Surely you've heard of Words With Friends by now, haven't you? I figure, if my mom plays it, that's a pretty good benchmark for the entire world knowing about a video game. Well, if you haven't, here's the gist- Words With Friends is basically the game of Scrabble with a social cross-platform twist. Utilizing the magic of asynchronous multiplayer and push alerts, you can play games of Scrabble with friends across the world. Cooler yet, it doesn't matter if your friends have Android phones or are even playing the Facebook version of the game… It just works.

It's casual and simple enough that you could play with your grandma, while being classic enough that it's fun for even the most hardcore types who enjoy playing word games with their friends and family. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about Words With Friends.

I can say one bad thing though, in that the advertisements that power the free version can get a little obnoxious at times, especially if you have a hatred for interstitial ads… Which is exactly where today's sale comes in. For a limited time, you can get the ad-free version of Words With Friends for 99¢. I can almost promise you'll get more than 99¢ worth of entertainment out of this game, but, if you're a cautious App Store customer you can always try the free version first. All of your games will transfer over if and when you decide to spring for the paid version.

  • Anonymous

    This has gone on sale many times before, why only an article about it today?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Why not?

    • Noah

      In fact, this is the 10th time in 28 months it has been priced at $0.99. 

      The last time it was priced at $0.99 was from Oct. 13 to Oct. 24th of this year... so if you miss out on purchasing it at $0.99 cents this month... just wait until December.

  • Adams Immersive

    The ads really ARE onbnoxious: the method for dismissing them varies (and is often hidden or delayed), forcing you to spend attention on them in a very irritating way. Every now and then, an ad even has audio! Still, though, a fun game that has been working very well for me lately. (I went ad-free a while back.)

  • http://twitter.com/deancommasteven Steven Dean

    Zynga has ruined Words With Friends. The core functionality is the same but the experience sucks. And it "asks" me to log in to Facebook every launch.

    • Mike Coker

      Just curious, but do you not use Facebook or just think they will spam you or something? The friend discovery pretty much sucks without Facebook.

      • http://twitter.com/deancommasteven Steven Dean

        I logged out of Facebook discovery because I'm trying to rid myself of Facebook slowly. I only play with people whose Words screen name I know, meaning friends that I see regularly in person. But now every time I launch the app, a popup says "I see you were using Facebook but stopped, would you like to log in again?" or something like that. No, I don't want to log back in and the interface is really cluttered now.

        Sorry for the delayed response that you'll probably never see. I hate that I can't be notified of replies.

  • Darkowl S

    Guys, WORDcolors is 10 times better.

  • http://twitter.com/hammerlabs Hammerlabs

    I have had the ad free version for a long time.  It is worth the $.99 to get rid of the ads.

  • Hassaan Markhiani

    Scramble Your Friends!

    hey guys, my friend and i just released the game. it is similar to words/hanging with friends. please check it out! 

    here are the links:
    FREE: http://bit.ly/vr7fmc
    PAID: http://bit.ly/uc5rDa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EBWVJWO5LKYCG4NS3XRAVCXBRA Word

    Gotta love playing Words with friends, I find myself glued to it, instead of going to sleep. But the best secret with  this game must be the ANAGRAMMER, to give me a little hint here and there in times of trouble.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5FSOWCBUKA6BQSFEP7KZCGW55E Word

    Its very interesting game..I love this game specially its my way of spending time with my family..I have always used the ANAGRAMMER with great results.

  • wordqueen28

    I adore this game! I can't get enough of it. Sometimes I'll have 10 games going at one time and I get anxiety and feel the pressure, but it's all in good fun! It's the best money I've ever spent on an iPhone application.I also use the ANAGRAMMER to give me more hints..