No good anymore 2/5
Love this game, but hate that you don’t win coins anymore when you win a game.
You have to turn off notifications 1/5
Constantly gives notifications about events in other apps they make. Uninstalling.
Keeps crashing, need to delete and reinstall 2/5
This has always been one of my favorite games but lately it keeps going white screen and completely frozen. I regularly have to delete and reinstall, then reset all of my preferences. It is a huge pain. Please fix this. Next time I delete I may not bother reinstalling.
Update: it is now crashing daily. Please fix this!!! 😡
1/16/19 Just crashed again.
If the word does not have a definition... 1/5
,,,it should not be acceptable to use! It’s wrong. It’s like making up words in scrabble & insisting there will be a definition soon, so we should use it. Until the word can be defined, just don’t accept it. Could easily give this 5 stars except for this. You take away the fun of my learning a new word. Oh & the ads are way too frequent.
Claim button not working 3/5
Keep having to reinstall after hitting claim button. Please fix.
start a game with me 5/5
I LoVE this game! wanna play with me start a game with SunStarr41 🤩✌🏽🧡 maybe change the app cover more often like monthly themes just a thought. Excellent app on iPhone X iOS 12.1.3
Can’t Play Solo Challenge on iPad / Ad sounds playing without ad showing on screen 1/5
By DeAndre R.
You can tap to challenge the next character, but when it pulls up the list, it starts at the bottom and won’t let you scroll up to the newest available opponent.
Update: January 15, 2019
The issue has yet to be fixed. And can y’all stop ads from playing sounds when there isn’t one showing on the screen?! It’s EXTREMELY annoying and unacceptable. Don’t tell me it’s my device because I have an iPhone XS.
bogus words 4/5
Sometimes the solo challenge words played are fake. Example: Dexie. Defined as short for Dexedrine, Example sentence: ...as if to ask Dexie who stood by the window. I’m sure you’re working on this. Otherwise, great game.
Valid word but not in ANY dictionary 1/5
How can you validate a word when there is no such word? Also, you allow some proper names, etc. but not others esp. foreign places.
Constant annoying ads 1/5
Deleting. No option to go ad free.
Not the upgrade we wanted 1/5
It's basically the same as the original plus some weird paid advantages and the ability to change tile colors. The ads are 30 seconds long and can no longer be gotten rid of permanently. Zynga says the ads content is a "non-zynga" problem but the ads frequently forward you to malicious websites with or without your consent. The ✖️ button is so small you can't consistently get out without opening the ad which I would like call a Zynga problem. I'm a 24 year old software engineer so if I have trouble I can only assume this was an intentional design choice to trick older players.
I don't see them fixing these problems as it's been brought up on hundreds of forum posts on the official Zynga help website with the constant response of it not being their problem and that the app is not yet finished.
Not worth the headache when there are better options. Try classic words solo it's pretty much the same game but it's only 99 cents to remove ads permanently.
Seriously?? Why are there Pop Up Ads after every move? 1/5
I heard this is fun game for multiplayer friends so I decided to download and test it out with my gf. It was fun but there’s pop up after every single move, sometimes these pop up Ads makes it difficult to get back into game and take all fun out of the game. Thanks for 1 night stand but this game is going to trash..good bye
UPDATE - Annoying Pop Ups 1/5
3) You all have basically responded the same as you did in the middle of December. I’ve already sent notes to each of the people I regularly play with letting them know I’m planning to delete the app if things aren’t resolved. It saddens me - but you all have ruined the app and don’t seem to care about those of us who have loyally played for years. I did not pay for the app to have to deal with pop ups. Again, please do something.
2) I’m giving it one more week and then I’m deleting the app. Disappointed by how you all have forced these stupid pop ups on us. If we pay for an App, we shouldn’t have to deal with these things. They’re as annoying as ads. Quit twiddling your thumbs and please do something.
1) I’ve been playing Words With Friends for countless years, and used to play daily, but rarely play anymore because of all of the annoying goal pop ups. I can’t stand the gimmicks and it takes forever to play a turn because of them. Please, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E provide an option for us to disable them. Once you do so I’ll give more stars.
Up and down. 4/5
The app has its ups and downs. The app itself sometimes freezes or crashes while playing. The coin limit of 1500 is not good. I’ve been playing the Words With Friends Live Beta and have not gotten past question 5 the app crashes while playing and by the time I get to back up the next question has already been asked and I’m out of the game. I’m in WiFi and not in low power mode and it still happens. Still like the game but I’m really trying to see this if I can beat this Live game but I don’t think it wants me to win lol.
Da best 5/5
Solo mode is garbage 1/5
You are allowed one game every 12 hrs. Okay. Well the games are 5 moves long.
Also-I shouldn't complain about ads on a free app. But it’s too much. After every move you play. It drove me nuts.
Would highly recommend this came if you love frequent ads and earning gold coins as rewards for tasks like playing the game
Hasn’t worked 2/5
Since I got new iPhone.
Used to love this game 1/5
This used to be my favorite game online. Now, with all of the “improvements” I can’t stand it. Just leave it alone! I don’t want to buy cheats, etc. I like to use my brain. We do not need more and more flash and color onslaught. I’m about to uninstall and go elsewhere.
Lightening Rounds fun but a problem 4/5
Love WWF. Love lightening rounds, except for people who sign up and don’t play. At the end of a round, there would be only 4 players, not 5. I could see this happening once or twice that a particular person just doesn’t know how to engage— but players should be banned (at least temporarily) for repeatedly doing this
Great game; but flawed 2/5
Love this game. I play with my daughter and mom. The problem lies with the ads. 1) there are too many of them. 2) I am not going to subscribe to a game to be ad free at $10 a month. Crooked. 3) most ads don’t offer a close button after the cool down (iPhone XS Max)
Please fix your bugs.
Have always loved this app 5/5
This game is seemingly timeless.. I’ve been playing it for years. I love all the new updated solo options etc. and I do really like tile styles however it would be nice if the tile styles could be just one color per game. It gets confusing to see multiple styles/colors in one game. I know I can turn the styles off but it would be nice if the two players could choose a style together and a different set of players could elect to not use them or have a different style. Hope that makes sense. :)
I am experiencing frequent problems collecting the daily reward. Most times it freezes and I need to close the app.
Game Has Too Much Microtransaction 1/5
By Cog Crusader
In order to play against A.I., you need 20 but they only give you 60. Why advertise solo play and then force monetization for more than 5 minutes of time? Quests completed gave 2... 2/20 means I’m uninstalling. Good job cogs 👏🏻
By Jake the egg
Ugly app icon. I’ve been reading reviews and noticed that developers will do what they want to regardless of feedback. I was disappointed that one response was “frustrating until you get used to it”. Really, folks? I’ll still play to connect with my people but this game has really been frustrating with unnecessary changes.
I love playing the game, but what’s up with the nasty adult video ads you got going on here? And with the morbidly obese people? Just nasty, and disgusting! I can’t even let my daughter play a few rounds here or there because of the adult ads. Other than that, I’m cool.
Love the game DESPISE the ads. 2/5
Ads in the game are absolutely horrible. Some are portrait mode some are landscape mode, some you can X out of other try and trick you into clicking on links, some cause app to freeze up. These inconsistent ads make me want to give up on this game. They ruin the game. Developers need to set some rules for advertisers and make the experience consistent.
Terrible algorithm for weekly badges 1/5
Started playing over winter break and getting the weekly badges. Wanted to continue but noticed amount of points needed each week kept increasing. Apparently they penalize players who actually play. My friend only needs 360 points for a badge but I need 1700! Guess I will stop playing since there’s no way I will be able to get the weekly badges and keep up my streak anymore. Zynga should consider remedying this if they want people to actually care about the weekly badges.
Horribly intrusive ads that deceive 1/5
Beware.....this has horribly intrusive and periodically offensive ads. Very surprising for a cerebral game.
ads try to trick you into clicking through and don’t honor mute button ( you can press, but it will ignore you)
Too bad. I would be ok with honest ads.
i bought 5 swaps... u took the coins but i did not get the coins !!!!
M.L.K. Challenge, are you kidding?! 2/5
Way to devalue a legacy. I don't think this was the dream.
Words 2 IHOP ADD 1/5
Every single time I play a word I have to sit through an IHOP ad for unlimited pancakes that’s it I am sick to death of this ad it runs too long and I have to look at it 15 to 20 times a day. Why am I forced to watch this over and over and over all day long?
words without friend is awful and unbeatable 1/5
By whelp okay
I don’t know if alone have this problem, but I could barely get two stars on an “easy” level, even when all of my words were 30+ points and/or I used all my tiles. Out of curiosity I used an online board cheater, and after trying four times could still not get 3 stars.
My guess it that is a scam to get people to use more coins and eventually pay more money, because it was beyond frustrating to try several times and still not get 3 stars.
Deleting this app now, super disappointing.
Pics don’t always show 1/5
Please get rid of the new color tiles. When
I take pic to use Cheat Master, the pic won’t show tiles correctly or they don’t show at all. Therefore, it does not solve new words.
Fix Nudge and dictionary 2/5
No substantive improvements have been made in some time; just gimmicks. Slang acronyms like Amex and TFW that aren’t words are accepted, but but long established words aren’t and there is no way to help update the dictionary - ridiculous for a word game. Nudge needs to be fixed. There are people who make one more every 10 days as a strategy to frustrate other players into forfeiting. Shorten! There should be a way to leave a game you’ve invited someone to who doesn’t play without having to wait for ten days or forfeit.
I used to love this game. But now it seems like the people I play who have a lower score per average word than me, are given a foot up, turn after turn. Is this game programmed to favor these individuals, or does it maybe favor individuals who play the game a lot?
For example, I might start out the game with two consonants and 5 vowels that don’t form a 7 letter word. My weaker opponent, who also uses a cheating app, is given the same kind of letters, however his letters form a 7-letter word. Immediately I am behind at the game and playing against a cheater. Let us individuals who are smart but who don’t play 5+ games at a time, get a decent hand too. Otherwise I quickly lose interest to play the game any further because it feels unfair. And it continues to be unfair, game after game. Seriously.
I need to delete this app from my phone because it is no longer fun, but a waste of time. I think I understand how it works and I can’t waste my time on it anymore. Farewell!! I loved you once upon a time.
Please bring back lightening round! 1/5
I loved this game. I spent way too much time on it. Thankfully, they removed the lightening round and replaced it with “live play”. I don’t spend anywhere near as much time playing this game now as I did before. The live play never seems to be available when I am, so it is of no value to me. My house is cleaner than it has been in months. If I’m lucky, they won’t see this comment - if they return the lightening round mode, I’ll be disappointed. I’m kind of enjoying a cleaner house! (Tongue in cheek, for those of you who didn’t catch it.)
Turned to crap 1/5
This used to be such a simple fun game. Then came the stupid updates and with them the glitches. This game is no longer fun. You can secretly swap letters. You can do other cheats. It’s no longer fun. Save your time and money. Give this one a miss.
Incessant SPAM Notifications 1/5
By Unoriginal Bastard
STOP SENDING NOTIFICATIONS I DONT ASK FOR!!!!
I don’t care about “LIVE” and I certainly haven’t enabled the notification for “Live” just for when it’s my turn. Your app is a nuisance!
On top of that, the app still says it’s my turn after I go unless I exit the match and view the main page. Please fix this.
EXCESSIVE ADS!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
By Joe Nevets
IF I COULD RATE THIS APP -100000000 STARS, I WOULD!!!!
If you like to watch ads, this is the game for you. The developers of this app are so GREEDY that they continue to ruin the game play experience with excessive ads despite the fact that so many people have voiced their disapproval of them.
I DO NOT NEED TO SEE THE SAME STUPID ADS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AFTER EVERY SINGLE PLAY. PURE GREED!!!!!
SHAME ON YOU ZYNGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Game 4/5
Love the game and the rewards. However the rewards take so long to load.
Hate the two colors 1/5
By c&j radio for women
The different colors per player throw me
This person was very ahead of me and I found a good 52 point word and they literally passed me without me even pushing pass.. this game has been cheating on me in the past and I uninstall.. then I got a new phone and thought that was it.. now I have an iPhone and now it’s doing the same thing.. I can’t believe that this game would do this again like it doesn’t want me to win!
I love this game 5/5
By Sweetie 28
It’s super fun to play ppl around the world. Make new friends n play ppl who r on Facebook.
Fix the ads PLEASE 4/5
By Peg in the Port
I’d love it if the already annoying commercials would work properly and not force me to reboot my phone to shut them off!
False algorithms 1/5
ZERO stars. The game is just boring now.
***Tired of the same ole cheat algorithms.
Too many ads!! 2/5
By RALGame Girl
I play because my friends do, but honestly all the ads make me want to quit playing!
Too much going on! 2/5
I miss the simpler version of this game. I’ve played for years, but I dislike opening the app now. The mystery boxes are exceedingly annoying and the new tile color thing is really distracting. The challenges and the coins are fun, but there is too much going on with this new version. It feels very juvenile. Please consider simplifying so that we can focus on playing the game we love, rather than all the distracting extras.
Too many commercials 4/5
I love WWF but there are way too many commercials!
Ads becoming unbearable 1/5
Prime example: the IHOP ad.
Ads are locked in for 15, 20 seconds with loud stupid music and dialogue. Totally disrupts playing the game. I get it that ads are part of the business model and one can pay to avoid them but when there are ads it should be reasonable. The ads are also super repetitive.