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Words With Friends – Word Game
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The World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game now has even more ways to play! Try new rewards and boosts to help you play smarter and faster! Words With Friends is the fun, free word game that lets you connect with friends and family while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your wit. Test your brain power and spell your way to victory.   May the Best Friend Win.™ Game Features: • WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges • SOLO PLAY: Play offline and sharpen your skills with solo play • HINDSIGHT: Uncover the best word you could have played after each turn • WORD RADAR: Heat map reveals all possible moves before you take a turn • PROFILE FRAMES: Show off your unique style with custom profile frames • SMART MATCH: Connect with players of a similar skill with Smart Match • 6 LANGUAGES: Choose to play in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English *Play Words With Friends without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased Words With Friends Pro on iOS or any other mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and more. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends   https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends We love hearing from you! Have a question or a suggestion? Ask questions here: http://zynga.tm/d01Tx   Share suggestions here: http://zynga.tm/r02dY Thank you for playing Words With Friends! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.
Hate the upgrade
by Poooô on 2019/09/19 07:13
Wish I never updated the App. So annoying with all the extra crud. Just let me play in peace. Considering deleting altogether. Have adjusted settings but still bombarded with too much!
Opt out option. Please??
by Meave3474 on 2019/09/18 22:36
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I even paid for an ad-free version. I feel like all the pop-ups and challenges are akin to ads. Enough with the game interruptions about prizes and challenges, etc. Every time I open the game I have to try to swipe up to get rid of the “Rewards” screen. I don’t want coins or treasure boxes. I feel like those are cheating. It probably takes what, 2-4 lines of code(?) in the backend to add an “Opt Out” button. Please, engineers, listen to users.
Need an opt out!!!
by notafanofnewversion on 2019/09/18 14:57
Used to love this game. Probably would again if there was a way to opt out of play for the badges and whatever other new gimmick was running. I’m sure there are players who enjoy all the extras, but they do nothing but slow the game down for those of us who don’t need a badge or gift box or whatever constantly pops up to reward??? play.
Words with Friends
by SLBond on 2019/09/18 07:31
Although the game is fun and I enjoy it and that it’s ‘free’, I find there are too many ads. In between each play there are ads and some last a while. It’s quite annoying.
Good but
by howstupidisthis123 on 2019/09/17 21:11
Good game play it all the time BUT what is the deal with some of my opponents can play words like JA and JE but I cannot?
Thanks
by Mashawn1086 on 2019/09/17 17:45
Bringing Family Together
WWF in now a piece of crap.
by Winterblac on 2019/09/17 08:38
I have played this game for 10+ years. I paid for my original version, which Zynga no longer supports, thus effectively taking my money and not delivering. That is known as fraud. The original two versions of the game did not have all the crap this game now contains. I do not want to be rewarded for their arbitrary milestones, nor do I want to play games within games, nor do I want to see coins and party boxes flashing in my face. Additionally, the crap they have added now causes the games to move at a glacial pace, many times freezing when you are trying to place letters or not responding to a PLAY command. And the ultimate challenge, which occurs at least once a day, is that the game is so incapable of keeping up with the speed of play that it simply collapses. The screen blanks out to white, freezes and is not recoverable. The only way to get it back is to shut down your device and reboot. This is a clear indication that they have built a game without the industrial strength to handle all the crap they have built into it. I play with approximately 8-10 people. We ALL experience this BS. Some people I played with have quit WWF and gone to Word Chum out of frustration. Congratulations Zynga, you really have succeeded at turning a good, well-liked game into a piece of garbage.
Horrendous UI
by AxeGop on 2019/09/16 18:04
All of the bombast and items which can’t be clicked out of are extremely unpleasant and distracting. 🤮. Enjoy the game itself but can barely put up with all the visual noise.
No Chat
by Emilydawn91 on 2019/09/16 01:26
I love this game but I get tired of the people who are not really here to play and just use it for the chat purposes. It would be a nice option if you could just completely turn your chat off, or maybe even be matched with people who are also no chatters. I’m just here to play, I hate chatting.
Stop with all the Notification Ads!
by MommaKBeary on 2019/09/16 00:34
I used to play this game all the time with different friends and family. I would get a notification when it was my turn in a game. But now there are multiple motivations per day advertising in app purchases or other things that are not urgent and do not really require a notification. So I turned off notifications and I probably won’t play much at all. This is how an App dies.
Oops! Something Went Wrong
by Popeslc on 2019/09/15 23:41
Every time you download the app it freezes and prevents you from actually playing the game. Don’t bother. #fail
Horrible Design
by Soulrver on 2019/09/15 14:21
They make it as difficult as possible to play a simple game of Words with my friends. Isn’t that the whole point?
Fun, could use one tweak
by HornGal88 on 2019/09/15 03:15
I enjoy the game but would like to see the Lightning Round better explained, so that new players could get into that style of play more quickly. Also, it would be fun to be able to form Lightning Round teams.
Boring
by 9876ace on 2019/09/15 02:42
Boring, blah, rigged
iPad 2
by Pwretired on 2019/09/15 00:11
PLEASE fix this old version so I can continue to play. I've enjoyed for 7 years and can not purchase a new iPad ! Thank you
TWo
by !TWO! on 2019/09/14 14:18
I love the actual game. But ALL the pop ups are awful. Please stop!
Poor Development
by vanillan on 2019/09/14 05:04
I have played this game for years and Zynga has really managed to make it a horrible experience. They have added so many needless animations, pop ups, badges, presents, rewards, challenges, etc. that the basic game is basically unplayable now. And this is the paid version! There is no option to turn all this off for those of us who don’t care and just want to play the game. The animations regularly freeze and crash the app now, and the amount of battery consumed in 10 minutes of gameplay is ridiculous. Not to mention having to opt out of access to your contacts each and every time - opting out once, let alone opting in, it seems, is not an option, no no. Take every bad design choice possible to stack onto a simple word game and you end up with this behemoth. Here’s a Great Gatsby toast to you, Zynga.
Update pls
by TheQuiet Storm on 2019/09/14 02:15
Pls update for older model phones. I have an iPhone📱5
App is painfully slow to load
by Was a longtime fan on 2019/09/13 23:25
It takes so long to get into this app, it’s antiquated! Get rid of all the bells and whistles, this game is not for 6 year olds!
Purist
by Brasandpanties22 on 2019/09/13 22:40
I dislike the games within the games. I just want to play without all the silly delays and interruptions! Please stop them.
Slower reaction
by faulkr on 2019/09/13 22:30
Hello LOVE this game! Wondering if there could be a “delete all” button for completed games. Thank you.
Love playing the game
by doggylover2019 on 2019/09/13 13:03
I play it on the weekends and every morning after I get up. Love this game.❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💗💗💗💞💞💞
Non essentials
by Love the audio Bible! on 2019/09/13 10:44
So many ads- like after every move. And so many non essentials- like reward boxes and other random pop ups.
Can’t disable solo challenge
by Origlmarie on 2019/09/13 01:10
For goodness sake Zynga give us a way to disable solo challenges. It’s words with friends, not words with AI. Why would you force any type of game play on users???? Let us opt-in to features, don’t force us in without a way to opt-out.
Crashes
by Two Pooches on 2019/09/13 01:08
After each plays finished in a commercial comes on with music the app crashes and I have to shut down and reopen it. Very frustrating!
Frozen again on Solo.! I enjoy playing the 3 solo games. But once again it freezing
by Jressex20 on 2019/09/13 00:08
I am elderly I can’t get out much, love playing solo. But once again it has frozen a solo game with “oops something went wrong” 😡😡😡 now I have to, once again, uninstall and reinstall! Grrr. Fix this problem!! It’s very frustrating. Again and AGAIN! Freezes and blocks solo games! Sick of it! Sep-8-19. Sep-13-19. Two solo games froze at the same time, saying Oops something went wrong! Uninstalling and reinstalling AGAIN!!!! 😡😡😡
Rating
by Hxdnnd on 2019/09/12 18:55
Words with friends is very fun and exciting
Good smart fun
by Tlk4trees on 2019/09/12 17:44
Good smart fun but I miss the days when it was free to play. You have to pay for coins after a game or two, Except on the lightening round), AND there are still ads anyway. Hmm.
Getting worse by the update
by thinker,08 on 2019/09/12 14:49
Each update makes this game worse. My completed games are now at the top with some still at the bottom, forcing me to scroll down to get my in-play games or possibly inviting a player accidentally to an additional game. I CAN’T STAND the challenges with no way to opt out. I payed for the NO AD version. Now I have to wait for the challenges to clear the screen. Also this game has built-in cheats which at least one of my previous challengers told me she uses. I stopped playing against her. With cheats, players might as well make up words and demand that they be accepted as official words. The developers don’t listen to people’s requests to change things. Instead opting to add more joke features.
Need more allowed words
by Providence11 on 2019/09/12 06:24
Love this game, but some words are authentic and in the dictionary, but the game does not allow them to be played.
Too much juvenile aspect in the game now
by playerinCO on 2019/09/12 03:23
The Words with Friends that I know do not want the juvenile features that have been added to the game. The reviews that I’ve read indicate that the makers of the game do not care about users’ preferences. Ultimately that will end Words.
Assesment😻
by Irish Fling on 2019/09/12 03:05
Play & run out of plays. Wish there was a way to play more😥Is there a step I am missing?🥳
Best!
by Bluebc on 2019/09/12 01:42
This game could keep my family and me occupied for hours. Plus, it keeps us always expanding our vocabulary. One suggestion I have is to make the auto-zoom optional for the user. It can make playing longer words and Lightening Round problematic. Otherwise, thanks for developing a really great game!
Ruined this app
by SpeedyG103 on 2019/09/12 00:00
The developers have ruined this app. So many stupid “rewards.” I can’t even play the game anymore without being interrupted by stupid “games” I’m not even playing. Instead of listening to the players, the developers just keep adding nonsensical gamification elements. I have it one star because I couldn’t give zero.
Ads
by Jhlowe001 on 2019/09/11 13:34
Love the game and paid for it so I wouldn’t have to see all the ads. Now they charge me for coins to play robots by watching ads......
Used to love it
by LlamaBrother on 2019/09/10 23:42
The permitted use of non dictionary words, or non English words is kind of ruining the game. Plus too many little goals and awards. Not needed
Slow and dumbed down
by psmq on 2019/09/10 21:39
I’ve been playing WwF for a long time, but now it’s so frustrating. All the rewards and challenges that I pay absolutely no attention to slows it down a great deal. I wish there was a way to block them. And the “improved” dictionary includes “words” that have no definitions. I assume this is to make it easier to play the game for some. Why not make “xjqz” a word?The notifications are spotty, often not working. Finally, if this game is supposed to be appropriate for children, I’d edit the definition for “effing”.
Need an OPT out option
by Pkusmc on 2019/09/10 17:35
The addition of the daily goals and other useless gimmicks have completely slowed this game down. It is beyond annoying
Problems
by Reader2511 on 2019/09/10 12:26
You can gIn points to use for “helpers” by watching videos. Unfortunately the videos never load. Instead you get a message that says it’s taking longer to load. YoU have option of choosing colorful tiles which I find distracting and you can’t turn them off. They have 3 cheats you can use and there is no way to tell if your opponent is using them. If you’re trying to play a real game of scrabble you may lose to someone who is using cheats and never know it. The solo play uses words I’m not sure are even in the Webster dictionary. Every time they improve the game it gets worse.
Ads are too long!
by Barb@425 on 2019/09/10 09:43
For as long as I have been playing I’m tired of how long the ads have been getting, I’ve lost interest in the game by the time the ad is over. Stop it, a short ad is fine but I’m over it!
Awards etc
by Angel-imby on 2019/09/10 02:18
Not a interested in any peripheral games, accomplishments, completions and constant upgrades. Makes no sense. I’d like a pared down version with no flashes and interruptions.
Words with friends
by ronaldknob on 2019/09/09 17:26
Please go back to old version, I hate all the prizes and things that come up! I just want to play with my friends.
Is clunky
by Djc2012 on 2019/09/09 14:50
I have the paid version of Word With Friends. It just seems slow and clunky and for a while now. Disappointed!
Not happy
by eliduh on 2019/09/09 06:36
Why can’t I play solo challenge continually, like before? I would rate it 0 stars because of that.
Fun but not fair
by LRCote on 2019/09/09 03:02
I love playing with my best friend. I like playing speed rounds with imaginary characters, but I hate when my opponent gets good letters and I have three Es, an A, a Q, and a Z. I hate being unable to find my SIL, even tho she told me her screen name. I ALSO HATE being told a word is acceptable (when I check the in-game dictionary) but it isn’t allowed in practice. Practice Mode used a vulgarity, but the dictionary said it’s not acceptable. [I have screen shots to prove it.] Will this ever be fixed? I wish I could send you my screen shots! NOW I have three games started in Practice Mode. I played a word, Practice Mode has played a word, and the app won’t let me play my next word, saying “Ooops, something went wrong. Sorry.” I can’t bet rid of these games, and I can’t start another game with these games played started and not finished.
Slow
by slownesd on 2019/09/09 02:30
Very slow loading next game. Takes forever to play. The original version did not have this problem.
New phone won’t work with wwf
by MadAtAugust31Update on 2019/09/09 02:20
Love the app. It doesn’t work on my new phone. It’s an iPhone XR.
Too many stupid rewards and challenges that you can’t opt out of.
by pbqqqq on 2019/09/09 00:10
I just want to play words and not have all the silly challenges and rewards. Make them an opt out please!!!
Words with friends
by Brenda Rae 47 on 2019/09/08 23:18
I love the game but I have so many ads and pop ups it is very frustrating. Can I buy an app with no ads?
Used to be fun
by 1224slowpoke on 2019/09/08 22:58
Now it’s not just a simple game between you and a friend. Now they’re cramming all kinds of garbage in there to try to maneuver around. Would gladly pay dearly for an app that was plain and simple...
The best game ever
by oneinthestink on 2019/09/08 18:49
A must play for all masterminds. No stupid people allowed
A great pastime that challenges your mind
by MarNKen on 2019/09/08 14:39
I enjoy the challenge of coming up with words that challenges me to stay engaged and improve my vocabulary. The only thing I could do without is people/strangers asking personal questions but like the fact I can chat with personal friends
When it works
by Tidy lady on 2019/09/08 05:27
There have been many glitches recently while playing solo games. Often the game is suddenly unavailable and the game abruptly ends. Starting a new game and the same thing occurs and suddenly after a few turns it ends prematurely. I've tried logging out several times as suggested however the issue continues. Hopefully it gets fixed quickly otherwise I'll have to give up on it. Used to enjoy it very much when it worked like it is supposed to work as intended. It was entertaining and lately it has been most annoying!
Too much junk
by iamboredwiththejunk on 2019/09/07 21:59
Leave off all of the extraneous stuff that you do in between playing. Please
Challenges stink
by DavidAllenMagic on 2019/09/07 18:10
I have to say I’m growing more and more irritated at these stupid challenges that I neither wanted to be involved in nor ever wanted to play. They glitch up the game and pop up at the absolute worst time. Please make this to be able to deactivate because it really isn’t worth playing the game if I keep having to deal with the little gift packages that pop up and extra letter challenges. I just want to play the game and leave the other crap alone.
So slow
by LoganYost on 2019/09/07 15:22
The app is SOOOOO slow, I’m thinking about deleting it. So frustrating.
Stop with the “fun extras” already
by nina&jane on 2019/09/07 13:54
I paid for a version with no ads. But you’ve added so many daily targets and stupid side goals and point purchases that it’s just as bad. PLEASE STOP. This is the only app on my phone with slow response time. Knock it off.
Too much extra garbage
by pct1818 on 2019/09/07 13:45
I paid for this to remove ads. But the game is still full of extra garbage content that you can’t opt out of. I just want to play the game with friends. I don’t care about rewards and don’t need to see the treasure chest screen after EVERY TURN. No one will do anything about this. This company is garbage.
Just words
by Non-starter on 2019/09/07 13:25
Moronic ads
Zynga has trashed this game
by Beneromides on 2019/09/07 04:38
What was once a great scrabble game became a pile of dog excrement once zynga took over. It’s scrabble, not candycrush.
Words
by Msue47 on 2019/09/07 01:48
Freebies all the time.
Complaint
by Pan39 on 2019/09/06 15:38
If I can’t find a way to eliminate ads I will not continue to play Words. If I play 10 people (which I do, maybe more) and have to watch 10 thirty second ads that’s a waste of 5 minutes of my life. Don’t have time for it. I realize that’s what keeps the site free but I will just have to quit playing as I not going to continue to watch al the long running ads. Sorry.
Staying sharp!
by Lollee6 on 2019/09/06 12:48
Good brain exercise. Fun interaction w/ family and friends. Works perfectly every time.
Slow,Clunky
by EllJayPea on 2019/09/06 04:14
They've added so many "features" that it's nearly impossible to play. After each turn, I have to watch while it tells me what bonus points I've earned, and what the next challenge is, which I could not care less about. I only have this loaded to play with my friend's mom, and the sooner I can be done with each turn, the better. But noooo, you have to wait while it cheerfully tells you things that don't matter. It's a huge resource hog - and this on the latest iOS and iPhone - that I'm not sure it's worth it any longer. Clean it up. Give us options to not have all that extemporaneous crap.
Why am I getting ADs?
by RippleMaker on 2019/09/06 01:25
I paid for the AD free version and after the latest release, AD’s are showing up again.
No option to turn off annoying animations
by random math floor on 2019/09/05 16:31
Please add the ability to opt out of those stupid animated interruptions for “play a jqxz word”, etc. They just get in the way of normal game play.
Ads
by Ingoldx1 on 2019/09/05 15:04
Too many ads
Awards
by Muggsypuku on 2019/09/05 06:50
Please. Stop those boxes w wiggly ribbons! V annoying
Oops,something went wrong “
by hyrrecv on 2019/09/04 16:10
What the heck is this. If you have to leave the game for some reason in a practice game when you come back you get this. The only way to get out of it is to delete the app and install again. Played this for years and never had this before. Very annoying!!
Loving it challenges my brain
by Mamamkenya on 2019/09/04 16:03
It's easy to navigate
Love it with one exception.
by Hits among on 2019/09/04 13:14
Really enjoy this game; allows me to play with friends and others. Fun and makes me think. The only negative is that men use the chat feature to hit on me so I need to mute their conversation. After I mute them, they usually resign from play. This isn’t supposed to be Tinder.
Okay
by lwb38 on 2019/09/04 13:09
Stop allowing letters that have no meaning. Letters with no meaning r not words
Rated
by curtlinda on 2019/09/04 05:10
Love the game, despise all the waiting I must do between moves & have no idea what it’s about, all the treasure boxes & everything else. Please take that off. Does anyone have a clue what they’re about? I sure don’t.
5 Stars if you tell me how to delete all the “extra stuff. I just want to play the game, no extras.
by Lisalisa110 on 2019/09/04 01:02
Please tell me how to eliminate, delete, opt-out of all the extra options including all the prize box items, self challenges and all other challenges. Points for using letters, spelling using certain letters, basically all the “other stuff” that clears it ALL away. I simply want to play the game with my regular opponent and nothing else. Just simple Words With Friends! There’s got to be a way to eliminate all that nonsense that’s taking away my fun and my main goal.... to just place Words back and forth with my husband. We don’t need all the extra stuff, it’s just not enjoyable and sorry to say it’s also distracting since it seems you add more and more. Please send instructions or post in a reply here. Thank you.
This used to be a good app
by CMBear678 on 2019/09/03 21:30
Now these days it’s all about the asinine badges and useless crap they have jammed into the game. Can I just play my elderly mother (the only reason I play and my only opponent) and not deal with with three different badges and matches and crap?
Used To Be Fun...
by aksantos23 on 2019/09/03 21:28
I can’t pinpoint the exact date or update, but WWF has gotten painfully bloated with useless “daily goals” and absurdly long ads. You can’t disable the daily goals or coins feature, and it often adds 15-20 seconds of animations to the end of a turn. The ads used to only run 10 seconds or so, 30 secs max once in awhile, but now you can’t play more than 2 turns without a 2-3 MINUTE ad. Totally ridiculous. Sadly, as much as I have loved playing this game, I guess it’s time to delete the app.
Stroke/Competion
by W amith on 2019/09/03 19:13
I was introduced to Word by my Neurosurgeon after I suffered a stroke. He stated you need to keep your mind active. This one of the ways which I enjoy, along the competion.
Trolls and more trolls
by no player check on 2019/09/03 17:12
Tons of fake players who want to be my new boyfriend...ugh
This is ridiculous.
by 481292 on 2019/09/03 15:52
I’m tired of losing games when I still have viable options. This happens with opponents and in practice games. Not only does it say game ended when it has not, it takes away the points from your last play. So if I had 376 points before it gave away the game to my opponent, it’s now saying I had 356 with 4 letters left still sitting in front of me showing me multiple plays. It’s ridiculous and it’s happened 4 times now. I even have screenshots of this. One of me putting in a word after it tells me the game has ended and having it amount to 38 points which would have allowed me to win the game. WHAT IS THIS GLITCH?! It messes up stats and all. Also what about when you try to play a word and it’s invalid but others can play that word? This is BS. I also agree with all the other crap I’ve read in reviews, words that aren’t valid in any dictionary but valid here yet says “definition not available yet” in your OWN dictionary? Obsolete words used back before any of us were born but words used today in current dictionaries unable to be played? All these crappy, childish ads? Who is this game for? Obviously our voices and opinions aren’t cared for, and it’s such a shame because these companies are built on our backs.
Helped me through medical struggle of my You her Sister
by PateeS on 2019/09/03 14:45
In 2010 my sister had s heart attack, then brain bleed, brain surgery, dialysis etc. I lived in her hospital room for 9 months. Words with Friends gave me an outlet during times of no sleep or deep sadness. I love the game and continue to play it when I have insomnia or just need to connect with my friends. It is a reminder that my sister now in heaven used to love the game and makes me happy to feel the connection with her while I make some new words with my fabulous friends☦️
Bloated
by josh_wms on 2019/09/03 14:37
I don’t write reviews often, but I’m very compelled in this instance. I’ve been playing WWF for years and years now, and am a big fan of the core game. At some point in the past year or two, the game started becoming bloated with “Daily Goals”, badges, coins and other useless garbage. I would have zero problem with this nonsense, if I could turn those features off, but at this point in time it’s impossible. Every move I make is followed with three or four lengthy animations alerting me to the goals I don’t care about, the coins I won’t be spending, the badges that I won’t be viewing, etc. A quick Google search points to hundreds of users complaining about this in the official forums, and their complaints being completely ignored by the responding employees. Give me the option to turn off the bloat/garbage please. I’ll be looking for alternative scrabble apps otherwise.
Hours of Fun
by katmac203 on 2019/09/03 11:52
Lots of different challenges offered to play with friends, solo competitions, and lightening rounds. Great fun.
Recognition and Rewards
by RayMoB. on 2019/09/03 11:42
I play Words with Friends often. I like the app but I really wish I could turn off the Recognition and Rewards feature!
Great app but too many interruptions
by Rlfstrat on 2019/09/03 00:57
Love it but would think the designers could find a less obtrusive way to announce rewards or reaching some threshold — without slowing play down so much
Repeat games
by Ellenctn on 2019/09/02 22:58
I do like the game and have played for years. Have had rare times of having to play games a second time, with the exact same words. However...since the last update, I’ve had to play MANY games multiple times. Words accepts my move, then when I go back into the app, I have to play those exact same games over again. This is really frustrating. Also, I had an over 300 game streak going on multiple games with one opponent, and I go in the next morning and Words took our streak away. Then a couple hours later, gave us a few days more in the re-set streak. PLEASE FIX THESE BUGS. GETTING REALLY TIRED OF PLAYING GAMES OVER SEVERAL TIMES AND LOSING STREAKS.
Self play
by humjohnnyhum on 2019/09/02 19:03
I have Ben playing WWF for 5 years...lots of fun. But I often get a “oops, something went wrong” on the self plY and it stops me from moving. I can’t get rid of it 7nless I delete the app and reinstall...not easy. Also I find all the little extra gifts and notices irratat8ng and it slows down my play.
Shame on you
by WindyCity1022 on 2019/09/02 18:16
Those of us who just want to plat the game paid to play ad free. Fantastic and worth it. Then you add ridiculous badges and clutter the game with garbage. Bait and switch.
Messaging
by Katymm on 2019/09/02 18:05
Hello. There should be an option within the profile of the player to turn on or off messaging . Hopefully, someone will create this option.
Latest= Bad
by LARichard99 on 2019/09/02 16:38
The newest update is a tiring glitchy slow mess...feels like advertising hype. I just want to play -don’t want all the interruptions and extras. Bring back the old version
Challenging
by Mrs Kadillahopper on 2019/09/02 13:08
I find Words With Friends is a great game! It is challenging! That in itself is what makes the game for me! I look forward to playing it at bedtime or whenever else I find a few minutes to play. I also appreciate being able to tap into sending and receiving messages from friends while playing. Wonderful, wonderful game!
Too many “added features” bog it down
by sociologian on 2019/09/02 02:22
This used to be a 5-star app for me, but now there are so many “daily challenges” and “events” the whole thing has slowed way down and it is more frustrating than enjoyable. Half of my time in the app is waiting for it to unfreeze. There is no option to turn off all the added content. I simply want to play word games with friends, I don’t want the app to choke for 30 seconds after I play a word that triggers some other “reward event” I never signed up for and can’t opt out of. Please make it possible to turn all the extra stuff off so this can be 5 stars again!
So much fun❤️
by sallyfrog on 2019/09/02 00:41
I LOVE Words with friends! I love playing with my Grandma and my Aunt and play new people you should definitely install Words with friend
What is wrong?
by DMC0348 on 2019/09/01 22:24
Been trying to play all day. Will not load. What is wrong?
Words w friends
by Anafred on 2019/09/01 22:08
Too many extras, don’t enjoy all the bonuses and challenges. Would rather just play a simple game.
Keeps crashing!
by WhereAreStories on 2019/09/01 21:31
Please fix ASAP
Neil
by NOL-84 on 2019/09/01 21:07
The commercials are getting longer and longer. I will quit playing if that continues to increase.
Disappointed
by вrownѕ on 2019/09/01 20:23
I've dl and re-dL the app and not able to login for the life of me!!
Words
by misty mtn on 2019/09/01 20:04
I think you should be able to buy vowel or constant..Love the game!
This App is Crashing
by Suzy_Qs_Zoo on 2019/09/01 19:53
I love Words with Friends. But the updating of this app is not always consistent. Currently the app is crashing.
Pastime pleasure...
by HC in Oregon on 2017/10/07 14:17
I love this game... and have played it for years every morning with my morning cup of coffee…I play the old-fashioned way with none of the colorful play options perched above for the less astute player. I play with like-minded players (I think!) and play just for the sheer fun of building words! A wordsmith at heart I suppose. I enjoy the badges and find myself trying to achieve the set goal, however, I wish those weekly goals would scramble from high to low, low to high, and everywhere in between... not just demanding a higher target every week making it sometimes too difficult to achieve it in the time I allow myself to play. Even in the case of other players using the enticing bling aids, I still enjoy the simple pleasure of mixing letters with the use of my own brain and it matters not if other players do or do not. Somehow, with time, you find compatible playmates who keep the game challenging, yet stay true to the integrity of the basic game of Scrabble. Oh! And I occasionally like to look at my stats ... rather interesting! Thank you for this enjoyable game!
Words with Cheaters
by DrivenVA on 2018/05/04 07:37
The new version of the game features “power ups,” three options to give you an advantage over your opponent. “Hindsight” shows you the best move you could have played in a round, which may be available to you in the next round. “Word radar” shows you were you can play on the board for the current round. “Swap and play” enables you to swap letters without losing a turn. You can earn these advantages or buy them. Your use of these advantages is NOT transparent to your opponent. Moreover, may use these features repeatedly throughout the game. If you repeatedly use the swap and play feature, it is almost impossible for your opponent to get quality letters. You are no longer using your skills to compete against your opponent, you are using these advantages to win. The new features are enabling rampant cheating and sadly it now seems to be the norm. I can see maybe allowing use of one advantage during a game, but that should be transparent to your opponent. There is no opt-out to the new features and I simply do not want to play someone who is cheating. And why should my earned stats be given the same weight as someone who purchased a win? The new features of Words With Friends have driven me away from the game. Sadly, I doubt Zynga cares about enthusiasts like me, because they are certainly making a lot more money off of the new features.
Love it
by greatot on 2017/10/08 12:14
I enjoy this game and play everyday. I find It at time intruding into space set up for me to do other things. Takes some discipline in my part. I enjoy being able to exchange lettters without penalty one time. I didn’t think being able to see spaces available where I could play would benefit but find it does help especially on a challenging environment. I like being able to chat. And presentation after the play to see if I placed my words in the best place or utilized the highest points that turn is fun. The advertisement sometime get stuck and I have to stop playing and turn off the game. I love scrabble but didn’t always have company to play. So I played the board by myself. But words with friends is so much more fun than the physical board of scrabble. I enjoy solo play but gets frustrating when I make real words and the game won’t except. I miss being able to pass the phone back and forth when out with my little ones and engage in a game. Overall I love the game and highly recommend
Why I hate this game now
by dda1968 on 2018/10/31 19:22
All the new features are really annoying and detract from the fun of the game. Problems were not fixed with all the new bells and whistles, and new ones were introduced. Notifications. Sometimes you get notified that it’s your turn, mostly you don’t. The badge icon hardly works so you never know how many games are waiting. Opening the app. When you first go in, it seems to randomly choose one of your games and presents as your turn. But it’s just the one game. The “Next” button isn’t active even when you have several games waiting. I now immediately exit this game. Then I see my list of active games, and the “Next” button is presented as I take each turn. Finishing. When you complete a game, you’re given an opportunity to start a new one with that player. If you do, after you make your first play, you click “Next” and it takes you back into the game you just completed even if you have several others waiting. And they still haven’t fixed the problem of prompting both the winner and loser to start a new game, even after one of you already has! What’s up with that?! Often you end up with multiple games with the same player. So annoying. I want to like this. I love the challenge of Scrabble. But this is no longer fun.
WWF in now a piece of crap.
by Winterblac on 2019/09/17 08:38
I have played this game for 10+ years. I paid for my original version, which Zynga no longer supports, thus effectively taking my money and not delivering. That is known as fraud. The original two versions of the game did not have all the crap this game now contains. I do not want to be rewarded for their arbitrary milestones, nor do I want to play games within games, nor do I want to see coins and party boxes flashing in my face. Additionally, the crap they have added now causes the games to move at a glacial pace, many times freezing when you are trying to place letters or not responding to a PLAY command. And the ultimate challenge, which occurs at least once a day, is that the game is so incapable of keeping up with the speed of play that it simply collapses. The screen blanks out to white, freezes and is not recoverable. The only way to get it back is to shut down your device and reboot. This is a clear indication that they have built a game without the industrial strength to handle all the crap they have built into it. I play with approximately 8-10 people. We ALL experience this BS. Some people I played with have quit WWF and gone to Word Chum out of frustration. Congratulations Zynga, you really have succeeded at turning a good, well-liked game into a piece of garbage.
“WORDS WITH KIDS”, Is What This Is Now.
by Renseg on 2019/06/02 18:59
But it’s mostly adults that play! Add an OPT OUT function to turn off the time wasting, meaningless animations, forced “challenges” and “gifts” garbage. Latest revision has, “...New rewards and boosts”?? Has Zynga seen the recent low rated reviews at all? Why does Zynga think they shouldn’t allow an opt out? It could satisfy everyone. Or, put all that silly stuff into a “Words With Kids” game version and bring this mainstream game back to one without the silly stuff. Scrabble was/is always a game that older children, adults and seniors liked to play. Why in the world does Zynga think that in a paid game app they should FORCE everyone to waste time having to wait for these useless “challenges”, badges and other cutesy mindless distractions? Have the creators begun to think they are so clever that the thousands of reviewers expressing their HATE of this nonsense does not matter? Zynga, do you still have a marketing department who can advise on the barbarians at the gate like myself carrying torches? Hello? I shouldn’t say this, but I would rather see little ads at the bottom than this garbage. Be considerate and add an Opt Out feature in the controls section. Or don’t be considerate and charge yet another 99 cents for ad-free AND garbage-free game version.
Unfair
by Dr. Shuffle on 2019/04/03 06:30
When consumers (like myself) paid for the ad-free on apps then we don't get it anymore. That's what has happened to WWF. Developers are given a new way/opportunity to gouge users out of money by altering the app, whether ever so slightly, or totally rebranding the same app then rip users off by forcing us to pay AGAIN for things we already had. Only this time at higher prices since the demand & popularity of their apps. All of which has been established due in large part to OUR (the consumers) commitment (use), feedback & help debugging (opt-in end-user licensing) their apps, in turn, growing their companies to enormous size & wealth. Requiring repurchasing is nothing short of online fraud. Re-selling the consumers a product/service they already had, but thanks to sneakily written end-user licensing agreements, which we’re FORCED to accept to use our devices, they can freely change the rules/game as they see fit. #FarFromFairMarket #VirtualThievery
This is ridiculous.
by 481292 on 2019/09/03 15:52
I’m tired of losing games when I still have viable options. This happens with opponents and in practice games. Not only does it say game ended when it has not, it takes away the points from your last play. So if I had 376 points before it gave away the game to my opponent, it’s now saying I had 356 with 4 letters left still sitting in front of me showing me multiple plays. It’s ridiculous and it’s happened 4 times now. I even have screenshots of this. One of me putting in a word after it tells me the game has ended and having it amount to 38 points which would have allowed me to win the game. WHAT IS THIS GLITCH?! It messes up stats and all. Also what about when you try to play a word and it’s invalid but others can play that word? This is BS. I also agree with all the other crap I’ve read in reviews, words that aren’t valid in any dictionary but valid here yet says “definition not available yet” in your OWN dictionary? Obsolete words used back before any of us were born but words used today in current dictionaries unable to be played? All these crappy, childish ads? Who is this game for? Obviously our voices and opinions aren’t cared for, and it’s such a shame because these companies are built on our backs.
A lot of nonsense
by Quatschster on 2019/07/26 13:03
I am tired of abbreviations and foreign words sometimes being acceptable while others are not. There is nothing wrong with encountering legitimate words but the game's dictionary allows too many entries that are not real words. I like playing and have no problem losing, but the nonsense is just increasing. I also cannot stand all the nonsense with badges and coins, especially when it gives players an edge that they really don’t deserve. Power ups belong in Marioland, not a game like this. And who decided to include a word search option that spellchecks entries and changes them entirely, thereby requiring a player to enter it twice? Update: the use of non-existent words increases all the time. Some are abbreviations, some are foreign words and all of them are BS. If you play with someone who uses the approach to build a word to see if it fits, even if it’s a nonsensical word, the game loses its enjoyment. It’s even more ridiculous when the game dictionary identifies something as a word, but doesn’t have a definition for it. Check a Scrabble dictionary or another reputable dictionary and you’ll find the words do not exist.
Disappointed
by NiBo1 on 2019/03/21 00:52
I have been playing again for a short while. (Had stopped playing for a couple years.) During this short period back, this game has disappointed me several times. I have tried to play a couple words, which are actual words, some of which the Words With Friends dictionary even defines, yet the game tells me that the word is not valid. The dictionary even shows that other people have played the words through their “highest scoring play” section. Seriously??!!!?? I reported the issue and the first rep said they would make note of it... uh, thanks, but that doesn’t help my game play... Guess it’s time to stop playing this game again. ***UPDATE: After a couple more plays with valid word rejections, and additional correspondence with the support team (who provided no beneficial information, solution or resolution), I decided to try other versions of Words With Friends. Low and behold, Words With Friends 2 seems to be allowing words that were rejected in other versions. So far I’ve confirmed one was accepted. If this older version of the app is not going to function properly or be updated, it should just be retired. Smh
The Devil’s Advocate
by LadeeD on 2019/03/29 13:55
Contrary to pretty much every recent review of this app, I like the new little features. I love collecting powerups. Me and my opponents openly use them and now see them as part of the game. I love collecting tile skins, and it’s fun to see me and my opponents mix and match the colors we’ve collected. I really don’t mind the event collectibles. Or the chests. Especially since they give me goals to strive toward as I play and reward me when I complete them. I’m a lot happier now that the company stopped trying to force us to switch to Words with Friends 2, which I avoid like the plague. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it and force that fix on us. Also glad that the whole ad issue seemed to be resolved and I don’t have ads in my paid version. If I had any gripes, it would be that they are incredibly stingy with coins (you get 3 max in your daily gift while things in the store can cost like, 100). And that once you complete all solo challenges you have to wait for the next set. If I have a daily goal that needs me to win a solo challenge, I can’t get it since I can’t replay them. I’d like that to change. But anyway, I felt compelled to write this review after seeing nothing but hate for the new features. I know a lot of people that like the features, but I guess you’re more compelled to write a review if you have a complaint, right?
Love the game, hate the gimicks
by T/dee on 2019/01/18 16:08
This is the game I play the most, but every time they update they mess it up more. They give you pop up player suggestions, and screens that get In the way and freeze up your game. This just adds frustration to what is supposed to be a fun, relaxing game. In case the makers don’t realize it, the word “ game” implies that it is supposed to be fun, not frustrating. Now they have all of these points, which might be a fun addition, but you have to jump through stupid hoops to collect them, such as pushing a button that says “Great” after you push a button that says “Claim” and read a list of “rewards”. It makes the player feel like a rat being tested in a maze. It’s all hogwash. The buttons freeze and the stupid screen won’t go away because they want me to watch a 3 second video to show me adds that I paid to not have to watch when I bought the app. My husband, who already has enormous hands that don’t work well on little screens has completely given up. It was the only game we played together, so they just gimmicked their way right out of customers.
PC run amok...
by qwertydeb on 2018/10/06 18:58
I am finishing the current games, and then I will delete the app. I enjoyed the original version, as inadequate as it was. In 10 years they have not expanded the dictionary. Indeed, in the UK version, they claim that “a dictionary is not yet available for your language.” (!! None. Nada.) Zynga also removed the list of words played in the UK version, so it’s nearly useless. In addition they have involuntarily enrolled me in their “win prizes” schemes in support of the Susan Komen Foundation, supporter of Planned Parenthood and abortion. They offer for $sale “power up your game”, coins that allow and encourage cheating. In addition to the new bubblegum colors, the entire experience has been infantilized. They force games with fictional characters onto my screen, some of which there is no option to withdraw. I once played this game with intelligent people from all over the world. It was a stress-buster. Now it has been heavily and thoroughly monetized, politicized like everything else (there are many “forbidden” words based on political correctness.) I’m ready to cut it loose. I regret losing the many connections I’ve made, but I look forward to spending my time more productively.
Word Game With Friends Review
by MontyHannah on 2018/12/21 00:49
Pluses: Fast moving Good board with reward squares in different places in each new game Easily addictive when not frustrating Opportunity to earn coins is recent and keeps players in the game Minuses: Opponents may have advantage in Swapping letters because he has a huge supply of Swap+ from purchasing and opponent has few and can’t swap..certain opponents always have just the right letters while other struggles with 5 i’s and 2 U’s, or a v q x c j v for example, several turns in a row...opponent with impossible letters fall behind fast as opponent surges ahead impossible for player to catch up. Throw of letters appears to not be random...all vowels or all consonants, or all consonants with no blends is frequent occurrence... Sometimes the promised 50 coins for completing challenge goal doesn’t register Sometimes Word Game presents a blank screen for a day or so...player can’t earn swap coins toward weekly goal. There might be too many U’s and V’s in the game because More often than not, I am left with them for the last few plays. The Dictionary of allowed words crack me up. So many words are Celtic, Old Scottish, Hebrew, meanings from an antiquities list I think, while many commonly used words today are not allowed. The best one yet is the one that states “ no meaning for this word at this time “ That’s it for now. Sheila
7+ years of depleting its Scrabble roots
by Proball2 on 2017/09/12 22:05
WWF is probably my most frequented app w/ the displeasure of my wife. I remember 7-8 years ago downloading the app, purchasing the ad-free version & outsmarting opponents. I used to count tiles & block moves at the end of games so opponents would get stuck w/ Q's, Z's, J's, etc... Slowly the app has been becoming more amateur friendly with word strength, a remaining letters tab, etc. I was reluctant but adjusted, & became fine with it as it made my opponents more competitive. The new Swap+ feature is total BS, and basically the reason why I'm writing this review. Please, delete this immediately. This takes away the integrity and strategy of Scrabble. Btw, the new version totally deleted many of the features WWF has recently implemented with a few bugs others have complained about (I.e. the green lightning icon). Lastly, badges are totally unfair. I remember playing the game hours on end so I had a chance to win a T-shirt. I remember having to score 5000+ pts per week while some family members only had a goal of 2000+. If you do anything in future updates, please, for the love of nerds like me, get rid of Swap+.
Used to be more fun.....
by Lilikoi White on 2019/07/26 06:08
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I thought I paid not to get ads, but evidently ads have taken over and are obnoxious and childish. I don’t appreciate the interruptions. I would rather opt out of the juvenile ads. I have also noticed that sometimes when I win a game with Practice, it is listed that I lost. Even though I don’t check my stats that often, I now know why they’re incorrect. I could not remember losing over 300 games. All of a sudden word like: ee, oo, vu and several others have been added. New words should not be added without definitions. Especially when sometimes these new words aren’t in any dictionary. I probably won’t be playing much longer. I read the reviews and even though complaints and suggestions are made to improve the game, which would be to return it to how it was, the developer has done nothing. I hope improvements are made soon. Looking for a new fun game that doesn’t bombard me with ads directed at kids.
Words with Family and Friends
by Debra L. Difatta on 2017/09/14 12:55
This is a great App on it's own merit. What I really love about words with friends is that it's a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. It's a way of checking in with my nieces and nephew who otherwise I might only see on Holidays. I also like that you are able to send messages back and forth if you wish, during play "nice game!" A pat on the back is always appreciated! I like that you don't have to commit to an entire game at one sitting. I have 5-10 games going with different people at the same time. Some days I only play one word per game. And if I'm particularly busy I don't play at all. Know this, you will always have something to do when you have a moment and you will be making a connection with someone you care about at the same time. Win/win.
Words
by Tete621 on 2017/09/27 21:00
I am so frustrated cause I won the match of the day three times last week and today so every time they promised me 6 hrs free of third party and I didn't get any . This is not right and I'm asking for an answer for that. I've been playing hrs each day but I can stop right there if you keep doing that . The customer is a customer and has the right to be offered what you promised. I love this game but when I charge my iPad I lose the sound . So I have to turn off the iPad and then on so the sound come back and lately the game is playing on slow motion till I reboot the whole game , delete and launch , can anybody help me please. Again I'm loosing the sounds completely its mute and I tried all the setting and deleting the game and back but no use please help
Crazy words
by Nikkitytom on 2018/10/05 08:53
I’m a newbie here and enjoying this game with my sister who lives in Canada. We text and play at the same time and it’s great fun. But I’m very disappointed with the Solo Challenge. I’m on the fourth level now with Archibald and his first three words were “vaw” and “bunn” and “Malkin” ... none of which are standard English words. Perhaps I’m just on the wrong page. I remember terrific “live” games with clever friends and our rules which so discouraged obscure or foreign words that if a standard dictionary didn’t cover the word, the player lost his turn. No proper names allowed and no foreign words ... which lost me many turns when I switched to French or Hindi. If these games are just an exercise in checking obscure medieval words or misspellings ... such as “bunn” ... then the game has lost its charm for me. I like testing wonderful vocabularies, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of voracious reading. Not just “tricking” opponents with words never used in today’s world by English speakers.
Everything Is Overpriced + Bad Customer Service
by LaurenWriter on 2017/11/05 13:37
You literally have to play the game all day just to get 100+ points. With their new algorithm, you really do need the points to be eligible for features such as swapping tiles (30 for 450 points) since the letters you get are terrible. Recently, they also increase the amount of coins you need to be able to get these features. It’s absolutely insane. And, if you don’t have enough coins, they want you to spend $100 for 5,600 coins! Whenever I email about an issue with my coins, I get an excuse about not being able to do that. I really feel like this app, although the game is fun, is really shady. I understand they want to make money, but make it fair. They know that by giving crappy letters, players need coins to purchase features such as swap tiles. When you need 75 coins just for 5 swap tiles and it takes half a day to get those coins, it’s not fair. Oh, and they want you to pay monthly for no ads. This app is a rip off and shady. One star for that and for VERY POOR customer service.
Some changes are not improvements
by Dbhk49 on 2018/09/15 20:58
Good things: it's fun! I like playing with new folks as well as my regulars. I learn new and more words. The chat feature is a good feature. I appreciate that profanity is generally not allowed. Not-so-good things: why do you insert those requests to start a new game when the person identified did NOT initiate that request? I hate that new tactic. The challenge awards seemed good at first, but the levels go far too high too fast. Many of my former game friends are just no longer willing to play. THE AWARDS PROGRAM HAS KILLED THE GAME FOR MANY OF US! I will delete the game if it continues! These "not-so-brilliant" innovations hurt the game instead of helping it!GIVE US AN OPT OUT CHOICE! If it wasn't for those last bad things, I would say it is a 5 star game. Can you fix those? If not, I can. I will delete and leave it in the dust of foolish “improvements.”
Please be more transparent
by Redwoodtree on 2019/04/07 14:31
The developers do put regular effort into the game, which is nice. But many of their choices are just ridiculous. The fact that your opponent can use features without you knowing is almost infuriating. Please give an option to see when the opponent has swapped without losing a turn or used word radar or whatever. The dictionary is also infuriating. There are non-words, non-English words(when playing in English), there are proper nouns, the dictionary changes with no notice. There are acronyms that are allowed. For more serious word game enthusiasts these are infuriating characteristics of this game. If Scrabble was maintained in any sort of reasonable way (i.e., if there was any real competition for Words, many people would abandon this platform). Most of the development effort goes to “fun” and very little goes to game integrity, fairness, transparency and toward a more serious word player’s demographic.
Paid for the update, still have to sit through the BS
by Terwie on 2019/04/10 14:44
First let me say, in general I really like WWF. A few years ago I paid the extra for no interruptions from solicitation and other unwanted information. HOWEVER, they’ve started these bogus challenges to play 3 letter words or words that have ZQX or words that are whatever! Who cares?! I hate having to sit through the stupid graphics and interruptions to my games to find out I’ve played any of the made-up contests with no one but the game that I’m not interested in and can’t opt out of. The new Lightning round is fun, but mainly because you can do it when you choose, unlike these other little obnoxious interruptions. I don’t want to know if I play a certain amount of ZQX words, I am not interested in any made-up challenges other than with other ‘friends’ and in don’t care what the next stupid little challenge is from WWF. Stop already!!
Please fix bug
by Emeryc on 2017/09/22 00:29
I'm a longtime player and fan of WWF. It has developed a really annoying bug. Most of the time when I check the Dictionary and swipe the Dictionary screen back down, the game screen stays grayed out and the game is completely unresponsive until I reboot the phone. Another bug, more minor: I hit the Smart Match button weeks ago and it hasn't stopped since. The game is still searching for Smart Matches and comes up with one every few days. There seems to be no way to stop it. I enjoy the new power ups, even though they are overpriced. I used to get 10 or 6 coins for winning a game and now only get 4. Why? Can't find an explanation of the coin rules. You say you just added 50,000 words. Please list them or put them in the Word of the Day feature. And let people know if the new word they suggested has been accepted. The new GIF feature is annoying and unnecessary. My opponent played the word EROTICA and a GIF popped up showing extremely explicit pornography. Didn't bother me but I fear most folks would be offended. Finally, please bring back the confirmation button are hitting the PLAY button, or at least offer it as an option in Settings. It is so annoying to lose a potentially good word after accidentally hitting the PLAY button
Love the Game, Hate the Latest Update!
by Kathryn8888 on 2018/11/21 19:10
Reduced by one more star! This update, as I said below is TERRIBLE! To add a new game with someone I ALWAYS play against, instead of just choosing their name off of a list, I now have to search for the name. How in the world is this an improvement?!?! It’s not! It’s just annoying! Zynga doesn’t own this game anymore and PEOPLE FUN only know how to irritate not have fun! Ive played this game for years (although, I don’t see the version I have on here. It was a free upgrade from a couple of years ago, although it doesn’t really look any different. I noticed it updated last night. I HATE it. Changing things just for the sake of change isn’t the best decision. I don’t like the teeny tiny dots at the bottom that represent each game. I certainly don’t like the pop up after every turn that states it’s the other player’s turn. That’s just monotonous and completely unnecessary. I still will play, but I truly hate these silly changes!
Ads that freeze
by agr3446 on 2017/10/10 20:41
I love the game. Have played for years and am even liking that ads are becoming more targeted to my preferences. I even click through occasionally (which is of course the point). I’m ok with ads because I play the free version. However it’s so incredibly annoying when an ad isn’t scaled correctly or worse yet completely freezes and requires closing the program. Which is exactly what I do. If it freezes or won’t load or ad takes forever I just swipe closed. Sales people guide your customers to better ads that actually have the potential for being opened as opposed to ads that are so annoying I would never consider checking out the product. And development create ads that don’t free or close. Otherwise fun game and everything else works great for me.
Don’t give out email
by GreenChileState on 2018/07/14 05:13
In past two weeks there has been an influx of men from outside the United States trying to pick up on women. I’m not sure what they are wanting from US, but they all have about the same stories. They tell you they are widowed and have a child. They then progress to wanting your email or chat with them on HangOuts App or Skype so they can build a relationship with you. Really, I didn’t pay for dating scam app. Don’t fall for the compliments or wanting to be your friends. It’s not normal!! Just think of all the people in the world and they pick you on Words With Friends. I wish we could report these people. If you don’t agree and provide your personal information they just block you!!! Oh...and I was completely devastated!!! Be safe!!!
HATE what they’ve done to the game!
by AGEON on 2019/01/08 13:26
I resisted an update for so long and finally my app crashed and would NOT recover no matter what I did. Probably by design I’m sure. The only fix was to update it. The new version? It. Is. The. WORST. Every 5 seconds it’s popping up some annoying “great, you’ve just acquired 16 tropical drinks or whatever it is.” Who cussing CARES???!!! No one likes to hear their baby is ugly, but this one is frightful. I know people need to justify their jobs by continually changing things, but this takes it to another level. You can’t hardly play a letter without having to wait for the app to spend 10 seconds telling you what a great accomplishment you’ve just achieved. Hardly an exaggeration. “AMAZING, you just played an E, you only need 4 more letters to make the word of the day!” LAME!!! It’s too busy, too frequent, and too obnoxious! I’ve tried turning off notifications in the settings and it didn’t improve anything. I hate, hate, hate - double hate - LOATHE ENTIRELY!!!!
Please stop “improving”
by TeachinAK on 2019/02/26 01:37
I have been playing WWF longer than I can remember, and always enjoyed it, until someone decided to add a whole lot of distractions, like different colours for the words, making them more confusing to read, and useless information like how many points others got playing the same word - on a completely different board, as if one could duplicate it. Or useless “rewards” which interrupt the game, and playing letters found in ransom words. None of these things make the original game any better (unless maybe you’re still in Elementary School and need to get little gift boxes and notes that the daily goal is complete - What goal?) I know this “review” won’t make any difference, but I needed to get it off my chest. If you want to “improve” the game, please make all these useless additions at least a choice, so those of us who just want to play the original game can turn them all of. THAT would be an improvement.
“Improvements shouldn’t be mandatory
by Artist engineer on 2019/07/14 00:27
I enjoy the core game very much. I’ve met some good people and learned some words. Great fun. However, the cheats and interruptions and assigned goals, not to mention the tile color changes that make it harder to visualize word opportunities, these ruin a lot of the pleasure of the actual game for me. Most of all, I want you to stop forcing us to say, “Great!” just to escape an unwanted interruption about an intrusive change or “opportunity.” Do you think if you force us to say “Great!” enough times, we’ll come to agree? I hate it. I just want to play the actual core game and chat a little with a few good people. That part is great. Please, please make a way for some of us to opt out of all the irrelevant stuff you add for the people who enjoy bells and whistles. They get bored. I get it. But I don’t. I like the actual game. Why can’t I have that?
Bjok42
by BJOK42 on 2018/12/04 08:45
I love Scrabble. I really enjoyed Words(and still do)up to the point of earning coins, badges, solo challenges, mystery boxes etc.!! It’s becoming like a full time job just to keep up with it all! I am electronically handicapped and am sure overseeing such a popular game site that has attracted millions is no easy feat. The saying, “keep it simple stupid”, has merit. More efficiency in troubleshooting would be a plus. Since purchasing the Bundle, I can’t believe how bad the variety of my letters has declined. It’s been so consistent, i feel it’s just a ploy to get me to spend more! For example, getting 4 I’s, 2 u’s and a v, do a swap, get 2 I’s, 1 e, 1 u, 1 y, 2 T’s, no more swaps! I work very hard to “not” swap and make the most of my letters, but, with almost every new turn, I have only 1 vowel, (usually a u or i) consistently no vowels at all. Winning games difficult with low point letters and no vowels! When I made complaint, was told it’s all “chance”! So much I love about playing, having Word Lookup is wonderful, Bundle not too great, too many coins required, especially Hindsight, think it’s a rip. Enjoy lightning rounds, and practice games. Would like to chat more, no one seems to want to, after reading comments, see why 😞. I’m 👵🏻 and so harmless, just a little lonely I guess!
Badge Display
by KajunBrees on 2017/09/24 17:56
I saw where one other player posted in their review about badges not being posted next to photo when earned. Even though in my settings I have that feature turned on, my badges never ever appear on my photo. I think it is very unfair o post for some and not all players. What gives? Update regarding scores Your scoring for each week is fraudulent or there is an issue with the app. For example, there are people I am playing with whose scores don’t even come close to the needed score for the week and they have already received their badge. This is evident on the “Leaderboard “ that is displayed when I click on it. It is apparent that you are not replying to the reviews where there are concerns about your app. I think you are only concerned about 5 stars . You have issues that needed responding to. How about it?
Can’t Afford WWF
by TeachEng2019 on 2019/01/21 20:34
I have been using this app happily for several years now. Early on I paid for a subscription so there would be no ads. Recently, I had to change my email address and the trouble started. For some reason, I could not just switch email addresses. I was forced to sign up with a new account and a new email address. Now, after each play, a lengthy intrusive ad appears and takes over my phone. Literally. Sometimes I have to shut my phone down to stop the ad so I can get back to the game! The only option for getting rid of the ads is to send Zynga $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free version. What?! ZYNGA, you’ve become allowed ad income to hijack your customer base. None of the brands that I regularly play with have encountered this issue. Nor have they been interrupted by Ed’s following each play. What is going on?! Am I being hijacked? Naturally I cannot afford a $10 a month word game addiction, and I am fast losing patience with your ads.
Game lags, buggy and weekly points too much
by Fandom247365 on 2017/09/17 16:48
I have been playing this game almost from its beginning. The last few updates I don't think are taking care of the real bug issues. My game continues to lag. Each opponent I bring up, I have to wait 5-10 seconds before being able to play a word. When I have over 10 games going on, this becomes too time consuming. The weekly point total goal is unrealistic. I know at one point I had purchased the ad free version yet for some reason I still keep seeing ads. And now the price has gone up wayyy to high to repurchase. Ads stick and app will crash. It should not take 30 seconds or more ads to load. I'm on the verge of deleting what used to be a fun game. I run the most current OS and update my app regularly. I also have no issues with it being my internet. It is this app. If you fix this stuff, I'd rate you higher.
Love the game - Hate the extra crap put with it!
by b.mankins82 on 2019/06/23 04:19
Love playing Words With Friends. Wish we could get rid of the coins and mystery boxes and such. Just a simple game would be great. I like seeing my stats and the tile bag. I also hate all the advertisements. It’s a pain waiting through them to exit your play so your opponent can play their turn. I would rather have a choice of a free version with ads or a $5 version without ads. Not everyone who wants to play is an avid gamer, we don’t know what to do with those stupid coins and mystery boxes. Make a version with that stuff for those that like that sort of a thing and a version without for those of us that don’t. We love the game and want to play, but without the extras. That’s my two cents, thanks for listening.
WWF
by CraftyVic on 2017/10/08 13:03
Last evening I went to open WWF and I got a white screen! I reset my iPhone and tried top open it again. White screen! I let it set overnight hoping it would magically fix itself (that really does work in some cases!) but it didn’t! I’ll check it on my iPad when I get moving. If it’s doing it in my IPad also, I’ll know it’s something in my house system that’s messed up. Just in case, though, does anyone else have this ‘white screen problem’???? Well, I reinstalled it and it gave me a new icon and that seemed to work for awhile. But if I try to use my anagram program to help me find a word, when I try to go back to the game, I get a white screen again - on the newly installed game! Am I cursed, or being punished for seeking a little outside assistance??
Update?
by Huntdj74 on 2018/09/18 12:25
I love this game but I don’t care for most of the latest update. I have not found a way to get rid of the Challenge games that pop up uninvited or the suggested new people. The game is called Words with FRIENDS, not Words with Strangers or Words with Computers! If there are people who want and enjoy that, great, make it an option. But could it also be an option to play the game with my Friends without all the annoying stuff in my way please? And you still have one MAJOR bug you need to fix: the “no connection” I get after being away from the game for an hour or more that requires me to completely shut my phone off and restart it before I can play. The latest update only changed one thing on this problem: now I get a completely blank screen, it doesn’t even say “no connection”.
Seems to be reestablished after Forced reloading of game
by rewwth on 2018/01/21 16:58
Repeatedly crashing after several years of happy playing, the game was deleted & reloaded. Now I see why this was "necessary": Several years ago I'd paid about $10 for a lifetime free of ads. Now I am asked to fork over $30 for this same freedom from ads. The heck with it; you can keep your game. UPDATE: Since the above was written the game has reappeared pretty much intact (ongoing games, ad-free). I, too, would like to know what the new 50,000 words are besides "doh" & "ew." There are words in the fiber world that are old but current (cria, takli, diz, & sley, for example) that should be in the lexicon. And why not "buoyed"? I can't speak to the "free-trade" option, but it seems ridiculously unsportsmanlike to me.
The greedy money grab begins
by Learning Curve on 2018/09/30 01:18
It used to be that if you played a lot, you would get a lot of “coins” allowing you Power Ups in the Store. No longer. The rewards are now a stupid and gimmicky Treasure Chest with minimal rewards, BUT, you are encouraged to buy the coins throughout. Yet another example of a good thing spoiled. I bought the app, I use it a lot, so why you gotta be so crapitalist? There are new Solo Challenges, like “School Staff” which, while fun, is really just a ploy to get impatient, easily frustrated users to buy coins. Again, another sign of their avarice. The new UI is bad, too. Icons that have no clear meaning, large, distracting panels that get in the way of me selecting a new game, a ‘rewards’ feature that completely changes how I played the game and gets in the way. Oh, how much more can you get in the way of me enjoying the game? Oh, and the laggy response as I drag and drop letters? Why would you ever mess that up?! That’s game play, and the performance is compromised. In the past I had problems with the in game messaging with friends/opponents. This were long ago fixed, and I had been enjoying this game. Awesome, but then you go and mess with the UI for no clear benefit. These are not improvements. I can’t see one thing about this update that is better in any way.
Its okeh-ish
by AceVariable4017/Variouspoisons on 2018/05/05 08:57
The game CAN be fun but a select few people (including me) can almost never get almost any good words because we have to hunt with like 1 or 2 letters making it even more difficult. Ik for some its not noticeable but I even played wordscapes which has the most weird spelled words and practically unheard of and I try to find things like that.. But even then the game is extremely difficult with what you get and even re-rolling doesn't give you a single tile useful but for those who dont have this kind of difficulty almost always have a good use of tiles (ones that actually make up a word), also for those who have this problem when it gives you something "good" to work with thats literally always less than 11 points! So in short its good but unfair to some people since it gives them the worst things to work with while others get the best.
Invalid Words being played
by PR1NCEFAN on 2019/06/01 15:08
Within the last 2-3 weeks, it’s come to my attention that invalid words by “Words With Friends” own definition, are being played. It doesn’t matter the version of game, or operating system. Examples are: squit, tov, je , and so many others. I’m to the point I’m tired of playing. It was outrageous when an opponent played JE, and I then tired to play JE. Mine was not accepted, though hers was. I thought perhaps it was the older version(s) I was playing (I have several devices), so I updated one device to the latest version and nope. Same thing. Opponents playing invalid words, but I can’t do the same. So now not only am I losing because of this bug, but now that particular device is on the latest horrible version of a game that looks like it was written for a child. All the various annoying pop ups during the game, essentially cheat power ups, and invalid words is driving me from the game. I’m over it!
Beware of low life scammers!
by Mavethrave on 2018/03/17 22:33
I have played this game for years. I have enjoyed playing my friends on it. But now....it has become some kind of 3rd class low life dating site. They start a game and then immediately want as much personal info as you are dumb enough to give. They are all reading off the same script. Say they are in the us but working in some foreign country. They quickly try to get you to move over to a chat site like hangouts or something. They have a stolen photo, all are either widowed or divorced with one token child attending boarding school, and are sure you will be their soul mate. They want to know you “more better”. If you stick with them they will ask you for money. I have blocked and deleted till I’m sick of it. I’ve had as many as a dozen requests in one day. You know what, it is out and out sexual harassment and the developers better be doing something to put a stop to it.
Beware!!!!
by Melhootie- hootie- hoo on 2018/09/18 17:25
Beware ladies. I just experienced a man treating the game like a dating app and had to block him. Now another man is trying to talk to me and it seems to be only the men who message you the most. Beware of them trying to ask you if your married, where do you live, where you work, how many children you have, and the list goes on. The man I blocked told me he had been divorced for four years and what type of job he had. He told me I was beautiful. When I politely tried to detour this type of messaging and not telling him whether I was married he became insistent on that particular question. If this type of behavior continues I won’t be playing this game for long. The creators need to have some sort of reporting for these type of people. Also waaaaaayyyy too many ads. I mean I understand needing to make money but after every move?!!!! Come on. How greedy do the creators need to be? This is disgusting.
Disappointed
by Muthagunner on 2017/09/30 20:59
I would give you 5 stars but each week I try to get the badges. I haven’t been able to get the badges because each week you add to the points. That’s fine but if I don’t get the badge you still add more points. If I didn’t get it the week before what makes you think I can get even more points. I’ve talked to several of my friends and they don’t have this problem. If they don’t get their points then the next week it’s dropped some why don’t this happen for me. Please fix this problem and I will gladly change my stars to 5. And I’ll not bad mouth this problem again. I really try to get my points but I fail. It’s gotten to the point to where I don’t care if I get them or not. I used to be really proud that I could but now I’m mostly disappointed
WWF has lost its focus and audience
by Orangequit on 2019/06/13 18:54
WWF has lost focus. Too many intrusions of other distracting, required games the programmers have inserted as “improvements”. Please stop, stop, stop polluting the word game with mandatory kiddie toys like level-ups, reward boxes, congrats on spelling coincidental words, and goofy rewards for simply playing a 2-letter word or using the letter J or Q. It almost seems the programmers are getting lonely and keep interrupting with games of their own to distract us from the reason we joined WWF in the first place. We want ONLY to play the simple word game with our friends — not cutesy kiddie games with the programmers or the software itself. Just because the age rating for this game is 4+, that doesn’t mean everyone who plays has the intellect of a 4-year old. STOP! PLEASE! Give us back a fun game with only our friends.
Performance issues
by quinoje on 2017/10/01 16:32
Performance: very sluggish. 3D video games perform better. It "stalls" when dragging letters. Not sure if this is an issue with your app or iOS 11.0.1 but it was a problem before updating from iOS 10. Running on iPhone 7 Plus. Performance is a problem even when no other apps running and after a reboot. Update: new annoying "feature check": you prompt me to play team-based and won't let me clear the medallion, so when I select the team play to shut up the medallion it goes away and you tell me "thanks for the feedback" when you actually got zero feedback from me. You want feedback? Give me an actual, in-game feedback option. So the apple watch support basically is worthless. Sure I can see PART of the puzzle but I can't see the letters I have or look at where to place them. Either I'm missing something (hint: INSTRUCTIONS!) or it's worthless.
Way too frustrating!
by KC/Suzy on 2019/05/22 19:15
I held off updating the app as long as I could. The new enhancements to cheat without your partner knowing are plain dishonest. Constant pop ups, congratulations, coins, prizes, ads that get frozen so you have to close out the game and restart numerous times. There’s even an ad that says ‘This game will keep you up all night long’. Yes, it will, not in a good way. This game used to be a fun way to connect with my friends all over the U.S., but as soon as the current round of games are finished, I’m deleting the app. This game isn’t geared for adults who want to keep their brain functioning while connecting with friends. It’s more for middle schoolers who like the constant bright colors, offer of prizes, enhancements you can buy in the “store” and help with where to place words. I chose this version as it said “Editors Choice.” Somebody at Zynga needs to read the reviews. This game is no longer fun.
This game has been updated to death!!!
by Cjdalt on 2019/04/27 23:43
This game was once fun to play and paying for the ad free version made it easy to go from game to game. Now you have all sorts of rewards that slow down game play, there are even power ups that you can earn and/or buy (but I already paid for this app) to help you with word placement (cheating), swapping out tiles (and keeping your turn,...more cheating) and presents of some sort for different letter and word configurations. I’ve been smart enough not to open any of those up. Who knows how much more that would slow down this game. Those are my biggest issues with this app and it’s enough to make me want to log out and delete it off my phone. Give us the option to at least play a more traditional way as your setting don’t give us any way to control that. You need to figure out something before a lot more people delete your app for good.
Multi colored tiles...
by HBF🐝 on 2019/01/06 08:12
Multi colored tiles on the same board with no way to change them back to all being the same color is enough for me to stop playing this game. I’ve played for years and the new “features” that are continually being added are terrible. The tapping on a box is a waste of time, I liked it better when rewards were just automatically added. Also quit asking me if I want to reconnect with Facebook! Once I’ve said no, leave it (we all know this is possible programmatically). I chose not to connect with Facebook because of all the pervs out there. I use initials, a random landscape photo for my profile and I still get hit up. You should allow individuals to be able to not choose a gender, why does that even matter?!? It’s just not safe! I really think I may be done with this app. (FYI...Just to let you know how irritated I am, I have never left a review anywhere.)
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Words With Friends – Word Game
Description
The World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game now has even more ways to play! Try new rewards and boosts to help you play smarter and faster! Words With Friends is the fun, free word game that lets you connect with friends and family while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your wit. Test your brain power and spell your way to victory.   May the Best Friend Win.™ Game Features: • WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges • SOLO PLAY: Play offline and sharpen your skills with solo play • HINDSIGHT: Uncover the best word you could have played after each turn • WORD RADAR: Heat map reveals all possible moves before you take a turn • PROFILE FRAMES: Show off your unique style with custom profile frames • SMART MATCH: Connect with players of a similar skill with Smart Match • 6 LANGUAGES: Choose to play in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English *Play Words With Friends without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased Words With Friends Pro on iOS or any other mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and more. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends   https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends We love hearing from you! Have a question or a suggestion? Ask questions here: http://zynga.tm/d01Tx   Share suggestions here: http://zynga.tm/r02dY Thank you for playing Words With Friends! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.
Hate the upgrade
by Poooô on 2019/09/19 07:13
Wish I never updated the App. So annoying with all the extra crud. Just let me play in peace. Considering deleting altogether. Have adjusted settings but still bombarded with too much!
Opt out option. Please??
by Meave3474 on 2019/09/18 22:36
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I even paid for an ad-free version. I feel like all the pop-ups and challenges are akin to ads. Enough with the game interruptions about prizes and challenges, etc. Every time I open the game I have to try to swipe up to get rid of the “Rewards” screen. I don’t want coins or treasure boxes. I feel like those are cheating. It probably takes what, 2-4 lines of code(?) in the backend to add an “Opt Out” button. Please, engineers, listen to users.
Need an opt out!!!
by notafanofnewversion on 2019/09/18 14:57
Used to love this game. Probably would again if there was a way to opt out of play for the badges and whatever other new gimmick was running. I’m sure there are players who enjoy all the extras, but they do nothing but slow the game down for those of us who don’t need a badge or gift box or whatever constantly pops up to reward??? play.
Words with Friends
by SLBond on 2019/09/18 07:31
Although the game is fun and I enjoy it and that it’s ‘free’, I find there are too many ads. In between each play there are ads and some last a while. It’s quite annoying.
Good but
by howstupidisthis123 on 2019/09/17 21:11
Good game play it all the time BUT what is the deal with some of my opponents can play words like JA and JE but I cannot?
Thanks
by Mashawn1086 on 2019/09/17 17:45
Bringing Family Together
WWF in now a piece of crap.
by Winterblac on 2019/09/17 08:38
I have played this game for 10+ years. I paid for my original version, which Zynga no longer supports, thus effectively taking my money and not delivering. That is known as fraud. The original two versions of the game did not have all the crap this game now contains. I do not want to be rewarded for their arbitrary milestones, nor do I want to play games within games, nor do I want to see coins and party boxes flashing in my face. Additionally, the crap they have added now causes the games to move at a glacial pace, many times freezing when you are trying to place letters or not responding to a PLAY command. And the ultimate challenge, which occurs at least once a day, is that the game is so incapable of keeping up with the speed of play that it simply collapses. The screen blanks out to white, freezes and is not recoverable. The only way to get it back is to shut down your device and reboot. This is a clear indication that they have built a game without the industrial strength to handle all the crap they have built into it. I play with approximately 8-10 people. We ALL experience this BS. Some people I played with have quit WWF and gone to Word Chum out of frustration. Congratulations Zynga, you really have succeeded at turning a good, well-liked game into a piece of garbage.
Horrendous UI
by AxeGop on 2019/09/16 18:04
All of the bombast and items which can’t be clicked out of are extremely unpleasant and distracting. 🤮. Enjoy the game itself but can barely put up with all the visual noise.
No Chat
by Emilydawn91 on 2019/09/16 01:26
I love this game but I get tired of the people who are not really here to play and just use it for the chat purposes. It would be a nice option if you could just completely turn your chat off, or maybe even be matched with people who are also no chatters. I’m just here to play, I hate chatting.
Stop with all the Notification Ads!
by MommaKBeary on 2019/09/16 00:34
I used to play this game all the time with different friends and family. I would get a notification when it was my turn in a game. But now there are multiple motivations per day advertising in app purchases or other things that are not urgent and do not really require a notification. So I turned off notifications and I probably won’t play much at all. This is how an App dies.
Oops! Something Went Wrong
by Popeslc on 2019/09/15 23:41
Every time you download the app it freezes and prevents you from actually playing the game. Don’t bother. #fail
Horrible Design
by Soulrver on 2019/09/15 14:21
They make it as difficult as possible to play a simple game of Words with my friends. Isn’t that the whole point?
Fun, could use one tweak
by HornGal88 on 2019/09/15 03:15
I enjoy the game but would like to see the Lightning Round better explained, so that new players could get into that style of play more quickly. Also, it would be fun to be able to form Lightning Round teams.
Boring
by 9876ace on 2019/09/15 02:42
Boring, blah, rigged
iPad 2
by Pwretired on 2019/09/15 00:11
PLEASE fix this old version so I can continue to play. I've enjoyed for 7 years and can not purchase a new iPad ! Thank you
TWo
by !TWO! on 2019/09/14 14:18
I love the actual game. But ALL the pop ups are awful. Please stop!
Poor Development
by vanillan on 2019/09/14 05:04
I have played this game for years and Zynga has really managed to make it a horrible experience. They have added so many needless animations, pop ups, badges, presents, rewards, challenges, etc. that the basic game is basically unplayable now. And this is the paid version! There is no option to turn all this off for those of us who don’t care and just want to play the game. The animations regularly freeze and crash the app now, and the amount of battery consumed in 10 minutes of gameplay is ridiculous. Not to mention having to opt out of access to your contacts each and every time - opting out once, let alone opting in, it seems, is not an option, no no. Take every bad design choice possible to stack onto a simple word game and you end up with this behemoth. Here’s a Great Gatsby toast to you, Zynga.
Update pls
by TheQuiet Storm on 2019/09/14 02:15
Pls update for older model phones. I have an iPhone📱5
App is painfully slow to load
by Was a longtime fan on 2019/09/13 23:25
It takes so long to get into this app, it’s antiquated! Get rid of all the bells and whistles, this game is not for 6 year olds!
Purist
by Brasandpanties22 on 2019/09/13 22:40
I dislike the games within the games. I just want to play without all the silly delays and interruptions! Please stop them.
Slower reaction
by faulkr on 2019/09/13 22:30
Hello LOVE this game! Wondering if there could be a “delete all” button for completed games. Thank you.
Love playing the game
by doggylover2019 on 2019/09/13 13:03
I play it on the weekends and every morning after I get up. Love this game.❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💗💗💗💞💞💞
Non essentials
by Love the audio Bible! on 2019/09/13 10:44
So many ads- like after every move. And so many non essentials- like reward boxes and other random pop ups.
Can’t disable solo challenge
by Origlmarie on 2019/09/13 01:10
For goodness sake Zynga give us a way to disable solo challenges. It’s words with friends, not words with AI. Why would you force any type of game play on users???? Let us opt-in to features, don’t force us in without a way to opt-out.
Crashes
by Two Pooches on 2019/09/13 01:08
After each plays finished in a commercial comes on with music the app crashes and I have to shut down and reopen it. Very frustrating!
Frozen again on Solo.! I enjoy playing the 3 solo games. But once again it freezing
by Jressex20 on 2019/09/13 00:08
I am elderly I can’t get out much, love playing solo. But once again it has frozen a solo game with “oops something went wrong” 😡😡😡 now I have to, once again, uninstall and reinstall! Grrr. Fix this problem!! It’s very frustrating. Again and AGAIN! Freezes and blocks solo games! Sick of it! Sep-8-19. Sep-13-19. Two solo games froze at the same time, saying Oops something went wrong! Uninstalling and reinstalling AGAIN!!!! 😡😡😡
Rating
by Hxdnnd on 2019/09/12 18:55
Words with friends is very fun and exciting
Good smart fun
by Tlk4trees on 2019/09/12 17:44
Good smart fun but I miss the days when it was free to play. You have to pay for coins after a game or two, Except on the lightening round), AND there are still ads anyway. Hmm.
Getting worse by the update
by thinker,08 on 2019/09/12 14:49
Each update makes this game worse. My completed games are now at the top with some still at the bottom, forcing me to scroll down to get my in-play games or possibly inviting a player accidentally to an additional game. I CAN’T STAND the challenges with no way to opt out. I payed for the NO AD version. Now I have to wait for the challenges to clear the screen. Also this game has built-in cheats which at least one of my previous challengers told me she uses. I stopped playing against her. With cheats, players might as well make up words and demand that they be accepted as official words. The developers don’t listen to people’s requests to change things. Instead opting to add more joke features.
Need more allowed words
by Providence11 on 2019/09/12 06:24
Love this game, but some words are authentic and in the dictionary, but the game does not allow them to be played.
Too much juvenile aspect in the game now
by playerinCO on 2019/09/12 03:23
The Words with Friends that I know do not want the juvenile features that have been added to the game. The reviews that I’ve read indicate that the makers of the game do not care about users’ preferences. Ultimately that will end Words.
Assesment😻
by Irish Fling on 2019/09/12 03:05
Play & run out of plays. Wish there was a way to play more😥Is there a step I am missing?🥳
Best!
by Bluebc on 2019/09/12 01:42
This game could keep my family and me occupied for hours. Plus, it keeps us always expanding our vocabulary. One suggestion I have is to make the auto-zoom optional for the user. It can make playing longer words and Lightening Round problematic. Otherwise, thanks for developing a really great game!
Ruined this app
by SpeedyG103 on 2019/09/12 00:00
The developers have ruined this app. So many stupid “rewards.” I can’t even play the game anymore without being interrupted by stupid “games” I’m not even playing. Instead of listening to the players, the developers just keep adding nonsensical gamification elements. I have it one star because I couldn’t give zero.
Ads
by Jhlowe001 on 2019/09/11 13:34
Love the game and paid for it so I wouldn’t have to see all the ads. Now they charge me for coins to play robots by watching ads......
Used to love it
by LlamaBrother on 2019/09/10 23:42
The permitted use of non dictionary words, or non English words is kind of ruining the game. Plus too many little goals and awards. Not needed
Slow and dumbed down
by psmq on 2019/09/10 21:39
I’ve been playing WwF for a long time, but now it’s so frustrating. All the rewards and challenges that I pay absolutely no attention to slows it down a great deal. I wish there was a way to block them. And the “improved” dictionary includes “words” that have no definitions. I assume this is to make it easier to play the game for some. Why not make “xjqz” a word?The notifications are spotty, often not working. Finally, if this game is supposed to be appropriate for children, I’d edit the definition for “effing”.
Need an OPT out option
by Pkusmc on 2019/09/10 17:35
The addition of the daily goals and other useless gimmicks have completely slowed this game down. It is beyond annoying
Problems
by Reader2511 on 2019/09/10 12:26
You can gIn points to use for “helpers” by watching videos. Unfortunately the videos never load. Instead you get a message that says it’s taking longer to load. YoU have option of choosing colorful tiles which I find distracting and you can’t turn them off. They have 3 cheats you can use and there is no way to tell if your opponent is using them. If you’re trying to play a real game of scrabble you may lose to someone who is using cheats and never know it. The solo play uses words I’m not sure are even in the Webster dictionary. Every time they improve the game it gets worse.
Ads are too long!
by Barb@425 on 2019/09/10 09:43
For as long as I have been playing I’m tired of how long the ads have been getting, I’ve lost interest in the game by the time the ad is over. Stop it, a short ad is fine but I’m over it!
Awards etc
by Angel-imby on 2019/09/10 02:18
Not a interested in any peripheral games, accomplishments, completions and constant upgrades. Makes no sense. I’d like a pared down version with no flashes and interruptions.
Words with friends
by ronaldknob on 2019/09/09 17:26
Please go back to old version, I hate all the prizes and things that come up! I just want to play with my friends.
Is clunky
by Djc2012 on 2019/09/09 14:50
I have the paid version of Word With Friends. It just seems slow and clunky and for a while now. Disappointed!
Not happy
by eliduh on 2019/09/09 06:36
Why can’t I play solo challenge continually, like before? I would rate it 0 stars because of that.
Fun but not fair
by LRCote on 2019/09/09 03:02
I love playing with my best friend. I like playing speed rounds with imaginary characters, but I hate when my opponent gets good letters and I have three Es, an A, a Q, and a Z. I hate being unable to find my SIL, even tho she told me her screen name. I ALSO HATE being told a word is acceptable (when I check the in-game dictionary) but it isn’t allowed in practice. Practice Mode used a vulgarity, but the dictionary said it’s not acceptable. [I have screen shots to prove it.] Will this ever be fixed? I wish I could send you my screen shots! NOW I have three games started in Practice Mode. I played a word, Practice Mode has played a word, and the app won’t let me play my next word, saying “Ooops, something went wrong. Sorry.” I can’t bet rid of these games, and I can’t start another game with these games played started and not finished.
Slow
by slownesd on 2019/09/09 02:30
Very slow loading next game. Takes forever to play. The original version did not have this problem.
New phone won’t work with wwf
by MadAtAugust31Update on 2019/09/09 02:20
Love the app. It doesn’t work on my new phone. It’s an iPhone XR.
Too many stupid rewards and challenges that you can’t opt out of.
by pbqqqq on 2019/09/09 00:10
I just want to play words and not have all the silly challenges and rewards. Make them an opt out please!!!
Words with friends
by Brenda Rae 47 on 2019/09/08 23:18
I love the game but I have so many ads and pop ups it is very frustrating. Can I buy an app with no ads?
Used to be fun
by 1224slowpoke on 2019/09/08 22:58
Now it’s not just a simple game between you and a friend. Now they’re cramming all kinds of garbage in there to try to maneuver around. Would gladly pay dearly for an app that was plain and simple...
The best game ever
by oneinthestink on 2019/09/08 18:49
A must play for all masterminds. No stupid people allowed
A great pastime that challenges your mind
by MarNKen on 2019/09/08 14:39
I enjoy the challenge of coming up with words that challenges me to stay engaged and improve my vocabulary. The only thing I could do without is people/strangers asking personal questions but like the fact I can chat with personal friends
When it works
by Tidy lady on 2019/09/08 05:27
There have been many glitches recently while playing solo games. Often the game is suddenly unavailable and the game abruptly ends. Starting a new game and the same thing occurs and suddenly after a few turns it ends prematurely. I've tried logging out several times as suggested however the issue continues. Hopefully it gets fixed quickly otherwise I'll have to give up on it. Used to enjoy it very much when it worked like it is supposed to work as intended. It was entertaining and lately it has been most annoying!
Too much junk
by iamboredwiththejunk on 2019/09/07 21:59
Leave off all of the extraneous stuff that you do in between playing. Please
Challenges stink
by DavidAllenMagic on 2019/09/07 18:10
I have to say I’m growing more and more irritated at these stupid challenges that I neither wanted to be involved in nor ever wanted to play. They glitch up the game and pop up at the absolute worst time. Please make this to be able to deactivate because it really isn’t worth playing the game if I keep having to deal with the little gift packages that pop up and extra letter challenges. I just want to play the game and leave the other crap alone.
So slow
by LoganYost on 2019/09/07 15:22
The app is SOOOOO slow, I’m thinking about deleting it. So frustrating.
Stop with the “fun extras” already
by nina&jane on 2019/09/07 13:54
I paid for a version with no ads. But you’ve added so many daily targets and stupid side goals and point purchases that it’s just as bad. PLEASE STOP. This is the only app on my phone with slow response time. Knock it off.
Too much extra garbage
by pct1818 on 2019/09/07 13:45
I paid for this to remove ads. But the game is still full of extra garbage content that you can’t opt out of. I just want to play the game with friends. I don’t care about rewards and don’t need to see the treasure chest screen after EVERY TURN. No one will do anything about this. This company is garbage.
Just words
by Non-starter on 2019/09/07 13:25
Moronic ads
Zynga has trashed this game
by Beneromides on 2019/09/07 04:38
What was once a great scrabble game became a pile of dog excrement once zynga took over. It’s scrabble, not candycrush.
Words
by Msue47 on 2019/09/07 01:48
Freebies all the time.
Complaint
by Pan39 on 2019/09/06 15:38
If I can’t find a way to eliminate ads I will not continue to play Words. If I play 10 people (which I do, maybe more) and have to watch 10 thirty second ads that’s a waste of 5 minutes of my life. Don’t have time for it. I realize that’s what keeps the site free but I will just have to quit playing as I not going to continue to watch al the long running ads. Sorry.
Staying sharp!
by Lollee6 on 2019/09/06 12:48
Good brain exercise. Fun interaction w/ family and friends. Works perfectly every time.
Slow,Clunky
by EllJayPea on 2019/09/06 04:14
They've added so many "features" that it's nearly impossible to play. After each turn, I have to watch while it tells me what bonus points I've earned, and what the next challenge is, which I could not care less about. I only have this loaded to play with my friend's mom, and the sooner I can be done with each turn, the better. But noooo, you have to wait while it cheerfully tells you things that don't matter. It's a huge resource hog - and this on the latest iOS and iPhone - that I'm not sure it's worth it any longer. Clean it up. Give us options to not have all that extemporaneous crap.
Why am I getting ADs?
by RippleMaker on 2019/09/06 01:25
I paid for the AD free version and after the latest release, AD’s are showing up again.
No option to turn off annoying animations
by random math floor on 2019/09/05 16:31
Please add the ability to opt out of those stupid animated interruptions for “play a jqxz word”, etc. They just get in the way of normal game play.
Ads
by Ingoldx1 on 2019/09/05 15:04
Too many ads
Awards
by Muggsypuku on 2019/09/05 06:50
Please. Stop those boxes w wiggly ribbons! V annoying
Oops,something went wrong “
by hyrrecv on 2019/09/04 16:10
What the heck is this. If you have to leave the game for some reason in a practice game when you come back you get this. The only way to get out of it is to delete the app and install again. Played this for years and never had this before. Very annoying!!
Loving it challenges my brain
by Mamamkenya on 2019/09/04 16:03
It's easy to navigate
Love it with one exception.
by Hits among on 2019/09/04 13:14
Really enjoy this game; allows me to play with friends and others. Fun and makes me think. The only negative is that men use the chat feature to hit on me so I need to mute their conversation. After I mute them, they usually resign from play. This isn’t supposed to be Tinder.
Okay
by lwb38 on 2019/09/04 13:09
Stop allowing letters that have no meaning. Letters with no meaning r not words
Rated
by curtlinda on 2019/09/04 05:10
Love the game, despise all the waiting I must do between moves & have no idea what it’s about, all the treasure boxes & everything else. Please take that off. Does anyone have a clue what they’re about? I sure don’t.
5 Stars if you tell me how to delete all the “extra stuff. I just want to play the game, no extras.
by Lisalisa110 on 2019/09/04 01:02
Please tell me how to eliminate, delete, opt-out of all the extra options including all the prize box items, self challenges and all other challenges. Points for using letters, spelling using certain letters, basically all the “other stuff” that clears it ALL away. I simply want to play the game with my regular opponent and nothing else. Just simple Words With Friends! There’s got to be a way to eliminate all that nonsense that’s taking away my fun and my main goal.... to just place Words back and forth with my husband. We don’t need all the extra stuff, it’s just not enjoyable and sorry to say it’s also distracting since it seems you add more and more. Please send instructions or post in a reply here. Thank you.
This used to be a good app
by CMBear678 on 2019/09/03 21:30
Now these days it’s all about the asinine badges and useless crap they have jammed into the game. Can I just play my elderly mother (the only reason I play and my only opponent) and not deal with with three different badges and matches and crap?
Used To Be Fun...
by aksantos23 on 2019/09/03 21:28
I can’t pinpoint the exact date or update, but WWF has gotten painfully bloated with useless “daily goals” and absurdly long ads. You can’t disable the daily goals or coins feature, and it often adds 15-20 seconds of animations to the end of a turn. The ads used to only run 10 seconds or so, 30 secs max once in awhile, but now you can’t play more than 2 turns without a 2-3 MINUTE ad. Totally ridiculous. Sadly, as much as I have loved playing this game, I guess it’s time to delete the app.
Stroke/Competion
by W amith on 2019/09/03 19:13
I was introduced to Word by my Neurosurgeon after I suffered a stroke. He stated you need to keep your mind active. This one of the ways which I enjoy, along the competion.
Trolls and more trolls
by no player check on 2019/09/03 17:12
Tons of fake players who want to be my new boyfriend...ugh
This is ridiculous.
by 481292 on 2019/09/03 15:52
I’m tired of losing games when I still have viable options. This happens with opponents and in practice games. Not only does it say game ended when it has not, it takes away the points from your last play. So if I had 376 points before it gave away the game to my opponent, it’s now saying I had 356 with 4 letters left still sitting in front of me showing me multiple plays. It’s ridiculous and it’s happened 4 times now. I even have screenshots of this. One of me putting in a word after it tells me the game has ended and having it amount to 38 points which would have allowed me to win the game. WHAT IS THIS GLITCH?! It messes up stats and all. Also what about when you try to play a word and it’s invalid but others can play that word? This is BS. I also agree with all the other crap I’ve read in reviews, words that aren’t valid in any dictionary but valid here yet says “definition not available yet” in your OWN dictionary? Obsolete words used back before any of us were born but words used today in current dictionaries unable to be played? All these crappy, childish ads? Who is this game for? Obviously our voices and opinions aren’t cared for, and it’s such a shame because these companies are built on our backs.
Helped me through medical struggle of my You her Sister
by PateeS on 2019/09/03 14:45
In 2010 my sister had s heart attack, then brain bleed, brain surgery, dialysis etc. I lived in her hospital room for 9 months. Words with Friends gave me an outlet during times of no sleep or deep sadness. I love the game and continue to play it when I have insomnia or just need to connect with my friends. It is a reminder that my sister now in heaven used to love the game and makes me happy to feel the connection with her while I make some new words with my fabulous friends☦️
Bloated
by josh_wms on 2019/09/03 14:37
I don’t write reviews often, but I’m very compelled in this instance. I’ve been playing WWF for years and years now, and am a big fan of the core game. At some point in the past year or two, the game started becoming bloated with “Daily Goals”, badges, coins and other useless garbage. I would have zero problem with this nonsense, if I could turn those features off, but at this point in time it’s impossible. Every move I make is followed with three or four lengthy animations alerting me to the goals I don’t care about, the coins I won’t be spending, the badges that I won’t be viewing, etc. A quick Google search points to hundreds of users complaining about this in the official forums, and their complaints being completely ignored by the responding employees. Give me the option to turn off the bloat/garbage please. I’ll be looking for alternative scrabble apps otherwise.
Hours of Fun
by katmac203 on 2019/09/03 11:52
Lots of different challenges offered to play with friends, solo competitions, and lightening rounds. Great fun.
Recognition and Rewards
by RayMoB. on 2019/09/03 11:42
I play Words with Friends often. I like the app but I really wish I could turn off the Recognition and Rewards feature!
Great app but too many interruptions
by Rlfstrat on 2019/09/03 00:57
Love it but would think the designers could find a less obtrusive way to announce rewards or reaching some threshold — without slowing play down so much
Repeat games
by Ellenctn on 2019/09/02 22:58
I do like the game and have played for years. Have had rare times of having to play games a second time, with the exact same words. However...since the last update, I’ve had to play MANY games multiple times. Words accepts my move, then when I go back into the app, I have to play those exact same games over again. This is really frustrating. Also, I had an over 300 game streak going on multiple games with one opponent, and I go in the next morning and Words took our streak away. Then a couple hours later, gave us a few days more in the re-set streak. PLEASE FIX THESE BUGS. GETTING REALLY TIRED OF PLAYING GAMES OVER SEVERAL TIMES AND LOSING STREAKS.
Self play
by humjohnnyhum on 2019/09/02 19:03
I have Ben playing WWF for 5 years...lots of fun. But I often get a “oops, something went wrong” on the self plY and it stops me from moving. I can’t get rid of it 7nless I delete the app and reinstall...not easy. Also I find all the little extra gifts and notices irratat8ng and it slows down my play.
Shame on you
by WindyCity1022 on 2019/09/02 18:16
Those of us who just want to plat the game paid to play ad free. Fantastic and worth it. Then you add ridiculous badges and clutter the game with garbage. Bait and switch.
Messaging
by Katymm on 2019/09/02 18:05
Hello. There should be an option within the profile of the player to turn on or off messaging . Hopefully, someone will create this option.
Latest= Bad
by LARichard99 on 2019/09/02 16:38
The newest update is a tiring glitchy slow mess...feels like advertising hype. I just want to play -don’t want all the interruptions and extras. Bring back the old version
Challenging
by Mrs Kadillahopper on 2019/09/02 13:08
I find Words With Friends is a great game! It is challenging! That in itself is what makes the game for me! I look forward to playing it at bedtime or whenever else I find a few minutes to play. I also appreciate being able to tap into sending and receiving messages from friends while playing. Wonderful, wonderful game!
Too many “added features” bog it down
by sociologian on 2019/09/02 02:22
This used to be a 5-star app for me, but now there are so many “daily challenges” and “events” the whole thing has slowed way down and it is more frustrating than enjoyable. Half of my time in the app is waiting for it to unfreeze. There is no option to turn off all the added content. I simply want to play word games with friends, I don’t want the app to choke for 30 seconds after I play a word that triggers some other “reward event” I never signed up for and can’t opt out of. Please make it possible to turn all the extra stuff off so this can be 5 stars again!
So much fun❤️
by sallyfrog on 2019/09/02 00:41
I LOVE Words with friends! I love playing with my Grandma and my Aunt and play new people you should definitely install Words with friend
What is wrong?
by DMC0348 on 2019/09/01 22:24
Been trying to play all day. Will not load. What is wrong?
Words w friends
by Anafred on 2019/09/01 22:08
Too many extras, don’t enjoy all the bonuses and challenges. Would rather just play a simple game.
Keeps crashing!
by WhereAreStories on 2019/09/01 21:31
Please fix ASAP
Neil
by NOL-84 on 2019/09/01 21:07
The commercials are getting longer and longer. I will quit playing if that continues to increase.
Disappointed
by вrownѕ on 2019/09/01 20:23
I've dl and re-dL the app and not able to login for the life of me!!
Words
by misty mtn on 2019/09/01 20:04
I think you should be able to buy vowel or constant..Love the game!
This App is Crashing
by Suzy_Qs_Zoo on 2019/09/01 19:53
I love Words with Friends. But the updating of this app is not always consistent. Currently the app is crashing.
Pastime pleasure...
by HC in Oregon on 2017/10/07 14:17
I love this game... and have played it for years every morning with my morning cup of coffee…I play the old-fashioned way with none of the colorful play options perched above for the less astute player. I play with like-minded players (I think!) and play just for the sheer fun of building words! A wordsmith at heart I suppose. I enjoy the badges and find myself trying to achieve the set goal, however, I wish those weekly goals would scramble from high to low, low to high, and everywhere in between... not just demanding a higher target every week making it sometimes too difficult to achieve it in the time I allow myself to play. Even in the case of other players using the enticing bling aids, I still enjoy the simple pleasure of mixing letters with the use of my own brain and it matters not if other players do or do not. Somehow, with time, you find compatible playmates who keep the game challenging, yet stay true to the integrity of the basic game of Scrabble. Oh! And I occasionally like to look at my stats ... rather interesting! Thank you for this enjoyable game!
Words with Cheaters
by DrivenVA on 2018/05/04 07:37
The new version of the game features “power ups,” three options to give you an advantage over your opponent. “Hindsight” shows you the best move you could have played in a round, which may be available to you in the next round. “Word radar” shows you were you can play on the board for the current round. “Swap and play” enables you to swap letters without losing a turn. You can earn these advantages or buy them. Your use of these advantages is NOT transparent to your opponent. Moreover, may use these features repeatedly throughout the game. If you repeatedly use the swap and play feature, it is almost impossible for your opponent to get quality letters. You are no longer using your skills to compete against your opponent, you are using these advantages to win. The new features are enabling rampant cheating and sadly it now seems to be the norm. I can see maybe allowing use of one advantage during a game, but that should be transparent to your opponent. There is no opt-out to the new features and I simply do not want to play someone who is cheating. And why should my earned stats be given the same weight as someone who purchased a win? The new features of Words With Friends have driven me away from the game. Sadly, I doubt Zynga cares about enthusiasts like me, because they are certainly making a lot more money off of the new features.
Love it
by greatot on 2017/10/08 12:14
I enjoy this game and play everyday. I find It at time intruding into space set up for me to do other things. Takes some discipline in my part. I enjoy being able to exchange lettters without penalty one time. I didn’t think being able to see spaces available where I could play would benefit but find it does help especially on a challenging environment. I like being able to chat. And presentation after the play to see if I placed my words in the best place or utilized the highest points that turn is fun. The advertisement sometime get stuck and I have to stop playing and turn off the game. I love scrabble but didn’t always have company to play. So I played the board by myself. But words with friends is so much more fun than the physical board of scrabble. I enjoy solo play but gets frustrating when I make real words and the game won’t except. I miss being able to pass the phone back and forth when out with my little ones and engage in a game. Overall I love the game and highly recommend
Why I hate this game now
by dda1968 on 2018/10/31 19:22
All the new features are really annoying and detract from the fun of the game. Problems were not fixed with all the new bells and whistles, and new ones were introduced. Notifications. Sometimes you get notified that it’s your turn, mostly you don’t. The badge icon hardly works so you never know how many games are waiting. Opening the app. When you first go in, it seems to randomly choose one of your games and presents as your turn. But it’s just the one game. The “Next” button isn’t active even when you have several games waiting. I now immediately exit this game. Then I see my list of active games, and the “Next” button is presented as I take each turn. Finishing. When you complete a game, you’re given an opportunity to start a new one with that player. If you do, after you make your first play, you click “Next” and it takes you back into the game you just completed even if you have several others waiting. And they still haven’t fixed the problem of prompting both the winner and loser to start a new game, even after one of you already has! What’s up with that?! Often you end up with multiple games with the same player. So annoying. I want to like this. I love the challenge of Scrabble. But this is no longer fun.
WWF in now a piece of crap.
by Winterblac on 2019/09/17 08:38
I have played this game for 10+ years. I paid for my original version, which Zynga no longer supports, thus effectively taking my money and not delivering. That is known as fraud. The original two versions of the game did not have all the crap this game now contains. I do not want to be rewarded for their arbitrary milestones, nor do I want to play games within games, nor do I want to see coins and party boxes flashing in my face. Additionally, the crap they have added now causes the games to move at a glacial pace, many times freezing when you are trying to place letters or not responding to a PLAY command. And the ultimate challenge, which occurs at least once a day, is that the game is so incapable of keeping up with the speed of play that it simply collapses. The screen blanks out to white, freezes and is not recoverable. The only way to get it back is to shut down your device and reboot. This is a clear indication that they have built a game without the industrial strength to handle all the crap they have built into it. I play with approximately 8-10 people. We ALL experience this BS. Some people I played with have quit WWF and gone to Word Chum out of frustration. Congratulations Zynga, you really have succeeded at turning a good, well-liked game into a piece of garbage.
“WORDS WITH KIDS”, Is What This Is Now.
by Renseg on 2019/06/02 18:59
But it’s mostly adults that play! Add an OPT OUT function to turn off the time wasting, meaningless animations, forced “challenges” and “gifts” garbage. Latest revision has, “...New rewards and boosts”?? Has Zynga seen the recent low rated reviews at all? Why does Zynga think they shouldn’t allow an opt out? It could satisfy everyone. Or, put all that silly stuff into a “Words With Kids” game version and bring this mainstream game back to one without the silly stuff. Scrabble was/is always a game that older children, adults and seniors liked to play. Why in the world does Zynga think that in a paid game app they should FORCE everyone to waste time having to wait for these useless “challenges”, badges and other cutesy mindless distractions? Have the creators begun to think they are so clever that the thousands of reviewers expressing their HATE of this nonsense does not matter? Zynga, do you still have a marketing department who can advise on the barbarians at the gate like myself carrying torches? Hello? I shouldn’t say this, but I would rather see little ads at the bottom than this garbage. Be considerate and add an Opt Out feature in the controls section. Or don’t be considerate and charge yet another 99 cents for ad-free AND garbage-free game version.
Unfair
by Dr. Shuffle on 2019/04/03 06:30
When consumers (like myself) paid for the ad-free on apps then we don't get it anymore. That's what has happened to WWF. Developers are given a new way/opportunity to gouge users out of money by altering the app, whether ever so slightly, or totally rebranding the same app then rip users off by forcing us to pay AGAIN for things we already had. Only this time at higher prices since the demand & popularity of their apps. All of which has been established due in large part to OUR (the consumers) commitment (use), feedback & help debugging (opt-in end-user licensing) their apps, in turn, growing their companies to enormous size & wealth. Requiring repurchasing is nothing short of online fraud. Re-selling the consumers a product/service they already had, but thanks to sneakily written end-user licensing agreements, which we’re FORCED to accept to use our devices, they can freely change the rules/game as they see fit. #FarFromFairMarket #VirtualThievery
This is ridiculous.
by 481292 on 2019/09/03 15:52
I’m tired of losing games when I still have viable options. This happens with opponents and in practice games. Not only does it say game ended when it has not, it takes away the points from your last play. So if I had 376 points before it gave away the game to my opponent, it’s now saying I had 356 with 4 letters left still sitting in front of me showing me multiple plays. It’s ridiculous and it’s happened 4 times now. I even have screenshots of this. One of me putting in a word after it tells me the game has ended and having it amount to 38 points which would have allowed me to win the game. WHAT IS THIS GLITCH?! It messes up stats and all. Also what about when you try to play a word and it’s invalid but others can play that word? This is BS. I also agree with all the other crap I’ve read in reviews, words that aren’t valid in any dictionary but valid here yet says “definition not available yet” in your OWN dictionary? Obsolete words used back before any of us were born but words used today in current dictionaries unable to be played? All these crappy, childish ads? Who is this game for? Obviously our voices and opinions aren’t cared for, and it’s such a shame because these companies are built on our backs.
A lot of nonsense
by Quatschster on 2019/07/26 13:03
I am tired of abbreviations and foreign words sometimes being acceptable while others are not. There is nothing wrong with encountering legitimate words but the game's dictionary allows too many entries that are not real words. I like playing and have no problem losing, but the nonsense is just increasing. I also cannot stand all the nonsense with badges and coins, especially when it gives players an edge that they really don’t deserve. Power ups belong in Marioland, not a game like this. And who decided to include a word search option that spellchecks entries and changes them entirely, thereby requiring a player to enter it twice? Update: the use of non-existent words increases all the time. Some are abbreviations, some are foreign words and all of them are BS. If you play with someone who uses the approach to build a word to see if it fits, even if it’s a nonsensical word, the game loses its enjoyment. It’s even more ridiculous when the game dictionary identifies something as a word, but doesn’t have a definition for it. Check a Scrabble dictionary or another reputable dictionary and you’ll find the words do not exist.
Disappointed
by NiBo1 on 2019/03/21 00:52
I have been playing again for a short while. (Had stopped playing for a couple years.) During this short period back, this game has disappointed me several times. I have tried to play a couple words, which are actual words, some of which the Words With Friends dictionary even defines, yet the game tells me that the word is not valid. The dictionary even shows that other people have played the words through their “highest scoring play” section. Seriously??!!!?? I reported the issue and the first rep said they would make note of it... uh, thanks, but that doesn’t help my game play... Guess it’s time to stop playing this game again. ***UPDATE: After a couple more plays with valid word rejections, and additional correspondence with the support team (who provided no beneficial information, solution or resolution), I decided to try other versions of Words With Friends. Low and behold, Words With Friends 2 seems to be allowing words that were rejected in other versions. So far I’ve confirmed one was accepted. If this older version of the app is not going to function properly or be updated, it should just be retired. Smh
The Devil’s Advocate
by LadeeD on 2019/03/29 13:55
Contrary to pretty much every recent review of this app, I like the new little features. I love collecting powerups. Me and my opponents openly use them and now see them as part of the game. I love collecting tile skins, and it’s fun to see me and my opponents mix and match the colors we’ve collected. I really don’t mind the event collectibles. Or the chests. Especially since they give me goals to strive toward as I play and reward me when I complete them. I’m a lot happier now that the company stopped trying to force us to switch to Words with Friends 2, which I avoid like the plague. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it and force that fix on us. Also glad that the whole ad issue seemed to be resolved and I don’t have ads in my paid version. If I had any gripes, it would be that they are incredibly stingy with coins (you get 3 max in your daily gift while things in the store can cost like, 100). And that once you complete all solo challenges you have to wait for the next set. If I have a daily goal that needs me to win a solo challenge, I can’t get it since I can’t replay them. I’d like that to change. But anyway, I felt compelled to write this review after seeing nothing but hate for the new features. I know a lot of people that like the features, but I guess you’re more compelled to write a review if you have a complaint, right?
Love the game, hate the gimicks
by T/dee on 2019/01/18 16:08
This is the game I play the most, but every time they update they mess it up more. They give you pop up player suggestions, and screens that get In the way and freeze up your game. This just adds frustration to what is supposed to be a fun, relaxing game. In case the makers don’t realize it, the word “ game” implies that it is supposed to be fun, not frustrating. Now they have all of these points, which might be a fun addition, but you have to jump through stupid hoops to collect them, such as pushing a button that says “Great” after you push a button that says “Claim” and read a list of “rewards”. It makes the player feel like a rat being tested in a maze. It’s all hogwash. The buttons freeze and the stupid screen won’t go away because they want me to watch a 3 second video to show me adds that I paid to not have to watch when I bought the app. My husband, who already has enormous hands that don’t work well on little screens has completely given up. It was the only game we played together, so they just gimmicked their way right out of customers.
PC run amok...
by qwertydeb on 2018/10/06 18:58
I am finishing the current games, and then I will delete the app. I enjoyed the original version, as inadequate as it was. In 10 years they have not expanded the dictionary. Indeed, in the UK version, they claim that “a dictionary is not yet available for your language.” (!! None. Nada.) Zynga also removed the list of words played in the UK version, so it’s nearly useless. In addition they have involuntarily enrolled me in their “win prizes” schemes in support of the Susan Komen Foundation, supporter of Planned Parenthood and abortion. They offer for $sale “power up your game”, coins that allow and encourage cheating. In addition to the new bubblegum colors, the entire experience has been infantilized. They force games with fictional characters onto my screen, some of which there is no option to withdraw. I once played this game with intelligent people from all over the world. It was a stress-buster. Now it has been heavily and thoroughly monetized, politicized like everything else (there are many “forbidden” words based on political correctness.) I’m ready to cut it loose. I regret losing the many connections I’ve made, but I look forward to spending my time more productively.
Word Game With Friends Review
by MontyHannah on 2018/12/21 00:49
Pluses: Fast moving Good board with reward squares in different places in each new game Easily addictive when not frustrating Opportunity to earn coins is recent and keeps players in the game Minuses: Opponents may have advantage in Swapping letters because he has a huge supply of Swap+ from purchasing and opponent has few and can’t swap..certain opponents always have just the right letters while other struggles with 5 i’s and 2 U’s, or a v q x c j v for example, several turns in a row...opponent with impossible letters fall behind fast as opponent surges ahead impossible for player to catch up. Throw of letters appears to not be random...all vowels or all consonants, or all consonants with no blends is frequent occurrence... Sometimes the promised 50 coins for completing challenge goal doesn’t register Sometimes Word Game presents a blank screen for a day or so...player can’t earn swap coins toward weekly goal. There might be too many U’s and V’s in the game because More often than not, I am left with them for the last few plays. The Dictionary of allowed words crack me up. So many words are Celtic, Old Scottish, Hebrew, meanings from an antiquities list I think, while many commonly used words today are not allowed. The best one yet is the one that states “ no meaning for this word at this time “ That’s it for now. Sheila
7+ years of depleting its Scrabble roots
by Proball2 on 2017/09/12 22:05
WWF is probably my most frequented app w/ the displeasure of my wife. I remember 7-8 years ago downloading the app, purchasing the ad-free version & outsmarting opponents. I used to count tiles & block moves at the end of games so opponents would get stuck w/ Q's, Z's, J's, etc... Slowly the app has been becoming more amateur friendly with word strength, a remaining letters tab, etc. I was reluctant but adjusted, & became fine with it as it made my opponents more competitive. The new Swap+ feature is total BS, and basically the reason why I'm writing this review. Please, delete this immediately. This takes away the integrity and strategy of Scrabble. Btw, the new version totally deleted many of the features WWF has recently implemented with a few bugs others have complained about (I.e. the green lightning icon). Lastly, badges are totally unfair. I remember playing the game hours on end so I had a chance to win a T-shirt. I remember having to score 5000+ pts per week while some family members only had a goal of 2000+. If you do anything in future updates, please, for the love of nerds like me, get rid of Swap+.
Used to be more fun.....
by Lilikoi White on 2019/07/26 06:08
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I thought I paid not to get ads, but evidently ads have taken over and are obnoxious and childish. I don’t appreciate the interruptions. I would rather opt out of the juvenile ads. I have also noticed that sometimes when I win a game with Practice, it is listed that I lost. Even though I don’t check my stats that often, I now know why they’re incorrect. I could not remember losing over 300 games. All of a sudden word like: ee, oo, vu and several others have been added. New words should not be added without definitions. Especially when sometimes these new words aren’t in any dictionary. I probably won’t be playing much longer. I read the reviews and even though complaints and suggestions are made to improve the game, which would be to return it to how it was, the developer has done nothing. I hope improvements are made soon. Looking for a new fun game that doesn’t bombard me with ads directed at kids.
Words with Family and Friends
by Debra L. Difatta on 2017/09/14 12:55
This is a great App on it's own merit. What I really love about words with friends is that it's a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. It's a way of checking in with my nieces and nephew who otherwise I might only see on Holidays. I also like that you are able to send messages back and forth if you wish, during play "nice game!" A pat on the back is always appreciated! I like that you don't have to commit to an entire game at one sitting. I have 5-10 games going with different people at the same time. Some days I only play one word per game. And if I'm particularly busy I don't play at all. Know this, you will always have something to do when you have a moment and you will be making a connection with someone you care about at the same time. Win/win.
Words
by Tete621 on 2017/09/27 21:00
I am so frustrated cause I won the match of the day three times last week and today so every time they promised me 6 hrs free of third party and I didn't get any . This is not right and I'm asking for an answer for that. I've been playing hrs each day but I can stop right there if you keep doing that . The customer is a customer and has the right to be offered what you promised. I love this game but when I charge my iPad I lose the sound . So I have to turn off the iPad and then on so the sound come back and lately the game is playing on slow motion till I reboot the whole game , delete and launch , can anybody help me please. Again I'm loosing the sounds completely its mute and I tried all the setting and deleting the game and back but no use please help
Crazy words
by Nikkitytom on 2018/10/05 08:53
I’m a newbie here and enjoying this game with my sister who lives in Canada. We text and play at the same time and it’s great fun. But I’m very disappointed with the Solo Challenge. I’m on the fourth level now with Archibald and his first three words were “vaw” and “bunn” and “Malkin” ... none of which are standard English words. Perhaps I’m just on the wrong page. I remember terrific “live” games with clever friends and our rules which so discouraged obscure or foreign words that if a standard dictionary didn’t cover the word, the player lost his turn. No proper names allowed and no foreign words ... which lost me many turns when I switched to French or Hindi. If these games are just an exercise in checking obscure medieval words or misspellings ... such as “bunn” ... then the game has lost its charm for me. I like testing wonderful vocabularies, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of voracious reading. Not just “tricking” opponents with words never used in today’s world by English speakers.
Everything Is Overpriced + Bad Customer Service
by LaurenWriter on 2017/11/05 13:37
You literally have to play the game all day just to get 100+ points. With their new algorithm, you really do need the points to be eligible for features such as swapping tiles (30 for 450 points) since the letters you get are terrible. Recently, they also increase the amount of coins you need to be able to get these features. It’s absolutely insane. And, if you don’t have enough coins, they want you to spend $100 for 5,600 coins! Whenever I email about an issue with my coins, I get an excuse about not being able to do that. I really feel like this app, although the game is fun, is really shady. I understand they want to make money, but make it fair. They know that by giving crappy letters, players need coins to purchase features such as swap tiles. When you need 75 coins just for 5 swap tiles and it takes half a day to get those coins, it’s not fair. Oh, and they want you to pay monthly for no ads. This app is a rip off and shady. One star for that and for VERY POOR customer service.
Some changes are not improvements
by Dbhk49 on 2018/09/15 20:58
Good things: it's fun! I like playing with new folks as well as my regulars. I learn new and more words. The chat feature is a good feature. I appreciate that profanity is generally not allowed. Not-so-good things: why do you insert those requests to start a new game when the person identified did NOT initiate that request? I hate that new tactic. The challenge awards seemed good at first, but the levels go far too high too fast. Many of my former game friends are just no longer willing to play. THE AWARDS PROGRAM HAS KILLED THE GAME FOR MANY OF US! I will delete the game if it continues! These "not-so-brilliant" innovations hurt the game instead of helping it!GIVE US AN OPT OUT CHOICE! If it wasn't for those last bad things, I would say it is a 5 star game. Can you fix those? If not, I can. I will delete and leave it in the dust of foolish “improvements.”
Please be more transparent
by Redwoodtree on 2019/04/07 14:31
The developers do put regular effort into the game, which is nice. But many of their choices are just ridiculous. The fact that your opponent can use features without you knowing is almost infuriating. Please give an option to see when the opponent has swapped without losing a turn or used word radar or whatever. The dictionary is also infuriating. There are non-words, non-English words(when playing in English), there are proper nouns, the dictionary changes with no notice. There are acronyms that are allowed. For more serious word game enthusiasts these are infuriating characteristics of this game. If Scrabble was maintained in any sort of reasonable way (i.e., if there was any real competition for Words, many people would abandon this platform). Most of the development effort goes to “fun” and very little goes to game integrity, fairness, transparency and toward a more serious word player’s demographic.
Paid for the update, still have to sit through the BS
by Terwie on 2019/04/10 14:44
First let me say, in general I really like WWF. A few years ago I paid the extra for no interruptions from solicitation and other unwanted information. HOWEVER, they’ve started these bogus challenges to play 3 letter words or words that have ZQX or words that are whatever! Who cares?! I hate having to sit through the stupid graphics and interruptions to my games to find out I’ve played any of the made-up contests with no one but the game that I’m not interested in and can’t opt out of. The new Lightning round is fun, but mainly because you can do it when you choose, unlike these other little obnoxious interruptions. I don’t want to know if I play a certain amount of ZQX words, I am not interested in any made-up challenges other than with other ‘friends’ and in don’t care what the next stupid little challenge is from WWF. Stop already!!
Please fix bug
by Emeryc on 2017/09/22 00:29
I'm a longtime player and fan of WWF. It has developed a really annoying bug. Most of the time when I check the Dictionary and swipe the Dictionary screen back down, the game screen stays grayed out and the game is completely unresponsive until I reboot the phone. Another bug, more minor: I hit the Smart Match button weeks ago and it hasn't stopped since. The game is still searching for Smart Matches and comes up with one every few days. There seems to be no way to stop it. I enjoy the new power ups, even though they are overpriced. I used to get 10 or 6 coins for winning a game and now only get 4. Why? Can't find an explanation of the coin rules. You say you just added 50,000 words. Please list them or put them in the Word of the Day feature. And let people know if the new word they suggested has been accepted. The new GIF feature is annoying and unnecessary. My opponent played the word EROTICA and a GIF popped up showing extremely explicit pornography. Didn't bother me but I fear most folks would be offended. Finally, please bring back the confirmation button are hitting the PLAY button, or at least offer it as an option in Settings. It is so annoying to lose a potentially good word after accidentally hitting the PLAY button
Love the Game, Hate the Latest Update!
by Kathryn8888 on 2018/11/21 19:10
Reduced by one more star! This update, as I said below is TERRIBLE! To add a new game with someone I ALWAYS play against, instead of just choosing their name off of a list, I now have to search for the name. How in the world is this an improvement?!?! It’s not! It’s just annoying! Zynga doesn’t own this game anymore and PEOPLE FUN only know how to irritate not have fun! Ive played this game for years (although, I don’t see the version I have on here. It was a free upgrade from a couple of years ago, although it doesn’t really look any different. I noticed it updated last night. I HATE it. Changing things just for the sake of change isn’t the best decision. I don’t like the teeny tiny dots at the bottom that represent each game. I certainly don’t like the pop up after every turn that states it’s the other player’s turn. That’s just monotonous and completely unnecessary. I still will play, but I truly hate these silly changes!
Ads that freeze
by agr3446 on 2017/10/10 20:41
I love the game. Have played for years and am even liking that ads are becoming more targeted to my preferences. I even click through occasionally (which is of course the point). I’m ok with ads because I play the free version. However it’s so incredibly annoying when an ad isn’t scaled correctly or worse yet completely freezes and requires closing the program. Which is exactly what I do. If it freezes or won’t load or ad takes forever I just swipe closed. Sales people guide your customers to better ads that actually have the potential for being opened as opposed to ads that are so annoying I would never consider checking out the product. And development create ads that don’t free or close. Otherwise fun game and everything else works great for me.
Don’t give out email
by GreenChileState on 2018/07/14 05:13
In past two weeks there has been an influx of men from outside the United States trying to pick up on women. I’m not sure what they are wanting from US, but they all have about the same stories. They tell you they are widowed and have a child. They then progress to wanting your email or chat with them on HangOuts App or Skype so they can build a relationship with you. Really, I didn’t pay for dating scam app. Don’t fall for the compliments or wanting to be your friends. It’s not normal!! Just think of all the people in the world and they pick you on Words With Friends. I wish we could report these people. If you don’t agree and provide your personal information they just block you!!! Oh...and I was completely devastated!!! Be safe!!!
HATE what they’ve done to the game!
by AGEON on 2019/01/08 13:26
I resisted an update for so long and finally my app crashed and would NOT recover no matter what I did. Probably by design I’m sure. The only fix was to update it. The new version? It. Is. The. WORST. Every 5 seconds it’s popping up some annoying “great, you’ve just acquired 16 tropical drinks or whatever it is.” Who cussing CARES???!!! No one likes to hear their baby is ugly, but this one is frightful. I know people need to justify their jobs by continually changing things, but this takes it to another level. You can’t hardly play a letter without having to wait for the app to spend 10 seconds telling you what a great accomplishment you’ve just achieved. Hardly an exaggeration. “AMAZING, you just played an E, you only need 4 more letters to make the word of the day!” LAME!!! It’s too busy, too frequent, and too obnoxious! I’ve tried turning off notifications in the settings and it didn’t improve anything. I hate, hate, hate - double hate - LOATHE ENTIRELY!!!!
Please stop “improving”
by TeachinAK on 2019/02/26 01:37
I have been playing WWF longer than I can remember, and always enjoyed it, until someone decided to add a whole lot of distractions, like different colours for the words, making them more confusing to read, and useless information like how many points others got playing the same word - on a completely different board, as if one could duplicate it. Or useless “rewards” which interrupt the game, and playing letters found in ransom words. None of these things make the original game any better (unless maybe you’re still in Elementary School and need to get little gift boxes and notes that the daily goal is complete - What goal?) I know this “review” won’t make any difference, but I needed to get it off my chest. If you want to “improve” the game, please make all these useless additions at least a choice, so those of us who just want to play the original game can turn them all of. THAT would be an improvement.
“Improvements shouldn’t be mandatory
by Artist engineer on 2019/07/14 00:27
I enjoy the core game very much. I’ve met some good people and learned some words. Great fun. However, the cheats and interruptions and assigned goals, not to mention the tile color changes that make it harder to visualize word opportunities, these ruin a lot of the pleasure of the actual game for me. Most of all, I want you to stop forcing us to say, “Great!” just to escape an unwanted interruption about an intrusive change or “opportunity.” Do you think if you force us to say “Great!” enough times, we’ll come to agree? I hate it. I just want to play the actual core game and chat a little with a few good people. That part is great. Please, please make a way for some of us to opt out of all the irrelevant stuff you add for the people who enjoy bells and whistles. They get bored. I get it. But I don’t. I like the actual game. Why can’t I have that?
Bjok42
by BJOK42 on 2018/12/04 08:45
I love Scrabble. I really enjoyed Words(and still do)up to the point of earning coins, badges, solo challenges, mystery boxes etc.!! It’s becoming like a full time job just to keep up with it all! I am electronically handicapped and am sure overseeing such a popular game site that has attracted millions is no easy feat. The saying, “keep it simple stupid”, has merit. More efficiency in troubleshooting would be a plus. Since purchasing the Bundle, I can’t believe how bad the variety of my letters has declined. It’s been so consistent, i feel it’s just a ploy to get me to spend more! For example, getting 4 I’s, 2 u’s and a v, do a swap, get 2 I’s, 1 e, 1 u, 1 y, 2 T’s, no more swaps! I work very hard to “not” swap and make the most of my letters, but, with almost every new turn, I have only 1 vowel, (usually a u or i) consistently no vowels at all. Winning games difficult with low point letters and no vowels! When I made complaint, was told it’s all “chance”! So much I love about playing, having Word Lookup is wonderful, Bundle not too great, too many coins required, especially Hindsight, think it’s a rip. Enjoy lightning rounds, and practice games. Would like to chat more, no one seems to want to, after reading comments, see why 😞. I’m 👵🏻 and so harmless, just a little lonely I guess!
Badge Display
by KajunBrees on 2017/09/24 17:56
I saw where one other player posted in their review about badges not being posted next to photo when earned. Even though in my settings I have that feature turned on, my badges never ever appear on my photo. I think it is very unfair o post for some and not all players. What gives? Update regarding scores Your scoring for each week is fraudulent or there is an issue with the app. For example, there are people I am playing with whose scores don’t even come close to the needed score for the week and they have already received their badge. This is evident on the “Leaderboard “ that is displayed when I click on it. It is apparent that you are not replying to the reviews where there are concerns about your app. I think you are only concerned about 5 stars . You have issues that needed responding to. How about it?
Can’t Afford WWF
by TeachEng2019 on 2019/01/21 20:34
I have been using this app happily for several years now. Early on I paid for a subscription so there would be no ads. Recently, I had to change my email address and the trouble started. For some reason, I could not just switch email addresses. I was forced to sign up with a new account and a new email address. Now, after each play, a lengthy intrusive ad appears and takes over my phone. Literally. Sometimes I have to shut my phone down to stop the ad so I can get back to the game! The only option for getting rid of the ads is to send Zynga $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free version. What?! ZYNGA, you’ve become allowed ad income to hijack your customer base. None of the brands that I regularly play with have encountered this issue. Nor have they been interrupted by Ed’s following each play. What is going on?! Am I being hijacked? Naturally I cannot afford a $10 a month word game addiction, and I am fast losing patience with your ads.
Game lags, buggy and weekly points too much
by Fandom247365 on 2017/09/17 16:48
I have been playing this game almost from its beginning. The last few updates I don't think are taking care of the real bug issues. My game continues to lag. Each opponent I bring up, I have to wait 5-10 seconds before being able to play a word. When I have over 10 games going on, this becomes too time consuming. The weekly point total goal is unrealistic. I know at one point I had purchased the ad free version yet for some reason I still keep seeing ads. And now the price has gone up wayyy to high to repurchase. Ads stick and app will crash. It should not take 30 seconds or more ads to load. I'm on the verge of deleting what used to be a fun game. I run the most current OS and update my app regularly. I also have no issues with it being my internet. It is this app. If you fix this stuff, I'd rate you higher.
Love the game - Hate the extra crap put with it!
by b.mankins82 on 2019/06/23 04:19
Love playing Words With Friends. Wish we could get rid of the coins and mystery boxes and such. Just a simple game would be great. I like seeing my stats and the tile bag. I also hate all the advertisements. It’s a pain waiting through them to exit your play so your opponent can play their turn. I would rather have a choice of a free version with ads or a $5 version without ads. Not everyone who wants to play is an avid gamer, we don’t know what to do with those stupid coins and mystery boxes. Make a version with that stuff for those that like that sort of a thing and a version without for those of us that don’t. We love the game and want to play, but without the extras. That’s my two cents, thanks for listening.
WWF
by CraftyVic on 2017/10/08 13:03
Last evening I went to open WWF and I got a white screen! I reset my iPhone and tried top open it again. White screen! I let it set overnight hoping it would magically fix itself (that really does work in some cases!) but it didn’t! I’ll check it on my iPad when I get moving. If it’s doing it in my IPad also, I’ll know it’s something in my house system that’s messed up. Just in case, though, does anyone else have this ‘white screen problem’???? Well, I reinstalled it and it gave me a new icon and that seemed to work for awhile. But if I try to use my anagram program to help me find a word, when I try to go back to the game, I get a white screen again - on the newly installed game! Am I cursed, or being punished for seeking a little outside assistance??
Update?
by Huntdj74 on 2018/09/18 12:25
I love this game but I don’t care for most of the latest update. I have not found a way to get rid of the Challenge games that pop up uninvited or the suggested new people. The game is called Words with FRIENDS, not Words with Strangers or Words with Computers! If there are people who want and enjoy that, great, make it an option. But could it also be an option to play the game with my Friends without all the annoying stuff in my way please? And you still have one MAJOR bug you need to fix: the “no connection” I get after being away from the game for an hour or more that requires me to completely shut my phone off and restart it before I can play. The latest update only changed one thing on this problem: now I get a completely blank screen, it doesn’t even say “no connection”.
Seems to be reestablished after Forced reloading of game
by rewwth on 2018/01/21 16:58
Repeatedly crashing after several years of happy playing, the game was deleted & reloaded. Now I see why this was "necessary": Several years ago I'd paid about $10 for a lifetime free of ads. Now I am asked to fork over $30 for this same freedom from ads. The heck with it; you can keep your game. UPDATE: Since the above was written the game has reappeared pretty much intact (ongoing games, ad-free). I, too, would like to know what the new 50,000 words are besides "doh" & "ew." There are words in the fiber world that are old but current (cria, takli, diz, & sley, for example) that should be in the lexicon. And why not "buoyed"? I can't speak to the "free-trade" option, but it seems ridiculously unsportsmanlike to me.
The greedy money grab begins
by Learning Curve on 2018/09/30 01:18
It used to be that if you played a lot, you would get a lot of “coins” allowing you Power Ups in the Store. No longer. The rewards are now a stupid and gimmicky Treasure Chest with minimal rewards, BUT, you are encouraged to buy the coins throughout. Yet another example of a good thing spoiled. I bought the app, I use it a lot, so why you gotta be so crapitalist? There are new Solo Challenges, like “School Staff” which, while fun, is really just a ploy to get impatient, easily frustrated users to buy coins. Again, another sign of their avarice. The new UI is bad, too. Icons that have no clear meaning, large, distracting panels that get in the way of me selecting a new game, a ‘rewards’ feature that completely changes how I played the game and gets in the way. Oh, how much more can you get in the way of me enjoying the game? Oh, and the laggy response as I drag and drop letters? Why would you ever mess that up?! That’s game play, and the performance is compromised. In the past I had problems with the in game messaging with friends/opponents. This were long ago fixed, and I had been enjoying this game. Awesome, but then you go and mess with the UI for no clear benefit. These are not improvements. I can’t see one thing about this update that is better in any way.
Its okeh-ish
by AceVariable4017/Variouspoisons on 2018/05/05 08:57
The game CAN be fun but a select few people (including me) can almost never get almost any good words because we have to hunt with like 1 or 2 letters making it even more difficult. Ik for some its not noticeable but I even played wordscapes which has the most weird spelled words and practically unheard of and I try to find things like that.. But even then the game is extremely difficult with what you get and even re-rolling doesn't give you a single tile useful but for those who dont have this kind of difficulty almost always have a good use of tiles (ones that actually make up a word), also for those who have this problem when it gives you something "good" to work with thats literally always less than 11 points! So in short its good but unfair to some people since it gives them the worst things to work with while others get the best.
Invalid Words being played
by PR1NCEFAN on 2019/06/01 15:08
Within the last 2-3 weeks, it’s come to my attention that invalid words by “Words With Friends” own definition, are being played. It doesn’t matter the version of game, or operating system. Examples are: squit, tov, je , and so many others. I’m to the point I’m tired of playing. It was outrageous when an opponent played JE, and I then tired to play JE. Mine was not accepted, though hers was. I thought perhaps it was the older version(s) I was playing (I have several devices), so I updated one device to the latest version and nope. Same thing. Opponents playing invalid words, but I can’t do the same. So now not only am I losing because of this bug, but now that particular device is on the latest horrible version of a game that looks like it was written for a child. All the various annoying pop ups during the game, essentially cheat power ups, and invalid words is driving me from the game. I’m over it!
Beware of low life scammers!
by Mavethrave on 2018/03/17 22:33
I have played this game for years. I have enjoyed playing my friends on it. But now....it has become some kind of 3rd class low life dating site. They start a game and then immediately want as much personal info as you are dumb enough to give. They are all reading off the same script. Say they are in the us but working in some foreign country. They quickly try to get you to move over to a chat site like hangouts or something. They have a stolen photo, all are either widowed or divorced with one token child attending boarding school, and are sure you will be their soul mate. They want to know you “more better”. If you stick with them they will ask you for money. I have blocked and deleted till I’m sick of it. I’ve had as many as a dozen requests in one day. You know what, it is out and out sexual harassment and the developers better be doing something to put a stop to it.
Beware!!!!
by Melhootie- hootie- hoo on 2018/09/18 17:25
Beware ladies. I just experienced a man treating the game like a dating app and had to block him. Now another man is trying to talk to me and it seems to be only the men who message you the most. Beware of them trying to ask you if your married, where do you live, where you work, how many children you have, and the list goes on. The man I blocked told me he had been divorced for four years and what type of job he had. He told me I was beautiful. When I politely tried to detour this type of messaging and not telling him whether I was married he became insistent on that particular question. If this type of behavior continues I won’t be playing this game for long. The creators need to have some sort of reporting for these type of people. Also waaaaaayyyy too many ads. I mean I understand needing to make money but after every move?!!!! Come on. How greedy do the creators need to be? This is disgusting.
Disappointed
by Muthagunner on 2017/09/30 20:59
I would give you 5 stars but each week I try to get the badges. I haven’t been able to get the badges because each week you add to the points. That’s fine but if I don’t get the badge you still add more points. If I didn’t get it the week before what makes you think I can get even more points. I’ve talked to several of my friends and they don’t have this problem. If they don’t get their points then the next week it’s dropped some why don’t this happen for me. Please fix this problem and I will gladly change my stars to 5. And I’ll not bad mouth this problem again. I really try to get my points but I fail. It’s gotten to the point to where I don’t care if I get them or not. I used to be really proud that I could but now I’m mostly disappointed
WWF has lost its focus and audience
by Orangequit on 2019/06/13 18:54
WWF has lost focus. Too many intrusions of other distracting, required games the programmers have inserted as “improvements”. Please stop, stop, stop polluting the word game with mandatory kiddie toys like level-ups, reward boxes, congrats on spelling coincidental words, and goofy rewards for simply playing a 2-letter word or using the letter J or Q. It almost seems the programmers are getting lonely and keep interrupting with games of their own to distract us from the reason we joined WWF in the first place. We want ONLY to play the simple word game with our friends — not cutesy kiddie games with the programmers or the software itself. Just because the age rating for this game is 4+, that doesn’t mean everyone who plays has the intellect of a 4-year old. STOP! PLEASE! Give us back a fun game with only our friends.
Performance issues
by quinoje on 2017/10/01 16:32
Performance: very sluggish. 3D video games perform better. It "stalls" when dragging letters. Not sure if this is an issue with your app or iOS 11.0.1 but it was a problem before updating from iOS 10. Running on iPhone 7 Plus. Performance is a problem even when no other apps running and after a reboot. Update: new annoying "feature check": you prompt me to play team-based and won't let me clear the medallion, so when I select the team play to shut up the medallion it goes away and you tell me "thanks for the feedback" when you actually got zero feedback from me. You want feedback? Give me an actual, in-game feedback option. So the apple watch support basically is worthless. Sure I can see PART of the puzzle but I can't see the letters I have or look at where to place them. Either I'm missing something (hint: INSTRUCTIONS!) or it's worthless.
Way too frustrating!
by KC/Suzy on 2019/05/22 19:15
I held off updating the app as long as I could. The new enhancements to cheat without your partner knowing are plain dishonest. Constant pop ups, congratulations, coins, prizes, ads that get frozen so you have to close out the game and restart numerous times. There’s even an ad that says ‘This game will keep you up all night long’. Yes, it will, not in a good way. This game used to be a fun way to connect with my friends all over the U.S., but as soon as the current round of games are finished, I’m deleting the app. This game isn’t geared for adults who want to keep their brain functioning while connecting with friends. It’s more for middle schoolers who like the constant bright colors, offer of prizes, enhancements you can buy in the “store” and help with where to place words. I chose this version as it said “Editors Choice.” Somebody at Zynga needs to read the reviews. This game is no longer fun.
This game has been updated to death!!!
by Cjdalt on 2019/04/27 23:43
This game was once fun to play and paying for the ad free version made it easy to go from game to game. Now you have all sorts of rewards that slow down game play, there are even power ups that you can earn and/or buy (but I already paid for this app) to help you with word placement (cheating), swapping out tiles (and keeping your turn,...more cheating) and presents of some sort for different letter and word configurations. I’ve been smart enough not to open any of those up. Who knows how much more that would slow down this game. Those are my biggest issues with this app and it’s enough to make me want to log out and delete it off my phone. Give us the option to at least play a more traditional way as your setting don’t give us any way to control that. You need to figure out something before a lot more people delete your app for good.
Multi colored tiles...
by HBF🐝 on 2019/01/06 08:12
Multi colored tiles on the same board with no way to change them back to all being the same color is enough for me to stop playing this game. I’ve played for years and the new “features” that are continually being added are terrible. The tapping on a box is a waste of time, I liked it better when rewards were just automatically added. Also quit asking me if I want to reconnect with Facebook! Once I’ve said no, leave it (we all know this is possible programmatically). I chose not to connect with Facebook because of all the pervs out there. I use initials, a random landscape photo for my profile and I still get hit up. You should allow individuals to be able to not choose a gender, why does that even matter?!? It’s just not safe! I really think I may be done with this app. (FYI...Just to let you know how irritated I am, I have never left a review anywhere.)
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