Hanging With Friends Free
Oh, these Zynga-friends games! They seem to capture my attention every time! First Words With Friends then Scramble With Friends and now Hanging With Friends! I usually try out the free version of these apps, before downloading the paid version. I will admit, in both Words With Friends and Scramble With Friends, I did eventually download the pricey ($2.99) paid versions. I just couldn’t stand the constant ads that would take over so much of my game time. Even though the paid version of Hanging With Friends is only $0.99 (a much more reasonable price for a game), I still started off with the free version, Hanging With Friends Free.
With a classic hangman idea, Hanging With Friends Free brings it to a whole new level! Like all Zynga-friends games, Hanging With Friends Free is played against an opponent, who game be chosen through your Facebook friends list or by random. With Hanging With Friends Free, you chose a character from 23 different ones, eight of which are free. The other 15 characters can be bought by coins. When you first start playing, you are given 20 coins. The next step is creating a game; this is done by choosing your opponent. Once you’ve made your choice, the fun begins! You’re asked to build a word by tapping or dragging letters to the rack. The word you build has to be at least 4 letters long and cannot be a proper noun. I was given 12 letters to choose from, to build my word! Since the 12 letters were chosen for me, and my word had to be at least 4 letters long, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be! I did find a word, but it was only four letters long, the bare minimum! Scoring works a little different than the other Zynga-friends games. Only balloons tell you who is winning, not your points. I did have to wait a while for my opponent to respond to my word I sent him. I assume if someone else were to start a game with me, I would be the one guessing at the word. In the mean time, I started up a few more games, so when my opponents started to respond, the pace would pick up. You do get to see your opponent’s guesses, which is fun! You’re also given hints, which is sometimes necessary!
I did enjoy Hanging With Friends Free, but it is probably the least favorite of mine of all Zynga’s friend’s games. The ads were atrocious, which wasn’t surprising. They are so bad; it almost forces you to download the paid versions (if you love the game, at least). I guess I should be thankful they have free versions at all, so I can try them out before I make the purchase. I’m not sure if I will be downloading the paid version of Hanging With Friends yet. It’s fun, but not as much as Scramble With Friends and Words With Friends. Maybe it depends if you are a really a diehard hangman-lover or not!
iTunes lists Hanging With Friends Free’s features as such:
• Cute characters in perilous situations
• Instant replay lets you see your opponent’s guesses
• Use strategic lifelines for hints
Built on the Games With Friends platform:
• Turn based design lets you play up to 20 games simultaneously
• Play with friends or find a match with a random opponent
• Stay in touch with friends and family with in-game chat messaging
• Push notifications tell you when it’s your turn
• Find friends to play with easily using Facebook Connect