Are you a fan of the old-school Scrabble? Words With Friends is another word game that resembles it a lot. It’s a cool way to spend some leisure time, compete with your friends or strangers, and test your brain power. Is there something special about this game? Let’s take a look!
The graphics are good, and they suit that kind of game perfectly. Words With Friends has a colorful and bright design which kind of put you in a mood for spending some time for fun competing with other players or sharpening your word skills. The score of the graphics is 8/10.
What is it about?
As the game is the Scrabble analogue, the main goal here is to score as many points as you can by composing words. You get 7 letter tiles, and all of the letters have their own value. Needless to say, there are bonus tiles on the game board that let you gain even more points.
Words With Friends features 7 languages such as US English, UK English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German. I’ve tried only the US English version, but it’s nice to have other ones as well.
The controls are okay. Though the tiles on the game board are pretty small, the picture zooms when you’re trying to place your letters, and this really helps to place them on the right tiles.
There is a solo mode where you can play offline to sharpen your skills and expand your vocabulary. When you’re ready to compete, you can invite a friend or play with random people. There is a chat available so if your kids play Words With Friends, talk to them about how they should behave with strangers.
Also, there are weekly challenges to keep up your interest and diversify the game. You can earn funny themed badges for completing these challenges. That is a nice small feature that sets Words With Friends apart from Scrabble and other games of this kind.
The game is claimed to connect you with players of a similar skill due to Smart Match. I don’t know how it works, yet my opponents seemed to be at the same skill level with me indeed, sometimes even smarter.
World With Friends is free to play and to get, yet there are some in-app purchases. For instance, you can buy in-app currency to get more opportunities. And there are, of course, commercials that may distract you from thinking process.
The game is compatible with Android and iOS, too. You can get Words With Friends for free on Google Play as well as on App Store. There are plenty of similar apps, and I guess they all are pretty much the same, with slightly different gameplay and features.
You can play World With Friends on Facebook and also synchronize your progress with your mobile device. At the very beginning, the game offers you to synchronize the app with your smartphone or your tablet. The score of the gameplay is 8 out of 10.
To replay or not to replay
Each round will take some time as you’re playing with real people. Though it takes you some time to wait for your opponent’s decision the whole gaming process can be called rather dynamic. Moreover, there are two modes available – classic or fast play.
When the round is over, you can start another one if you feel like playing one more time. As far as I can tell, you can also play several rounds with different people at the same time, so that you don’t have to wait for so long when your partner makes a move.
After the play, you can see whether you placed your letters in the best place or you could score more with your set of letters. That is a cool way of learning new words or training concentration. The score of the replay value is 7/10.
Is it good?
To overall, Words With Friends is a great word game for playing with friends, family, or even strangers. It’s like the old-school Scrabble only with modern, bright design and advanced features. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who is fond of playing with words, expanding their vocabulary, and show the world their brain power.