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Zynga launches Word Pop, a version of Words With Friends designed for Alexa devices

David Murphy

Games developer Zynga has announced the launch of Words With Friends Word Pop (Word Pop), a new voice game based on Words With Friends, exclusively for Alexa devices.

Word Pop is a new take on classic Words With Friends-style play. In the game, Alexa challenges players to create as many words as possible from a six-letter bank, through a series of one-minute sessions. Players must say or spell as many words as they can during each session, earning points for both the number and length of words found. To access the game, players simply say, “Alexa, open Word Pop” on any Alexa device to enable the skill and begin solving word puzzles.

“I’m thrilled that by adding Word Pop to the Words With Friends family, players will be able to test and improve their word skills, making them even better Words With Friends players,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “The beauty of Words With Friends is that even after 10 years, we’re still discovering new ways for the franchise to bring joy to players around the world. We’re dedicated to experimenting with services such as Alexa and game modes like Word Pop, which gives players a familiar, yet novel experience.”

Word Pop is accessible now on any Alexa device, such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Show and Echo Dot.