Words with Friends is stealing my free time

Words with Friends is stealing my free time

Summary: When Zynga released Words with Friends for iOS and Android, it was almost certain my free time would start disappearing.

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When Zynga released Words with Friends for iOS and Android, it was almost certain my free time would start disappearing. There's something about playing word games with people you know, and those you don't, that brings out the competitive drive. Throw in the ability to have many games going at the same time, and kiss your free time goodbye.

Those familiar with Scrabble will recognize the Words with Friends game immediately. The object is to spell words for points on a board using existing letters in words already played. Check that, the real object is to crush your friends by playing words using letters with high point values.

The game is easy to play and tons of fun. The in-game chat feature lets you taunt your opponents just before you play that high-scoring word. The game plays well on smartphones, and is magnificent on the 7-inch screen of the Galaxy Tab. The only downside to playing Words with Friends on the Android platform are the obnoxious ads that take over the screen after every single turn. Give it a try and you'll be hooked too. See you on Words with Friends, I'm jameskendrick for those looking for a good game.

Topics: Collaboration, Microsoft, Software

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  • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

    chuckle...... <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy"><br>It is a time drainer but tons of fun.<br>I play it a good bit with friends and co-workers (I travel cross country).<br>Great game!<br>Now they have ported this to Android....time...... <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
    rhonin
  • Self-Control

    That thing that parents used to teach their children way back in the day. Apparently we need more of that in today's society.
    nucrash
  • ok

    It was cool like 2 years ago and now it just made it to Android.... android always late to the games, stick with iOS for everything cool!
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

      @Hasam1991 iOS is old and dated. WP7 is the new cool. Apple, still thinking they are relevant. It's actually funny.
      nucrash
    • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

      @Hasam1991 Agreed thus is almost as lame as WP7 getting Angry Birds. What next, tertris comes to Blackberry?
      Ron Burgundy
    • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

      @Hasam1991

      Ahem...
      Xbox Live on WP7
      Mythos7
  • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

    Now give me a WP7 version kthx. :D
    Zedox
  • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

    never play this before~
    capsjerseys
  • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

    It's alright until people figure out you can cheat, when all of a sudden you notice they start playing really obscure words, you know they are feeding their letters into a website somewhere, so it ends up you vs a computer.
    alsobannedfromzdnet
    • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

      @alsobannedfromzdnet

      Exactly I quit playing because of that.
      Ron Burgundy
    • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

      @alsobannedfromzdnet I guess there are 2 schools of thought on cheating... ok maybe 3. But it is important to also consider that some players don't use cheating apps and programs to cheat their opponents but rather to learn and improve their vocabulary.
      cheatsandwords
  • RE: Words with Friends is stealing my free time

    Hey James, I started playing this past summer and I've come quickly addicted (yes I'm one of those that usually has 20 games on the go at once). I caved and bought the AD free version and play on my iPad2...
    cheatsandwords
  • Words with friends cheat

    Its really an addictive game..Even me I really download it on my iphone so during my break time in the office I will play words with friends together with my co workers..Its very cool. In times of trouble you can use the ANAGRAMMER it will give you some hints.
    wordfriends71
  • Re: Words With Friends

    I have a lot of time of this game..I spend most of the time playing with words with friends..I am glad that I did download it on my IPHONE 4..I also use the ANAGRAMMER to give me more hints..
    wordgamer29