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Words With Friends 2 - Word Game for Android

By Zynga Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Words With Friends 2 - Word Game

  • Challenge your intelligence, vocabulary, and ingenuity by the legendary competitive brain teaser
  • Last updated on 07/22/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Mar 7, 2018

Zynga's Words With Friends 2 is like Words With Friends Classic -- only better, with a beautiful, more streamlined design. You can still challenge friends to word games, but now you can also take part in themed Solo Challenge events against the app, or join a real-life team and compete in the timed Lightning Round. Words With Friends 2 is free to play, but you can pay for boosts and power-ups or to remove ads.

Pros

Easier than Scrabble: The classic Scrabble board game can be loads of fun, but it's not always the easiest game, if you don't have the best vocabulary in the world. Words With Friends 2 is made easier because you can easily test out potential letter combinations and have the app tell you whether they create actual words and whether they're the highest-scoring words to play. What's more, unlike the board game, you don't even need an opponent to play against.

Play against friends, strangers, or even solo: Words With Friends 2 is fun to play with friends -- especially when you beat them! But if you have no friends to play against, then Words With Friends 2 can suggest strangers to play against via Smart Match. If that's not your cup of tea, you can play alone against the game's AI.

Themed Solo Challenges: The Solo Challenges, which pit you against the game's AI in 10 exceedingly difficult contests, are kept fresh with topical characters. So in March, for example, your opponents are historical female figures in honor of Women's History Month.

Lightning Rounds: Have the need for speed? Beat the clock with Lightning Rounds, which pit you and four random teammates against another five-person team in a game that's won by the first team to earn 750 points.

Boosts and Power-ups: For real money or coins that you earn in the game, you can gain an advantage over your opponent by purchasing Word Radar, which tells you where on the board to play; Tile Swap+, which enables you to switch out your tiles for new ones; and Hindsight, which tells you which word you should have played (after you take your turn, of course).

Cons

Easier to find contacts if you're on Facebook: If you're on Facebook, then it's easy to find your friends on Words With Friends 2. If you're not, it's more difficult, even if you know their screen names.

Lag time: The game only goes as fast as you and your friend go. So if you are playing a friend that takes days to make their next move, then you'll be forced to wait. The upside, however, is that the app enables you to nudge them along and to play multiple games at once, so you can stay busy. And if your opponent doesn't play after a set number of days, the game auto-resigns them from your match.

Bottom Line

Words With Friends was our favorite mobile word game on the App Store -- till Words With Friends 2 came along, that is.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.809

  • Get in on the summer fun with our all-new Summer Theme!
  • Send links to invite new friends to the game. "Your Move" is the new "Hello"!
  • Experience a cleaner Word Wheel with updates and bug fixes!

General

Release July 22, 2020
Date Added July 22, 2020
Version 14.809

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 6.0 and up

Popularity

Total Downloads 11,704
Downloads Last Week 89
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Developer's Description

THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR MOBILE WORD GAME is better and more clever than ever with all new game modes built for the word player in all of us. Beautifully and intelligently redesigned, Words With Friends 2 is teeming with more ways to challenge your friends and your brain than ever before.

Want to boost your word game? Play against fictional characters in NEW Solo Challenge events, updated with new themes and opponents twice a month. Got a competitive streak? Jump in for a fast-paced team match to test your rapid word building skills in the NEW Lightning Round.

The classic one-on-one gameplay you love is here too and now you can earn unique themed badges for completing weekly challenges and scoring big against your friends. Words With Friends 2 backs up your gameplay by pulling in all your past games, friends and progress from previous versions. There's nothing to lose, and more fun to gain!

Sometimes staying in touch is as simple as playing the perfect word. Download and play the NEW Words With Friends 2 today! May the Best Friend Win.

CREATE A GAME

It all starts here. Challenge your Facebook friends and family members to a game or use Smart Match to find your perfect word puzzle opponent.

TRAIN IN SOLO CHALLENGE

Test and improve your word skills against themed WordMaster characters in NEW Solo Challenges events. Stay sharp, because as you move up the ladder, the WordMasters will get tougher to beat.

COMPETE IN LIGHTNING ROUND

Collaborative meets competitive gameplay in this new, fast team mode. Play on a team of up to 5 players, and face off in a match to score the most points first and win.

COLLECT UNIQUE BADGES

Play the weekly challenge and earn fun, themed badges that are different every week. Build the ultimate collection and display them proudly in your badge case.

ACCESS 50,000 NEW WORDS

Our biggest update to the Dictionary ever includes 50,000 new words, inspired by our players and pop culture.

Play Words With Friends 2 without third party ads between moves if you previously purchased either Words With Friends Pro or no third-party ads in the original Words With Friends on any mobile device. Be sure to login with Facebook or the email account you used to make the previous purchase to continue to play without third party ads between moves.

Already an accomplished Wordie? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on game news, contests, polls and other fun stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends

https://twitter.com/WordsWFriends

https://instagram.com/wordswithfriends

Thank you for playing Words With Friends 2!

Additional Information:

The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.