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Words With Friends “Love Letters”: Connecting Through Words Brings a Family Together

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Christina Hall Words With Friends

Since 2009, millions of players connect and compete each day through word-play in Words With Friends. In celebration of the game’s five year anniversary, we’re sharing a few of our most inspiring stories of how players have connected with their family, friends and even random opponents in their own words. From strengthening existing relationships to fostering new friendships and even romances, their stories spell out how a passion for wordy competition means so much more than the tiles on the game board.  The connections made through Words With Friends are the reason the game has reached this meaningful five year milestone. We hope you’re as inspired by the anniversary “love letters” from our loyal players as much as we are!

 Dear Words With Friends,

Words With Friends has made such a positive impact on my life! My relationship has always been challenging with my mother. She worked very hard as I grew up and had two children to raise so family time together just wasn’t the norm. As I grew older, our communication became strained and distant.

It wasn’t until just a year ago that our relationship began to change because of Words With Friends. My mother learned about Words With Friends by reading about it being the highest rated word game app in a magazine and instantly became a whiz at it – she always has 15 games simultaneously going on. I began to play with her and immediately it gave us an opportunity to break the ice and have a relationship built on friendly competition.

I can easily say that our relationship has been better today than it has in my entire life. We’ve always been better communicators through the phone or text messages than in person and Words With Friends enables us to cheer each other on and congratulate each other on great word plays. The space between us feels more relaxed and light hearted because we connect over Words With Friends.

Thank you for creating a game that I can share with my mother. The best part is that now she’s even playing with all of her grandkids, teaching them vocabulary while connecting with them as well. Thank you Words With Friends!

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Christina Hall

Words With Friends “Love Letters”: Smart Match Opponents Cross Paths in Real-Life

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Dani-Shannon Words With Friends

Since 2009, millions of players connect and compete each day through word-play in Words With Friends. In celebration of the game’s five year anniversary, we’re sharing a few of our most inspiring stories of how players have connected with their family, friends and even random opponents in their own words. From strengthening existing relationships to fostering new friendships and even romances, their stories spell out how a passion for wordy competition means so much more than the tiles on the game board.  The connections made through Words With Friends are the reason the game has reached this meaningful five year milestone. We hope you’re as inspired by the anniversary “love letters” from our loyal players as much as we are!

 Dear Words With Friends,

I’m an avid Words With Friends player and use Smart Match to connect with other players all the time.

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks last year, I passed the time by playing a Smart Match opponent in Words With Friends. I was trying to come up with really strong word plays since she has been a strong competitor over the past few days. I remember getting excited about my high scoring word that I had just played. After a couple minutes of getting really competitive and playing words back and forth, I kept hearing a woman react near the table I was sitting at – almost on cue to when I was submitting my word! Finally after a few turns, I realized she was also playing a game on her phone. Right as I played a great word, she turned to her friend and said my word aloud. I thought to myself, “could I really be playing a random player that happens to be in the same Starbucks?”

I couldn’t believe it but I turned to her, we caught each other’s eyes and asked if we were both playing Words With Friends. It turns out we had been playing each other for several days! We ended up sitting and chatting for thirty minutes, bonding over life, work and families – learning that we lived only a few blocks from each other.

We became fast friends and use the chat feature in Words With Friends to communicate. A few months ago, she moved to a new state, but we continue to play Words With Friends together and chat to catch up through the game. What a small world!

Happy 5th Year Anniversary!

Danni-Shannon Witcher

Words With Friends “Love Letters”: Finding the Ultimate “Smart Match” 4,000 Miles Across the Ocean

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Megan Lawless Love Letters

Since 2009, millions of players connect and compete each day through word-play in Words With Friends. In celebration of the game’s five year anniversary, we’re sharing a few of our most inspiring stories of how players have connected with their family, friends and even random opponents in their own words. From strengthening existing relationships to fostering new friendships and even romances, their stories spell out how a passion for wordy competition means so much more than the tiles on the game board. The connections made through Words With Friends are the reason the game has reached this meaningful five year milestone. We hope you’re as inspired by the anniversary “love letters” from our loyal players as much as we are!

Dear Words With Friends,

I first started playing Words With Friends when a good friend invited me to play. I was immediately hooked and attempting to play as many games as possible, so I began searching for new opponents through the Smart Match feature. I could never have imagined that my search for a random opponent in Words With Friends would lead to meeting the most important person in my life – my husband!

Jasper was the ultimate “smart match.” Our relationship started simply through game play and gradually turned to chats in between word moves. Jasper’s first chat to me was “hi” and initially our chats consisted of cheering each other on and commenting on our current game. A few weeks after our first game, Jasper told me it was his birthday. That was when we began to talk more and get to know each other better. We started emailing and eventually Skyping each other. At the time, Jasper was living in Amsterdam. I couldn’t believe that I had met someone who was living 4,000 miles away and that it was randomly through my favorite game. After a few months of playing and chatting, we decided to take a leap of faith and meet in person.

Soon after we met, we fell in love, eventually got engaged and then married in 2011 – all while playing Words With Friends. We recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary and will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of our first game in November. Words With Friends was not only how we met, but our icebreaker. We already had our love for the game in common but we really got to know each other through the chat feature. Those first conversations and matches played are what started our unique love story.

Thanks to Words With Friends, I connected to the love of my life. I hope other players are inspired too – you just never know who you’ll connect with through words!

Happy 5th Year Anniversary!

Megan Lawless

*Photo Credit: Suzy Erickson Photography, Chicago, Illinois