Words With Friends

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Platforms: Android, Web Browser and iOS

Genres: Strategy and Turn-Based

Released: January 2009. Added to this library 8 weeks ago.

Overview

Words with Friends is online Scrabble. You take turns placing tiles to make words crossword-style. Because the game is online you can play with people in different places, but also without having to be online at the same time with its asynchronous play.

The arrangement of special score multiplier spaces is different to official Scrabble. You get seven random letters and place them on your go until all 104 tiles have been used. You take turns and can choose to swap tiles or pass.

A letter placed on a DL or TL square doubles or triples the value of that letter on all words formed using that square. Similarly, the DW and TW squares double and triple the value of the new word(s) using that square. If a player uses all seven tiles on a single play (known as a bingo in Scrabble), 35 bonus points are added - this contrasts with the 50 bonus points in Scrabble.

Words with Friends 2 adds timed lightning rounds and more ways to practice and improve. As well as the listed platforms Words With Friends is available on Facebook, Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets. On iOS there is a chat feature built into the game.

 
This game is good if you want to connect with grandparents or play with people on different systems.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 minutes and half an hour to complete. Because it's a turn-taking game the total duration varies depending on the gap between goes.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online. You can play a solo game against the computer with challenges.

Cross-Platform: Words with Friends can be played across Android, iOS.

Costs

This game is completely free to play. Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

But does include advertisements on some platforms. You can purchase add-free version. You can earn coins in game, and purchase with real money to buy cosmetic items and skip the timer on one player games.

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


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