Last October my good friend Martin came to visit, and he unleashed a hidden monster: The Words With Friends Beast. For those unfamiliar with the game it is basically a Scrabble application that you play on your device against friends and strangers. The game is addicting. At first only the elite a.k.a. Apple users had access to The Precious Words. However, the Droid owner can now play You better believe that my Droid friends jumped on the bandwagon as soon as they had the opportunity. I think my opponents doubled when the game became available to them. Over the last few months I have witnessed a growing number of people playing the game in public: on the bus, El, standing in line, even during a conversation with yours truly. It is everywhere.
|This is not a game played by me.|
The popularity of Words is growing by the day as I see more and more Facebook statuses reading, "My words with friends name is ________" followed by replies with their friend's user name. Other users are updating their status with a high playing word. Don't think I didn't share with the world about my 90-point "enslaved." It needed and deserved recognition!!
In my opinion, Words is one of the best games out there, because it stimulates your mind and grows your vocabulary. They should make a kiddie and/or classroom version for children who don't like spelling or reading. I bet it would yield positive results. Call me Words With Friends--I am full of ideas!!
Lastly, people, please don't cheat. Recently I found one of my real-life friend opponents (who shall not be named) cheating. They had pulled up a list of words that were high-scoring 2,3,4-5, 6, 7-letter words. When my sister and I told them they were cheating they replied they were merely "studying." In their eyes they weren't cheating because they weren't using it in the actual game. I think it's cheating, because their intent was to learn a word (and not it's meaning I might add!) just to score points in the game!! What do you think????
And, now for the information you have been waiting for: my user name is Gloface Killah.