Words With Friends Play Free
- Last update: 8 months ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 55.81M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Zynga
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.zynga.wwf2.free
- Version: 3.9
- Size: 149 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Zynga Inc.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- In-App Purchases:
- No More Ads $9.99
- Hindsight Pack $1.99
- Hindsight Value Pack $4.99
- Hindsight Small Pack $0.99
Words With Friends by Zynga is an educational and entertaining game which examines your word building skills. It’s similar in many ways to the classic board game - Scrabble. However, it did bring some minor variations to the Scrabble’s formula.
The actual gameplay of Words With Friends isn’t anything groundbreaking or original, but this game has over 13 million active players per month. What distinguishes Words With Friends from other word games is the emphasis on the player's’ interaction. Therefore, this game has gained quite a reputation.
The game’s graphic is nothing inno
vative, but it looks nice and fully fits the game. There is a mobile app available as well as a Facebook version. The Facebook app is provided with a sidebar on which you can see all active and completed games. A game board has space for players' names and profile pictures and this makes the game more social.
A top menu will let you do such options as: create a username, mute the sound, find support, go to the store, open the chat room or switch the controls. The mobile app includes the same features, but they are all optimized for the vertical screen.
Words With Friends plays just like Scrabble and builds like a crossword puzzle. At the beginning of the game, you get seven random letters. Using these letters, you should create the first word in the middle of the board. The second player has to make a new valid word with adjacent letters basing on the previous word. You’ll need to do the same at your turn.
For each letter, you’ll get points. All letters are valued differently. For example, the letter D has 2 points, O – 1 point and G - 3 points. If you made up the word DOG, you would earn a total of 6 points. If you build a word using all seven letters in one move, you get a bonus in 35 points. The game ends when one of the players doesn’t have any squares with the letters available or in case the player hasn’t earned any points in 3 turns.
There are premium squares in the game like double and triple letter squares. They’re highly valued because you can write any letter there. Using this option will help you to complete the word and to increase the score.
The nicest characteristic of Words With Friends is a Community Match feature. You can either select a player you know or pick someone random across the Internet. If you want to play with your friends or family, you should invite them through Facebook or your contact list. You can also play in a solo mode: practice against a computer even when you're offline.
This game doesn’t require a mandatory real-time playing. There's no rush; you are allowed to make a move within 11 days. Your rival will get a notification that you’ve made a word and respond to you whenever a perfect fit is found. This can take seconds, minutes or hours.
Words With Friends fully integrates with mobile versions. Thus if you’re playing on Facebook, you can stop the game anytime and sync it with your mobile device. Returning to the game won’t make you start over, just continue playing.
There is an interesting feature in the game called Word Strength. It used to be an in-app purchase, but now it’s available for free. This add helps users to understand how strong is their created word in points comparing to every other possible word they could make. The Word Strength feature can be turned off if you don’t want to get helped during the game.
This game doesn’t have any special options for the controls. All you can do here is typing words, shuffling tiles with letters or confirming the word you’ve made.
Replay Value 4.5/5
The actual gameplay of Words With Friends isn’t anything groundbreaking, but the game is enjoyable because of its asynchronous gameplay.
Of course, you won’t win and get the highest score for the first time. However, you might still find the game addictive and will keep returning to it for learning new words and having fun with the friends.
You can fully play the game and chat there without paying anything. But you might feel like you’re missing something. It’ll likely happen because of the lack of extra-cost plugin tools. For instance, there should be an add that can suggest you various options of the words when you’re stuck. Unfortunately, for now, the in-app purchases don’t have anything special to offer.
Games like Words With Friends have multiple benefits. They can improve a person's spelling, extent a vocabulary, boost brain power.
However, Words With Friends is not a fast-paced game, so it’ll not be enjoyable for everybody. But if you’re one of those who likes to check their skills against friends and has a dozen games going at once, this game is something that you should check out.Collapse
If you delight in playing word games, Words With Friends is a great educational and entertaining enough game that emphasis on the social interaction of players.
Pros : different languages available;
expands your vocabulary;
Facebook integration with mobile phones;
has a built-in dictionary;
solo play mode with an offline feature;
Cons : inapp purchases don’t offer anything special;