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My Highly Addictive Love Affair With "Words With Friends"

When all of the other kids were asking for dolls, remote control cars and 'fun' things, all I wanted was a deluxe version of Scrabble. I had seen one and fell in complete love with it. Instead of a pressed board it had a plastic surface with slots for each tile. It was on a spinner so you could rotate the entire board without the letter tiles moving around. Even though the tile racks were a little on the cheap side, they were lighter in weight than the wooden ones that came with the regular Scrabble game.

I took great pride in my deluxe Scrabble game and still have it; I have added more tiles to the bag (including my beloved glow in the dark Nightmare Before Christmas tiles) to increase the word scoring opportunities. Most of the time the board is sitting out with tiles in play; when no one else wants to play I will have two racks of letter going just to keep up my spelling and word creation skills.

The online game Words With Friends is a suitable electronic version of Scrabble; it is played the same way however there is no way to challenge an opponent on the correct spelling of a word since the program will not let you post something that is not a recognized word. If you love Scrabble and are looking for a way to kill time but improve your spelling, this is worth downloading.

One of the things that sucks about it is that some people take forever to play their turn so more often than naught I create at least five new games a day to make up for the people that are out in limbo. You have to wait 11 days for them to be withdrawn but you can nudge them to remind them to play their turn.

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njchicaa wrote on January 30, 2016, 3:57 PM

I am so so so bad at Words with Friends. I had to stop playing.

Deepizzaguy wrote on January 30, 2016, 7:25 PM

As a fan of the PBS Kids cartoon Word Girl which was created by Dorothea Gilliam the game "Words With Friends" sounds like a game I should try to tackle as a hobby. Thank you for sharing this story.