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Words With Friends – Word Game
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The World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game now has even more ways to play! Try new rewards and boosts to help you play smarter and faster! Words With Friends is the fun, free word game that lets you connect with friends and family while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your wit. Test your brain power and spell your way to victory.   May the Best Friend Win.™ Game Features: • WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges • SOLO PLAY: Play offline and sharpen your skills with solo play • HINDSIGHT: Uncover the best word you could have played after each turn • WORD RADAR: Heat map reveals all possible moves before you take a turn • PROFILE FRAMES: Show off your unique style with custom profile frames • SMART MATCH: Connect with players of a similar skill with Smart Match • 6 LANGUAGES: Choose to play in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English *Play Words With Friends without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased Words With Friends Pro on iOS or any other mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and more. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends   https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends We love hearing from you! Have a question or a suggestion? Ask questions here: http://zynga.tm/d01Tx   Share suggestions here: http://zynga.tm/r02dY Thank you for playing Words With Friends! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.
Miss the old version...
by Yami2.o on 2019/08/25 15:16
Ever since updating to the new version my currency/coins has decreased significantly. Used to have thousands now hundreds. They constantly interrupt to award you useless rewards like “1 coin” or “word finds” . It’d be nice if these reviews were read.
Please stop running long ads
by TeresaC7 on 2019/08/25 04:39
Love this game but the current advertiser’s ads are way too long and too slow with no way to exit early such as with other ads. Starting to use the app less because of it.
Bug in my app.
by bbigplay on 2019/08/24 19:03
Please check app out. I play practice play. It has been stuck for 40+ days. It reports that something went wrong and will not continue games.
Constantly harassed
by mangadou on 2019/08/24 13:48
There HAS to be a choice to completely turn OFF messaging period. Not after being contacted. My “name” in the game is “STOP messaging me” bc I’m harassed DAILY and you know....what it doesn’t help. Others are changing their names to “I’m Married” etc and MEN won’t stop. If a woman says NO back the he’ll off. This app does not protect woman’s interests at all. If I could turn messaging off I’d play all the time. MAKE A CHANGE!
Word clues
by Li Sunday on 2019/08/24 02:17
What is going on with your addition to the word clues? That is a form of cheating and completely unacceptable. I am deleting the app for this game after 5 years. Not fun anymore with the addition of word clues.
Ugh
by Pooperello on 2019/08/23 22:36
I have one of the fastest phones available in the US and this app is the ONLY app that ever makes it hiccup and stop. For what? To tell me some meaningless BS about some stupid thing I did that I don’t even care about. Like Ooooooooo!!!! I played a friend TWICE! Who cares??? And used letters that are in another random word. No one cares!!! Why won’t you let us OPT OUT of these things like other apps do? Get a life guys, I’m an adult. Been playing this game for 10 years. Wake up.
Love / Hate
by !TWO! on 2019/08/23 21:48
Love the game. Hate all the pop ups.
Get rid of extras!
by Appsobadihadtowriteareview on 2019/08/23 15:37
I used to play this game all the time when it was a simple game. I couldn’t care less about all the bells and whistles of “rewards” and “daily goals” that hold me up from playing games. It’s so irritating that I don’t even want to open up the app. What should be a relaxing and fun game is frustrating and anger-inducing. Please get rid of these stupid extras that no one asked for or at least create another words app that is completely and simply just the game that it used to be.
Edit Chat Settings
by Leg27516 on 2019/08/23 15:27
I like the game fine but I would really like a chat setting that allows me to only chat with my friends from Facebook. I’m happy to play with people I don’t know but I am sick of men I don’t know talking to me (and it’s only men!). Please update.
What DID you do??
by Vader Ryderwood on 2019/08/23 14:24
This last update was a stylistic MISTAKE! Bring back the classic interface. This new one looks like a child’s game. Very disappointing.
Very long advertisements
by Helicopter spin on 2019/08/23 12:47
I have loved playing Words but most recently the advertisements have been getting longer and longer, not impressed!
Freezes up on ads
by NataliStone on 2019/08/23 02:46
I like to play this game but it’s not unusual for it to freeze up during an ad...I have to reboot my phone to make it stop.
Frozen games
by CTCasinoGal on 2019/08/22 18:28
Can’t play/move letter tiles since last update a week ago!
Used to be great, but everything they add seems to detract from the game.
by your_tech_guy on 2019/08/22 16:28
Up until a year or two ago, the app was beautifully simple. But now, in an apparent attempt to keep the game relevant, they’ve added or emphasized these “rewards” for playing certain letters, words, etc. that would be fine, if it didn’t thrown an annoying 5-10 second pop up every time you play a move corresponding with a reward. There needs to be less emphasis on the rewards system.
App has been crashing a lot today
by Brookeuga2003 on 2019/08/22 14:47
So if you’re able to fix that.. otherwise it’s pretty good
New update is horrible
by Moonb0y on 2019/08/22 12:34
I can only play one 4 move game against a computer at a time now. I only updated app because of glitches and I highly regret this. I used to be able to play three solo play games at a time FULL games. Such a shame I will be deleting
Me
by McBetts on 2019/08/22 03:20
Please give us the option of opting out of all those silly prizes, gifts, etc.! This game used to be fun, and many of us are irritated by the interruptions and being treated like dummies.
Too much going on
by ghklgdsevbmujn on 2019/08/22 00:51
The latest versions have involved me in side games I have no interest in. When it’s my turn to play, I’m forced to view screens related to these additional games. Additionally, the app has become very slow.
Advertisements have gotten out of control
by pdt1984 on 2019/08/21 15:58
I love this game. Two months ago, I would have rated 5-stars. However, with the last few updates, the advertisements between each round have gotten unacceptably long and are of zero interest to me. I understand it’s a free app and you need revenue to operate. I am fine with banner ads and blatant corporate sponsored challenges and content, but these minute-long, data-sucking video advertisements are just a bit greedy and are actively causing me to exit the app and quit playing. Please reconsider.
Freezes
by DucatiDvia on 2019/08/21 14:55
This is one of my favorite games, but the constant freezing of the app takes away most of the enjoyment.
So tired of problems
by Urban diner on 2019/08/21 13:24
I love to play this game. It keeps my mind sharp, but I am so tired of having problems with it. Ads that crash the game. Sitting with a black screen. The newest thing is when I try to play someone from UK or Australia I get a plain white screen. Meanwhile they are waiting for my move. They only way I can get to them is to enter another game, play, and use the next game option to get to that game. I don’t understand why they can’t get their 💩 together and fix this app.
Bring back the old version!!
by cbates614 on 2019/08/20 17:01
In absolutely hate this new version. I just want a regular way to play this game with friends. I don’t need, or want, the challenges or options to play with strangers. Simple and basic is best. Give us a choice. There are no options to change the settings and can’t seem to search for my friends that I want to play against. It always opens with a stranger challenge. 🙁😳😥
Slow
by Jjx7 on 2019/08/20 14:51
I find your new version of this game slow and tedious waiting for the next game to appear. There are many pauses, delays and hangups of letters. Is previous version available? I enjoy playing it. Your bonus boxes do not interest me.
Lightning Round
by pkgguy2 on 2019/08/19 23:23
You have received 5 stars but you removed my favorite game! I was very popular but hey, what do we know. Dennis
Additions of other features make the game slow
by Sdstitcher on 2019/08/19 21:45
I used to enjoy playing this game. Now it’s a hassle. All the bells and whistles and ways to basically cheat (trade letters without losing a turn, etc.) have slowed down the game while it gives you rewards that you don’t want. Number of games notification on the app icon don’t update anymore. At times it doesn’t show that you have a game waiting. Wish they had a way to go back to the earlier version. Writing to them about problems does no good. They give you a run-around and then finally say they know about the problems so be patient. I’d say that waiting around 6 months before writing again was being patient. Got the same response that time too.
pop-up garbage
by Weedeaver on 2019/08/19 20:16
I have always loved this game, but the new “improvements” are spoiling it for me. I played Words 2 for awhile but went back to Words because of the rubbish that pops up. What do you know...Words now has the same time-wasting, useless annoyances. I don’t know what they are and don’t care. I just want to play a straightforward game and get on with my day. Is there a stripped-down version available for those of us who don’t want radar, cheats, word help, points, and other gimmicks? I don’t use any of them, but some of my opponents do. I’m at a definite disadvantage. I know this certainly not because of any information passed along by Words but because I know my competitors. I don’t mind losing when the playing field is even.
Words that are not words!!
by DC LMN on 2019/08/19 19:32
I used to love this game because I felt it was similar to scrabble. Recently though I have noticed that they are adding new “words” that are not words. For years “Te” was not a word and now it is. So you can lose points if you don’t try anything, even if you thought it wasn’t a word. No longer requires strategy and now has become a guessing game.
Can’t believe I paid for this
by yourridiculous on 2019/08/19 01:26
I am so very sick of getting these crappy stars, treasures, Good Job comments, etc. for an app I bought! Why did this start after all these years??? I am just going to have to stop playing.
Rewards broken
by mzubb225 on 2019/08/18 23:52
I cannot accept reward boxes since latest update. Update: Claim Rewards now fixed with latest release! Updated to 5 stars.
STOP THE ADS!
by Reddonerman on 2019/08/18 18:30
I have been happily playing this game for 8 years. The ADS have made me rethink my devotion to this game😡 It is SUCHan annoyance, it’s no longer worth the wait time for the ad(s) to be over before accessing the next game😩
Help!
by larryaweiss on 2019/08/18 15:44
I enjoy WWG a lot. But since the last update I can’t claim any of my mystery boxes. Pressing on a box or the “claim all” button does nothing. Boxes are accumulating but I can’t claim them!
Challenges cheat
by justjoshconley on 2019/08/18 13:39
The challenges in this game cheat in order for one to have to spend numerous coins replaying them. Deleting app. Too many ads also.
Too Many Ads After Update
by Gordtee on 2019/08/17 23:54
Just updated this and am inundated with ads. Smooth move Zynga.
Stupid add ons
by BeOSKid on 2019/08/17 20:46
Been playing words for years so the actual words playing part is good. That’s why 2 stars. The addon crap is so freaking annoying. I play with two friends. Should take a couple minutes to think and play but Nooooo now you have wait for stupid gift boxes and some stupid challenge pop up and the gift boxes to scroll by before you can return back to the two games I’m playing. Play a word, and stupid things pop up all over the place. Oh then there’s fruit and vegetables that was popping up. The game was great and now it’s just full of stupid stuff. Zynga make two versions of this App. Words 1 where it’s just word playing. Thats it. Words 2 it can have all that crap popping up for people who use that stuff for people who aren’t annoyed by that and use those useless boxes. Or give us the ability to turn off all that addon garbage.
Freezes
by 54 Olds on 2019/08/17 09:24
Every time I try to play a practice game, it freezes after the opponent plays the first time. The only way to clear the game is to uninstall and reinstall the app.
Delete the gimmicks, please!
by laVeta411611 on 2019/08/17 00:02
You've made a good bad with too many gimmicks. The game can’t work smoothly anymore. I expect this is because you’ve tried to make it too clever - unsuccessfully!
Used to be better
by new isnt always better on 2019/08/16 21:38
The game seems to move slower than before (no, it’s not just me). Also, I have two practice games that have been “stuck” and won’t disappear or allow me to add another practice game. Bug fixes desperately needed. On a good note, added features like solo games, etc. are fun.
Terrible changes!
by what hmacllit on 2019/08/16 17:49
I’ve played this game for ages but when I had to update its a disaster. The fools keep popping up with stuff to purchase and the worst part is the freezing, or long pauses frequently interrupting the flow of the game. Has some competitor wormed into their game to sabotage the site so players quit out of utter frustration?
Annoying pop ups
by Doug Drabek on 2019/08/16 14:13
All these pop up notifications about rewards and challenges are unnecessary and irritating. Great game otherwise.
Yay!
by GreenJjunkie on 2019/08/16 03:48
Yay!! They finally fixed the bug that wouldn’t let me open my rewards!! It’s working great now!
New update
by tanya422 on 2019/08/16 00:27
Love this game, but new update won’t let me open/access my rewards
Words played that aren’t approved
by I'm from Missouri on 2019/08/15 17:12
Have recently seen two words played that when I look them up they are not approved words with friends words. Played by the same player both times. Answers??
Fix the real F’ing bugs!!!
by Laura buck on 2019/08/15 15:04
3rd review: 8/15/19 I just did the update where they claim to have “fixed” the bugs but they haven’t fixed the big freaking annoying bug!!! I delete my Practice Mode games and as soon as I play a single round in Practice Mode, all my deleted games show up in the completed games section. I don’t know what they did to F this up originally because it never used to happen, but I spent 2 minutes (the time between practice mode games) deleting all my games and my games against real opponents delete and stay deleted but my practice mode games do not. Also, another question- suddenly I’m finding I’m getting requests to play games (which I don’t mind) but they’re ALL from men who only want to talk. I do not reply to them and even added NO CHAT on my profile name. They always give up (basically I’ve never finished a game with any of them) and the games just disappear. They don’t show up as the other player resigning, they’re just gone like they never played against me. 2nd review: Well they haven’t fixed the bug from my first review and now there’s more!! Deleted games in practice mode keep coming back. I deleted about 26 games yesterday and they’re back today including the game I just finished yesterday. I do t have that much free time on my hands to play that many games in a day. More game sticking problems other than in lightning round. If you’re playing against someone and someone from another game plays and the notification comes up, you can not make your move until it goes away. The only thing you can do is wait🙄. Please work on these problems! Isn’t that one of the reasons for reviews?? First review: Like the game and often play lightning rounds but sometimes the game gets stuck as I’m either trying to slide letters up or as I’m hitting play. My teams score will be at 570 and by the time I’m able to play my word, we’re at 750 and the game is over. Happens ALL THE TIME!!! Please fix!!!
Android users can use words that ios users cannot
by TGreen3 on 2019/08/15 14:00
Too many times I’ll play a strategic move thinking that my opponent can’t make an acceptable word but bam! ..my opponent plays “ja” or “je” or “vu” because they’re using the Android version. While I cannot play those words, being told that they’re not valid words. Smh
Too Many Animations
by Kat-Daddy on 2019/08/15 09:58
This game used to be fun, but there are way too many random animations. It has slowed the game to a crawl, and makes it unbearably irritating. Please offer an option to disable the random prizes; they’re annoying. P.S. -I’ve been playing this game for 5 years.
Opt out?
by Meave3474 on 2019/08/14 23:53
Enough with the game interruptions about prizes and challenges, etc. is there a way to opt out of seeing all that annoying stuff?
Too slow!
by DisappointedWordie on 2019/08/14 20:43
What started out as a great app, has gotten terrible over time. The latest versions are so slow, due to trying to track daily activity and give awards that I don’t care about! There is no option to disable all that nonsense either... soon to be another app delete from my iPad...
Ads & Irritations
by My$tictraveller on 2019/08/14 15:00
Since I can’t find a place to leave feedback on your website maybe someone will read it here. Why do we need completed games “see who won” at the top (before the playable games) which you have to click to look at and get rid of and AGAIN after the playable games which you have to edit and delete? Redundant and of no use. Keep the ones at the bottom and get rid of the ones at the top! The games are fun but the ads are ridiculous after EVERY play and also redundant ~ how many times do we need to see the SAME ad over and over again. The long ones can’t be closed and they use up data on my phone so you must be in cahoots with the wireless providers.
I hate this game now, it used to be fantastic
by TJG970 on 2019/08/14 06:47
I am a long time user and I have never seen a company screw up a game this badly, it used to be almost perfect. They have added nonsense screens that pop up regularly congratulating you and other junk that slows the screens down and regularly locks up my iphone and ipad. There are no configuration settings to turn off any of the junk. Shame on them for destroying a fantastic, fun game,
Paid for Pro. Still get ads.
by Kavok on 2019/08/14 03:15
So I paid for the pro version explicitly to get rid of the annoying ads. So what does Zynga do with the latest update? They incorporate advertising as part of the game. Right now you are forced to collect “pins” to get loot-boxes while seeing a certain popular Insurance saleswoman tell you to complete words related to auto insurance. This is an underhanded backdoor way to screw the people that paid good money to have the ads turned off. Bad form Zynga. Bad form.
What’s Wrong?
by Eeegadssss! on 2019/08/14 02:19
I have my games in a folder on my iPhone home screen. The folder will not open. I went in through the App Store to open it, today. Is there a problem with it freezing? I can’t even delete and reinstall the game. Help! Thank you!
Terrible
by H8nD8n on 2019/08/14 00:10
With every update & bug fix this game gets further and further from enjoyable. As you complete a challenge the game consistently tells you there’s a network error. The end result is, if you beat the game you not only DON’T get the prize you get blamed for it. Bad reviews for the game don’t get posted....go figure.
Junked up
by The Casbah on 2019/08/13 16:59
What used to be a great game has now descended to a 2 star mind numbing pain to play. I paid extra to avoid junk, yet now the app is so stuffed full of junky gimmicks and prizes that it fails to launch 2 out of 3 times. I end up with either a black or white screen. I’m forced to close out the app and repeatedly try again. Please declutter this game so we can get back to playing
Used to be better. Prefer simpler version with less bells and whistles.
by namenicked987654321 on 2019/08/13 15:05
I play this often with my family. Wish they would allow for the option to not get rewards or cheats. They are annoying and I just want to play scrabble. Also the solo challenge has become less challenging, so I’m less interested.
Rewards
by bplowman93 on 2019/08/13 04:04
Can’t claim my reward mystery boxes. Please fix this bug!
Too much nonsense!
by GayleSharon on 2019/08/13 03:03
Please, please add options to turn off all these silly rewards, coins - it is very annoying. I’ve been persevering and trying to ignore all of the nonsense. I can see by many of the reviews, I am not alone. Can’t anyone out there write a very similar game to compete? Speaking of which, I have the paid version and I am seeing ads! Disappointing.
Irritating
by jbkocer on 2019/08/13 00:59
I keep getting “Oops! Something went wrong!” on a frozen screen, game in progress. I cannot figure out how to deal with this. Can you help me?
Conversations
by shinobi89 on 2019/08/12 23:59
Have disappeared since last update. Unable to text opponents
Word problem
by purplepokey11 on 2019/08/12 21:46
I love this game but after playing for a couple of years I suddenly get messages from the game saying a problem has occurred and can’t play anymore so I have to restart a new game with someone ugh
Dictionary is awful!
by Wilburth on 2019/08/12 16:07
Love this app, playing 9 games simultaneously But it allows words it cannot define. It allowed "youse"! Also will show fewer letters left than are in the bag. I don't get that! ....youse?!? Seriously?? The dictionary is horrid..apparently written by people who don't actually speak English! (I play in English). It also has a feature in which it says who got a large score for a word you just used. “Louie” got 237 points for “an”. First, how is that possible? Also, prove it! Show a screenshot, at least of that particular play. The “challenges” are also annoying and slow play considerably. So someone played “bop” for 1463 points. How is that possible? Also, do the developers ever read these reviews? I would love to go back to the original version, without all the junk that slows play. Hello? Anyone there?
Lost my status
by feeda bird on 2019/08/12 15:38
I can’t see my progress on Flo’s travels. It won’t let me see how many points I have.
????? Solo challenges
by Queen of Coffee on 2019/08/12 05:19
Since the last update, it seems impossible to beat the AI players, even the so called “easy” Even when I do manage to win, I find it impossible to get three stars!!! What are the “bonus combos” good for? Not sure I want to play anymore! ☹️☹️☹️😡
Just SO MANY ads!
by Sweetiedolly on 2019/08/12 00:01
I love this app and this game. Functionality, content, user friendly. This app has it all. However it also has a crap-ton of ads. After each play.. an ad! I get that the ads are necessary, however I do wish there were just a few less. :( otherwise, I really do love this app so far.
Unwanted conversations
by not a dating site on 2019/08/11 23:45
Please let people know this is not a dating site
Enjoyable game
by Clarity4831 on 2019/08/11 22:23
Fun way to pass the time.
Can we just play???
by Keithhnl on 2019/08/11 15:43
The endless pointless interruptions get in the way of the fun and no one can opt out.
Update.
by Puzzling jigsaws on 2019/08/11 14:45
I just connected to a new iPad and when I hit which friend to play with my screen went black. What do I do to get friends screens back?
Practice game
by crskmr on 2019/08/10 23:57
I have 2 practice games frozen on my screen. What is going on? The two games have been at a standstill for 2 weeks. Please help or get them erased.
Where Did the Hints Go?
by lbirch01 on 2019/08/10 22:57
I have hints to use, but it’s not even displaying over at the top left. Where did it go?
Update is messing up
by The searcher#2 on 2019/08/10 22:55
After I did an update, my game system is not working as well as before.
Maddeningly frustrating animations have ruined WWF for me.
by Jimflygy on 2019/08/10 15:51
I used to love WWF and usually had at least 3 games going at a time. But the inane animations and ‘goals’ and silly bouncing gift boxes etc etc have ruined it. My iPad essentially locks up for 2 to 3 seconds after I play a word, while I’m assuming the game is retrieving whichever silly and meaningless animation or advertisement it wants to show me. Endlessly frustrating.
Slow slow slow
by JJD2008 on 2019/08/10 14:00
There is so much lag time after you play your word on this app; they also have gotten too cutesy with added things to slow you down. We don’t need the “good job” comments or the little badges and competitions we aren’t requesting. I think my days of words are over.
New version is beyond annoying
by Alecjason on 2019/08/10 13:55
Half the stuff that pops up is meaningless. Half the time the app won’t even load because it is trying to put together some distracting annoying cheesy graphic that nobody cares about. These extra “features” are useless.
No BS
by nicknames not neccessary on 2019/08/10 13:32
Would like the BS removed. Just want to play the game. I despise waiting for the game to play it’s BS.
It's fun, reliable, and overdone
by Stanpaul on 2019/08/10 12:52
The rewards and challenges are a consistent annoyance and the app was better without them.
help
by Gghfhgchggkjgkhvbnchhmnvnkjv on 2019/08/10 03:53
i can’t open any of my rewards ???
Cant open reward boxes
by Aliiensauce on 2019/08/09 17:02
Ive accumulated over 10 boxes that I cant open. Ive uninstalled the app, logged out, tried “claim all” and nothing works. Please fix this. Multitudes of people have been complaining about this bug
Hate all the prizes nonsense!!
by CGhouston on 2019/08/09 16:02
I love playing WWF but HATE all the stupid “prizes” and “rewards” that just interrupt my play and drive me crazy!! Please please make a clean version of the game so we can just PLAY without all that other unnecessary crap!
No more cartoon challenges!
by gibbywordqueen on 2019/08/09 15:04
I was really hoping the newest update would give me a way to opt out of the daily challenges. I can’t stand the cartoons that pop up and would like to opt out. Can I revert back to my original version? Ugh.
What happened??
by Jjrjport on 2019/08/09 12:47
Can’t collect mystery boxes as rewards since the latest update. Too many bells and whistles overall but I could deal with that if the rest of it worked... please fix!
Used To Love This Game
by char1423 on 2019/08/09 00:44
Now it keeps making my iPad stuck every time there’s an add. The most frustrating is when your own thank you-keep playing notification gums up the works. The only way out is to turn my iPad off then on again. PLEASE FIX THIS!
Great game, if you have all day...
by valharp on 2019/08/08 21:14
This is a fun game - but so painfully slow! All the sub-games that interrupt my multiple games are not only annoying but have slowed things down to a crawl. I would like to see you have a version with no coins, no journeys, no mystery boxes, no other things to do besides play the basic word game. Can't you divide these into separate versions - one for those who want bells and whistles, and one for those who just want to play S******e?
Words
by Nonindtk on 2019/08/08 20:51
Great game need to fix accepting rewards.
Disappointing Solo Challenges
by Gully436 on 2019/08/08 20:16
I’ve been playing this game for several years and I particularly enjoy the solo challenges. Each time I play each level over and over to finally get three stars. Sometimes it takes me the full two weeks to get to the end but this week I’ve completed it in four days because the value of the stars has gone down and now it’s too easy. That’s all. Overall I’m happy with WWF. But not this week.
Finished practice games
by Ed7397 on 2019/08/08 17:37
Unable to delete finished practice games and they’re really adding up. Is anyone else experiencing this since the last update?
Words with friends
by lyn537 on 2019/08/08 15:31
Can you update the game? It will not delete my completed games after I edit them and delete. It also makes mistakes. When I win a game against robot in practice game, it says I LOST, when I win the game. Is it only a mistake in this version? I tried installing it again.
Oops, something went wrong
by Denesrsa on 2019/08/08 13:03
Can you give us a way to delete games that get corrupted. It gets really frustrating when the only way to fix this is to uninstall and reinstall.
Words with Friends 2
by jvak1949 on 2019/08/08 00:53
I ABSOLUTELY abhor the updated version of WWF. It is difficult to play and silly, what with “gifts”, characters, coins, etc. I’d like to go back to the old version, if only I knew how.
Less talky, more wordy
by bsym10 on 2019/08/08 00:38
I enjoy the app and don’t mind the frills of the continued updates, in fact I think the lightning round is really fun. What I don’t love it not being able to turn off the chat feature. I am open to game requests but when it’s a middle aged dude in the picture I know the creepy chat messages are not far behind. Two to three days of them giving compliments and asking why I don’t respond go by before they inevitably resign. Please add a setting to turn off the chat feature.
Cannot collect rewards
by Fotomom on 2019/08/07 22:53
Talk about screwing players! I have 7 to collect but the game won’t let me. I suppose they’ll expire at the end of the week! I’m sorry I updated!
Update Needed
by JoeCrack214 on 2019/08/07 22:27
After the last update, I am unable to claim my mystery boxes!!!
Problem
by Debbiem0720 on 2019/08/07 22:20
I can no longer collect my boxes with the update I loaded today.
Simplistic
by Mary_kramer on 2019/08/07 18:51
Looks like a game for 4-10 yr olds. Use to be more fun. Now when you want to play practice e games, you often get a message saying Oops! Something went wrong and you can’t play. I think you have “improved” it to death
Change lt back 😩
by rockin robn g on 2019/08/07 17:32
Not liking the new version even a single bit
Good game
by Graszka7600 on 2019/08/07 12:15
After the latest update, I am not able to collect my rewards. Please fix it, and I will change my rating.
It used to be fun
by enigmabuster on 2019/08/07 05:51
Unfortunately this game has added features like daily goals, etc that have slowed the game and made it less enjoyable. Such a shame!
Good game but beware of people harassing you
by eyeCewe on 2019/08/07 02:36
I hate being bothered by so many guys who immediately start asking me personal questions as if this is a dating app. It’s a GAME app. I have to resort to blocking so many people because they are persistent. And they all want you to start chatting with them on some app named HANGOUTS, which I’ve read is a hotbed for scammers due to minimal controls there.
I’m done
by elchapo287 on 2019/08/06 23:51
This game is now ruined with the boat load of ads and useless crap you have to X out for every game. “Uninstalled”
Disenchanted
by undecided - Pete on 2019/08/06 23:25
I love this game and generally have 3 - 4 games going continuously.. however the rewards and awards have become increasingly intolerable. The rewards are annoying and an interruption every time. Does anyone really care if they got another image of a treasure chest? Really?
Pastime pleasure...
by HC in Oregon on 2017/10/07 14:17
I love this game... and have played it for years every morning with my morning cup of coffee…I play the old-fashioned way with none of the colorful play options perched above for the less astute player. I play with like-minded players (I think!) and play just for the sheer fun of building words! A wordsmith at heart I suppose. I enjoy the badges and find myself trying to achieve the set goal, however, I wish those weekly goals would scramble from high to low, low to high, and everywhere in between... not just demanding a higher target every week making it sometimes too difficult to achieve it in the time I allow myself to play. Even in the case of other players using the enticing bling aids, I still enjoy the simple pleasure of mixing letters with the use of my own brain and it matters not if other players do or do not. Somehow, with time, you find compatible playmates who keep the game challenging, yet stay true to the integrity of the basic game of Scrabble. Oh! And I occasionally like to look at my stats ... rather interesting! Thank you for this enjoyable game!
Words with Cheaters
by DrivenVA on 2018/05/04 07:37
The new version of the game features “power ups,” three options to give you an advantage over your opponent. “Hindsight” shows you the best move you could have played in a round, which may be available to you in the next round. “Word radar” shows you were you can play on the board for the current round. “Swap and play” enables you to swap letters without losing a turn. You can earn these advantages or buy them. Your use of these advantages is NOT transparent to your opponent. Moreover, may use these features repeatedly throughout the game. If you repeatedly use the swap and play feature, it is almost impossible for your opponent to get quality letters. You are no longer using your skills to compete against your opponent, you are using these advantages to win. The new features are enabling rampant cheating and sadly it now seems to be the norm. I can see maybe allowing use of one advantage during a game, but that should be transparent to your opponent. There is no opt-out to the new features and I simply do not want to play someone who is cheating. And why should my earned stats be given the same weight as someone who purchased a win? The new features of Words With Friends have driven me away from the game. Sadly, I doubt Zynga cares about enthusiasts like me, because they are certainly making a lot more money off of the new features.
Love it
by greatot on 2017/10/08 12:14
I enjoy this game and play everyday. I find It at time intruding into space set up for me to do other things. Takes some discipline in my part. I enjoy being able to exchange lettters without penalty one time. I didn’t think being able to see spaces available where I could play would benefit but find it does help especially on a challenging environment. I like being able to chat. And presentation after the play to see if I placed my words in the best place or utilized the highest points that turn is fun. The advertisement sometime get stuck and I have to stop playing and turn off the game. I love scrabble but didn’t always have company to play. So I played the board by myself. But words with friends is so much more fun than the physical board of scrabble. I enjoy solo play but gets frustrating when I make real words and the game won’t except. I miss being able to pass the phone back and forth when out with my little ones and engage in a game. Overall I love the game and highly recommend
Why I hate this game now
by dda1968 on 2018/10/31 19:22
All the new features are really annoying and detract from the fun of the game. Problems were not fixed with all the new bells and whistles, and new ones were introduced. Notifications. Sometimes you get notified that it’s your turn, mostly you don’t. The badge icon hardly works so you never know how many games are waiting. Opening the app. When you first go in, it seems to randomly choose one of your games and presents as your turn. But it’s just the one game. The “Next” button isn’t active even when you have several games waiting. I now immediately exit this game. Then I see my list of active games, and the “Next” button is presented as I take each turn. Finishing. When you complete a game, you’re given an opportunity to start a new one with that player. If you do, after you make your first play, you click “Next” and it takes you back into the game you just completed even if you have several others waiting. And they still haven’t fixed the problem of prompting both the winner and loser to start a new game, even after one of you already has! What’s up with that?! Often you end up with multiple games with the same player. So annoying. I want to like this. I love the challenge of Scrabble. But this is no longer fun.
“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
A lot of nonsense
by Quatschster on 2019/07/26 13:03
I am tired of abbreviations and foreign words sometimes being acceptable while others are not. There is nothing wrong with encountering legitimate words but the game's dictionary allows too many entries that are not real words. I like playing and have no problem losing, but the nonsense is just increasing. I also cannot stand all the nonsense with badges and coins, especially when it gives players an edge that they really don’t deserve. Power ups belong in Marioland, not a game like this. And who decided to include a word search option that spellchecks entries and changes them entirely, thereby requiring a player to enter it twice? Update: the use of non-existent words increases all the time. Some are abbreviations, some are foreign words and all of them are BS. If you play with someone who uses the approach to build a word to see if it fits, even if it’s a nonsensical word, the game loses its enjoyment. It’s even more ridiculous when the game dictionary identifies something as a word, but doesn’t have a definition for it. Check a Scrabble dictionary or another reputable dictionary and you’ll find the words do not exist.
Disappointed
by NiBo1 on 2019/03/21 00:52
I have been playing again for a short while. (Had stopped playing for a couple years.) During this short period back, this game has disappointed me several times. I have tried to play a couple words, which are actual words, some of which the Words With Friends dictionary even defines, yet the game tells me that the word is not valid. The dictionary even shows that other people have played the words through their “highest scoring play” section. Seriously??!!!?? I reported the issue and the first rep said they would make note of it... uh, thanks, but that doesn’t help my game play... Guess it’s time to stop playing this game again. ***UPDATE: After a couple more plays with valid word rejections, and additional correspondence with the support team (who provided no beneficial information, solution or resolution), I decided to try other versions of Words With Friends. Low and behold, Words With Friends 2 seems to be allowing words that were rejected in other versions. So far I’ve confirmed one was accepted. If this older version of the app is not going to function properly or be updated, it should just be retired. Smh
The Devil’s Advocate
by LadeeD on 2019/03/29 13:55
Contrary to pretty much every recent review of this app, I like the new little features. I love collecting powerups. Me and my opponents openly use them and now see them as part of the game. I love collecting tile skins, and it’s fun to see me and my opponents mix and match the colors we’ve collected. I really don’t mind the event collectibles. Or the chests. Especially since they give me goals to strive toward as I play and reward me when I complete them. I’m a lot happier now that the company stopped trying to force us to switch to Words with Friends 2, which I avoid like the plague. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it and force that fix on us. Also glad that the whole ad issue seemed to be resolved and I don’t have ads in my paid version. If I had any gripes, it would be that they are incredibly stingy with coins (you get 3 max in your daily gift while things in the store can cost like, 100). And that once you complete all solo challenges you have to wait for the next set. If I have a daily goal that needs me to win a solo challenge, I can’t get it since I can’t replay them. I’d like that to change. But anyway, I felt compelled to write this review after seeing nothing but hate for the new features. I know a lot of people that like the features, but I guess you’re more compelled to write a review if you have a complaint, right?
Love the game, hate the gimicks
by T/dee on 2019/01/18 16:08
This is the game I play the most, but every time they update they mess it up more. They give you pop up player suggestions, and screens that get In the way and freeze up your game. This just adds frustration to what is supposed to be a fun, relaxing game. In case the makers don’t realize it, the word “ game” implies that it is supposed to be fun, not frustrating. Now they have all of these points, which might be a fun addition, but you have to jump through stupid hoops to collect them, such as pushing a button that says “Great” after you push a button that says “Claim” and read a list of “rewards”. It makes the player feel like a rat being tested in a maze. It’s all hogwash. The buttons freeze and the stupid screen won’t go away because they want me to watch a 3 second video to show me adds that I paid to not have to watch when I bought the app. My husband, who already has enormous hands that don’t work well on little screens has completely given up. It was the only game we played together, so they just gimmicked their way right out of customers.
PC run amok...
by qwertydeb on 2018/10/06 18:58
I am finishing the current games, and then I will delete the app. I enjoyed the original version, as inadequate as it was. In 10 years they have not expanded the dictionary. Indeed, in the UK version, they claim that “a dictionary is not yet available for your language.” (!! None. Nada.) Zynga also removed the list of words played in the UK version, so it’s nearly useless. In addition they have involuntarily enrolled me in their “win prizes” schemes in support of the Susan Komen Foundation, supporter of Planned Parenthood and abortion. They offer for $sale “power up your game”, coins that allow and encourage cheating. In addition to the new bubblegum colors, the entire experience has been infantilized. They force games with fictional characters onto my screen, some of which there is no option to withdraw. I once played this game with intelligent people from all over the world. It was a stress-buster. Now it has been heavily and thoroughly monetized, politicized like everything else (there are many “forbidden” words based on political correctness.) I’m ready to cut it loose. I regret losing the many connections I’ve made, but I look forward to spending my time more productively.
Word Game With Friends Review
by MontyHannah on 2018/12/21 00:49
Pluses: Fast moving Good board with reward squares in different places in each new game Easily addictive when not frustrating Opportunity to earn coins is recent and keeps players in the game Minuses: Opponents may have advantage in Swapping letters because he has a huge supply of Swap+ from purchasing and opponent has few and can’t swap..certain opponents always have just the right letters while other struggles with 5 i’s and 2 U’s, or a v q x c j v for example, several turns in a row...opponent with impossible letters fall behind fast as opponent surges ahead impossible for player to catch up. Throw of letters appears to not be random...all vowels or all consonants, or all consonants with no blends is frequent occurrence... Sometimes the promised 50 coins for completing challenge goal doesn’t register Sometimes Word Game presents a blank screen for a day or so...player can’t earn swap coins toward weekly goal. There might be too many U’s and V’s in the game because More often than not, I am left with them for the last few plays. The Dictionary of allowed words crack me up. So many words are Celtic, Old Scottish, Hebrew, meanings from an antiquities list I think, while many commonly used words today are not allowed. The best one yet is the one that states “ no meaning for this word at this time “ That’s it for now. Sheila
7+ years of depleting its Scrabble roots
by Proball2 on 2017/09/12 22:05
WWF is probably my most frequented app w/ the displeasure of my wife. I remember 7-8 years ago downloading the app, purchasing the ad-free version & outsmarting opponents. I used to count tiles & block moves at the end of games so opponents would get stuck w/ Q's, Z's, J's, etc... Slowly the app has been becoming more amateur friendly with word strength, a remaining letters tab, etc. I was reluctant but adjusted, & became fine with it as it made my opponents more competitive. The new Swap+ feature is total BS, and basically the reason why I'm writing this review. Please, delete this immediately. This takes away the integrity and strategy of Scrabble. Btw, the new version totally deleted many of the features WWF has recently implemented with a few bugs others have complained about (I.e. the green lightning icon). Lastly, badges are totally unfair. I remember playing the game hours on end so I had a chance to win a T-shirt. I remember having to score 5000+ pts per week while some family members only had a goal of 2000+. If you do anything in future updates, please, for the love of nerds like me, get rid of Swap+.
Used to be more fun.....
by Lilikoi White on 2019/07/26 06:08
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I thought I paid not to get ads, but evidently ads have taken over and are obnoxious and childish. I don’t appreciate the interruptions. I would rather opt out of the juvenile ads. I have also noticed that sometimes when I win a game with Practice, it is listed that I lost. Even though I don’t check my stats that often, I now know why they’re incorrect. I could not remember losing over 300 games. All of a sudden word like: ee, oo, vu and several others have been added. New words should not be added without definitions. Especially when sometimes these new words aren’t in any dictionary. I probably won’t be playing much longer. I read the reviews and even though complaints and suggestions are made to improve the game, which would be to return it to how it was, the developer has done nothing. I hope improvements are made soon. Looking for a new fun game that doesn’t bombard me with ads directed at kids.
Words with Family and Friends
by Debra L. Difatta on 2017/09/14 12:55
This is a great App on it's own merit. What I really love about words with friends is that it's a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. It's a way of checking in with my nieces and nephew who otherwise I might only see on Holidays. I also like that you are able to send messages back and forth if you wish, during play "nice game!" A pat on the back is always appreciated! I like that you don't have to commit to an entire game at one sitting. I have 5-10 games going with different people at the same time. Some days I only play one word per game. And if I'm particularly busy I don't play at all. Know this, you will always have something to do when you have a moment and you will be making a connection with someone you care about at the same time. Win/win.
Words
by Tete621 on 2017/09/27 21:00
I am so frustrated cause I won the match of the day three times last week and today so every time they promised me 6 hrs free of third party and I didn't get any . This is not right and I'm asking for an answer for that. I've been playing hrs each day but I can stop right there if you keep doing that . The customer is a customer and has the right to be offered what you promised. I love this game but when I charge my iPad I lose the sound . So I have to turn off the iPad and then on so the sound come back and lately the game is playing on slow motion till I reboot the whole game , delete and launch , can anybody help me please. Again I'm loosing the sounds completely its mute and I tried all the setting and deleting the game and back but no use please help
Crazy words
by Nikkitytom on 2018/10/05 08:53
I’m a newbie here and enjoying this game with my sister who lives in Canada. We text and play at the same time and it’s great fun. But I’m very disappointed with the Solo Challenge. I’m on the fourth level now with Archibald and his first three words were “vaw” and “bunn” and “Malkin” ... none of which are standard English words. Perhaps I’m just on the wrong page. I remember terrific “live” games with clever friends and our rules which so discouraged obscure or foreign words that if a standard dictionary didn’t cover the word, the player lost his turn. No proper names allowed and no foreign words ... which lost me many turns when I switched to French or Hindi. If these games are just an exercise in checking obscure medieval words or misspellings ... such as “bunn” ... then the game has lost its charm for me. I like testing wonderful vocabularies, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of voracious reading. Not just “tricking” opponents with words never used in today’s world by English speakers.
Everything Is Overpriced + Bad Customer Service
by LaurenWriter on 2017/11/05 13:37
You literally have to play the game all day just to get 100+ points. With their new algorithm, you really do need the points to be eligible for features such as swapping tiles (30 for 450 points) since the letters you get are terrible. Recently, they also increase the amount of coins you need to be able to get these features. It’s absolutely insane. And, if you don’t have enough coins, they want you to spend $100 for 5,600 coins! Whenever I email about an issue with my coins, I get an excuse about not being able to do that. I really feel like this app, although the game is fun, is really shady. I understand they want to make money, but make it fair. They know that by giving crappy letters, players need coins to purchase features such as swap tiles. When you need 75 coins just for 5 swap tiles and it takes half a day to get those coins, it’s not fair. Oh, and they want you to pay monthly for no ads. This app is a rip off and shady. One star for that and for VERY POOR customer service.
Some changes are not improvements
by Dbhk49 on 2018/09/15 20:58
Good things: it's fun! I like playing with new folks as well as my regulars. I learn new and more words. The chat feature is a good feature. I appreciate that profanity is generally not allowed. Not-so-good things: why do you insert those requests to start a new game when the person identified did NOT initiate that request? I hate that new tactic. The challenge awards seemed good at first, but the levels go far too high too fast. Many of my former game friends are just no longer willing to play. THE AWARDS PROGRAM HAS KILLED THE GAME FOR MANY OF US! I will delete the game if it continues! These "not-so-brilliant" innovations hurt the game instead of helping it!GIVE US AN OPT OUT CHOICE! If it wasn't for those last bad things, I would say it is a 5 star game. Can you fix those? If not, I can. I will delete and leave it in the dust of foolish “improvements.”
Please be more transparent
by Redwoodtree on 2019/04/07 14:31
The developers do put regular effort into the game, which is nice. But many of their choices are just ridiculous. The fact that your opponent can use features without you knowing is almost infuriating. Please give an option to see when the opponent has swapped without losing a turn or used word radar or whatever. The dictionary is also infuriating. There are non-words, non-English words(when playing in English), there are proper nouns, the dictionary changes with no notice. There are acronyms that are allowed. For more serious word game enthusiasts these are infuriating characteristics of this game. If Scrabble was maintained in any sort of reasonable way (i.e., if there was any real competition for Words, many people would abandon this platform). Most of the development effort goes to “fun” and very little goes to game integrity, fairness, transparency and toward a more serious word player’s demographic.
Paid for the update, still have to sit through the BS
by Terwie on 2019/04/10 14:44
First let me say, in general I really like WWF. A few years ago I paid the extra for no interruptions from solicitation and other unwanted information. HOWEVER, they’ve started these bogus challenges to play 3 letter words or words that have ZQX or words that are whatever! Who cares?! I hate having to sit through the stupid graphics and interruptions to my games to find out I’ve played any of the made-up contests with no one but the game that I’m not interested in and can’t opt out of. The new Lightning round is fun, but mainly because you can do it when you choose, unlike these other little obnoxious interruptions. I don’t want to know if I play a certain amount of ZQX words, I am not interested in any made-up challenges other than with other ‘friends’ and in don’t care what the next stupid little challenge is from WWF. Stop already!!
Please fix bug
by Emeryc on 2017/09/22 00:29
I'm a longtime player and fan of WWF. It has developed a really annoying bug. Most of the time when I check the Dictionary and swipe the Dictionary screen back down, the game screen stays grayed out and the game is completely unresponsive until I reboot the phone. Another bug, more minor: I hit the Smart Match button weeks ago and it hasn't stopped since. The game is still searching for Smart Matches and comes up with one every few days. There seems to be no way to stop it. I enjoy the new power ups, even though they are overpriced. I used to get 10 or 6 coins for winning a game and now only get 4. Why? Can't find an explanation of the coin rules. You say you just added 50,000 words. Please list them or put them in the Word of the Day feature. And let people know if the new word they suggested has been accepted. The new GIF feature is annoying and unnecessary. My opponent played the word EROTICA and a GIF popped up showing extremely explicit pornography. Didn't bother me but I fear most folks would be offended. Finally, please bring back the confirmation button are hitting the PLAY button, or at least offer it as an option in Settings. It is so annoying to lose a potentially good word after accidentally hitting the PLAY button
Love the Game, Hate the Latest Update!
by Kathryn8888 on 2018/11/21 19:10
Reduced by one more star! This update, as I said below is TERRIBLE! To add a new game with someone I ALWAYS play against, instead of just choosing their name off of a list, I now have to search for the name. How in the world is this an improvement?!?! It’s not! It’s just annoying! Zynga doesn’t own this game anymore and PEOPLE FUN only know how to irritate not have fun! Ive played this game for years (although, I don’t see the version I have on here. It was a free upgrade from a couple of years ago, although it doesn’t really look any different. I noticed it updated last night. I HATE it. Changing things just for the sake of change isn’t the best decision. I don’t like the teeny tiny dots at the bottom that represent each game. I certainly don’t like the pop up after every turn that states it’s the other player’s turn. That’s just monotonous and completely unnecessary. I still will play, but I truly hate these silly changes!
Ads that freeze
by agr3446 on 2017/10/10 20:41
I love the game. Have played for years and am even liking that ads are becoming more targeted to my preferences. I even click through occasionally (which is of course the point). I’m ok with ads because I play the free version. However it’s so incredibly annoying when an ad isn’t scaled correctly or worse yet completely freezes and requires closing the program. Which is exactly what I do. If it freezes or won’t load or ad takes forever I just swipe closed. Sales people guide your customers to better ads that actually have the potential for being opened as opposed to ads that are so annoying I would never consider checking out the product. And development create ads that don’t free or close. Otherwise fun game and everything else works great for me.
Don’t give out email
by GreenChileState on 2018/07/14 05:13
In past two weeks there has been an influx of men from outside the United States trying to pick up on women. I’m not sure what they are wanting from US, but they all have about the same stories. They tell you they are widowed and have a child. They then progress to wanting your email or chat with them on HangOuts App or Skype so they can build a relationship with you. Really, I didn’t pay for dating scam app. Don’t fall for the compliments or wanting to be your friends. It’s not normal!! Just think of all the people in the world and they pick you on Words With Friends. I wish we could report these people. If you don’t agree and provide your personal information they just block you!!! Oh...and I was completely devastated!!! Be safe!!!
HATE what they’ve done to the game!
by AGEON on 2019/01/08 13:26
I resisted an update for so long and finally my app crashed and would NOT recover no matter what I did. Probably by design I’m sure. The only fix was to update it. The new version? It. Is. The. WORST. Every 5 seconds it’s popping up some annoying “great, you’ve just acquired 16 tropical drinks or whatever it is.” Who cussing CARES???!!! No one likes to hear their baby is ugly, but this one is frightful. I know people need to justify their jobs by continually changing things, but this takes it to another level. You can’t hardly play a letter without having to wait for the app to spend 10 seconds telling you what a great accomplishment you’ve just achieved. Hardly an exaggeration. “AMAZING, you just played an E, you only need 4 more letters to make the word of the day!” LAME!!! It’s too busy, too frequent, and too obnoxious! I’ve tried turning off notifications in the settings and it didn’t improve anything. I hate, hate, hate - double hate - LOATHE ENTIRELY!!!!
Please stop “improving”
by TeachinAK on 2019/02/26 01:37
I have been playing WWF longer than I can remember, and always enjoyed it, until someone decided to add a whole lot of distractions, like different colours for the words, making them more confusing to read, and useless information like how many points others got playing the same word - on a completely different board, as if one could duplicate it. Or useless “rewards” which interrupt the game, and playing letters found in ransom words. None of these things make the original game any better (unless maybe you’re still in Elementary School and need to get little gift boxes and notes that the daily goal is complete - What goal?) I know this “review” won’t make any difference, but I needed to get it off my chest. If you want to “improve” the game, please make all these useless additions at least a choice, so those of us who just want to play the original game can turn them all of. THAT would be an improvement.
“Improvements shouldn’t be mandatory
by Artist engineer on 2019/07/14 00:27
I enjoy the core game very much. I’ve met some good people and learned some words. Great fun. However, the cheats and interruptions and assigned goals, not to mention the tile color changes that make it harder to visualize word opportunities, these ruin a lot of the pleasure of the actual game for me. Most of all, I want you to stop forcing us to say, “Great!” just to escape an unwanted interruption about an intrusive change or “opportunity.” Do you think if you force us to say “Great!” enough times, we’ll come to agree? I hate it. I just want to play the actual core game and chat a little with a few good people. That part is great. Please, please make a way for some of us to opt out of all the irrelevant stuff you add for the people who enjoy bells and whistles. They get bored. I get it. But I don’t. I like the actual game. Why can’t I have that?
Bjok42
by BJOK42 on 2018/12/04 08:45
I love Scrabble. I really enjoyed Words(and still do)up to the point of earning coins, badges, solo challenges, mystery boxes etc.!! It’s becoming like a full time job just to keep up with it all! I am electronically handicapped and am sure overseeing such a popular game site that has attracted millions is no easy feat. The saying, “keep it simple stupid”, has merit. More efficiency in troubleshooting would be a plus. Since purchasing the Bundle, I can’t believe how bad the variety of my letters has declined. It’s been so consistent, i feel it’s just a ploy to get me to spend more! For example, getting 4 I’s, 2 u’s and a v, do a swap, get 2 I’s, 1 e, 1 u, 1 y, 2 T’s, no more swaps! I work very hard to “not” swap and make the most of my letters, but, with almost every new turn, I have only 1 vowel, (usually a u or i) consistently no vowels at all. Winning games difficult with low point letters and no vowels! When I made complaint, was told it’s all “chance”! So much I love about playing, having Word Lookup is wonderful, Bundle not too great, too many coins required, especially Hindsight, think it’s a rip. Enjoy lightning rounds, and practice games. Would like to chat more, no one seems to want to, after reading comments, see why 😞. I’m 👵🏻 and so harmless, just a little lonely I guess!
Badge Display
by KajunBrees on 2017/09/24 17:56
I saw where one other player posted in their review about badges not being posted next to photo when earned. Even though in my settings I have that feature turned on, my badges never ever appear on my photo. I think it is very unfair o post for some and not all players. What gives? Update regarding scores Your scoring for each week is fraudulent or there is an issue with the app. For example, there are people I am playing with whose scores don’t even come close to the needed score for the week and they have already received their badge. This is evident on the “Leaderboard “ that is displayed when I click on it. It is apparent that you are not replying to the reviews where there are concerns about your app. I think you are only concerned about 5 stars . You have issues that needed responding to. How about it?
Can’t Afford WWF
by TeachEng2019 on 2019/01/21 20:34
I have been using this app happily for several years now. Early on I paid for a subscription so there would be no ads. Recently, I had to change my email address and the trouble started. For some reason, I could not just switch email addresses. I was forced to sign up with a new account and a new email address. Now, after each play, a lengthy intrusive ad appears and takes over my phone. Literally. Sometimes I have to shut my phone down to stop the ad so I can get back to the game! The only option for getting rid of the ads is to send Zynga $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free version. What?! ZYNGA, you’ve become allowed ad income to hijack your customer base. None of the brands that I regularly play with have encountered this issue. Nor have they been interrupted by Ed’s following each play. What is going on?! Am I being hijacked? Naturally I cannot afford a $10 a month word game addiction, and I am fast losing patience with your ads.
Game lags, buggy and weekly points too much
by Fandom247365 on 2017/09/17 16:48
I have been playing this game almost from its beginning. The last few updates I don't think are taking care of the real bug issues. My game continues to lag. Each opponent I bring up, I have to wait 5-10 seconds before being able to play a word. When I have over 10 games going on, this becomes too time consuming. The weekly point total goal is unrealistic. I know at one point I had purchased the ad free version yet for some reason I still keep seeing ads. And now the price has gone up wayyy to high to repurchase. Ads stick and app will crash. It should not take 30 seconds or more ads to load. I'm on the verge of deleting what used to be a fun game. I run the most current OS and update my app regularly. I also have no issues with it being my internet. It is this app. If you fix this stuff, I'd rate you higher.
Love the game - Hate the extra crap put with it!
by b.mankins82 on 2019/06/23 04:19
Love playing Words With Friends. Wish we could get rid of the coins and mystery boxes and such. Just a simple game would be great. I like seeing my stats and the tile bag. I also hate all the advertisements. It’s a pain waiting through them to exit your play so your opponent can play their turn. I would rather have a choice of a free version with ads or a $5 version without ads. Not everyone who wants to play is an avid gamer, we don’t know what to do with those stupid coins and mystery boxes. Make a version with that stuff for those that like that sort of a thing and a version without for those of us that don’t. We love the game and want to play, but without the extras. That’s my two cents, thanks for listening.
WWF
by CraftyVic on 2017/10/08 13:03
Last evening I went to open WWF and I got a white screen! I reset my iPhone and tried top open it again. White screen! I let it set overnight hoping it would magically fix itself (that really does work in some cases!) but it didn’t! I’ll check it on my iPad when I get moving. If it’s doing it in my IPad also, I’ll know it’s something in my house system that’s messed up. Just in case, though, does anyone else have this ‘white screen problem’???? Well, I reinstalled it and it gave me a new icon and that seemed to work for awhile. But if I try to use my anagram program to help me find a word, when I try to go back to the game, I get a white screen again - on the newly installed game! Am I cursed, or being punished for seeking a little outside assistance??
Update?
by Huntdj74 on 2018/09/18 12:25
I love this game but I don’t care for most of the latest update. I have not found a way to get rid of the Challenge games that pop up uninvited or the suggested new people. The game is called Words with FRIENDS, not Words with Strangers or Words with Computers! If there are people who want and enjoy that, great, make it an option. But could it also be an option to play the game with my Friends without all the annoying stuff in my way please? And you still have one MAJOR bug you need to fix: the “no connection” I get after being away from the game for an hour or more that requires me to completely shut my phone off and restart it before I can play. The latest update only changed one thing on this problem: now I get a completely blank screen, it doesn’t even say “no connection”.
Seems to be reestablished after Forced reloading of game
by rewwth on 2018/01/21 16:58
Repeatedly crashing after several years of happy playing, the game was deleted & reloaded. Now I see why this was "necessary": Several years ago I'd paid about $10 for a lifetime free of ads. Now I am asked to fork over $30 for this same freedom from ads. The heck with it; you can keep your game. UPDATE: Since the above was written the game has reappeared pretty much intact (ongoing games, ad-free). I, too, would like to know what the new 50,000 words are besides "doh" & "ew." There are words in the fiber world that are old but current (cria, takli, diz, & sley, for example) that should be in the lexicon. And why not "buoyed"? I can't speak to the "free-trade" option, but it seems ridiculously unsportsmanlike to me.
The greedy money grab begins
by Learning Curve on 2018/09/30 01:18
It used to be that if you played a lot, you would get a lot of “coins” allowing you Power Ups in the Store. No longer. The rewards are now a stupid and gimmicky Treasure Chest with minimal rewards, BUT, you are encouraged to buy the coins throughout. Yet another example of a good thing spoiled. I bought the app, I use it a lot, so why you gotta be so crapitalist? There are new Solo Challenges, like “School Staff” which, while fun, is really just a ploy to get impatient, easily frustrated users to buy coins. Again, another sign of their avarice. The new UI is bad, too. Icons that have no clear meaning, large, distracting panels that get in the way of me selecting a new game, a ‘rewards’ feature that completely changes how I played the game and gets in the way. Oh, how much more can you get in the way of me enjoying the game? Oh, and the laggy response as I drag and drop letters? Why would you ever mess that up?! That’s game play, and the performance is compromised. In the past I had problems with the in game messaging with friends/opponents. This were long ago fixed, and I had been enjoying this game. Awesome, but then you go and mess with the UI for no clear benefit. These are not improvements. I can’t see one thing about this update that is better in any way.
Its okeh-ish
by AceVariable4017/Variouspoisons on 2018/05/05 08:57
The game CAN be fun but a select few people (including me) can almost never get almost any good words because we have to hunt with like 1 or 2 letters making it even more difficult. Ik for some its not noticeable but I even played wordscapes which has the most weird spelled words and practically unheard of and I try to find things like that.. But even then the game is extremely difficult with what you get and even re-rolling doesn't give you a single tile useful but for those who dont have this kind of difficulty almost always have a good use of tiles (ones that actually make up a word), also for those who have this problem when it gives you something "good" to work with thats literally always less than 11 points! So in short its good but unfair to some people since it gives them the worst things to work with while others get the best.
Invalid Words being played
by PR1NCEFAN on 2019/06/01 15:08
Within the last 2-3 weeks, it’s come to my attention that invalid words by “Words With Friends” own definition, are being played. It doesn’t matter the version of game, or operating system. Examples are: squit, tov, je , and so many others. I’m to the point I’m tired of playing. It was outrageous when an opponent played JE, and I then tired to play JE. Mine was not accepted, though hers was. I thought perhaps it was the older version(s) I was playing (I have several devices), so I updated one device to the latest version and nope. Same thing. Opponents playing invalid words, but I can’t do the same. So now not only am I losing because of this bug, but now that particular device is on the latest horrible version of a game that looks like it was written for a child. All the various annoying pop ups during the game, essentially cheat power ups, and invalid words is driving me from the game. I’m over it!
Beware of low life scammers!
by Mavethrave on 2018/03/17 22:33
I have played this game for years. I have enjoyed playing my friends on it. But now....it has become some kind of 3rd class low life dating site. They start a game and then immediately want as much personal info as you are dumb enough to give. They are all reading off the same script. Say they are in the us but working in some foreign country. They quickly try to get you to move over to a chat site like hangouts or something. They have a stolen photo, all are either widowed or divorced with one token child attending boarding school, and are sure you will be their soul mate. They want to know you “more better”. If you stick with them they will ask you for money. I have blocked and deleted till I’m sick of it. I’ve had as many as a dozen requests in one day. You know what, it is out and out sexual harassment and the developers better be doing something to put a stop to it.
Beware!!!!
by Melhootie- hootie- hoo on 2018/09/18 17:25
Beware ladies. I just experienced a man treating the game like a dating app and had to block him. Now another man is trying to talk to me and it seems to be only the men who message you the most. Beware of them trying to ask you if your married, where do you live, where you work, how many children you have, and the list goes on. The man I blocked told me he had been divorced for four years and what type of job he had. He told me I was beautiful. When I politely tried to detour this type of messaging and not telling him whether I was married he became insistent on that particular question. If this type of behavior continues I won’t be playing this game for long. The creators need to have some sort of reporting for these type of people. Also waaaaaayyyy too many ads. I mean I understand needing to make money but after every move?!!!! Come on. How greedy do the creators need to be? This is disgusting.
Disappointed
by Muthagunner on 2017/09/30 20:59
I would give you 5 stars but each week I try to get the badges. I haven’t been able to get the badges because each week you add to the points. That’s fine but if I don’t get the badge you still add more points. If I didn’t get it the week before what makes you think I can get even more points. I’ve talked to several of my friends and they don’t have this problem. If they don’t get their points then the next week it’s dropped some why don’t this happen for me. Please fix this problem and I will gladly change my stars to 5. And I’ll not bad mouth this problem again. I really try to get my points but I fail. It’s gotten to the point to where I don’t care if I get them or not. I used to be really proud that I could but now I’m mostly disappointed
WWF has lost its focus and audience
by Orangequit on 2019/06/13 18:54
WWF has lost focus. Too many intrusions of other distracting, required games the programmers have inserted as “improvements”. Please stop, stop, stop polluting the word game with mandatory kiddie toys like level-ups, reward boxes, congrats on spelling coincidental words, and goofy rewards for simply playing a 2-letter word or using the letter J or Q. It almost seems the programmers are getting lonely and keep interrupting with games of their own to distract us from the reason we joined WWF in the first place. We want ONLY to play the simple word game with our friends — not cutesy kiddie games with the programmers or the software itself. Just because the age rating for this game is 4+, that doesn’t mean everyone who plays has the intellect of a 4-year old. STOP! PLEASE! Give us back a fun game with only our friends.
Heads up about scammers
by deeboo1980 on 2018/10/24 10:19
I love this game and play all the time. The increase of scammers on here is getting ridiculous. Be careful. I know off the bat that they are scammers because they usually say hi right away and you can tell by the words they use in the game that they are just there to talk. They usually say they are in the military with a sob story that they are a single father and their wife left them or died. Also, you can tell usually in their grammar. Their sentences don’t make sense. After they can tell that I’m not engaging in their conversation they disappear. Lately I have been blocking them off the bat. They are trying to get you to give them money. These scammers are on dating apps as well. As soon as they say they are deployed block them. Don’t fall for this. You will be surprised how many do.
Performance issues
by quinoje on 2017/10/01 16:32
Performance: very sluggish. 3D video games perform better. It "stalls" when dragging letters. Not sure if this is an issue with your app or iOS 11.0.1 but it was a problem before updating from iOS 10. Running on iPhone 7 Plus. Performance is a problem even when no other apps running and after a reboot. Update: new annoying "feature check": you prompt me to play team-based and won't let me clear the medallion, so when I select the team play to shut up the medallion it goes away and you tell me "thanks for the feedback" when you actually got zero feedback from me. You want feedback? Give me an actual, in-game feedback option. So the apple watch support basically is worthless. Sure I can see PART of the puzzle but I can't see the letters I have or look at where to place them. Either I'm missing something (hint: INSTRUCTIONS!) or it's worthless.
Way too frustrating!
by KC/Suzy on 2019/05/22 19:15
I held off updating the app as long as I could. The new enhancements to cheat without your partner knowing are plain dishonest. Constant pop ups, congratulations, coins, prizes, ads that get frozen so you have to close out the game and restart numerous times. There’s even an ad that says ‘This game will keep you up all night long’. Yes, it will, not in a good way. This game used to be a fun way to connect with my friends all over the U.S., but as soon as the current round of games are finished, I’m deleting the app. This game isn’t geared for adults who want to keep their brain functioning while connecting with friends. It’s more for middle schoolers who like the constant bright colors, offer of prizes, enhancements you can buy in the “store” and help with where to place words. I chose this version as it said “Editors Choice.” Somebody at Zynga needs to read the reviews. This game is no longer fun.
This game has been updated to death!!!
by Cjdalt on 2019/04/27 23:43
This game was once fun to play and paying for the ad free version made it easy to go from game to game. Now you have all sorts of rewards that slow down game play, there are even power ups that you can earn and/or buy (but I already paid for this app) to help you with word placement (cheating), swapping out tiles (and keeping your turn,...more cheating) and presents of some sort for different letter and word configurations. I’ve been smart enough not to open any of those up. Who knows how much more that would slow down this game. Those are my biggest issues with this app and it’s enough to make me want to log out and delete it off my phone. Give us the option to at least play a more traditional way as your setting don’t give us any way to control that. You need to figure out something before a lot more people delete your app for good.
Multi colored tiles...
by HBF🐝 on 2019/01/06 08:12
Multi colored tiles on the same board with no way to change them back to all being the same color is enough for me to stop playing this game. I’ve played for years and the new “features” that are continually being added are terrible. The tapping on a box is a waste of time, I liked it better when rewards were just automatically added. Also quit asking me if I want to reconnect with Facebook! Once I’ve said no, leave it (we all know this is possible programmatically). I chose not to connect with Facebook because of all the pervs out there. I use initials, a random landscape photo for my profile and I still get hit up. You should allow individuals to be able to not choose a gender, why does that even matter?!? It’s just not safe! I really think I may be done with this app. (FYI...Just to let you know how irritated I am, I have never left a review anywhere.)
Love the game. But, Beware
by Bubblesm1 on 2019/06/01 19:47
There are scammers galore on this site who obviously are looking for older women, apparently with money. I made the mistake of posting my picture and four out of five of the men I play start asking me questions and it’s almost like they’re using a script. Within 4 to 5 questions they start asking personal questions. They’re always very good looking which makes me think they’re not using their own Picture and often don’t have good grammar or language skills. Today I changed my photo as well as my sex so I can just enjoy the game and not be bothered by these opportunists. Please spread the word. I learned the hard way although it didn’t cost me any money. But, as soon as he mentioned money I told him never to contact me again. This is real. Be careful.
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Words With Friends – Word Game
Description
The World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game now has even more ways to play! Try new rewards and boosts to help you play smarter and faster! Words With Friends is the fun, free word game that lets you connect with friends and family while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your wit. Test your brain power and spell your way to victory.   May the Best Friend Win.™ Game Features: • WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges • SOLO PLAY: Play offline and sharpen your skills with solo play • HINDSIGHT: Uncover the best word you could have played after each turn • WORD RADAR: Heat map reveals all possible moves before you take a turn • PROFILE FRAMES: Show off your unique style with custom profile frames • SMART MATCH: Connect with players of a similar skill with Smart Match • 6 LANGUAGES: Choose to play in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English *Play Words With Friends without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased Words With Friends Pro on iOS or any other mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves. Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and more. https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends   https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends We love hearing from you! Have a question or a suggestion? Ask questions here: http://zynga.tm/d01Tx   Share suggestions here: http://zynga.tm/r02dY Thank you for playing Words With Friends! Additional Information: The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.
Miss the old version...
by Yami2.o on 2019/08/25 15:16
Ever since updating to the new version my currency/coins has decreased significantly. Used to have thousands now hundreds. They constantly interrupt to award you useless rewards like “1 coin” or “word finds” . It’d be nice if these reviews were read.
Please stop running long ads
by TeresaC7 on 2019/08/25 04:39
Love this game but the current advertiser’s ads are way too long and too slow with no way to exit early such as with other ads. Starting to use the app less because of it.
Bug in my app.
by bbigplay on 2019/08/24 19:03
Please check app out. I play practice play. It has been stuck for 40+ days. It reports that something went wrong and will not continue games.
Constantly harassed
by mangadou on 2019/08/24 13:48
There HAS to be a choice to completely turn OFF messaging period. Not after being contacted. My “name” in the game is “STOP messaging me” bc I’m harassed DAILY and you know....what it doesn’t help. Others are changing their names to “I’m Married” etc and MEN won’t stop. If a woman says NO back the he’ll off. This app does not protect woman’s interests at all. If I could turn messaging off I’d play all the time. MAKE A CHANGE!
Word clues
by Li Sunday on 2019/08/24 02:17
What is going on with your addition to the word clues? That is a form of cheating and completely unacceptable. I am deleting the app for this game after 5 years. Not fun anymore with the addition of word clues.
Ugh
by Pooperello on 2019/08/23 22:36
I have one of the fastest phones available in the US and this app is the ONLY app that ever makes it hiccup and stop. For what? To tell me some meaningless BS about some stupid thing I did that I don’t even care about. Like Ooooooooo!!!! I played a friend TWICE! Who cares??? And used letters that are in another random word. No one cares!!! Why won’t you let us OPT OUT of these things like other apps do? Get a life guys, I’m an adult. Been playing this game for 10 years. Wake up.
Love / Hate
by !TWO! on 2019/08/23 21:48
Love the game. Hate all the pop ups.
Get rid of extras!
by Appsobadihadtowriteareview on 2019/08/23 15:37
I used to play this game all the time when it was a simple game. I couldn’t care less about all the bells and whistles of “rewards” and “daily goals” that hold me up from playing games. It’s so irritating that I don’t even want to open up the app. What should be a relaxing and fun game is frustrating and anger-inducing. Please get rid of these stupid extras that no one asked for or at least create another words app that is completely and simply just the game that it used to be.
Edit Chat Settings
by Leg27516 on 2019/08/23 15:27
I like the game fine but I would really like a chat setting that allows me to only chat with my friends from Facebook. I’m happy to play with people I don’t know but I am sick of men I don’t know talking to me (and it’s only men!). Please update.
What DID you do??
by Vader Ryderwood on 2019/08/23 14:24
This last update was a stylistic MISTAKE! Bring back the classic interface. This new one looks like a child’s game. Very disappointing.
Very long advertisements
by Helicopter spin on 2019/08/23 12:47
I have loved playing Words but most recently the advertisements have been getting longer and longer, not impressed!
Freezes up on ads
by NataliStone on 2019/08/23 02:46
I like to play this game but it’s not unusual for it to freeze up during an ad...I have to reboot my phone to make it stop.
Frozen games
by CTCasinoGal on 2019/08/22 18:28
Can’t play/move letter tiles since last update a week ago!
Used to be great, but everything they add seems to detract from the game.
by your_tech_guy on 2019/08/22 16:28
Up until a year or two ago, the app was beautifully simple. But now, in an apparent attempt to keep the game relevant, they’ve added or emphasized these “rewards” for playing certain letters, words, etc. that would be fine, if it didn’t thrown an annoying 5-10 second pop up every time you play a move corresponding with a reward. There needs to be less emphasis on the rewards system.
App has been crashing a lot today
by Brookeuga2003 on 2019/08/22 14:47
So if you’re able to fix that.. otherwise it’s pretty good
New update is horrible
by Moonb0y on 2019/08/22 12:34
I can only play one 4 move game against a computer at a time now. I only updated app because of glitches and I highly regret this. I used to be able to play three solo play games at a time FULL games. Such a shame I will be deleting
Me
by McBetts on 2019/08/22 03:20
Please give us the option of opting out of all those silly prizes, gifts, etc.! This game used to be fun, and many of us are irritated by the interruptions and being treated like dummies.
Too much going on
by ghklgdsevbmujn on 2019/08/22 00:51
The latest versions have involved me in side games I have no interest in. When it’s my turn to play, I’m forced to view screens related to these additional games. Additionally, the app has become very slow.
Advertisements have gotten out of control
by pdt1984 on 2019/08/21 15:58
I love this game. Two months ago, I would have rated 5-stars. However, with the last few updates, the advertisements between each round have gotten unacceptably long and are of zero interest to me. I understand it’s a free app and you need revenue to operate. I am fine with banner ads and blatant corporate sponsored challenges and content, but these minute-long, data-sucking video advertisements are just a bit greedy and are actively causing me to exit the app and quit playing. Please reconsider.
Freezes
by DucatiDvia on 2019/08/21 14:55
This is one of my favorite games, but the constant freezing of the app takes away most of the enjoyment.
So tired of problems
by Urban diner on 2019/08/21 13:24
I love to play this game. It keeps my mind sharp, but I am so tired of having problems with it. Ads that crash the game. Sitting with a black screen. The newest thing is when I try to play someone from UK or Australia I get a plain white screen. Meanwhile they are waiting for my move. They only way I can get to them is to enter another game, play, and use the next game option to get to that game. I don’t understand why they can’t get their 💩 together and fix this app.
Bring back the old version!!
by cbates614 on 2019/08/20 17:01
In absolutely hate this new version. I just want a regular way to play this game with friends. I don’t need, or want, the challenges or options to play with strangers. Simple and basic is best. Give us a choice. There are no options to change the settings and can’t seem to search for my friends that I want to play against. It always opens with a stranger challenge. 🙁😳😥
Slow
by Jjx7 on 2019/08/20 14:51
I find your new version of this game slow and tedious waiting for the next game to appear. There are many pauses, delays and hangups of letters. Is previous version available? I enjoy playing it. Your bonus boxes do not interest me.
Lightning Round
by pkgguy2 on 2019/08/19 23:23
You have received 5 stars but you removed my favorite game! I was very popular but hey, what do we know. Dennis
Additions of other features make the game slow
by Sdstitcher on 2019/08/19 21:45
I used to enjoy playing this game. Now it’s a hassle. All the bells and whistles and ways to basically cheat (trade letters without losing a turn, etc.) have slowed down the game while it gives you rewards that you don’t want. Number of games notification on the app icon don’t update anymore. At times it doesn’t show that you have a game waiting. Wish they had a way to go back to the earlier version. Writing to them about problems does no good. They give you a run-around and then finally say they know about the problems so be patient. I’d say that waiting around 6 months before writing again was being patient. Got the same response that time too.
pop-up garbage
by Weedeaver on 2019/08/19 20:16
I have always loved this game, but the new “improvements” are spoiling it for me. I played Words 2 for awhile but went back to Words because of the rubbish that pops up. What do you know...Words now has the same time-wasting, useless annoyances. I don’t know what they are and don’t care. I just want to play a straightforward game and get on with my day. Is there a stripped-down version available for those of us who don’t want radar, cheats, word help, points, and other gimmicks? I don’t use any of them, but some of my opponents do. I’m at a definite disadvantage. I know this certainly not because of any information passed along by Words but because I know my competitors. I don’t mind losing when the playing field is even.
Words that are not words!!
by DC LMN on 2019/08/19 19:32
I used to love this game because I felt it was similar to scrabble. Recently though I have noticed that they are adding new “words” that are not words. For years “Te” was not a word and now it is. So you can lose points if you don’t try anything, even if you thought it wasn’t a word. No longer requires strategy and now has become a guessing game.
Can’t believe I paid for this
by yourridiculous on 2019/08/19 01:26
I am so very sick of getting these crappy stars, treasures, Good Job comments, etc. for an app I bought! Why did this start after all these years??? I am just going to have to stop playing.
Rewards broken
by mzubb225 on 2019/08/18 23:52
I cannot accept reward boxes since latest update. Update: Claim Rewards now fixed with latest release! Updated to 5 stars.
STOP THE ADS!
by Reddonerman on 2019/08/18 18:30
I have been happily playing this game for 8 years. The ADS have made me rethink my devotion to this game😡 It is SUCHan annoyance, it’s no longer worth the wait time for the ad(s) to be over before accessing the next game😩
Help!
by larryaweiss on 2019/08/18 15:44
I enjoy WWG a lot. But since the last update I can’t claim any of my mystery boxes. Pressing on a box or the “claim all” button does nothing. Boxes are accumulating but I can’t claim them!
Challenges cheat
by justjoshconley on 2019/08/18 13:39
The challenges in this game cheat in order for one to have to spend numerous coins replaying them. Deleting app. Too many ads also.
Too Many Ads After Update
by Gordtee on 2019/08/17 23:54
Just updated this and am inundated with ads. Smooth move Zynga.
Stupid add ons
by BeOSKid on 2019/08/17 20:46
Been playing words for years so the actual words playing part is good. That’s why 2 stars. The addon crap is so freaking annoying. I play with two friends. Should take a couple minutes to think and play but Nooooo now you have wait for stupid gift boxes and some stupid challenge pop up and the gift boxes to scroll by before you can return back to the two games I’m playing. Play a word, and stupid things pop up all over the place. Oh then there’s fruit and vegetables that was popping up. The game was great and now it’s just full of stupid stuff. Zynga make two versions of this App. Words 1 where it’s just word playing. Thats it. Words 2 it can have all that crap popping up for people who use that stuff for people who aren’t annoyed by that and use those useless boxes. Or give us the ability to turn off all that addon garbage.
Freezes
by 54 Olds on 2019/08/17 09:24
Every time I try to play a practice game, it freezes after the opponent plays the first time. The only way to clear the game is to uninstall and reinstall the app.
Delete the gimmicks, please!
by laVeta411611 on 2019/08/17 00:02
You've made a good bad with too many gimmicks. The game can’t work smoothly anymore. I expect this is because you’ve tried to make it too clever - unsuccessfully!
Used to be better
by new isnt always better on 2019/08/16 21:38
The game seems to move slower than before (no, it’s not just me). Also, I have two practice games that have been “stuck” and won’t disappear or allow me to add another practice game. Bug fixes desperately needed. On a good note, added features like solo games, etc. are fun.
Terrible changes!
by what hmacllit on 2019/08/16 17:49
I’ve played this game for ages but when I had to update its a disaster. The fools keep popping up with stuff to purchase and the worst part is the freezing, or long pauses frequently interrupting the flow of the game. Has some competitor wormed into their game to sabotage the site so players quit out of utter frustration?
Annoying pop ups
by Doug Drabek on 2019/08/16 14:13
All these pop up notifications about rewards and challenges are unnecessary and irritating. Great game otherwise.
Yay!
by GreenJjunkie on 2019/08/16 03:48
Yay!! They finally fixed the bug that wouldn’t let me open my rewards!! It’s working great now!
New update
by tanya422 on 2019/08/16 00:27
Love this game, but new update won’t let me open/access my rewards
Words played that aren’t approved
by I'm from Missouri on 2019/08/15 17:12
Have recently seen two words played that when I look them up they are not approved words with friends words. Played by the same player both times. Answers??
Fix the real F’ing bugs!!!
by Laura buck on 2019/08/15 15:04
3rd review: 8/15/19 I just did the update where they claim to have “fixed” the bugs but they haven’t fixed the big freaking annoying bug!!! I delete my Practice Mode games and as soon as I play a single round in Practice Mode, all my deleted games show up in the completed games section. I don’t know what they did to F this up originally because it never used to happen, but I spent 2 minutes (the time between practice mode games) deleting all my games and my games against real opponents delete and stay deleted but my practice mode games do not. Also, another question- suddenly I’m finding I’m getting requests to play games (which I don’t mind) but they’re ALL from men who only want to talk. I do not reply to them and even added NO CHAT on my profile name. They always give up (basically I’ve never finished a game with any of them) and the games just disappear. They don’t show up as the other player resigning, they’re just gone like they never played against me. 2nd review: Well they haven’t fixed the bug from my first review and now there’s more!! Deleted games in practice mode keep coming back. I deleted about 26 games yesterday and they’re back today including the game I just finished yesterday. I do t have that much free time on my hands to play that many games in a day. More game sticking problems other than in lightning round. If you’re playing against someone and someone from another game plays and the notification comes up, you can not make your move until it goes away. The only thing you can do is wait🙄. Please work on these problems! Isn’t that one of the reasons for reviews?? First review: Like the game and often play lightning rounds but sometimes the game gets stuck as I’m either trying to slide letters up or as I’m hitting play. My teams score will be at 570 and by the time I’m able to play my word, we’re at 750 and the game is over. Happens ALL THE TIME!!! Please fix!!!
Android users can use words that ios users cannot
by TGreen3 on 2019/08/15 14:00
Too many times I’ll play a strategic move thinking that my opponent can’t make an acceptable word but bam! ..my opponent plays “ja” or “je” or “vu” because they’re using the Android version. While I cannot play those words, being told that they’re not valid words. Smh
Too Many Animations
by Kat-Daddy on 2019/08/15 09:58
This game used to be fun, but there are way too many random animations. It has slowed the game to a crawl, and makes it unbearably irritating. Please offer an option to disable the random prizes; they’re annoying. P.S. -I’ve been playing this game for 5 years.
Opt out?
by Meave3474 on 2019/08/14 23:53
Enough with the game interruptions about prizes and challenges, etc. is there a way to opt out of seeing all that annoying stuff?
Too slow!
by DisappointedWordie on 2019/08/14 20:43
What started out as a great app, has gotten terrible over time. The latest versions are so slow, due to trying to track daily activity and give awards that I don’t care about! There is no option to disable all that nonsense either... soon to be another app delete from my iPad...
Ads & Irritations
by My$tictraveller on 2019/08/14 15:00
Since I can’t find a place to leave feedback on your website maybe someone will read it here. Why do we need completed games “see who won” at the top (before the playable games) which you have to click to look at and get rid of and AGAIN after the playable games which you have to edit and delete? Redundant and of no use. Keep the ones at the bottom and get rid of the ones at the top! The games are fun but the ads are ridiculous after EVERY play and also redundant ~ how many times do we need to see the SAME ad over and over again. The long ones can’t be closed and they use up data on my phone so you must be in cahoots with the wireless providers.
I hate this game now, it used to be fantastic
by TJG970 on 2019/08/14 06:47
I am a long time user and I have never seen a company screw up a game this badly, it used to be almost perfect. They have added nonsense screens that pop up regularly congratulating you and other junk that slows the screens down and regularly locks up my iphone and ipad. There are no configuration settings to turn off any of the junk. Shame on them for destroying a fantastic, fun game,
Paid for Pro. Still get ads.
by Kavok on 2019/08/14 03:15
So I paid for the pro version explicitly to get rid of the annoying ads. So what does Zynga do with the latest update? They incorporate advertising as part of the game. Right now you are forced to collect “pins” to get loot-boxes while seeing a certain popular Insurance saleswoman tell you to complete words related to auto insurance. This is an underhanded backdoor way to screw the people that paid good money to have the ads turned off. Bad form Zynga. Bad form.
What’s Wrong?
by Eeegadssss! on 2019/08/14 02:19
I have my games in a folder on my iPhone home screen. The folder will not open. I went in through the App Store to open it, today. Is there a problem with it freezing? I can’t even delete and reinstall the game. Help! Thank you!
Terrible
by H8nD8n on 2019/08/14 00:10
With every update & bug fix this game gets further and further from enjoyable. As you complete a challenge the game consistently tells you there’s a network error. The end result is, if you beat the game you not only DON’T get the prize you get blamed for it. Bad reviews for the game don’t get posted....go figure.
Junked up
by The Casbah on 2019/08/13 16:59
What used to be a great game has now descended to a 2 star mind numbing pain to play. I paid extra to avoid junk, yet now the app is so stuffed full of junky gimmicks and prizes that it fails to launch 2 out of 3 times. I end up with either a black or white screen. I’m forced to close out the app and repeatedly try again. Please declutter this game so we can get back to playing
Used to be better. Prefer simpler version with less bells and whistles.
by namenicked987654321 on 2019/08/13 15:05
I play this often with my family. Wish they would allow for the option to not get rewards or cheats. They are annoying and I just want to play scrabble. Also the solo challenge has become less challenging, so I’m less interested.
Rewards
by bplowman93 on 2019/08/13 04:04
Can’t claim my reward mystery boxes. Please fix this bug!
Too much nonsense!
by GayleSharon on 2019/08/13 03:03
Please, please add options to turn off all these silly rewards, coins - it is very annoying. I’ve been persevering and trying to ignore all of the nonsense. I can see by many of the reviews, I am not alone. Can’t anyone out there write a very similar game to compete? Speaking of which, I have the paid version and I am seeing ads! Disappointing.
Irritating
by jbkocer on 2019/08/13 00:59
I keep getting “Oops! Something went wrong!” on a frozen screen, game in progress. I cannot figure out how to deal with this. Can you help me?
Conversations
by shinobi89 on 2019/08/12 23:59
Have disappeared since last update. Unable to text opponents
Word problem
by purplepokey11 on 2019/08/12 21:46
I love this game but after playing for a couple of years I suddenly get messages from the game saying a problem has occurred and can’t play anymore so I have to restart a new game with someone ugh
Dictionary is awful!
by Wilburth on 2019/08/12 16:07
Love this app, playing 9 games simultaneously But it allows words it cannot define. It allowed "youse"! Also will show fewer letters left than are in the bag. I don't get that! ....youse?!? Seriously?? The dictionary is horrid..apparently written by people who don't actually speak English! (I play in English). It also has a feature in which it says who got a large score for a word you just used. “Louie” got 237 points for “an”. First, how is that possible? Also, prove it! Show a screenshot, at least of that particular play. The “challenges” are also annoying and slow play considerably. So someone played “bop” for 1463 points. How is that possible? Also, do the developers ever read these reviews? I would love to go back to the original version, without all the junk that slows play. Hello? Anyone there?
Lost my status
by feeda bird on 2019/08/12 15:38
I can’t see my progress on Flo’s travels. It won’t let me see how many points I have.
????? Solo challenges
by Queen of Coffee on 2019/08/12 05:19
Since the last update, it seems impossible to beat the AI players, even the so called “easy” Even when I do manage to win, I find it impossible to get three stars!!! What are the “bonus combos” good for? Not sure I want to play anymore! ☹️☹️☹️😡
Just SO MANY ads!
by Sweetiedolly on 2019/08/12 00:01
I love this app and this game. Functionality, content, user friendly. This app has it all. However it also has a crap-ton of ads. After each play.. an ad! I get that the ads are necessary, however I do wish there were just a few less. :( otherwise, I really do love this app so far.
Unwanted conversations
by not a dating site on 2019/08/11 23:45
Please let people know this is not a dating site
Enjoyable game
by Clarity4831 on 2019/08/11 22:23
Fun way to pass the time.
Can we just play???
by Keithhnl on 2019/08/11 15:43
The endless pointless interruptions get in the way of the fun and no one can opt out.
Update.
by Puzzling jigsaws on 2019/08/11 14:45
I just connected to a new iPad and when I hit which friend to play with my screen went black. What do I do to get friends screens back?
Practice game
by crskmr on 2019/08/10 23:57
I have 2 practice games frozen on my screen. What is going on? The two games have been at a standstill for 2 weeks. Please help or get them erased.
Where Did the Hints Go?
by lbirch01 on 2019/08/10 22:57
I have hints to use, but it’s not even displaying over at the top left. Where did it go?
Update is messing up
by The searcher#2 on 2019/08/10 22:55
After I did an update, my game system is not working as well as before.
Maddeningly frustrating animations have ruined WWF for me.
by Jimflygy on 2019/08/10 15:51
I used to love WWF and usually had at least 3 games going at a time. But the inane animations and ‘goals’ and silly bouncing gift boxes etc etc have ruined it. My iPad essentially locks up for 2 to 3 seconds after I play a word, while I’m assuming the game is retrieving whichever silly and meaningless animation or advertisement it wants to show me. Endlessly frustrating.
Slow slow slow
by JJD2008 on 2019/08/10 14:00
There is so much lag time after you play your word on this app; they also have gotten too cutesy with added things to slow you down. We don’t need the “good job” comments or the little badges and competitions we aren’t requesting. I think my days of words are over.
New version is beyond annoying
by Alecjason on 2019/08/10 13:55
Half the stuff that pops up is meaningless. Half the time the app won’t even load because it is trying to put together some distracting annoying cheesy graphic that nobody cares about. These extra “features” are useless.
No BS
by nicknames not neccessary on 2019/08/10 13:32
Would like the BS removed. Just want to play the game. I despise waiting for the game to play it’s BS.
It's fun, reliable, and overdone
by Stanpaul on 2019/08/10 12:52
The rewards and challenges are a consistent annoyance and the app was better without them.
help
by Gghfhgchggkjgkhvbnchhmnvnkjv on 2019/08/10 03:53
i can’t open any of my rewards ???
Cant open reward boxes
by Aliiensauce on 2019/08/09 17:02
Ive accumulated over 10 boxes that I cant open. Ive uninstalled the app, logged out, tried “claim all” and nothing works. Please fix this. Multitudes of people have been complaining about this bug
Hate all the prizes nonsense!!
by CGhouston on 2019/08/09 16:02
I love playing WWF but HATE all the stupid “prizes” and “rewards” that just interrupt my play and drive me crazy!! Please please make a clean version of the game so we can just PLAY without all that other unnecessary crap!
No more cartoon challenges!
by gibbywordqueen on 2019/08/09 15:04
I was really hoping the newest update would give me a way to opt out of the daily challenges. I can’t stand the cartoons that pop up and would like to opt out. Can I revert back to my original version? Ugh.
What happened??
by Jjrjport on 2019/08/09 12:47
Can’t collect mystery boxes as rewards since the latest update. Too many bells and whistles overall but I could deal with that if the rest of it worked... please fix!
Used To Love This Game
by char1423 on 2019/08/09 00:44
Now it keeps making my iPad stuck every time there’s an add. The most frustrating is when your own thank you-keep playing notification gums up the works. The only way out is to turn my iPad off then on again. PLEASE FIX THIS!
Great game, if you have all day...
by valharp on 2019/08/08 21:14
This is a fun game - but so painfully slow! All the sub-games that interrupt my multiple games are not only annoying but have slowed things down to a crawl. I would like to see you have a version with no coins, no journeys, no mystery boxes, no other things to do besides play the basic word game. Can't you divide these into separate versions - one for those who want bells and whistles, and one for those who just want to play S******e?
Words
by Nonindtk on 2019/08/08 20:51
Great game need to fix accepting rewards.
Disappointing Solo Challenges
by Gully436 on 2019/08/08 20:16
I’ve been playing this game for several years and I particularly enjoy the solo challenges. Each time I play each level over and over to finally get three stars. Sometimes it takes me the full two weeks to get to the end but this week I’ve completed it in four days because the value of the stars has gone down and now it’s too easy. That’s all. Overall I’m happy with WWF. But not this week.
Finished practice games
by Ed7397 on 2019/08/08 17:37
Unable to delete finished practice games and they’re really adding up. Is anyone else experiencing this since the last update?
Words with friends
by lyn537 on 2019/08/08 15:31
Can you update the game? It will not delete my completed games after I edit them and delete. It also makes mistakes. When I win a game against robot in practice game, it says I LOST, when I win the game. Is it only a mistake in this version? I tried installing it again.
Oops, something went wrong
by Denesrsa on 2019/08/08 13:03
Can you give us a way to delete games that get corrupted. It gets really frustrating when the only way to fix this is to uninstall and reinstall.
Words with Friends 2
by jvak1949 on 2019/08/08 00:53
I ABSOLUTELY abhor the updated version of WWF. It is difficult to play and silly, what with “gifts”, characters, coins, etc. I’d like to go back to the old version, if only I knew how.
Less talky, more wordy
by bsym10 on 2019/08/08 00:38
I enjoy the app and don’t mind the frills of the continued updates, in fact I think the lightning round is really fun. What I don’t love it not being able to turn off the chat feature. I am open to game requests but when it’s a middle aged dude in the picture I know the creepy chat messages are not far behind. Two to three days of them giving compliments and asking why I don’t respond go by before they inevitably resign. Please add a setting to turn off the chat feature.
Cannot collect rewards
by Fotomom on 2019/08/07 22:53
Talk about screwing players! I have 7 to collect but the game won’t let me. I suppose they’ll expire at the end of the week! I’m sorry I updated!
Update Needed
by JoeCrack214 on 2019/08/07 22:27
After the last update, I am unable to claim my mystery boxes!!!
Problem
by Debbiem0720 on 2019/08/07 22:20
I can no longer collect my boxes with the update I loaded today.
Simplistic
by Mary_kramer on 2019/08/07 18:51
Looks like a game for 4-10 yr olds. Use to be more fun. Now when you want to play practice e games, you often get a message saying Oops! Something went wrong and you can’t play. I think you have “improved” it to death
Change lt back 😩
by rockin robn g on 2019/08/07 17:32
Not liking the new version even a single bit
Good game
by Graszka7600 on 2019/08/07 12:15
After the latest update, I am not able to collect my rewards. Please fix it, and I will change my rating.
It used to be fun
by enigmabuster on 2019/08/07 05:51
Unfortunately this game has added features like daily goals, etc that have slowed the game and made it less enjoyable. Such a shame!
Good game but beware of people harassing you
by eyeCewe on 2019/08/07 02:36
I hate being bothered by so many guys who immediately start asking me personal questions as if this is a dating app. It’s a GAME app. I have to resort to blocking so many people because they are persistent. And they all want you to start chatting with them on some app named HANGOUTS, which I’ve read is a hotbed for scammers due to minimal controls there.
I’m done
by elchapo287 on 2019/08/06 23:51
This game is now ruined with the boat load of ads and useless crap you have to X out for every game. “Uninstalled”
Disenchanted
by undecided - Pete on 2019/08/06 23:25
I love this game and generally have 3 - 4 games going continuously.. however the rewards and awards have become increasingly intolerable. The rewards are annoying and an interruption every time. Does anyone really care if they got another image of a treasure chest? Really?
Pastime pleasure...
by HC in Oregon on 2017/10/07 14:17
I love this game... and have played it for years every morning with my morning cup of coffee…I play the old-fashioned way with none of the colorful play options perched above for the less astute player. I play with like-minded players (I think!) and play just for the sheer fun of building words! A wordsmith at heart I suppose. I enjoy the badges and find myself trying to achieve the set goal, however, I wish those weekly goals would scramble from high to low, low to high, and everywhere in between... not just demanding a higher target every week making it sometimes too difficult to achieve it in the time I allow myself to play. Even in the case of other players using the enticing bling aids, I still enjoy the simple pleasure of mixing letters with the use of my own brain and it matters not if other players do or do not. Somehow, with time, you find compatible playmates who keep the game challenging, yet stay true to the integrity of the basic game of Scrabble. Oh! And I occasionally like to look at my stats ... rather interesting! Thank you for this enjoyable game!
Words with Cheaters
by DrivenVA on 2018/05/04 07:37
The new version of the game features “power ups,” three options to give you an advantage over your opponent. “Hindsight” shows you the best move you could have played in a round, which may be available to you in the next round. “Word radar” shows you were you can play on the board for the current round. “Swap and play” enables you to swap letters without losing a turn. You can earn these advantages or buy them. Your use of these advantages is NOT transparent to your opponent. Moreover, may use these features repeatedly throughout the game. If you repeatedly use the swap and play feature, it is almost impossible for your opponent to get quality letters. You are no longer using your skills to compete against your opponent, you are using these advantages to win. The new features are enabling rampant cheating and sadly it now seems to be the norm. I can see maybe allowing use of one advantage during a game, but that should be transparent to your opponent. There is no opt-out to the new features and I simply do not want to play someone who is cheating. And why should my earned stats be given the same weight as someone who purchased a win? The new features of Words With Friends have driven me away from the game. Sadly, I doubt Zynga cares about enthusiasts like me, because they are certainly making a lot more money off of the new features.
Love it
by greatot on 2017/10/08 12:14
I enjoy this game and play everyday. I find It at time intruding into space set up for me to do other things. Takes some discipline in my part. I enjoy being able to exchange lettters without penalty one time. I didn’t think being able to see spaces available where I could play would benefit but find it does help especially on a challenging environment. I like being able to chat. And presentation after the play to see if I placed my words in the best place or utilized the highest points that turn is fun. The advertisement sometime get stuck and I have to stop playing and turn off the game. I love scrabble but didn’t always have company to play. So I played the board by myself. But words with friends is so much more fun than the physical board of scrabble. I enjoy solo play but gets frustrating when I make real words and the game won’t except. I miss being able to pass the phone back and forth when out with my little ones and engage in a game. Overall I love the game and highly recommend
Why I hate this game now
by dda1968 on 2018/10/31 19:22
All the new features are really annoying and detract from the fun of the game. Problems were not fixed with all the new bells and whistles, and new ones were introduced. Notifications. Sometimes you get notified that it’s your turn, mostly you don’t. The badge icon hardly works so you never know how many games are waiting. Opening the app. When you first go in, it seems to randomly choose one of your games and presents as your turn. But it’s just the one game. The “Next” button isn’t active even when you have several games waiting. I now immediately exit this game. Then I see my list of active games, and the “Next” button is presented as I take each turn. Finishing. When you complete a game, you’re given an opportunity to start a new one with that player. If you do, after you make your first play, you click “Next” and it takes you back into the game you just completed even if you have several others waiting. And they still haven’t fixed the problem of prompting both the winner and loser to start a new game, even after one of you already has! What’s up with that?! Often you end up with multiple games with the same player. So annoying. I want to like this. I love the challenge of Scrabble. But this is no longer fun.
“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
A lot of nonsense
by Quatschster on 2019/07/26 13:03
I am tired of abbreviations and foreign words sometimes being acceptable while others are not. There is nothing wrong with encountering legitimate words but the game's dictionary allows too many entries that are not real words. I like playing and have no problem losing, but the nonsense is just increasing. I also cannot stand all the nonsense with badges and coins, especially when it gives players an edge that they really don’t deserve. Power ups belong in Marioland, not a game like this. And who decided to include a word search option that spellchecks entries and changes them entirely, thereby requiring a player to enter it twice? Update: the use of non-existent words increases all the time. Some are abbreviations, some are foreign words and all of them are BS. If you play with someone who uses the approach to build a word to see if it fits, even if it’s a nonsensical word, the game loses its enjoyment. It’s even more ridiculous when the game dictionary identifies something as a word, but doesn’t have a definition for it. Check a Scrabble dictionary or another reputable dictionary and you’ll find the words do not exist.
Disappointed
by NiBo1 on 2019/03/21 00:52
I have been playing again for a short while. (Had stopped playing for a couple years.) During this short period back, this game has disappointed me several times. I have tried to play a couple words, which are actual words, some of which the Words With Friends dictionary even defines, yet the game tells me that the word is not valid. The dictionary even shows that other people have played the words through their “highest scoring play” section. Seriously??!!!?? I reported the issue and the first rep said they would make note of it... uh, thanks, but that doesn’t help my game play... Guess it’s time to stop playing this game again. ***UPDATE: After a couple more plays with valid word rejections, and additional correspondence with the support team (who provided no beneficial information, solution or resolution), I decided to try other versions of Words With Friends. Low and behold, Words With Friends 2 seems to be allowing words that were rejected in other versions. So far I’ve confirmed one was accepted. If this older version of the app is not going to function properly or be updated, it should just be retired. Smh
The Devil’s Advocate
by LadeeD on 2019/03/29 13:55
Contrary to pretty much every recent review of this app, I like the new little features. I love collecting powerups. Me and my opponents openly use them and now see them as part of the game. I love collecting tile skins, and it’s fun to see me and my opponents mix and match the colors we’ve collected. I really don’t mind the event collectibles. Or the chests. Especially since they give me goals to strive toward as I play and reward me when I complete them. I’m a lot happier now that the company stopped trying to force us to switch to Words with Friends 2, which I avoid like the plague. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it and force that fix on us. Also glad that the whole ad issue seemed to be resolved and I don’t have ads in my paid version. If I had any gripes, it would be that they are incredibly stingy with coins (you get 3 max in your daily gift while things in the store can cost like, 100). And that once you complete all solo challenges you have to wait for the next set. If I have a daily goal that needs me to win a solo challenge, I can’t get it since I can’t replay them. I’d like that to change. But anyway, I felt compelled to write this review after seeing nothing but hate for the new features. I know a lot of people that like the features, but I guess you’re more compelled to write a review if you have a complaint, right?
Love the game, hate the gimicks
by T/dee on 2019/01/18 16:08
This is the game I play the most, but every time they update they mess it up more. They give you pop up player suggestions, and screens that get In the way and freeze up your game. This just adds frustration to what is supposed to be a fun, relaxing game. In case the makers don’t realize it, the word “ game” implies that it is supposed to be fun, not frustrating. Now they have all of these points, which might be a fun addition, but you have to jump through stupid hoops to collect them, such as pushing a button that says “Great” after you push a button that says “Claim” and read a list of “rewards”. It makes the player feel like a rat being tested in a maze. It’s all hogwash. The buttons freeze and the stupid screen won’t go away because they want me to watch a 3 second video to show me adds that I paid to not have to watch when I bought the app. My husband, who already has enormous hands that don’t work well on little screens has completely given up. It was the only game we played together, so they just gimmicked their way right out of customers.
PC run amok...
by qwertydeb on 2018/10/06 18:58
I am finishing the current games, and then I will delete the app. I enjoyed the original version, as inadequate as it was. In 10 years they have not expanded the dictionary. Indeed, in the UK version, they claim that “a dictionary is not yet available for your language.” (!! None. Nada.) Zynga also removed the list of words played in the UK version, so it’s nearly useless. In addition they have involuntarily enrolled me in their “win prizes” schemes in support of the Susan Komen Foundation, supporter of Planned Parenthood and abortion. They offer for $sale “power up your game”, coins that allow and encourage cheating. In addition to the new bubblegum colors, the entire experience has been infantilized. They force games with fictional characters onto my screen, some of which there is no option to withdraw. I once played this game with intelligent people from all over the world. It was a stress-buster. Now it has been heavily and thoroughly monetized, politicized like everything else (there are many “forbidden” words based on political correctness.) I’m ready to cut it loose. I regret losing the many connections I’ve made, but I look forward to spending my time more productively.
Word Game With Friends Review
by MontyHannah on 2018/12/21 00:49
Pluses: Fast moving Good board with reward squares in different places in each new game Easily addictive when not frustrating Opportunity to earn coins is recent and keeps players in the game Minuses: Opponents may have advantage in Swapping letters because he has a huge supply of Swap+ from purchasing and opponent has few and can’t swap..certain opponents always have just the right letters while other struggles with 5 i’s and 2 U’s, or a v q x c j v for example, several turns in a row...opponent with impossible letters fall behind fast as opponent surges ahead impossible for player to catch up. Throw of letters appears to not be random...all vowels or all consonants, or all consonants with no blends is frequent occurrence... Sometimes the promised 50 coins for completing challenge goal doesn’t register Sometimes Word Game presents a blank screen for a day or so...player can’t earn swap coins toward weekly goal. There might be too many U’s and V’s in the game because More often than not, I am left with them for the last few plays. The Dictionary of allowed words crack me up. So many words are Celtic, Old Scottish, Hebrew, meanings from an antiquities list I think, while many commonly used words today are not allowed. The best one yet is the one that states “ no meaning for this word at this time “ That’s it for now. Sheila
7+ years of depleting its Scrabble roots
by Proball2 on 2017/09/12 22:05
WWF is probably my most frequented app w/ the displeasure of my wife. I remember 7-8 years ago downloading the app, purchasing the ad-free version & outsmarting opponents. I used to count tiles & block moves at the end of games so opponents would get stuck w/ Q's, Z's, J's, etc... Slowly the app has been becoming more amateur friendly with word strength, a remaining letters tab, etc. I was reluctant but adjusted, & became fine with it as it made my opponents more competitive. The new Swap+ feature is total BS, and basically the reason why I'm writing this review. Please, delete this immediately. This takes away the integrity and strategy of Scrabble. Btw, the new version totally deleted many of the features WWF has recently implemented with a few bugs others have complained about (I.e. the green lightning icon). Lastly, badges are totally unfair. I remember playing the game hours on end so I had a chance to win a T-shirt. I remember having to score 5000+ pts per week while some family members only had a goal of 2000+. If you do anything in future updates, please, for the love of nerds like me, get rid of Swap+.
Used to be more fun.....
by Lilikoi White on 2019/07/26 06:08
I’ve been playing WWF for years. I thought I paid not to get ads, but evidently ads have taken over and are obnoxious and childish. I don’t appreciate the interruptions. I would rather opt out of the juvenile ads. I have also noticed that sometimes when I win a game with Practice, it is listed that I lost. Even though I don’t check my stats that often, I now know why they’re incorrect. I could not remember losing over 300 games. All of a sudden word like: ee, oo, vu and several others have been added. New words should not be added without definitions. Especially when sometimes these new words aren’t in any dictionary. I probably won’t be playing much longer. I read the reviews and even though complaints and suggestions are made to improve the game, which would be to return it to how it was, the developer has done nothing. I hope improvements are made soon. Looking for a new fun game that doesn’t bombard me with ads directed at kids.
Words with Family and Friends
by Debra L. Difatta on 2017/09/14 12:55
This is a great App on it's own merit. What I really love about words with friends is that it's a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. It's a way of checking in with my nieces and nephew who otherwise I might only see on Holidays. I also like that you are able to send messages back and forth if you wish, during play "nice game!" A pat on the back is always appreciated! I like that you don't have to commit to an entire game at one sitting. I have 5-10 games going with different people at the same time. Some days I only play one word per game. And if I'm particularly busy I don't play at all. Know this, you will always have something to do when you have a moment and you will be making a connection with someone you care about at the same time. Win/win.
Words
by Tete621 on 2017/09/27 21:00
I am so frustrated cause I won the match of the day three times last week and today so every time they promised me 6 hrs free of third party and I didn't get any . This is not right and I'm asking for an answer for that. I've been playing hrs each day but I can stop right there if you keep doing that . The customer is a customer and has the right to be offered what you promised. I love this game but when I charge my iPad I lose the sound . So I have to turn off the iPad and then on so the sound come back and lately the game is playing on slow motion till I reboot the whole game , delete and launch , can anybody help me please. Again I'm loosing the sounds completely its mute and I tried all the setting and deleting the game and back but no use please help
Crazy words
by Nikkitytom on 2018/10/05 08:53
I’m a newbie here and enjoying this game with my sister who lives in Canada. We text and play at the same time and it’s great fun. But I’m very disappointed with the Solo Challenge. I’m on the fourth level now with Archibald and his first three words were “vaw” and “bunn” and “Malkin” ... none of which are standard English words. Perhaps I’m just on the wrong page. I remember terrific “live” games with clever friends and our rules which so discouraged obscure or foreign words that if a standard dictionary didn’t cover the word, the player lost his turn. No proper names allowed and no foreign words ... which lost me many turns when I switched to French or Hindi. If these games are just an exercise in checking obscure medieval words or misspellings ... such as “bunn” ... then the game has lost its charm for me. I like testing wonderful vocabularies, reaping the benefits of a lifetime of voracious reading. Not just “tricking” opponents with words never used in today’s world by English speakers.
Everything Is Overpriced + Bad Customer Service
by LaurenWriter on 2017/11/05 13:37
You literally have to play the game all day just to get 100+ points. With their new algorithm, you really do need the points to be eligible for features such as swapping tiles (30 for 450 points) since the letters you get are terrible. Recently, they also increase the amount of coins you need to be able to get these features. It’s absolutely insane. And, if you don’t have enough coins, they want you to spend $100 for 5,600 coins! Whenever I email about an issue with my coins, I get an excuse about not being able to do that. I really feel like this app, although the game is fun, is really shady. I understand they want to make money, but make it fair. They know that by giving crappy letters, players need coins to purchase features such as swap tiles. When you need 75 coins just for 5 swap tiles and it takes half a day to get those coins, it’s not fair. Oh, and they want you to pay monthly for no ads. This app is a rip off and shady. One star for that and for VERY POOR customer service.
Some changes are not improvements
by Dbhk49 on 2018/09/15 20:58
Good things: it's fun! I like playing with new folks as well as my regulars. I learn new and more words. The chat feature is a good feature. I appreciate that profanity is generally not allowed. Not-so-good things: why do you insert those requests to start a new game when the person identified did NOT initiate that request? I hate that new tactic. The challenge awards seemed good at first, but the levels go far too high too fast. Many of my former game friends are just no longer willing to play. THE AWARDS PROGRAM HAS KILLED THE GAME FOR MANY OF US! I will delete the game if it continues! These "not-so-brilliant" innovations hurt the game instead of helping it!GIVE US AN OPT OUT CHOICE! If it wasn't for those last bad things, I would say it is a 5 star game. Can you fix those? If not, I can. I will delete and leave it in the dust of foolish “improvements.”
Please be more transparent
by Redwoodtree on 2019/04/07 14:31
The developers do put regular effort into the game, which is nice. But many of their choices are just ridiculous. The fact that your opponent can use features without you knowing is almost infuriating. Please give an option to see when the opponent has swapped without losing a turn or used word radar or whatever. The dictionary is also infuriating. There are non-words, non-English words(when playing in English), there are proper nouns, the dictionary changes with no notice. There are acronyms that are allowed. For more serious word game enthusiasts these are infuriating characteristics of this game. If Scrabble was maintained in any sort of reasonable way (i.e., if there was any real competition for Words, many people would abandon this platform). Most of the development effort goes to “fun” and very little goes to game integrity, fairness, transparency and toward a more serious word player’s demographic.
Paid for the update, still have to sit through the BS
by Terwie on 2019/04/10 14:44
First let me say, in general I really like WWF. A few years ago I paid the extra for no interruptions from solicitation and other unwanted information. HOWEVER, they’ve started these bogus challenges to play 3 letter words or words that have ZQX or words that are whatever! Who cares?! I hate having to sit through the stupid graphics and interruptions to my games to find out I’ve played any of the made-up contests with no one but the game that I’m not interested in and can’t opt out of. The new Lightning round is fun, but mainly because you can do it when you choose, unlike these other little obnoxious interruptions. I don’t want to know if I play a certain amount of ZQX words, I am not interested in any made-up challenges other than with other ‘friends’ and in don’t care what the next stupid little challenge is from WWF. Stop already!!
Please fix bug
by Emeryc on 2017/09/22 00:29
I'm a longtime player and fan of WWF. It has developed a really annoying bug. Most of the time when I check the Dictionary and swipe the Dictionary screen back down, the game screen stays grayed out and the game is completely unresponsive until I reboot the phone. Another bug, more minor: I hit the Smart Match button weeks ago and it hasn't stopped since. The game is still searching for Smart Matches and comes up with one every few days. There seems to be no way to stop it. I enjoy the new power ups, even though they are overpriced. I used to get 10 or 6 coins for winning a game and now only get 4. Why? Can't find an explanation of the coin rules. You say you just added 50,000 words. Please list them or put them in the Word of the Day feature. And let people know if the new word they suggested has been accepted. The new GIF feature is annoying and unnecessary. My opponent played the word EROTICA and a GIF popped up showing extremely explicit pornography. Didn't bother me but I fear most folks would be offended. Finally, please bring back the confirmation button are hitting the PLAY button, or at least offer it as an option in Settings. It is so annoying to lose a potentially good word after accidentally hitting the PLAY button
Love the Game, Hate the Latest Update!
by Kathryn8888 on 2018/11/21 19:10
Reduced by one more star! This update, as I said below is TERRIBLE! To add a new game with someone I ALWAYS play against, instead of just choosing their name off of a list, I now have to search for the name. How in the world is this an improvement?!?! It’s not! It’s just annoying! Zynga doesn’t own this game anymore and PEOPLE FUN only know how to irritate not have fun! Ive played this game for years (although, I don’t see the version I have on here. It was a free upgrade from a couple of years ago, although it doesn’t really look any different. I noticed it updated last night. I HATE it. Changing things just for the sake of change isn’t the best decision. I don’t like the teeny tiny dots at the bottom that represent each game. I certainly don’t like the pop up after every turn that states it’s the other player’s turn. That’s just monotonous and completely unnecessary. I still will play, but I truly hate these silly changes!
Ads that freeze
by agr3446 on 2017/10/10 20:41
I love the game. Have played for years and am even liking that ads are becoming more targeted to my preferences. I even click through occasionally (which is of course the point). I’m ok with ads because I play the free version. However it’s so incredibly annoying when an ad isn’t scaled correctly or worse yet completely freezes and requires closing the program. Which is exactly what I do. If it freezes or won’t load or ad takes forever I just swipe closed. Sales people guide your customers to better ads that actually have the potential for being opened as opposed to ads that are so annoying I would never consider checking out the product. And development create ads that don’t free or close. Otherwise fun game and everything else works great for me.
Don’t give out email
by GreenChileState on 2018/07/14 05:13
In past two weeks there has been an influx of men from outside the United States trying to pick up on women. I’m not sure what they are wanting from US, but they all have about the same stories. They tell you they are widowed and have a child. They then progress to wanting your email or chat with them on HangOuts App or Skype so they can build a relationship with you. Really, I didn’t pay for dating scam app. Don’t fall for the compliments or wanting to be your friends. It’s not normal!! Just think of all the people in the world and they pick you on Words With Friends. I wish we could report these people. If you don’t agree and provide your personal information they just block you!!! Oh...and I was completely devastated!!! Be safe!!!
HATE what they’ve done to the game!
by AGEON on 2019/01/08 13:26
I resisted an update for so long and finally my app crashed and would NOT recover no matter what I did. Probably by design I’m sure. The only fix was to update it. The new version? It. Is. The. WORST. Every 5 seconds it’s popping up some annoying “great, you’ve just acquired 16 tropical drinks or whatever it is.” Who cussing CARES???!!! No one likes to hear their baby is ugly, but this one is frightful. I know people need to justify their jobs by continually changing things, but this takes it to another level. You can’t hardly play a letter without having to wait for the app to spend 10 seconds telling you what a great accomplishment you’ve just achieved. Hardly an exaggeration. “AMAZING, you just played an E, you only need 4 more letters to make the word of the day!” LAME!!! It’s too busy, too frequent, and too obnoxious! I’ve tried turning off notifications in the settings and it didn’t improve anything. I hate, hate, hate - double hate - LOATHE ENTIRELY!!!!
Please stop “improving”
by TeachinAK on 2019/02/26 01:37
I have been playing WWF longer than I can remember, and always enjoyed it, until someone decided to add a whole lot of distractions, like different colours for the words, making them more confusing to read, and useless information like how many points others got playing the same word - on a completely different board, as if one could duplicate it. Or useless “rewards” which interrupt the game, and playing letters found in ransom words. None of these things make the original game any better (unless maybe you’re still in Elementary School and need to get little gift boxes and notes that the daily goal is complete - What goal?) I know this “review” won’t make any difference, but I needed to get it off my chest. If you want to “improve” the game, please make all these useless additions at least a choice, so those of us who just want to play the original game can turn them all of. THAT would be an improvement.
“Improvements shouldn’t be mandatory
by Artist engineer on 2019/07/14 00:27
I enjoy the core game very much. I’ve met some good people and learned some words. Great fun. However, the cheats and interruptions and assigned goals, not to mention the tile color changes that make it harder to visualize word opportunities, these ruin a lot of the pleasure of the actual game for me. Most of all, I want you to stop forcing us to say, “Great!” just to escape an unwanted interruption about an intrusive change or “opportunity.” Do you think if you force us to say “Great!” enough times, we’ll come to agree? I hate it. I just want to play the actual core game and chat a little with a few good people. That part is great. Please, please make a way for some of us to opt out of all the irrelevant stuff you add for the people who enjoy bells and whistles. They get bored. I get it. But I don’t. I like the actual game. Why can’t I have that?
Bjok42
by BJOK42 on 2018/12/04 08:45
I love Scrabble. I really enjoyed Words(and still do)up to the point of earning coins, badges, solo challenges, mystery boxes etc.!! It’s becoming like a full time job just to keep up with it all! I am electronically handicapped and am sure overseeing such a popular game site that has attracted millions is no easy feat. The saying, “keep it simple stupid”, has merit. More efficiency in troubleshooting would be a plus. Since purchasing the Bundle, I can’t believe how bad the variety of my letters has declined. It’s been so consistent, i feel it’s just a ploy to get me to spend more! For example, getting 4 I’s, 2 u’s and a v, do a swap, get 2 I’s, 1 e, 1 u, 1 y, 2 T’s, no more swaps! I work very hard to “not” swap and make the most of my letters, but, with almost every new turn, I have only 1 vowel, (usually a u or i) consistently no vowels at all. Winning games difficult with low point letters and no vowels! When I made complaint, was told it’s all “chance”! So much I love about playing, having Word Lookup is wonderful, Bundle not too great, too many coins required, especially Hindsight, think it’s a rip. Enjoy lightning rounds, and practice games. Would like to chat more, no one seems to want to, after reading comments, see why 😞. I’m 👵🏻 and so harmless, just a little lonely I guess!
Badge Display
by KajunBrees on 2017/09/24 17:56
I saw where one other player posted in their review about badges not being posted next to photo when earned. Even though in my settings I have that feature turned on, my badges never ever appear on my photo. I think it is very unfair o post for some and not all players. What gives? Update regarding scores Your scoring for each week is fraudulent or there is an issue with the app. For example, there are people I am playing with whose scores don’t even come close to the needed score for the week and they have already received their badge. This is evident on the “Leaderboard “ that is displayed when I click on it. It is apparent that you are not replying to the reviews where there are concerns about your app. I think you are only concerned about 5 stars . You have issues that needed responding to. How about it?
Can’t Afford WWF
by TeachEng2019 on 2019/01/21 20:34
I have been using this app happily for several years now. Early on I paid for a subscription so there would be no ads. Recently, I had to change my email address and the trouble started. For some reason, I could not just switch email addresses. I was forced to sign up with a new account and a new email address. Now, after each play, a lengthy intrusive ad appears and takes over my phone. Literally. Sometimes I have to shut my phone down to stop the ad so I can get back to the game! The only option for getting rid of the ads is to send Zynga $9.99 for a 30 day ad-free version. What?! ZYNGA, you’ve become allowed ad income to hijack your customer base. None of the brands that I regularly play with have encountered this issue. Nor have they been interrupted by Ed’s following each play. What is going on?! Am I being hijacked? Naturally I cannot afford a $10 a month word game addiction, and I am fast losing patience with your ads.
Game lags, buggy and weekly points too much
by Fandom247365 on 2017/09/17 16:48
I have been playing this game almost from its beginning. The last few updates I don't think are taking care of the real bug issues. My game continues to lag. Each opponent I bring up, I have to wait 5-10 seconds before being able to play a word. When I have over 10 games going on, this becomes too time consuming. The weekly point total goal is unrealistic. I know at one point I had purchased the ad free version yet for some reason I still keep seeing ads. And now the price has gone up wayyy to high to repurchase. Ads stick and app will crash. It should not take 30 seconds or more ads to load. I'm on the verge of deleting what used to be a fun game. I run the most current OS and update my app regularly. I also have no issues with it being my internet. It is this app. If you fix this stuff, I'd rate you higher.
Love the game - Hate the extra crap put with it!
by b.mankins82 on 2019/06/23 04:19
Love playing Words With Friends. Wish we could get rid of the coins and mystery boxes and such. Just a simple game would be great. I like seeing my stats and the tile bag. I also hate all the advertisements. It’s a pain waiting through them to exit your play so your opponent can play their turn. I would rather have a choice of a free version with ads or a $5 version without ads. Not everyone who wants to play is an avid gamer, we don’t know what to do with those stupid coins and mystery boxes. Make a version with that stuff for those that like that sort of a thing and a version without for those of us that don’t. We love the game and want to play, but without the extras. That’s my two cents, thanks for listening.
WWF
by CraftyVic on 2017/10/08 13:03
Last evening I went to open WWF and I got a white screen! I reset my iPhone and tried top open it again. White screen! I let it set overnight hoping it would magically fix itself (that really does work in some cases!) but it didn’t! I’ll check it on my iPad when I get moving. If it’s doing it in my IPad also, I’ll know it’s something in my house system that’s messed up. Just in case, though, does anyone else have this ‘white screen problem’???? Well, I reinstalled it and it gave me a new icon and that seemed to work for awhile. But if I try to use my anagram program to help me find a word, when I try to go back to the game, I get a white screen again - on the newly installed game! Am I cursed, or being punished for seeking a little outside assistance??
Update?
by Huntdj74 on 2018/09/18 12:25
I love this game but I don’t care for most of the latest update. I have not found a way to get rid of the Challenge games that pop up uninvited or the suggested new people. The game is called Words with FRIENDS, not Words with Strangers or Words with Computers! If there are people who want and enjoy that, great, make it an option. But could it also be an option to play the game with my Friends without all the annoying stuff in my way please? And you still have one MAJOR bug you need to fix: the “no connection” I get after being away from the game for an hour or more that requires me to completely shut my phone off and restart it before I can play. The latest update only changed one thing on this problem: now I get a completely blank screen, it doesn’t even say “no connection”.
Seems to be reestablished after Forced reloading of game
by rewwth on 2018/01/21 16:58
Repeatedly crashing after several years of happy playing, the game was deleted & reloaded. Now I see why this was "necessary": Several years ago I'd paid about $10 for a lifetime free of ads. Now I am asked to fork over $30 for this same freedom from ads. The heck with it; you can keep your game. UPDATE: Since the above was written the game has reappeared pretty much intact (ongoing games, ad-free). I, too, would like to know what the new 50,000 words are besides "doh" & "ew." There are words in the fiber world that are old but current (cria, takli, diz, & sley, for example) that should be in the lexicon. And why not "buoyed"? I can't speak to the "free-trade" option, but it seems ridiculously unsportsmanlike to me.
The greedy money grab begins
by Learning Curve on 2018/09/30 01:18
It used to be that if you played a lot, you would get a lot of “coins” allowing you Power Ups in the Store. No longer. The rewards are now a stupid and gimmicky Treasure Chest with minimal rewards, BUT, you are encouraged to buy the coins throughout. Yet another example of a good thing spoiled. I bought the app, I use it a lot, so why you gotta be so crapitalist? There are new Solo Challenges, like “School Staff” which, while fun, is really just a ploy to get impatient, easily frustrated users to buy coins. Again, another sign of their avarice. The new UI is bad, too. Icons that have no clear meaning, large, distracting panels that get in the way of me selecting a new game, a ‘rewards’ feature that completely changes how I played the game and gets in the way. Oh, how much more can you get in the way of me enjoying the game? Oh, and the laggy response as I drag and drop letters? Why would you ever mess that up?! That’s game play, and the performance is compromised. In the past I had problems with the in game messaging with friends/opponents. This were long ago fixed, and I had been enjoying this game. Awesome, but then you go and mess with the UI for no clear benefit. These are not improvements. I can’t see one thing about this update that is better in any way.
Its okeh-ish
by AceVariable4017/Variouspoisons on 2018/05/05 08:57
The game CAN be fun but a select few people (including me) can almost never get almost any good words because we have to hunt with like 1 or 2 letters making it even more difficult. Ik for some its not noticeable but I even played wordscapes which has the most weird spelled words and practically unheard of and I try to find things like that.. But even then the game is extremely difficult with what you get and even re-rolling doesn't give you a single tile useful but for those who dont have this kind of difficulty almost always have a good use of tiles (ones that actually make up a word), also for those who have this problem when it gives you something "good" to work with thats literally always less than 11 points! So in short its good but unfair to some people since it gives them the worst things to work with while others get the best.
Invalid Words being played
by PR1NCEFAN on 2019/06/01 15:08
Within the last 2-3 weeks, it’s come to my attention that invalid words by “Words With Friends” own definition, are being played. It doesn’t matter the version of game, or operating system. Examples are: squit, tov, je , and so many others. I’m to the point I’m tired of playing. It was outrageous when an opponent played JE, and I then tired to play JE. Mine was not accepted, though hers was. I thought perhaps it was the older version(s) I was playing (I have several devices), so I updated one device to the latest version and nope. Same thing. Opponents playing invalid words, but I can’t do the same. So now not only am I losing because of this bug, but now that particular device is on the latest horrible version of a game that looks like it was written for a child. All the various annoying pop ups during the game, essentially cheat power ups, and invalid words is driving me from the game. I’m over it!
Beware of low life scammers!
by Mavethrave on 2018/03/17 22:33
I have played this game for years. I have enjoyed playing my friends on it. But now....it has become some kind of 3rd class low life dating site. They start a game and then immediately want as much personal info as you are dumb enough to give. They are all reading off the same script. Say they are in the us but working in some foreign country. They quickly try to get you to move over to a chat site like hangouts or something. They have a stolen photo, all are either widowed or divorced with one token child attending boarding school, and are sure you will be their soul mate. They want to know you “more better”. If you stick with them they will ask you for money. I have blocked and deleted till I’m sick of it. I’ve had as many as a dozen requests in one day. You know what, it is out and out sexual harassment and the developers better be doing something to put a stop to it.
Beware!!!!
by Melhootie- hootie- hoo on 2018/09/18 17:25
Beware ladies. I just experienced a man treating the game like a dating app and had to block him. Now another man is trying to talk to me and it seems to be only the men who message you the most. Beware of them trying to ask you if your married, where do you live, where you work, how many children you have, and the list goes on. The man I blocked told me he had been divorced for four years and what type of job he had. He told me I was beautiful. When I politely tried to detour this type of messaging and not telling him whether I was married he became insistent on that particular question. If this type of behavior continues I won’t be playing this game for long. The creators need to have some sort of reporting for these type of people. Also waaaaaayyyy too many ads. I mean I understand needing to make money but after every move?!!!! Come on. How greedy do the creators need to be? This is disgusting.
Disappointed
by Muthagunner on 2017/09/30 20:59
I would give you 5 stars but each week I try to get the badges. I haven’t been able to get the badges because each week you add to the points. That’s fine but if I don’t get the badge you still add more points. If I didn’t get it the week before what makes you think I can get even more points. I’ve talked to several of my friends and they don’t have this problem. If they don’t get their points then the next week it’s dropped some why don’t this happen for me. Please fix this problem and I will gladly change my stars to 5. And I’ll not bad mouth this problem again. I really try to get my points but I fail. It’s gotten to the point to where I don’t care if I get them or not. I used to be really proud that I could but now I’m mostly disappointed
WWF has lost its focus and audience
by Orangequit on 2019/06/13 18:54
WWF has lost focus. Too many intrusions of other distracting, required games the programmers have inserted as “improvements”. Please stop, stop, stop polluting the word game with mandatory kiddie toys like level-ups, reward boxes, congrats on spelling coincidental words, and goofy rewards for simply playing a 2-letter word or using the letter J or Q. It almost seems the programmers are getting lonely and keep interrupting with games of their own to distract us from the reason we joined WWF in the first place. We want ONLY to play the simple word game with our friends — not cutesy kiddie games with the programmers or the software itself. Just because the age rating for this game is 4+, that doesn’t mean everyone who plays has the intellect of a 4-year old. STOP! PLEASE! Give us back a fun game with only our friends.
Heads up about scammers
by deeboo1980 on 2018/10/24 10:19
I love this game and play all the time. The increase of scammers on here is getting ridiculous. Be careful. I know off the bat that they are scammers because they usually say hi right away and you can tell by the words they use in the game that they are just there to talk. They usually say they are in the military with a sob story that they are a single father and their wife left them or died. Also, you can tell usually in their grammar. Their sentences don’t make sense. After they can tell that I’m not engaging in their conversation they disappear. Lately I have been blocking them off the bat. They are trying to get you to give them money. These scammers are on dating apps as well. As soon as they say they are deployed block them. Don’t fall for this. You will be surprised how many do.
Performance issues
by quinoje on 2017/10/01 16:32
Performance: very sluggish. 3D video games perform better. It "stalls" when dragging letters. Not sure if this is an issue with your app or iOS 11.0.1 but it was a problem before updating from iOS 10. Running on iPhone 7 Plus. Performance is a problem even when no other apps running and after a reboot. Update: new annoying "feature check": you prompt me to play team-based and won't let me clear the medallion, so when I select the team play to shut up the medallion it goes away and you tell me "thanks for the feedback" when you actually got zero feedback from me. You want feedback? Give me an actual, in-game feedback option. So the apple watch support basically is worthless. Sure I can see PART of the puzzle but I can't see the letters I have or look at where to place them. Either I'm missing something (hint: INSTRUCTIONS!) or it's worthless.
Way too frustrating!
by KC/Suzy on 2019/05/22 19:15
I held off updating the app as long as I could. The new enhancements to cheat without your partner knowing are plain dishonest. Constant pop ups, congratulations, coins, prizes, ads that get frozen so you have to close out the game and restart numerous times. There’s even an ad that says ‘This game will keep you up all night long’. Yes, it will, not in a good way. This game used to be a fun way to connect with my friends all over the U.S., but as soon as the current round of games are finished, I’m deleting the app. This game isn’t geared for adults who want to keep their brain functioning while connecting with friends. It’s more for middle schoolers who like the constant bright colors, offer of prizes, enhancements you can buy in the “store” and help with where to place words. I chose this version as it said “Editors Choice.” Somebody at Zynga needs to read the reviews. This game is no longer fun.
This game has been updated to death!!!
by Cjdalt on 2019/04/27 23:43
This game was once fun to play and paying for the ad free version made it easy to go from game to game. Now you have all sorts of rewards that slow down game play, there are even power ups that you can earn and/or buy (but I already paid for this app) to help you with word placement (cheating), swapping out tiles (and keeping your turn,...more cheating) and presents of some sort for different letter and word configurations. I’ve been smart enough not to open any of those up. Who knows how much more that would slow down this game. Those are my biggest issues with this app and it’s enough to make me want to log out and delete it off my phone. Give us the option to at least play a more traditional way as your setting don’t give us any way to control that. You need to figure out something before a lot more people delete your app for good.
Multi colored tiles...
by HBF🐝 on 2019/01/06 08:12
Multi colored tiles on the same board with no way to change them back to all being the same color is enough for me to stop playing this game. I’ve played for years and the new “features” that are continually being added are terrible. The tapping on a box is a waste of time, I liked it better when rewards were just automatically added. Also quit asking me if I want to reconnect with Facebook! Once I’ve said no, leave it (we all know this is possible programmatically). I chose not to connect with Facebook because of all the pervs out there. I use initials, a random landscape photo for my profile and I still get hit up. You should allow individuals to be able to not choose a gender, why does that even matter?!? It’s just not safe! I really think I may be done with this app. (FYI...Just to let you know how irritated I am, I have never left a review anywhere.)
Love the game. But, Beware
by Bubblesm1 on 2019/06/01 19:47
There are scammers galore on this site who obviously are looking for older women, apparently with money. I made the mistake of posting my picture and four out of five of the men I play start asking me questions and it’s almost like they’re using a script. Within 4 to 5 questions they start asking personal questions. They’re always very good looking which makes me think they’re not using their own Picture and often don’t have good grammar or language skills. Today I changed my photo as well as my sex so I can just enjoy the game and not be bothered by these opportunists. Please spread the word. I learned the hard way although it didn’t cost me any money. But, as soon as he mentioned money I told him never to contact me again. This is real. Be careful.
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