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National Words with Friends Day – July 19, 2023

National Word With Friends Day, celebrated on July 19, is a day that commemorates the game “Words With Friends.” Players have to use their knowledge and creativity to form words to win points. Similar to the classic board game ‘Scrabble’ the objective is to build words in a crossword-puzzle form.

The President of Publishing at Zynga mentioned that Words With Friends is more than just a game and surpasses our culture and language. Last year, he said about the game and the holiday it inspired, “Over the past 12 years, it’s grown from a popular app to a global sensation, and we’re excited to celebrate this first annual national day and festival with our fans in the game we all love.”

History of National Words with Friends Day

The National Words With Friends Day is celebrated on July 19, 2022. Zynga, a video game developer, announced National Word With Friends Day in 2021 in connection with the real ‘Word With Friends’ game that came about in the year 2009. Zynga, founded in 2007, with its headquarters in San Francisco, is an international leader in the entertainment industry. The interactive game, ‘National Words With Friends’ has been enjoyed by many players worldwide. Today, around more than one billion people have participated in and played Zynga’s other franchises games such as C.S.R. Racing, Zynga Poker, Merge Magic, and more. These games are accessible in more than 150 countries and can be found on many social media platforms and mobile devices.

This fun and unique holiday commenced last year through a 14-day festival that featured exciting games, challenges, events, and sweepstakes, with celebrity guests and influencers who participate in the competitions with fans. From July 19 to July 25, players could join a community competition called ‘Choose Your Side’ where two teams compete in every match to accumulate points. Both teams won a prize at the end of the week and in the second and final week, fans are invited to play the game’s single-player mood. The great part about the two-week event was that fans were able to turn their wishes into cash through the sweepstakes portion. The holiday continues to be an immersive experience and an all-around fun day.

National Words with Friends Day timeline

2009
Game Creation

“Words With Friends” is released online in July.

2017
Making a Statement

As of May, the game is ranked the most popular mobile game in the United States.

2021
Marked as a Holiday

On July 19, this day is made National Words With Friends Day.

2021
Festival on its 12th Birthday

A two-week event is held to celebrate 12 years of the game.

National Words with Friends Day FAQs

How do I claim rewards on Words With Friends?

Tap on the Rewards & Challenges dropdown menu at the top of the Games screen.

How do I get rid of Ads on Words With Friends?

You may buy the Remove Ads feature to remove the third-party Ads in the game. If you’re trying to do this on the Web, click the Help icon then select Remove Web Ads.

What is the purple icon in Words With Friends?

The Word Clue power-up highlights one place on the board where a word can be played along with which tiles to use. When using this it will highlight the spaces on the board and the tiles in the rack in purple. This is especially helpful when you have not found any place to put a word.

National Words with Friends Day Activities

  1. Learn the game

    Want to know how to play Word With Friends? You can find out on Youtube where you can also learn tips and tricks to beat your opponents.

  2. Play an exciting round

    Invite your friends and family over for a round or two of this intellectual game. All you need to do is download the app and you’re good to go.

  3. Follow the game on social media

    Do you have questions about the game? Follow on Instagram and get updates on all things Words With Friends. They also post about related information and upcoming events.

5 Facts About The Game You Never Knew

  1. You can play alone

    The game has the feature Solo Challenge, where you can exercise your brain on your own.

  2. You can learn more words

    With the feature Word Wheel, you’re challenged to make as many words as possible with the same letters.

  3. An actual board game is made

    In 2012, Zynga partnered with Hasbro and released a physical board game version of Words With Friends.

  4. They were hacked

    They were once hacked in 2019, which led to many players’ privacy details being compromised.

  5. It’s available everywhere

    The game is available on I.O.S., Android, Facebook, Kindle Fire, Windows, Windows Phone, and Nook Tablet.

Why We Love National Words with Friends Day

  1. It is a fun, competitive game

    Competition is the name of the game and that’s what makes it so enjoyable. You can choose to play online with people you don’t even know, or in-person with the board game version.

  2. It makes us smarter

    Whether you want to play to relax or to get better at the game, we all know learning new words will improve your vocabulary. Also, figuring out new ways and tactics to play the game will exercise your brain.

  3. It’s so easy to play

    The game includes different levels of difficulty, so anyone can play. You also have the option of either playing alone or with a group of friends.

National Words with Friends Day dates

YearDateDay
2023July 19Wednesday
2024July 19Friday
2025July 19Saturday
2026July 19Sunday
2027July 19Monday

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