Zynga’s Words With Friends took both the Android Market and the App Store by storm just last year. And now, the gaming giant has brought Scramble With Friends to the Google Play store.
The gameplay of Scramble With Friends is very similar to that of Boggle. Simply slide your finger over adjacent letters to form words in all directions. In addition, in the later rounds, Zynga has thrown in word and letter bonuses (Triple Letter, Double Word, etc.).
Upon starting a game with one of your Facebook friends, a random person, or anyone else with a user name, you can start the first round. There are 3 rounds to every game and each round is 2 minutes long. Zynga has also added “Power-Ups” to make the game more interesting. Freeze stops the clock so you can get more time to search for words, Inspiration gives you three words for when you get stumped, and Scramble switches the letters up to give the player a different perspective and new possibilities.
The game is absolutely free but comes with a catch – to start each round, you will need one token. The game starts you out with about 15 tokens. Once you run out, you get a new token every 20 minutes or you can buy them directly. Furthermore, the tokens can be used for a second power-up. The first power-up is free for every round, but the second will cost you an extra token.
Scramble With Friends requires Android 2.2+ and boasts a very nice design, especially for the new high resolution screens found on the Galaxy Nexus, Skyrocket HD, etc.