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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.
Dumbed Down for Chuldren
by JLeeNS on 2019/08/19 09:43
WWF literally wastes my time waiting for the ridiculous awards and extraneous graphics to clear the screen. Seriously now I have to wait for the banner to announce “lead change” as if I’m too stupid to know?! Who are the developers? Is the target audience 10 year olds? I’d pay for a simple version of this game—-oh wait, I already did!
Trash
by There can only be one Chad on 2019/08/19 03:06
Absolutely garbage. Ads everywhere, loot box mechanics. Ruined a great game.
Love
by Jolenemarie3 on 2019/08/19 01:51
Two years ago I started playing this game, then had someone request a match with me. I sent a simple message and my life changed forever. Long story short, I lived in Upstate Ny, he lived in KY. We began as friends and spoke, we drove 7 hours to meet in person. I moved my life to KY. And we are now happily married. Thank you words with friends for bringing two people together! I found the man I always dreamt of! Now the rest will be history! ❤️❤️
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 & 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.
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.
You have ruined Word
by smedley0123 on 2019/08/18 18:06
All the rewards crap, and the dumbing down of this game is infuriating. If you want to target teeny boppers, fine, but let your intelligent players opt out of all the crap. Besides, the rewards animation is intrusive, and the game is now jerky and has delays and is RUINED for me.
Points?
by CMsicfan#1982 on 2019/08/18 17:44
This game won’t give Weekly Challenge rewards when you score is done. Playing another & won Flo’s challenge and I also won for weekly challenge. Why no weekly challenge award? DiShep18i look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much! Diane
Has become a nightmare to play
by xybcz on 2019/08/18 16:43
This is a great game BUT the ad stream makes it no longer enjoyable and friends who have PAID for no ads are experiencing continual problems So sad programmers greediness spoils a good game
Ruined
by SusanSiamese on 2019/08/18 10:47
Please remove the unwanted “enhancements.”
What is up with the unfair dictionary situation?
by TeaSull on 2019/08/17 23:49
There have been a lot of “improvements” to this game which I don’t particularly like, but none are as bad as the recent word update. People who have older devices and can’t upgrade to the new version are unable to play hundreds of words. I don’t want to play an unfair game. I find the tools available to help people cheat a little annoying, but this is patently unfair.
JK
by jvak1949 on 2019/08/17 18:40
Please allow me to go back to the older version of WWF. I DO NOT like the “enhancements”; rather, to me, they are distractions.
Messages
by Ultimate Spinjitzu Master on 2019/08/17 04:49
The messages between players needs to be fixed. It’ll show that I got a message but when I look, it won’t show
What did you guys do to this app? Totally ruined this app hope you are happy with yourselves!
by Climber/UltraRunnerGeek on 2019/08/17 02:44
It has so much going on that it ruins the game and makes everything take too long
Reporting button doesn’t work
by Ls400s on 2019/08/16 21:19
Lately been getting very perverted messages. Tried to report players but only getting a spinning wheel.
I paid for ad-free version and now I have ads
by HowardCho on 2019/08/15 19:45
I paid for the ad-free version. Now that purchase has been negated. I spend more time waiting for long ads to play than I do playing my turn. Waste of time.
Frustrated
by Debo Dog on 2019/08/15 19:15
I agree with Switcharoo I am ready to pull my hair out and scream at you guys!!!!!
Words with friends
by pat 107 on 2019/08/15 16:36
When starting the game phone goes blank and while playing game goes down.
Hire New Developers
by 03garden on 2019/08/15 10:39
I'm updating my review. I sent an email using the 'help' contact us option in the user game settings letting them know that I wasn't able to claim the rewards. The response was they are aware of the issue but no ETA of the fix. I certainly hope that once it's resolved we are able to claim all the rewards that are building up. *Upate··* I contacted them again to ask if we'll be able to claim all the rewards that are stacking up. They said yes, as long as they are still showing. They suggested I try WWF 2. Well, the complaints on WWF 2 are just as bad as they are for WWF, so that was kind of a dumb suggestion. The reason some people can play the word JE and score points and another player can't is because one is using Word Classic and the other player is using Word 2. And, for example, players are using different versions and they have a legitimate word. Depending on which version they use, the points for the word are different. And, if you miss a day collecting the daily bonus, you can claim it the next day , for example it's the 17th, you don't claim the bonus until the 18th. Now, because you collected the bonus a day late, the daily bonus will always be off by one day. So, in order the claim the bonus on the calendar day of the 18th, you have to wait until the 19th. And, now suddenly you can't plan ahead to see if a Word is legit..based on the bizzare dictionary WWF uses, you also don't know the point value. I wish I could get paid to do such a shoddy job. *
JE A WORD OR NOT
by Playful spirit on 2019/08/14 03:20
My husband and a friend are allowed to play two letter word"je" but will not allow me to play it! This is a real flaw and totally makes game NOT FAIR!!!
Not Happy
by gadsauntie on 2019/08/14 02:21
The app is ridiculous since the last update. Clearly the inventors of this app want their players to spend more money because some of the games take forever to win if you even win at all.
Mystery boxes
by Matt11195 on 2019/08/13 13:03
Getting old that my mystery boxes will not open. I have at least 25 boxes just sitting there. What is the point of receiving them when I can no claim a prize? After talking with support the suggestions they gave me are the basics which I already did before that. Reset phone, reinstall the app make sure newest download is on there. Well still doesn’t work, I have a feeling it’s just a way to make money. Please fix.
Too many extremely long ads
by 4AnnaNanato4 on 2019/08/12 21:44
It would be nice if I could close the ads that were of no interest to me. Instead, I have to wait while the timer runs down from 30. Never realized how long 30 seconds could be when you are bored.
Helllpp
by LacieRenea on 2019/08/11 20:37
I have tons of mystery boxes but I’m not able to collect them all or select to collect one.
Mystery boxes XX
by mystery boxes xxxxxx on 2019/08/11 15:52
Somehow with the last update I can no longer open or claim the mystery boxes. Super annoying
Slow response
by angemins on 2019/08/10 21:20
Game summaries are slow to delete sine receiving the latest update!
Help
by hayd3n 319 on 2019/08/10 20:48
I can’t receive my mystery boxes.
Ehh
by 7turtle3 on 2019/08/09 19:25
Greatly enjoy the game but it won’t let me claim my prize chests. Little disappointed in that.
Crashed big time and won’t go
by Lazalaffs on 2019/08/09 17:13
Last year I wrote: Whoops! Fix this major crash issue on iPad Today this game and WWF2 have game-stopping glitch in solo challenge where "thinking" is ongoing, prevents action and reverts back to main screen and (2) has different allowable words depending on which device you play on and (3) will not load on older IOS devices.
Constant Screen Freeze
by MissAvya on 2019/08/09 05:32
I experience a screen freeze after every play now and of course it prevents me from, earning points. I have forced quit the app, I have uninstalled and reinstalled it....same mess. I have restarted my device. No fixes. A fun game which turned to crap.
Very disappointing and frustrating
by Dithul on 2019/08/08 22:21
I have played this game for years and years, and i loved it but the new version is terrible. Im with all the others who have written bad reviews. I would not recommend this game unless you like getting frustrated.
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 "oops, something went wrong" and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such "stuck" 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 "real" scrabble doesn'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'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 "practice" played a word i didn't recognize (and no definition was displayed) i put it into the search only to be told the word was invalid. Cheat much?
Good app
by agriswell on 2019/08/08 18:30
I have had this game for about a year and it’s worked great. Recently I upgraded my phone and since I have downloaded the app to my new phone I’m unable to claim any of the prizes and they starting to pile up. Hopefully they can fix that soon.
I didn’t pay for all of the animation on this game
by Louiseshorse on 2019/08/08 12:36
I paid for this game to play ad free. However, although I still do not have ads, there is too much going on. I am not going to give players 3 extra moves, and who would do that anyways. I am so sick of opening this app, to play, and have to wait for it to give me stupid gifts. It isn’t even fun to play anymore and I’ve had some of my friends stop because of all of this. It really looks like some kind of childish game now. I’m ready to call it quits.
Bad news
by helpsmybrain on 2019/08/08 01:11
For the upteenth time my practice games have frozen ( 2 out of 3 of them). Tired of logging out, starting over, etc. Why can’t this be fixed? I like the game, but am VERY disappointed and frustrated that this problem continues.
Tile bag
by friends with dog on 2019/08/08 00:23
How do you program the tile bag to give 3 eee’s and 2 oo’s in one draw. Come on people. Show some responsibility. Address it and fix it.
Game is trash now
by JengaLoverForever on 2019/08/07 21:30
Been playing since the og wwf. Just getting the app after a while of not playing and I cannot believe how trashy it looks. I don’t know how you can take such a great game and screw it up. All we ever wanted was to play words with friends. Nobody asked for the BS that is “achievements” “boosts” and “levels”. Time to take this trash out. Give the people what they want.
I can get my bonuses
by Lavelle1370 on 2019/08/07 15:58
I click on claim prizes and and can’t click claim
Sounds won’t turn off
by Rjhseven on 2019/08/06 21:34
I play this game a lot as I wait in Doctors offices unfortunately and I have sounds turned off in WWF settings. Despite this, sounds are played after each word. And to make matters worse, I have lost quite a bit of my hearing and have the sound on my IPhone turned up to the max! Not a good combination. So I turn the sound off and often forget to turn it back on.
Can not open daily prizes.
by shelbs777777 on 2019/08/06 20:09
I have three prizes in the app that it will not let me open. Please fix bug and update.
Something went wrong
by Matthew Alderson on 2019/08/04 19:22
I often play a couple practice games along with the matches against friends. About three weeks ago I started getting a “something went wrong” message which totally locks up the game. There is no way to delete the game and continue. The only way is to delete and reload the app. Pretty frustrating!!
Exhausted
by Woofie67 on 2019/08/03 14:02
I play many word games online, and this is the worst website of all. Way too many ads that last too long. The website is constantly blacking out,so I am constantly restarting it, which often takes 45 seconds to connect. Not my device- happens on the several I own; not my connection- happens wherever I am. Very frustrating! They really need to update this site and work out the kinks, of which there are many! Woofie67
Grr
by Eva_DR on 2019/08/02 04:54
Love the game. The app keeps getting a black screen. And when that happens I have to delete the app and download it again. Very frustrating!!
Was Great. Ads and notices ruined it.
by honest down to earth truth on 2019/08/02 00:56
Zynga, do you not make enough money off the game not to shove and add in our faces every play? I used to play, stopped for a little over a year and now have to wait for ads to stop so I can play. Oh and some of those ads play music without me having a way to mute but silencing my phone.
New version is lame
by maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/08/02 00:13
Was great til the update , now there's tons of pop ups and ridiculous challenges
Where is the ad-free version I PAID FOR?
by Ns_4 on 2019/08/01 21:11
I paid for wwf pro with no ads. Where is it? Why is what I paid for gone? Annoying Ripoff. I don’t even know what is being sold with these crappy ads. Someone must be paying attention though.
Coins and such ruined game
by Buckeyekit on 2019/07/31 06:14
Used to enjoy classic version but the coins and cheats have ruined the game - slowed it down and dumbed it up!
Classic WWF’s.
by Getting older. on 2019/07/30 01:59
As much as I enjoy the game, way too much time is spent on ads, and also comments by the game makers, and waiting for the screen to unfreeze. Also lately, there are as many as 22 games showing each day that simply show up from who knows where. I would really like to be able to get rid of the ads, if nothing else. Help!!
Oops! Something went wrong. Message
by Ken007ltk on 2019/07/29 22:22
I got this message after being in a hundred point lead and I can’t get by it to continue and finish a game in which i was sure to win. Very frustrating. Fix your game or I’m done with this app.
Not my connection
by Swagz128 on 2019/07/29 15:15
Why offer the option to get more coins by viewing your ads when the majority of the time you get a message that the video is taking too long to load - why bother? Enjoy this game with my friends just not real happy about all the changes
Mapletree
by barrel of apples on 2019/07/29 14:04
I’m of the same opinion as prior reviewers re the demise of WWF. ( see Switcheroo’s review). Not what I paid for several years ago. I’m notifying my opponents, current games will be last games. Too frustrating to play and way too much time wasted. Too bad WWF soured.
Words with friends
by Pegagus9651 on 2019/07/28 00:18
I don’t like it when we are forced to do upgrades. I don’t like the new layout. Not happy with all the changes, regret updating. Actually I will probably quite playing
Board Freezes Up All The Time
by First Coaster on 2019/07/27 17:06
Now I start a game with practice mode, and after a move or two I get an error message ‘that something went wrong’ and it has stopped responding. How stupid is that, a game sets itself up, then won’t/can’t respond. Well, duh, can it get fixed? Who knows, or really, who cares?
Buggy
by Nicklenamed on 2019/07/25 22:24
Love the game concept, but there are sooo many problems w it. 1) the stupid ad audio plays right through my iPhone WHILE MUTED!! 2). the app crashes after nearly every play or two. Completely frustrating when one sits through an ad only to have it crash out before the next play. 3) the dictionary and acceptable word list is total garbage. I mean for a word game, the “list” is a total joke. 4) those freaking “rewards” are so intrusive and such a complete waste of time. STOP IT!!!
CHEATS SO YOU SPEND MONEY
by Jyerg on 2019/07/25 12:36
This game is complete BS if you play against the computer. I’m playing against a “difficult” challenger and every single round I have about 6 vowels. If I’m able to use them, they’re just replaced with more while the computer has every letter imaginable. It takes away the fun and the challenge of the game. It’s very obvious it wants you to burn through your free power ups (like free letter swaps) so you have to buy more or buy more coins. Then, you have to wait 8 hours for another turn. There’s nothing fun about it. Finishing up the game I’m in with a friend and deleting this app.
Practice Mode
by Nana to T on 2019/07/25 00:27
I play against Practice Mode. When the games are over, they will not delete! When I play Friends and the games are over, I can get them to delete. What can be done to delete the Practice Mode games?
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.
Way too many ads
by rccat1108 on 2019/07/24 22:47
Too many ads....
Pop up ads
by KJW* on 2019/07/24 17:45
I get ads on both the “Classic” version and the Words “2” version. I have deleted them both.
Ms
by Hailewatercolor on 2019/07/23 15:57
Fun game, plus I like sending little messages. Keeps me in touch with my sisters and other family who live far away--every day.Too bad Zynga added so many " prizes" and side activities that it slowed playing to a crawl. I guess the ads didn't slow it down enough, eh? Too bad.
Tricked!
by Cldtmpst on 2019/07/23 05:46
I always avoided W2 because it’s to “Convoluted”, cluttered. So I update the classic, and guess what? Sneaky b migrated W2 into Classic! I hate(can you hear me developers) this newer version!!!!!🤬 It’s obvious, the developers of this po💩 game don’t give a ...k about us. If it wasn’t for the friends I’ve made, I’d dump this ..it!
Saltpond 1
by saltpond 1 on 2019/07/22 16:21
Sick of ads and announcements. Would it help if enough of us stopped playing long enough to get their attention?
Not fair
by kristelchu on 2019/07/20 12:25
I've been playing the game for a few years but it's not fair because my opponents can play words that I can't play, for example: JA,JE,EE,TE,etc WHY?
Just stopped working
by 3xMommy on 2019/07/20 03:25
A few weeks ago, the app stopped loading. I’ve updated it twice & no difference. I get the WWF logo that fades out & then I’m stuck on a blank rainbow colored screen. Tried offloading the app, still doesn’t work. I’m afraid to delete it & lose all my data, but right now it’s useless!
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.
Good game, Bad dictionary
by eb3210 on 2019/07/19 14:26
Contractions? Shouldn't be allowed. They aren't "a word". Scrabble doesn't allow them, neither should WWF. Nor foreign language words.
Old hat
by Artwasco on 2019/07/19 02:01
Words with friends has too many ads, they are too long and the game is too slow. It crashes a lot. It’s not much fun anymore.
Get rid of the badges
by Jax2121423 on 2019/07/18 03:56
The game used to be much better, but they added in features which provide you with badges, etc. These new features have slowed the game down significantly. In between each turn you have to wait for the badges to come up and to view where you are for getting certain letters (that have nothing to do with the actual game you are playing). It is very annoying. Many people complain about these features, but the developers will not remove. This would be a five star game if you were able to disable those features.
Used to be Great! Not Anymore
by TheBridgie on 2019/07/17 12:44
WWF used to be a great game. The developers keep adding new features, and there are basic game functions that don’t work now. After reaching out to customer service numerous times, and receiving condescending responses, I have learned that this game is not worth the hassle. Time to move on!
Words w/ friends
by Dissatisfied 14 on 2019/07/17 06:57
I use the “solo” mode mostly. Never had much of a problem until recently. Word keeps crashing and when not doing that it freezes. What gives? I have an iPhone XS with IOS 12.3
OMG AMAZING
by DA_BOSS_99 on 2019/07/16 23:02
I had to give this five stars! It doesn’t lag or crash which I love about this game so that it makes me have fun with my friends
Does everything have to be political?
by Deuydali on 2019/07/16 18:07
Word of the day...why do you have to be political? Can’t anything just be? Does politics have enter every facet of life? Thanks I’ll delete this app now. It’s bad enough you have to wade through umpteen million ads now I have to be bombard by yet another political agenda via big tech.
PLEASE offer a classic old-style version!!
by jmishriki on 2019/07/16 09:33
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.
Good v.s. Bad
by ga-ga lady 💩💩💩💩💩💩😾😾💘 on 2019/07/15 21:06
I was playing a lightning round and I got more than thirty points and when I finished it said I only got ten points. And it kind of sounds messed up!!!!! But other wise a good game you can also make lots of friends!! So, that’s why I’m giving it 3 stars because half is good and the other half is bad .
Get rid of all the extra crap no one wants
by ScooterJM3 on 2019/07/15 12:31
Does Zynga bother reading the reviews? They have made this game too annoying with all the ridiculous bonuses and leveling and daily challenges that no one asked for, no one wants, and there is no way to opt out of. Either make those optional so the tweeters can still have them but the adults can just play the game they are here to play, or give us a truly clean version of the game.
Blaring audio ads every turn - even though I paid for no ads!
by M A 4 on 2019/07/15 01:40
The ads are louder than the game, making everyone around you give you death glares. Classy. This after I PAID for the ad-free version. Plus you get push-notification promos for useless dumb stuff, interrupting you while you’re not even in the app! No way to turn them off without also disabling notification when it’s your turn. What garbage this has become.
Too much fluff
by learjetguynak on 2019/07/14 19:48
Entirely too much colorful unnecessary childish fluff, foo foo and interruptions from ‘daily goals’, ‘word of the day’ and other unwanted time-wasters that we can’t turn off in settings. I just want to play the game. Seems more like a candy crush kids game rather than a word game for intelligent adults. Allow the adults to turn off the childish interruptions.
Need option in settings to turn of inane pop ups
by 1aga on 2019/07/14 12:26
These inane pop ups of achievements and challenges is maddening!! I have paid for no adds to avoid interruptions of games only to have these ridiculous pop ups! You should provide an option in settings to turn these things off.
Rubbish...
by Sod off! on 2019/07/14 12:22
A “classic” example of modern gaming companies overcomplicating and ruining a simple game. All the extra nonsense added on top is a waste of time, clutters the user experience and is just annoying. Well done, Zynga!
Get rid of stupid rewards
by skj@PDX on 2019/07/13 15:21
I’m on the verge of deleting WWF forever. I want to play scrabble, not compete for lame awards. Please give those of us who don’t want rewards an option to opt out.
How The Mighty Has Fallen
by Synercivic on 2019/07/13 02:49
Was one of the most innovative and fun apps to enjoy with friends, family and even socially with new people. Was a simple Ui yet full of polish and refinement. Now in 2019 it has become a laughable joke. Full of nonsense, pop up after pop up with silly prizes, badges, and you cannot disable and just enjoy the game. Zynga will rank right up there with other companies who have dissolved because they REFUSE to listen to their customers and give them back the game which was once great 🤦🏻‍♂️
Too Much Extra Stuff
by BethSN on 2019/07/13 02:44
Please let me just play the game....I hate all the rewards, bonuses, all of that stuff...give us back our just plain Words with Friends!!!!!!!!!
Invasive, Childish, & Rude
by JB.314 on 2019/07/12 21:03
Sad! Once a respectable game, it’s now littered with pop-ups after nearly every play that waste too much time. You are rude for not allowing us to opt out of this immature garbage. I don’t need you to make goals for me. I’m not 6. I don’t need a sticker for playing a J, Q, and Z. It’s insulting. Unfortunately the developer does not care. The thousands of ignored requests here proves that. The ridiculous ever-expanding “dictionary” also proves it. Nonsense “words” with nonsense definitions. Example: tfw: slang for “that feeling when”. Really? Tfw is a word? Dictionary is growing like the Blob. The game is an insult to everyone over the age of 5.
Why has it changed?
by player who is not happy on 2019/07/12 18:56
All the new distractions, power ups, new tiles, etc. has made this game less fun...why has it been changed. with all the "power ups"? I just want to play the game with my friends...is it all about trying to sell stuff to win games? GREED? Please, go back to just the game!!
Glitch in the matrix
by wizzolf on 2019/07/12 16:37
When I play Practice Mode and win (sometimes by a lot), but still naybe have one letter left and Practice Mode finishes out their letters, it will say You Won at the top of my screen, but in my results it says I lost. Please fix this glitch, for my statistics are in danger!
No colors!!!!
by Linda Gay on 2019/07/12 16:02
I can’t even read the words with all those colors, I will never use those color rewards. Get back to the basics, please!
Getting more and more moronic
by Mrwferj on 2019/07/12 14:05
Seems the more complaints zynga gets about their interruptive gimmicks the more they add. It actually takes more time to get through their crap than it does to play.
Crashes repeatedly. More bug fixes, please.
by giuliageranium on 2019/07/11 22:46
Update: 11 July 2019 I thought you fixed it, but I was wrong. Some things are better but it’s still lagging and crashing. Please try again. I’m at my wit’s end; this is supposed to be fun, a stress relief. Argh. Update: I just deleted the app. I cannot believe what a mess you’ve made. I reinstalled and seriously the idiotic prompts I’ve hidden wont stay hidden. I don’t want to play with random people. I don’t want to play with some annoying bot. I play with people I know. But no longer, I guess. Seriously, it’s a mess.
WWF
by deirek on 2019/07/11 04:30
I’m with a lot of other people in saying I HATE this version. I paid for ad free years ago and all of a sudden I have WWF 2 and ads after every play. Some lasting 30 seconds. It takes forever before I can respond to another word. I have heard you were going to fix this but you haven’t. Too many advertising dollars. The boxes and all the other crap just infuriates me. All of a sudden I am playing someone I don’t want. I just resign. I’d love to quit but my sister really counts on me playing. By the way she still has the ad free version.
Annoying
by specialist077 on 2019/07/10 20:39
STOP ENROLLING ME IN ALL YOUR EXTRA CHALLENGES WITH NO WAY TO OPT OUT. I USED TO ENJOY PLAYING NOW IT's ANNOYING WAITING FOR ALL THE POP UP WINDOWS AND GARBAGE SHOWING UP ON MY SCREEN. can't I just play the game?
Battery hog!!!!
by spitalia on 2019/07/09 22:23
Checked my battery performance after using this app....takes up over 30% of my battery with the same usage as most of my other apps that only take up a fraction of that....MAJOR BUG!!!
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.
Hate the changes
by hbwill33 on 2019/07/09 04:37
I never review apps. I am so frustrated with this one that I feel compelled. I have been playing this for years, likely about the time it was created. I paid for this app to be ad free because I enjoyed it so much. I cannot stand what Zynga has done to it over time! The badges, boxes & coins & gifts & stupid color options for tiles, OMG!! I just want to play the game please. The classic version should have been left alone, especially the paid option. There are two other versions to mess with. Also I think many people are leaving the game. Players who I had connected with all along are gone. It is impossible to find brand new players.
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.
PLEASE! Remove all these stupid pop ups
by EAB in FL on 2019/07/08 19:22
I’m about to delete this game...which I paid for to remove the ads. I play frequently w several friends but these foolish, game delaying gift boxes are driving me crazy. I notice in other reviews that I’m hardly alone...c’mon Zynga, you’re driving me nuts!
USED to be a Fantastic game/app!!!
by PuppyLove81 on 2019/07/08 03:41
PLEAAAAAASE bring back the original Words With Friends- WITHOUT all the silly, time wasting additions & game show-like garbage!!! If there really are people who enjoy the new and dumbed-down version (which I rather doubt after reading all recent reviews), then fine. Have 2 versions. But you are going to end up losing a LOT of long time players if you don’t provide a version of WWF that is about actually just enjoying the game itself. I have been playing regularly for 9 years, but I’m about ready to dump the app because it has gotten so ridiculous, and so far removed from the WWF that originally got me hooked.
Too many advertisements!!!
by ipHilter on 2019/07/07 19:29
I’ve been playing since the beginning and it’s great game but I’ve finally had enough of these advertisements that are just are too distracting.... Good luck all!!! My highest scoring word is jetskis for 163 points.
Keeps crashing!
by Grannanny on 2019/07/07 16:12
The new update was supposed to resolve the issues, but it still crashes and stalls at various times! So frustrating!
Unfair advantage
by no fun no thanks on 2019/07/07 15:36
Under auto play working up from easy to hard and then they make you pay with coins for Word Radar option ... corporate gets to use it for free all the time and if you beat them they make you pay with your own rewards. Thanks for nothing.
Player at large
by suzmarks on 2019/07/05 23:48
I am also tired of trying to just play and enjoy the game that I paid to be ad free. It’s a real deterrent to enjoying the game. I’ve been trying to find another version, Classic or other to escape this madness. I don’t play as much because of it and am considering deleting the app. Good game but too much of a hassle.
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.
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.
Sham
by Dr. Shuffle on 2019/04/03 06:28
When consumers (like myself) paid for the ad-free on apps then we don't get it anymore. That's what has happened to WWF. Developers are given a new way/opportunity to gouge users out of money by altering the app, whether ever so slightly, or totally rebranding the same app then rip users off by forcing us to pay AGAIN for things we already had. Only this time at higher prices since the demand & popularity of their apps. All of which has been established due in large part to OUR (the consumers) commitment (use), feedback & help debugging (opt-in end-user licensing) their apps, in turn, growing their companies to enormous size & wealth. Requiring repurchasing is nothing short of online fraud. Re-selling the consumers a product/service they already had, but thanks to sneakily written end-user licensing agreements, which we’re FORCED to accept to use our devices, they can freely change the rules/game as they see fit. #FarFromFairMarket #VirtualThievery
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!
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played & enjoyed WWF for years. Along the way, I have had to lose playing time to wait out or work around many irritating “improvements”, & fend off many ways to cheat. You frequently interrupt the game to say I’ve accidentally “accomplished” some pointless side goal not my own, & 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.
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!!!!!
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't sitting on a bar stool. They strike up a conversation with come-on lines and flattery. They ask how I'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'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'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't need this grief.
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
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 "oops, something went wrong" and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such "stuck" 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 "real" scrabble doesn'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'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 "practice" played a word i didn'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 "add-ons" (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, "I don't know what happened but you just got too good; I can't win anymore." He laughingly told me about using these add-ons, and sure enough: as other reviews have pointed out, it's just made the game too easy. The add-O's haven't "leveled the playing field"; they'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's what they are. The game is no longer fun, because it's no longer a challenge. It's a cheat.
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'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'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'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.
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'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'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 "upgrades". I feel like it's cheating. When I swap, I don't take a turn because that was how the original game did it. I don't care about using all the letters in the word of week or whatever, I don't care how many points someone else made off the same word I played - what is the sense in that?? I don't care about earning badges. I don't care about "hindsight". Enough already! I wish the developers of the game would give us the option to choose which version we want to play. I don't like all the new bells and whistles!! You've ruined a good game. ☹️
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 & 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!
Problem
by rvpc on 2017/10/30 21:12
Great app but there’s a problem. I’ll start a game from my phone, everything will be fine, then the game disappears but I still get notifications that it’s my turn. I touch the notification to play, the app opens, and nothing comes up. The game can’t be found via phone app. When I sign into Facebook from a computer, I can then see the game again - but not from my phone where I started and would like to play the game. This doesn’t happen all the time but it has happened 3 times already.
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.
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.
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.
Stop telling me to update to WWF2!!
by Vader Ryderwood on 2018/02/19 18:26
An unremovable pop-up that tells me to UPDATE (I have) and then sends me to an entirely different version with bad reviews is Zynga’s way of promoting their new product? Just stop. We know you’ve had layoffs (some of my friends) and a really tough few years competing with the likes of Candy Crush but don’t SCREW WWF up!! It’s the only game intriguing to real adults. The new version looks lame. If I load it, it will be After the kinks are worked out and not because of your annoying high pressure pop up.
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.
Exasperated retired teacher
by docljj on 2017/10/08 05:26
I’m having the exact same problems as those in review by Anonymous 37! Too frustrating to recount them all here. I love this game and play it always! Don’t know why this has begun happening. Now I’m fearful that those I regularly play with (who I do NOT know) will think I’m a flake who does not respond to Nudges or simply doesn’t play my turn in a timely way. I can’t even see most of my games! I receive notifications to play but then the game is not in my game list. I’ll see the number 25 in the app icon but will find only 2 or 3 games awaiting my turn to play! Messages to support team have gone unanswered and not fixed! Am dumping this app and will try a new download. Don’t know what else to do!
Shady ~ I paid for the ad-free version ~ stop trying to for v2
by JLVT_2 on 2018/03/06 06:46
What the heck? I paid for the ad-free version, and now it seems like every other time I login, I get a window telling me to get the “New Version 2” ~ well.... if that automatically brought over the ad-free experience that I already PAID FOR, then ok. But no. And Even then, it wouldn’t be too irritating if I could just Close the window, but again No! So here I am, in the App Store, writing a review that I never would have written if you hadn’t forced me to be here. Why? Greedy much? It wasn’t a cheap upgrade that I paid you and it wasn’t very long ago either. By the way, the game itself would get a much higher rating from me. You’re getting the one-star for ripping me off.
Stop Complaining About Ads
by photowebby on 2017/10/01 11:25
It’s amazing the number of reviews I see, not just for this app, that go something like, “I’ve played this game thousands of times and it’s awesome except for the annoying ads. 1 star” or “Just close the app and start again and the ad is gone”. If you’re playing so much, why not slip your hand into your pocket and spend the buck or two it takes to remove the ads permanently. You expect to get paid for your work don’t you?
Love the game, hate the features
by Fthrof4 on 2019/04/07 12:36
I’m a long time WWF player, and love the game itself. But I absolutely HATE the mystery boxes and other “rewards” (which have zero use or value for all the hoopla that pops up when you get one). Plus, the game bombs out half the time when one of these stupid rewards is loading and I get the grey screen of death. I have to close and reopen the app to keep playing. I usually have multiple games going so it can happen two or three times in one round of word play. First world problems, I know. But the app designers obviously know about these issues (since lots of others complain about it) but do nothing to fix it.
NOT FAIR!!!
by Wordy922 on 2019/02/26 17:58
I just lost a ‘SOLO’ match in which my computerized opponent was allowed to play two high-scoring “words” which the ‘dictionary’ stated were “NOT VALID WWF Words”!!! Also, before the last “update”, you were automatically informed if a word you were trying to play was not valid; now, you have to check the dictionary to learn if it’s valid—this slows the game down considerably. I also agree that some of the so-called bonuses, such as the silly ‘colored tiles’ are dumb! The software ‘dictionary’ is very arbitrary—it allows many proper names and abbreviations and disallows others that are comparable. The game is not as fun as it used to be!
Crashing issues
by Mmmmeeeggggaaannnn on 2018/01/17 11:10
Up until recently this has been my ultimate favorite game- now I cannot even play! My opened games will just disappear after making a move. Poof, gone. Yet they still appear on my opponents screen. So I thought I’d purchase the game in order to skip out on adds and perhaps resolve the crashing issue. But no! The game is also no longer available for purchase!! I want to play, but cannot. I have requested help and have had none. Therefor am rating you one star for making my current games just disappear (even though it is my turn, the games are gone from my app/phone alone) and not having the same codes everyone else can use (such as the free pass etc). PLEASE FIX ASAP.
This version I’m not as fond of.
by Phox mothership on 2018/07/18 07:53
Nice but I like the classic version better. And the app FORCES me to upgrade to this version. The definitions here are incomplete and often nonsensical. Sad because I use this app to widen my vocabulary. Also the solo game has worsened and you are forced to play these little imaginary friends in shorter games. I don’t care for the coins and gifts. This is not a luck game it’s supposed to be a match of wits. So if someone can buy their way to a better play it ruins the whole point. None of us are perfect but we are each on a learning journey and our matches should be with like players. The coins and gifts ruin that aspect. Wish I could get the classic back.
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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.
Dumbed Down for Chuldren
by JLeeNS on 2019/08/19 09:43
WWF literally wastes my time waiting for the ridiculous awards and extraneous graphics to clear the screen. Seriously now I have to wait for the banner to announce “lead change” as if I’m too stupid to know?! Who are the developers? Is the target audience 10 year olds? I’d pay for a simple version of this game—-oh wait, I already did!
Trash
by There can only be one Chad on 2019/08/19 03:06
Absolutely garbage. Ads everywhere, loot box mechanics. Ruined a great game.
Love
by Jolenemarie3 on 2019/08/19 01:51
Two years ago I started playing this game, then had someone request a match with me. I sent a simple message and my life changed forever. Long story short, I lived in Upstate Ny, he lived in KY. We began as friends and spoke, we drove 7 hours to meet in person. I moved my life to KY. And we are now happily married. Thank you words with friends for bringing two people together! I found the man I always dreamt of! Now the rest will be history! ❤️❤️
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 & 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.
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.
You have ruined Word
by smedley0123 on 2019/08/18 18:06
All the rewards crap, and the dumbing down of this game is infuriating. If you want to target teeny boppers, fine, but let your intelligent players opt out of all the crap. Besides, the rewards animation is intrusive, and the game is now jerky and has delays and is RUINED for me.
Points?
by CMsicfan#1982 on 2019/08/18 17:44
This game won’t give Weekly Challenge rewards when you score is done. Playing another & won Flo’s challenge and I also won for weekly challenge. Why no weekly challenge award? DiShep18i look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much! Diane
Has become a nightmare to play
by xybcz on 2019/08/18 16:43
This is a great game BUT the ad stream makes it no longer enjoyable and friends who have PAID for no ads are experiencing continual problems So sad programmers greediness spoils a good game
Ruined
by SusanSiamese on 2019/08/18 10:47
Please remove the unwanted “enhancements.”
What is up with the unfair dictionary situation?
by TeaSull on 2019/08/17 23:49
There have been a lot of “improvements” to this game which I don’t particularly like, but none are as bad as the recent word update. People who have older devices and can’t upgrade to the new version are unable to play hundreds of words. I don’t want to play an unfair game. I find the tools available to help people cheat a little annoying, but this is patently unfair.
JK
by jvak1949 on 2019/08/17 18:40
Please allow me to go back to the older version of WWF. I DO NOT like the “enhancements”; rather, to me, they are distractions.
Messages
by Ultimate Spinjitzu Master on 2019/08/17 04:49
The messages between players needs to be fixed. It’ll show that I got a message but when I look, it won’t show
What did you guys do to this app? Totally ruined this app hope you are happy with yourselves!
by Climber/UltraRunnerGeek on 2019/08/17 02:44
It has so much going on that it ruins the game and makes everything take too long
Reporting button doesn’t work
by Ls400s on 2019/08/16 21:19
Lately been getting very perverted messages. Tried to report players but only getting a spinning wheel.
I paid for ad-free version and now I have ads
by HowardCho on 2019/08/15 19:45
I paid for the ad-free version. Now that purchase has been negated. I spend more time waiting for long ads to play than I do playing my turn. Waste of time.
Frustrated
by Debo Dog on 2019/08/15 19:15
I agree with Switcharoo I am ready to pull my hair out and scream at you guys!!!!!
Words with friends
by pat 107 on 2019/08/15 16:36
When starting the game phone goes blank and while playing game goes down.
Hire New Developers
by 03garden on 2019/08/15 10:39
I'm updating my review. I sent an email using the 'help' contact us option in the user game settings letting them know that I wasn't able to claim the rewards. The response was they are aware of the issue but no ETA of the fix. I certainly hope that once it's resolved we are able to claim all the rewards that are building up. *Upate··* I contacted them again to ask if we'll be able to claim all the rewards that are stacking up. They said yes, as long as they are still showing. They suggested I try WWF 2. Well, the complaints on WWF 2 are just as bad as they are for WWF, so that was kind of a dumb suggestion. The reason some people can play the word JE and score points and another player can't is because one is using Word Classic and the other player is using Word 2. And, for example, players are using different versions and they have a legitimate word. Depending on which version they use, the points for the word are different. And, if you miss a day collecting the daily bonus, you can claim it the next day , for example it's the 17th, you don't claim the bonus until the 18th. Now, because you collected the bonus a day late, the daily bonus will always be off by one day. So, in order the claim the bonus on the calendar day of the 18th, you have to wait until the 19th. And, now suddenly you can't plan ahead to see if a Word is legit..based on the bizzare dictionary WWF uses, you also don't know the point value. I wish I could get paid to do such a shoddy job. *
JE A WORD OR NOT
by Playful spirit on 2019/08/14 03:20
My husband and a friend are allowed to play two letter word"je" but will not allow me to play it! This is a real flaw and totally makes game NOT FAIR!!!
Not Happy
by gadsauntie on 2019/08/14 02:21
The app is ridiculous since the last update. Clearly the inventors of this app want their players to spend more money because some of the games take forever to win if you even win at all.
Mystery boxes
by Matt11195 on 2019/08/13 13:03
Getting old that my mystery boxes will not open. I have at least 25 boxes just sitting there. What is the point of receiving them when I can no claim a prize? After talking with support the suggestions they gave me are the basics which I already did before that. Reset phone, reinstall the app make sure newest download is on there. Well still doesn’t work, I have a feeling it’s just a way to make money. Please fix.
Too many extremely long ads
by 4AnnaNanato4 on 2019/08/12 21:44
It would be nice if I could close the ads that were of no interest to me. Instead, I have to wait while the timer runs down from 30. Never realized how long 30 seconds could be when you are bored.
Helllpp
by LacieRenea on 2019/08/11 20:37
I have tons of mystery boxes but I’m not able to collect them all or select to collect one.
Mystery boxes XX
by mystery boxes xxxxxx on 2019/08/11 15:52
Somehow with the last update I can no longer open or claim the mystery boxes. Super annoying
Slow response
by angemins on 2019/08/10 21:20
Game summaries are slow to delete sine receiving the latest update!
Help
by hayd3n 319 on 2019/08/10 20:48
I can’t receive my mystery boxes.
Ehh
by 7turtle3 on 2019/08/09 19:25
Greatly enjoy the game but it won’t let me claim my prize chests. Little disappointed in that.
Crashed big time and won’t go
by Lazalaffs on 2019/08/09 17:13
Last year I wrote: Whoops! Fix this major crash issue on iPad Today this game and WWF2 have game-stopping glitch in solo challenge where "thinking" is ongoing, prevents action and reverts back to main screen and (2) has different allowable words depending on which device you play on and (3) will not load on older IOS devices.
Constant Screen Freeze
by MissAvya on 2019/08/09 05:32
I experience a screen freeze after every play now and of course it prevents me from, earning points. I have forced quit the app, I have uninstalled and reinstalled it....same mess. I have restarted my device. No fixes. A fun game which turned to crap.
Very disappointing and frustrating
by Dithul on 2019/08/08 22:21
I have played this game for years and years, and i loved it but the new version is terrible. Im with all the others who have written bad reviews. I would not recommend this game unless you like getting frustrated.
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 "oops, something went wrong" and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such "stuck" 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 "real" scrabble doesn'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'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 "practice" played a word i didn't recognize (and no definition was displayed) i put it into the search only to be told the word was invalid. Cheat much?
Good app
by agriswell on 2019/08/08 18:30
I have had this game for about a year and it’s worked great. Recently I upgraded my phone and since I have downloaded the app to my new phone I’m unable to claim any of the prizes and they starting to pile up. Hopefully they can fix that soon.
I didn’t pay for all of the animation on this game
by Louiseshorse on 2019/08/08 12:36
I paid for this game to play ad free. However, although I still do not have ads, there is too much going on. I am not going to give players 3 extra moves, and who would do that anyways. I am so sick of opening this app, to play, and have to wait for it to give me stupid gifts. It isn’t even fun to play anymore and I’ve had some of my friends stop because of all of this. It really looks like some kind of childish game now. I’m ready to call it quits.
Bad news
by helpsmybrain on 2019/08/08 01:11
For the upteenth time my practice games have frozen ( 2 out of 3 of them). Tired of logging out, starting over, etc. Why can’t this be fixed? I like the game, but am VERY disappointed and frustrated that this problem continues.
Tile bag
by friends with dog on 2019/08/08 00:23
How do you program the tile bag to give 3 eee’s and 2 oo’s in one draw. Come on people. Show some responsibility. Address it and fix it.
Game is trash now
by JengaLoverForever on 2019/08/07 21:30
Been playing since the og wwf. Just getting the app after a while of not playing and I cannot believe how trashy it looks. I don’t know how you can take such a great game and screw it up. All we ever wanted was to play words with friends. Nobody asked for the BS that is “achievements” “boosts” and “levels”. Time to take this trash out. Give the people what they want.
I can get my bonuses
by Lavelle1370 on 2019/08/07 15:58
I click on claim prizes and and can’t click claim
Sounds won’t turn off
by Rjhseven on 2019/08/06 21:34
I play this game a lot as I wait in Doctors offices unfortunately and I have sounds turned off in WWF settings. Despite this, sounds are played after each word. And to make matters worse, I have lost quite a bit of my hearing and have the sound on my IPhone turned up to the max! Not a good combination. So I turn the sound off and often forget to turn it back on.
Can not open daily prizes.
by shelbs777777 on 2019/08/06 20:09
I have three prizes in the app that it will not let me open. Please fix bug and update.
Something went wrong
by Matthew Alderson on 2019/08/04 19:22
I often play a couple practice games along with the matches against friends. About three weeks ago I started getting a “something went wrong” message which totally locks up the game. There is no way to delete the game and continue. The only way is to delete and reload the app. Pretty frustrating!!
Exhausted
by Woofie67 on 2019/08/03 14:02
I play many word games online, and this is the worst website of all. Way too many ads that last too long. The website is constantly blacking out,so I am constantly restarting it, which often takes 45 seconds to connect. Not my device- happens on the several I own; not my connection- happens wherever I am. Very frustrating! They really need to update this site and work out the kinks, of which there are many! Woofie67
Grr
by Eva_DR on 2019/08/02 04:54
Love the game. The app keeps getting a black screen. And when that happens I have to delete the app and download it again. Very frustrating!!
Was Great. Ads and notices ruined it.
by honest down to earth truth on 2019/08/02 00:56
Zynga, do you not make enough money off the game not to shove and add in our faces every play? I used to play, stopped for a little over a year and now have to wait for ads to stop so I can play. Oh and some of those ads play music without me having a way to mute but silencing my phone.
New version is lame
by maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/08/02 00:13
Was great til the update , now there's tons of pop ups and ridiculous challenges
Where is the ad-free version I PAID FOR?
by Ns_4 on 2019/08/01 21:11
I paid for wwf pro with no ads. Where is it? Why is what I paid for gone? Annoying Ripoff. I don’t even know what is being sold with these crappy ads. Someone must be paying attention though.
Coins and such ruined game
by Buckeyekit on 2019/07/31 06:14
Used to enjoy classic version but the coins and cheats have ruined the game - slowed it down and dumbed it up!
Classic WWF’s.
by Getting older. on 2019/07/30 01:59
As much as I enjoy the game, way too much time is spent on ads, and also comments by the game makers, and waiting for the screen to unfreeze. Also lately, there are as many as 22 games showing each day that simply show up from who knows where. I would really like to be able to get rid of the ads, if nothing else. Help!!
Oops! Something went wrong. Message
by Ken007ltk on 2019/07/29 22:22
I got this message after being in a hundred point lead and I can’t get by it to continue and finish a game in which i was sure to win. Very frustrating. Fix your game or I’m done with this app.
Not my connection
by Swagz128 on 2019/07/29 15:15
Why offer the option to get more coins by viewing your ads when the majority of the time you get a message that the video is taking too long to load - why bother? Enjoy this game with my friends just not real happy about all the changes
Mapletree
by barrel of apples on 2019/07/29 14:04
I’m of the same opinion as prior reviewers re the demise of WWF. ( see Switcheroo’s review). Not what I paid for several years ago. I’m notifying my opponents, current games will be last games. Too frustrating to play and way too much time wasted. Too bad WWF soured.
Words with friends
by Pegagus9651 on 2019/07/28 00:18
I don’t like it when we are forced to do upgrades. I don’t like the new layout. Not happy with all the changes, regret updating. Actually I will probably quite playing
Board Freezes Up All The Time
by First Coaster on 2019/07/27 17:06
Now I start a game with practice mode, and after a move or two I get an error message ‘that something went wrong’ and it has stopped responding. How stupid is that, a game sets itself up, then won’t/can’t respond. Well, duh, can it get fixed? Who knows, or really, who cares?
Buggy
by Nicklenamed on 2019/07/25 22:24
Love the game concept, but there are sooo many problems w it. 1) the stupid ad audio plays right through my iPhone WHILE MUTED!! 2). the app crashes after nearly every play or two. Completely frustrating when one sits through an ad only to have it crash out before the next play. 3) the dictionary and acceptable word list is total garbage. I mean for a word game, the “list” is a total joke. 4) those freaking “rewards” are so intrusive and such a complete waste of time. STOP IT!!!
CHEATS SO YOU SPEND MONEY
by Jyerg on 2019/07/25 12:36
This game is complete BS if you play against the computer. I’m playing against a “difficult” challenger and every single round I have about 6 vowels. If I’m able to use them, they’re just replaced with more while the computer has every letter imaginable. It takes away the fun and the challenge of the game. It’s very obvious it wants you to burn through your free power ups (like free letter swaps) so you have to buy more or buy more coins. Then, you have to wait 8 hours for another turn. There’s nothing fun about it. Finishing up the game I’m in with a friend and deleting this app.
Practice Mode
by Nana to T on 2019/07/25 00:27
I play against Practice Mode. When the games are over, they will not delete! When I play Friends and the games are over, I can get them to delete. What can be done to delete the Practice Mode games?
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.
Way too many ads
by rccat1108 on 2019/07/24 22:47
Too many ads....
Pop up ads
by KJW* on 2019/07/24 17:45
I get ads on both the “Classic” version and the Words “2” version. I have deleted them both.
Ms
by Hailewatercolor on 2019/07/23 15:57
Fun game, plus I like sending little messages. Keeps me in touch with my sisters and other family who live far away--every day.Too bad Zynga added so many " prizes" and side activities that it slowed playing to a crawl. I guess the ads didn't slow it down enough, eh? Too bad.
Tricked!
by Cldtmpst on 2019/07/23 05:46
I always avoided W2 because it’s to “Convoluted”, cluttered. So I update the classic, and guess what? Sneaky b migrated W2 into Classic! I hate(can you hear me developers) this newer version!!!!!🤬 It’s obvious, the developers of this po💩 game don’t give a ...k about us. If it wasn’t for the friends I’ve made, I’d dump this ..it!
Saltpond 1
by saltpond 1 on 2019/07/22 16:21
Sick of ads and announcements. Would it help if enough of us stopped playing long enough to get their attention?
Not fair
by kristelchu on 2019/07/20 12:25
I've been playing the game for a few years but it's not fair because my opponents can play words that I can't play, for example: JA,JE,EE,TE,etc WHY?
Just stopped working
by 3xMommy on 2019/07/20 03:25
A few weeks ago, the app stopped loading. I’ve updated it twice & no difference. I get the WWF logo that fades out & then I’m stuck on a blank rainbow colored screen. Tried offloading the app, still doesn’t work. I’m afraid to delete it & lose all my data, but right now it’s useless!
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.
Good game, Bad dictionary
by eb3210 on 2019/07/19 14:26
Contractions? Shouldn't be allowed. They aren't "a word". Scrabble doesn't allow them, neither should WWF. Nor foreign language words.
Old hat
by Artwasco on 2019/07/19 02:01
Words with friends has too many ads, they are too long and the game is too slow. It crashes a lot. It’s not much fun anymore.
Get rid of the badges
by Jax2121423 on 2019/07/18 03:56
The game used to be much better, but they added in features which provide you with badges, etc. These new features have slowed the game down significantly. In between each turn you have to wait for the badges to come up and to view where you are for getting certain letters (that have nothing to do with the actual game you are playing). It is very annoying. Many people complain about these features, but the developers will not remove. This would be a five star game if you were able to disable those features.
Used to be Great! Not Anymore
by TheBridgie on 2019/07/17 12:44
WWF used to be a great game. The developers keep adding new features, and there are basic game functions that don’t work now. After reaching out to customer service numerous times, and receiving condescending responses, I have learned that this game is not worth the hassle. Time to move on!
Words w/ friends
by Dissatisfied 14 on 2019/07/17 06:57
I use the “solo” mode mostly. Never had much of a problem until recently. Word keeps crashing and when not doing that it freezes. What gives? I have an iPhone XS with IOS 12.3
OMG AMAZING
by DA_BOSS_99 on 2019/07/16 23:02
I had to give this five stars! It doesn’t lag or crash which I love about this game so that it makes me have fun with my friends
Does everything have to be political?
by Deuydali on 2019/07/16 18:07
Word of the day...why do you have to be political? Can’t anything just be? Does politics have enter every facet of life? Thanks I’ll delete this app now. It’s bad enough you have to wade through umpteen million ads now I have to be bombard by yet another political agenda via big tech.
PLEASE offer a classic old-style version!!
by jmishriki on 2019/07/16 09:33
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.
Good v.s. Bad
by ga-ga lady 💩💩💩💩💩💩😾😾💘 on 2019/07/15 21:06
I was playing a lightning round and I got more than thirty points and when I finished it said I only got ten points. And it kind of sounds messed up!!!!! But other wise a good game you can also make lots of friends!! So, that’s why I’m giving it 3 stars because half is good and the other half is bad .
Get rid of all the extra crap no one wants
by ScooterJM3 on 2019/07/15 12:31
Does Zynga bother reading the reviews? They have made this game too annoying with all the ridiculous bonuses and leveling and daily challenges that no one asked for, no one wants, and there is no way to opt out of. Either make those optional so the tweeters can still have them but the adults can just play the game they are here to play, or give us a truly clean version of the game.
Blaring audio ads every turn - even though I paid for no ads!
by M A 4 on 2019/07/15 01:40
The ads are louder than the game, making everyone around you give you death glares. Classy. This after I PAID for the ad-free version. Plus you get push-notification promos for useless dumb stuff, interrupting you while you’re not even in the app! No way to turn them off without also disabling notification when it’s your turn. What garbage this has become.
Too much fluff
by learjetguynak on 2019/07/14 19:48
Entirely too much colorful unnecessary childish fluff, foo foo and interruptions from ‘daily goals’, ‘word of the day’ and other unwanted time-wasters that we can’t turn off in settings. I just want to play the game. Seems more like a candy crush kids game rather than a word game for intelligent adults. Allow the adults to turn off the childish interruptions.
Need option in settings to turn of inane pop ups
by 1aga on 2019/07/14 12:26
These inane pop ups of achievements and challenges is maddening!! I have paid for no adds to avoid interruptions of games only to have these ridiculous pop ups! You should provide an option in settings to turn these things off.
Rubbish...
by Sod off! on 2019/07/14 12:22
A “classic” example of modern gaming companies overcomplicating and ruining a simple game. All the extra nonsense added on top is a waste of time, clutters the user experience and is just annoying. Well done, Zynga!
Get rid of stupid rewards
by skj@PDX on 2019/07/13 15:21
I’m on the verge of deleting WWF forever. I want to play scrabble, not compete for lame awards. Please give those of us who don’t want rewards an option to opt out.
How The Mighty Has Fallen
by Synercivic on 2019/07/13 02:49
Was one of the most innovative and fun apps to enjoy with friends, family and even socially with new people. Was a simple Ui yet full of polish and refinement. Now in 2019 it has become a laughable joke. Full of nonsense, pop up after pop up with silly prizes, badges, and you cannot disable and just enjoy the game. Zynga will rank right up there with other companies who have dissolved because they REFUSE to listen to their customers and give them back the game which was once great 🤦🏻‍♂️
Too Much Extra Stuff
by BethSN on 2019/07/13 02:44
Please let me just play the game....I hate all the rewards, bonuses, all of that stuff...give us back our just plain Words with Friends!!!!!!!!!
Invasive, Childish, & Rude
by JB.314 on 2019/07/12 21:03
Sad! Once a respectable game, it’s now littered with pop-ups after nearly every play that waste too much time. You are rude for not allowing us to opt out of this immature garbage. I don’t need you to make goals for me. I’m not 6. I don’t need a sticker for playing a J, Q, and Z. It’s insulting. Unfortunately the developer does not care. The thousands of ignored requests here proves that. The ridiculous ever-expanding “dictionary” also proves it. Nonsense “words” with nonsense definitions. Example: tfw: slang for “that feeling when”. Really? Tfw is a word? Dictionary is growing like the Blob. The game is an insult to everyone over the age of 5.
Why has it changed?
by player who is not happy on 2019/07/12 18:56
All the new distractions, power ups, new tiles, etc. has made this game less fun...why has it been changed. with all the "power ups"? I just want to play the game with my friends...is it all about trying to sell stuff to win games? GREED? Please, go back to just the game!!
Glitch in the matrix
by wizzolf on 2019/07/12 16:37
When I play Practice Mode and win (sometimes by a lot), but still naybe have one letter left and Practice Mode finishes out their letters, it will say You Won at the top of my screen, but in my results it says I lost. Please fix this glitch, for my statistics are in danger!
No colors!!!!
by Linda Gay on 2019/07/12 16:02
I can’t even read the words with all those colors, I will never use those color rewards. Get back to the basics, please!
Getting more and more moronic
by Mrwferj on 2019/07/12 14:05
Seems the more complaints zynga gets about their interruptive gimmicks the more they add. It actually takes more time to get through their crap than it does to play.
Crashes repeatedly. More bug fixes, please.
by giuliageranium on 2019/07/11 22:46
Update: 11 July 2019 I thought you fixed it, but I was wrong. Some things are better but it’s still lagging and crashing. Please try again. I’m at my wit’s end; this is supposed to be fun, a stress relief. Argh. Update: I just deleted the app. I cannot believe what a mess you’ve made. I reinstalled and seriously the idiotic prompts I’ve hidden wont stay hidden. I don’t want to play with random people. I don’t want to play with some annoying bot. I play with people I know. But no longer, I guess. Seriously, it’s a mess.
WWF
by deirek on 2019/07/11 04:30
I’m with a lot of other people in saying I HATE this version. I paid for ad free years ago and all of a sudden I have WWF 2 and ads after every play. Some lasting 30 seconds. It takes forever before I can respond to another word. I have heard you were going to fix this but you haven’t. Too many advertising dollars. The boxes and all the other crap just infuriates me. All of a sudden I am playing someone I don’t want. I just resign. I’d love to quit but my sister really counts on me playing. By the way she still has the ad free version.
Annoying
by specialist077 on 2019/07/10 20:39
STOP ENROLLING ME IN ALL YOUR EXTRA CHALLENGES WITH NO WAY TO OPT OUT. I USED TO ENJOY PLAYING NOW IT's ANNOYING WAITING FOR ALL THE POP UP WINDOWS AND GARBAGE SHOWING UP ON MY SCREEN. can't I just play the game?
Battery hog!!!!
by spitalia on 2019/07/09 22:23
Checked my battery performance after using this app....takes up over 30% of my battery with the same usage as most of my other apps that only take up a fraction of that....MAJOR BUG!!!
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.
Hate the changes
by hbwill33 on 2019/07/09 04:37
I never review apps. I am so frustrated with this one that I feel compelled. I have been playing this for years, likely about the time it was created. I paid for this app to be ad free because I enjoyed it so much. I cannot stand what Zynga has done to it over time! The badges, boxes & coins & gifts & stupid color options for tiles, OMG!! I just want to play the game please. The classic version should have been left alone, especially the paid option. There are two other versions to mess with. Also I think many people are leaving the game. Players who I had connected with all along are gone. It is impossible to find brand new players.
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.
PLEASE! Remove all these stupid pop ups
by EAB in FL on 2019/07/08 19:22
I’m about to delete this game...which I paid for to remove the ads. I play frequently w several friends but these foolish, game delaying gift boxes are driving me crazy. I notice in other reviews that I’m hardly alone...c’mon Zynga, you’re driving me nuts!
USED to be a Fantastic game/app!!!
by PuppyLove81 on 2019/07/08 03:41
PLEAAAAAASE bring back the original Words With Friends- WITHOUT all the silly, time wasting additions & game show-like garbage!!! If there really are people who enjoy the new and dumbed-down version (which I rather doubt after reading all recent reviews), then fine. Have 2 versions. But you are going to end up losing a LOT of long time players if you don’t provide a version of WWF that is about actually just enjoying the game itself. I have been playing regularly for 9 years, but I’m about ready to dump the app because it has gotten so ridiculous, and so far removed from the WWF that originally got me hooked.
Too many advertisements!!!
by ipHilter on 2019/07/07 19:29
I’ve been playing since the beginning and it’s great game but I’ve finally had enough of these advertisements that are just are too distracting.... Good luck all!!! My highest scoring word is jetskis for 163 points.
Keeps crashing!
by Grannanny on 2019/07/07 16:12
The new update was supposed to resolve the issues, but it still crashes and stalls at various times! So frustrating!
Unfair advantage
by no fun no thanks on 2019/07/07 15:36
Under auto play working up from easy to hard and then they make you pay with coins for Word Radar option ... corporate gets to use it for free all the time and if you beat them they make you pay with your own rewards. Thanks for nothing.
Player at large
by suzmarks on 2019/07/05 23:48
I am also tired of trying to just play and enjoy the game that I paid to be ad free. It’s a real deterrent to enjoying the game. I’ve been trying to find another version, Classic or other to escape this madness. I don’t play as much because of it and am considering deleting the app. Good game but too much of a hassle.
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.
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.
Sham
by Dr. Shuffle on 2019/04/03 06:28
When consumers (like myself) paid for the ad-free on apps then we don't get it anymore. That's what has happened to WWF. Developers are given a new way/opportunity to gouge users out of money by altering the app, whether ever so slightly, or totally rebranding the same app then rip users off by forcing us to pay AGAIN for things we already had. Only this time at higher prices since the demand & popularity of their apps. All of which has been established due in large part to OUR (the consumers) commitment (use), feedback & help debugging (opt-in end-user licensing) their apps, in turn, growing their companies to enormous size & wealth. Requiring repurchasing is nothing short of online fraud. Re-selling the consumers a product/service they already had, but thanks to sneakily written end-user licensing agreements, which we’re FORCED to accept to use our devices, they can freely change the rules/game as they see fit. #FarFromFairMarket #VirtualThievery
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!
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played & enjoyed WWF for years. Along the way, I have had to lose playing time to wait out or work around many irritating “improvements”, & fend off many ways to cheat. You frequently interrupt the game to say I’ve accidentally “accomplished” some pointless side goal not my own, & 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.
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!!!!!
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't sitting on a bar stool. They strike up a conversation with come-on lines and flattery. They ask how I'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'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'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't need this grief.
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
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 "oops, something went wrong" and i am unable to release that game by quitting it. After three such "stuck" 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 "real" scrabble doesn'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'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 "practice" played a word i didn'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 "add-ons" (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, "I don't know what happened but you just got too good; I can't win anymore." He laughingly told me about using these add-ons, and sure enough: as other reviews have pointed out, it's just made the game too easy. The add-O's haven't "leveled the playing field"; they'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's what they are. The game is no longer fun, because it's no longer a challenge. It's a cheat.
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'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'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'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.
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'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'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 "upgrades". I feel like it's cheating. When I swap, I don't take a turn because that was how the original game did it. I don't care about using all the letters in the word of week or whatever, I don't care how many points someone else made off the same word I played - what is the sense in that?? I don't care about earning badges. I don't care about "hindsight". Enough already! I wish the developers of the game would give us the option to choose which version we want to play. I don't like all the new bells and whistles!! You've ruined a good game. ☹️
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 & 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!
Problem
by rvpc on 2017/10/30 21:12
Great app but there’s a problem. I’ll start a game from my phone, everything will be fine, then the game disappears but I still get notifications that it’s my turn. I touch the notification to play, the app opens, and nothing comes up. The game can’t be found via phone app. When I sign into Facebook from a computer, I can then see the game again - but not from my phone where I started and would like to play the game. This doesn’t happen all the time but it has happened 3 times already.
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.
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.
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.
Stop telling me to update to WWF2!!
by Vader Ryderwood on 2018/02/19 18:26
An unremovable pop-up that tells me to UPDATE (I have) and then sends me to an entirely different version with bad reviews is Zynga’s way of promoting their new product? Just stop. We know you’ve had layoffs (some of my friends) and a really tough few years competing with the likes of Candy Crush but don’t SCREW WWF up!! It’s the only game intriguing to real adults. The new version looks lame. If I load it, it will be After the kinks are worked out and not because of your annoying high pressure pop up.
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.
Exasperated retired teacher
by docljj on 2017/10/08 05:26
I’m having the exact same problems as those in review by Anonymous 37! Too frustrating to recount them all here. I love this game and play it always! Don’t know why this has begun happening. Now I’m fearful that those I regularly play with (who I do NOT know) will think I’m a flake who does not respond to Nudges or simply doesn’t play my turn in a timely way. I can’t even see most of my games! I receive notifications to play but then the game is not in my game list. I’ll see the number 25 in the app icon but will find only 2 or 3 games awaiting my turn to play! Messages to support team have gone unanswered and not fixed! Am dumping this app and will try a new download. Don’t know what else to do!
Shady ~ I paid for the ad-free version ~ stop trying to for v2
by JLVT_2 on 2018/03/06 06:46
What the heck? I paid for the ad-free version, and now it seems like every other time I login, I get a window telling me to get the “New Version 2” ~ well.... if that automatically brought over the ad-free experience that I already PAID FOR, then ok. But no. And Even then, it wouldn’t be too irritating if I could just Close the window, but again No! So here I am, in the App Store, writing a review that I never would have written if you hadn’t forced me to be here. Why? Greedy much? It wasn’t a cheap upgrade that I paid you and it wasn’t very long ago either. By the way, the game itself would get a much higher rating from me. You’re getting the one-star for ripping me off.
Stop Complaining About Ads
by photowebby on 2017/10/01 11:25
It’s amazing the number of reviews I see, not just for this app, that go something like, “I’ve played this game thousands of times and it’s awesome except for the annoying ads. 1 star” or “Just close the app and start again and the ad is gone”. If you’re playing so much, why not slip your hand into your pocket and spend the buck or two it takes to remove the ads permanently. You expect to get paid for your work don’t you?
Love the game, hate the features
by Fthrof4 on 2019/04/07 12:36
I’m a long time WWF player, and love the game itself. But I absolutely HATE the mystery boxes and other “rewards” (which have zero use or value for all the hoopla that pops up when you get one). Plus, the game bombs out half the time when one of these stupid rewards is loading and I get the grey screen of death. I have to close and reopen the app to keep playing. I usually have multiple games going so it can happen two or three times in one round of word play. First world problems, I know. But the app designers obviously know about these issues (since lots of others complain about it) but do nothing to fix it.
NOT FAIR!!!
by Wordy922 on 2019/02/26 17:58
I just lost a ‘SOLO’ match in which my computerized opponent was allowed to play two high-scoring “words” which the ‘dictionary’ stated were “NOT VALID WWF Words”!!! Also, before the last “update”, you were automatically informed if a word you were trying to play was not valid; now, you have to check the dictionary to learn if it’s valid—this slows the game down considerably. I also agree that some of the so-called bonuses, such as the silly ‘colored tiles’ are dumb! The software ‘dictionary’ is very arbitrary—it allows many proper names and abbreviations and disallows others that are comparable. The game is not as fun as it used to be!
Crashing issues
by Mmmmeeeggggaaannnn on 2018/01/17 11:10
Up until recently this has been my ultimate favorite game- now I cannot even play! My opened games will just disappear after making a move. Poof, gone. Yet they still appear on my opponents screen. So I thought I’d purchase the game in order to skip out on adds and perhaps resolve the crashing issue. But no! The game is also no longer available for purchase!! I want to play, but cannot. I have requested help and have had none. Therefor am rating you one star for making my current games just disappear (even though it is my turn, the games are gone from my app/phone alone) and not having the same codes everyone else can use (such as the free pass etc). PLEASE FIX ASAP.
This version I’m not as fond of.
by Phox mothership on 2018/07/18 07:53
Nice but I like the classic version better. And the app FORCES me to upgrade to this version. The definitions here are incomplete and often nonsensical. Sad because I use this app to widen my vocabulary. Also the solo game has worsened and you are forced to play these little imaginary friends in shorter games. I don’t care for the coins and gifts. This is not a luck game it’s supposed to be a match of wits. So if someone can buy their way to a better play it ruins the whole point. None of us are perfect but we are each on a learning journey and our matches should be with like players. The coins and gifts ruin that aspect. Wish I could get the classic back.
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