Parents' Guide to

Words With Friends

By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 18+


Now we have to pay for power ups which is ridiculous. No concern for the users. Money in their pockets is all they care about. I will no longer play.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

Playing the game with new people.

This game is a great game. It has helped me with my memory loss and I've also learned new words. I've also had the pleasure of meeting new people all over the world. However that in itself is a catch 22. I believe there are scammers on here pretending to be someone they are not fake profile pics trying to pry into your personal life and gain access to personal information in order to scam you. If you shut them down they end there games or call you names when you call them out. They use key phrases. " I want to know you more better" or "Are you on WhatsApp? They try to force you to download or curse you out when you don't. Women are being targeted and now there are women profile pics posing as women but are really men. No matter how many times you block another profile ( fake profile rises and request a game. This needs to be stopped. It's not a dating site. Sometimes older adults are gullible people and become prey and they are scammed out of thousands. Make this great game safe again

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26 ):
Kids say (8 ):

WORDS WITH FRIENDS is crossword nirvana with its option to play several games simultaneously. This game doesn't have as many cheat options as Scrabble, something we missed sometimes. For each game, only two people can compete against each other. But Words is also more forgiving, with no time limits for moves, so if life gets hectic the game will still be there when you return.

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