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Video GameWords With Friends Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2009

Price: Free

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Web and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Strategy

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Zynga (@Zynga)




Play Time: 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.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. You can play a solo game against the computer with challenges.

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

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
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.

Account Rating

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


Words With Friends

Web Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
Amazon Fire Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

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


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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