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Iirc I found this on Reddit, but I can't recommend it enough.
It's a game where you make words from given letters, with some multipliers. It is free, and can be played offline(you can play some games before you need to go online to download more).
It's good for quick games, but also for passing long amounts of time. It also makes me feel a bit better about myself after playing, since I usually learn new words.
Wordiest is a fun single player word game. It's free with in-app purchase to remove ads and load games for offline play.
I have a game that normally gets ~50 installs a day, but after someone (not me) suggested it in a thread in this sub it got 475 installs that day and 200 the following two days before setting back to typical levels.
Shameless promotion: the game is Wordiest
Absolutely, but mostly within certain genres. Puzzles and word games, for example, are a good place to look. My favorite F2P word game is actually my favorite mobile word game of all time--Wordiest. It's got unobtrusive ads and a one-time payment to remove them as the only IAP. It's also incredibly fun, and features a snappy interface.
It's basically the best form of solitaire scrabble ever, with a little competitive twist--when you submit your words, you see how other people did with that same tile set. And if you had the top score, you get a satisfying animation. I literally have nothing bad to say about this game.
I like the rankings in Wordiest. After every round your score is compared to everyone else and your position is shown in a scatter plot.
I have an android word game (shameless plug: Wordiest).
I generated my own letter frequencies based on both all English words in the SOWPODS dictionary, which are quite similar to frequencies used in Scrabble and Words With Friends.
When I generate matches I discard sets where the vowel ratio is too low or too high, or those with too many repeats of the same letter. I also do a brute force test checking that at least N "basic" words are there, with "basic" words extracted from Seinfeld and Simpsons transcripts.
If all those tests pass I'm confident users of even lower skill levels will have a fun match.
A great word game I recommend is called Wordiest
You get 14 scrabble like tiles with point and bonus point values to make two words with the highest possible point score. When you submit your answer it ranks your score against the most recent 100 others with those tile trays. IAP to remove a small innocuous banner ad at the top of the screen which isn't in the way as all.
If you like word games, then I can't recommend Wordiest highly enough, although there may not be enough of a gamey-wrapping like there is with Puzzle Forge and Highrise Heroes.
Try Wordiest, if you haven't already. There's no timer so it's much more relaxed, and really thinking about how you can best use the letters and any of their bonuses to improve your score tends to reward you with a higher place against the other players. It's quite different to Alphabear, but in the end you're still just trying to turn a bunch of letters into a word.
I like Wordiest where you make two words from fourteen letters and compete against other people's scores for the same letters to improve your ranking. The results plot is great.