Words with Friends HD

Posted April 23, 2010 5:27am


5 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $2.99
  • SOUND: 5
  • CONTROL: 5
  • FUN: 5
  • VALUE: 5
SUMMARY: Scrabble on your iPad

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Words With Friends has always been my favorite word game on the iPhone. It was only inevitable it would be brought to the iPad. The game benefits the most from the great screen size and eliminates the need to zoom in every time you want to play a piece. This app shows the whole board at once. All the features that players loved about the first version have returned for the HD version of the game. Players can still create games among friends, with random strangers or hold a turn-based game against players in their friends list.

The chat feature is now available at the top of the screen and no longer obstructs the complete board so you can always have an eye on your pieces. But even though this game is definitely a great addition to the series, the layout struggles a little bit. There is an invitation to their Facebook page at the bottom of the screen (which may have been fixed by the time you see this review) that is awfully close to the most pressed button in the game, the Play button. This was annoying as when you tap that button accidentally, it takes you out of the app without any type of confirmation.

Other than that small issue, this app is great. If you loved the first, grab this one and if you haven't played the game yet, grab it for the device you own. Check it out.

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