Zynga has become the latest social networking site to arrive on the scene and has already become one of the biggest hits on Facebook. Users have flocked to this site from all over the world because it allows them to play fun games on their cell phones. Zynga's popularity has led to many imitations, some even free, while others require a small fee. When choosing Zynga's alternative flash gaming applications, many wonder if the quality will be equal to, or better than, the quality offered by its main competitor, Facebook. While there is no comparison between the two websites, there are certain similarities that might give Facebook a run for its money.
Words With Friends, is essentially a multiplayer board game designed by Newtoy. Players take turns building word-puzzler-style letters in a way very similar to the popular traditional board game Scrabble. Unlike many other flash-based word games, the rules of Words With Friends are very simple and intuitively designed by the founders. The basic rules of both games are very similar, though Words With Friends isn't directly related to the Scrabble franchise.
If you enjoy playing solitaire but would like to play an interactive word game that also requires a lot of skill, then the Zynga application could be just what you are looking for. With its large database of thousands of potential words, Zynga gives you the opportunity to play against the computer, take on another player locally, or challenge someone playing via chat. The free version of Zynga gives you the opportunity to learn the basics of the game before trying out the more challenging versions which are available for a fee. The Android version is a solid, if basic, attempt at providing an alternative to the Facebook application.