For many it is just a game, but for two couples who live half a world away from each other, Words with Friends was more that that, it was a life saver.
While Georgie Fletcher was playing the online scrabble game with Beth Legler, she happened to mention in passing that her husband was not feeling very well.
Mrs Legler told her to explain her symptoms as her husband Larry is a doctor.
When she relayed the symptoms to him, he immediately diagnosed the Australian native with a heart problem, and told him to immediately see a doctor.
A lucky move.
The situation had indeed reached a critical point and there were perhaps just hours before the man would die.
(READ more of the story in Daily Mail)