If you're a word game fan, I have little doubt that you don't already know about Words with Friends - Newtoy Inc's excellent turn based Scrabble-like iPhone game that you can play with your friends at your own pace. If you are a fan of the game, here's another reason to get an iPad.

Newtoy just sent us the first screenshots from the iPad version of their game shown here (click for full size):

If you happen to be located in or near Frisco, TX, Newtoy is holding a party/mixer at the Apple Store in Stonebriar Mall. They will be giving away Words with Friends T-Shirts and promo codes for the HD version.

App Store Links: Words with Friends Free, Free, Words with Friends, $2.99

  • http://mattoswald.com Matthew Oswald

    Engh. I just purchased the paid version for my iPhone. This better be a universal app.

  • http://mattoswald.com Matthew Oswald

    Engh. I just purchased the paid version for my iPhone. This better be a universal app.

  • http://www.darrenorourk.com Darren O'Rourk

    Anyword on whether Words with Friends for the iPad will be compatible with the iPhone version? I guess that same question goes for all new 'HD' versions of games that are being redone for the iPad.

  • http://www.darrenorourk.com Darren O'Rourk

    Anyword on whether Words with Friends for the iPad will be compatible with the iPhone version? I guess that same question goes for all new 'HD' versions of games that are being redone for the iPad.

  • ravenvii

    It would be cool if they did a Chess With Friends HD. I play that far more than I play Words With Friends.

  • ravenvii

    It would be cool if they did a Chess With Friends HD. I play that far more than I play Words With Friends.

  • Kamazar

    TxFan wasn't necessarily invited to the party now, was he?

    • Will090

      I don't know but it seems CheerGirl infered he could come. I'm really anxious to see the results of this conversation

    • Adams Immersive

      I’ve played this game an awful lot, but I have to say it’s relatively rare that a cheerleader will invite me to a party.

  • Kamazar

    TxFan wasn't necessarily invited to the party now, was he?

    • Will090

      I don't know but it seems CheerGirl infered he could come. I'm really anxious to see the results of this conversation

    • Adams Immersive

      I’ve played this game an awful lot, but I have to say it’s relatively rare that a cheerleader will invite me to a party.

  • snow_mani

    Rather than rushing to release an iPad specific "HD" version I really, really, really wish they would fix all the various problems with the regular version. Specifically I can no longer play the game. It crashes on launching. Even after a re-install. Every single time. Frustrating as heck seeing I was enjoying playing. Lodged a support request with them but so far no response. I'm not alone either. Check out the most recent App Store comments. Some people have been unable to play for over a month now. Not good enough. :(

    • Colbertj

      Looks like you beat me to the punch! For me, the App works fine until around 7 pm - 11 pm. Then it takes a minimum of 3 minutes, sometimes 5 minutes to play a move. I've said this that I no longer recommend it to friends because it is so frustrating to play.

      Either fix this problem, or someone else who knows how to program come out with a better App!!

      • snow_mani

        I used to have a similar problem. But now it just doesn't work at all. I also used to recommend the game to everyone. But I won't until it is fixed and I can actually play it again.

    • hkiphone

      Haha, so thats why you suddenly disappeared! and there I was thinking that I was just too awesome for ya! :P Hahaha, just kidding

      • snow_mani

        You are an awesome and challenging player :). I hardly ever beat you. I'm still reeling after losing our previous game by some 200 odd points. So it's tempting, very tempting to go and hide on you! I've received some info from Newtoy regarding my crash issue so hopefully I'll be up and playing again soon. I know how much you are looking forward to thrashing me again. Wish me luck and keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed! ;)

  • snow_mani

    Rather than rushing to release an iPad specific "HD" version I really, really, really wish they would fix all the various problems with the regular version. Specifically I can no longer play the game. It crashes on launching. Even after a re-install. Every single time. Frustrating as heck seeing I was enjoying playing. Lodged a support request with them but so far no response. I'm not alone either. Check out the most recent App Store comments. Some people have been unable to play for over a month now. Not good enough. :(

    • Colbertj

      Looks like you beat me to the punch! For me, the App works fine until around 7 pm - 11 pm. Then it takes a minimum of 3 minutes, sometimes 5 minutes to play a move. I've said this that I no longer recommend it to friends because it is so frustrating to play.

      Either fix this problem, or someone else who knows how to program come out with a better App!!

      • snow_mani

        I used to have a similar problem. But now it just doesn't work at all. I also used to recommend the game to everyone. But I won't until it is fixed and I can actually play it again.

    • hkiphone

      Haha, so thats why you suddenly disappeared! and there I was thinking that I was just too awesome for ya! :P Hahaha, just kidding

      • snow_mani

        You are an awesome and challenging player :). I hardly ever beat you. I'm still reeling after losing our previous game by some 200 odd points. So it's tempting, very tempting to go and hide on you! I've received some info from Newtoy regarding my crash issue so hopefully I'll be up and playing again soon. I know how much you are looking forward to thrashing me again. Wish me luck and keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed! ;)

  • MOS6502

    Great. So they are working on making another app that wont function on the iPad, instead of fixing the app that has a bunch of problems on the iPhone... I'm really getting sick of NewToy.

    • Adams Immersive

      I had problems for a few days a month or two ago, and I can feel the pain who have had worse luck than I.

      But it’s playing great for me lately, and is one of my all-time favorite games! Push-notification and asynchronous multiplayer is an awesome way to game.

  • MOS6502

    Great. So they are working on making another app that wont function on the iPad, instead of fixing the app that has a bunch of problems on the iPhone... I'm really getting sick of NewToy.

    • Adams Immersive

      I had problems for a few days a month or two ago, and I can feel the pain who have had worse luck than I.

      But it’s playing great for me lately, and is one of my all-time favorite games! Push-notification and asynchronous multiplayer is an awesome way to game.

  • Noah

    NewToy: Quick suggestion... in the chat window, can your chat ALWAYS be on the right, and their chat ALWAYS be on the left? That'd be great. Thanks!

  • Noah

    NewToy: Quick suggestion... in the chat window, can your chat ALWAYS be on the right, and their chat ALWAYS be on the left? That'd be great. Thanks!

  • Gates

    This game + anagram solvers = lol

  • Gates

    This game + anagram solvers = lol

  • Ridgecity

    What about price? Hopefully they aren't planning for the $10 price...

  • Ridgecity

    What about price? Hopefully they aren't planning for the $10 price...

  • pyromance

    A "shuffle tiles" option will be nice for all versions

  • pyromance

    A "shuffle tiles" option will be nice for all versions

  • Colbertj

    While we are talking updates, here's what is sorely missing: STATS!! Learn from lexulous or wordscraper on facebook. It would be great if you could see just the stats for that game in a graph. Long term stats, that would be just gravy!

  • Colbertj

    While we are talking updates, here's what is sorely missing: STATS!! Learn from lexulous or wordscraper on facebook. It would be great if you could see just the stats for that game in a graph. Long term stats, that would be just gravy!

  • tysonc

    Concerning the questions of whether the "HD" games will be compatible with the iPhone/iTouch, I wouldn't hold my breath. The whole idea of the iPad is it allows you to fit things on the screen that you normally wouldn't have room for on the smaller iPhone screens. Secondly, I doubt the iPhone would scale down the higher resolution apps. I'm just hoping the iPad-only apps won't be overpriced just because they're "bigger".

  • tysonc

    Concerning the questions of whether the "HD" games will be compatible with the iPhone/iTouch, I wouldn't hold my breath. The whole idea of the iPad is it allows you to fit things on the screen that you normally wouldn't have room for on the smaller iPhone screens. Secondly, I doubt the iPhone would scale down the higher resolution apps. I'm just hoping the iPad-only apps won't be overpriced just because they're "bigger".

  • SpudGunner

    I have the paid version of words for friends and have played for hours and hours on my jailbroken ipod touch 32g and never once had it crash?!
    Weird

  • SpudGunner

    I have the paid version of words for friends and have played for hours and hours on my jailbroken ipod touch 32g and never once had it crash?!
    Weird

  • That Guy

    Can you sense CheerGirl's excitement? "Some people will be here earlier!" I like the exclamation point.

  • That Guy

    Can you sense CheerGirl's excitement? "Some people will be here earlier!" I like the exclamation point.

  • leey

    well, It would be cool with Friends HD. And there are so many profits apple fans will get. eher, I wanna enjoy my favourite videos and games most, and i have gatherd a cool list of ipad games, you can get it by google: ifunia ipad column, 'Featured Free iPad Games'.

  • leey

    well, It would be cool with Friends HD. And there are so many profits apple fans will get. eher, I wanna enjoy my favourite videos and games most, and i have gatherd a cool list of ipad games, you can get it by google: ifunia ipad column, 'Featured Free iPad Games'.

  • Frustrated

    Bought for iPad - has never worked. Always crashes after about 30 seconds of "updating - please wait."

  • Frustrated

    Bought for iPad - has never worked. Always crashes after about 30 seconds of "updating - please wait."

  • Lyndsey

    I also bought for the iPad - was sooo excited because I love the app, but it's also crashing on me after just a few seconds so I never get to play! Please fix this!

  • Lyndsey

    I also bought for the iPad - was sooo excited because I love the app, but it's also crashing on me after just a few seconds so I never get to play! Please fix this!

  • lyle

    hi ilike pudding

  • lyle

    hi ilike pudding

  • Notyet

    The HD version crashes constantly on the iPad. Tried rebooting, closing all Apps, even restoring iPad to factory setting. Sometimes WWF HD will open and then crash, sometimes I get to play a round and then it crashes 10 times. Very frustrating for a paid App. NewToy must be run by sadists. Instead of fixing the crashing problem, their latest update makes the iPad screen ZOOM in for no apparent reason.

    • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

      Well my WWF HD doesn't crash but it is causing my iPad syncs to stall. The backup hangs due to this "evil app" — http://t.co/ZpYxqbx My tip: view these files in TextMate. I've uninstalled it.I have got around this by only using WWF on my phone. 

  • wordscheat28

    I have tried playing with this game and its really cool and interesting..Me and my co workers love to play this game when our boss is not around..We also use the ANAGRAMMER to give us a clue in times we are having a hard time..