What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wordfeud is a Scrabble-style game, in the same vein as Words with Friends. The game has a similar 15-by-15 tile gameboard, letter tile set, and scoring mechanism to Scrabble, although there are subtle differences. You can start a new game by either inviting a friend or searching for a random opponent. Each player can have up to 30 games going at once, and has up to 72 hours to make a move before forfeiting the game. An open chat allows you to communicate with your opponents, but a lack of parental controls makes the game less safe for kids. There are options for which language and dictionary you'd like to use, and there are a number of different languages to choose from. Wordfeud can be played on both Android and iOS platforms and games can be played cross-platform as well. This review is based on the Android app.
Is it any good?
WORDFEUD is a fun option for people who like word games, but don't necessarily have time to sit down for a one-on-one experience. You can play against a friend or random opponent on your own schedule, and set your device to notify you when your opponent(s) complete a turn. The one major drawback is that there is no skill tracking, so you may end up paired with an opponent who is significantly more or less skilled than you are. Kids may do best to pair up with a peer, both for skill matching and for chat safety.