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Come enjoy The Original Word Play! Grab your mobile device and prove you have what it takes to best your friends and family in this addictive multiplayer game. Whether you need to relax after a long day, or are looking to train your brain, words with friends classic is perfect for you! Make sure to keep your mind sharp as you choose the perfect move on the board, as one word can be the difference between victory and defeat! Are you looking for a way to build your vocabulary by yourself? Our Solo Challenge is the answer! There is no better way to train your brain than against our fiendish word masters. Looking for new friends with whom to play puzzle games? You can practice your crossword skills with our random opponent matchmaking. No matter if you play with friends old or new, stay connected with our in-game chat, and track your progress with unlockable stats. Think you're the best at word games of all your friends? Prove it by racking up points and beating your Weekly Challenge! For more information, see our Terms of Service: https://www.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service and Privacy Policy: https://www.zynga.com/privacy/policy" “The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.” Just another title from Zynga’s Games With Friends™
So many ads!
by Paradoxgirl1981 on 2020/09/26 11:02
Some of the adds use sound and blast it even if your phone is on silent or vibrate. VERY annoying. Plus there are a ton of stupid ads. Other dumb present stuff in game. I just want to play with friends. No way to rid of ads permanently. :/
Crashes constantly
by Bearsfan8580 on 2020/09/25 22:29
Crashes constantly since update before last
Too many gimmicks
by tinaace on 2020/09/25 21:27
The basic game is great but there are lots of ridiculous bells and whistles and the ap keeps going down.
Upgraded versions stink
by Kleebob54 on 2020/09/25 17:43
I hate your new WWF. The original, first version worked beautifully. Why did you have to ruin it?
Awesome
by savitabelle on 2020/09/23 19:49
So funnnn
Solo Challenges Cheat
by Kaydaver on 2020/09/23 15:52
It uses words for which there are no definitions and abbreviations that are not allowed in regular games, including practice games with the computer. Also, the solo challenges know what letters you have so you are blocked at every turn.
Too Many Commercials
by Gran Sholey/Sho-Sho on 2020/09/22 01:17
You have way to many commercials, therefore I only play this game when I’m desperate. At least if you want us to watch that stuff you need to offer some kind of award. You are trying to get my money and I ThNk it’s only fair if we have to put up with all that nonsense then we should get rewarded
Words with Friends
by Has2Dogs on 2020/09/21 13:35
It truly has become an activity I look forward to.
Words With Friends is not only a challenge at times, but loads of fun to play! !!
by GBLJ 1 on 2020/09/21 10:10
but fun!!
Friends
by shingle belly on 2020/09/21 02:00
Wonderful way to keep in touch with friends, and keep your mind sharp!
Ads
by m_b_j94 on 2020/09/19 19:12
I love this game, it is just crazy that every word I play on a game ends in an AD! Seriously ruins it for me and recommending this game. I suppose you could pay to have no ads but that’s insane, not even YouTube is this bad.
Buggiest game ever
by do by gbinf on 2020/09/19 15:10
If you like to be force fed adds every turn, if you like the game freezing every other turn, if you like having to reboot your phone 9 times a game, this is the game for you!
GAME FREEZING after a play!
by Kdkrocks on 2020/09/19 14:44
Game keeps FREEZING! After I make a play! Most aggrieving !!! I have to shut my IOS 11ProNax off, then turn back on.
Great Game, but please accept Datil as a word.
by First Coaster on 2020/09/19 13:05
I enjoy the game, and just want to add that I just played a word: Datil and the game doesn’t accept this word. It is completely legitimate, and it’s the name of a yellow hot pepper grown mostly in Florida. The word needs to be accepted in WWF as compared to all the absolutely made up ‘words’ that are allowed. I even had some strange combination of letters accepted. Turns out it was a mythical god of some ancient civilization. Thanks for, in advance, for adding Datil, it’s a really good pepper too!
Gamer
by Toughest battles on 2020/09/19 04:22
Love the game..Do not like the fact that games (Auto play) I don’t want automatically start.
Good game BUT!!!
by xybcz on 2020/09/18 20:24
Fun game to play but ads have become more than annoying so do not play as often and do not recommend any longer -have to turn phone off in order to exit an ad
Ads are Annoying!
by Luluj114 on 2020/09/17 18:37
I had the original Classic Words and purchased the ad free version. After taking a few years off, I returned to the game and wanted the ad free version again. Now, it is only available if I’m willing to pay a monthly fee, which I am not! The ads annoy me so much that I have lost a lot of my interest in playing the game! Also, there are so many additional games and silliness that it wastes too much of my time to make it worth it. I really hope the reviews make a difference, because the vast majority of them have the same complaints, but nothing seems to change.
Fun but it freezes constantly
by Woofwoof12345 on 2020/09/16 18:28
I don’t know who is handling these updates but the app freezes constantly and it’s annoying af. I have had to power off and on many times. I’m constantly updating so it’s not that. It’s just poorly designed. Get it together wwf!
Fun game but very flawed
by AR in TX on 2020/09/16 16:55
I enjoy the game but have some growing issues with it: 1) the cheats: there are too many power ups and other ways people can get an unfair - or at least paid - advantage. 2) the undefined words: it’s a word, define it - don’t tell me it’s an acceptable word but no one can say what it means. 3) the men who use this game as a dating site or to scam. I don’t want to chat, i came to play a word game. Women may do this, too, but so far the only people inappropriately calling me “dear” and asking if I’m married are male players. Go to a dating site for a date, not a scrabble game. The game developers have tried to address this but it still happens too frequently.
Helps my memory
by rick402ndMP on 2020/09/15 21:19
Now that I’m 3 months from 65 the game keeps my mind sharp.
Words With Friends
by Airborne Dan on 2020/09/15 17:44
Too many game advertisements. I don’t want another game!!! If I X out don’t show me the ad over & over again!!
Points for badges
by dah264 on 2020/09/14 22:23
Why is my goal increasing by 500 points every week? Previously it increased by 20 points per week, then out of the blue it changed to 500 per week. I’d have to play day and night to make that!,
Frozen screen
by jrrseybgirl on 2020/09/14 22:01
It is most annoying when my screen freezes every time I post a word and does not unfreeze until my opponent posts his word. Not only am I not able to,play the word game, I also cannot access solo challenge, fast word or mini puzzles. Have tried contacting Zynga but got no response.
Board freezes
by Missouri Belle on 2020/09/14 18:07
About every third play the board freezes and I have to turn my computer off and back on. I’ve tried deleting the game and reloading it but it’s faster to turn the iPad off and back on. If that didn’t happen I would like the game. Not love it because of all the trash offered. But I would like it.
To many pop ups.
by zfjhd CB jg on 2020/09/14 16:15
It’s really hard to enjoy the game when you’re having to close ads every five seconds, every turn, every single turn you have ads and some stupid reward animation you have to wait through in order to continue...
WAS great.....down to Good......
by 2old2Bhere on 2020/09/14 12:52
When I first started WWF it was sooooo much fun......I paid to have no ads......it went from one friend to the next.....moved right along......NOW......u have to put up with all these crappy interruptions....word of the day....u have reached played 3 seven letter words.....here’s your reward....etc...etc.....and the last stupid update u can’t just go from who u r playing......u have to c all these other people u could play and computer players......they have turned it into a freaking frustrating mess........and NOW........it just keeps crashing......I cannot get on at all.......guess I am done with it.......can’t take anymore......to bad because I really enjoyed it!
Great app!!!
by ronlogui1 on 2020/09/13 22:34
Great brain exercise,makes you think fun and challenging!!!
Loisweidner
by counselee on 2020/09/13 20:23
Appreciate playing with relatives and friends who are a long distance from me. Thank you.
Too many ads
by 691310 on 2020/09/13 15:37
Ads can be tiring, especially the 30 second political ones.
Why, why, why is thus App so SLOW??
by Ehb60 on 2020/09/12 23:09
This game used to be fun. Now I have to wait forever to get to the next game. I thought I’d play this forever because I love scrabble so much. But my patience is wearing very thin. Fix it. Oh, and stop cheating.
Words
by pghiker on 2020/09/12 16:49
Great game, playing since 2014
Freezes up
by Planetclark5150 on 2020/09/12 14:59
Freezes up since last update.
Happy Bee
by fatiguelady on 2020/09/12 14:14
Love it! Keeps my brain working.
Get rid of junk
by dlinarkansas on 2020/09/12 13:29
I can’t be the only person who hates the extra junk. I am not even sure what they are called, they are so aggravating I just Tap tap as fast as I can to get out! I am talking about the gifts and boxes for using the letters of the day/week, playing a certain word or a word with certain points or a letter count. I know and accept the ads that us expected unless I choose to pay. But please please please let me opt out if the other crap!!!! I would prefer a way to know if my opponent is using the paid cheats you have but even that is not as aggravating as the time wasting gifts and boxes etc... I would quit but I have an elderly friend and a niece who live across country and this is a nice way to interact and have a connection. If not for that I would delete.
My review
by im a detective on 2020/09/12 03:05
I don’t like the fact that you either get a ton of vowels or a ton of consonants. It’s never even. Also, some words are refused when they are real words. Who is setting this up? I’m not talking about words that are foreign or proper names. I liked this game when it was in its early days.
Ads galore
by mj0n35 on 2020/09/11 23:14
This game use to be so much fun but 9.99 for 30 days of ad free playing. Every single match when your turn ends 2-3 ads. Play your turn with another friend oh look another ad that I just seen literally 2 seconds ago.
Radar purchase more than once for same game...
by kap2014 on 2020/09/11 14:28
More and more it happens that I buy a radar and I don’t find my word so I go on to another game. When I come back to it again, same game where I haven’t played a word, i hit radar and it makes me buy another one! I’ve had several games lately where I’ve had to buy 2-3 radars for same game. Getting really annoyed at this. It doesn’t happen on most games, I can go back to them again and again with my radar that I used for that game, and it comes up. But on a couple games, it acts like it’s a new game that I don’t have an open radar on that I already bought, and wants me to buy a new one. Please fix this!
Words
by Dcindc&md on 2020/09/11 14:24
It keeps freezing. Over and over. I have to delete it and then reload or turn iPhone 11 off and back on. There are other smaller gripes but this one is the worst.
Technical problems
by Lwood 53 on 2020/09/11 13:50
I’ve enjoyed playing this game for nine years. However, over the last week or so, there have been numerous times when achievements have not been recorded accurately. I reached out for help multiple times and although I receive prompt and courteous responses, they have been unable to help me. The latest advice is to uninstall and reinstall the game, although There’s also a warning that all progress could be lost. At the moment, this is quite frustrating.
Game freezes
by cruiser1945 on 2020/09/10 22:51
I have an iPhone X and the game freezes. Only way to get it working again is to restart my phone. UNACCEPTABLE!!!! And Zynga don’t blame it on the phone since it worked flawlessly 10 months.
Why search?
by Gailgolfer on 2020/09/10 22:29
Up until recently I would have given a 5 star rating. Lately I have to search for the friends I always play with. I have to decline games sent to me from people I don’t know. I have to pass up strangers in order to find my games. I have a nice group of friends to play with. I want only their games to appear for me. Please!
Used to be good. Lacking now.
by Dogwardon on 2020/09/10 19:23
Used to be good. Now, too many bugs. Frequent freezes after making a play (have to close and reopen each time). Also, sometimes push notifications periodically stop working. And, custom settings are not remembered or don’t work when set. My other complaint is too many fancy side games, bonus awards. Instead of just a simple fun game like the original, they over developed all kinds of cheats and awards. It’s a shame.
Word wheel
by GrannyAJ on 2020/09/10 13:14
Won’t let me on. Just keeps wanting to load. Hate that.
Mr.
by rstmarz on 2020/09/10 12:51
I’ve been playing this board game for some years. I like it mucho anytime when going around, anywhere in this world where there is WiFi. It really keeps me going. Thanks for this game and the developers
Banned from the game for telling off scammer.
by darksidecat on 2020/09/10 07:05
There are a ton of scammers trying to get you to give them info on here and they harass players. I told one to get lost and suddenly I was banned. I now have to play without knowing who I am playing and have to watch ads when I previously paid for no ads.
Ads are Ridiculous!
by Dustin 888888 on 2020/09/10 04:33
I don’t want to pay $10 to get rid of ads, that’s a rip off. If it was $1.99, I would definitely pay. The ads take away the fun and make the app feel painful to use.
WordFree
by Quiltiac on 2020/09/09 19:17
Great game, learning words I have never heard of. Sometimes I’m on the offensive and other times, the defensive. It’s a good mental workout most of the time. My daily reward quit working and I miss it. Hence fewer stars.
Not Scrabble
by Zoltar52 on 2020/09/09 05:56
Not easy to find players that don’t just make up words that the app accepts as valid. Luckily there are a few players out there who seek the same type of game as I do.
WWF
by Mike/Gail on 2020/09/09 04:31
Couldn’t be better!!!
Freezing App
by DecentSpeller on 2020/09/09 01:33
Usually I would give a higher rating as I do enjoy the game. A few days ago I updated the app. Now it freezes frequently. The only recourse is to reboot my phone. Very frustrating
Words with friends
by Grandma Mady on 2020/09/09 00:37
A wonderful and challenging experience
NOT IN DICTIONARY
by 37Gables on 2020/09/08 23:37
Too many words that come back with the excuse “not in dictionary” at this time! Always happens when YOU have a word that has never been heard of! Get rid of it, and also too many foreign language words are accepted. Get rid of that also! How many of you out there agree with me?
Cheating
by iDam81 on 2020/09/08 18:48
This game cheats and wants you to cheat too.
Ad free is a rip- off; still get ads
by sbw614 on 2020/09/08 00:02
Zynga took my money ($9.99 @ month) for ad free Words With Friends. Suddenly I’m again receiving ads and the month is not up. They make it IMPOSSIBLE to communicate with them to register a complaint. Even email, if you have the fortitude to find it, is automated and doesn’t include an option for correcting this problem.
Words with Friends Classic
by sageopa on 2020/09/07 18:27
I just started playing with a couple of friends a couple of days ago, one with the Classic and the other one with Classic 2. All of a sudden the first one went blank (dark) while the other one is frozen. Who should I call about this problem. I have an IPhone11.
Where is the challenge?
by HangDoug on 2020/09/07 16:31
I have played the original version of this game for 10 or 15 years. Now there is so much “help” and there are clues and, available for purchase, lots of ways to get an advantage over an opponent. We are now being encouraged to be lazy, and to be able to win, not on merit and skill, but by cozying up to, oh, having the computer win for you. And now it takes about five times as long to play because of the ads. Not interested. I’m digging out my old iPad.
Problems
by Bobbi-b on 2020/09/07 06:56
Some of the ads still freeze up, not allowing me to play. I have to turn my iPad off for a couple minutes to continue play. Also, there is a delay in loading my next play. Very disappointing!! Love the game, but too many problems.😕 I’m still having the same problems.....freezing ads😕
WWF Rocks
by EdLovesWords on 2020/09/06 13:25
I absolutely love the new and improved WWF games and side activity. Well done!!!!
Rosehips91
by sincere987 on 2020/09/06 10:55
I like the game but there are two things that are not good. One - the game is riddled with people who are on line to scam you. And their faces are on this game, and now the new Scrabble game - same faces, same creeps. They have assumed fake identities. One person actually said he was a 5 star General, photo included with uniform. The second really annoying aspect is having to refresh the game after every add because it does not go back to the game.
Freezes
by Nanisherri on 2020/09/05 23:34
What has happened to this game? It freezes up on you all the time. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and nothing helps. Pretty soon I will be uninstalling and finding another game to play!
WWF
by brittanymarley on 2020/09/05 19:07
I love playing this game but have found classic edition and words2 edition freeze up. Have to reboot often. Tried downloading it again and now I have annoying ads. Can you help me?
Not fun anymore
by Mblb14 on 2020/09/05 17:37
I purchased the pro version of this app years ago. It was supposed to be a one time payment. To get around that, they stopped supporting the pro version so it no longer downloaded on updated devices. The classic version I am now using is maddening. It’s one thing to have ads between moves. But seeing the same ad over and over that takes at least 4 taps to close when tapping the x, and then when it does finally close it takes you to an install page to have to close again. That’s annoying enough, but that ever present stress inducing casino ad on the top with constant slot machine motion is maddening and distracting. It interferes with concentration to the point of inducing anger. As hard as I try to ignore it, I can’t. I assume it’s designed that way on purpose. It is no longer an enjoyable game. Instead of this game being something to look forward to and fun, I dread playing, and am deleting the app.
Too many ads!
by Brighamcat on 2020/09/05 17:27
Why can’t I purchase an ad- free WWF app? These ads are ruining it!!!!!
What once was...
by iamjustchristy on 2020/09/05 14:45
I have played WWF for at least 8 years and it used to be fun. Way back when I paid for the ad free version. Now I have to subscribe for $9.99 a month?! That’s insane to me. I just can’t see paying 10 dollars a month for something I already paid for years ago. Get it together Zynga!
No reasonable add-free option, no go.
by Melimagnolia on 2020/09/05 00:58
I used to love this game when it had an ad-free option you just paid once for. Now, each game is frustrating and I find myself avoiding the app because I am forced to endure ads after each move. No thanks. Bye bye.
No support
by Achesd on 2020/09/04 23:04
I can’t get into the solo challenge. There is no response from customer support. I’m ready to give up on this game
Hate all the flashy things
by missoldbasicgame on 2020/09/04 17:03
I just want to play the game. I hate all of the prizes and flashy things.
Words with Friends
by HH lady 1965 on 2020/09/04 14:27
I enjoy this so much; It is user friendly, entertaining, and challenging. Only drawback are the occasional commercials.
Children’s game
by SirHousecat on 2020/09/04 05:41
Where to begin...this used to be a great game but you have ruined this game with the child like atmosphere. Why don’t you just send a sticker to our in-box. Maybe a nice pink bunny or another star whirling around, oh goody! What a stupid children’s game you have created. Why not make one for adults....or do you just love unicorns and cuteness over sensible adult theme gaming. So sickening to see all this junk on here. Clean it up for the adults please.
Beware
by WWFisRiggedd on 2020/09/04 01:59
I love this game because I love scrabble but this game is either easily hacked or it’s rigged. When you play the lightning matches people start before the timer is done counting down or sometimes they win with just two words even. This game has barely anything to do with skill so don’t get your hopes up and don’t feel bad when you lose the lightning rounds
Quick games
by Erinbella on 2020/09/04 01:56
Love the idea but it’s too glitchy. Sometimes I can’t finish a game. Sometimes a game never starts and it freezes at the loading screen. Seriously needs an update.
Frustration.....
by Lovin' Dragonflies on 2020/09/03 18:37
For the life of me I can not understand why there are SO many words accepted by Scrabble and denied/unrecognized by Words With Friends!!!!! 🤯😡
Lily’s Garden ad is gross and offensive
by kmental on 2020/09/03 03:17
I’m too cheap to pay for an ad free version, but this new ad for Lily’s Garden is disgusting. I report it every time I see it and now won’t play the game when it’s flashing. Please, no religious ads and ads with pregnant characters. Seriously, her water breaks and before that is the disgusting ultra sound scene. 🤢
Tom Gruver
by tlgroove1968 on 2020/09/03 02:37
I was enjoying this game and played usually with the maximum games but this last week I was asked for my password and after that I have been blocked from playing all my old friends, can’t even connect with the ones I know and chat with on email. Tried to get help but to no avail. So if anyone there actually reads this please get TLGroove1968 back on games.
It used to be great
by MeridaBetsy on 2020/09/03 02:01
Now it freezes up after a couple of plays. I am constantly deleting and reinstalling the app..
The ADS!!!
by Court 72 on 2020/09/03 00:45
This is a great game but the ads are ridiculous. Need a way to get rid of the ads.
Done with WWF
by wyatthunteralexanderwillia on 2020/09/02 23:20
I have had nothing but problems with this app once inception. I will be in the middle of a game with someone and take a break and when I come back and sign on I receive an internal error message. Happens about every other month. I delete app and have to reinstall constantly only to experience the same issue. I am done playing this game.
Ad hell
by wolfie11 on 2020/09/02 18:16
I have been playing for a while now and the ads keep getting worse and they are longer and longer. I’ve really cut back on playing because I spend more time ignoring ads than I do playing the game.
WWF
by pyrrq on 2020/09/02 12:45
wayyyyyy too many ads!!!
Solo challenges
by abbykitten1954 on 2020/09/01 18:41
I will not be playing the solo games any longer. Too many times when it’s my turn I get an”oops something went wrong” And when I finally get in and ready to play, the challenger has already taken another turn! And the letters cover what was my space! Also there’s a time limit to completing all the levels of challengers. But when I keep getting OOPS, time runs out and I have to start a newly themed solo game. Work on this problem or stop cheating your players!
Fun
by Ready Realtor on 2020/09/01 14:24
Fun... strategic... mental excercise❣️
Bugs!!!
by norfolkian on 2020/09/01 07:07
Fix the bugs please.
iOS 11 🤔
by swanny527 on 2020/08/31 21:40
Stopped receiving Notifications from friends that it’s my turn ...36+ hours ago.
Playing against the computer
by Lots to read on 2020/08/31 19:57
Why can the computer use words that the game doesn’t have a definition for? I hate playing against the computer when they use foreign words from different countries.
Why isn’t “Ok” a usable word?
by kabwordpuzzler on 2020/08/31 00:51
Why isn’t OK an accepted word? This game will allow “words” that don’t even have a definition or aren’t even words, but won’t allow OK?
Glitzy manipulative commercial content
by P-ooooed on 2020/08/30 21:36
Glitzy, manipulative commercial content. Banal, stupid, s—-. Even the game is rigged manipulatively, as in pushing unwanted games on me and I assume all other players,too.
Words with Friends
by GamerKen on 2020/08/30 17:41
The game freezes after every word played. Not worth the price I paid. Apple won’t allow negative reviews on this app either.
Missing old WWF
by Annie Original on 2020/08/30 07:17
I miss the old WWF without all the bells and whistles. Now it’s just a matter of who wil pay the most to win. And the adds - Ugh. Even worse - the silly games that get pushed on you. I don’t want any of that nonsense.
Constantly freezing
by this is my nickname 899 on 2020/08/30 04:19
The new updated version is constantly freezing and glitchy. Should have never been touched. Other than that it’s good.
Crashes a lot
by vegasnene on 2020/08/30 03:41
Have had to uninstall and reinstall several times these past couple weeks....love the game, but frustrating!
Freezes with only one player
by Terieee on 2020/08/29 23:10
How can this happen? I play with several people and on only one of the player games I have to reboot in order to continue?
Racist Classist ads
by Imscotty34 on 2020/08/29 21:23
Giving this app the lowest rating possible for the persistent racist, classist game ads that keep popping up, for game apps that look completely fake. “The poor kids need you” ??? Are you serious?
Terrible improvements
by Bjones383 on 2020/08/29 21:16
This app locks down my entire computer EVERY TIME I USE IT! Fix this bug, please!
End daily challenge
by DanaLLynn on 2020/08/29 20:51
I’d play more if my time was not wasted by the daily goal pop up ridiculousness.
Saltpond 1
by saltpond 1 on 2020/08/29 19:49
Sick of ads and announcements. Would it help if enough of us stopped playing long enough to get their attention? Game has gotten painfully slow and ads more intrusive. Format gets changed but problems not addressed. Looking for another game. Keep hoping for improvement. Just don’t play as much. But do ones who can change it ever read comments?
Horrible nightmare
by Dee@timessquare on 2020/08/29 17:07
Was a favorite on iPad until it started constantly freezing. So I restarted it and it put me at 1 when I was at level21. I put in same pass word etc. it wiped out all my players. Yet it is still up to date on iPhone. I have spent hours trying to synchronize the two and it won’t take. The ads are horrible too. Just not the same game. Will not do events in phone was easier and more fun on iPad.
*dramatic* the consequences of capitalism
by poorappdesignleadstouninstalls on 2020/08/28 14:26
I used to be a WWF power user when it first came out, and I redownloaded it recently to see if it still held up all these years later. It does, but the amount of pay-to-win functionality built in now is extremely obnoxious. Swapping tiles without losing a turn, being able to see where on the board your tiles can go, it reduces a game of scrabble to who has purchased more of the power ups. That and the ads that force my phone into landscape orientation. I get it, you need to pay the bills somehow and ads are a part of that, but seriously ad formats that hijack your phone’s screen orientation are next level frustrating. I didn’t even realize Apple allowed that.
Review
by gma@1993 on 2020/08/27 21:51
Don’t like the ads or it doesn’t accept words like HAUNT. Actual words
I want word wheel back!
by MarciaMarciaMarciaWittyall on 2020/08/27 20:41
I previously thoroughly enjoyed wwf, but word wheel wasn’t working. I was told to remove wwf & re-add it. It seems I can only get word wheel if I pay for it? Come on!
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
WWF is all about cheating
by SS Hart on 2020/06/23 07:40
This game has always allowed cheating. You can try using words you don’t know without penalty. You can see the tiles your challenger has at the end of the game. Etc. But now you play against people who can swap letters without losing a turn, and you’ll never know it. We all have played games where we end up getting crappy letters the entire time. It’s frustrating, but it’s the luck of the draw. I don’t think it’s too much to ask of the developers to have matches where you agree to not use swap + and other cheats that you can purchase. Everyone who plays a game should have the same rules. (I realize they want to make money from these cheats, but the relentless ads should be making them money too.) The game has speed games and solo games with separate boards already. Just add a true WWF classic mode that doesn’t allow paid cheats. It’s not that much to ask, if you want to keep all your customers happy. At this point, I’m going to stop playing with real people and just play the solo mode. Or maybe just stop playing altogether. That means much less ad revenue for them, when they could just allow another format instead.
Words With Friends is no Scrabble
by Wild Ruby on 2020/05/07 14:01
Where to begin? I guess it’s my fault for expecting that this game was Scrabble or a reasonable facsimile. I am an avid Scrabble player and take pride in my vocabulary. Imagine my shock when all of a sudden words that ARE NOT WORDS began to show up as accepted by this game. And imagine my even BIGGER shock when I looked up these so called words in the game’s definition section and find that AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO DEFINITION FOR THIS WORD BUT WE ARE WORKING ON IT.....huh? And the skip your turn option with no penalty? And the option to see where you can make the best play? Why bother playing at all? I have told my friends who play with me that if they are using those options, cross me off their list. I do not use them ever. And as for some doozy “words” my friends come up with....they tell me they throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Oh, fun. So why do I play? Oh I don’t know.....bored I guess. If anyone else feels like I do, there’s real Scrabble at a site called Word Biz that is an Internet Scrabble Club and is true Scrabble. I play it on my computer and it’s awesome. One more thing....I find all the non-game interruptions annoying. I know I can delete the app anytime I want but I do enjoy the actual strategy of playing a straight-forward game with no “help” options. One more observation.....how can a word be a word if it has no definition?
Used to be fun but now it’s cluttered
by SG45. on 2019/09/14 15:26
WWF used to be really fun because of the simplicity of playing with friends with nothing to pop up except for 5 to 10 second ads. Ever since an update a couple months ago now there are more ads that are usually 30 seconds. Not only that but they added these “improvements” and challenges that interrupt matches. I like the idea of challenges but I don’t like the fact that they are forced to be reviewed and waste a good 10 to 15 seconds of your time just so you can see you completed them. And the last thing I have to complain about is that the game has been freezing my entire phone almost every other match. This is the only app that I have that does that and I have an iPhone 8 Plus. I don’t know what you did to your game in the last update but fix it because I am tired of my phone freezing for minutes. The only reason I haven’t deleted your game is because I still want to play with friends but your latest updates are really wanting me to delete your game and never touch it again because you guys have screwed it up really badly. The fact that you’re getting two stars is just out of pity Due to the fact that the game is still fun to an extent...
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.
Great game but OMG the free version is TORTURE
by Stewart_J on 2020/01/05 04:08
The free version of this game doesn’t just have ads. Ads I could deal with. The free version of this has horrible, mind-numbingly idiotic 30 second animations designed by psychologists to cause MAXIMUM anger and frustration on the part of the user. Every time you play a word you are BOMBARDED WITH THESE INANE cartoons that have a 30 second countdown and no way to avoid them. It is SO OBVIOUS that these were designed to torture the user into opening their wallet. Games like this should come with a warning: “the free version of this game is not actually a game. It is an instrument of TORTURE designed to either 1) drive you insane, 2) cause levels of blind rage sufficient to cause you to throw yourself under a bus, or 3) get out your credit card and give them anything they want to make the torture stop. The sad thing is, once you turn off all the ridiculous settings that make the game behave like a Vegas slot machine, and if you take enough sedatives to get you past the barrage of garbage in between plays, the game itself is actually extremely good.
Game is great until they decide to upgrade and not tell you!
by no gift cards here on 2020/06/10 07:20
I’ve been playing word with friends for several years now and have never had a complaint. In fact I enjoy the game very much. My complaint comes when recently I’ve been trying to get into my word with friends app and everything appears to be opening as usual until I get nothing but a blue screen and nothing will happen. I finally give up and try again later. Except later I get the exact same thing. This has gone on for a couple weeks now. I’ve lost all my stats and power ups, everything I’ve worked to gain. I have 40 games that people probably think I’ve just abandoned. I’ve tried to go back to App Store and get words with friends 2 ....... different game and all my information from the the version didn’t transfer. I’m unbelievably upset and therefore wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants to play long term. There is no number to contact anyone. There is no email to contact anyone. Because I cannot get into the app there is no support to chat with. Everything just lost. If I could give lower than 1 Star right now I would do so!
The Ultimate Demise of Words with Friends
by SalMineo on 2019/04/18 23:05
Words with friends used to be fun. The online game was similar to the Scrabble game played on a board. Over the past few years it’s gone on a downhill slide. Paying players seem to be forced to a child’s version of the game (WWF 2) that dumbs down the game and causes adults to give it up. When you opt to receive the classic WWF, as I did, elements of new, dumbed down version creep into the classic version. Now because I have a new phone, the classic version seems to be unavailable to me and I must subscribe to WWF 2. I won’t do it. I will discontinue any and all WWF applications until WWF Classic is restored for those of us older than age 12. Am I alone on this? We must all tell the company that we need to be able to opt for the Classic version. If WWF continues to make it difficult to receive the unadulterated classic version, I, for one, will opt out, just as many of folks I’ve played over the years have already done.
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played & 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.😥
Get rid of all the junk
by reinequalite on 2020/08/05 22:00
I agree whole heartedly with Yellowbugnana. However I am not rating the ap anything more than a one star because I don’t think choosing no stars is an option. All I want to do is play scrabble with my friends. I can’t stand all the junk running in the background and the waste of time it creates in between moves. I don’t want treasure boxes. I don’t want to play with random virtual opponents. I don’t want congratulations. I don’t want to have Zynga-imposed goals. Yuck. I don’t want to buy the option to swap without passing or any other cheats. I wrote to Zynga, without any response, obv, suggesting offering players the choice to play with or without all the sparkles, treasure boxes and other mindless clutter, the option, as it were, to just play the straight game of scrabble. I too, paid for the ad free version, which I agree, with another reviewer, because the ads were so, so, aggressive. I’m not judging those who like treasure boxes and mindless clutter and sparkles. I just want the option to play just plain scrabble with my friends who want the same. There I’ve said it.
Please get Facebook out of this game!
by WinterGarden1 on 2019/12/28 22:54
I don’t do Facebook. I don’t want to do Facebook. Please give me the option in Settings that will allow me to stop the pop-up message asking me if I would like to contact my opponent through Facebook after EVERY MOVE!!! The other issue that the recent updates have given is the “ oops, something went wrong” in practice games that makes them unplayable and undelete-able unless I uninstall and reinstall the game from the App Store. Then I gotta go to settings and shut off all the other stuff that interrupts games....except Facebook, which seems to lord over this thing at will. I paid for it, so allegedly I don’t get any ads, but this Facebook thing is nothing but an ad. And please buy a newer dictionary. Please fix this stuff. Okay, it’s only fair to acknowledge it when the developers address your technical complaints.....so I’m upgrading my scathing “3-star” review to “4-stars” because they took my Facebook pop-up complaints to heart and eliminated the pop-ups after every turn. Thank you. To all of you who still have unresolved complaints, I highly recommend that you go into game settings (in the app) and use the technical support “help” option. They are very responsive and usually get back within two days. But I still wish they’d buy a current dictionary....!
Discrepancies.....
by Memram1 on 2019/11/02 12:16
There are two things that I find truly frustrating. The first is that there are special “Words with Friends Words” that offer absolutely no definition, and don’t exist if you look them up anywhere else. Often times these words consist of obscure letters that people are desperately trying to put together and somehow it makes a “word” that’s acceptable to the game and often gives great points, because the letters are automatically worth more, being more difficult to use. How is this considered fair and not cheating? The second is that I may have a few letters left that I can use to score more points, but all of a sudden the game ends and somehow I lose, regardless of being ahead literally the entire game? If I have tiles to play that can make words and score more points, how does the game just end? If allowed to play the remaining tiles I would easily win. Again, how is this considered fair and not cheating? This is extremely frustrating and doesn’t motivate me to play.
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.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
Keeping the mind sharp
by Tremzy Too on 2020/05/12 04:15
This is such a great competitive way to interact with friends and family, and at the same time keep your mind sharp. Words is educational and also a great distraction from the stress of the day. It is user friendly and so much fun. What is nice is that the game is not a cheat or a computer setup unless you use the extraneous tools available and your opponent does not know that are doing that which I think is a very very unsportsmanlike maneuver and you a cheating because it is not a win using your own skills. There should be no pass and getting new tiles without the loss of your turn. I also don’t like all the interruptions inserting the awards constantly. I just want a straight play without all the whistles and bells. Otherwise I love the site.
Very annoying extra garbage
by Pips5 on 2020/08/01 12:38
Oh Words With Friends, what happened?? Used to be a classic Scrabble game, fun to play with friends and now we are all so sick of the badges, pop-ups, congrats, daily goals and other super annoying so called extras that just slow the game down and make it awful to play. None of these things can be turned off in settings, and I have used the paid version of this game for years so I should be able to. I know I am not alone. With every update something worse is added. Today’s new annoyance is the game doesn’t allow you to just go to the next game like before, now it suggests other people to play with, can’t turn it off. Zynga needs to read these reviews. Also, what’s up with the words that aren’t real words (according to the game), but can be played anyway?? And some of the definitions of words are downright BIZARRE. So disappointed in the direction this game has gone. On the hunt for another word game for grown-ups.
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.
You’ve got to be kidding! Why can’t I give you 0 stars?
by Samara Roi on 2020/04/01 02:34
I was ready to enjoy this game. But what about all those points and “challenges”? Who finds them entertaining? And what do you tell me about those ridiculous ads for even more ridiculous games? Are you aiming at fourth graders maybe? Who likes to suffer witnessing that weird guy getting tortured by the players choices, or see and hear that poor fish crying for mercy? I find those ads very sadistic. Ah, but wait: you don’t want ads? Then pay $9.99 a month! That’s equal to some people’s phone bill. Im quitting this forsaken game. You should quit developing stuff like this. There, I give you that challenge
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.
“Ad Free Bundle” my foot
by S. Gresham on 2020/06/18 04:44
tl;dr — Aesthetically pleasing gameplay, and the app performs smoothly. Minus 3 stars for shoddy ad removal via a half-baked “subscription” & no other options. — The game is fine — I appreciate that this version of WWF (why, WHY are there 3 nearly identical versions on offer?) sports, to my eyes, the most streamlined UI of all the popular social crossword games (Scopely’s new take on Scrabble should take copious notes). The app behaves as expected, which is a good baseline for any mobile game/application in 2020. BUT: who do you think you’re kidding offering a $9.99 USD “ad free bundle” which only removes the ads for 30 days? Just offer a subscription model like literally EVERY other app has shifted towards in the past year. Call it what it is. Because I’m old enough to remember when customers could choose to endure the ads for a free mobile game (and that’s still a fair trade-off), or we could pay a few dollars *once* simply to remove the ads from our experience. Why has that option fallen out of favor? You want players to throw you $10 a month? Fine, offer a subscription & bundle up the ad removal & a replenishing stock of boosters/power-ups/in-game currency. The players who want that will pay for it. For the rest of us who just want to get the ads out of the way, give us the option to throw you $5-7 USD & be done with it.
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?
LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE!!!
by Cazy Gan on 2020/08/14 22:05
SERIOUSLY, do you HAVE to RUIN EVERYTHING??? I DON’T want EDGAR ALLEN POE’S MUG HANGING AMONG THOSE whose turn it is to play!!! HE’S HAD HIS CHANCE, he should have played the game when he had the chance! We DO NOT; REPEAT, DO NOT WANT DECORATIONS, COLORS CHANGED, GAME MANIPULATED IN REGARD TO COLORS, FLOWERS, DECEASED ADULTS, or ANY FURTHER CHANGES MADE TO THE GAME THAT ATTRACTED US IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! You all are now so empty-headed from trying to entertain, that you are throwing the dregs of your brains SO FAR DOWN THE LINE THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE COME TO DESPISE your stupid, not funny(not even half-funny) desperation to out-do the OTHER IDIOTS TRYING TO OUTDO YOU!!! S-T-O-P!!! If you’re getting money for all these dumb decorated “CHRISTMAS/HALLOWEEN/EASTER GAMES, USE YOUR HEADS AND go get a job that you can really get into, because you’ve ruined more games than I care to count!!! You are about to lose players because you are SO EMPTY HEADED!!!” Signed, So worn out, so disgusted, I honestly think my brain is going to explode, and I HOPE Y’ALL HAVE USED ALL THE ghoulish, infantile accoutrements that reside in your tiny brains!
Not fun anymore
by Mblb14 on 2020/09/05 17:37
I purchased the pro version of this app years ago. It was supposed to be a one time payment. To get around that, they stopped supporting the pro version so it no longer downloaded on updated devices. The classic version I am now using is maddening. It’s one thing to have ads between moves. But seeing the same ad over and over that takes at least 4 taps to close when tapping the x, and then when it does finally close it takes you to an install page to have to close again. That’s annoying enough, but that ever present stress inducing casino ad on the top with constant slot machine motion is maddening and distracting. It interferes with concentration to the point of inducing anger. As hard as I try to ignore it, I can’t. I assume it’s designed that way on purpose. It is no longer an enjoyable game. Instead of this game being something to look forward to and fun, I dread playing, and am deleting the app.
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.
Every Update Gets Slower and More Frustrating
by RichKnox51 on 2019/09/13 11:27
I used to enjoy playing this app. But the developers have added so many gimmicks the program has to stop and think about that every time I submit a word that there is a pause of 10 to 20 sec. As of the last update the moves from the other players don’t show up immediately either. Even when I am trying to move letters to create a word there is often a pause of a few seconds before the letter will move. I enjoyed the app much more when it was a straight forward exercise of vocabulary and logic without “prizes” and gimmicks giving extra advantages to a player. If the performance and complexity of what was a very responsive and simple app gets any worse it will be unusable. I am about ready to remove it from my iPad.
MAJOR Quick Play Glitches
by Word With Friends Fan on 2020/07/05 01:38
The quick play in game game has major glitches that I have literally stopped playing it! It either just hangs in the middle of the game (despite great internet connectivity) and lets the opponent win or both players all together are unable to play at all for several minutes while an "error" constantly pops up UNLESS one exits the game and restarts it a fresh then rejoins game!. Worse still, it often doesn't tally up a word score made or GIVES THE HARD EARNED WORD SCORE TO ONE'S OPPONENT!!! I SWEAR!!. VERY FRUSTRATING AND ANNOYING!!!. I had 78 and played an 86 score word yesterday which would have easily shot me to a 164 meaning a win in the duel but instead the 86 went straight to my opponent and they instead won! YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE MY FRUSTRATION!. FIX IT!!!!!
Used to be the perfect game
by kwhhhhhhh on 2019/10/13 14:05
All the extras they put in the app in the form of challenges within the game, and the congratulating me for using a letter of a word of their challenge, inside the first challenge is utterly ridiculous. I don’t play the game nearly as often, because when that noise comes up and interrupts my game i just close the app. I used to play it all throughout the day with multiple players of my choice. Not anymore. If you think people like all the extra garbage, then create another words with friend app for it all. Those who appreciate the simple perfection of your original game design can stick with it. You will be surprised and how many stick with the original. Zynga has completely lost sight in their little design room of what the user actually uses and likes.
Lots of fun
by Anclife on 2020/07/02 17:14
Been a big fan for years. Thought of a new power up you could do. A definition power up on last word played (or any word played if not too complicated a program). Much faster than pulling up a Webster’s online and typing in the word. Especially with how often people use outlandish words. I half hope this gets ignored because I’ve got a pile of coins and would use them all up quick buying more dictionary power ups if this were available. Side note: Clue power up is useless. Why would I want you to give me the location and letters for a mediocre word? Completely pointless. Other than those 2 things I really like the game. Finally broke down and started using tile styles. It’s fun!
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.
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.
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!
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. 👍🙂
D@#n Your so-called 'dictionary & ads!
by bcstones on 2020/07/12 22:24
If I could, I'd give ya'll "0" stars...I'm sick & tired of checking a word in your "dictionary" to see the comment that you accept the word, however ya'll say no definition is to be found. I also HATE your acceptance of archaic words (usually Scottish), foreign words or slang but not always proper English...& when I "introduce" you to definitions from the Oxford or Webster's dictionary, you'll "consider" that word & never allow me, or anyone else for that matter, to see your inclusion or continued exclusion of the word. Also, your acceptance of slang, abbreviations, & nonsense words just angers me no end. Also hate the way you've allowed vendors to hide &/or put the "skip/x" symbol in places that are difficult to see or hit. I would pay to play Scrabble but my family, the only persons I play with, unfortunately Scrabble is no more..so I'm stuck with you, you miserable cretins!
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!
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.
Swap Plus Scam!
by Dejalen1 on 2019/11/09 12:36
I have been playing WWF for years and have always loved the game. Recently you introduced a new option called Swap + which allows you to swap letters without missing a turn. You initially offered this as a free trial and of course I, like others, used it to swap out letters that were not ideal as part of my strategic moves. Then, the trial ended and that’s when the shenanigans (on your part) began! After the end of the free trial, all of a sudden, all the letters I receive are equivalent to one point! I’m not talking one or two, but ALL SEVEN of them! This is mysteriously happening in each and every game I play! You are NOT fooling me! This is obviously built in as an algorithm for all of us who took advantage of your free trial to encourage us to now PAY to swap out our low tiles! What a SCAM move!! If it continues, I will be deleting the app because I refused to be manipulated by you!
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.
What used to be a great app... millennial takeover!
by David Meier Smith on 2020/05/16 22:46
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! Well... decision made to quit! Last update for “bug fixes” and such killed the app. It will no longer open. Bye bye WWF!
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.
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. ☹️
I love Scrabble but hate the way the developers have dumbed down the game
by Filmlover8888 on 2020/08/03 04:48
This is one of the most popular apps and has been around forever but their dictionary has massive gaps—so many words that they claim are valid but they cannot define. Their competitor Lexulous has a much better dictionary and is less frustrating. Words accepts many two-letter words that are not valid Scrabble words. The developers are more concerned about monetizing the game so they are constantly trying to get you to cheat with things like Word Radar. And they annoy you with games within the game in which you accidentally spell words thar you cannot see. Who cares? I hate that the developers do not care about the integrity of the game. If they want to add something users care about they could add a lead change tracker for each game.
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!!
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.
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.
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Come enjoy The Original Word Play! Grab your mobile device and prove you have what it takes to best your friends and family in this addictive multiplayer game. Whether you need to relax after a long day, or are looking to train your brain, words with friends classic is perfect for you! Make sure to keep your mind sharp as you choose the perfect move on the board, as one word can be the difference between victory and defeat! Are you looking for a way to build your vocabulary by yourself? Our Solo Challenge is the answer! There is no better way to train your brain than against our fiendish word masters. Looking for new friends with whom to play puzzle games? You can practice your crossword skills with our random opponent matchmaking. No matter if you play with friends old or new, stay connected with our in-game chat, and track your progress with unlockable stats. Think you're the best at word games of all your friends? Prove it by racking up points and beating your Weekly Challenge! For more information, see our Terms of Service: https://www.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service and Privacy Policy: https://www.zynga.com/privacy/policy" “The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.” Just another title from Zynga’s Games With Friends™
So many ads!
by Paradoxgirl1981 on 2020/09/26 11:02
Some of the adds use sound and blast it even if your phone is on silent or vibrate. VERY annoying. Plus there are a ton of stupid ads. Other dumb present stuff in game. I just want to play with friends. No way to rid of ads permanently. :/
Crashes constantly
by Bearsfan8580 on 2020/09/25 22:29
Crashes constantly since update before last
Too many gimmicks
by tinaace on 2020/09/25 21:27
The basic game is great but there are lots of ridiculous bells and whistles and the ap keeps going down.
Upgraded versions stink
by Kleebob54 on 2020/09/25 17:43
I hate your new WWF. The original, first version worked beautifully. Why did you have to ruin it?
Awesome
by savitabelle on 2020/09/23 19:49
So funnnn
Solo Challenges Cheat
by Kaydaver on 2020/09/23 15:52
It uses words for which there are no definitions and abbreviations that are not allowed in regular games, including practice games with the computer. Also, the solo challenges know what letters you have so you are blocked at every turn.
Too Many Commercials
by Gran Sholey/Sho-Sho on 2020/09/22 01:17
You have way to many commercials, therefore I only play this game when I’m desperate. At least if you want us to watch that stuff you need to offer some kind of award. You are trying to get my money and I ThNk it’s only fair if we have to put up with all that nonsense then we should get rewarded
Words with Friends
by Has2Dogs on 2020/09/21 13:35
It truly has become an activity I look forward to.
Words With Friends is not only a challenge at times, but loads of fun to play! !!
by GBLJ 1 on 2020/09/21 10:10
but fun!!
Friends
by shingle belly on 2020/09/21 02:00
Wonderful way to keep in touch with friends, and keep your mind sharp!
Ads
by m_b_j94 on 2020/09/19 19:12
I love this game, it is just crazy that every word I play on a game ends in an AD! Seriously ruins it for me and recommending this game. I suppose you could pay to have no ads but that’s insane, not even YouTube is this bad.
Buggiest game ever
by do by gbinf on 2020/09/19 15:10
If you like to be force fed adds every turn, if you like the game freezing every other turn, if you like having to reboot your phone 9 times a game, this is the game for you!
GAME FREEZING after a play!
by Kdkrocks on 2020/09/19 14:44
Game keeps FREEZING! After I make a play! Most aggrieving !!! I have to shut my IOS 11ProNax off, then turn back on.
Great Game, but please accept Datil as a word.
by First Coaster on 2020/09/19 13:05
I enjoy the game, and just want to add that I just played a word: Datil and the game doesn’t accept this word. It is completely legitimate, and it’s the name of a yellow hot pepper grown mostly in Florida. The word needs to be accepted in WWF as compared to all the absolutely made up ‘words’ that are allowed. I even had some strange combination of letters accepted. Turns out it was a mythical god of some ancient civilization. Thanks for, in advance, for adding Datil, it’s a really good pepper too!
Gamer
by Toughest battles on 2020/09/19 04:22
Love the game..Do not like the fact that games (Auto play) I don’t want automatically start.
Good game BUT!!!
by xybcz on 2020/09/18 20:24
Fun game to play but ads have become more than annoying so do not play as often and do not recommend any longer -have to turn phone off in order to exit an ad
Ads are Annoying!
by Luluj114 on 2020/09/17 18:37
I had the original Classic Words and purchased the ad free version. After taking a few years off, I returned to the game and wanted the ad free version again. Now, it is only available if I’m willing to pay a monthly fee, which I am not! The ads annoy me so much that I have lost a lot of my interest in playing the game! Also, there are so many additional games and silliness that it wastes too much of my time to make it worth it. I really hope the reviews make a difference, because the vast majority of them have the same complaints, but nothing seems to change.
Fun but it freezes constantly
by Woofwoof12345 on 2020/09/16 18:28
I don’t know who is handling these updates but the app freezes constantly and it’s annoying af. I have had to power off and on many times. I’m constantly updating so it’s not that. It’s just poorly designed. Get it together wwf!
Fun game but very flawed
by AR in TX on 2020/09/16 16:55
I enjoy the game but have some growing issues with it: 1) the cheats: there are too many power ups and other ways people can get an unfair - or at least paid - advantage. 2) the undefined words: it’s a word, define it - don’t tell me it’s an acceptable word but no one can say what it means. 3) the men who use this game as a dating site or to scam. I don’t want to chat, i came to play a word game. Women may do this, too, but so far the only people inappropriately calling me “dear” and asking if I’m married are male players. Go to a dating site for a date, not a scrabble game. The game developers have tried to address this but it still happens too frequently.
Helps my memory
by rick402ndMP on 2020/09/15 21:19
Now that I’m 3 months from 65 the game keeps my mind sharp.
Words With Friends
by Airborne Dan on 2020/09/15 17:44
Too many game advertisements. I don’t want another game!!! If I X out don’t show me the ad over & over again!!
Points for badges
by dah264 on 2020/09/14 22:23
Why is my goal increasing by 500 points every week? Previously it increased by 20 points per week, then out of the blue it changed to 500 per week. I’d have to play day and night to make that!,
Frozen screen
by jrrseybgirl on 2020/09/14 22:01
It is most annoying when my screen freezes every time I post a word and does not unfreeze until my opponent posts his word. Not only am I not able to,play the word game, I also cannot access solo challenge, fast word or mini puzzles. Have tried contacting Zynga but got no response.
Board freezes
by Missouri Belle on 2020/09/14 18:07
About every third play the board freezes and I have to turn my computer off and back on. I’ve tried deleting the game and reloading it but it’s faster to turn the iPad off and back on. If that didn’t happen I would like the game. Not love it because of all the trash offered. But I would like it.
To many pop ups.
by zfjhd CB jg on 2020/09/14 16:15
It’s really hard to enjoy the game when you’re having to close ads every five seconds, every turn, every single turn you have ads and some stupid reward animation you have to wait through in order to continue...
WAS great.....down to Good......
by 2old2Bhere on 2020/09/14 12:52
When I first started WWF it was sooooo much fun......I paid to have no ads......it went from one friend to the next.....moved right along......NOW......u have to put up with all these crappy interruptions....word of the day....u have reached played 3 seven letter words.....here’s your reward....etc...etc.....and the last stupid update u can’t just go from who u r playing......u have to c all these other people u could play and computer players......they have turned it into a freaking frustrating mess........and NOW........it just keeps crashing......I cannot get on at all.......guess I am done with it.......can’t take anymore......to bad because I really enjoyed it!
Great app!!!
by ronlogui1 on 2020/09/13 22:34
Great brain exercise,makes you think fun and challenging!!!
Loisweidner
by counselee on 2020/09/13 20:23
Appreciate playing with relatives and friends who are a long distance from me. Thank you.
Too many ads
by 691310 on 2020/09/13 15:37
Ads can be tiring, especially the 30 second political ones.
Why, why, why is thus App so SLOW??
by Ehb60 on 2020/09/12 23:09
This game used to be fun. Now I have to wait forever to get to the next game. I thought I’d play this forever because I love scrabble so much. But my patience is wearing very thin. Fix it. Oh, and stop cheating.
Words
by pghiker on 2020/09/12 16:49
Great game, playing since 2014
Freezes up
by Planetclark5150 on 2020/09/12 14:59
Freezes up since last update.
Happy Bee
by fatiguelady on 2020/09/12 14:14
Love it! Keeps my brain working.
Get rid of junk
by dlinarkansas on 2020/09/12 13:29
I can’t be the only person who hates the extra junk. I am not even sure what they are called, they are so aggravating I just Tap tap as fast as I can to get out! I am talking about the gifts and boxes for using the letters of the day/week, playing a certain word or a word with certain points or a letter count. I know and accept the ads that us expected unless I choose to pay. But please please please let me opt out if the other crap!!!! I would prefer a way to know if my opponent is using the paid cheats you have but even that is not as aggravating as the time wasting gifts and boxes etc... I would quit but I have an elderly friend and a niece who live across country and this is a nice way to interact and have a connection. If not for that I would delete.
My review
by im a detective on 2020/09/12 03:05
I don’t like the fact that you either get a ton of vowels or a ton of consonants. It’s never even. Also, some words are refused when they are real words. Who is setting this up? I’m not talking about words that are foreign or proper names. I liked this game when it was in its early days.
Ads galore
by mj0n35 on 2020/09/11 23:14
This game use to be so much fun but 9.99 for 30 days of ad free playing. Every single match when your turn ends 2-3 ads. Play your turn with another friend oh look another ad that I just seen literally 2 seconds ago.
Radar purchase more than once for same game...
by kap2014 on 2020/09/11 14:28
More and more it happens that I buy a radar and I don’t find my word so I go on to another game. When I come back to it again, same game where I haven’t played a word, i hit radar and it makes me buy another one! I’ve had several games lately where I’ve had to buy 2-3 radars for same game. Getting really annoyed at this. It doesn’t happen on most games, I can go back to them again and again with my radar that I used for that game, and it comes up. But on a couple games, it acts like it’s a new game that I don’t have an open radar on that I already bought, and wants me to buy a new one. Please fix this!
Words
by Dcindc&md on 2020/09/11 14:24
It keeps freezing. Over and over. I have to delete it and then reload or turn iPhone 11 off and back on. There are other smaller gripes but this one is the worst.
Technical problems
by Lwood 53 on 2020/09/11 13:50
I’ve enjoyed playing this game for nine years. However, over the last week or so, there have been numerous times when achievements have not been recorded accurately. I reached out for help multiple times and although I receive prompt and courteous responses, they have been unable to help me. The latest advice is to uninstall and reinstall the game, although There’s also a warning that all progress could be lost. At the moment, this is quite frustrating.
Game freezes
by cruiser1945 on 2020/09/10 22:51
I have an iPhone X and the game freezes. Only way to get it working again is to restart my phone. UNACCEPTABLE!!!! And Zynga don’t blame it on the phone since it worked flawlessly 10 months.
Why search?
by Gailgolfer on 2020/09/10 22:29
Up until recently I would have given a 5 star rating. Lately I have to search for the friends I always play with. I have to decline games sent to me from people I don’t know. I have to pass up strangers in order to find my games. I have a nice group of friends to play with. I want only their games to appear for me. Please!
Used to be good. Lacking now.
by Dogwardon on 2020/09/10 19:23
Used to be good. Now, too many bugs. Frequent freezes after making a play (have to close and reopen each time). Also, sometimes push notifications periodically stop working. And, custom settings are not remembered or don’t work when set. My other complaint is too many fancy side games, bonus awards. Instead of just a simple fun game like the original, they over developed all kinds of cheats and awards. It’s a shame.
Word wheel
by GrannyAJ on 2020/09/10 13:14
Won’t let me on. Just keeps wanting to load. Hate that.
Mr.
by rstmarz on 2020/09/10 12:51
I’ve been playing this board game for some years. I like it mucho anytime when going around, anywhere in this world where there is WiFi. It really keeps me going. Thanks for this game and the developers
Banned from the game for telling off scammer.
by darksidecat on 2020/09/10 07:05
There are a ton of scammers trying to get you to give them info on here and they harass players. I told one to get lost and suddenly I was banned. I now have to play without knowing who I am playing and have to watch ads when I previously paid for no ads.
Ads are Ridiculous!
by Dustin 888888 on 2020/09/10 04:33
I don’t want to pay $10 to get rid of ads, that’s a rip off. If it was $1.99, I would definitely pay. The ads take away the fun and make the app feel painful to use.
WordFree
by Quiltiac on 2020/09/09 19:17
Great game, learning words I have never heard of. Sometimes I’m on the offensive and other times, the defensive. It’s a good mental workout most of the time. My daily reward quit working and I miss it. Hence fewer stars.
Not Scrabble
by Zoltar52 on 2020/09/09 05:56
Not easy to find players that don’t just make up words that the app accepts as valid. Luckily there are a few players out there who seek the same type of game as I do.
WWF
by Mike/Gail on 2020/09/09 04:31
Couldn’t be better!!!
Freezing App
by DecentSpeller on 2020/09/09 01:33
Usually I would give a higher rating as I do enjoy the game. A few days ago I updated the app. Now it freezes frequently. The only recourse is to reboot my phone. Very frustrating
Words with friends
by Grandma Mady on 2020/09/09 00:37
A wonderful and challenging experience
NOT IN DICTIONARY
by 37Gables on 2020/09/08 23:37
Too many words that come back with the excuse “not in dictionary” at this time! Always happens when YOU have a word that has never been heard of! Get rid of it, and also too many foreign language words are accepted. Get rid of that also! How many of you out there agree with me?
Cheating
by iDam81 on 2020/09/08 18:48
This game cheats and wants you to cheat too.
Ad free is a rip- off; still get ads
by sbw614 on 2020/09/08 00:02
Zynga took my money ($9.99 @ month) for ad free Words With Friends. Suddenly I’m again receiving ads and the month is not up. They make it IMPOSSIBLE to communicate with them to register a complaint. Even email, if you have the fortitude to find it, is automated and doesn’t include an option for correcting this problem.
Words with Friends Classic
by sageopa on 2020/09/07 18:27
I just started playing with a couple of friends a couple of days ago, one with the Classic and the other one with Classic 2. All of a sudden the first one went blank (dark) while the other one is frozen. Who should I call about this problem. I have an IPhone11.
Where is the challenge?
by HangDoug on 2020/09/07 16:31
I have played the original version of this game for 10 or 15 years. Now there is so much “help” and there are clues and, available for purchase, lots of ways to get an advantage over an opponent. We are now being encouraged to be lazy, and to be able to win, not on merit and skill, but by cozying up to, oh, having the computer win for you. And now it takes about five times as long to play because of the ads. Not interested. I’m digging out my old iPad.
Problems
by Bobbi-b on 2020/09/07 06:56
Some of the ads still freeze up, not allowing me to play. I have to turn my iPad off for a couple minutes to continue play. Also, there is a delay in loading my next play. Very disappointing!! Love the game, but too many problems.😕 I’m still having the same problems.....freezing ads😕
WWF Rocks
by EdLovesWords on 2020/09/06 13:25
I absolutely love the new and improved WWF games and side activity. Well done!!!!
Rosehips91
by sincere987 on 2020/09/06 10:55
I like the game but there are two things that are not good. One - the game is riddled with people who are on line to scam you. And their faces are on this game, and now the new Scrabble game - same faces, same creeps. They have assumed fake identities. One person actually said he was a 5 star General, photo included with uniform. The second really annoying aspect is having to refresh the game after every add because it does not go back to the game.
Freezes
by Nanisherri on 2020/09/05 23:34
What has happened to this game? It freezes up on you all the time. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and nothing helps. Pretty soon I will be uninstalling and finding another game to play!
WWF
by brittanymarley on 2020/09/05 19:07
I love playing this game but have found classic edition and words2 edition freeze up. Have to reboot often. Tried downloading it again and now I have annoying ads. Can you help me?
Not fun anymore
by Mblb14 on 2020/09/05 17:37
I purchased the pro version of this app years ago. It was supposed to be a one time payment. To get around that, they stopped supporting the pro version so it no longer downloaded on updated devices. The classic version I am now using is maddening. It’s one thing to have ads between moves. But seeing the same ad over and over that takes at least 4 taps to close when tapping the x, and then when it does finally close it takes you to an install page to have to close again. That’s annoying enough, but that ever present stress inducing casino ad on the top with constant slot machine motion is maddening and distracting. It interferes with concentration to the point of inducing anger. As hard as I try to ignore it, I can’t. I assume it’s designed that way on purpose. It is no longer an enjoyable game. Instead of this game being something to look forward to and fun, I dread playing, and am deleting the app.
Too many ads!
by Brighamcat on 2020/09/05 17:27
Why can’t I purchase an ad- free WWF app? These ads are ruining it!!!!!
What once was...
by iamjustchristy on 2020/09/05 14:45
I have played WWF for at least 8 years and it used to be fun. Way back when I paid for the ad free version. Now I have to subscribe for $9.99 a month?! That’s insane to me. I just can’t see paying 10 dollars a month for something I already paid for years ago. Get it together Zynga!
No reasonable add-free option, no go.
by Melimagnolia on 2020/09/05 00:58
I used to love this game when it had an ad-free option you just paid once for. Now, each game is frustrating and I find myself avoiding the app because I am forced to endure ads after each move. No thanks. Bye bye.
No support
by Achesd on 2020/09/04 23:04
I can’t get into the solo challenge. There is no response from customer support. I’m ready to give up on this game
Hate all the flashy things
by missoldbasicgame on 2020/09/04 17:03
I just want to play the game. I hate all of the prizes and flashy things.
Words with Friends
by HH lady 1965 on 2020/09/04 14:27
I enjoy this so much; It is user friendly, entertaining, and challenging. Only drawback are the occasional commercials.
Children’s game
by SirHousecat on 2020/09/04 05:41
Where to begin...this used to be a great game but you have ruined this game with the child like atmosphere. Why don’t you just send a sticker to our in-box. Maybe a nice pink bunny or another star whirling around, oh goody! What a stupid children’s game you have created. Why not make one for adults....or do you just love unicorns and cuteness over sensible adult theme gaming. So sickening to see all this junk on here. Clean it up for the adults please.
Beware
by WWFisRiggedd on 2020/09/04 01:59
I love this game because I love scrabble but this game is either easily hacked or it’s rigged. When you play the lightning matches people start before the timer is done counting down or sometimes they win with just two words even. This game has barely anything to do with skill so don’t get your hopes up and don’t feel bad when you lose the lightning rounds
Quick games
by Erinbella on 2020/09/04 01:56
Love the idea but it’s too glitchy. Sometimes I can’t finish a game. Sometimes a game never starts and it freezes at the loading screen. Seriously needs an update.
Frustration.....
by Lovin' Dragonflies on 2020/09/03 18:37
For the life of me I can not understand why there are SO many words accepted by Scrabble and denied/unrecognized by Words With Friends!!!!! 🤯😡
Lily’s Garden ad is gross and offensive
by kmental on 2020/09/03 03:17
I’m too cheap to pay for an ad free version, but this new ad for Lily’s Garden is disgusting. I report it every time I see it and now won’t play the game when it’s flashing. Please, no religious ads and ads with pregnant characters. Seriously, her water breaks and before that is the disgusting ultra sound scene. 🤢
Tom Gruver
by tlgroove1968 on 2020/09/03 02:37
I was enjoying this game and played usually with the maximum games but this last week I was asked for my password and after that I have been blocked from playing all my old friends, can’t even connect with the ones I know and chat with on email. Tried to get help but to no avail. So if anyone there actually reads this please get TLGroove1968 back on games.
It used to be great
by MeridaBetsy on 2020/09/03 02:01
Now it freezes up after a couple of plays. I am constantly deleting and reinstalling the app..
The ADS!!!
by Court 72 on 2020/09/03 00:45
This is a great game but the ads are ridiculous. Need a way to get rid of the ads.
Done with WWF
by wyatthunteralexanderwillia on 2020/09/02 23:20
I have had nothing but problems with this app once inception. I will be in the middle of a game with someone and take a break and when I come back and sign on I receive an internal error message. Happens about every other month. I delete app and have to reinstall constantly only to experience the same issue. I am done playing this game.
Ad hell
by wolfie11 on 2020/09/02 18:16
I have been playing for a while now and the ads keep getting worse and they are longer and longer. I’ve really cut back on playing because I spend more time ignoring ads than I do playing the game.
WWF
by pyrrq on 2020/09/02 12:45
wayyyyyy too many ads!!!
Solo challenges
by abbykitten1954 on 2020/09/01 18:41
I will not be playing the solo games any longer. Too many times when it’s my turn I get an”oops something went wrong” And when I finally get in and ready to play, the challenger has already taken another turn! And the letters cover what was my space! Also there’s a time limit to completing all the levels of challengers. But when I keep getting OOPS, time runs out and I have to start a newly themed solo game. Work on this problem or stop cheating your players!
Fun
by Ready Realtor on 2020/09/01 14:24
Fun... strategic... mental excercise❣️
Bugs!!!
by norfolkian on 2020/09/01 07:07
Fix the bugs please.
iOS 11 🤔
by swanny527 on 2020/08/31 21:40
Stopped receiving Notifications from friends that it’s my turn ...36+ hours ago.
Playing against the computer
by Lots to read on 2020/08/31 19:57
Why can the computer use words that the game doesn’t have a definition for? I hate playing against the computer when they use foreign words from different countries.
Why isn’t “Ok” a usable word?
by kabwordpuzzler on 2020/08/31 00:51
Why isn’t OK an accepted word? This game will allow “words” that don’t even have a definition or aren’t even words, but won’t allow OK?
Glitzy manipulative commercial content
by P-ooooed on 2020/08/30 21:36
Glitzy, manipulative commercial content. Banal, stupid, s—-. Even the game is rigged manipulatively, as in pushing unwanted games on me and I assume all other players,too.
Words with Friends
by GamerKen on 2020/08/30 17:41
The game freezes after every word played. Not worth the price I paid. Apple won’t allow negative reviews on this app either.
Missing old WWF
by Annie Original on 2020/08/30 07:17
I miss the old WWF without all the bells and whistles. Now it’s just a matter of who wil pay the most to win. And the adds - Ugh. Even worse - the silly games that get pushed on you. I don’t want any of that nonsense.
Constantly freezing
by this is my nickname 899 on 2020/08/30 04:19
The new updated version is constantly freezing and glitchy. Should have never been touched. Other than that it’s good.
Crashes a lot
by vegasnene on 2020/08/30 03:41
Have had to uninstall and reinstall several times these past couple weeks....love the game, but frustrating!
Freezes with only one player
by Terieee on 2020/08/29 23:10
How can this happen? I play with several people and on only one of the player games I have to reboot in order to continue?
Racist Classist ads
by Imscotty34 on 2020/08/29 21:23
Giving this app the lowest rating possible for the persistent racist, classist game ads that keep popping up, for game apps that look completely fake. “The poor kids need you” ??? Are you serious?
Terrible improvements
by Bjones383 on 2020/08/29 21:16
This app locks down my entire computer EVERY TIME I USE IT! Fix this bug, please!
End daily challenge
by DanaLLynn on 2020/08/29 20:51
I’d play more if my time was not wasted by the daily goal pop up ridiculousness.
Saltpond 1
by saltpond 1 on 2020/08/29 19:49
Sick of ads and announcements. Would it help if enough of us stopped playing long enough to get their attention? Game has gotten painfully slow and ads more intrusive. Format gets changed but problems not addressed. Looking for another game. Keep hoping for improvement. Just don’t play as much. But do ones who can change it ever read comments?
Horrible nightmare
by Dee@timessquare on 2020/08/29 17:07
Was a favorite on iPad until it started constantly freezing. So I restarted it and it put me at 1 when I was at level21. I put in same pass word etc. it wiped out all my players. Yet it is still up to date on iPhone. I have spent hours trying to synchronize the two and it won’t take. The ads are horrible too. Just not the same game. Will not do events in phone was easier and more fun on iPad.
*dramatic* the consequences of capitalism
by poorappdesignleadstouninstalls on 2020/08/28 14:26
I used to be a WWF power user when it first came out, and I redownloaded it recently to see if it still held up all these years later. It does, but the amount of pay-to-win functionality built in now is extremely obnoxious. Swapping tiles without losing a turn, being able to see where on the board your tiles can go, it reduces a game of scrabble to who has purchased more of the power ups. That and the ads that force my phone into landscape orientation. I get it, you need to pay the bills somehow and ads are a part of that, but seriously ad formats that hijack your phone’s screen orientation are next level frustrating. I didn’t even realize Apple allowed that.
Review
by gma@1993 on 2020/08/27 21:51
Don’t like the ads or it doesn’t accept words like HAUNT. Actual words
I want word wheel back!
by MarciaMarciaMarciaWittyall on 2020/08/27 20:41
I previously thoroughly enjoyed wwf, but word wheel wasn’t working. I was told to remove wwf & re-add it. It seems I can only get word wheel if I pay for it? Come on!
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
WWF is all about cheating
by SS Hart on 2020/06/23 07:40
This game has always allowed cheating. You can try using words you don’t know without penalty. You can see the tiles your challenger has at the end of the game. Etc. But now you play against people who can swap letters without losing a turn, and you’ll never know it. We all have played games where we end up getting crappy letters the entire time. It’s frustrating, but it’s the luck of the draw. I don’t think it’s too much to ask of the developers to have matches where you agree to not use swap + and other cheats that you can purchase. Everyone who plays a game should have the same rules. (I realize they want to make money from these cheats, but the relentless ads should be making them money too.) The game has speed games and solo games with separate boards already. Just add a true WWF classic mode that doesn’t allow paid cheats. It’s not that much to ask, if you want to keep all your customers happy. At this point, I’m going to stop playing with real people and just play the solo mode. Or maybe just stop playing altogether. That means much less ad revenue for them, when they could just allow another format instead.
Words With Friends is no Scrabble
by Wild Ruby on 2020/05/07 14:01
Where to begin? I guess it’s my fault for expecting that this game was Scrabble or a reasonable facsimile. I am an avid Scrabble player and take pride in my vocabulary. Imagine my shock when all of a sudden words that ARE NOT WORDS began to show up as accepted by this game. And imagine my even BIGGER shock when I looked up these so called words in the game’s definition section and find that AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO DEFINITION FOR THIS WORD BUT WE ARE WORKING ON IT.....huh? And the skip your turn option with no penalty? And the option to see where you can make the best play? Why bother playing at all? I have told my friends who play with me that if they are using those options, cross me off their list. I do not use them ever. And as for some doozy “words” my friends come up with....they tell me they throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Oh, fun. So why do I play? Oh I don’t know.....bored I guess. If anyone else feels like I do, there’s real Scrabble at a site called Word Biz that is an Internet Scrabble Club and is true Scrabble. I play it on my computer and it’s awesome. One more thing....I find all the non-game interruptions annoying. I know I can delete the app anytime I want but I do enjoy the actual strategy of playing a straight-forward game with no “help” options. One more observation.....how can a word be a word if it has no definition?
Used to be fun but now it’s cluttered
by SG45. on 2019/09/14 15:26
WWF used to be really fun because of the simplicity of playing with friends with nothing to pop up except for 5 to 10 second ads. Ever since an update a couple months ago now there are more ads that are usually 30 seconds. Not only that but they added these “improvements” and challenges that interrupt matches. I like the idea of challenges but I don’t like the fact that they are forced to be reviewed and waste a good 10 to 15 seconds of your time just so you can see you completed them. And the last thing I have to complain about is that the game has been freezing my entire phone almost every other match. This is the only app that I have that does that and I have an iPhone 8 Plus. I don’t know what you did to your game in the last update but fix it because I am tired of my phone freezing for minutes. The only reason I haven’t deleted your game is because I still want to play with friends but your latest updates are really wanting me to delete your game and never touch it again because you guys have screwed it up really badly. The fact that you’re getting two stars is just out of pity Due to the fact that the game is still fun to an extent...
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.
Great game but OMG the free version is TORTURE
by Stewart_J on 2020/01/05 04:08
The free version of this game doesn’t just have ads. Ads I could deal with. The free version of this has horrible, mind-numbingly idiotic 30 second animations designed by psychologists to cause MAXIMUM anger and frustration on the part of the user. Every time you play a word you are BOMBARDED WITH THESE INANE cartoons that have a 30 second countdown and no way to avoid them. It is SO OBVIOUS that these were designed to torture the user into opening their wallet. Games like this should come with a warning: “the free version of this game is not actually a game. It is an instrument of TORTURE designed to either 1) drive you insane, 2) cause levels of blind rage sufficient to cause you to throw yourself under a bus, or 3) get out your credit card and give them anything they want to make the torture stop. The sad thing is, once you turn off all the ridiculous settings that make the game behave like a Vegas slot machine, and if you take enough sedatives to get you past the barrage of garbage in between plays, the game itself is actually extremely good.
Game is great until they decide to upgrade and not tell you!
by no gift cards here on 2020/06/10 07:20
I’ve been playing word with friends for several years now and have never had a complaint. In fact I enjoy the game very much. My complaint comes when recently I’ve been trying to get into my word with friends app and everything appears to be opening as usual until I get nothing but a blue screen and nothing will happen. I finally give up and try again later. Except later I get the exact same thing. This has gone on for a couple weeks now. I’ve lost all my stats and power ups, everything I’ve worked to gain. I have 40 games that people probably think I’ve just abandoned. I’ve tried to go back to App Store and get words with friends 2 ....... different game and all my information from the the version didn’t transfer. I’m unbelievably upset and therefore wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants to play long term. There is no number to contact anyone. There is no email to contact anyone. Because I cannot get into the app there is no support to chat with. Everything just lost. If I could give lower than 1 Star right now I would do so!
The Ultimate Demise of Words with Friends
by SalMineo on 2019/04/18 23:05
Words with friends used to be fun. The online game was similar to the Scrabble game played on a board. Over the past few years it’s gone on a downhill slide. Paying players seem to be forced to a child’s version of the game (WWF 2) that dumbs down the game and causes adults to give it up. When you opt to receive the classic WWF, as I did, elements of new, dumbed down version creep into the classic version. Now because I have a new phone, the classic version seems to be unavailable to me and I must subscribe to WWF 2. I won’t do it. I will discontinue any and all WWF applications until WWF Classic is restored for those of us older than age 12. Am I alone on this? We must all tell the company that we need to be able to opt for the Classic version. If WWF continues to make it difficult to receive the unadulterated classic version, I, for one, will opt out, just as many of folks I’ve played over the years have already done.
Unwelcome “improvements”
by Artist engineer on 2019/06/21 04:55
I have played & 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.😥
Get rid of all the junk
by reinequalite on 2020/08/05 22:00
I agree whole heartedly with Yellowbugnana. However I am not rating the ap anything more than a one star because I don’t think choosing no stars is an option. All I want to do is play scrabble with my friends. I can’t stand all the junk running in the background and the waste of time it creates in between moves. I don’t want treasure boxes. I don’t want to play with random virtual opponents. I don’t want congratulations. I don’t want to have Zynga-imposed goals. Yuck. I don’t want to buy the option to swap without passing or any other cheats. I wrote to Zynga, without any response, obv, suggesting offering players the choice to play with or without all the sparkles, treasure boxes and other mindless clutter, the option, as it were, to just play the straight game of scrabble. I too, paid for the ad free version, which I agree, with another reviewer, because the ads were so, so, aggressive. I’m not judging those who like treasure boxes and mindless clutter and sparkles. I just want the option to play just plain scrabble with my friends who want the same. There I’ve said it.
Please get Facebook out of this game!
by WinterGarden1 on 2019/12/28 22:54
I don’t do Facebook. I don’t want to do Facebook. Please give me the option in Settings that will allow me to stop the pop-up message asking me if I would like to contact my opponent through Facebook after EVERY MOVE!!! The other issue that the recent updates have given is the “ oops, something went wrong” in practice games that makes them unplayable and undelete-able unless I uninstall and reinstall the game from the App Store. Then I gotta go to settings and shut off all the other stuff that interrupts games....except Facebook, which seems to lord over this thing at will. I paid for it, so allegedly I don’t get any ads, but this Facebook thing is nothing but an ad. And please buy a newer dictionary. Please fix this stuff. Okay, it’s only fair to acknowledge it when the developers address your technical complaints.....so I’m upgrading my scathing “3-star” review to “4-stars” because they took my Facebook pop-up complaints to heart and eliminated the pop-ups after every turn. Thank you. To all of you who still have unresolved complaints, I highly recommend that you go into game settings (in the app) and use the technical support “help” option. They are very responsive and usually get back within two days. But I still wish they’d buy a current dictionary....!
Discrepancies.....
by Memram1 on 2019/11/02 12:16
There are two things that I find truly frustrating. The first is that there are special “Words with Friends Words” that offer absolutely no definition, and don’t exist if you look them up anywhere else. Often times these words consist of obscure letters that people are desperately trying to put together and somehow it makes a “word” that’s acceptable to the game and often gives great points, because the letters are automatically worth more, being more difficult to use. How is this considered fair and not cheating? The second is that I may have a few letters left that I can use to score more points, but all of a sudden the game ends and somehow I lose, regardless of being ahead literally the entire game? If I have tiles to play that can make words and score more points, how does the game just end? If allowed to play the remaining tiles I would easily win. Again, how is this considered fair and not cheating? This is extremely frustrating and doesn’t motivate me to play.
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.
They still refuse to fix it
by Ramatsu on 2019/12/04 04:42
In addition to the increasingly time-consuming pointless “challenges” that I never accepted, I don’t care about, and that don’t seem to mean anything, the developers still haven’t fixed some things that they broke a over a year ago in one of their stupid updates when they added more clutter and junk. One of the more annoying ones is that the red indicator on the app icon of how many games are awaiting your move no longer updates in a timely manner. So maybe there are games waiting for you but you don’t know because there’s no indicator. Or maybe it says there’ s 10 games waiting, but when you open the game there aren’t any, and only then the indicator updates. Real useful. Another thing they broke at the same time is the Next Game arrow. For any given game you have going, it randomly might be available, or you might have to go back to the list of I played games to choose the next one. When they broke these features that used to work properly, I thought, “oh well, they’ll get around to fixing them eventually.” But, apparently it’s more important to use developer resources to add to the never ending senseless peripheral challenge stuff that only gets in the way, slows the game down, and annoys us. Much more important for some reason. Oh, and this stuff goes for all versions, “Classic,” WWF 2” etc., which all basically seem to be the same. I don’t know why they insist on multiple versions when there’s really only one game.
Keeping the mind sharp
by Tremzy Too on 2020/05/12 04:15
This is such a great competitive way to interact with friends and family, and at the same time keep your mind sharp. Words is educational and also a great distraction from the stress of the day. It is user friendly and so much fun. What is nice is that the game is not a cheat or a computer setup unless you use the extraneous tools available and your opponent does not know that are doing that which I think is a very very unsportsmanlike maneuver and you a cheating because it is not a win using your own skills. There should be no pass and getting new tiles without the loss of your turn. I also don’t like all the interruptions inserting the awards constantly. I just want a straight play without all the whistles and bells. Otherwise I love the site.
Very annoying extra garbage
by Pips5 on 2020/08/01 12:38
Oh Words With Friends, what happened?? Used to be a classic Scrabble game, fun to play with friends and now we are all so sick of the badges, pop-ups, congrats, daily goals and other super annoying so called extras that just slow the game down and make it awful to play. None of these things can be turned off in settings, and I have used the paid version of this game for years so I should be able to. I know I am not alone. With every update something worse is added. Today’s new annoyance is the game doesn’t allow you to just go to the next game like before, now it suggests other people to play with, can’t turn it off. Zynga needs to read these reviews. Also, what’s up with the words that aren’t real words (according to the game), but can be played anyway?? And some of the definitions of words are downright BIZARRE. So disappointed in the direction this game has gone. On the hunt for another word game for grown-ups.
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.
You’ve got to be kidding! Why can’t I give you 0 stars?
by Samara Roi on 2020/04/01 02:34
I was ready to enjoy this game. But what about all those points and “challenges”? Who finds them entertaining? And what do you tell me about those ridiculous ads for even more ridiculous games? Are you aiming at fourth graders maybe? Who likes to suffer witnessing that weird guy getting tortured by the players choices, or see and hear that poor fish crying for mercy? I find those ads very sadistic. Ah, but wait: you don’t want ads? Then pay $9.99 a month! That’s equal to some people’s phone bill. Im quitting this forsaken game. You should quit developing stuff like this. There, I give you that challenge
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.
“Ad Free Bundle” my foot
by S. Gresham on 2020/06/18 04:44
tl;dr — Aesthetically pleasing gameplay, and the app performs smoothly. Minus 3 stars for shoddy ad removal via a half-baked “subscription” & no other options. — The game is fine — I appreciate that this version of WWF (why, WHY are there 3 nearly identical versions on offer?) sports, to my eyes, the most streamlined UI of all the popular social crossword games (Scopely’s new take on Scrabble should take copious notes). The app behaves as expected, which is a good baseline for any mobile game/application in 2020. BUT: who do you think you’re kidding offering a $9.99 USD “ad free bundle” which only removes the ads for 30 days? Just offer a subscription model like literally EVERY other app has shifted towards in the past year. Call it what it is. Because I’m old enough to remember when customers could choose to endure the ads for a free mobile game (and that’s still a fair trade-off), or we could pay a few dollars *once* simply to remove the ads from our experience. Why has that option fallen out of favor? You want players to throw you $10 a month? Fine, offer a subscription & bundle up the ad removal & a replenishing stock of boosters/power-ups/in-game currency. The players who want that will pay for it. For the rest of us who just want to get the ads out of the way, give us the option to throw you $5-7 USD & be done with it.
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?
LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE!!!
by Cazy Gan on 2020/08/14 22:05
SERIOUSLY, do you HAVE to RUIN EVERYTHING??? I DON’T want EDGAR ALLEN POE’S MUG HANGING AMONG THOSE whose turn it is to play!!! HE’S HAD HIS CHANCE, he should have played the game when he had the chance! We DO NOT; REPEAT, DO NOT WANT DECORATIONS, COLORS CHANGED, GAME MANIPULATED IN REGARD TO COLORS, FLOWERS, DECEASED ADULTS, or ANY FURTHER CHANGES MADE TO THE GAME THAT ATTRACTED US IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! You all are now so empty-headed from trying to entertain, that you are throwing the dregs of your brains SO FAR DOWN THE LINE THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE COME TO DESPISE your stupid, not funny(not even half-funny) desperation to out-do the OTHER IDIOTS TRYING TO OUTDO YOU!!! S-T-O-P!!! If you’re getting money for all these dumb decorated “CHRISTMAS/HALLOWEEN/EASTER GAMES, USE YOUR HEADS AND go get a job that you can really get into, because you’ve ruined more games than I care to count!!! You are about to lose players because you are SO EMPTY HEADED!!!” Signed, So worn out, so disgusted, I honestly think my brain is going to explode, and I HOPE Y’ALL HAVE USED ALL THE ghoulish, infantile accoutrements that reside in your tiny brains!
Not fun anymore
by Mblb14 on 2020/09/05 17:37
I purchased the pro version of this app years ago. It was supposed to be a one time payment. To get around that, they stopped supporting the pro version so it no longer downloaded on updated devices. The classic version I am now using is maddening. It’s one thing to have ads between moves. But seeing the same ad over and over that takes at least 4 taps to close when tapping the x, and then when it does finally close it takes you to an install page to have to close again. That’s annoying enough, but that ever present stress inducing casino ad on the top with constant slot machine motion is maddening and distracting. It interferes with concentration to the point of inducing anger. As hard as I try to ignore it, I can’t. I assume it’s designed that way on purpose. It is no longer an enjoyable game. Instead of this game being something to look forward to and fun, I dread playing, and am deleting the app.
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.
Every Update Gets Slower and More Frustrating
by RichKnox51 on 2019/09/13 11:27
I used to enjoy playing this app. But the developers have added so many gimmicks the program has to stop and think about that every time I submit a word that there is a pause of 10 to 20 sec. As of the last update the moves from the other players don’t show up immediately either. Even when I am trying to move letters to create a word there is often a pause of a few seconds before the letter will move. I enjoyed the app much more when it was a straight forward exercise of vocabulary and logic without “prizes” and gimmicks giving extra advantages to a player. If the performance and complexity of what was a very responsive and simple app gets any worse it will be unusable. I am about ready to remove it from my iPad.
MAJOR Quick Play Glitches
by Word With Friends Fan on 2020/07/05 01:38
The quick play in game game has major glitches that I have literally stopped playing it! It either just hangs in the middle of the game (despite great internet connectivity) and lets the opponent win or both players all together are unable to play at all for several minutes while an "error" constantly pops up UNLESS one exits the game and restarts it a fresh then rejoins game!. Worse still, it often doesn't tally up a word score made or GIVES THE HARD EARNED WORD SCORE TO ONE'S OPPONENT!!! I SWEAR!!. VERY FRUSTRATING AND ANNOYING!!!. I had 78 and played an 86 score word yesterday which would have easily shot me to a 164 meaning a win in the duel but instead the 86 went straight to my opponent and they instead won! YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE MY FRUSTRATION!. FIX IT!!!!!
Used to be the perfect game
by kwhhhhhhh on 2019/10/13 14:05
All the extras they put in the app in the form of challenges within the game, and the congratulating me for using a letter of a word of their challenge, inside the first challenge is utterly ridiculous. I don’t play the game nearly as often, because when that noise comes up and interrupts my game i just close the app. I used to play it all throughout the day with multiple players of my choice. Not anymore. If you think people like all the extra garbage, then create another words with friend app for it all. Those who appreciate the simple perfection of your original game design can stick with it. You will be surprised and how many stick with the original. Zynga has completely lost sight in their little design room of what the user actually uses and likes.
Lots of fun
by Anclife on 2020/07/02 17:14
Been a big fan for years. Thought of a new power up you could do. A definition power up on last word played (or any word played if not too complicated a program). Much faster than pulling up a Webster’s online and typing in the word. Especially with how often people use outlandish words. I half hope this gets ignored because I’ve got a pile of coins and would use them all up quick buying more dictionary power ups if this were available. Side note: Clue power up is useless. Why would I want you to give me the location and letters for a mediocre word? Completely pointless. Other than those 2 things I really like the game. Finally broke down and started using tile styles. It’s fun!
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.
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.
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!
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. 👍🙂
D@#n Your so-called 'dictionary & ads!
by bcstones on 2020/07/12 22:24
If I could, I'd give ya'll "0" stars...I'm sick & tired of checking a word in your "dictionary" to see the comment that you accept the word, however ya'll say no definition is to be found. I also HATE your acceptance of archaic words (usually Scottish), foreign words or slang but not always proper English...& when I "introduce" you to definitions from the Oxford or Webster's dictionary, you'll "consider" that word & never allow me, or anyone else for that matter, to see your inclusion or continued exclusion of the word. Also, your acceptance of slang, abbreviations, & nonsense words just angers me no end. Also hate the way you've allowed vendors to hide &/or put the "skip/x" symbol in places that are difficult to see or hit. I would pay to play Scrabble but my family, the only persons I play with, unfortunately Scrabble is no more..so I'm stuck with you, you miserable cretins!
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!
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.
Swap Plus Scam!
by Dejalen1 on 2019/11/09 12:36
I have been playing WWF for years and have always loved the game. Recently you introduced a new option called Swap + which allows you to swap letters without missing a turn. You initially offered this as a free trial and of course I, like others, used it to swap out letters that were not ideal as part of my strategic moves. Then, the trial ended and that’s when the shenanigans (on your part) began! After the end of the free trial, all of a sudden, all the letters I receive are equivalent to one point! I’m not talking one or two, but ALL SEVEN of them! This is mysteriously happening in each and every game I play! You are NOT fooling me! This is obviously built in as an algorithm for all of us who took advantage of your free trial to encourage us to now PAY to swap out our low tiles! What a SCAM move!! If it continues, I will be deleting the app because I refused to be manipulated by you!
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.
What used to be a great app... millennial takeover!
by David Meier Smith on 2020/05/16 22:46
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! Well... decision made to quit! Last update for “bug fixes” and such killed the app. It will no longer open. Bye bye WWF!
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.
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. ☹️
I love Scrabble but hate the way the developers have dumbed down the game
by Filmlover8888 on 2020/08/03 04:48
This is one of the most popular apps and has been around forever but their dictionary has massive gaps—so many words that they claim are valid but they cannot define. Their competitor Lexulous has a much better dictionary and is less frustrating. Words accepts many two-letter words that are not valid Scrabble words. The developers are more concerned about monetizing the game so they are constantly trying to get you to cheat with things like Word Radar. And they annoy you with games within the game in which you accidentally spell words thar you cannot see. Who cares? I hate that the developers do not care about the integrity of the game. If they want to add something users care about they could add a lead change tracker for each game.
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!!
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.
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.
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