Something y’all probably don’t know about me is that I play “Words With Friends” almost all day every day and have been for years now. I started playing against my now-late sister, who proceeded to turn a friendly game into a cut-throat battle of wills and words; five games later, she decided I was cheating and didn’t want to play with me any longer. Likewise, I have played with my college graduated nieces… they won’t play with me anymore either.
In the time I’ve been playing, my record is 1,257 wins, 240 losses, and 5 ties; sometimes I find myself playing up to ten games at a time with those I play with regularly and while we do play just for the fun of it, it makes me think and keeps my mind sharp. One of the women I play with asked me where I come up with some of my words and I said, “I read a lot, always did like spelling and knowing what a word I’ve never seen before means.”
I once read a dictionary because I was bored and needed to read something…
Words Woth Friends is as much a game of strategy as it is about words, not as intense as playing three-dimensional chess (or normal chess) but it is challenging as I ponder what word to build and play and where it’ll go. But what got me to writing about this was taking a turn in a current game and wondering how many games I’ve played over the years – 1,502, not counting the 13 games currently in progress.
It really is a relaxing way to pass time!