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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 • BEAT THE CLOCK: Challenge friends to beat the clock in fast play! • 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 the location of 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. For more information, see our Terms of Service: https://www.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service and Privacy Policy: https://www.zynga.com/privacy/policy" “The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.” Just another title from Zynga’s Games With Friends™
Designed to take your $$$$$
by TR now on 2020/12/03 22:51
Get coins by watching ads??? No!! Do it too often and the ads stop downloading. Zynga has just one motive, take your $$$. Anyone notice all the bad reviews recently.🙀
Words With Friends-extreme disappointment
by MissJan22 on 2020/12/03 19:35
To whom it may concern...... This game is plagued by advertisements of which one completely monopolizes my device...Pandora. It holds my device hostage by blackening out my screen causing me to have to reboot, which some days I’ve done in excess of 5+ times....ridiculous! I’ve enjoyed this game for years and continue to do so with the exception of what I’ve mentioned. I’ve looked for an ‘ads free’ version which I’d be very happy to purchase, but it appears it's is not offered. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The best!
by Bomartoo on 2020/12/03 18:21
Great game. Very good players!
Decent bug was great
by Holdrensteak on 2020/12/03 14:02
Solo challenge, which was my favorite part, has stopped giving treasure chests which is a real bummer. Otherwise it’s a fun game
Pandora ad
by cindahay on 2020/12/03 00:54
I’m playing on a 5th generation iPad and have recently started having problems with the Pandora ad. The ad will randomly open, even in the middle of my turn, and will turn the entire screen black when I try to close it. Kaboom! Words is locked up, and I have to close the app and reopen to get my game back. Please fix. Thank you! Will change my rating once fixed.
Please stop nudging
by DVM West Virginia on 2020/12/02 21:48
You’d removed the nudges for a while and I was happy. I know my friends aren’t actually nudging me, so I’d really appreciate it if you’d knock that off. Again. There are enough alerts in the day; I don’t need fake ones.
Letter Selection
by 12Fun on 2020/12/02 16:31
Please, please, please stop asking me if I want to connect to Facebook. I DON’T want to connect!
Video gifts
by Betsy L on 2020/12/01 22:53
I watch the ads but, oops, something went wrong and we can’t give you the gift...yet it counts as part of the daily limit...that stinks!
Words with fraud
by scottgowdy on 2020/12/01 03:00
This game has become a source of revenue for it’s creators. The program gives you impossible letter combinations so you will buy “swaps” to get better letters. It also allows hints on where to place your letters. This has made the game totally different from the original scrabble game. Not for the serious player. Don’t bother if you enjoy the real scrabble game. They give you letter combinations that force you to buy swaps to replace what you have. For example: I just got 4 i’s out of seven letters. This is a statistical impossibility if you pulled them from physical tiles. It forces you to buy swaps so they make money. This game is a sell out.
How to IMPROVE Words with Friends
by Inowhr Imgoin on 2020/11/30 20:21
I find that the “extras” such as prizes in any form are burdensome and tiring. SIMPLIFY would be a great relief!!
Cheating me out of coins
by Laura buck on 2020/11/30 12:04
Every day when I collect my daily coins or even when I open a prize box, my number of coins, 6457, doesn’t change. If I go to buy something with coins it takes then out faster than I can push the button. I don’t want to go the WWF2. I tried it and don’t like it.
Terrible dictionary
by Peregrino52 on 2020/11/29 23:33
This game has a terrible dictionary that rejects a huge portion of the English language. It is frustrating to play as a result of this. You play with half your brain and vocabulary tied behind your back. Very inconsistent on the rules. Allows some proper names and abbreviations while denying others that are a common part of our language. Newest upgrades make this app truly horrible to use. It takes forever to load, it shuts down if you switch programs , so forget shifting to respond to e-mails, moving the PLAY button to the center means that I now hit it half the time I am reaching for a tile. I truly hate what they are doing to this program. This app gets worse almost daily. The dictionary is worst in word games. It accepts some proper names and abbreviations while rejecting common English words found in virtually every dictionary but theirs. They have so-called goals and prizes you can cash in for helps of various kinds. Some days it just ignores what you won, other days it tells you to close the program and restart it to collect. When you restart you find that everything is gone. Typical of the performance of this lame platform. Today, November 29, 2020, they start you out telling you they are unilaterally changing their terms of service. They now claim the right to sell any and all of your personal information to anyone they choose. Hard to imagine that Apple is actually curating these clowns. How does Apple allow this app to even be in The App Store?
Solo challenge
by noquochoke15 on 2020/11/29 16:59
The words are so far removed from normal use that it is discouraging to play it and to make matters worse, the words that come back that are made up but accepted but have no meaning yet makes no sense. Not too happy with words from another language that are never used in everyday English.
Fun
by Bonnie. C. on 2020/11/29 05:45
I like the game a lot but I know some people do not know how to spell and it still goes through? Why?
Overstimulating and Gimmicky
by Splendide__Mendax on 2020/11/29 04:11
Dear god where do I begin? I don’t write app reviews because they always felt like a waste, but this needs to be said. This is the most horrendous app I’ve ever used. It feels like it was designed by a sociopath with a sadistic streak. Generally, apps will use decent design to draw your attention to what matters, or to let you get a glimpse of what you need to know quickly. Not this one. Everything in this app is bright, candy colored, and explodes in your face with no regard to anything else. I paid to remove ads because it felt like there was one every 10 seconds, and I cannot even fathom the fact that in some instances... there are still ads. The developers and those instructing them should be jailed!
Overstimulating and Gimmicky
by Splendide__Mendax on 2020/11/29 04:11
Dear god where do I begin? I don’t write app reviews because they always felt like a waste, but this needs to be said. This is the most horrendous app I’ve ever used. It feels like it was designed by a sociopath with a sadistic streak. Generally, apps will use decent design to draw your attention to what matters, or to let you get a glimpse of what you need to know quickly. Not this one. Everything in this app is bright, candy colored, and explodes in your face with no regard to anything else. I paid to remove ads because it felt like there was one every 10 seconds, and I cannot even fathom the fact that in some instances... there are still ads. The developers and those instructing them should be jailed!
Word of the day Nooses??? Really?
by pltoni76 on 2020/11/28 22:09
The Word of the day for November 28, 2020 just popped up in my notifications as “Nooses.” Who generates the words of the day? I think we should definitely think about the words being put out! Nothing positive about that word at all! This is still one of my favorite games to play but today I was turned off by the Word of the Day.
What’s up with the duel?????
by theonewild on 2020/11/28 21:12
No matter how many games I play and how many stars I earn, my total stars just goes back to zero after each duel? And I can’t get on the leaderboard because it says I haven’t played any duels. What is up with that???
Ads ruin the entire experience
by dhdmd on 2020/11/28 19:11
The game is great, playing with people I know is great. The frequent pop ups and awards and such are a distracting and useless nuisance. The default continual “challenges”by real people or robots or (?) are a terrible experience, and seem to have been improved somewhat by some settings changes. The constant and long ads ruin the experience completely. After every single move, you are forced to watch two whole-screen ads and “x” them closed one by one. If you are playing multiple games at once, all you end up doing the entire time is close down stupid ads. The end result is an awful experience - give me an affordable way to opt out of this $#!^ for a few bucks, and I’ll stick around. Without that, this app will probably be deleted in a week or so.
Doesn’t not update in real time
by Kkcb32 on 2020/11/28 18:18
Game itself works fine. There are some words that are absolutely not true English language words, but whatever. The only frustrating part of the game is it not updating in real time. I’ll open the app and it will show that no opponents have played. An hour later I’ll open it and it will show that all my opponents have played, but several hours ago. Most recently, it showed as of 8 hours ago yet a short time earlier they hadn’t played. This happens all the time. I’ll pull down to refresh but it does nothing.
Can’t disable annoying hapatic ferdback
by asdf1024 on 2020/11/28 09:48
Wasn’t on prior to last update. Now it’s ok with no way to turn it off
Good and bad
by debdocwriter on 2020/11/28 02:21
I love the games but your site freezes too often.
Mind numbing
by Flight Lady on 2020/11/26 19:57
Came back to this formerly much-loved game to find that is 90% advertisements. They are everywhere. EVERY play you make creates 2 ads, neither of which you can turn off. SO disappointing. Sad.
Why I’ve come to hate this game.
by Abbysparky on 2020/11/26 02:46
I have been playing this game for years. The other day the game froze on my ipad. I contacted support and the next day I received an email stating I had severely violated the terms and conditions and was permanently removed. I play a word on one game and move to the next. Day after Day. What rule did I violate? They won’t tell me. They tell me to read the terms and conditions. I did. Still don’t know why I was deleted.
I like it but
by janduece on 2020/11/25 21:04
It’s wayyyyy too many ads like literally it’s going to make delete it off my phone
Why not for kids like me
by ChandlerHarrisSt.John on 2020/11/25 20:28
I don’t have Facebook or those I’m only 8 I mean my family has it now I can’t 😒 this is just not fair.😡😤
Fun but too many ads
by SATTA Z. on 2020/11/25 20:20
Too many ads
Staying in touch
by B4ubelieve on 2020/11/25 20:06
Really like playing with friends far away. Feels like saying “ hi, glad you are here”
Disappointed
by Outofher on 2020/11/24 23:35
Latest improvements are not improvements, sorry I updated.
Words.
by No Joy!! on 2020/11/24 15:23
Love playing the game. The problem is most of the men are looking for more than a game. I feel like I’m always warding off guys who “ want to get to know me better.” Then when you tell them you just want to play words, they quit playing. That’s irritating. There are other sites that they can find “relationships”. Please be respectful. Say hello and move on and play words. Please. It’s making me want to sign off this game.
WWF
by nirrum on 2020/11/24 02:04
I was not happy to have the game changed. Had no idea what my weekly goal was, where my numerous badges could be found, game slowed down from top of the screen pop-ups. Isn’t as much fun. I play WWF several hours per day (social distancing, Covid, live alone) and I want the old game & screens back. PLEASE!!!’
Word with friends
by RedArrow}}}-------> on 2020/11/23 21:41
I have several games that say oops but I can’t get rid of them on my word with friends and several people that I don’t know and want them to go can. You help me with this problem My
Help
by krazykay33 on 2020/11/23 20:22
I can’t add my brother on here he had a Zyanga number won’t let me add him????
Unnecessary frivolous interruptions
by Seawitch69 on 2020/11/23 13:49
When you’re in the zone and figuring out your next move pops some silly message that you want this or that or achieved something. I don’t care! Do not interrupt my train of thought!
Ads
by Hesgehog12 on 2020/11/23 04:37
I love the game it’s self, everything is working great, but I have one problem, SO MANY ADS. Every move I make, there is one or two ads that pop up and it is so annoying! I anyone can fix this, that would be AMAZING, thanks 🙏.
Love game, ads drain battery quickly and freeze device
by jnbindallas on 2020/11/22 22:09
The constant streaming banner ads at top of screen drain battery on iPad quickly. Some, such as Pandora, open each time they cycle thru and then when you tap "done" it freezes the device with a black screen. Fix the app and then tell advertisers that they are pissing off potential customers who will NEVER by their product because of you. Used to be a great game...now we spend more time watching ads than playing. Time to search for a new word game.
Pandora ad
by dark matter 1959 on 2020/11/22 11:11
Pandora ad causes screen to go black and forces a reboot of my iPad
VU, JE and a few others are not actual words but...
by HamiltonVA on 2020/11/22 04:48
There are select players that can play them. How’s that possible? Great game. Love it. Just puzzled on how that happens. Fix that and I will rate it a 5! Great game, but can you please filter out the scammers asking for bit coin, and WhatsApp requests. Annoying as hell.
Adnyl
by Fadnyl on 2020/11/22 02:30
Lots of fun and a good way to keep in touch with a bit of family rivalry.
Repeat with ads
by CABG Survivor on 2020/11/21 23:46
An advertisement after EVERY WORD PLAYED. You can avoid this by paying $120 per year. WHAT? $120 PER YEAR? Yup. A bargain at a tenth of the price!
Addictive.... anytime....anywhere.... awesome 🤩
by MissPett on 2020/11/21 12:21
I can’t get enough, but life goes on.
Credits
by CAM22CAM on 2020/11/20 21:20
In the past, if one finished the weekly challenge, one hundred credits were rewarded but that has changed to small amounts. There is little or no great reason to reach the goal anymore.
boo
by dafirstgamingkitten on 2020/11/20 17:05
i’m just mad that the genders only have the option of female and male
Great core game, terrible everything else
by rockmuelle on 2020/11/19 21:01
I’ve been playing WWF daily for over a decade and love connection I have with my regular opponents. The basic gameplay is exactly what you expect from a crossword game and the execution is perfect. I also like the board compared to the other version we do not name. So, why 2 stars? Simple: Zynga keeps adding flair in an attempt to keep the easily distracted entertained. This would be fine if there was a way to turn it off, but there’s not. Every upgrade adds yet another animation or bright UI element or new way to “cheat”. All of which distracts from the game and makes the experience just a bit annoying. Sure, after a few weeks I get used to the new bells and whistles. But I dread that period after each upgrade, knowing every time I open the game, I’ll be distracted by cruft.
Squaw is a word!
by unsatisfied with changes on 2020/11/19 15:22
You have so many words that you all of a sudden don’t have the definition for. This is the word. You use so many words that are used in the United States. Especially in solo challenge. It makes us not want to play because it’s not a game!Di and I’d are but some you use makes us not want to play!
Freezing
by Joiecavolo on 2020/11/19 09:00
The app keeps freezing. I have an iPhone and I have to keep deleting and downloading just to get through a game. Frustrating,
Toooooo mannnnnnny adddddds
by heisidnddod on 2020/11/19 05:53
Fun game but the ad pop ups are on every turn . Can’t play a word because something pops up and won’t go way until a timed x pops up . Will not download or recommend
Could there be any mire ads?
by cusguftgyxgvg on 2020/11/19 04:32
Love this game, however could there be any more ads? Like seriously?!?! It’s words with friends..... you can’t get one word spelled before another ad. Not to mention they’re two part ads. Makes me want to delete the game.
Ummmm
by todd hurliman on 2020/11/18 17:46
Why doesn’t this app work on 4G/lte?
Game settings don’t work properly
by ln6355 on 2020/11/17 08:17
Game settings don’t prevent solo challenges from strangers as they should, and there’s no option to decline play. I tried to report the problem and “submit” wouldn’t work. This is very frustrating.
Duel - Star Issue
by Jeeeeeska on 2020/11/16 21:20
I recently discovered the Duel game which is like the Lightning Rounds except in the Duel game it’s just you and one other person racing to get to 150 points. It’s pretty entertaining but I noticed an issue with the stars you receive at the end when you lose. It tells you if you win, you get 3 stars. If you lose, you get one star. But I noticed that when you lose or win, you don’t actually receive stars, because the system removes stars from your starting total stars then “gives” you stars when you win/lose, so you don’t actually receive anything. For example, if you have 50 stars before you join a Duel match, when you lose, you should gain one star to get to 51, or when you win you should gain 3 stars to get to 53. The issue is, no matter if you win or lose, you are always stuck at 50. Please fix. This is an issue with the recent version of 15.50.1
Will not accept words
by Johnny55678492 on 2020/11/16 20:25
Words like June, year, Jewish, and high are not accepted while words like Thingy are totally fine. What dictionary is Zynga using?
Used To Be Fun...
by MikeBrooks on 2020/11/16 16:14
Horrible. This company managed to take one of the best games offered and monetarized it into an irritating bore. You spend half your time warding off irritating invitations to play complete strangers, or blowing money on ridiculous coins and foolish custom colors for tiles. 11/16/20 - just got a note from these morons about “being missed”. These vermin violate their EULA’s, inundate you with advertisements after charging you to go ad free, mineralized refurbished game by adding crap, flashing lights, and an assortment if pedophiles snd sexually aggressive trolls that follow your every move. They destroyed a formerly fun version of plain Scrabble. Buy absolutely nothing from this outfit. And, Apple? They run roughshod over your policies. Make them comply or give them the boot.
Ads after nearly every turn
by AngelMF84 on 2020/11/16 14:22
Used to play this game back when it first came out for years. I recently downloaded it again and the ads are ridiculous. Showing ads for other games, forcing videos to be watched for half a minute after almost every turn, inappropriate advertisements that young kids shouldn’t be exposed to. Highly obnoxious and takes away the fun.
Thieves!!!
by GIFX Groupie on 2020/11/16 13:27
The app creators... Zynga... allow ads from a company called “Gametown” to run ads on their app. The ads freeze the game completely, you cannot get past the ad. You have to delete the app and reinstall completely. If you press anywhere on the Gametown ad... it immediately subscribes you to their game service and charges your account $9.99. This happened to me. These THIEVES charged $9.99 to my Sprint account. I had to physically call Sprint, wait and hour on the phone and get this charge removed from my Sprint account and from my credit card. I’ve reported Zynga to Apple Support. If this ever happens again, where I’m Charged money by these THIEVES... I’m reporting them to the police and pressing charges. You think you’re out of reach of the police just because you’re app creators? Think again. What kind of scum are you that you allow this type of dishonesty, theft and illegal charges to people’s credit cards on your app. I’m reporting you to the police. Be careful who you swindle
Latest update/features
by racquetdame on 2020/11/16 01:49
The latest update has ruined gameplay. Every time I place a letter the screen zooms in preventing me to see the entire game board. I spend more time now adjusting my screen than making words. I will no longer play this game.
Idk
by chloe.b.28 on 2020/11/16 01:21
How do you even make a account on this game it’s so slow and doesn’t load, I was trying to play with friends that have the same phone as me and it works for them but not me. Do not recommend this game😐
Too much “junk”
by Linkerbink on 2020/11/15 19:55
I play this game a lot, but I’m getting more and more frustrated. It used to be a clean, simple game of Scrabble. Now we are constantly bombarded with “pop-ups” in the middle of a match. I am so tired of cancelling the “next game” bar that appears after every move. And what’s with the stupid gems? ARRGGGHHHH! How about making a Words With Friends Basic app for those of us who just want to PLAY THE GAME!?
Words with friends
by 0ldFarmer on 2020/11/15 01:22
Some of the ads lock up the screen with no exit. You have to turn off your phone to get back to the game. This needs to be fixed. Doubt if that will happen.
Not happy...
by Grandma Lainie on 2020/11/15 00:23
Seems like the last few updates have taken away my ability to chose the players I wish to interact with and forces me to play those I so not wish to play. Too many gimmicks. Give back the game I used to like....
Hate the update.
by Helen1130 on 2020/11/13 07:19
I can no longer access my word length stats and averages. Some of the tile styles especiallt the Rose, and new ferny one are difficult to read. Your dictionary is inconsistent and illogical. My opponents can play a word and I cannot. Furthermore, the definitions of strange or questionable words do not appear. This version has become frustrating, The Vowel Queen
Malfunctions constantly
by Sideiki on 2020/11/13 00:24
I used to love this app. I am still addicted to playing but recently it has been malfunctioning to the point that it is almost unplayable. I'm constantly getting dumped out of lightening rounds before they are over. I don't know if it was a recent upgrade or what, but please fix it.
Ads are ridiculous
by EmmaNemma on 2020/11/12 20:43
I used to play this game years ago and recently downloaded it again. Let me just say that the ads are next level ridiculous. If there is a way to disable the ads, it’s definitely worth playing otherwise don’t bother.
Good game
by zxagjq on 2020/11/12 20:07
Overall a very good game to play online with friends. I like their capture of statistics as well. I do not like the corny partners they try to entice you in to playing against. I wish they would eliminate that feature.
Fix the solo challenge awards!!
by chickabilly on 2020/11/12 16:20
Been playing this game for 10 years (so obvi I still enjoy it) and only TWICE did not get my earned mystery boxes after I defeated a sectio of the Solo Challenge. I’m owed 10 stars plus other rewards. Please fix!
“Next Game” banner?
by Useraccount on 2020/11/12 15:21
Recent update added a “next game” thing at the bottom of the screen, covering up your tiles and forcing you to close it. Intrusive and no way to opt out. Seems like every update you try to make this app less fun. Useless. And I accidentally clicked a button that forced me to play a rando. (Which I then resigned, because this is Words with FRIENDS, not random matches.) If you would just let us opt out of some of these garbage “features”, you’d be saving yourselves a lot of these headaches of terrible reviews.
Brain teasers.
by See u on board on 2020/11/12 03:24
A great way to compete with friends and meet new players as well.
Wrong name
by N'Cahoots on 2020/11/12 02:53
I put in the wrong name and the game will not let me change it! Stupid! You should be able to change or update your name easily.
Ridiculously long ads between every move.
by 5 Miles on 2020/11/11 18:57
I love playing the games but the Ads are SO long. Between every single move is a 30+ second long ad for other games(that may seem fun but once downloaded are NOTHING like the game commercial). You can’t skip these ads so if you have a 5 minute break to play between work or tasks you’ll really only get one or two moves and three minutes of Ads. I don’t see a way to opt out of these super annoying ads. I’m not gonna play any longer because it just zaps them joy of playing.
PLEASE STOP IT
by Caro9ine on 2020/11/11 11:46
Every refresh brings more stupid crap in between the user and the game. Honestly, can you just please stop it?
Great game, agonizing experience
by Matthew938503 on 2020/11/11 03:28
Its scrabble, obviously the game itself is fun. However the app is filled with rewards popups that forcibly waste time, and many people dont care about.
Unplayable
by stakata on 2020/11/10 19:33
Every move subjects me to long ads.
Forcing to play with others.
by JBD hotshot on 2020/11/10 19:24
I’d suggest you program the Ap so I can play with who I want. Sometimes there are players ready to play me and the only way they became available is when I shut down and start over, this is very frustrating! I don’t think most of us appreciate being aggressively urged to play with a non friend!
WWF
by Mary from AL on 2020/11/10 17:33
This is only game I play online and I enjoy it! Sometime the game locks up which is frustrating! Or it even freezes, and I have to shut down completely! But still, it’s my favorite game!!
There's too much stuff
by Rich Family! on 2020/11/10 03:52
I have numerous problems with this game. First, why do we have to have so many computer "friends" and seasonal events that just waste time? It's just a pain in the butt and doesn't add much to the game. Second, there are WAY too many advertisements. It's greedy and not fun to have those there, and (again) wastes time. Finally, why is this so similar to WWF2? Are you just using a number to resell your same product? I would very much recommend a new, simple game with fewer ads but fewer, simpler features. First, there would be no events other than maybe a holiday reskin on occasion. Second, there would be fewer advertisements; they would only pop up before beginning a match and after ending one. Finally, we would have an offline bot in case your internet goes out. That is all. TL;DR remove the events, rewards, and ads
Tedious
by Dodge555 on 2020/11/10 01:59
This game is so freaking full of BS animations and delays it really slows game play and makes it very boring. Once again did I say how much this game stinks. So many screens appear after you make a move it is stupid useless reward and point system it’s like getting a sticker so childish
Sep
by sep w on 2020/11/09 15:54
Love the game, but it doesn’t always work. Hate the ads which also don’t work right, often freezing up or taking you to the ad website even though you’ve clicked the x to make it go away. Don’t care about rewards. Just want to play with my friends.
Words With Friends
by JDBell312 on 2020/11/09 07:56
Really challenges your thinking and brain power.
Too many interruptions
by indefatig on 2020/11/08 14:49
I just transferred (updated) to Word with Friends 2, and I’m frustrated with all the gobbledegook they throw at you to slow down play. Loved the first and have played it for years. I don’t see why I’d want to upgrade.
Not Scrabble!
by fitzie60 on 2020/11/07 23:02
Really regret that some foreign, proper words are accepted along with not able to be defined.
rewards
by lane de main on 2020/11/07 17:30
I have not been getting my rewards from the daily calendar or from the prize chests. This has been going on for quite some time!
Game Score
by Proffdad on 2020/11/07 16:57
The weekly game score to earn a badge does not show up on my game and App. I redownload the App, the game score then appears, and after a few plays the weekly game score disappears. There is no help area on the App to help me figure it out.
Words with friends
by GamerKen on 2020/11/07 15:32
Very buggy, freezes up on almost every turn. Probably one of the better games with no support to fix the bad programming. The programmers probably lack the skill needed.
No more fast games???
by WWF no bueno on 2020/11/07 13:54
Words 2 no longer lets you create random fast games
How obnoxious
by Sundbean on 2020/11/07 03:14
I have returned to Words with Friends after a few years hiatus. This feature-rich, cluttered game is nothing like the app I enjoyed years ago. I want to play scrabble on a platform that makes it easy to play with my phone contacts. That’s it. The app has become cheesy and boisterous. Two stars. I am deleting this app.
Worst App Ever
by TBM68 on 2020/11/07 01:06
Freezes constantly. Doesn’t give you coins you’ve earned. Forcing everyone to WWF 2 but no fast play.
Words
by you just don't want my input on 2020/11/06 23:35
Have played this for years with great joy......so much fun to play this word game against friends, relatives and those I didn't even know before WORDS......This has been changing rapidly and recently with all kinds of gimmicks which are toted to enhance the playing experience!,, Guess what?? Doesn't work for me......find it totally distracting and annoying........ If I could just be given the option to play the simple WORD game without all the gimmicks, that would be appreciated....otherwise, I may be sadly moving on......
Volume
by NaplesWWF on 2020/11/06 20:19
Since my phone installed an update, I can no longer control the sound volume on the game with the left side buttons. It’s loud and annoying.
Awful
by Slzring on 2020/11/06 16:28
I hate word games when you update it’s too confusing. I hate this version. Simpler is better. If it weren’t for my hubby I’d quit.
Too many ads
by l2001w on 2020/11/06 04:41
Too many ads
Review
by angel hugd on 2020/11/05 08:55
I’m 78 and haven’t a clue how to open the app to be able to play my words with friends game. WHAT I s THE MA tTER WiTH YOU??? 😱😱😱🧐🧐. Exceedingly Upset with You!!!!
Great. Only one I still play.
by Anthony Bank on 2020/11/05 05:46
This is the best game. But it is getting busier as an app.
Too much garbage!
by UR drivingmecrazy on 2020/11/05 04:03
Was a lot more fun when the game was simpler. Now, if you want to play, you are forced to participate in childish activities. Also, I do not like being asked to play against some silly character. You should be able to opt out of that nonsense.
I like it
by devlin mccoy on 2020/11/04 19:49
I like this app it is a fun app
Game Freezes
by new isnt always better on 2020/11/04 17:08
For the last few weeks, when playing the solo challenge, the game freezes and doesn’t allow me to return to other games. The ONLY way to unfreeze it, is to power down my iPad then power up again. I often must do this each time I play the Solo Challenge. Is anyone else having this issue?
Love the game not crazy about the updates
by MoonX on 2020/11/04 13:08
I
Disappointed
by PatsPache on 2020/11/04 02:29
I have been playing since 2012 and it was great. Various “ Improvements “ have made the game worse. Go back to the basics
Game freezes constantly in Practice games
by wrdwrdwrds on 2020/11/04 00:46
I’ve played this for years and a couple months ago it started freezing in Practice games. Tried all their tech suggestions. They say they’re aware of it. So why can’t they fix it? Seems it’s a new problem they created with one of their bug “fixes” or updates. Constantly have to reboot my phone to unfreeze.
Requires a login
by A_nickname_that_is_not_taken on 2020/11/03 22:49
Requires a login. No way to play against the computer without agreeing to login. Uninstalled.
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.
What Happened?
by Yak1967 on 2020/08/27 11:44
I’ve been playing this game forever. Nothing secret or magic about it, it’s essentially Scrabble. That part of the app works well and is worth 5 stars. So why the 1 star? Two reasons. First, you will NEVER find an app with as many annoying “pop-ups” in the middle of gameplay. The most frustrating part of that is that these popups aren’t even Ads. They are game announcements of new “gifts” and “rewards” that I’m willing to bet the overwhelming majority of users don’t care about. We want to play Scrabble. Period. I don’t care how many useless purple gems I’ve gotten for completing something I didn’t know I was playing and don’t really want to play. I want to play Scrabble. That’s why I downloaded the app. Second problem... FIX THE SOLO CHALLENGE. This entertaining portion of the game, which essentially pits you against AI of increasing difficulty, is fun. When it works. Which it doesn’t anymore. Ever. For weeks now. Just gets stuck and never clears, even after deleting and reinstalling the app. It’s Scrabble. How the hell did you manage to screw up the app so badly that you got a 1 star review from anyone? This app is like the doughnut shop that decides to start selling pizza too. Stay in your lane and do what you do well!!! Make doughnuts, not pizza and make a simple Scrabble app work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 MrCostello68 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 2019/10/29 02:36
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.
Why Doesn’t the Game Allow me to use all my Letters?
by Nurse Tido on 2020/05/27 11:49
I like words with friends and it’s a great game. But on two different occasions, when different opponents and I were very close in points and down to our last couple of letters to finish the game, the opponent will play a move and then the game will automatically say game over making them the winner. But I still have one or two letters left which can be used to make words that will make me end up having more points than them. I don’t have an opportunity to play my last couple of letters. Is it a glitch? Are the opponents cheating? In most cases when I’m down to my last letter and there are no words to make then it makes me pass and it says there are no possible words. The opponent have a chance to play or pass and then it will say who the winner is. It’s just a little frustrating when you have words that will cause you to win and you end up losing because you were never given the chance. I have screen shots of the scrabble boards that shows the points before and after I place my last letters down to show that I would have won if given the chance....if it will help the developers.
Game going down hill
by laniejco on 2020/03/09 14:39
I love word games, and have played this one for years. Sadly, the quality of the game is going down hill, especially each time changes are made. No abbreviations are to be used, but they allow them. I mean, what is CWM? Had to look it up. But the most frustrating part is when an opponent played a word that when looked up, on the game’s dictionary, was listed as NOT a word, but yet allowed it to be played. This has happened several times. Daily bonus was 100 coins. I was out for a time due to illness, and found upon return that daily bonus is down to a coin or two a day, with every so many days offering a special item instead. My biggest problem with this, aside from the cheapness of giving a coin or two a day, is that half the time the bonus does not work when you click on it. A message will pop up saying it is not working right then please come back, but the item is checked off and there is no going back for that bonus. It is the 24th of the month, but my daily bonus dots are only on 12, and I click on this every day. This has been going on for some time. If you just want to do a crossword against others, or a computer, without all the bonuses and such, then this game will be great for you.
Failed update!
by bajomom2 on 2020/05/12 18:04
I loved playing Scrabble with my friends in college so when we moved on and away from each other, we used this to continue playing against each other with. And it was so much fun! Lately, like I’ve read in other reviews, the “showing” of the rewards takes more time to watch through than laying my tile on the board. Ok that’s fine, I still love the game. But when I updated the WWF app last night, the app stopped working?! It looks stuck with the tile turning or saying “loading...” and I can’t access any of my games anymore, ARRGH!! Usually I read the reviews but this time I didn’t because I didn’t expect the WWF app to stop working on me! Please, please fix!!! I really want to continue to play with my friends and other challengers... I really don’t want to delete this app... * * Updated app two days later with new update and STILL HAVING PROBLEMS!! New update is still not loading??? What is wrong? I can no longer plays this game and am thinking I will need to delete this and find another word game. So disappointed that this new update does not work at all. * *UPDATE #2- folks having issues try deleting the app and downloading it again- it seems to have worked for me as all my games are still there along with my data, yay!
The reviews of cheating is right!
by msfowlera on 2020/04/16 05:46
The AI cheats in solo challenges creating words that have no definition or isnt a word you can look up on the app , it says word does not exist. So how is it able to play some made up jumbled mess of words. All long creating 60+ points to gain a huge advantage over the player. Also takes up all the triple word spots leaving you nowhere decent to play while the AI takes credit for the huge amount of points over you. Same with all the player 2 player games the new hints and button to show where you can play gives most others a way to cheat or a way to just pay 2 win over everyone else. They can use as many as they want. I liked the original version of this app. I still enjoy it but the AI is weak and has to take cheat shots at you to win. I do not like or agree with the fact the AI can use fake made up false words racking up a large lump sum of points to give you a low/zero chance at winning or beatung them fairly same with using 3x triple point tiles leaving you with bad letters and no tiles for points. Fix your app maybe we would enjoy it a little more and make it fair. Shouldnt have to play AI 5+ times to win as a skilled player. 🤷🏻‍♀️
“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.
Great game but the dictionary is pretty weird and what’s with the flying boxes I don’t want?
by Artichoke 25 on 2019/12/29 02:07
Love the game and play it a lot but I do have a couple of beefs: 1. What’s with the dictionary? It accepts words it says are,valid words but it doesn’t have a definition for them. Some of these words are accepted on some games, not others. It also doesn’t accept perfectly good words that are in every English-language dictionary on the planet except, it seems, this one. Who writes this dictionary, anyway? And do they even speak English? There used to be a feature where you could suggest words and provide a definition. Not any more, or it’s so well hidden no one can ever find it. 2. Yeh, I know that some people don’t just want to challenge themselves to play word games, they want all kinds of gew gaws to play with, win the game for them, boxes flying around that give you the right to do whatever for extra jollies. Nice that you provide other stuff for them to do. But some of us find these annoying and distracting and would REALLY REALLY appreciate having a way to TURN THEM OFF.
Return to the old format
by wvsara on 2019/11/09 20:18
I agree with those who expressed their disappointment lately. After a long time of playing I’m about to give up. The game has lost a lot of its challenge with all the two letter words now allowed that are not legit words. They are abbreviations i.e. allowing the element table and other similar abbreviations. Stick to scrabble rules like you did when you started! Also solo puts a word in the game and then when you look in the dictionary it says definition not known and that they are working on a definition. The other day in solo play they put in the word MAGA. Why are they politicizing this game and it’s not even a word. That one really made me mad. Also I can’t delete old games which really slows down the play. Old games pop back up repeatedly and slow down play. I delete and close out and at least 10 are back up and are the same ones that I just tried to delete. Plus they say I lost (solo games) and when I go in and check it is clearly the other way and I won. I downloaded the new version at their suggestion and it is worse than ever so I went back to classic. Wish someone would pay attention to all of the other bad comments and put it back to a fun game.
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
Desperate Need for iOS 13 Update
by JayCEss on 2019/10/04 10:08
Ever since the latest major iOS update I have been experiencing problems with Words With Friends that I have never before experienced. So many bugs that need to be fixed! I have been waiting since September 22 for a Words With Friends update to hopefully fix these issues. At all times, my badge app icon says 4, like I have 4 games where it’s my turn to play even after I go into the app and refresh it the main page. I think there is a bug where all of my open games is listed under only one friend’s name: it looks like I’m only playing against 1 friend with 5 open games. I messaged my cousin whom I constantly play with everyday, asking where she’d been because on my end WWF said she hadn’t played a move in 3 days (now 7) and she said we had been playing the whole time! Its the same situation with another friend, my aunt, whom I play with multiple times daily. I just can’t tell who I’m playing against! I love this game and have been regularly playing for about 6 years, but these problems I’ve been having ever since updating to iOS 13 is very upsetting and very frustrating. Please get to work on an app update that addresses these types of issues and bugs!
Word. Game review
by annetka222 on 2020/05/10 22:08
I like the word game slot . I wish the pay amount was less when your striving to swap letter. There is one big problem. It seems that many of the men on here are scammers . I have encounters about 5 of them . This scam is on the Nigerian scam which these black men impersonate white men who look like business men and start off telling you how beautiful they are . Then it escalates to talking w u everyday morning and night ! They act like they like you but In Reality they want you to invest your money which I found out is the Nigerian scam . Also when I thought something was wrong I went to a physic and yes she said I was scammed by these men. Then I went to the local police and they agreed it’s the scam ,! So can you possibly prevent these men from coming on this site because they are ruining our lives? They have American names and have 3to 4 digits after their name . They also want u to hangout on ksngout w your email address and they plY very little on the game and talk a lot !! Help us women not to be scammed . Thank you
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!
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.
Not worth playing
by Scrampatty on 2020/11/01 03:06
And this isn’t review from some disgruntled “I never win” player. I win all the time. What totally makes this just a joke is playing the AI and three out of the 5 words they play are “This is a valid Words With Friends word, and we will have a definition soon”. Total BS. Like the word played - “Alfa”, and the definition was “for the letter A”, which would be Alpha. But if I try to play the same word, it is not recognized. And every word the AI plays is worth at least 35 points, and again, most of them are BS words. Secondly, throughout all the games in WWF, it is way to common that I get 7 vowels, or seven 1 to 2 point consonants, while the AI typically gets a great range of letters and plays 5 and 6 letter words most of the time. I literally got 13 straight vowels in one game, which is statistically almost impossible. And the pop-up ads. They used to make a version that you could buy that was ad free, but now you can purchase “1 month ad free” - a straight money grab. And the game seizes up on the ads at LEAST twice a day where I have to restart my iPad. You developers have taken all of the joy out of this game and I would not recommend it to anyone.
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?
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+.
I'd like it better
by BeautifiulLouise on 2020/09/17 05:01
I like the basic Words with Friends. I don't like the extra bells and whistles, and the annoying appeals to play various games with members. The ads are very annoying. I could tolerate the ads if there weren't so many glitches. Some ads won't go away no matter that I wait for the ad to run and no matter how many timed I click on the x it often will not go away. Too often the ad stays on the screen and I can not get back to the game I'm playing. Several friends I used to play with have stopped playing WWF altogether for the same reasons. You have made a good game too complicated and annoying with too many interruptions and glitches.I gave it four stars for the basic premise but I would have given it only one because of the annoyances. I need to add, your dictionary needs renovation. You accept too many very obscure words and foreign words and reject too many standard English ones that appear in most standard English and American dictionaries.
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.
Horrible update
by Doug in Chicago on 2018/09/21 20:18
This would get ZERO stars if possible... I’ve been a dedicated fan of this game for a long time, but the update they did for ios12 is cluttered, rigged with all kinds of pay offers, and simply lousy... I’ve talked with the 8 people I play with regularly and they all agree this new version is awful. In response to the developer asking me to “take time and get used to the new look of the game”, I simply say, you are NOT listening to the criticism... badges won’t clear, you’re loading the game up with so many “paid feature” notifications and things that a user must clear each time they open the game... if you want revenue, why not offer the OLD game as a paid, crap-free app? I’d easily pay $10 for the old app and not have to worry about your money-grubbing, screen-clogging crap that is the main focus of this “update”!
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.
Help.
by deekellee on 2020/01/06 16:13
I bought a brand new phone and now the game won’t open. How do I get it to work without wiping out all of my existing games, that is, if it hasn’t caused me to time-out on all of them already? As for my opinion of the app, I give it 3 1/2 stars and I’m with everyone else about the annoying ads, especially the ones where I have to wait, what feels like a full minute, for the loud, crashing noises and obnoxious music (?) to shut up, before it finally decides to give me the exit button, when it gets good and ready, as if that will endear me to the game so much that I will succumb to its charm 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮. I also don’t give a single care about all the, bonus points, awards and other fluff. Great for those who do, but I only care about my score against my opponent and for love of the game. Now can someone please tell me how to get back into it? I’d appreciate it. Thanks. 🙂
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.
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.”
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!!
Great game
by SpydrMunky on 2020/05/31 00:43
I’ve been playing this game for years, and I love it. Much better than any other word game in the store. I just have 2 suggestions: 1) stop moving things around when you update. Long-time players get a feel for stuff like the “next” button being in a certain spot on the screen, and we don’t want it yanked off to a different spot. 2) get rid of the time-consuming, rinky-dink animations, or at least give us an option in settings to disable them. They add nothing whatsoever to the game, only serving to slow it down and irritate me in the process. I frequently find myself saying “come on come on come on GET ON WITH IT” when collecting rewards, viewing achievements, and the like, having to just sit there and wait to move on. Great game though, thanks for listening! If you fix these 2 issues, I’ll raise my rating to 5.
Cool
by Cat_Constelation on 2020/04/06 18:06
This is a berry good app which teaches words. When you put some random letters that you think could make a word it will say I it is a valid word. The problem with it, is that there are way too many adds. I’m fine with watching lots of adds when an app gives you more coins or gold bars or whatever their type of games money’ is. But this app just has an add almost every time you make a word and play it. A cool thing about this app though, is that it has power ups. You can swap out your letters without loosing a turn, or you can see what word you could of made. You can also see all the areas you can put words in. And finally, you can have the app illuminate different boxes and the letter tiles that make a word if your stuck. This is an ok game, but please try and take out some of the adds. There are way too many.
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
Non-requested games
by youngerman78 on 2020/06/30 13:56
I have loved Words With Friends over the past few years that I’ve had the game. At some point there was an update that pushes game requests from random people to me. Now, I play only with my friends, so I have every setting under my profile turned off. However, I continue to receive game requests every other time I log in (which I subsequently reject). Furthermore, every single game request sent to me so far (I’m guessing about 50 at this point) is from a female. So apparently WWF has some sort of algorithm that must look at my profile and see that I’m male so obviously only female game requests must be sent my way. Is there a way to turn off all of these random game requests entirely? I’ve tried to reach out to WWF but it was a pain to do so, so I gave up. If these random game requests don’t stop, I may be leaving WWF shortly.
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!
Mostly good
by Ashyknees on 2018/11/24 03:20
I generally enjoy this game. It’s a good time-passer and the games are mostly different each time because the opponents change. My only real quarrel with this game is being given all consonants/vowels with plenty of letters left to play. Just today, I was playing two completely different people. I had all vowels in BOTH cases. I used my swap tile to replace four vowels in both cases and got four MORE vowels in one case and three vowels and ONE consonant in the other. The first game had 50 something letters left to play and the other had 70+. This is highly frustrating as it makes forming words of high value near impossible. And it happens more often than it should. I wish that this could be fixed. But this IS a good game. It just has that one terrible flaw.
Great App
by MyNicknameIsJ_ on 2020/05/07 06:55
Love the base version of WWF as well as the mini-games with lightning rounds and so forth. Keeps my brain active and is easy to use. Not a fan of the live games because the app used to glitch and crash a lot in them. There are also lots of weird scammers in the app. Haven’t figured them out yet but for some reason, I get a whole lot (1 per week or so) of men posing as someone else. So, don’t take anyone seriously or give anyone personal data. The app does let you report/ block these folks which is probably the most they can do to keep them off. So, yeah, if you keep it to real friends and/or take your opponents with a grain of salt, it’s good fun. It’s a well-designed app and doesn’t seem to be lacking anything I can think of. Only deducted a star for the live glitches and scammers. The base game is five stars for sure though.
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.
Not a dating site!
by Sheezy69 on 2019/10/31 16:59
I used to love playing this game. It’s the only one that I still enjoy playing. But lately it’s turned into some creepy pick up site. EVERY DAY I get random creepy men asking me where I’m from, if I’m single, what are the ages of my kids, and other inappropriate stuff like that. It’s annoying. It bothers me, but I don’t want to let creeps run me off a game I still like to play, so I just ignore them. But what scares me is that there are young kids that play on there, and some naive women that will fall for their crap. It worries me that it could be being used for human trafficking. Does anyone monitor those chats in there? If not, they should, because it’s getting way out of hand! I’ve been doing my best to ignore them all, but some days I get over 4 weirdos trying to chat with me and get personal information. It’s getting to where the annoyance isn’t worth playing anymore.
App is great, layout is over stimulating
by YoshiABCC on 2020/08/22 14:23
I love this app. It’s the first one in my games folder and I have, at times, maxed out the number of games I’m allowed to play. I’ve had it since it first came out and I would login multiple times a day to make my next word. Lately, though, they’re trying to focus on keeping people involved but it’s backfiring. The app is too cluttered, advertising for solo challenges, quick play and mini game events, wanting you to reconnect with old friends and to look at all your rewards. It’s all there in your face the moment you open the app. You have to look to find your active games because they’re buried. You can’t say no or silence it for any period of time, it’s just always there, in your face. I think others feel the same way - I’m down to three active games and I only check in every few days.
Rolling suggestion at bottom of screen!
by lgdh24 on 2020/08/17 23:17
I have been playing WWF for many years. Please, take this rolling suggestion of which game I should play next, away! It is so very annoying! I am capable of picking the next game to play since I prefer to pick my own order. Currently I have about 56 games going, so I believe I can make that decision myself. Also, this latest update slows down my rhythm, having to wait until the opponents words displays slowly, one letter at a time, and only then can I see my available letters. When I’m playing back and forth , live with my opponent, it’s distracting to have to wait. Please give us the option to do away with the suggested next player. Also, what happened to the Word Wheel game? It was actually fun. We don’t need all the new flashy bells and whistles
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!!!!
Thieves!!!
by GIFX Groupie on 2020/11/16 13:27
The app creators... Zynga... allow ads from a company called “Gametown” to run ads on their app. The ads freeze the game completely, you cannot get past the ad. You have to delete the app and reinstall completely. If you press anywhere on the Gametown ad... it immediately subscribes you to their game service and charges your account $9.99. This happened to me. These THIEVES charged $9.99 to my Sprint account. I had to physically call Sprint, wait and hour on the phone and get this charge removed from my Sprint account and from my credit card. I’ve reported Zynga to Apple Support. If this ever happens again, where I’m Charged money by these THIEVES... I’m reporting them to the police and pressing charges. You think you’re out of reach of the police just because you’re app creators? Think again. What kind of scum are you that you allow this type of dishonesty, theft and illegal charges to people’s credit cards on your app. I’m reporting you to the police. Be careful who you swindle
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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 • BEAT THE CLOCK: Challenge friends to beat the clock in fast play! • 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 the location of 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. For more information, see our Terms of Service: https://www.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service and Privacy Policy: https://www.zynga.com/privacy/policy" “The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency.” Just another title from Zynga’s Games With Friends™
Designed to take your $$$$$
by TR now on 2020/12/03 22:51
Get coins by watching ads??? No!! Do it too often and the ads stop downloading. Zynga has just one motive, take your $$$. Anyone notice all the bad reviews recently.🙀
Words With Friends-extreme disappointment
by MissJan22 on 2020/12/03 19:35
To whom it may concern...... This game is plagued by advertisements of which one completely monopolizes my device...Pandora. It holds my device hostage by blackening out my screen causing me to have to reboot, which some days I’ve done in excess of 5+ times....ridiculous! I’ve enjoyed this game for years and continue to do so with the exception of what I’ve mentioned. I’ve looked for an ‘ads free’ version which I’d be very happy to purchase, but it appears it's is not offered. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The best!
by Bomartoo on 2020/12/03 18:21
Great game. Very good players!
Decent bug was great
by Holdrensteak on 2020/12/03 14:02
Solo challenge, which was my favorite part, has stopped giving treasure chests which is a real bummer. Otherwise it’s a fun game
Pandora ad
by cindahay on 2020/12/03 00:54
I’m playing on a 5th generation iPad and have recently started having problems with the Pandora ad. The ad will randomly open, even in the middle of my turn, and will turn the entire screen black when I try to close it. Kaboom! Words is locked up, and I have to close the app and reopen to get my game back. Please fix. Thank you! Will change my rating once fixed.
Please stop nudging
by DVM West Virginia on 2020/12/02 21:48
You’d removed the nudges for a while and I was happy. I know my friends aren’t actually nudging me, so I’d really appreciate it if you’d knock that off. Again. There are enough alerts in the day; I don’t need fake ones.
Letter Selection
by 12Fun on 2020/12/02 16:31
Please, please, please stop asking me if I want to connect to Facebook. I DON’T want to connect!
Video gifts
by Betsy L on 2020/12/01 22:53
I watch the ads but, oops, something went wrong and we can’t give you the gift...yet it counts as part of the daily limit...that stinks!
Words with fraud
by scottgowdy on 2020/12/01 03:00
This game has become a source of revenue for it’s creators. The program gives you impossible letter combinations so you will buy “swaps” to get better letters. It also allows hints on where to place your letters. This has made the game totally different from the original scrabble game. Not for the serious player. Don’t bother if you enjoy the real scrabble game. They give you letter combinations that force you to buy swaps to replace what you have. For example: I just got 4 i’s out of seven letters. This is a statistical impossibility if you pulled them from physical tiles. It forces you to buy swaps so they make money. This game is a sell out.
How to IMPROVE Words with Friends
by Inowhr Imgoin on 2020/11/30 20:21
I find that the “extras” such as prizes in any form are burdensome and tiring. SIMPLIFY would be a great relief!!
Cheating me out of coins
by Laura buck on 2020/11/30 12:04
Every day when I collect my daily coins or even when I open a prize box, my number of coins, 6457, doesn’t change. If I go to buy something with coins it takes then out faster than I can push the button. I don’t want to go the WWF2. I tried it and don’t like it.
Terrible dictionary
by Peregrino52 on 2020/11/29 23:33
This game has a terrible dictionary that rejects a huge portion of the English language. It is frustrating to play as a result of this. You play with half your brain and vocabulary tied behind your back. Very inconsistent on the rules. Allows some proper names and abbreviations while denying others that are a common part of our language. Newest upgrades make this app truly horrible to use. It takes forever to load, it shuts down if you switch programs , so forget shifting to respond to e-mails, moving the PLAY button to the center means that I now hit it half the time I am reaching for a tile. I truly hate what they are doing to this program. This app gets worse almost daily. The dictionary is worst in word games. It accepts some proper names and abbreviations while rejecting common English words found in virtually every dictionary but theirs. They have so-called goals and prizes you can cash in for helps of various kinds. Some days it just ignores what you won, other days it tells you to close the program and restart it to collect. When you restart you find that everything is gone. Typical of the performance of this lame platform. Today, November 29, 2020, they start you out telling you they are unilaterally changing their terms of service. They now claim the right to sell any and all of your personal information to anyone they choose. Hard to imagine that Apple is actually curating these clowns. How does Apple allow this app to even be in The App Store?
Solo challenge
by noquochoke15 on 2020/11/29 16:59
The words are so far removed from normal use that it is discouraging to play it and to make matters worse, the words that come back that are made up but accepted but have no meaning yet makes no sense. Not too happy with words from another language that are never used in everyday English.
Fun
by Bonnie. C. on 2020/11/29 05:45
I like the game a lot but I know some people do not know how to spell and it still goes through? Why?
Overstimulating and Gimmicky
by Splendide__Mendax on 2020/11/29 04:11
Dear god where do I begin? I don’t write app reviews because they always felt like a waste, but this needs to be said. This is the most horrendous app I’ve ever used. It feels like it was designed by a sociopath with a sadistic streak. Generally, apps will use decent design to draw your attention to what matters, or to let you get a glimpse of what you need to know quickly. Not this one. Everything in this app is bright, candy colored, and explodes in your face with no regard to anything else. I paid to remove ads because it felt like there was one every 10 seconds, and I cannot even fathom the fact that in some instances... there are still ads. The developers and those instructing them should be jailed!
Overstimulating and Gimmicky
by Splendide__Mendax on 2020/11/29 04:11
Dear god where do I begin? I don’t write app reviews because they always felt like a waste, but this needs to be said. This is the most horrendous app I’ve ever used. It feels like it was designed by a sociopath with a sadistic streak. Generally, apps will use decent design to draw your attention to what matters, or to let you get a glimpse of what you need to know quickly. Not this one. Everything in this app is bright, candy colored, and explodes in your face with no regard to anything else. I paid to remove ads because it felt like there was one every 10 seconds, and I cannot even fathom the fact that in some instances... there are still ads. The developers and those instructing them should be jailed!
Word of the day Nooses??? Really?
by pltoni76 on 2020/11/28 22:09
The Word of the day for November 28, 2020 just popped up in my notifications as “Nooses.” Who generates the words of the day? I think we should definitely think about the words being put out! Nothing positive about that word at all! This is still one of my favorite games to play but today I was turned off by the Word of the Day.
What’s up with the duel?????
by theonewild on 2020/11/28 21:12
No matter how many games I play and how many stars I earn, my total stars just goes back to zero after each duel? And I can’t get on the leaderboard because it says I haven’t played any duels. What is up with that???
Ads ruin the entire experience
by dhdmd on 2020/11/28 19:11
The game is great, playing with people I know is great. The frequent pop ups and awards and such are a distracting and useless nuisance. The default continual “challenges”by real people or robots or (?) are a terrible experience, and seem to have been improved somewhat by some settings changes. The constant and long ads ruin the experience completely. After every single move, you are forced to watch two whole-screen ads and “x” them closed one by one. If you are playing multiple games at once, all you end up doing the entire time is close down stupid ads. The end result is an awful experience - give me an affordable way to opt out of this $#!^ for a few bucks, and I’ll stick around. Without that, this app will probably be deleted in a week or so.
Doesn’t not update in real time
by Kkcb32 on 2020/11/28 18:18
Game itself works fine. There are some words that are absolutely not true English language words, but whatever. The only frustrating part of the game is it not updating in real time. I’ll open the app and it will show that no opponents have played. An hour later I’ll open it and it will show that all my opponents have played, but several hours ago. Most recently, it showed as of 8 hours ago yet a short time earlier they hadn’t played. This happens all the time. I’ll pull down to refresh but it does nothing.
Can’t disable annoying hapatic ferdback
by asdf1024 on 2020/11/28 09:48
Wasn’t on prior to last update. Now it’s ok with no way to turn it off
Good and bad
by debdocwriter on 2020/11/28 02:21
I love the games but your site freezes too often.
Mind numbing
by Flight Lady on 2020/11/26 19:57
Came back to this formerly much-loved game to find that is 90% advertisements. They are everywhere. EVERY play you make creates 2 ads, neither of which you can turn off. SO disappointing. Sad.
Why I’ve come to hate this game.
by Abbysparky on 2020/11/26 02:46
I have been playing this game for years. The other day the game froze on my ipad. I contacted support and the next day I received an email stating I had severely violated the terms and conditions and was permanently removed. I play a word on one game and move to the next. Day after Day. What rule did I violate? They won’t tell me. They tell me to read the terms and conditions. I did. Still don’t know why I was deleted.
I like it but
by janduece on 2020/11/25 21:04
It’s wayyyyy too many ads like literally it’s going to make delete it off my phone
Why not for kids like me
by ChandlerHarrisSt.John on 2020/11/25 20:28
I don’t have Facebook or those I’m only 8 I mean my family has it now I can’t 😒 this is just not fair.😡😤
Fun but too many ads
by SATTA Z. on 2020/11/25 20:20
Too many ads
Staying in touch
by B4ubelieve on 2020/11/25 20:06
Really like playing with friends far away. Feels like saying “ hi, glad you are here”
Disappointed
by Outofher on 2020/11/24 23:35
Latest improvements are not improvements, sorry I updated.
Words.
by No Joy!! on 2020/11/24 15:23
Love playing the game. The problem is most of the men are looking for more than a game. I feel like I’m always warding off guys who “ want to get to know me better.” Then when you tell them you just want to play words, they quit playing. That’s irritating. There are other sites that they can find “relationships”. Please be respectful. Say hello and move on and play words. Please. It’s making me want to sign off this game.
WWF
by nirrum on 2020/11/24 02:04
I was not happy to have the game changed. Had no idea what my weekly goal was, where my numerous badges could be found, game slowed down from top of the screen pop-ups. Isn’t as much fun. I play WWF several hours per day (social distancing, Covid, live alone) and I want the old game & screens back. PLEASE!!!’
Word with friends
by RedArrow}}}-------> on 2020/11/23 21:41
I have several games that say oops but I can’t get rid of them on my word with friends and several people that I don’t know and want them to go can. You help me with this problem My
Help
by krazykay33 on 2020/11/23 20:22
I can’t add my brother on here he had a Zyanga number won’t let me add him????
Unnecessary frivolous interruptions
by Seawitch69 on 2020/11/23 13:49
When you’re in the zone and figuring out your next move pops some silly message that you want this or that or achieved something. I don’t care! Do not interrupt my train of thought!
Ads
by Hesgehog12 on 2020/11/23 04:37
I love the game it’s self, everything is working great, but I have one problem, SO MANY ADS. Every move I make, there is one or two ads that pop up and it is so annoying! I anyone can fix this, that would be AMAZING, thanks 🙏.
Love game, ads drain battery quickly and freeze device
by jnbindallas on 2020/11/22 22:09
The constant streaming banner ads at top of screen drain battery on iPad quickly. Some, such as Pandora, open each time they cycle thru and then when you tap "done" it freezes the device with a black screen. Fix the app and then tell advertisers that they are pissing off potential customers who will NEVER by their product because of you. Used to be a great game...now we spend more time watching ads than playing. Time to search for a new word game.
Pandora ad
by dark matter 1959 on 2020/11/22 11:11
Pandora ad causes screen to go black and forces a reboot of my iPad
VU, JE and a few others are not actual words but...
by HamiltonVA on 2020/11/22 04:48
There are select players that can play them. How’s that possible? Great game. Love it. Just puzzled on how that happens. Fix that and I will rate it a 5! Great game, but can you please filter out the scammers asking for bit coin, and WhatsApp requests. Annoying as hell.
Adnyl
by Fadnyl on 2020/11/22 02:30
Lots of fun and a good way to keep in touch with a bit of family rivalry.
Repeat with ads
by CABG Survivor on 2020/11/21 23:46
An advertisement after EVERY WORD PLAYED. You can avoid this by paying $120 per year. WHAT? $120 PER YEAR? Yup. A bargain at a tenth of the price!
Addictive.... anytime....anywhere.... awesome 🤩
by MissPett on 2020/11/21 12:21
I can’t get enough, but life goes on.
Credits
by CAM22CAM on 2020/11/20 21:20
In the past, if one finished the weekly challenge, one hundred credits were rewarded but that has changed to small amounts. There is little or no great reason to reach the goal anymore.
boo
by dafirstgamingkitten on 2020/11/20 17:05
i’m just mad that the genders only have the option of female and male
Great core game, terrible everything else
by rockmuelle on 2020/11/19 21:01
I’ve been playing WWF daily for over a decade and love connection I have with my regular opponents. The basic gameplay is exactly what you expect from a crossword game and the execution is perfect. I also like the board compared to the other version we do not name. So, why 2 stars? Simple: Zynga keeps adding flair in an attempt to keep the easily distracted entertained. This would be fine if there was a way to turn it off, but there’s not. Every upgrade adds yet another animation or bright UI element or new way to “cheat”. All of which distracts from the game and makes the experience just a bit annoying. Sure, after a few weeks I get used to the new bells and whistles. But I dread that period after each upgrade, knowing every time I open the game, I’ll be distracted by cruft.
Squaw is a word!
by unsatisfied with changes on 2020/11/19 15:22
You have so many words that you all of a sudden don’t have the definition for. This is the word. You use so many words that are used in the United States. Especially in solo challenge. It makes us not want to play because it’s not a game!Di and I’d are but some you use makes us not want to play!
Freezing
by Joiecavolo on 2020/11/19 09:00
The app keeps freezing. I have an iPhone and I have to keep deleting and downloading just to get through a game. Frustrating,
Toooooo mannnnnnny adddddds
by heisidnddod on 2020/11/19 05:53
Fun game but the ad pop ups are on every turn . Can’t play a word because something pops up and won’t go way until a timed x pops up . Will not download or recommend
Could there be any mire ads?
by cusguftgyxgvg on 2020/11/19 04:32
Love this game, however could there be any more ads? Like seriously?!?! It’s words with friends..... you can’t get one word spelled before another ad. Not to mention they’re two part ads. Makes me want to delete the game.
Ummmm
by todd hurliman on 2020/11/18 17:46
Why doesn’t this app work on 4G/lte?
Game settings don’t work properly
by ln6355 on 2020/11/17 08:17
Game settings don’t prevent solo challenges from strangers as they should, and there’s no option to decline play. I tried to report the problem and “submit” wouldn’t work. This is very frustrating.
Duel - Star Issue
by Jeeeeeska on 2020/11/16 21:20
I recently discovered the Duel game which is like the Lightning Rounds except in the Duel game it’s just you and one other person racing to get to 150 points. It’s pretty entertaining but I noticed an issue with the stars you receive at the end when you lose. It tells you if you win, you get 3 stars. If you lose, you get one star. But I noticed that when you lose or win, you don’t actually receive stars, because the system removes stars from your starting total stars then “gives” you stars when you win/lose, so you don’t actually receive anything. For example, if you have 50 stars before you join a Duel match, when you lose, you should gain one star to get to 51, or when you win you should gain 3 stars to get to 53. The issue is, no matter if you win or lose, you are always stuck at 50. Please fix. This is an issue with the recent version of 15.50.1
Will not accept words
by Johnny55678492 on 2020/11/16 20:25
Words like June, year, Jewish, and high are not accepted while words like Thingy are totally fine. What dictionary is Zynga using?
Used To Be Fun...
by MikeBrooks on 2020/11/16 16:14
Horrible. This company managed to take one of the best games offered and monetarized it into an irritating bore. You spend half your time warding off irritating invitations to play complete strangers, or blowing money on ridiculous coins and foolish custom colors for tiles. 11/16/20 - just got a note from these morons about “being missed”. These vermin violate their EULA’s, inundate you with advertisements after charging you to go ad free, mineralized refurbished game by adding crap, flashing lights, and an assortment if pedophiles snd sexually aggressive trolls that follow your every move. They destroyed a formerly fun version of plain Scrabble. Buy absolutely nothing from this outfit. And, Apple? They run roughshod over your policies. Make them comply or give them the boot.
Ads after nearly every turn
by AngelMF84 on 2020/11/16 14:22
Used to play this game back when it first came out for years. I recently downloaded it again and the ads are ridiculous. Showing ads for other games, forcing videos to be watched for half a minute after almost every turn, inappropriate advertisements that young kids shouldn’t be exposed to. Highly obnoxious and takes away the fun.
Thieves!!!
by GIFX Groupie on 2020/11/16 13:27
The app creators... Zynga... allow ads from a company called “Gametown” to run ads on their app. The ads freeze the game completely, you cannot get past the ad. You have to delete the app and reinstall completely. If you press anywhere on the Gametown ad... it immediately subscribes you to their game service and charges your account $9.99. This happened to me. These THIEVES charged $9.99 to my Sprint account. I had to physically call Sprint, wait and hour on the phone and get this charge removed from my Sprint account and from my credit card. I’ve reported Zynga to Apple Support. If this ever happens again, where I’m Charged money by these THIEVES... I’m reporting them to the police and pressing charges. You think you’re out of reach of the police just because you’re app creators? Think again. What kind of scum are you that you allow this type of dishonesty, theft and illegal charges to people’s credit cards on your app. I’m reporting you to the police. Be careful who you swindle
Latest update/features
by racquetdame on 2020/11/16 01:49
The latest update has ruined gameplay. Every time I place a letter the screen zooms in preventing me to see the entire game board. I spend more time now adjusting my screen than making words. I will no longer play this game.
Idk
by chloe.b.28 on 2020/11/16 01:21
How do you even make a account on this game it’s so slow and doesn’t load, I was trying to play with friends that have the same phone as me and it works for them but not me. Do not recommend this game😐
Too much “junk”
by Linkerbink on 2020/11/15 19:55
I play this game a lot, but I’m getting more and more frustrated. It used to be a clean, simple game of Scrabble. Now we are constantly bombarded with “pop-ups” in the middle of a match. I am so tired of cancelling the “next game” bar that appears after every move. And what’s with the stupid gems? ARRGGGHHHH! How about making a Words With Friends Basic app for those of us who just want to PLAY THE GAME!?
Words with friends
by 0ldFarmer on 2020/11/15 01:22
Some of the ads lock up the screen with no exit. You have to turn off your phone to get back to the game. This needs to be fixed. Doubt if that will happen.
Not happy...
by Grandma Lainie on 2020/11/15 00:23
Seems like the last few updates have taken away my ability to chose the players I wish to interact with and forces me to play those I so not wish to play. Too many gimmicks. Give back the game I used to like....
Hate the update.
by Helen1130 on 2020/11/13 07:19
I can no longer access my word length stats and averages. Some of the tile styles especiallt the Rose, and new ferny one are difficult to read. Your dictionary is inconsistent and illogical. My opponents can play a word and I cannot. Furthermore, the definitions of strange or questionable words do not appear. This version has become frustrating, The Vowel Queen
Malfunctions constantly
by Sideiki on 2020/11/13 00:24
I used to love this app. I am still addicted to playing but recently it has been malfunctioning to the point that it is almost unplayable. I'm constantly getting dumped out of lightening rounds before they are over. I don't know if it was a recent upgrade or what, but please fix it.
Ads are ridiculous
by EmmaNemma on 2020/11/12 20:43
I used to play this game years ago and recently downloaded it again. Let me just say that the ads are next level ridiculous. If there is a way to disable the ads, it’s definitely worth playing otherwise don’t bother.
Good game
by zxagjq on 2020/11/12 20:07
Overall a very good game to play online with friends. I like their capture of statistics as well. I do not like the corny partners they try to entice you in to playing against. I wish they would eliminate that feature.
Fix the solo challenge awards!!
by chickabilly on 2020/11/12 16:20
Been playing this game for 10 years (so obvi I still enjoy it) and only TWICE did not get my earned mystery boxes after I defeated a sectio of the Solo Challenge. I’m owed 10 stars plus other rewards. Please fix!
“Next Game” banner?
by Useraccount on 2020/11/12 15:21
Recent update added a “next game” thing at the bottom of the screen, covering up your tiles and forcing you to close it. Intrusive and no way to opt out. Seems like every update you try to make this app less fun. Useless. And I accidentally clicked a button that forced me to play a rando. (Which I then resigned, because this is Words with FRIENDS, not random matches.) If you would just let us opt out of some of these garbage “features”, you’d be saving yourselves a lot of these headaches of terrible reviews.
Brain teasers.
by See u on board on 2020/11/12 03:24
A great way to compete with friends and meet new players as well.
Wrong name
by N'Cahoots on 2020/11/12 02:53
I put in the wrong name and the game will not let me change it! Stupid! You should be able to change or update your name easily.
Ridiculously long ads between every move.
by 5 Miles on 2020/11/11 18:57
I love playing the games but the Ads are SO long. Between every single move is a 30+ second long ad for other games(that may seem fun but once downloaded are NOTHING like the game commercial). You can’t skip these ads so if you have a 5 minute break to play between work or tasks you’ll really only get one or two moves and three minutes of Ads. I don’t see a way to opt out of these super annoying ads. I’m not gonna play any longer because it just zaps them joy of playing.
PLEASE STOP IT
by Caro9ine on 2020/11/11 11:46
Every refresh brings more stupid crap in between the user and the game. Honestly, can you just please stop it?
Great game, agonizing experience
by Matthew938503 on 2020/11/11 03:28
Its scrabble, obviously the game itself is fun. However the app is filled with rewards popups that forcibly waste time, and many people dont care about.
Unplayable
by stakata on 2020/11/10 19:33
Every move subjects me to long ads.
Forcing to play with others.
by JBD hotshot on 2020/11/10 19:24
I’d suggest you program the Ap so I can play with who I want. Sometimes there are players ready to play me and the only way they became available is when I shut down and start over, this is very frustrating! I don’t think most of us appreciate being aggressively urged to play with a non friend!
WWF
by Mary from AL on 2020/11/10 17:33
This is only game I play online and I enjoy it! Sometime the game locks up which is frustrating! Or it even freezes, and I have to shut down completely! But still, it’s my favorite game!!
There's too much stuff
by Rich Family! on 2020/11/10 03:52
I have numerous problems with this game. First, why do we have to have so many computer "friends" and seasonal events that just waste time? It's just a pain in the butt and doesn't add much to the game. Second, there are WAY too many advertisements. It's greedy and not fun to have those there, and (again) wastes time. Finally, why is this so similar to WWF2? Are you just using a number to resell your same product? I would very much recommend a new, simple game with fewer ads but fewer, simpler features. First, there would be no events other than maybe a holiday reskin on occasion. Second, there would be fewer advertisements; they would only pop up before beginning a match and after ending one. Finally, we would have an offline bot in case your internet goes out. That is all. TL;DR remove the events, rewards, and ads
Tedious
by Dodge555 on 2020/11/10 01:59
This game is so freaking full of BS animations and delays it really slows game play and makes it very boring. Once again did I say how much this game stinks. So many screens appear after you make a move it is stupid useless reward and point system it’s like getting a sticker so childish
Sep
by sep w on 2020/11/09 15:54
Love the game, but it doesn’t always work. Hate the ads which also don’t work right, often freezing up or taking you to the ad website even though you’ve clicked the x to make it go away. Don’t care about rewards. Just want to play with my friends.
Words With Friends
by JDBell312 on 2020/11/09 07:56
Really challenges your thinking and brain power.
Too many interruptions
by indefatig on 2020/11/08 14:49
I just transferred (updated) to Word with Friends 2, and I’m frustrated with all the gobbledegook they throw at you to slow down play. Loved the first and have played it for years. I don’t see why I’d want to upgrade.
Not Scrabble!
by fitzie60 on 2020/11/07 23:02
Really regret that some foreign, proper words are accepted along with not able to be defined.
rewards
by lane de main on 2020/11/07 17:30
I have not been getting my rewards from the daily calendar or from the prize chests. This has been going on for quite some time!
Game Score
by Proffdad on 2020/11/07 16:57
The weekly game score to earn a badge does not show up on my game and App. I redownload the App, the game score then appears, and after a few plays the weekly game score disappears. There is no help area on the App to help me figure it out.
Words with friends
by GamerKen on 2020/11/07 15:32
Very buggy, freezes up on almost every turn. Probably one of the better games with no support to fix the bad programming. The programmers probably lack the skill needed.
No more fast games???
by WWF no bueno on 2020/11/07 13:54
Words 2 no longer lets you create random fast games
How obnoxious
by Sundbean on 2020/11/07 03:14
I have returned to Words with Friends after a few years hiatus. This feature-rich, cluttered game is nothing like the app I enjoyed years ago. I want to play scrabble on a platform that makes it easy to play with my phone contacts. That’s it. The app has become cheesy and boisterous. Two stars. I am deleting this app.
Worst App Ever
by TBM68 on 2020/11/07 01:06
Freezes constantly. Doesn’t give you coins you’ve earned. Forcing everyone to WWF 2 but no fast play.
Words
by you just don't want my input on 2020/11/06 23:35
Have played this for years with great joy......so much fun to play this word game against friends, relatives and those I didn't even know before WORDS......This has been changing rapidly and recently with all kinds of gimmicks which are toted to enhance the playing experience!,, Guess what?? Doesn't work for me......find it totally distracting and annoying........ If I could just be given the option to play the simple WORD game without all the gimmicks, that would be appreciated....otherwise, I may be sadly moving on......
Volume
by NaplesWWF on 2020/11/06 20:19
Since my phone installed an update, I can no longer control the sound volume on the game with the left side buttons. It’s loud and annoying.
Awful
by Slzring on 2020/11/06 16:28
I hate word games when you update it’s too confusing. I hate this version. Simpler is better. If it weren’t for my hubby I’d quit.
Too many ads
by l2001w on 2020/11/06 04:41
Too many ads
Review
by angel hugd on 2020/11/05 08:55
I’m 78 and haven’t a clue how to open the app to be able to play my words with friends game. WHAT I s THE MA tTER WiTH YOU??? 😱😱😱🧐🧐. Exceedingly Upset with You!!!!
Great. Only one I still play.
by Anthony Bank on 2020/11/05 05:46
This is the best game. But it is getting busier as an app.
Too much garbage!
by UR drivingmecrazy on 2020/11/05 04:03
Was a lot more fun when the game was simpler. Now, if you want to play, you are forced to participate in childish activities. Also, I do not like being asked to play against some silly character. You should be able to opt out of that nonsense.
I like it
by devlin mccoy on 2020/11/04 19:49
I like this app it is a fun app
Game Freezes
by new isnt always better on 2020/11/04 17:08
For the last few weeks, when playing the solo challenge, the game freezes and doesn’t allow me to return to other games. The ONLY way to unfreeze it, is to power down my iPad then power up again. I often must do this each time I play the Solo Challenge. Is anyone else having this issue?
Love the game not crazy about the updates
by MoonX on 2020/11/04 13:08
I
Disappointed
by PatsPache on 2020/11/04 02:29
I have been playing since 2012 and it was great. Various “ Improvements “ have made the game worse. Go back to the basics
Game freezes constantly in Practice games
by wrdwrdwrds on 2020/11/04 00:46
I’ve played this for years and a couple months ago it started freezing in Practice games. Tried all their tech suggestions. They say they’re aware of it. So why can’t they fix it? Seems it’s a new problem they created with one of their bug “fixes” or updates. Constantly have to reboot my phone to unfreeze.
Requires a login
by A_nickname_that_is_not_taken on 2020/11/03 22:49
Requires a login. No way to play against the computer without agreeing to login. Uninstalled.
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.
What Happened?
by Yak1967 on 2020/08/27 11:44
I’ve been playing this game forever. Nothing secret or magic about it, it’s essentially Scrabble. That part of the app works well and is worth 5 stars. So why the 1 star? Two reasons. First, you will NEVER find an app with as many annoying “pop-ups” in the middle of gameplay. The most frustrating part of that is that these popups aren’t even Ads. They are game announcements of new “gifts” and “rewards” that I’m willing to bet the overwhelming majority of users don’t care about. We want to play Scrabble. Period. I don’t care how many useless purple gems I’ve gotten for completing something I didn’t know I was playing and don’t really want to play. I want to play Scrabble. That’s why I downloaded the app. Second problem... FIX THE SOLO CHALLENGE. This entertaining portion of the game, which essentially pits you against AI of increasing difficulty, is fun. When it works. Which it doesn’t anymore. Ever. For weeks now. Just gets stuck and never clears, even after deleting and reinstalling the app. It’s Scrabble. How the hell did you manage to screw up the app so badly that you got a 1 star review from anyone? This app is like the doughnut shop that decides to start selling pizza too. Stay in your lane and do what you do well!!! Make doughnuts, not pizza and make a simple Scrabble app work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 MrCostello68 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 2019/10/29 02:36
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.
Why Doesn’t the Game Allow me to use all my Letters?
by Nurse Tido on 2020/05/27 11:49
I like words with friends and it’s a great game. But on two different occasions, when different opponents and I were very close in points and down to our last couple of letters to finish the game, the opponent will play a move and then the game will automatically say game over making them the winner. But I still have one or two letters left which can be used to make words that will make me end up having more points than them. I don’t have an opportunity to play my last couple of letters. Is it a glitch? Are the opponents cheating? In most cases when I’m down to my last letter and there are no words to make then it makes me pass and it says there are no possible words. The opponent have a chance to play or pass and then it will say who the winner is. It’s just a little frustrating when you have words that will cause you to win and you end up losing because you were never given the chance. I have screen shots of the scrabble boards that shows the points before and after I place my last letters down to show that I would have won if given the chance....if it will help the developers.
Game going down hill
by laniejco on 2020/03/09 14:39
I love word games, and have played this one for years. Sadly, the quality of the game is going down hill, especially each time changes are made. No abbreviations are to be used, but they allow them. I mean, what is CWM? Had to look it up. But the most frustrating part is when an opponent played a word that when looked up, on the game’s dictionary, was listed as NOT a word, but yet allowed it to be played. This has happened several times. Daily bonus was 100 coins. I was out for a time due to illness, and found upon return that daily bonus is down to a coin or two a day, with every so many days offering a special item instead. My biggest problem with this, aside from the cheapness of giving a coin or two a day, is that half the time the bonus does not work when you click on it. A message will pop up saying it is not working right then please come back, but the item is checked off and there is no going back for that bonus. It is the 24th of the month, but my daily bonus dots are only on 12, and I click on this every day. This has been going on for some time. If you just want to do a crossword against others, or a computer, without all the bonuses and such, then this game will be great for you.
Failed update!
by bajomom2 on 2020/05/12 18:04
I loved playing Scrabble with my friends in college so when we moved on and away from each other, we used this to continue playing against each other with. And it was so much fun! Lately, like I’ve read in other reviews, the “showing” of the rewards takes more time to watch through than laying my tile on the board. Ok that’s fine, I still love the game. But when I updated the WWF app last night, the app stopped working?! It looks stuck with the tile turning or saying “loading...” and I can’t access any of my games anymore, ARRGH!! Usually I read the reviews but this time I didn’t because I didn’t expect the WWF app to stop working on me! Please, please fix!!! I really want to continue to play with my friends and other challengers... I really don’t want to delete this app... * * Updated app two days later with new update and STILL HAVING PROBLEMS!! New update is still not loading??? What is wrong? I can no longer plays this game and am thinking I will need to delete this and find another word game. So disappointed that this new update does not work at all. * *UPDATE #2- folks having issues try deleting the app and downloading it again- it seems to have worked for me as all my games are still there along with my data, yay!
The reviews of cheating is right!
by msfowlera on 2020/04/16 05:46
The AI cheats in solo challenges creating words that have no definition or isnt a word you can look up on the app , it says word does not exist. So how is it able to play some made up jumbled mess of words. All long creating 60+ points to gain a huge advantage over the player. Also takes up all the triple word spots leaving you nowhere decent to play while the AI takes credit for the huge amount of points over you. Same with all the player 2 player games the new hints and button to show where you can play gives most others a way to cheat or a way to just pay 2 win over everyone else. They can use as many as they want. I liked the original version of this app. I still enjoy it but the AI is weak and has to take cheat shots at you to win. I do not like or agree with the fact the AI can use fake made up false words racking up a large lump sum of points to give you a low/zero chance at winning or beatung them fairly same with using 3x triple point tiles leaving you with bad letters and no tiles for points. Fix your app maybe we would enjoy it a little more and make it fair. Shouldnt have to play AI 5+ times to win as a skilled player. 🤷🏻‍♀️
“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.
Great game but the dictionary is pretty weird and what’s with the flying boxes I don’t want?
by Artichoke 25 on 2019/12/29 02:07
Love the game and play it a lot but I do have a couple of beefs: 1. What’s with the dictionary? It accepts words it says are,valid words but it doesn’t have a definition for them. Some of these words are accepted on some games, not others. It also doesn’t accept perfectly good words that are in every English-language dictionary on the planet except, it seems, this one. Who writes this dictionary, anyway? And do they even speak English? There used to be a feature where you could suggest words and provide a definition. Not any more, or it’s so well hidden no one can ever find it. 2. Yeh, I know that some people don’t just want to challenge themselves to play word games, they want all kinds of gew gaws to play with, win the game for them, boxes flying around that give you the right to do whatever for extra jollies. Nice that you provide other stuff for them to do. But some of us find these annoying and distracting and would REALLY REALLY appreciate having a way to TURN THEM OFF.
Return to the old format
by wvsara on 2019/11/09 20:18
I agree with those who expressed their disappointment lately. After a long time of playing I’m about to give up. The game has lost a lot of its challenge with all the two letter words now allowed that are not legit words. They are abbreviations i.e. allowing the element table and other similar abbreviations. Stick to scrabble rules like you did when you started! Also solo puts a word in the game and then when you look in the dictionary it says definition not known and that they are working on a definition. The other day in solo play they put in the word MAGA. Why are they politicizing this game and it’s not even a word. That one really made me mad. Also I can’t delete old games which really slows down the play. Old games pop back up repeatedly and slow down play. I delete and close out and at least 10 are back up and are the same ones that I just tried to delete. Plus they say I lost (solo games) and when I go in and check it is clearly the other way and I won. I downloaded the new version at their suggestion and it is worse than ever so I went back to classic. Wish someone would pay attention to all of the other bad comments and put it back to a fun game.
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
Desperate Need for iOS 13 Update
by JayCEss on 2019/10/04 10:08
Ever since the latest major iOS update I have been experiencing problems with Words With Friends that I have never before experienced. So many bugs that need to be fixed! I have been waiting since September 22 for a Words With Friends update to hopefully fix these issues. At all times, my badge app icon says 4, like I have 4 games where it’s my turn to play even after I go into the app and refresh it the main page. I think there is a bug where all of my open games is listed under only one friend’s name: it looks like I’m only playing against 1 friend with 5 open games. I messaged my cousin whom I constantly play with everyday, asking where she’d been because on my end WWF said she hadn’t played a move in 3 days (now 7) and she said we had been playing the whole time! Its the same situation with another friend, my aunt, whom I play with multiple times daily. I just can’t tell who I’m playing against! I love this game and have been regularly playing for about 6 years, but these problems I’ve been having ever since updating to iOS 13 is very upsetting and very frustrating. Please get to work on an app update that addresses these types of issues and bugs!
Word. Game review
by annetka222 on 2020/05/10 22:08
I like the word game slot . I wish the pay amount was less when your striving to swap letter. There is one big problem. It seems that many of the men on here are scammers . I have encounters about 5 of them . This scam is on the Nigerian scam which these black men impersonate white men who look like business men and start off telling you how beautiful they are . Then it escalates to talking w u everyday morning and night ! They act like they like you but In Reality they want you to invest your money which I found out is the Nigerian scam . Also when I thought something was wrong I went to a physic and yes she said I was scammed by these men. Then I went to the local police and they agreed it’s the scam ,! So can you possibly prevent these men from coming on this site because they are ruining our lives? They have American names and have 3to 4 digits after their name . They also want u to hangout on ksngout w your email address and they plY very little on the game and talk a lot !! Help us women not to be scammed . Thank you
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!
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.
Not worth playing
by Scrampatty on 2020/11/01 03:06
And this isn’t review from some disgruntled “I never win” player. I win all the time. What totally makes this just a joke is playing the AI and three out of the 5 words they play are “This is a valid Words With Friends word, and we will have a definition soon”. Total BS. Like the word played - “Alfa”, and the definition was “for the letter A”, which would be Alpha. But if I try to play the same word, it is not recognized. And every word the AI plays is worth at least 35 points, and again, most of them are BS words. Secondly, throughout all the games in WWF, it is way to common that I get 7 vowels, or seven 1 to 2 point consonants, while the AI typically gets a great range of letters and plays 5 and 6 letter words most of the time. I literally got 13 straight vowels in one game, which is statistically almost impossible. And the pop-up ads. They used to make a version that you could buy that was ad free, but now you can purchase “1 month ad free” - a straight money grab. And the game seizes up on the ads at LEAST twice a day where I have to restart my iPad. You developers have taken all of the joy out of this game and I would not recommend it to anyone.
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?
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+.
I'd like it better
by BeautifiulLouise on 2020/09/17 05:01
I like the basic Words with Friends. I don't like the extra bells and whistles, and the annoying appeals to play various games with members. The ads are very annoying. I could tolerate the ads if there weren't so many glitches. Some ads won't go away no matter that I wait for the ad to run and no matter how many timed I click on the x it often will not go away. Too often the ad stays on the screen and I can not get back to the game I'm playing. Several friends I used to play with have stopped playing WWF altogether for the same reasons. You have made a good game too complicated and annoying with too many interruptions and glitches.I gave it four stars for the basic premise but I would have given it only one because of the annoyances. I need to add, your dictionary needs renovation. You accept too many very obscure words and foreign words and reject too many standard English ones that appear in most standard English and American dictionaries.
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.
Horrible update
by Doug in Chicago on 2018/09/21 20:18
This would get ZERO stars if possible... I’ve been a dedicated fan of this game for a long time, but the update they did for ios12 is cluttered, rigged with all kinds of pay offers, and simply lousy... I’ve talked with the 8 people I play with regularly and they all agree this new version is awful. In response to the developer asking me to “take time and get used to the new look of the game”, I simply say, you are NOT listening to the criticism... badges won’t clear, you’re loading the game up with so many “paid feature” notifications and things that a user must clear each time they open the game... if you want revenue, why not offer the OLD game as a paid, crap-free app? I’d easily pay $10 for the old app and not have to worry about your money-grubbing, screen-clogging crap that is the main focus of this “update”!
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.
Help.
by deekellee on 2020/01/06 16:13
I bought a brand new phone and now the game won’t open. How do I get it to work without wiping out all of my existing games, that is, if it hasn’t caused me to time-out on all of them already? As for my opinion of the app, I give it 3 1/2 stars and I’m with everyone else about the annoying ads, especially the ones where I have to wait, what feels like a full minute, for the loud, crashing noises and obnoxious music (?) to shut up, before it finally decides to give me the exit button, when it gets good and ready, as if that will endear me to the game so much that I will succumb to its charm 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮. I also don’t give a single care about all the, bonus points, awards and other fluff. Great for those who do, but I only care about my score against my opponent and for love of the game. Now can someone please tell me how to get back into it? I’d appreciate it. Thanks. 🙂
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.
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.”
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!!
Great game
by SpydrMunky on 2020/05/31 00:43
I’ve been playing this game for years, and I love it. Much better than any other word game in the store. I just have 2 suggestions: 1) stop moving things around when you update. Long-time players get a feel for stuff like the “next” button being in a certain spot on the screen, and we don’t want it yanked off to a different spot. 2) get rid of the time-consuming, rinky-dink animations, or at least give us an option in settings to disable them. They add nothing whatsoever to the game, only serving to slow it down and irritate me in the process. I frequently find myself saying “come on come on come on GET ON WITH IT” when collecting rewards, viewing achievements, and the like, having to just sit there and wait to move on. Great game though, thanks for listening! If you fix these 2 issues, I’ll raise my rating to 5.
Cool
by Cat_Constelation on 2020/04/06 18:06
This is a berry good app which teaches words. When you put some random letters that you think could make a word it will say I it is a valid word. The problem with it, is that there are way too many adds. I’m fine with watching lots of adds when an app gives you more coins or gold bars or whatever their type of games money’ is. But this app just has an add almost every time you make a word and play it. A cool thing about this app though, is that it has power ups. You can swap out your letters without loosing a turn, or you can see what word you could of made. You can also see all the areas you can put words in. And finally, you can have the app illuminate different boxes and the letter tiles that make a word if your stuck. This is an ok game, but please try and take out some of the adds. There are way too many.
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
Non-requested games
by youngerman78 on 2020/06/30 13:56
I have loved Words With Friends over the past few years that I’ve had the game. At some point there was an update that pushes game requests from random people to me. Now, I play only with my friends, so I have every setting under my profile turned off. However, I continue to receive game requests every other time I log in (which I subsequently reject). Furthermore, every single game request sent to me so far (I’m guessing about 50 at this point) is from a female. So apparently WWF has some sort of algorithm that must look at my profile and see that I’m male so obviously only female game requests must be sent my way. Is there a way to turn off all of these random game requests entirely? I’ve tried to reach out to WWF but it was a pain to do so, so I gave up. If these random game requests don’t stop, I may be leaving WWF shortly.
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!
Mostly good
by Ashyknees on 2018/11/24 03:20
I generally enjoy this game. It’s a good time-passer and the games are mostly different each time because the opponents change. My only real quarrel with this game is being given all consonants/vowels with plenty of letters left to play. Just today, I was playing two completely different people. I had all vowels in BOTH cases. I used my swap tile to replace four vowels in both cases and got four MORE vowels in one case and three vowels and ONE consonant in the other. The first game had 50 something letters left to play and the other had 70+. This is highly frustrating as it makes forming words of high value near impossible. And it happens more often than it should. I wish that this could be fixed. But this IS a good game. It just has that one terrible flaw.
Great App
by MyNicknameIsJ_ on 2020/05/07 06:55
Love the base version of WWF as well as the mini-games with lightning rounds and so forth. Keeps my brain active and is easy to use. Not a fan of the live games because the app used to glitch and crash a lot in them. There are also lots of weird scammers in the app. Haven’t figured them out yet but for some reason, I get a whole lot (1 per week or so) of men posing as someone else. So, don’t take anyone seriously or give anyone personal data. The app does let you report/ block these folks which is probably the most they can do to keep them off. So, yeah, if you keep it to real friends and/or take your opponents with a grain of salt, it’s good fun. It’s a well-designed app and doesn’t seem to be lacking anything I can think of. Only deducted a star for the live glitches and scammers. The base game is five stars for sure though.
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.
Not a dating site!
by Sheezy69 on 2019/10/31 16:59
I used to love playing this game. It’s the only one that I still enjoy playing. But lately it’s turned into some creepy pick up site. EVERY DAY I get random creepy men asking me where I’m from, if I’m single, what are the ages of my kids, and other inappropriate stuff like that. It’s annoying. It bothers me, but I don’t want to let creeps run me off a game I still like to play, so I just ignore them. But what scares me is that there are young kids that play on there, and some naive women that will fall for their crap. It worries me that it could be being used for human trafficking. Does anyone monitor those chats in there? If not, they should, because it’s getting way out of hand! I’ve been doing my best to ignore them all, but some days I get over 4 weirdos trying to chat with me and get personal information. It’s getting to where the annoyance isn’t worth playing anymore.
App is great, layout is over stimulating
by YoshiABCC on 2020/08/22 14:23
I love this app. It’s the first one in my games folder and I have, at times, maxed out the number of games I’m allowed to play. I’ve had it since it first came out and I would login multiple times a day to make my next word. Lately, though, they’re trying to focus on keeping people involved but it’s backfiring. The app is too cluttered, advertising for solo challenges, quick play and mini game events, wanting you to reconnect with old friends and to look at all your rewards. It’s all there in your face the moment you open the app. You have to look to find your active games because they’re buried. You can’t say no or silence it for any period of time, it’s just always there, in your face. I think others feel the same way - I’m down to three active games and I only check in every few days.
Rolling suggestion at bottom of screen!
by lgdh24 on 2020/08/17 23:17
I have been playing WWF for many years. Please, take this rolling suggestion of which game I should play next, away! It is so very annoying! I am capable of picking the next game to play since I prefer to pick my own order. Currently I have about 56 games going, so I believe I can make that decision myself. Also, this latest update slows down my rhythm, having to wait until the opponents words displays slowly, one letter at a time, and only then can I see my available letters. When I’m playing back and forth , live with my opponent, it’s distracting to have to wait. Please give us the option to do away with the suggested next player. Also, what happened to the Word Wheel game? It was actually fun. We don’t need all the new flashy bells and whistles
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!!!!
Thieves!!!
by GIFX Groupie on 2020/11/16 13:27
The app creators... Zynga... allow ads from a company called “Gametown” to run ads on their app. The ads freeze the game completely, you cannot get past the ad. You have to delete the app and reinstall completely. If you press anywhere on the Gametown ad... it immediately subscribes you to their game service and charges your account $9.99. This happened to me. These THIEVES charged $9.99 to my Sprint account. I had to physically call Sprint, wait and hour on the phone and get this charge removed from my Sprint account and from my credit card. I’ve reported Zynga to Apple Support. If this ever happens again, where I’m Charged money by these THIEVES... I’m reporting them to the police and pressing charges. You think you’re out of reach of the police just because you’re app creators? Think again. What kind of scum are you that you allow this type of dishonesty, theft and illegal charges to people’s credit cards on your app. I’m reporting you to the police. Be careful who you swindle
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