I am addicted to the Words With Friends mobile App! Pure and simple.
The App has to be one of the most fun things to do on a cold evening (or a warm one), especially when the game gets down to a few letters and the score is close. It’s also an outstanding way to wake from a good sleep.
First thing in the morning, I fire up the computer, and then do my yoga Sun Salutations as it warms. I am then ready to battle my way through the long list of Your Moves.
This morning’s best word was ACTUATED, for 80 points. I was pretty pleased.
Features and Updates
The chatting feature, on Words With Friends, is appealing. It’s nice to congratulate someone on an awesome word, or nice to praise them if they’ve improved. It allows a community to emerge from the experience.
Changes to the App are constant, and they’ve recently added Challenges. Players get three tries with a certain set of letters. The goal is to get more points than the next person.
I like this feature, as long as you do well in the first three tries. Otherwise, you have to pay for more attempts. The App provides other alternatives, if you’re willing to pay for them.
Another App for the game, the Scrabble App, has its good points. I like the Teacher function, but since there’s no way to contact the other player unless you’re signed into Facebook or Twitter, I feel pretty isolated when I play it.
Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but the idea of connecting the separate data banks doesn’t appeal to me. Do I really want my friends and relatives to realize how addicted I am to the game?
This App also has a function that allows you to play with the computer.
For those of you yet to be converted, please realize, the online version is a war zone and not for sensitive types. No insults get exchanged, no intimidation is obvious, but the stress is incredible.
Think the board version times fifty. Caution is suggested if you plan to play with others you know. The mobile game erodes friendships and causes serious friction between family members.
To make things worse, Words With Friends has a list of This Week‘s total points for all players. Do you really want to see your name next to number 117?
If you decide you want to try it, here’s a resource you can tap to help your game. There is a word finder at: http://www.scrabblefinder.com/ . The site can’t help you with strategic placement, but at least it facilitates things, especially if you have blanks.
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