Words With Friends, the insanely popular turn-based multiplayer Scrabulous-like word game for the iPhone and iPod touch is being enhanced for iPad and released as an “HD” version this coming weekend.
Though there have been many Scrabble copies on the iPhone, few have resonated as well as
Words with Friends. If you were a fan of the spectacular time-waster Scrabulous on Facebook (now
Lexulous), this is basically the same kind of thing, optimized for an iDevice.
You can search for opponents from your contacts list, start multiple games at once and chat with buddies while you play. It’s a beautifully streamlined experience, and there’s an optimized iPad version coming this weekend in the shape of Words with Friends HD, and it should be in the App Store as soon as the iPad stuff is live.