Zynga’s Scrabble-Like ‘Words With Friends’ Game to Launch on Facebook


Social gaming company Zynga announced that it is bringing its mobile Scrabble-like game (iOS and Android) Words With Friends to Facebook.

Words With Friends challenges players to create words by placing letter tiles on a digital game board in order to score points. Similar to Scrabble, each letter is given a point value and players earn points by completing words in sports on the game board designated with bonus points.

It is a multi-player game, which makes it ideal for a social platform like Facebook. While the iOS and Android app offered Facebook connect, this is the first Words With Friends web-based game housed on Facebook.

Zynga says this is the first time it is taking a mobile game to Facebook.

Features of the Facebook game include a brag feed, which allows you to publicly call out your friend on their wall after scoring. You can also send Facebook requests that notify friends when it’s their turn to play, or send a message to invite a friend to start a new game.

Games can take days or even weeks to complete, and players may be involved in up to 20 games simultaneously. Additionally, players on iOS and Android devices will be able to port their games between their mobile devices and Facebook.

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