Product Type: Zynga software for handheld and PDAs
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Its no Scrabble
Words With Friends (iPhone Application)
Member Name: Donf18
Words With Friends (iPhone Application)
Advantages: its fun
In days gone by and now forgotten, there once was a game called Scrabble and almost everyone had heard of it or played it. Several other similar games game along, but none could steal the crown of the best word game ever. Now we are in an electronic and Internet age and the games now are way more advanced than we could have imagined when Scrabble first appeared on the shelves. So it comes as no great surprise that I have become fixated with something I sore I would not do, a Facebook game.
Words with Friends
The android version of words with friends is a free download so that you can play against your friends anywhere anytime anyplace. Not so sure that's a good idea really but it is a game I've become fixated with. I just want to beat all the friends and relatives I play with as I did all those years ago with Scrabble. Words with friends however is NO Scrabble, it is a kind of Scrabble clone that never quite made it, this said though it is very addictive and you just can't help wanting the whip up that magical word to bamboozle your friends.
The basic layout of Words with friends is similar to Scrabble in so much that it is a board game with a familiar looking board. The double words and letters are not in the same places as Scrabble but they are there as are the trebles. You start with seven tiles of a bright yellow colour and each tile is rated with a point system. The rating is printed on each tile so as you are aware of each tiles value.So you've got the Words with friend's board, the Words with friend's tiles, what next..................you play Scrabble, you try to score as high as you can by strategically placing your created words on the board forming a crossword pattern as you go. All words must link to tiles previously laid down. Once you've created the wining word hit send and wait for your friend to make their move. There is NO time limit you can take days to make your move should you wish, so some games can last well over a month in playing which is quite good if you are playing a lot of friends at once.
The treble and double score word squares are placed more dangerously on the Words with friends board since you can get a doubl double word quite easily so the tactics are very important. It's a vamped up version of the best game ever so it was always going to be a very popular choice with all those on Facebook with whom you can play. Being that the Android version is simply a stand alone version there is no need to be on Facebook to play although you must log in in order to play. Logging in is only required for the first time after that it logs you into Facebook automatically and downloads moves made by friends, leaving you with a nice screen telling you the status of each game you are playing.
It's glorified Scrabble without the glorification, it's been hyped up by Facebook, but it is still a great game and one I play daily against several friends. It doesn't have the grace or finesse of Scrabble its as rugged as they come, it's a child of the net, but it is very good fun to play.
Summary: A nice game
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