I stopped playing Words With Friends because it's stupid. It's the sort of game that should be brilliant, but it's too easy to win with stupid two letter words that land on the right squares. It makes me sick. I'm angry just thinking about it.
Two Words, on the other hand, gets rid of all that pernickety Google-search tiny word nonsense. It gives you more points for creating a long word from your tiles. I'm happy just thinking about it. You can't see, but I'm doing a smile.
As the name suggests, the game is all about two words. You get a bunch of tiles, and you spell a word out of them. That word is then sent to the other player. They make their own word around it, then you get sent that word.
So there are no point modifying spaces, no blocking off chunks of the board. Sure, you can still Google a word with the letters that you've got, but if you're going to do that I don't really see the point of playing.
There's a minimal art style here, that we've all come to expect from word games. It's all about the letters, and being able to throw them into the playing field as quickly as you can.
Everything is simple, everything is easy to understand, and it lets the core spelling gameplay shine through in a wonderful way. You can change a letter in your opponent's word to score extra points, but that's about as complex as it gets.
If you're looking for a new word game that has intelligence at its core, then you should do yourself a favour and grab Two Words right now. Trust me, you're not going to be disappointed.