Words with Friends Review

Words with Friends is a fun social side game. By side game I mean you can play it whenever you have the time, for 30 seconds or more, and you’re good to go. If you’ve never played it, it is like Scrabble by Mail, but on the Internet. If you and your friend are on at the same time, then you can play for a while, back and forth and even chat inside the game. Or, you can play a move quickly, then wait for your friend to reply when they can. You could also play in the same room as somebody, and play a virtual game of Scrabble. This is great too because your tiles are only on your screen, just like having the holder for your tiles in Scrabble.

Another bonus is that you can play cross platform. If you have the username of the person you want to play with you can have a direct game. I have played from Android with my cousin on iPhone. Great feature!

The graphics are appealing and the gameplay is smooth. You won’t have any problems running this game on your phone or tablet. Its great for casually keeping in touch with people that might be far from you, or just helping with the bus ride in the morning.

If you know the rules of Scrabble, then you know this game already. The board is the same, marked with the same markers. For those unfamiliar, what you have is a spelling board, and you will always have some letters to chose from to try to make words. Markers on the board can multiply the points of a letter, or full word. The rules are easy enough to find online and getting the hang of gameplay is quite easy.

The only downside to this game that I can see is that you have to look at an advertisement between each move. Its not a quick interaction as the close button only seems to work after maybe 3 seconds of waiting. Its frustrating, but you get used to it. If it wasn’t for the ads, then you’d have to buy the game, and its free, so there’s that trade off. If it was free and zero ads it would be a 10 out of 10, but I’m giving it a 9 due to the advertisement interface.

Words with Friends for Android
  • 90%
    Ease of Use - 90%
  • 95%
    Learning Curve - 95%
  • 90%
    Features - 90%
  • 75%
    Advertisement Frequency - 75%
  • 100%
    Social Aspect - 100%
  • 95%
    Replayability - 95%


With ease of use, and the ability to play for 1 minute or 1 hour, this game hits a lot of spots. However, they could do a better job with advertisement management.

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