Parents' Guide to

Crosswords With Friends

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun for crossword junkies -- and casual fans, too.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+
Crossword with friends is a very good app, the only problem I have with it is I've downloaded so many apps to earn coins and i've not received the coins more times than I have when the requirement had been done to earn them

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

While not everything transitions well to the digital world, we're happy to report crossword puzzles do with this fun app. Crosswords With Friends may not be the social game its name implies, but it's a wonderful puzzle-a-day app that will keep casual, moderate, and hardcore crossword fans happy. The puzzles are supplied via a partnership with People Magazine. They're not especially challenging, but they're a fun way to focus your mind elsewhere and provide a good distraction. The hunt system Zynga provides is a good backstop for people who can't figure out an answer, supplying either letters or the whole word -- or letting you know when you're entering the wrong answer.

While it would be nice to have different difficulty levels to choose from -- and a more robust "With Friends" aspect to the game (a tournament to see who has won the most isn't that engaging), this is a well-done game that lets you scratch the daily itch to solve these popular puzzles and offers a tremendous backlog of additional challenges (each at a small cost) for people who want to binge.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 27, 2017
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Zynga
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: February 11, 2020

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