Words with Friends Review (iPhone)
Hello, Scrabble on the iPhone. Sound boring? Yeah that’s what I thought too. Frankly this was a game I was more then happy to ignore.
See, I suck at spelling, which means my spell checker and I have a very deep and overly dependent relationship. Okay, the dependency might be a bit more weighted to my side.
Because of this (minor!) deficiency, Scrabble never had much appeal. So when the Words with Friends fad took off, I never even gave it a second thought. Portable spelling torture? No thank you!
Turns out that Words with Friends solved all the things I hated about Scrabble – no pressure on picking words, the game tells me if I misspelled something without mocking (built in spell checker), and it lets me try words out on all and any locations without messing up the board – basically its non judgmental Scrabble that I can play with my friends anywhere and anytime I want.
Well, I can play it with my friends who have iPhones and have the game installed. And if you don’t have any (awesome) friends, the game will happily match you up with other random folks to play with.
The most irritating thing about the game is waiting for everyone else to make a move (they also get the leisure time to pick). Though I have to say, there are a few things I would add, like a log of past moves and scores, possibly a replay feature, and a share my game feature.
And here are ways to cheat, though I don’t recommend it. Don’t do it!!