Words With Friends is a word game that lets you go head-to-head with friends or a random, anonymous opponent or a friend on Facebook.
Reminiscent of the beloved board game Scrabble, Words With Friends challenges you to create words and earn points on a virtual game board. Play with your friends either online or offline, or request to compete against an anonymous opponent. Either way, the person who combines the most letter tiles to make words and earns the most points ultimately wins.
How does it work?
Words With Friends is an app you can access while you're logged into Facebook via the social network's interface. It allows you to invite your friends, as well as challenge friends who already have the app installed to a match. Once you begin playing, you can also take the fun with you on your phone if you install the app for iPhone or Android.
If you're new to the game, it also lets you register and create a username in a matter of seconds via the phone app interface. There's even a simple chat area if you want to have a conversation with your opponent, friend or foe.
One minor frustration about Words With Friends Free is that there is no option for a single-player mode. While this might make sense in a game geared toward multiple user play, some people enjoy practicing on their own with the letter tiles they've been given. It's not really possible on Words With Friends Free.
Although registering and getting yourself set up for gameplay in Words With Friends is a relative breeze, figuring out how to actually play isn't quite as simple if you're unfamiliar with word games like this. You might also be stuck waiting a decent amount of time for Words With Friends to match you with an anonymous opponent, which isn't ideal.
Lastly, ads pop up after your every move, which you have to close out of if you want to continue playing Words With Friends. If your computer runs slowly, this might end up being a pain to deal with so frequently.
Words With Friends is a fun word game that pits you against Facebook friends to see who's the biggest word smith among you.