Word Chums

  1. 3 votes
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  2. pop up games and videos so annoying!

    Please remove those pop up games and videos it irritates me. Very annoying!

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    We try to make a reasonable balance. Most of the core features of the game are free to play. It allows free multiplayer games and you earn coins while playing or can do some of the free coins options such as Tapjoy. For less than the price of a sandwich or fancy cup of coffee…The paid version also removes ads, provides bonus coins and does not require tickets for Chumbot games. For people who want to utilize all of the features and customizations in can take extra coins. Creating and running quality games such as Word Chums takes many hundreds of thousands of dollars so at some point we hope it is interesting enough for people to spend money on or do offers. Thanks for playing!

    If you would like to upgrade to the paid version you can tap settings (top right on main word chums page) and select upgrade.

  3. 4 votes
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  4. Please allow all words in the dictionary to be played!

    Today, I lost a game because a word DARKY, was not accepted by your game. This word, along with several others are not accepted because you deem them offensive?
    Surely a word in itself is not offensive, only the context in which it used makes it so. Conversely, you seem to allow several other words that are also swear words or vulgar, so how do you determine what is acceptable and what isn't?

    Please allow any word that is in the English dictionary to be accepted, and make the game fairer! After all, a word is a word - and…

    23 votes
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    We look to widely used sources that have the staff to analyze words and issues. The Websters Scrabble dictionary is our first look to see what should be in our out. A link to it is listed below. In general if the word is predominantly used as a slur or other degrading term it will likely be removed.

    In regard’s to some specific words:
    Jew is actually considered a proper noun.

    I put our full word list info below:

    We are not word researchers and try to match the Websters and Collins Scrabble Dictionaries. Both links are below if you want to check words you have seen in Word Chums.

    We added the definitions as a bonus feature to provide many definitions for the curious. However there are very few sources we can access easily and legally from the app. Currently our definition source is Wordnik.com but its not connected…

  5. Known words that aren't in dictionary

    I'm tired of finding that words I've used in other word games and as a professional linguist aren't allowed in this games. Common herb names used in bestselling recipe books (nigella is a herb), exclamations, anglicised words used for centuries. Further, I can't use some words but my opponents can. It's bizarre. We should be able to look up words and suggest them, with proof, mid game.

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    We are not word researchers and try to match the Websters and Collins Scrabble Dictionaries. Both links are below if you want to check words you have seen in Word Chums.

    We added the definitions as a bonus feature to provide many definitions for the curious. However there are very few sources we can access easily and legally from the app. Currently our definition source is Wordnik.com but its not connected to the validation list and does not have definitions for every word in the Scrabble lists.

    For word validation we try to closely match the Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble and Collin’s Scrabble dictionaries (links below).

    The short answer is if you find a valid word played that is not valid at one of the dictionary links below we will remove the word and we will give you 3,000 coins for finding it. You just need to verify it is not in…

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    We have seen an increase in video ads and we are working to limit those daily.

    We try to make a reasonable balance. Most of the core features of the game are free to play. It allows free multiplayer games and you earn coins while playing or can do some of the free coins options such as Tapjoy. For less than the price of a sandwich or fancy cup of coffee…The paid version also removes ads, provides bonus coins and does not require tickets for Chumbot games. For people who want to utilize all of the features and customizations in can take extra coins. Creating and running quality games such as Word Chums takes many hundreds of thousands of dollars so at some point we hope it is interesting enough for people to spend money on or do offers. Thanks for playing!

    If you would like to upgrade to the…

  7. 40 game limit

    Please lift the forty game limit. Many people don't play for days and the ones that do, some only play once or twice. The least thing, you can't even play a chumbolt. Please at least let us play a chumbolt if we have more than 40 games going. Thanks.

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    I put details on this below.

    The max is active games for your list is 40. Removed games don’t count against the limit unless they come back when the other player plays their turn. Other players can also start games with you even when you are over the limit. However we caution people that we only have the limit at 40 because performance and stability on your device can be a problem if you have too many on the list. So if you remove games to start more games be careful about getting too many games going.

    In iOS version:
    Some people do play with 2 chum characters and have one in the Free version of the app and one in the Paid version.

    Thanks for playing and spreading the word!

  8. quit making it so difficult to earn free coins..

    its ridiculous that you have to download other games in order to earn free coins. it's not right.

    16 votes
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  9. Finishing games.

    I think there should be a time limit on finishing a game. I have had so many people quit playing after falling behind in points. After a certain period of time the winner should be declared to the last person who played no matter what the score is. It is very rude and frustrating after investing time into a game, only to be left hanging with no end to it.

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    We use a standard word list for validation called ENABLE2k. People and Chumbots use the exact same list..except some of the easier Chumbots can’t use parts of the list. It’s used by quite a few games and you can search on it if interested. However it only has words and not definitions. We look definitions up via a service called Wordnik.com which does not have nearly as many definitions. In an upcoming update we are going to research many of the most unusual words and create a list of their definitions we can use in game. Scrabble’s list is copyrighted so we cannot copy it. The link for their list is below in case you are curious.

    If you would like to suggest words to add or delete just send us a support request.

    Thanks for playing and spreading the word!

    This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They…

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  11. 5 votes
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    The hints are actually pretty easy to beat depending on when you ask for it. The hint is always at least a green point word (The point badge turns green when your word is at least half the max points). However if you have found some words first then the hint word will be for bigger points. The simple thought is the hint points will usually be at least 30-50% better than what you’ve already found. If you have found a word that is 75% of the best word then the hint will be for the best word on the board.

    This may be more detail than most want but here is an example of the actual calculation:

    The minimum points for the hint word will be halfway between the best word you have placed on the board in your turn and the best word.

    Let’s say the best word…

  12. put a time limit for players, so frustrating waiting hours and hours for players to take their turn!

    have different categories of play e.g an extensive time play, whereas players can take as long as they wish, and a rapid game where players complete game within a specified timescale

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  13. Not getting invites

    The invite shows on sender's screen, waiting for my 1st move. I don't see the invite game, so can't play. Same thing visa versa. What's the deal? We are stuck in limbo!

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  14. 7 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Match random opponents by skill level

    There must be a way to match random opponents by skill level or XP points.
    As an experienced player, it is so disappointing to get matched with an eight-year-old or with a brand new player, which happens often.. I feel obligated to finish out the game, but it is not much fun.

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  17. Dictionary

    Something desperately needs to be done about the Dictionary used. So many English words not accepted .....SO FRUSTRATING!!!!

    23 votes
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  18. Non participation

    When a player doesn't complete a game after say 4 days their opponent should automatically win that game and gain coins for winning.

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  19. Delete previous players off score board

    Being able to delete previously played users off your weekly score board- people that you don't play anymore

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  20. Missing coins

    I had nearly 2000 coins yesterday. Today I have less than 200. I haven't used them and refreshing doesn't help. Neither does playing a game. Help?

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