Seeking an accessible game similar to Hanging With Friends

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iOS and iPadOS Gaming

this game was almost fully accessible until IOS11 was release. now it is not but still it is fun to play as you can play it with people all over the world whether they are sight impaired or not. however, Zynga have now decided to withdraw the game as of 26 March 2018. does anyone know of a similar game which is accessible please?

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Submitted by Derrick on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

It’s still quite accessible. I’m looking as well. This was my go to word game.

Submitted by MJ on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Same here! This game was part of my DAILY stress-relief and wind-down routine. I'd donate money just to keep it going... though, it probably wouldn't be enough. *sigh*

Other Hangman apps don't compare and I've found none w/ the "Scrabble-like" feature that HWF has...

Submitted by MJ on Thursday, March 1, 2018

I've noticed that the game is still available in the Google Play store...? Does that mean it will still be available for Android?

Submitted by Missy Hoppe on Friday, March 2, 2018

I don't know if this news was posted on a web site or anything; I only found out about it because the game sent me a push notification informing me that it would be unavailable after March 26. I'm going to miss it a lot, but it's sort of the same as Solara in a way; I spent a lot of real money for various expansions, and while I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the game, it also makes me feel as though my money was thrown away. I know nothing lasts forever, but I don't understand why this game couldn't have been updated, especially if they end up keeping the android version around. If there is more in depth information about why the game is going away, I'd love to read it if anyone has a link.

Hello Naseem, We are sorry to hear that you were so affected by our decision to remove Hanging With Friends from our product line. This decision did not come easily to us. However, in an effort to continue the high level of game maintenance and customer support that we feel our users deserve, we simply have to retire some of the less popular and aging titles from our catalog. We are confident that if you visit our website (https://www.zynga.com/games) and try out some of our other titles that you will be able to find a high quality replacement there. For more information on the game closure, please click on the link below: http://zynga.my/HWFClosure Thanks for playing! Regards, Diana B. Zynga Player Support

Probably a canned reply, but if there's opportunity for dialog here, maybe they could be encouraged to actually make their other games accessible. Then that would be an option for us. I have wanted to play Words With friends ever since it first came out, but it has never been accessible. I had hopes when they came out with a newer relabeled version of the game, but it is no better.

Submitted by naseem on Saturday, March 3, 2018

In reply to by Larry Thacker Jr.

I did point out that this was their only accessible game but they did not seem to take it on board. I told them this was the only game that worked with voiceover and that we could play it with sighted gamers. I got no response regarding this.