Seriously? She's writing an A-Z challenge entry about an iPhone/Android app?
Bear with me.
As a kid, I really enjoyed playing Scrabble. Everything about it was awesome for someone who loved to read and write: I could show off my impressive vocabulary, expand said vocabulary, and even show up the adults around me.
I think the only thing I hated was how the tiles would always be off-center whenever anyone bumped the board, setting off the OCD anal retentiveness in me that insisted that I played better when they were lined up. This unfortunate aspect of playing was corrected in later versions of the game where the board had a grid-like pattern of ridges on it to hold the tiles in place.
I love the connection aspect of it. You can play with people you haven't seen in forever, or who don't live anywhere near you. I have four games going on now, including one with a lovely writer friend who lives in Australia. How amazing is that? My husband compared it to when people used to play chess over the mail, sending their moves to each other. I think that's an apt comparison, especially if you only check the game once or twice a day.
Do you play Words With Friends or Scrabble? What are your favorite parts?