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Do you love scrabble and own an iPhone? Then I have an App for you - Words With Friends.

Periodically, I check out the Applications available for the iPhone. I've downloaded several, including Tweetie... which is my personal favorite Twitter Application for iPhone.. and thats because I have tried a few others.

Recently I came across an application called "Words with Friends". Its basically SCRABBLE that you can play with your friends or random players online.

Don't worry, you keep your name and number a secret if you would like. After downloading it, you'll be asked to create a user name (which you can switch every day if you want to). Then choose who you want to play.. someone from your Contacts, someone from Twitter / Facebook, or some Random player online.

While playing, you can choose a word and then sign-out. Your phone will tell you when its your turn. You're welcome to talk with the other player through a game board. Again, no phone number or real name is displayed.

 

If you are a real Scrabble addict, you'll be happy to know that you can play several games at a time. I'll warn you though, its VERY addicting. I was not a scrabble player before, but I've been playing quite a bit over the past 4 days since I've downloaded it.

 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsJohn Cannata • December 28 2009 06:04PM

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John, We love Scrabble at my house.  Only thing... I don't have an iPhone.  This looks super cool!

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 8 years ago

Sounds like a great game to play while waiting somewhere or on someone...perhaps at a slow open house!

Posted by Renee L. Norton over 8 years ago

Shirley - I use to never want to play because I'm no good. But now that I have practiced, I feel a little better. The only other person I knew that would play is my mother-in-law who was a pro... so I never really wanted to play her. Maybe a few more weeks of practice and I can challenge her.

Renee - I'll warn you that some people choose words quickly and others take 3 days to make a move. Thats the only reason I have played several games at once. Now I play with the same 3-4 people because they seem to have a good personality. Plus, they don't kick my butt. I've played a few people that use all of their tiles several times. I just don't think I know that many words to compete. HA!

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

John - I love playing scrabble with my family and this sounds right up my alley, but unfortunately I don't have an iPhone.  I guess it's one more reason to get one though.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Please don't tell my you bought the iPhone just for Scrabble. LOL

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (LeaderOne Financial Corp.) over 8 years ago

John  Just stopped by to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 8 years ago

Michelle - I love my iPhone, but I will tell you that you drop calls a lot in some areas. Maybe you wont have the issue where you are, but I certain do in North Texas. So, when I make a lot of calls, I make sure to turn off the 3G network. They say it has something to do with moving from one tower to the next if I am driving. Anyway, its a fun application.

James - I've actually had my iPhone for almost 3 years now. This scrabble thing is new to me though. Never been a big fan until this application.

Karen - Thank you. Have a safe and happy holiday. Happy New Year!

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Over the holidays we have been playing Scrabble Slam; it's Scrabble with cards and can get a bit frenzied. Happy New Year, John.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 8 years ago

Teral - I'll have to check out this Scrabble Slam. Thanks for the tip.  Have a safe and happy New Year!

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Hi John ~ So far I've resisted putting games on my phone. Judging by how much time I spend playing Spider Solitaire on my desktop I would be out of commission if I had anything like it on my phone. Cramped thumbs and no work getting done!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 8 years ago

We play scrabble at home too, more so in the winter.. I have the Palm I don't know if I have this app. I will check.. Happy New Year

Posted by Monique Hailer, South West Florida & Southern Maryland Homes (Schooner Bay Realty., Inc. & CENTURY 21 New Millenniun) over 8 years ago

Liz - It is addicting. I would only recommend it for that 'down time' you may have while sitting at home.

Monique - Happy New Year to you. Not sure about the app for the Palm, but if you can find it, its a lot of fun.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

John - I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Happy & Healthy 2010!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

How cool is this app !!!! Love it !!!!! ... I'll try to hunt one down for my Blackberry ...

Cheers JC & Happy New Year my man !!!!!

Sheldon

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 8 years ago

Thank you Michelle.  Happy New Year!

Sheldon - If I could play you on the BB, I'd send you an invite. Perhaps you'll find some fun apps as well. Happy New Year

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Hi John ~ So far I haven't put any games on my phone (I have the Droid) - but this one sounds like way too much fun! I'm just a little compulsive so I could see myself getting completely hooked. 

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 8 years ago

Liz- If it will take away time from work or your family, its best to stay away from it. I havent run into that issue yet, but it can be addictiing for sure.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

I told my wife about the application, but I told her if I got it I would throw my phone within 2 minutes of downloading that evil game. (My wife is just that good at that game, I start playing and I all of a sudden can't think of a word longer than 3 letters)

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi John!  Scrabble is my favorite game!!  I have no iPhone though, which sounds like a teaser to play, for i'd want to carry it all the way out with an uninterrpted time period! 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 8 years ago

TODD - HA. Thats funny because its exactly why I would not play scrabble with my wife and mother-in-law. But since playing this game I have learned a few good words with those awkward letters that dont seem to fit anywhere.  If she is interested in playing, my sign-on is  **John**  with the astricks.

Diane - I've been so addicted to this game that I have between 10-12 games going at once. Usually its because some people don't make a move but once every other day. Plus I play two games with my friends later in the evening. Its been fun.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Looks like a lot of fun...  I wonder if they have scrabble for htc phones???

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 7 years ago

Judi - Im not sure. This application is very addicting though.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 7 years ago

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