Did you know that at any given time, an estimated 55 million Words With Friends games are being played worldwide? If we could spell out any word right now, it’d be incredible! What if we said that instead of challenging your guy or BFF, you could play with everyone from New York City slickers to California beach bums?
For the first time ever, you can compete with thousands (even millions!) of people across the country. Crystal Light Liquid, an amazing new product that adds customizable flavor and vibrancy to water, along with Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services, have teamed up to bring us the largest group game of Words With Friends. On May 8 at 8 p.m. EST, Platinum Recording Artist and Actress Jordin Sparks will kick off the match in New York City, where a real-time game board will be projected onto the Maritime Hotel (363 W. 16th Street).
Here’s how it will work: Two large teams will be formed. The players from each respective team will be doled out the same seven-piece tile sets. Each player has two minutes to create a word, and the highest value word for each team will be displayed on the live board. But winning wordsmiths won’t just score bragging rights; all players will be entered into a special sweepstakes (read: prizes) for the chance to win a waterfront destination trip or an iPad Mini. And, if you attend the Big Apple event, you’ll also have the chance to take home on-the-spot prizes, which include swag from Crystal Light Liquid and Words With Friends.