dating or possibly scam site. All the men claim to be widowers looking for a nice woman. Fortunately chatting is optional. A lot of people stop playing the game if they’re losing, so there should be an automatic resign after ten days. I end up having to block them to end the game. This isn’t fair to people who have worked hard to win.
Cluttered with junk
by Jkl3341vv on 2019/08/18 19:42
I was forced into words with friends 2 several years ago by the apps constant hounding, and it gradually became overloaded with junk games within games And it slowed to a crawl as they take a minute to congratulate you for each spurious word completed, or other task completed that has nothing to do with the game. So when it was accidentally deleted, and I found I could revert to classic words with friends, I was somewhat hopeful. However I now find the classic words with friends is only marginally less cluttered with junk, and almost equally slow. Not only that. it now has a new feature. Every now and then they force you to start a game with a cartoon character. Apparently they’ve forgotten that the name of the game is words with friends and not words with artificial intelligence. I’ve managed to keep going despite all the handicaps because I do value my few long term series with some of my friends, but I honestly believe that the management of the app is now in the hands of people who don’t understand it. I gave it a one only because apparently you can’t give it a minus 1.
Words with friends
by sjsjdkdjnhyh on 2019/04/28 02:56
The game is fun. BUT the upgrade wrecked it!!! Couldn’t play on my I5S anymore. Started playing on Kindle but games disappear... they go to the versions that can only be played in newer versions of IPhone which means to keep playing the game I have to play on the IPhone which version is now full of a bunch of time wasting junk!!!!!! As if the advertisements aren’t bad enough no there is a load of extra unwanted time wasting junk you can’t op out of!!!!! So friends I’ve been playing for many years I can only play on IPhone version. other friends I can start and back and forth on Kindle maybe a dozen turns and then the game disappears!!!! So trying to play only on Kindle only works for some friends and not others. You’d think there would be a higher level of sophistication and security to prevent cross contamination between Kindle and the phone versions.. unless they planned it? I really just want to play on Kindle the classic game... I hope they resolve this problem ASAP or I might have to see if regular scrabble is as good or better than words with friends.😥
Never have problems
by Amybtru on 2017/11/05 16:14
For the most part I never have any technical issues with this game! I enjoy it and play everyday. I do wish there was a way to get a full premium version with no ads. I generally would never pay for something to get rid of ads but I would for this game because I play it so much and get annoyed that a ad or video ad takes over entire screen after EVERY move! I think it is too much! Also include some of the word meters and other game helpers and I would pay. One thing that will forever bother me is scoring less for long words than many two letter words on a TW DW TL etc. it is not easy to create long words that fit somewhere in this game but to only get 8 or 9 points is so stupid IMO. Overall love the game! Updated Sunday November 5th. Got a new iPhone 8+ upgrade went to re-download I see a words with friends classic and words with friends I download them both looking for the hindsight and the swap and I don’t see them on either game I’m wondering where everything went and what’s going on don’t ruin this game for us!!!!!
Discrepancies.....
by Memram1 on 2019/11/02 12:16
There are two things that I find truly frustrating. The first is that there are special “Words with Friends Words” that offer absolutely no definition, and don’t exist if you look them up anywhere else. Often times these words consist of obscure letters that people are desperately trying to put together and somehow it makes a “word” that’s acceptable to the game and often gives great points, because the letters are automatically worth more, being more difficult to use. How is this considered fair and not cheating? The second is that I may have a few letters left that I can use to score more points, but all of a sudden the game ends and somehow I lose, regardless of being ahead literally the entire game? If I have tiles to play that can make words and score more points, how does the game just end? If allowed to play the remaining tiles I would easily win. Again, how is this considered fair and not cheating? This is extremely frustrating and doesn’t motivate me to play.
All the enhancements stink!
by MrOben on 2019/04/01 23:31
I have played words with friends for years. They have added a bunch of stuff that I don’t care a toot about. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve accidentally hit “play word” when I didn’t want to play the word. They used to have a failsafe “do you want to play that word”? They don’t have that anymore. They keep pushing me into other games. It used to be that when you saw “next game” and tapped it, you’d go to another game you were playing. Now it doesn’t mean you have another game to play, it can mean that they’ve paired you up with a stranger or a computer and it starts a game that you have to resign to get it off your screen. They have added badges or some sort of perk that you have to watch for no reason because you played some specific letters—like you play letters for them? I play letters for points and to win the game. Not because they want me to play all the letters in “tulip” or some other word they choose. I have been thinking about quitting altogether because of gobs of stuff I don’t want.
SusanneT
by sstyree on 2018/03/24 14:30
I have played this game for years and basically enjoyed it, but recently in the last week or so it has become an annoying game. Twice now I have been invited to play and had to make sure I wasn&#39;t sitting on a bar stool. They strike up a conversation with come-on lines and flattery. They ask how I&#39;m doing, then comes all the personal questions. This morning was the last straw, the so-called player completely disappeared from the game after I bombarded them with a whole list of personal questions that I feel are nothing but bs. I even asked them if they were a Russian troll. I checked all the active games and completed games I&#39;ve played and the player who said he was Charles Bernard was nowhere to be found. I think you need to find out what is going on. I&#39;m beginning to think the game is now a vehicle for hackers. I may not be coming back to it once my active games are completed. I don&#39;t need this grief.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
Complaint
by Redhead4846 on 2018/07/17 13:23
Warning. There is a picture of a nice looking man on words with friend nan vicent pagilinan. He is a scam. He stalks women he is using this name and pix and it’s not him. The phone number he is using is from Texas I used a anywho and paid for a search. Nothing came up then I used another site to find people I am a paralegal and know where to look. Words needs to block him from this game. There is a guy on Facebook with the name Vincent pangilinan by did not want to send him message. But women watch out this is happening on a lot of games you play with real people. He deleted me and resigned games with me lol he knew with questions I ask he ha been found out. He had at least 5 flags beside his name now he has none. So he changed some things he is axed out on playing so know he is at it again
Added ‘play features’ ruining game
by Jim Kayz on 2019/08/18 21:02
I have really enjoyed playing the (paid version) classic words with friends for years. However, you have added a bunch of extraneous junk to it, slowing the games down with pop up garbage, magic boxes or what ever all those treasure chest things are....it’s all very annoying! It all slows the play of the game. If those added ‘play’ features were on the game previously, I would not have bought it. I have written to you via email asking how i can remove them. I never received a response. Please get rid of all that extra stuff...it’s ruining your otherwise great game, at the very least, allow users to opt out of them! UPDATE: nothing has changed. Developers don’t care about the feedback. They even added more junk to it. I have been playing this game since 2011. I am no longer going to play. It’s still slow &amp; jammed with play features I can’t get rid of. Not what I purchased. Junk game. If you are looking for a good word game, similar to scrabble...keep looking.
Needs work
by Skyline1904 on 2018/08/17 23:05
This particular Words with Friends app needs to repair some software issues. Let me point out the obvious first. There is always an ad that pops up after every word submission, but no payment option to remove ads. As for the software side, the ads appear to be rushed when it was installed to the program. It never streams well, and half the time the ad does not auto adjust to your screen size. So when the short ad is complete, you can’t close it out. My app has crashed multiple times during an ad, and during gameplay. If it doesn’t crash, my screen will freeze. On average, I play around 1-2 hours per day. During those times, I would have to shut the app down to reset it. And this happens averagely 3 times within 2 hours. Just for the record, my iPhone has a 128gb memory, and nearly half of that is available. And all updates are current. So if you’re reading this, there are plenty of other apps to choose from.
Annoying things about WWF
by CaptainEville on 2019/08/08 22:20
UPDATE: deleted. An ad after every play now. I mostly play practice games against the computer. Suddenly, since the last bug fix, my practice games keep freezing with the message &#34;oops, something went wrong&#34; and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such &#34;stuck&#34; games it says i have hit my limit of practice games. Please fix this. Also, i agree with the other player who said they hate all this extra junk of achieving levels and accomplishments and not being able to opt out. Please go back to the way it used to be when we could just play a game unmolested by all that unnecessary nonsense. Please get your rules for valid words in order. For example, sometimes abbreviations are valid, sometimes they are not. This is probably why &#34;real&#34; scrabble doesn&#39;t allow any, because they are too numerous. And it’s not just abbreviations that are problematic. You need a better dictionary. And finally, get your search functionality aligned with your valid word list. I&#39;ve had two frustrating experiences. First, i put a word in search and it came back with a definition yet when i tried to play it the games told me it was invalid. Second, when &#34;practice&#34; played a word i didn&#39;t recognize (and no definition was displayed) i put it into the search only to be told the word was invalid. Cheat much?
Extra features unneeded and annoying
by colinjax on 2019/02/21 08:46
I just want to play the barebones version of this game, but it’s no longer possible. The fact that there is not even an option to stop animations from playing every time I play all the letters in the word of the day, or whatever the hell it is, shows that the developers have no regard for longtime players. Multiple comments to this effect have been ignored, as I’m sure mine will be, or met with a response about disabling notifications (which is not the same thing and does not prevent me from losing fifteen seconds of my life when I happen to play all the letters in HEART close to Valentine’s Day or some other cutesy gimmick). My patience is growing thin. I always liked this game for whiling away spare moments or quick breaks from work, but the add-ons are unneeded bloat and make my blood boil. If some players want them, fine — but give us the option to turn them off if we don’t.
Getting worse instead of better
by iShubes on 2017/10/29 22:52
I had never used any of the &#34;add-ons&#34; (i.e. Word Radar, Hindsight, et al) until several of my opponents (against whom I had a regular winning percentage) started getting too tough for me. I finally mentioned to one of those friends that I had given up starting new games because, &#34;I don&#39;t know what happened but you just got too good; I can&#39;t win anymore.&#34; He laughingly told me about using these add-ons, and sure enough: as other reviews have pointed out, it&#39;s just made the game too easy. The add-O&#39;s haven&#39;t &#34;leveled the playing field&#34;; they&#39;ve tilted it in favor of lazy people who are only interested in winning, not improving their vocabulary. They should give us the option to play/decline games based on whether an opponent utilizes these CHEATS, because that&#39;s what they are. The game is no longer fun, because it&#39;s no longer a challenge. It&#39;s a cheat.
Every Update Gets Slower and More Frustrating
by RichKnox51 on 2019/09/13 11:27
I used to enjoy playing this app. But the developers have added so many gimmicks the program has to stop and think about that every time I submit a word that there is a pause of 10 to 20 sec. As of the last update the moves from the other players don’t show up immediately either. Even when I am trying to move letters to create a word there is often a pause of a few seconds before the letter will move. I enjoyed the app much more when it was a straight forward exercise of vocabulary and logic without “prizes” and gimmicks giving extra advantages to a player. If the performance and complexity of what was a very responsive and simple app gets any worse it will be unusable. I am about ready to remove it from my iPad.
Used to be the perfect game
by kwhhhhhhh on 2019/10/13 14:05
All the extras they put in the app in the form of challenges within the game, and the congratulating me for using a letter of a word of their challenge, inside the first challenge is utterly ridiculous. I don’t play the game nearly as often, because when that noise comes up and interrupts my game i just close the app. I used to play it all throughout the day with multiple players of my choice. Not anymore. If you think people like all the extra garbage, then create another words with friend app for it all. Those who appreciate the simple perfection of your original game design can stick with it. You will be surprised and how many stick with the original. Zynga has completely lost sight in their little design room of what the user actually uses and likes.
Used to be good, but not so much now
by Anonymous 37 on 2017/09/27 21:57
For the past several weeks, my app has been notifying me of games and of people nudging me to play, and the badge icon will show several notifications. When I open the app, however, it doesn&#39;t list any games as my move for which I had been notified. Just today, it completely deleted a game I had going with someone—it doesn&#39;t show up anywhere on my app nor is there any history I ever had a game with that person or had been friends with them. They could still see the game on their end, though. This is so frustrating, as the app is resigning me from games because I haven&#39;t played in so many days, but the app itself will not show the games properly on my end and allow me to play. @ Zynga: FIX THIS.
Don’t like all the awards, etc.
by PPWilk on 2019/04/29 14:47
I play WWF on a daily basis. This is how my sister and I stay in touch. However, we don’t like all the coins and awards and wish all the BS would go away. What happened to just the plain old game? I know that some people adore all the added competition but we just want a plain old game, like in the beginning. We have been playing for several years and get tired of all the new “stuff” added. We don’t think that it is improving the game at all! Also, the allowed words get more ridiculous each day. Please design the game as plain and simple WWF and use the English dictionary. Some of the words allowed are unbelievable and the sentences used in the definitions are preposterous! Thanks for allowing me to vent, just wish it would create some action!
Worst advancements of all times.
by 30540sharons on 2019/07/09 08:41
I used to enjoy WWF. I paid for the no ad version for a reason. I don’t want intrusions while I’m conjuring up a move with very competitive friends. The game has evolved to the point of being a juvenile , in-your-face, game that screams,” look at me” every chance it gets. I don’t want to buy coins; I don’t want to be exempt from certain rules, via point accumulation; I don’t want to be asked to play other people. I especially don’t want to be interrupted after a move and told how wonderful I am. I don’t want to be forced to play for certain predetermined goals I. The insensitivity of developers to the extremely frustrating interruptions as I complete one move and am stalled from jumping to another WWF game when playing multiple games, is mind-boggling. You would think that when you turn the options off in settings that they would all go off but they do not. And some are not even options to turn off. This is not the game we bought years ago. My friends and I ought to be refunded. The rating is average, with the highest points for the essential game and the lowest for the extraneous baggage that the game brings along.
OFFER A PAID OPTION!
by GarvPres on 2017/10/29 21:14
I have had ongoing games with my daughter for years. When I upgraded my IPhone this time, I had to reload the app and lost the games we were playing. I could live with that. However, I had the paid version without advertising. Now, after every entry for the 4 games we have, I have to wait while you try to sell me another game that I am NOT going to download. This greatly diminishes the flow and enjoyment of the game. You have made enjoyment into a chore after each entry. I will gladly pay for an ad-free option. That, or we’ll delete the game and find another... making a point not to be one of your’s. Rating has gone from 4-5 stars to 2 stars and dropping!
It WAS just the best
by lindyadam on 2018/06/19 10:06
down below read my review of time past. the latest update has shredded this app. now there are pop ups, suggestions for rules changes, (changing letters but not losing a turn) hints...changes and distorts the game. for heavens sake, do not frack up this app any more. P.S. now it freezes the game after every move, cannot move to the next game. so dissapointing. dont make this into a horrible boggle type platform. pleased with words...it is not junked with pop ups, nonsense interruptions...it has nice communication aspect, i have made nice friends playing the game. very happy with it. can check on statistics, and i like that as well. good job guys. 👍🙂
What happened to this great game?
by Sonomarina on 2019/01/20 05:41
I have played daily for years. Since the revamp, I find the game environment to be quite childish with its elves and other silly characters. I love the solo challenge but I have stop playing because I can’t stand the juvenile “solo challengers” with ridiculous names and childish cartoon faces. I would pay extra to have a game without all the babyish add on’s that have recently appeared. Next, like some other female players, I have also suddenly been barraged by creeps asking me personal questions and commenting on my appearance, even asking where I live. I don’t know how you started attracting this new crowd of inappropriate males, but I hope you figure out how to get rid of them.
What’s Going On?
by Ms No tell in NY on 2018/06/16 23:11
I recently read a review from a woman who is complaining that this game is becoming like sitting on a barstool. I agree totally with her. Lately the same thing has been happening to me and it is quite annoying. I enjoy playing this game and do not wish to be bombarded with questions about my personal life. I feel like it’s now become a dating service and it’s annoying and I was hoping that you could get to the bottom of it as soon as possible. When she told him that you are married they disappear. So maybe all of us married ladies should just write married in parentheses next to our names so they don’t bother us LOL
Bad Ads oh nothing but ADS
by Annoyed like others on 2018/06/16 13:31
Love the game. But since the last update the ads are getting very annoying. Locks up and I have to close the app and reopen it just to get another AD thrown in my face. What a way to push ADS at you. Just about done with this game even though I have been playing it for 10 years back when it was simple with no ADS. I don&#39;t need all these pop ups either oh your word gave you 30+ points; I knew that, that’s why I played the word. What is with the points? So I can see where I can play or for your computer to tell we what words I can play and where what fun is that. It’s like cheating if you always have a computer giving you the best words to play. Ok I can go on and on but I will stop with this, you folks have ruined a good game by trying to hard to make it better and adding sooooo many bells and whistles.
Bring back the original WWFs!
by Suebeecat on 2018/10/25 21:44
I&#39;ve been playing WWF for years. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was playing the original version. I accidentally upgraded the game a couple of weeks ago and am very disappointed with it. I still try to play like the original by not using any of the &#34;upgrades&#34;. I feel like it&#39;s cheating. When I swap, I don&#39;t take a turn because that was how the original game did it. I don&#39;t care about using all the letters in the word of week or whatever, I don&#39;t care how many points someone else made off the same word I played - what is the sense in that?? I don&#39;t care about earning badges. I don&#39;t care about &#34;hindsight&#34;. Enough already! I wish the developers of the game would give us the option to choose which version we want to play. I don&#39;t like all the new bells and whistles!! You&#39;ve ruined a good game. ☹️
Swap Plus Scam!
by Dejalen1 on 2019/11/09 12:36
I have been playing WWF for years and have always loved the game. Recently you introduced a new option called Swap + which allows you to swap letters without missing a turn. You initially offered this as a free trial and of course I, like others, used it to swap out letters that were not ideal as part of my strategic moves. Then, the trial ended and that’s when the shenanigans (on your part) began! After the end of the free trial, all of a sudden, all the letters I receive are equivalent to one point! I’m not talking one or two, but ALL SEVEN of them! This is mysteriously happening in each and every game I play! You are NOT fooling me! This is obviously built in as an algorithm for all of us who took advantage of your free trial to encourage us to now PAY to swap out our low tiles! What a SCAM move!! If it continues, I will be deleting the app because I refused to be manipulated by you!
Ridiculous ads do not download
by 10larrie on 2018/12/03 12:49
paying 9.99 a month to remove ads is absolutely ridiculous you are charging the same price as Netflix for one game to be ad free I have played this game for years and years and my loyalty is rewarded by a slap in the face my biggest regret in playing this is not paying the $2.99 on this account for ad free that’s a reasonable price for an ad free experience I will pay for an ad blocker so you see no money not for a premium version not for ads nothing because you are a ridiculous company you are driving so many users away with this ad laden experience I hope your shareholders recognize the sheer incompetency in this active decision to have no regard for your profit base, your players. You should grandfather in players who have played since before this change to be able to pay the 2.99 price for no ads.
Lost it’s fun factor🤬
by Laterkater on 2018/10/19 18:22
I agree with the Review that “teachinAK” left —I agree with everything they said -it’s no fun anymore I don’t care who had 489 points with the word that I just played!!!I don’t want to be asked a whole bunch of questions and I don’t care about winning prizes -I just want the old original game as it was -like Scrabble and fun -all you do is make me feel like crap when somebody else got 1000 points off a word I got maybe 20 points on. Stop asking me if I want to add the FB page!!! If I wanted to to that - I would have!!I put up with the other so-called better updates- but this last one makes me want to delete the game altogether. Why don’t you allow us choices on the app site to return to the one that showed what time of year it was -with Sunglasses &amp; Beach starfish- that was cute- the newest one is not cute - just obnoxious!!
Good fun but...
by cookie & coffee on 2018/06/17 02:47
This is a great game to stay connected with family. BUT I have the free version and lately the ads are fake news ads, or they force you to go to the App Store even if you hit X. News Room app makes you go through it 3 times before it returns you to the game. So annoying!!!!!!!!! And I used to have the ad free version- I changed phones, tried to log in and it would recognize me, so now I have the ad version. Love it but hate it, I already paid for no ads once. UPDATE: June 16,2018. So this app updated itself and it’s never been worse! The ads play after they’ve been closed, or it never goes to an ad, just a white screen if nothing. The only way to get rid of it is to restart the phone, every time! If this isn’t fixed soon, there’s no point to play it.
Goodbye WWF
by Sloopy123 on 2017/09/20 01:50
I’ve enjoyed playing WWF for several years. I had the original ad free version, which I was happy to pay for. I resisted upgrading time after time because I feared the ads would be awful. You stopped offering ad free versions, even with pay. Today I upgraded to IOS 11 which meant finally my old WWF app no longer worked. I downloaded the latest version of WWF, and things were just as I feared. Actually, they were WORSE than I feared. As much as I love WWF, it’s simply not worth having an ad play after every single move. It’s no longer relaxing but is in fact tortuous. And it’s. It just the ads. You’ve made the entire game obnoxiously busy busy busy. Sad day for me. I will miss WWF. And I’ve read enough of others’ reviews to know that you have had plenty of complaints, but do nothing. I have no expectations at this point.
I’m done with this App!
by Clionamac on 2019/07/08 23:10
I am beyond aggravated with this game. I used to really enjoy it until the “extras” were added which were intrusive and highly disruptive features which distracted and interrupted the game at hand at best, and at worst caused me to lose track of, and interest in, the game. My complaints at the time were rudely scoffed at and dismissed. I think my complaints are now acknowledged to be realistic. I continued to play the game because I enjoy word games, and in spite of these unwelcome features, the game itself remained intact. However over the last month I have noticed that every time I play the game (I usually have 15-20 games being played at a time) the App literally “explodes”! Is requires that it be again downloaded. It has now happened 5 days in a row, so I can no longer assume that the issue is my iPad. It has not occurred with any other App. This is too annoying for words. I’ve been loyal, I’ve paid to be ad free.... I love the game itself. I just cannot tolerate the attention seeking greediness which has lead this game to be ruined. And now unable to be played on my TV and iPad. You’ve finally done it....I am no longer downloading this App.
Slow and buggy in the past 6 months
by Mariannamouse on 2018/02/20 06:12
I love this game and some of the game play features make it better then other in this category. But it now takes about 20 seconds to load a new game; if I switch apps and and come back I have to wait sone more. Or it just shuts down and I have to reload again. Also some ads take 30 seconds to load. WhY? Who would wait 30 seconds just for an ad? Who would buy an ad that took 30 seconds just to load? I have reviewed this before and gotten a nice note telling me to go to the Help features. It’s Zynga developers who need help saving this venerable game from decline. Btw I am on an iPhone 7 and have not had performance issues with other apps.
Has lost it's charm - very annoying
by BJ-va on 2018/11/27 21:24
I have been a player for many years and really enjoyed playing with my actual friends - however this year it added very annoying features such as constantly trying to get you to play with completely unknown people or computer bots??? Who knows? It also captures your screen from time to time while you are trying to complete your waiting games and announces that you have played a word in a game the app invented- the only solution to getting out of that I have found is to turn my device off and wait several hours or more before re-entering the app. Can not find any way to stop these problems - I hope a better program comes along - if a reviewer finds one please let us all know!
Don’t understand
by CapNBear on 2018/02/22 05:59
I mean I don’t understand the direction or philosophy of the developers of Words. It’s been my most-played game on my iPad, but it wanders. I mean features are taken away, such as my ability to see what the average of my words is, or my average score. I see that you are trying different things with different variations of the game, and I’m all for that; but keep the basic/core game the same, because that will lead me and others to sample the variations. Right now, I don’t trust that the best features will continue to be available. And that leads to my mistrust of your intentions. Keep improving and experimenting with spinoffs, but, PLEASE, leave the basic game alone.
love the un-close-able ads!
by AdamiusRex on 2019/01/01 16:44
the freemium version is free so is it really a big deal that sometimes ads come up after EVERY turn that can’t be closed even when they end so you have to turn your ipad off and reboot it back up to get to your next game? of course not. But the fact that the app now has the ability (which it does use, and from complaints i see on forums other people have this problem too) to just open your app store in an attempt to get you to download another app. You close the app store and re-open this game and it immediately re-opens the app store to a DIFFERENT app to try to get you to download THAT one. It does this to you multiple times in a row. They have destroyed their own app. I will probably just delete it and stop playing. Way to ruin your own app, guys!
Cheating
by Jimmygee37 on 2019/02/13 18:22
I enjoyed this game for many years. One thing you have to be wary of, though, are the players who cheat. I enjoy pitting my knowledge of legit words with someone who does the same. I recently accepted a challenge from an unknown player with an average word score of 30 plus. She was obviously using a cheat sheet. No honest player uses four strange non-words ( with no definition) in one game. She was simply better at cheating. After a couple of games with her I understood why she has played so few games in the several years she has played. Iwould like to see the rules changed to exclude words with no definition, impose time limits on players and loss of turn if a player tries an unacceptable word. I don’t know how to prevent cheating but this would help.
Turned to Trash
by Chaoticharmony7 on 2018/02/07 09:33
Much like everything else this game has turned to absolute trash. The ads crash the app every single time. I would consider paying a reasonable fee of $9.99 or less to remove them or for a full version without ads if other improvements were made. It isn’t worth it at this point. The power ups are an absolute joke. Word games are for intelligent people. The intellectually lazy have the rest of the internet. I only play with 3 people because the cheats that have been added make the game no fun at all. I’ve always beat everyone I play in real life, usually by about double. I’m very disappointed. Few things anymore seem to be made for anyone but the instant gratification, lazy, and intellectually impaired crowd. I’ll find somewhere else to spend my time.
Impossibly annoying
by Prospero1 on 2019/02/21 19:16
It is still fin playing the game, but the company has built a superstructure of annoyances: pop ups everywhere about some invented game you’re supposed to be playing based on letters you play; which in turn supposedly offers you some kind of points somewhere; popover screens you can’t disable until they decide to dissolve themselves; constant pop ups about other friends who are playing that you might want to play with too (as if you can’t make those decisions for yourself); and on and on. I’ve been playing games with a small group of friends for a few years now, but the company is getting very close to the point where their interventions are going to outweigh the benefits.
You have interrupted a game again.
by Joan A. on 2019/07/20 01:04
I will NOT play another game until you stop insisting I click Great! before I can get to my games. I am not interested in any add-ons to the game. Please just let me play. And NOW—the stupid pop-up extra features interrupted a turn while I was putting letters on the board. I’ve complained about this a few times since you added all the crap, and now I see there are a bunch of other people who feel the way I do. Please give us an option to go back to a version of WWF before you ruined it. You are stopping my games again. Daily Goals—PLEASE let me opt out of them. I have no interest, and they are taking up time. If I could give this negative stars, I would. If I weren’t playing with so many people, I’d just delete the app. It used to be the best Scrabble-type game, and most reliable, but now it’s terrible. PLEASE let me opt out of the ridiculous extra points and “words” to “play.” I have tried just quitting out of a game to get rid of the stupid announcement that I have played two letters of the word of the day or whatever it is, but when I restart I’m still forced to tap Great! as if I agree with that nonsense. STOP.
Annoying for women
by Pretzel365 on 2019/11/03 23:31
I recommend any woman who doesn’t want to be constantly annoyed to change their user profile to “male” and their profile picture to an inanimate object. I have no interest in strange men who start games and then immediately start using the chat to call me inappropriate names and try to ask personal questions. They usually quit the game before you can report them. Scrabble is my preferred game, but more people are on Words With Friends, so it was worth downloading. The game play is fine. I’ve played against many friends and strangers who were cool. I really don’t mind the ads and pop ups... is playing the game without being propositioned at least once a day too much to ask?
Inconsistent
by Bisnan on 2019/05/20 16:10
I find it odd that sometimes a word is called valid and other times it is not. Also strange that other players can play words that are invalid according to WWF dictionary. I finally deleted the app and downloaded real Scrabble where only legitimate words can be played. WWF was ruining my Scrabble game by misleading me into thinking some letter combinations were words when they are not. Then there’s the whole issue of men chatting me up and flirting in the hopes I’ll download some app or other. I finally learned not to accept games from players with low word score averages; they were not really trying to play the game — but just using it as a route to getting people to download things and reveal personal info.
Used to Love This Game
by 54Powder on 2019/07/25 00:22
I’m so tired of these gifts and coins interrupting my games, and requiring me to hit Okay before the game continues. It’s a real nuisance. When I drag a letter to a block the screen freezes and I have to wait for it to position itself before I can keep playing. Plus if I’m playing and change screens then the entire game has to reload which sometimes takes over a minute. It does this on all devices. Don’t care to even play it anymore. The only good thing is that you can mute all the internet trolls that constantly leave messages trying to find out all about you. Going to start looking for a more interesting word game because WWF just isn’t it anymore.
Not worth it with the extra crap
by Jackmalay on 2019/06/07 19:10
The game itself would be a 5-star game. If Zynga didn’t add all the extra idiotic crap.. “Congratulations! You played one word in Words with Friends! Open this treasure chest!” It is CRAP! Slows down your games, makes the app freeze up and is completely useless. Then there’s the bots. Words with Bots. For people that don’t have friends, perhaps? Zynga, in their lack of brilliance created all this extra crap, slowing down game play, freezing up the app, and popping up extra stuff no one asked for which is worst than the ads. Don’t bother paying for this. It’s not worth the few bucks you’ll pay. Oh, and there’s no way to turn off the “extras.” Your stuck with it. Do yourself a favor and move on. *This would be a 5 star rating if i could have just the game, the ability to turn off the bots/ extras/ word of the day/ etc. and delete people I’ve played a game with but never actually met from my “friends” list. “Friend” meaning you’ve had at least one interaction with them. Bring back the original game!
What used to be a great app... millennial takeover!
by David Meier Smith on 2019/03/16 15:19
Used to be fun. I used to be able to just play words... with friends. I assume that millennials are in charge now of updates and such for this game. They think that everyone needs constant validation and trophies and awards. I just want to play the game. Even after you PAY for ad free, you’re still subjected to constant pop ups and annoyances of “daily goals” and “challenges” and treasure chests. Who actually likes or needs this? Seriously! It has nothing to do with anything. Most of the annoying options you can turn off, but the self validation ones you can’t. So... if you are a millennial... go for this! Get your trophies and awards and feel good about yourself! If you just want to play a game... GO ELSEWHERE!
Holding my games hostage
by Sophia1 on 2018/09/18 03:52
One of my biggest pet peeves with apps is when I open it to play a game and it won’t let me play until I have clicked on something I don’t want to click on. In this case, it’s the new feature with the Word Masters. It’s maybe not a huge deal, but I find it annoying to the point of just not wanting to use the app. This is the second time I have opened the app since the update and the second time it’s forced me to try one of the new “features” that I really don’t want or care about. It’s annoyed me to the point that I’m ready to delete the app and forfeit my games if it happens again. Stop forcing me to interact with the app the way you want. If the feature is that good, I will try it on my own.
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Unleash your vocabulary and play Words With Friends, the world’s favorite crosswords puzzle game! PLAY the word-building puzzle game you know and love USE your wits and strategize to make the best moves CONNECT with your friends through in-game chat DISCOVER new friends instantly with random opponent matchmaking UNLOCK your win/loss record and other STATS to see how you compare against your opponents* ACCESS your game across your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod Touch * Requires in-game purchase to unlock ________________________________________ PRAISE FOR WORDS • "Delightfully addictive." – GeekSugar • "Social gaming at its finest." – Fox News • "Everyone who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch should have this game on their device." – Touch Arcade ________________________________________ If you like Words With Friends, try Hanging With Friends. And iPad users, check out Words With Friends HD. Already a fan of the game? Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/WordsWFriends Use of this application requires a Facebook or Games With Friends account and is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service. Collection and use of personal data are subject to Zynga's Privacy Policy. Both policies are available in the Application License Agreement below as well as at www.zynga.com. Social Networking Service terms may also apply.
Horrible
by Pixguy26 on 2019/12/14 22:48
What kind of game app allows the &#34;computer &#34; to give you 4-i&#39;s on the last move? Or when you swap vowels and get some of the same or other vowels in exchange. Are they wanting us to buy more tokens to swap more? Certainly not much fun any longer.
Fun and addicting but annoying bug
by drewplo on 2019/12/14 15:14
Whenever I play practice mode the “completed games” screen shows “You Lost” on all the games I actually won. After clicking the game it shows in the game screen that I won. Very annoying... giving. A poor review until it gets fixed.
using words” that aren’t words
by Pcstella on 2019/12/14 14:15
Your solo challenge is a joke. Opening with bizarre words that are “acceptable” but have no “definition” makes me want to scream. If there’s no definition it’s not a word! The same thing happens with my games. Even legitimate words like “squaw” get rejected and I get letter combinations with huge point values that are as I described above. You really need to improve your game.
Can’t log in
by Davdo leJac on 2019/12/14 05:06
For the last week I’ve been unable to log in and the game just loads up and stops. I’ve tried deleting and reloading but nothing seems to work.
Good fun but too many adds
by dywl on 2019/12/14 03:19
How do I get to play with no advertising?
Feedback
by ttfn1344 on 2019/12/13 17:37
Being awarded only 3 coins for completion of the Daily Word Play is cheap and ridiculous. Not worth the effort. #Dissapointed
The Apple gaming ads break the game
by steve91945 on 2019/12/13 17:30
I don’t mind seeing ads. But when the ad makes it impossible to continue that is not tolerable.
Screen turned sideways
by 519269 on 2019/12/13 14:16
With the latest update my game screen turned and was made smaller so junk not related to the game board could be added. Now the game board is harder to see and has made it difficult to play.
Adds 🤔
by fjgkffjjfn,.k.hgvghkcghcjh on 2019/12/13 07:27
I paid the 9.99 to get rid of all the annoying adds I never click on, only to find out it’s only for 1 month !!! No thanks got an add blocker. Happy to pay 99cents a month to support the game, but $10 is ridiculous !
“Improvements” are killing off a perfect game
by Killercat's Slave on 2019/12/13 00:37
I’m so close to deleting WWF after playing for years. The flashy challenges, ads and other time wasters keep me from finding my games and playing with friends. Used to play every day with a few close friends. Now it is too laborious to wade through and find a game — and to play UNINTERRUPTED by childish ads and contests. How about letting some adults do the programming and get back to the K.I.S.S. principle!
I cancelled
by Lesz88 on 2019/12/12 20:11
I used to play Words With Friends and loved it. Then it was no longer supported on my iPad. Then I got the new version with so many interruptions, bells and whistles I became bored with it all. A simple game would be better. Clean it up and I’ll try again. Thanks. .
Rate the game
by Ms No Interruptions on 2019/12/11 19:44
I totally agree with Switheroo. Seeing badges and great! Hold up the game. Hate the ads!
New colors
by Thisappsucksballsss on 2019/12/11 01:30
I hate that there are different color tiles now. It would be better if there was an option to keep all the tiles the same color
Words in dictionary that aren’t usable
by Donlyncof on 2019/12/11 00:22
I love the game ! I just get upset that some words don’t measure up to your standards. Dictionary words should be allowed.
Great game but
by Mr Marc Diddy on 2019/12/10 12:58
Getting a little annoyed with the bots this game keeps trying to force me to play. Leave me be. I will play someone! Don’t need to be forced.
Stop Interrupting!!
by JustSh00tMe on 2019/12/09 14:48
Enough already with constantly hijacking and interrupting my games with friends. No. I do not want to play with your cartoon characters!! No. I do not CARE how many times I have scored over 30 points, or 50 points, or used letters in your silly word of the week. Just let me play! Go away.
Too many ads
by Prettylady4532 on 2019/12/09 04:04
The game overall is cool but it’s way too many interruptions. I just want to play the game. I literally stop playing because of the ads and other stuff they put in it. I’m looking for another game like this to play because I can’t take it anymore.
Update
by spade champ on 2019/12/08 23:29
Need update ! Take forever to get a notification that my opponent has played a word! iPhone XS Max
Words with Friends—original and 2
by Lilypad Jasper on 2019/12/08 19:29
My sister got me started so she would have another friend playing. Now I am hooked and have a full capacity of “friends” to challenge me. I do not play to win but to challenge myself and my opponent to come up with good word play locations. Have shared with a lot of my “live” friends.
Get rid of gus
by Worrywart108 on 2019/12/08 18:32
Not sure why you force these games down are throat. Sb able to opt out. I paid for this app and SHOULD NOT have to put up with this. Additionally try beta testing bc of gus now the screen is all messed up to large causing overlap of names makes it hard to read. Get rid of gus! NOW. This gets a one star but if i had my way it would be minus 10 stars
iPad version issue
by Mamadabbo on 2019/12/08 11:33
Really enjoy this game but currently unable to load on IPad and have done all the suggestions in your help link. Starts to load and then crashes. Is there a fix for this?
Bug with latest update
by SeHeik on 2019/12/08 01:46
The new “know more” ads freeze in my iPad Pro. And I hate (yep, HATE) having to rotate my screen to play. How about making that an option for all three people who like it? Please fix these so Ican enjoy playing again!
WWF
by tess5563 on 2019/12/07 22:36
Love the game but have to delete it and get again to play. Not happy about it either
Red bubble notification
by NDsportsguy on 2019/12/07 04:01
I am not getting the red bubble notification on the app when my opponent has made a play.
Getting worse with each “update”
by lola <3 ray on 2019/12/06 08:19
The new update blows. Way too busy and makes it more difficult to actually play the game. It lost me as a player. They did get revenue from my ad viewing, but no longer. The worst part is all the new screens that pop up with no other option than clicking “Great!”. That is the worst. So I’m leaving. Got it, Great!
Was fun until the ads
by Poppa Merlin on 2019/12/05 23:08
Awesome game paid 1 FOR A month of no ads and would have paid another but now you don’t offer it so I’ll use up my coins. It seems you want to dip into my pocket every month, I turned it off because I get busy and I’m not paying for something I’m not using! You want to play GAMES, FINE! But you’ll play them with one less subscribers, what a bunch of jerks!!! And a bunch of low life button pushing babies, who push only ads and run paying customers off... SMH 🤦🏼‍♂️
Words With Friends
by Guest 129 on 2019/12/05 07:59
I love playing this game with my friends, but with all your updates it is using most of my iPad GBs (6.32GB). I will be forced to delete this app so I can play all the other games I like to play. I don’t understand why this game takes up so much space. Can you help me?
Freeze!
by fam&*&*& on 2019/12/04 18:28
Game freezes after every turn. Have new iPhone with latest version. Constantly writing zynga to have it reset but no different after.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
New update is a fail
by Katiielder on 2019/12/04 01:28
Please bring back original view Everything is now a mess
Paid for no ads. Give me no ads.
by h00ligan on 2019/12/03 15:09
I paid for this game. I paid for no ads. You’re serving ads. Give me a refund or make the no ads version have no ads. This is theft.
An increasing waste of time
by MarkMays on 2019/12/03 08:13
It use to be a great game. Now after almost every move extra screens are presented to waste your time congratulating you. Turn it off please.
Ruined with awful rewards and challenges
by Karlton Krill on 2019/12/02 20:34
Paid and played for years ... but Zynga has essentially ruined the game by adding their moronic Rewards and Challenges. The real Challenge is trying to make thru a few rounds without the game bogging down with their stupid Enhancements that have nothing to do with playing Words. A reward for playing all the letters in “CAT”? Give me a break. Let me opt for a simple lightweight word game without all the bloat and I will keep playing for years to come. Right now I am off to look at paying for Scrabble or some other word game that doesn’t bog down and ruin my gameplay with their buggy moronic “Rewards &amp; Challenges.”
Great game but major cliche
by tech banty on 2019/12/02 16:00
I love everything about the game until recently. I’ve bought coins to allow me to swap tiles. The problem is that the game doesn’t recognize the swaps should be available. I should have 12 swaps but they do not show up. I won’t be spending anymore money since it’s going down the drain.
Enough with the extra games
by Houston Husker on 2019/12/02 02:36
Really. Could we dispense with all the dumb little extra “games”?!? I just want to play Word and detest the other junk I have to click through to play it. Can you PLEASE create a version for people who just want to play Word? Update: no improvement on all the little gift boxes and junk interrupting my game. And you have changed the format so I can no longer play tiles before my next turn to see if I have a play. 👎🏼
Zynga has ruined a great game.
by cbadland on 2019/12/01 18:27
Zynga, in its greed, has ruined a great word game. There is no option now to buy an Ad Free version of Words With Friends. And their &#34;power ups&#34; are just developer sanctioned cheats where users can purchase clues where to play words or swap out tiles without losing a turn. All this without your opponent knowing. Zynga has completely undermined the integrity of this popular Scrabble clone. They do not understand their core base.
Recent updates
by thisisacrock67 on 2019/11/30 20:01
In recent updates I’m no longer able to play the game vertically, it won’t give me messages and it boots me out of the program when I play a word in a game making me pull the whole app up again in order to play my next game. There is also an Oprah book club ad that has no exit ability no matter how long you wait. I must close the app and pull it up again to go to the next game. Very annoying. This is all on my I-pad. I’ve also been trying to put in a nickname and they are all taken. I’m thinking reviews aren’t really wanted.
What a mess
by giuliageranium on 2019/11/30 14:07
If you think people will put up with bugs and glitches forever, you are mistaken. I have to regularly uninstall /reinstall FREQUENTLY, especially the last four months. Today, a new wrinkle: cannot advance to next game. Everything is frozen—except clever WWF admins—the incessant interruptions to buy more stuff. Ugh. There’s a limit. Today might be mine. Signed, A longtime player.
Is this a matchmaking site?
by Kp1884 on 2019/11/30 12:06
What is going on? Every day I am invited to play by new people who think this is a dating site. Currently I’m in the middle of 4 games with people who joined within the last month that want to know all of my personal information. At first I was deleting the games, then I got nasty with people, now I’m playing along with fake info to see what they want. I still haven’t figured it out. Once they end the games they block me so the existence of the game is deleted. Please figure this out! Give us a way to report players who have something other than the game in mind!
Changes in App and now it freezes
by cyoakum on 2019/11/30 02:21
Changes in this app now causes it to freeze. I can no longer rotate my iPad screen I cannot see a full screen of each board anymore. Ads are still on the other screen rotation so all ads are now viewed sideways then at the end of the ad the app freezes. Then I have to exit the app and go back in to continue to play. I once loved this but the changes have caused too many problems to continue playing it.
Freeze
by olean14 on 2019/11/29 14:13
This is a great game except that it freezes on a regular basis. Sometimes it will stay frozen and there is no other choice than to reboot the phone. This is the only app that I have that freezes like this. Thank you.
Words ...the healthy addiction
by MesMots on 2019/11/29 13:14
Great brain exerciser. Good way to stay in touch with family. Ads annoying and geared to kids. Please spare us. Please return to the original game!!!
Childish
by Ifmdalvey on 2019/11/29 13:04
Used to be good but it’s been overtaken with colored boxes being awarded , the game has become so slowed down with awards and simplistic challenges. I think it’s been aimed at five year old. Don’t get me started about made up words that even the game makers can provide no definition of. If there is NO definition it isn’t a word, start using a dictionary and weed out those stupid letter combinations. A great game that is now completely spoiled.
Notification
by Chggvffdtyjcfhb on 2019/11/29 04:06
I enabled notifications and I do not get them when my friends take their turn please fix or I am calling my layer I paid for this game if you are going to change things for more money I WILL HAVE THIS APP REMOVED FROM THE APP STORE. I DO HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS.
Lightning Round
by Inezine on 2019/11/28 03:17
Stopped keeping score. I have deleted App and reloaded, but still not scoring.
Keeps going sideways
by Eggy J on 2019/11/28 02:32
On my iPad Pro, it opens sideways with no games. I have to delete the app and upload each time I reopen the app
Practice Rounds
by Adi's Gramma on 2019/11/28 02:06
I was playing practice rounds and really enjoying them but when I got a new phone, it transferred my recent history (real people games). But now I can’t find how to play practice rounds again?
Crap!
by refd1701 on 2019/11/27 21:27
Used to be fun, my favorite game. BUT since adding the ability to change the look of the tiles, I’m quitting. I find it distracting and confusing. NOT fun anymore.
“Unable to open reward boxes”
by SWAWAS on 2019/11/27 17:43
I have two days’ worth of reward boxes that can’t open. I don’t want to lose these prizes.
Tereasa
by tereasa a on 2019/11/27 17:31
I haven’t been able to open my reward boxes.
App on blink. Fix it.
by Creat nick on 2019/11/27 15:48
What TF is your clue answer TFW? A new word you made? Has come up twice. You new update needs to be fixed. Don’t you check up dates b4 you unleash them? You app is still broken. Why don’t you check it? And fix it. App is broken. Keeps saying turn off and then try again. No prizes can be opened. I have nine lined up. Please try to fix app. Happy Thanksgiving.
Dissatisfied
by 57mike on 2019/11/27 15:33
All I want is to play the game as it was originally. Why do we have to play with all the stupid colored tiles. I’m a senior and the colored tiles are a big distraction. I can’t easily scan the board for a good play, it breaks up the board and forces you look over and over and over to find was could have been easy to see. I’ve been playing since 2010 and hate to say it but I’ve had enough. Your goofy additions have caused my to quit WWF.
Mystery Boxes Remain Closed
by Red&wizard on 2019/11/27 14:52
I cannot open any of my mystery boxes.
Problems
by Nucklehead2 on 2019/11/27 12:19
I’ve payed for more years then I want to admit to. There are many times when the awards hang up. Please fix the problems.
Great fun but...
by Grand4971 on 2019/11/27 03:48
Can’t open reward boxes😭😭😭
Issues w claiming mystery boxes
by tbikes1 on 2019/11/27 03:15
Great app... but issues with claiming mystery boxes. Prompt says “unable to open the mystery box at the moment.” “Please close the app and re-open it to try again”. Has been like this all day. My friends are having issues as well. But this has only been happening today.
Not usable on older phones
by arthur.mclean on 2019/11/27 02:50
New tile colors are terrible. Extremely distracting and hard to read. Animations between games freeze the phone, sometimes needing to kill the app to get it going again. I wish the app would respect the phone settings and turn this crap off.
Overall
by befairnow on 2019/11/26 22:28
I do like it but lately I haven’t been able to permanently clean out old games and now the bonus packages won’t open. It just keeps telling me to reopen the app. I have done that about 100 times. Good luck:)
Cannot claim rewards
by MrsL31747 on 2019/11/26 17:06
When I tap to claim the rewards, it says cannot do it now, Close app and try again. I have done that several times and still can’t claim my rewards.
Chat problem
by Wslt's granny on 2019/11/26 13:21
Love the game but not happy that I have difficulty with chat feature. The screen keeps jumping as try to type message.
Love playing, but too many weird presents pop up
by Zip Guru on 2019/11/26 06:02
I like playing this game, but it’s always interrupting my play to say something to me that’s supposed to encourage me, but it’s too weird. I don’t care if I used all the letters in a word they challenged me to use the letters of... I just want to play scrabble. All these presents arrive on the screen, and you CANT go back to playing till it’s done doing whatever it’s supposed to do. Kind of annoying. But it’s a great game, ( well done app, ) and fun to play with friends.
WWF
by kitchenstink on 2019/11/26 05:47
I want the old WWF back. I don’t want all those badges etc. I want to play without interruption. I paid for no ads and I don’t have them but this other stuff is just as bad.
What happened
by mellhg on 2019/11/26 01:23
Did an update change the entire screen? Now I can’t play game unless I turn my iPad sideways and half my screen is ads and game junk that I don’t care anything about?? Can no longer get the game on full screen. What the heck?
Stop the ADS😂!
by gorillagran on 2019/11/25 15:22
Too many Ads! I deleted my game after many years of fun playing with Friends. I’ve just reinstalled it....let’s see if it’s any better now! I hated the overly long waits while changing turns as well...... After a 1 month hiatus, deleting and reinstalling the WWF App, I returned to play and found the game delays WORSE than ever! Clearly, with so many other unhappy users ( see other negative reviews), there needs to be a CHANGE! I’ve just deleted for the second time. It’s MY time you are wasting!
App stuck in landscape mode
by TNWendy49 on 2019/11/25 06:39
Developers. Please debug this app. Since 11/23/2019, it has been stuck in landscape mode and is virtually unplayable.
Ms. Weaver
by teresaatthelake on 2019/11/25 03:58
My favorite game until the last update. Now I the screen does not rotate so you can only play horizontal screen. I do not like the settings.
WTH?
by soyoudontwantmycomment on 2019/11/25 00:39
It’s very frustrating when WWF plays a“Valid word but there is no definition.” But rejects common words that are actually in google.
Get rid of Rewards!
by Frandelia on 2019/11/24 23:11
This is a great game except for rewards which pop up constantly. They need to be optional. They are silly and irrelevant. I hate them
Why did you break the game?
by DirtFarmer1 on 2019/11/24 18:40
You keep adding more and more nonsense to the game. It doesn’t make it any better. Now it can only be played in vertical mode. Just stop fixing what’s not broke.
Hate the updates
by FlickU on 2019/11/24 17:19
I don’t WANT colored tiles and bonus word junk. Hate what you’ve done to the game I enjoyed for years.
Dumb game
by sumb app on 2019/11/24 17:07
This app has gotten dumb. It’s so annoying that these stupid congratulations and awards pop up. Can we just play the game and move on?!?!
Latest version ruined it
by Jayzee1567 on 2019/11/24 07:57
After downloading the latest update, the app keeps locking in landscape mode even with rotation lock on portrait, requiring a reinstall.
PLEASE offer a classic old-style version!!
by jmishriki on 2019/11/24 04:02
Updated review- HATE hate hate what has happened to this game. First it was ruined by childish rewards and now I am forced to hold my iPad horizontally. Every update makes it worse. Time to look for anther Scrabbke game. I have played Words with Friends every day for many years. When the new version came out with all the new bells and whistles, I tried to avoid updating. Then, a few days ago, I opened it up and my favorite game was gone. I absolutely hate this version. Zynga, please offer a classic version for those of us who want to stay true to the word game experience and it’s challenges or I will be looking for another app.
Not fun
by cgray74 on 2019/11/23 20:55
Used to be fun but no more 1. The number of ads are ridiculous 2. I did not sign up for the stupid side games. I’m referring to the “congratulations” you played 3 words or whatever. The random achievement levels. 3. There is only 1 person I Want to play but I keep getting random requests from people I don’t know. I have disabled this functionality yet I still get requests. Some people may enjoy these added features but for those that don’t want them there should be a way to disable.
Landscape mode
by Starr100000 on 2019/11/23 17:11
Suddenly the only way I can play is with my iPad in landscape mode. Also, it doesn’t allow me to see or answer friends messages. I tried powering down and it didn’t help. What’s the deal?
Too much clutter
by S/V Southern Girl on 2019/11/23 14:43
In brief: - The new view is terrible. Get rid of the clutter. - Constantly rotating alternative game ads (more clutter) makes them irritating, not enticing. - The “Word of the Day” has no value. (“Cashew”? Really?) More clutter. - The chat window is now blank when opened. Even newly received messages do not appear. Chat history only appears AFTER sending a new message.
13.51
by Precious1219 on 2019/11/23 12:13
My iPad updated to version 13.51, now only have landscape view with dictionary on right side and cannot access messaging with friends.
Problems
by mamwinters on 2019/11/23 12:07
Stuck in Landscape and cannot chat with friends...this happened with the last “bug fixes”...not happy
What’s with the new changes
by larsenkl on 2019/11/23 03:03
Go back to the way it was. Can only play horizontal 👎👎👎
Change for the worse
by chchlou on 2019/11/23 01:44
I’ve been playing WWF for years. It’s the way I wind down every day &amp; I love it. However tonight the screen changed &amp; locked in the landscape position so that the board is no longer full screen. I haven’t found a way to change it back. Can’t play this way, done with this game.
Terrible update
by yeahbeans on 2019/11/23 00:52
So we lost the ability to play in portrait mode in a he latest update. More distracting junk on the screen and the board is smaller. More of a downgrade. Also agree that all these achievement awards are annoying. How much can I pay to eliminate the crap?
More changes?????
by ziarae on 2019/11/22 22:06
Now I can only play horizontally.....hate it!
Junked it up, you have Zynga
by Cantwait246 on 2019/11/22 17:50
I cannot stand the new improved version, I could care less about &#34;my progress&#34; and I don&#39;t want to play the cartoon characters. The latest imposition; landscape/horizontal veiw only. Leave it alone already!
Love except for one thing
by jannyyo on 2019/11/22 16:22
Love Words, except... It makes me crazy that I can’t use hindsight with the automated characters. Why can’t I know what word I should have played after the fact? Sigh...,
In love with this game, the most fun game in the internet!
by Hygenius99 on 2019/11/22 16:20
I play words with friends because I love it and help me to relax after a long day at work. 😘
Great
by Bigdog. on 2019/11/22 14:10
Fix the reminder numbers at the friends icon it stays on even after you look at the friends
frustration
by sk4349 on 2019/11/22 06:34
I paid for an add free game, when I got a new phone and downloaded from the cloud my game was gone. I have been trying for three days to find it to no avail! so upset..
Fun, but...
by Grammar John on 2019/11/21 14:08
This is not even close to what Scrabble is. Abbreviations are allowed, foreign (not English) words are allowed, and getting a “bonus” for playing on two bonus tiles (which only takes a 3-letter word) is ridiculous. But I have been playing with several people that were random match-ups for well over five years and have become pretty close friends with most of them.
Ruined by Ads and non-sense rewards
by David Paul David on 2019/11/21 01:37
This is a good game and fun to play when it works. There are so many ads that the application is constantly running slowly, locking up, and stuttering that it is so frustrating that it takes all the joy out of the game. On screen ads combined with ads between each move are very annoying even when they are passive ones that can be closed quickly. Other ads take 30 seconds or more. Ads interrupt the end of the game, too, when you should be getting your prize or just seeing the results of the game. I often have to restart the game and wait 10-15 seconds for the ads to appear on the screen before I can see who won or what the next move is. Touching on buttons to see the results or the prizes or to take any action is an exercise in frustration waiting for the application to respond if it does. I often have to relaunch multiple times to get it to work. Glitches often result in a loss of prizes with error messages appearing with no way to get the prize back. The reward system of color tiles, ink, or whatever are pointless. The addition of daily awards for logging in are minimal such as 1 or 2 coins and the occasional extra function like seeing where you place tiles but just one of those is Awarded every 30 days or so and then it resets. There’s no long term loyalty rewards. All in all, the game continues to increase in its problems detracting from the fun of playing. This will be the third time I’ve deleted it for a few months hoping improvements will be made and while some are made in between times, overall the results continue to be the same problems listed here. And this is just the highlight reel of problems. For me, After three times of giving the company a chance to fix the ongoing issues, me coming back is highly unlikely.
Zoom
by True_80 on 2019/11/19 04:52
Love the game but a small complaint. If I drop a tile. I don’t want it to zoom automatically. I want to see the whole board unless I decide to zoom in. Please make an on off switch for this. 5 stars after!
Don’t ever buy coins!
by Rjhseven on 2019/11/18 15:44
I did this week and I had 4 reward boxes. Usually get a couple of swaps and coins. Today I got teal blue tile. Whoopey do!!!!!!
Sketchy
by phylis distiller on 2019/11/17 19:06
When signing up, it asked if I’d like to sign is with Facebook or an email address. I chose email. Then once I made an account it asked if I’d like to connect it to my Facebook account. I said no. So, after 2 times intentionally refusing to connect this app to my Facebook, my Facebook profile picture shows up as my profile picture on words with friends. So I didn’t want to connect to Facebook but it did anyway.
Update dictionary
by Nikkitosh on 2019/11/17 17:42
Please update words and dictionary.... for example: CANT play “guilt” “vaped” CAN play “quinic” BUT won’t give definition which is Quinic acid is a cyclitol, a cyclic polyol, and a cyclohexanecarboxylic acid. It is a colorless solid that can be extracted from plant sources. Quinicacid is implicated in the perceived acidity of coffee.
Poor customer service
by MicHopper on 2019/11/16 18:02
After a game had frozen for no reason, I contacted customer support &amp; provided screenshots as requested. After a week of not being able to play or resign the game, they finally deleted the wrong game on my board, leaving the frozen one still broken. No stars for poor CS experience. Good luck!!
Never wrote a review before
by Redhead1974573542 on 2019/11/16 12:42
I hate the rewards. Could you please add a way to opt out of them? This game used to be the best ... but no longer.
Game is great but experience is horrible
by alohaguy on 2019/11/15 18:09
The game itself is great (basically the beloved scrabble game) but the company has managed to make it an incredibly annoying experience. My #1 complaint is that even though I have opted out I still get new games being started with random people. I DONT WANT THAT but I cant seem to turn it off. There are other “enhancements “ that are irritating but none as bad as #1.
Ruined a great thing
by Rarelygivereviews75 on 2019/11/15 11:09
I’ve been playing words for many years. I cannot stand the new features you have added to this game. Why would I care about a word of the day? Why would I care about making my tiles a different color? Why would I care about playing all the letters? Why would I care about a map of levels? I wouldn’t. Completely annoying to have all of these pop-ups and boxes while playing scrabble. Please make it an option to turn off and fire your design team.
Solo challenges fixed
by farpoo on 2019/11/14 03:09
I love the game, but the solo challenges are fixed. When it’s your turn to play against the computer you either get vowels or J,X,Q. After you have to “give in “ once or twice then you win. What a rip!!!
Great Game
by gjvdrg on 2019/11/12 23:42
I love words so this is a great game for me. It’s great that you can tap on the word and get the definition. I am definitely increasing my vocabulary. I just wish we were allowed to accumulate more chips. The power ups are so helpful. You can purchase them, but I’m not working now so 🤷🏽‍♀️, I’ll play without the extra help. The only thing I don’t like is that a lot of people use this as a dating or possibly scam site. All the men claim to be widowers looking for a nice woman. Fortunately chatting is optional. A lot of people stop playing the game if they’re losing, so there should be an automatic resign after ten days. I end up having to block them to end the game. This isn’t fair to people who have worked hard to win.
Switcheroo
by yellowbugnana on 2019/03/14 21:37
Years ago I paid for the ad free/contest free version of wwf because all I want to do is play the game. You added these so called ‘enhancements’ without asking for my permission. I am so sick of playing a word and then having to wait for all the stupid ‘congratulations, you’ve made the word of the day’ or ‘your new word of the day is...’, which actually turns out to be the word of the hour when I play multiple games a day. I want you to remove all the extraneous junk from my games please. What I paid for is the game, not all the dumb congrats boxes and awards. From reading other reviews, I am one of probably thousands of others who are not happy with your so-called improvements. It seems to me that either you remove the ads and silly boxes of awards, congrats, and other things we didn’t pay for or we are all owed our money back. Of the 2 choices, I prefer you remove the junk so that I can play wwf without interruption. I’m giving the game itself 4 stars because by itself, it’s almost a perfect game. Thank you.
Used to be fun but now it’s cluttered
by SG45. on 2019/09/14 15:26
WWF used to be really fun because of the simplicity of playing with friends with nothing to pop up except for 5 to 10 second ads. Ever since an update a couple months ago now there are more ads that are usually 30 seconds. Not only that but they added these “improvements” and challenges that interrupt matches. I like the idea of challenges but I don’t like the fact that they are forced to be reviewed and waste a good 10 to 15 seconds of your time just so you can see you completed them. And the last thing I have to complain about is that the game has been freezing my entire phone almost every other match. This is the only app that I have that does that and I have an iPhone 8 Plus. I don’t know what you did to your game in the last update but fix it because I am tired of my phone freezing for minutes. The only reason I haven’t deleted your game is because I still want to play with friends but your latest updates are really wanting me to delete your game and never touch it again because you guys have screwed it up really badly. The fact that you’re getting two stars is just out of pity Due to the fact that the game is still fun to an extent...
The Ultimate Demise of Words with Friends
by SalMineo on 2019/04/18 23:05
Words with friends used to be fun. The online game was similar to the Scrabble game played on a board. Over the past few years it’s gone on a downhill slide. Paying players seem to be forced to a child’s version of the game (WWF 2) that dumbs down the game and causes adults to give it up. When you opt to receive the classic WWF, as I did, elements of new, dumbed down version creep into the classic version. Now because I have a new phone, the classic version seems to be unavailable to me and I must subscribe to WWF 2. I won’t do it. I will discontinue any and all WWF applications until WWF Classic is restored for those of us older than age 12. Am I alone on this? We must all tell the company that we need to be able to opt for the Classic version. If WWF continues to make it difficult to receive the unadulterated classic version, I, for one, will opt out, just as many of folks I’ve played over the years have already done.
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played &amp; enjoyed WWF for years. Along the way, I have had to lose playing time to wait out or work around many irritating “improvements”, &amp; fend off many ways to cheat. You frequently interrupt the game to say I’ve accidentally “accomplished” some pointless side goal not my own, &amp; then make it impossible to get back to the game without tapping “great” for something I despise. I feel especially jerked around by that last thing. “Great,” It is not. Just now, I got put through a new diversion involving leveling and pages. It took so long to find a way out that I began to think I had been expelled from WWF. As a final insult, to get out of its teeth, I had to tap “Great!” I value the player contacts I’ve made, and I enjoy coming up with words, so I keep playing; but is it really not possible to opt out of the irrelevant time-wasting crap? I know I am not the only adult playing this game. There are many who would welcome a clean version like you once had. Please consider it.
Great Game
by gjvdrg on 2019/11/12 23:42
I love words so this is a great game for me. It’s great that you can tap on the word and get the definition. I am definitely increasing my vocabulary. I just wish we were allowed to accumulate more chips. The power ups are so helpful. You can purchase them, but I’m not working now so 🤷🏽‍♀️, I’ll play without the extra help. The only thing I don’t like is that a lot of people use this as a dating or possibly scam site. All the men claim to be widowers looking for a nice woman. Fortunately chatting is optional. A lot of people stop playing the game if they’re losing, so there should be an automatic resign after ten days. I end up having to block them to end the game. This isn’t fair to people who have worked hard to win.
Cluttered with junk
by Jkl3341vv on 2019/08/18 19:42
I was forced into words with friends 2 several years ago by the apps constant hounding, and it gradually became overloaded with junk games within games And it slowed to a crawl as they take a minute to congratulate you for each spurious word completed, or other task completed that has nothing to do with the game. So when it was accidentally deleted, and I found I could revert to classic words with friends, I was somewhat hopeful. However I now find the classic words with friends is only marginally less cluttered with junk, and almost equally slow. Not only that. it now has a new feature. Every now and then they force you to start a game with a cartoon character. Apparently they’ve forgotten that the name of the game is words with friends and not words with artificial intelligence. I’ve managed to keep going despite all the handicaps because I do value my few long term series with some of my friends, but I honestly believe that the management of the app is now in the hands of people who don’t understand it. I gave it a one only because apparently you can’t give it a minus 1.
Words with friends
by sjsjdkdjnhyh on 2019/04/28 02:56
The game is fun. BUT the upgrade wrecked it!!! Couldn’t play on my I5S anymore. Started playing on Kindle but games disappear... they go to the versions that can only be played in newer versions of IPhone which means to keep playing the game I have to play on the IPhone which version is now full of a bunch of time wasting junk!!!!!! As if the advertisements aren’t bad enough no there is a load of extra unwanted time wasting junk you can’t op out of!!!!! So friends I’ve been playing for many years I can only play on IPhone version. other friends I can start and back and forth on Kindle maybe a dozen turns and then the game disappears!!!! So trying to play only on Kindle only works for some friends and not others. You’d think there would be a higher level of sophistication and security to prevent cross contamination between Kindle and the phone versions.. unless they planned it? I really just want to play on Kindle the classic game... I hope they resolve this problem ASAP or I might have to see if regular scrabble is as good or better than words with friends.😥
Never have problems
by Amybtru on 2017/11/05 16:14
For the most part I never have any technical issues with this game! I enjoy it and play everyday. I do wish there was a way to get a full premium version with no ads. I generally would never pay for something to get rid of ads but I would for this game because I play it so much and get annoyed that a ad or video ad takes over entire screen after EVERY move! I think it is too much! Also include some of the word meters and other game helpers and I would pay. One thing that will forever bother me is scoring less for long words than many two letter words on a TW DW TL etc. it is not easy to create long words that fit somewhere in this game but to only get 8 or 9 points is so stupid IMO. Overall love the game! Updated Sunday November 5th. Got a new iPhone 8+ upgrade went to re-download I see a words with friends classic and words with friends I download them both looking for the hindsight and the swap and I don’t see them on either game I’m wondering where everything went and what’s going on don’t ruin this game for us!!!!!
Discrepancies.....
by Memram1 on 2019/11/02 12:16
There are two things that I find truly frustrating. The first is that there are special “Words with Friends Words” that offer absolutely no definition, and don’t exist if you look them up anywhere else. Often times these words consist of obscure letters that people are desperately trying to put together and somehow it makes a “word” that’s acceptable to the game and often gives great points, because the letters are automatically worth more, being more difficult to use. How is this considered fair and not cheating? The second is that I may have a few letters left that I can use to score more points, but all of a sudden the game ends and somehow I lose, regardless of being ahead literally the entire game? If I have tiles to play that can make words and score more points, how does the game just end? If allowed to play the remaining tiles I would easily win. Again, how is this considered fair and not cheating? This is extremely frustrating and doesn’t motivate me to play.
All the enhancements stink!
by MrOben on 2019/04/01 23:31
I have played words with friends for years. They have added a bunch of stuff that I don’t care a toot about. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve accidentally hit “play word” when I didn’t want to play the word. They used to have a failsafe “do you want to play that word”? They don’t have that anymore. They keep pushing me into other games. It used to be that when you saw “next game” and tapped it, you’d go to another game you were playing. Now it doesn’t mean you have another game to play, it can mean that they’ve paired you up with a stranger or a computer and it starts a game that you have to resign to get it off your screen. They have added badges or some sort of perk that you have to watch for no reason because you played some specific letters—like you play letters for them? I play letters for points and to win the game. Not because they want me to play all the letters in “tulip” or some other word they choose. I have been thinking about quitting altogether because of gobs of stuff I don’t want.
SusanneT
by sstyree on 2018/03/24 14:30
I have played this game for years and basically enjoyed it, but recently in the last week or so it has become an annoying game. Twice now I have been invited to play and had to make sure I wasn&#39;t sitting on a bar stool. They strike up a conversation with come-on lines and flattery. They ask how I&#39;m doing, then comes all the personal questions. This morning was the last straw, the so-called player completely disappeared from the game after I bombarded them with a whole list of personal questions that I feel are nothing but bs. I even asked them if they were a Russian troll. I checked all the active games and completed games I&#39;ve played and the player who said he was Charles Bernard was nowhere to be found. I think you need to find out what is going on. I&#39;m beginning to think the game is now a vehicle for hackers. I may not be coming back to it once my active games are completed. I don&#39;t need this grief.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
Complaint
by Redhead4846 on 2018/07/17 13:23
Warning. There is a picture of a nice looking man on words with friend nan vicent pagilinan. He is a scam. He stalks women he is using this name and pix and it’s not him. The phone number he is using is from Texas I used a anywho and paid for a search. Nothing came up then I used another site to find people I am a paralegal and know where to look. Words needs to block him from this game. There is a guy on Facebook with the name Vincent pangilinan by did not want to send him message. But women watch out this is happening on a lot of games you play with real people. He deleted me and resigned games with me lol he knew with questions I ask he ha been found out. He had at least 5 flags beside his name now he has none. So he changed some things he is axed out on playing so know he is at it again
Added ‘play features’ ruining game
by Jim Kayz on 2019/08/18 21:02
I have really enjoyed playing the (paid version) classic words with friends for years. However, you have added a bunch of extraneous junk to it, slowing the games down with pop up garbage, magic boxes or what ever all those treasure chest things are....it’s all very annoying! It all slows the play of the game. If those added ‘play’ features were on the game previously, I would not have bought it. I have written to you via email asking how i can remove them. I never received a response. Please get rid of all that extra stuff...it’s ruining your otherwise great game, at the very least, allow users to opt out of them! UPDATE: nothing has changed. Developers don’t care about the feedback. They even added more junk to it. I have been playing this game since 2011. I am no longer going to play. It’s still slow &amp; jammed with play features I can’t get rid of. Not what I purchased. Junk game. If you are looking for a good word game, similar to scrabble...keep looking.
Needs work
by Skyline1904 on 2018/08/17 23:05
This particular Words with Friends app needs to repair some software issues. Let me point out the obvious first. There is always an ad that pops up after every word submission, but no payment option to remove ads. As for the software side, the ads appear to be rushed when it was installed to the program. It never streams well, and half the time the ad does not auto adjust to your screen size. So when the short ad is complete, you can’t close it out. My app has crashed multiple times during an ad, and during gameplay. If it doesn’t crash, my screen will freeze. On average, I play around 1-2 hours per day. During those times, I would have to shut the app down to reset it. And this happens averagely 3 times within 2 hours. Just for the record, my iPhone has a 128gb memory, and nearly half of that is available. And all updates are current. So if you’re reading this, there are plenty of other apps to choose from.
Annoying things about WWF
by CaptainEville on 2019/08/08 22:20
UPDATE: deleted. An ad after every play now. I mostly play practice games against the computer. Suddenly, since the last bug fix, my practice games keep freezing with the message &#34;oops, something went wrong&#34; and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such &#34;stuck&#34; games it says i have hit my limit of practice games. Please fix this. Also, i agree with the other player who said they hate all this extra junk of achieving levels and accomplishments and not being able to opt out. Please go back to the way it used to be when we could just play a game unmolested by all that unnecessary nonsense. Please get your rules for valid words in order. For example, sometimes abbreviations are valid, sometimes they are not. This is probably why &#34;real&#34; scrabble doesn&#39;t allow any, because they are too numerous. And it’s not just abbreviations that are problematic. You need a better dictionary. And finally, get your search functionality aligned with your valid word list. I&#39;ve had two frustrating experiences. First, i put a word in search and it came back with a definition yet when i tried to play it the games told me it was invalid. Second, when &#34;practice&#34; played a word i didn&#39;t recognize (and no definition was displayed) i put it into the search only to be told the word was invalid. Cheat much?
Extra features unneeded and annoying
by colinjax on 2019/02/21 08:46
I just want to play the barebones version of this game, but it’s no longer possible. The fact that there is not even an option to stop animations from playing every time I play all the letters in the word of the day, or whatever the hell it is, shows that the developers have no regard for longtime players. Multiple comments to this effect have been ignored, as I’m sure mine will be, or met with a response about disabling notifications (which is not the same thing and does not prevent me from losing fifteen seconds of my life when I happen to play all the letters in HEART close to Valentine’s Day or some other cutesy gimmick). My patience is growing thin. I always liked this game for whiling away spare moments or quick breaks from work, but the add-ons are unneeded bloat and make my blood boil. If some players want them, fine — but give us the option to turn them off if we don’t.
Getting worse instead of better
by iShubes on 2017/10/29 22:52
I had never used any of the &#34;add-ons&#34; (i.e. Word Radar, Hindsight, et al) until several of my opponents (against whom I had a regular winning percentage) started getting too tough for me. I finally mentioned to one of those friends that I had given up starting new games because, &#34;I don&#39;t know what happened but you just got too good; I can&#39;t win anymore.&#34; He laughingly told me about using these add-ons, and sure enough: as other reviews have pointed out, it&#39;s just made the game too easy. The add-O&#39;s haven&#39;t &#34;leveled the playing field&#34;; they&#39;ve tilted it in favor of lazy people who are only interested in winning, not improving their vocabulary. They should give us the option to play/decline games based on whether an opponent utilizes these CHEATS, because that&#39;s what they are. The game is no longer fun, because it&#39;s no longer a challenge. It&#39;s a cheat.
Every Update Gets Slower and More Frustrating
by RichKnox51 on 2019/09/13 11:27
I used to enjoy playing this app. But the developers have added so many gimmicks the program has to stop and think about that every time I submit a word that there is a pause of 10 to 20 sec. As of the last update the moves from the other players don’t show up immediately either. Even when I am trying to move letters to create a word there is often a pause of a few seconds before the letter will move. I enjoyed the app much more when it was a straight forward exercise of vocabulary and logic without “prizes” and gimmicks giving extra advantages to a player. If the performance and complexity of what was a very responsive and simple app gets any worse it will be unusable. I am about ready to remove it from my iPad.
Used to be the perfect game
by kwhhhhhhh on 2019/10/13 14:05
All the extras they put in the app in the form of challenges within the game, and the congratulating me for using a letter of a word of their challenge, inside the first challenge is utterly ridiculous. I don’t play the game nearly as often, because when that noise comes up and interrupts my game i just close the app. I used to play it all throughout the day with multiple players of my choice. Not anymore. If you think people like all the extra garbage, then create another words with friend app for it all. Those who appreciate the simple perfection of your original game design can stick with it. You will be surprised and how many stick with the original. Zynga has completely lost sight in their little design room of what the user actually uses and likes.
Used to be good, but not so much now
by Anonymous 37 on 2017/09/27 21:57
For the past several weeks, my app has been notifying me of games and of people nudging me to play, and the badge icon will show several notifications. When I open the app, however, it doesn&#39;t list any games as my move for which I had been notified. Just today, it completely deleted a game I had going with someone—it doesn&#39;t show up anywhere on my app nor is there any history I ever had a game with that person or had been friends with them. They could still see the game on their end, though. This is so frustrating, as the app is resigning me from games because I haven&#39;t played in so many days, but the app itself will not show the games properly on my end and allow me to play. @ Zynga: FIX THIS.
Don’t like all the awards, etc.
by PPWilk on 2019/04/29 14:47
I play WWF on a daily basis. This is how my sister and I stay in touch. However, we don’t like all the coins and awards and wish all the BS would go away. What happened to just the plain old game? I know that some people adore all the added competition but we just want a plain old game, like in the beginning. We have been playing for several years and get tired of all the new “stuff” added. We don’t think that it is improving the game at all! Also, the allowed words get more ridiculous each day. Please design the game as plain and simple WWF and use the English dictionary. Some of the words allowed are unbelievable and the sentences used in the definitions are preposterous! Thanks for allowing me to vent, just wish it would create some action!
Worst advancements of all times.
by 30540sharons on 2019/07/09 08:41
I used to enjoy WWF. I paid for the no ad version for a reason. I don’t want intrusions while I’m conjuring up a move with very competitive friends. The game has evolved to the point of being a juvenile , in-your-face, game that screams,” look at me” every chance it gets. I don’t want to buy coins; I don’t want to be exempt from certain rules, via point accumulation; I don’t want to be asked to play other people. I especially don’t want to be interrupted after a move and told how wonderful I am. I don’t want to be forced to play for certain predetermined goals I. The insensitivity of developers to the extremely frustrating interruptions as I complete one move and am stalled from jumping to another WWF game when playing multiple games, is mind-boggling. You would think that when you turn the options off in settings that they would all go off but they do not. And some are not even options to turn off. This is not the game we bought years ago. My friends and I ought to be refunded. The rating is average, with the highest points for the essential game and the lowest for the extraneous baggage that the game brings along.
OFFER A PAID OPTION!
by GarvPres on 2017/10/29 21:14
I have had ongoing games with my daughter for years. When I upgraded my IPhone this time, I had to reload the app and lost the games we were playing. I could live with that. However, I had the paid version without advertising. Now, after every entry for the 4 games we have, I have to wait while you try to sell me another game that I am NOT going to download. This greatly diminishes the flow and enjoyment of the game. You have made enjoyment into a chore after each entry. I will gladly pay for an ad-free option. That, or we’ll delete the game and find another... making a point not to be one of your’s. Rating has gone from 4-5 stars to 2 stars and dropping!
It WAS just the best
by lindyadam on 2018/06/19 10:06
down below read my review of time past. the latest update has shredded this app. now there are pop ups, suggestions for rules changes, (changing letters but not losing a turn) hints...changes and distorts the game. for heavens sake, do not frack up this app any more. P.S. now it freezes the game after every move, cannot move to the next game. so dissapointing. dont make this into a horrible boggle type platform. pleased with words...it is not junked with pop ups, nonsense interruptions...it has nice communication aspect, i have made nice friends playing the game. very happy with it. can check on statistics, and i like that as well. good job guys. 👍🙂
What happened to this great game?
by Sonomarina on 2019/01/20 05:41
I have played daily for years. Since the revamp, I find the game environment to be quite childish with its elves and other silly characters. I love the solo challenge but I have stop playing because I can’t stand the juvenile “solo challengers” with ridiculous names and childish cartoon faces. I would pay extra to have a game without all the babyish add on’s that have recently appeared. Next, like some other female players, I have also suddenly been barraged by creeps asking me personal questions and commenting on my appearance, even asking where I live. I don’t know how you started attracting this new crowd of inappropriate males, but I hope you figure out how to get rid of them.
What’s Going On?
by Ms No tell in NY on 2018/06/16 23:11
I recently read a review from a woman who is complaining that this game is becoming like sitting on a barstool. I agree totally with her. Lately the same thing has been happening to me and it is quite annoying. I enjoy playing this game and do not wish to be bombarded with questions about my personal life. I feel like it’s now become a dating service and it’s annoying and I was hoping that you could get to the bottom of it as soon as possible. When she told him that you are married they disappear. So maybe all of us married ladies should just write married in parentheses next to our names so they don’t bother us LOL
Bad Ads oh nothing but ADS
by Annoyed like others on 2018/06/16 13:31
Love the game. But since the last update the ads are getting very annoying. Locks up and I have to close the app and reopen it just to get another AD thrown in my face. What a way to push ADS at you. Just about done with this game even though I have been playing it for 10 years back when it was simple with no ADS. I don&#39;t need all these pop ups either oh your word gave you 30+ points; I knew that, that’s why I played the word. What is with the points? So I can see where I can play or for your computer to tell we what words I can play and where what fun is that. It’s like cheating if you always have a computer giving you the best words to play. Ok I can go on and on but I will stop with this, you folks have ruined a good game by trying to hard to make it better and adding sooooo many bells and whistles.
Bring back the original WWFs!
by Suebeecat on 2018/10/25 21:44
I&#39;ve been playing WWF for years. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was playing the original version. I accidentally upgraded the game a couple of weeks ago and am very disappointed with it. I still try to play like the original by not using any of the &#34;upgrades&#34;. I feel like it&#39;s cheating. When I swap, I don&#39;t take a turn because that was how the original game did it. I don&#39;t care about using all the letters in the word of week or whatever, I don&#39;t care how many points someone else made off the same word I played - what is the sense in that?? I don&#39;t care about earning badges. I don&#39;t care about &#34;hindsight&#34;. Enough already! I wish the developers of the game would give us the option to choose which version we want to play. I don&#39;t like all the new bells and whistles!! You&#39;ve ruined a good game. ☹️
Swap Plus Scam!
by Dejalen1 on 2019/11/09 12:36
I have been playing WWF for years and have always loved the game. Recently you introduced a new option called Swap + which allows you to swap letters without missing a turn. You initially offered this as a free trial and of course I, like others, used it to swap out letters that were not ideal as part of my strategic moves. Then, the trial ended and that’s when the shenanigans (on your part) began! After the end of the free trial, all of a sudden, all the letters I receive are equivalent to one point! I’m not talking one or two, but ALL SEVEN of them! This is mysteriously happening in each and every game I play! You are NOT fooling me! This is obviously built in as an algorithm for all of us who took advantage of your free trial to encourage us to now PAY to swap out our low tiles! What a SCAM move!! If it continues, I will be deleting the app because I refused to be manipulated by you!
Ridiculous ads do not download
by 10larrie on 2018/12/03 12:49
paying 9.99 a month to remove ads is absolutely ridiculous you are charging the same price as Netflix for one game to be ad free I have played this game for years and years and my loyalty is rewarded by a slap in the face my biggest regret in playing this is not paying the $2.99 on this account for ad free that’s a reasonable price for an ad free experience I will pay for an ad blocker so you see no money not for a premium version not for ads nothing because you are a ridiculous company you are driving so many users away with this ad laden experience I hope your shareholders recognize the sheer incompetency in this active decision to have no regard for your profit base, your players. You should grandfather in players who have played since before this change to be able to pay the 2.99 price for no ads.
Lost it’s fun factor🤬
by Laterkater on 2018/10/19 18:22
I agree with the Review that “teachinAK” left —I agree with everything they said -it’s no fun anymore I don’t care who had 489 points with the word that I just played!!!I don’t want to be asked a whole bunch of questions and I don’t care about winning prizes -I just want the old original game as it was -like Scrabble and fun -all you do is make me feel like crap when somebody else got 1000 points off a word I got maybe 20 points on. Stop asking me if I want to add the FB page!!! If I wanted to to that - I would have!!I put up with the other so-called better updates- but this last one makes me want to delete the game altogether. Why don’t you allow us choices on the app site to return to the one that showed what time of year it was -with Sunglasses &amp; Beach starfish- that was cute- the newest one is not cute - just obnoxious!!
Good fun but...
by cookie & coffee on 2018/06/17 02:47
This is a great game to stay connected with family. BUT I have the free version and lately the ads are fake news ads, or they force you to go to the App Store even if you hit X. News Room app makes you go through it 3 times before it returns you to the game. So annoying!!!!!!!!! And I used to have the ad free version- I changed phones, tried to log in and it would recognize me, so now I have the ad version. Love it but hate it, I already paid for no ads once. UPDATE: June 16,2018. So this app updated itself and it’s never been worse! The ads play after they’ve been closed, or it never goes to an ad, just a white screen if nothing. The only way to get rid of it is to restart the phone, every time! If this isn’t fixed soon, there’s no point to play it.
Goodbye WWF
by Sloopy123 on 2017/09/20 01:50
I’ve enjoyed playing WWF for several years. I had the original ad free version, which I was happy to pay for. I resisted upgrading time after time because I feared the ads would be awful. You stopped offering ad free versions, even with pay. Today I upgraded to IOS 11 which meant finally my old WWF app no longer worked. I downloaded the latest version of WWF, and things were just as I feared. Actually, they were WORSE than I feared. As much as I love WWF, it’s simply not worth having an ad play after every single move. It’s no longer relaxing but is in fact tortuous. And it’s. It just the ads. You’ve made the entire game obnoxiously busy busy busy. Sad day for me. I will miss WWF. And I’ve read enough of others’ reviews to know that you have had plenty of complaints, but do nothing. I have no expectations at this point.
I’m done with this App!
by Clionamac on 2019/07/08 23:10
I am beyond aggravated with this game. I used to really enjoy it until the “extras” were added which were intrusive and highly disruptive features which distracted and interrupted the game at hand at best, and at worst caused me to lose track of, and interest in, the game. My complaints at the time were rudely scoffed at and dismissed. I think my complaints are now acknowledged to be realistic. I continued to play the game because I enjoy word games, and in spite of these unwelcome features, the game itself remained intact. However over the last month I have noticed that every time I play the game (I usually have 15-20 games being played at a time) the App literally “explodes”! Is requires that it be again downloaded. It has now happened 5 days in a row, so I can no longer assume that the issue is my iPad. It has not occurred with any other App. This is too annoying for words. I’ve been loyal, I’ve paid to be ad free.... I love the game itself. I just cannot tolerate the attention seeking greediness which has lead this game to be ruined. And now unable to be played on my TV and iPad. You’ve finally done it....I am no longer downloading this App.
Slow and buggy in the past 6 months
by Mariannamouse on 2018/02/20 06:12
I love this game and some of the game play features make it better then other in this category. But it now takes about 20 seconds to load a new game; if I switch apps and and come back I have to wait sone more. Or it just shuts down and I have to reload again. Also some ads take 30 seconds to load. WhY? Who would wait 30 seconds just for an ad? Who would buy an ad that took 30 seconds just to load? I have reviewed this before and gotten a nice note telling me to go to the Help features. It’s Zynga developers who need help saving this venerable game from decline. Btw I am on an iPhone 7 and have not had performance issues with other apps.
Has lost it's charm - very annoying
by BJ-va on 2018/11/27 21:24
I have been a player for many years and really enjoyed playing with my actual friends - however this year it added very annoying features such as constantly trying to get you to play with completely unknown people or computer bots??? Who knows? It also captures your screen from time to time while you are trying to complete your waiting games and announces that you have played a word in a game the app invented- the only solution to getting out of that I have found is to turn my device off and wait several hours or more before re-entering the app. Can not find any way to stop these problems - I hope a better program comes along - if a reviewer finds one please let us all know!
Don’t understand
by CapNBear on 2018/02/22 05:59
I mean I don’t understand the direction or philosophy of the developers of Words. It’s been my most-played game on my iPad, but it wanders. I mean features are taken away, such as my ability to see what the average of my words is, or my average score. I see that you are trying different things with different variations of the game, and I’m all for that; but keep the basic/core game the same, because that will lead me and others to sample the variations. Right now, I don’t trust that the best features will continue to be available. And that leads to my mistrust of your intentions. Keep improving and experimenting with spinoffs, but, PLEASE, leave the basic game alone.
love the un-close-able ads!
by AdamiusRex on 2019/01/01 16:44
the freemium version is free so is it really a big deal that sometimes ads come up after EVERY turn that can’t be closed even when they end so you have to turn your ipad off and reboot it back up to get to your next game? of course not. But the fact that the app now has the ability (which it does use, and from complaints i see on forums other people have this problem too) to just open your app store in an attempt to get you to download another app. You close the app store and re-open this game and it immediately re-opens the app store to a DIFFERENT app to try to get you to download THAT one. It does this to you multiple times in a row. They have destroyed their own app. I will probably just delete it and stop playing. Way to ruin your own app, guys!
Cheating
by Jimmygee37 on 2019/02/13 18:22
I enjoyed this game for many years. One thing you have to be wary of, though, are the players who cheat. I enjoy pitting my knowledge of legit words with someone who does the same. I recently accepted a challenge from an unknown player with an average word score of 30 plus. She was obviously using a cheat sheet. No honest player uses four strange non-words ( with no definition) in one game. She was simply better at cheating. After a couple of games with her I understood why she has played so few games in the several years she has played. Iwould like to see the rules changed to exclude words with no definition, impose time limits on players and loss of turn if a player tries an unacceptable word. I don’t know how to prevent cheating but this would help.
Turned to Trash
by Chaoticharmony7 on 2018/02/07 09:33
Much like everything else this game has turned to absolute trash. The ads crash the app every single time. I would consider paying a reasonable fee of $9.99 or less to remove them or for a full version without ads if other improvements were made. It isn’t worth it at this point. The power ups are an absolute joke. Word games are for intelligent people. The intellectually lazy have the rest of the internet. I only play with 3 people because the cheats that have been added make the game no fun at all. I’ve always beat everyone I play in real life, usually by about double. I’m very disappointed. Few things anymore seem to be made for anyone but the instant gratification, lazy, and intellectually impaired crowd. I’ll find somewhere else to spend my time.
Impossibly annoying
by Prospero1 on 2019/02/21 19:16
It is still fin playing the game, but the company has built a superstructure of annoyances: pop ups everywhere about some invented game you’re supposed to be playing based on letters you play; which in turn supposedly offers you some kind of points somewhere; popover screens you can’t disable until they decide to dissolve themselves; constant pop ups about other friends who are playing that you might want to play with too (as if you can’t make those decisions for yourself); and on and on. I’ve been playing games with a small group of friends for a few years now, but the company is getting very close to the point where their interventions are going to outweigh the benefits.
You have interrupted a game again.
by Joan A. on 2019/07/20 01:04
I will NOT play another game until you stop insisting I click Great! before I can get to my games. I am not interested in any add-ons to the game. Please just let me play. And NOW—the stupid pop-up extra features interrupted a turn while I was putting letters on the board. I’ve complained about this a few times since you added all the crap, and now I see there are a bunch of other people who feel the way I do. Please give us an option to go back to a version of WWF before you ruined it. You are stopping my games again. Daily Goals—PLEASE let me opt out of them. I have no interest, and they are taking up time. If I could give this negative stars, I would. If I weren’t playing with so many people, I’d just delete the app. It used to be the best Scrabble-type game, and most reliable, but now it’s terrible. PLEASE let me opt out of the ridiculous extra points and “words” to “play.” I have tried just quitting out of a game to get rid of the stupid announcement that I have played two letters of the word of the day or whatever it is, but when I restart I’m still forced to tap Great! as if I agree with that nonsense. STOP.
Annoying for women
by Pretzel365 on 2019/11/03 23:31
I recommend any woman who doesn’t want to be constantly annoyed to change their user profile to “male” and their profile picture to an inanimate object. I have no interest in strange men who start games and then immediately start using the chat to call me inappropriate names and try to ask personal questions. They usually quit the game before you can report them. Scrabble is my preferred game, but more people are on Words With Friends, so it was worth downloading. The game play is fine. I’ve played against many friends and strangers who were cool. I really don’t mind the ads and pop ups... is playing the game without being propositioned at least once a day too much to ask?
Inconsistent
by Bisnan on 2019/05/20 16:10
I find it odd that sometimes a word is called valid and other times it is not. Also strange that other players can play words that are invalid according to WWF dictionary. I finally deleted the app and downloaded real Scrabble where only legitimate words can be played. WWF was ruining my Scrabble game by misleading me into thinking some letter combinations were words when they are not. Then there’s the whole issue of men chatting me up and flirting in the hopes I’ll download some app or other. I finally learned not to accept games from players with low word score averages; they were not really trying to play the game — but just using it as a route to getting people to download things and reveal personal info.
Used to Love This Game
by 54Powder on 2019/07/25 00:22
I’m so tired of these gifts and coins interrupting my games, and requiring me to hit Okay before the game continues. It’s a real nuisance. When I drag a letter to a block the screen freezes and I have to wait for it to position itself before I can keep playing. Plus if I’m playing and change screens then the entire game has to reload which sometimes takes over a minute. It does this on all devices. Don’t care to even play it anymore. The only good thing is that you can mute all the internet trolls that constantly leave messages trying to find out all about you. Going to start looking for a more interesting word game because WWF just isn’t it anymore.
Not worth it with the extra crap
by Jackmalay on 2019/06/07 19:10
The game itself would be a 5-star game. If Zynga didn’t add all the extra idiotic crap.. “Congratulations! You played one word in Words with Friends! Open this treasure chest!” It is CRAP! Slows down your games, makes the app freeze up and is completely useless. Then there’s the bots. Words with Bots. For people that don’t have friends, perhaps? Zynga, in their lack of brilliance created all this extra crap, slowing down game play, freezing up the app, and popping up extra stuff no one asked for which is worst than the ads. Don’t bother paying for this. It’s not worth the few bucks you’ll pay. Oh, and there’s no way to turn off the “extras.” Your stuck with it. Do yourself a favor and move on. *This would be a 5 star rating if i could have just the game, the ability to turn off the bots/ extras/ word of the day/ etc. and delete people I’ve played a game with but never actually met from my “friends” list. “Friend” meaning you’ve had at least one interaction with them. Bring back the original game!
What used to be a great app... millennial takeover!
by David Meier Smith on 2019/03/16 15:19
Used to be fun. I used to be able to just play words... with friends. I assume that millennials are in charge now of updates and such for this game. They think that everyone needs constant validation and trophies and awards. I just want to play the game. Even after you PAY for ad free, you’re still subjected to constant pop ups and annoyances of “daily goals” and “challenges” and treasure chests. Who actually likes or needs this? Seriously! It has nothing to do with anything. Most of the annoying options you can turn off, but the self validation ones you can’t. So... if you are a millennial... go for this! Get your trophies and awards and feel good about yourself! If you just want to play a game... GO ELSEWHERE!
Holding my games hostage
by Sophia1 on 2018/09/18 03:52
One of my biggest pet peeves with apps is when I open it to play a game and it won’t let me play until I have clicked on something I don’t want to click on. In this case, it’s the new feature with the Word Masters. It’s maybe not a huge deal, but I find it annoying to the point of just not wanting to use the app. This is the second time I have opened the app since the update and the second time it’s forced me to try one of the new “features” that I really don’t want or care about. It’s annoyed me to the point that I’m ready to delete the app and forfeit my games if it happens again. Stop forcing me to interact with the app the way you want. If the feature is that good, I will try it on my own.
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Current Version (13.51.1)
4.0
28,841 total
 5
20,974
 4
4,529
 3
1,149
 2
558
 1
1,631
Version History
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