Forcing me to go to an ad. 2/5
I keep deleting your app. Every time you make me go to an ad and don’t give me a choice I will delete. For example “tap button now” forces me to tap to a location that I have no idea where I’m going or what I’m choosing. I understand watching or viewing a commercial. However tap now and I don’t know what it is seems like a virus phishing scam to me. You need to remove that. Thank you.
Still at 3 stars 3/5
I enjoy playing but please get rid of the “Highest Scoring Play”. It is truly ridiculous. Also, add some legit words and abbreviations. Seriously. You allow stupid words but not every day words used in English language.
Smart Match isn’t working. 3/5
Smart Match has stopped working. It keeps saying I’m at the max of three for searching which isn’t true. Every time I check it, it says “searching for three opponents”. I’m down to only playing two people. I play on an iPhone 6s.
When Vowels become the only letters you get... 3/5
I used to enjoy this app, but this year it seems that it is not dealing equitable amounts of vowels and consonants. For many games now, I have been dealt vowels for most of my letters. My opponent has been receiving mostly consonants. This is getting boring. I will be quitting this app following my next game if the majority of letters are vowels or consonants again! Ridiculous and predictable!
Please let us pay to play “plain” WWF 2/5
I’d happily shell out 5 or 10 bucks just to get rid of all the junk/rewards/distractions. The colors are horrible, the rewards are pointless, the time I spend waiting for this thing to give me rewards that I don’t want is wearing thin. I have family on this game, and some old friends or I’d drop it. It’s getting harder to return to the game though. Today, I opened this and again - there’s some new trash that has nothing to do with words.
Tricks you into payment 1/5
By Sarah F. T.
This app keeps having a notice that I have a pending game. But when I open the app it’s actually just a notification from their “store”. While trying to clear the notification I accidentally clicked a purchase item. Generally not problem, i have to approve the purchase. But here, the app froze up. So, naturally I double clicked to force close the app instead since it was frozen. As soon as my finger touched the “home” button the app loaded and “approved” my purchase using my finger tip recognition. It was literally frozen until I approved the purchase. Unfortunately, without forseeing that happening, there’s no way I would have known that force closing the app would have been a bad idea. Hindsight, yeah my fingertip recognition is enabled so my bad, but really who wouldn’t just double click when the app failed!? The won’t refund me the money. iTunes won’t refund me the money. It’s B. S.
-excuse typos. Too mad to proof read.
Love it BUT 4/5
I play it, I enjoy it. I don’t understand why certain words work for some of the people I play with, and when I tried them, it tells me it’s not valid. Do they have a different editor LOL it’s not fair and it’s not right. I asked customer service, and I never got a response. Someone just played VU and it worked. I tried it in another game,Invalid. What can I do about that? Any ideas? It’s frustrating
Disappointed player 1/5
My game showed maintenance on May 13th. Stayed on my hom epage for 2 days. Since they had maintenance, my game doesn’t show my progress and I can’t swap my tiles without losing my turn. Been like that for 6 days! I’m very upset and contacted them. They sent me suggestions on how to fix it, but it didn’t work. Got back in touch with them but so far, I haven’t heard anything. If I can’t get it fixed, I’ll delete it and stop playing it. VERY UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED!!!
Worst with friends 1/5
By dont make up animals
Words with friends has been a really fun experience until yesterday. I did 6 solo word master with my 97 coins. When I came back the next day all MY PROGRESS WAS GONE. I asked and 3 other people in my family had the same thing happen. I am dissipointed.😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒
WWF2 - You need a new dictionary 1/5
I’m getting very weary of seeing this game accept words that are not real words. WWF needs to purge any word where the definition says “ —— is a valid WWF word. Sorry no definition is available.” Example: the game just accepted the word ‘peut’. I tried to look it up, got the message above and yet this word is not in a real dictionary. Please invest in your game and load a Webster’s Dictionary!
Too Much Crap!! 2/5
It just keeps getting worse! I really don’t want to stop playing because of the friends, but I am so sick of the extra crap that I’m about to stop. I am BEGGING you to give me an opt out!
Good but glitchy 2/5
App seems to take a lot of processing power on my iPad for what it does. Even slower. Crashing a lot now.
By 6550 golf
Words with friends I have been playing this game for almost 2 years now and I deleted the game because I was having problems with it I went to download it again and they said it is unable to load on this device what is wrong I need to have my games with friends back please help me
Live game does not pay winners (edit: until they did) 4/5
Original 1-star rating: People haven’t received their winnings since late March 2019. Waste of time.
Edit: got paid. I wish the company had been more forthright about payment issues rather than ignoring the problem reports on twitter, then shifting the blame to PayPal before finally coming clean. Transparency in the beginning (“sorry, we’re having processing issues, we promise we’re working on it”) would have saved so much heartburn and probably a ton of terrible reviews. Plus, I stopped playing for a month because I assumed the cash ran out; if they’d been honest, I would’ve stuck around and won a few more bucks.
Anyway, the live trivia game is done so this is now a 4-star review for the crossword game. (Note: I got ad-free years ago when it was a one-time 99 cent purchase; $9.99 per month is CERTIFIABLY INSANE. )
Love the game. Hate the bugs. 3/5
This game is great fun, but it’s slow to load. It freezes up and it crashes frequently enough that I dread even opening the app sometimes. Please fix it.
A problem 1/5
Lately there are times when I get a blank white screen instead of the board. I have found no way to fix it other than shutting the phone down and rebooting it. It sometimes happens two or three times a day. I would appreciate it if y’all would fix it. Thanks.
3/14/19 I think it stinks that you have raised the cost of the swap powerups from 75 to 100 coins!
I totally agree with Mary Biz on all of her comments. The same things happen to me and it doesn’t make sense!
Update 5/17/19. This game cheats me out of points and coins. Have been playing for several years and this is a recent development. It is annoying and doesn’t make sense to me. But it seems there is nothing I can do about it. I see no reason to recommend this game to anyone until they clean up their act.
Silly distractions 1/5
WWF has lately become way too slow. Instead of getting on with the main game, you have to wait while being forced to watch other childish screens which cannot be turned off in the settings. If any screen takes longer than 3 seconds to load then it is too slow for me. I have a fast iPad pro and a fast internet connection so I know that it is not my hardware that is slow.
Bad update 1/5
Very slow since the new “update”
What is wrong with you people? 1/5
When are you going to FIX this?!? Ads cover the game board and fly across it from upper left to bottom right. I am so sick of this. Every few seconds an ad appears in the upper left corner, covering your available swaps, etc, and part of the game, then flies diagonally across the entire game board to the bottom right. This level of intrusion and distraction is infuriating. This game is now impossibly unenjoyable. Could you possibly think up more annoying, distracting, relaxation-ruining ways to push these rotten ads on us?
Great Game...But I don’t like the adds🙁 4/5
This is a Great Game! But I don’t like the adds.
Ads take too long and buttons don’t work. 3/5
By Aging Atlhlete
This new watch video for 3 coins has problems. First of all if you don’t want to watch the video you can’t get off the screen because the “great” button doesn’t work. So you watch the video then the x button doesn’t work when it’s over. Then you report the problem with the ad and get back to the rewards page and the “great button still doesn’t work so you can’t get to you games! How annoying!
My patience has run out 1/5
I am a long-time player of Words with Friends, but I am not playing any more. The amount of time I have wasted waiting for my new word to be registered, or my opponent’s word to appear, is just simply unacceptable. To add insult to injury, Zynga has seen fit to paste flashing ads ON THE PUZZLE ITSELF. Is there no shame? I’m done with this game. If I could have selected no stars as a rating, I would have done so.
Enough Already with the Add Ons 1/5
Ugh enough with the pop ups and the different ways to play. And all these different things. Make it simple. I have to literally close the game out to her three times in order to play pier
Glitches when opened 4/5
Current version is glitchy and freezes when opened.
So ANNOYING!! 4/5
By Create Nameeeeee
On the solo challenge, sometimes my finger clicks the wrong person and I have to do that person again!! I already got my stars, and I’m trying to earn my badges! Please stop this or I’m going to delete the game forever. I’m serious
No consistency on “words” accepted in game play 4/5
I’m not quite sure what dictionaries the game play words are being crosschecked against, but the amount of “slang” vernacular and non-English words being accepted seems to be growing, while “words” like IQ and OJ...both long-accepted acronyms/abbreviations in the English language...are not. This has been an issue for awhile. I realize this is a global game and words from all languages will be used, but when the game is accepting obscure acronyms/abbreviations from “XYZ language,” but not well-known and well-used English acronyms, it’s very frustrating. I’ve gotten to where I’m just throwing letters up on the board to see if it’s a word.
As I come across more examples, I will post here.
Hate the loud, long intrusive ads! 2/5
Like the game but the ads are so loud and long. Will not play any longer until an ad-free version is offered. It’s gotten ridiculous. Rated 2 stars instead of 1 because I do like the game.
WHAT TITLE 5/5
This is really cool I don’t know what else to say.
Works fine but... 2/5
I took away another star. Instead of listening to users and getting rid of or give us the option to get rid of all the gimmicky “presents” that continuously pop up, you added a “progress map” and other stuff. Give people the option to just play without all the extra crap. The game runs so incredibly slow because of it too. Please. I’m about to quit this altogether.
Samsung Commercial Makes App Freeze 1/5
By Cris in Brooklyn
...so I’ve had to uninstall/install the Words With Friends App no less than THIRTEEN TIMES TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wish the solo games would work 1/5
The game was working but now I can’t do the solo games. Want to enjoy the game again. I got this so I could enjoy playing solo. Please fix this. Thank you.
A tad disappointed 4/5
A tad disappointed with the latest update. Weekly badges are gone, and I liked the monthly thematic play. I was right in the middle of the spa day and now all of a sudden it’s gone. I liked building the word challenges and earning the little tokens to get you your prize packages. Disappointing that something was started and then dropped.
Not a lot better than original 2/5
While the game is fun overall, the dictionary is stupid at times, especially during solo games. “DUI” is a “word” but “OK” isn’t. Proper names are allowed at times and not others. Bizarre words have no meanings, but are claimed to be “a Words with Friends word.”
Also, the dang “Play” button is too easy to hit, even when you’re not ready to.
Former favorite game 1/5
But my iPad updated to 12.3 and now I can’t play the game!
Great game, but... 4/5
Game is super fun and the incentives add a fun element. Being synced with FB makes finding game partners easy. (You can also search opponents not on FB.) If you don't know a word played by your opponent you can long-click the word and it tells you the definition so you can increase your functional vocabulary.
The game needs a word suggestion option for the dictionary, though. There is no in-game way to contact developers for game improvement, and frequently words that should be in the dictionary are not. Words have been also played by the game-bot in solo challenge that even the game itself doesn't provide a definition for.
Proper nouns and abbreviations are not allowed, yet there are some abbreviations that are. AA for Alcoholics Anonymous (which ironically is a proper noun), is one. The words Inca and Zulu are not allowed, however.
The inconsistency thus rewards good deal of guessing what random letters may create a word, because actual words are being rejected due to inconsistent standards.
Words 2 5/5
I love this game, have been playing for years. BUT since the last update it is impossible to play... the letters either don’t appear or they seem to be stuck on the board. PLEASE FIX THANK YOU. Again I am asking Please fix, the last update is horrible
Is too confusing 2/5
I don’t get it they don’t have step-by-step
The game is going downhill fast 2/5
One by one zynga is removing features that made the game fun and challenging, such as the monthly themes points challenge. Without these fun features, the game is less attractive, and hardly worth putting up with the barrage of ads.
Unhappy with being charged 14.99 unknowingly 2/5
I’m very upset I’m charged 14.99 unknowingly & the amount of my coins dropped without using them!
I wasted money ordering coins!
No way of getting coins or money back!!
Why am I charged for a game I’ve already purchased??!??!!!!
& why did you take away my coins?
Scammers galore 3/5
By KC Kim
I love this game but it has become overridden with scammers with fake profiles trying to pick up women. (Probably men too). Be careful of these scammers in here.
You know it’s kinda stupid 4/5
I want to watch ads so I can get extra coins you say I can’t and then you make me watch ads jus because that’s kinda stupid
I had trouble with the app, deleted it and lost all my data. The reloaded app is full of ads — not just the banner ads at the top, but short video ads that interrupt game play!!
I would give 0 stars, if I could.
Slow and unresponsive 2/5
It seems that with every new update, something goes wrong. The app is extremely slow and unresponsive. I’ve closed every other active app, rebooted, etc and letters don’t go to the tiles, the game doesn’t even load. Just horrible!
What happened to the weekly badge for this week? It hasn’t shown up since Monday May 13,2019.
No weekly total 3/5
Since Monday, my weekly total amount / goal has been missing. I know the game said there was maintenance Monday, but it still hasn’t returned.
Is anyone watching? 4/5
I really enjoy playing, BUT today I was offered a chance to play with someone called UNIBOMBER. Where do I start? The name is in poor taste, offensive and shows no compassion for those who lost lives. Does no one filter this site?
Can not disable rewards and other game options. 1/5
I love this game however, I hate that after every play I get different reward screens and other game options that I can’t opt out of. Don’t get this if you don’t want to be bothered by all the other BS that the game pushes on you. I just want to play against my friends with the other hassles. Supposedly they are working on a way to shut the options off, haven’t seen it yet.
Words is not a dating site 3/5
The game is fun but all the commercials are now over 30 seconds with every play. And it is the same stupid games that are being displayed. Also it’s a game site, casual talking. It’s not a dating site. I have never talked to so many widows and their children are in boarding school and the men are lonely. The best one, “are you married?” “Yes” Then 80% of the time I get this response, “But are you happy? Let’s talk on hangouts and get to know each other.” Are you kidding me. After I decline the hangouts site they quit playing.
Fun to play but weekly challenge goal has disappeared 4/5
I can find everything on the game I need except my weekly game point goal. It was there last week but gone this week after update. Would really like to know my progress. Followed ALL instructions on the FAQ page but to no avail.