Planning a party? Here are some fun game apps to keep your guests entertained.
1. Heads Up!
You may have already heard of Heads Up! from The Ellen Show a couple of years back, but the game is still as fun (and popular) as ever. The concept of the game is similar to charades or Taboo, except you’re the one trying to guess the word while your team members give you clues. Playing the game is easy – just position the phone in front of your forehead, then guess away as your team mates clue you in on the word flashing on the phone. Tilt the phone down if you guess the word right, or tilt it backwards to pass on the word.
Developed by the creators of Heads Up!, Psych! is an unconventional trivia game that will have the whole group in stitches. The goal of the game is to outwit your friends by making up fake answers to real trivia questions, and players get points for guessing the real answer. The person with the most points at the end of the round wins the game.
3. King of Opera
Want something with a little more action? With King of Opera, it’s all about the fastest fingers first. Each player chooses an avatar and the objective of the game is to keep yours in the spotlight for as long as possible, in order to score more points. Other players can of course bump you out of the spotlight (or off the stage), and there are also other obstacles you have to avoid in order to become the King of Opera.
If you’re up for more finger frenzy, Bloop will have you and your friends tapping away like crazy. Each player is supposed to tap the tiles of their assigned colour within a time limit, but the tiles shrink as the timer ticks. The result? Colliding fingers, brutal fights for space and…ruined friendships (just kidding).
5. Who Can’t Draw
Inspired by everyone’s favourite icebreaker game Broken Telephone, Who Can’t Draw is somewhat like a visual version of the well-known game. The first player is given a keyword to draw, then the drawing is passed on to the next player to redraw and so on. The last player has to guess what the drawing is, then choose the Noob (the person with the worst drawing) and the Picasso (the person with the best drawing) from the group.
6. Evil Apples
Evil Apples is similar to the popular game Cards Against Humanity, except you don’t need a deck of cards to play it. The game deals out questions and players are supposed to choose the most creative (or controversial) answers to each one. Each player takes turns to be the judge of each round, and awards points to the best answers. The first player to win 7 points wins the game.
7. 5 Second Guess
Looking for a more uh, family friendly game? 5 Second Guess is an easy one for all ages to pick up. Each player is dealt a question and given 5 seconds to answer it, then other players decide if the answers are a pass or fail. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins, of course.
8. Hot Potatoes
Similar to childhood party games like Pass The Parcel or Musical Chairs, Hot Potatoes is all about not holding onto the phone when the timer stops. Each player has to answer a question on the screen before they can pass the phone to the next person, and whoever has the phone when the buzzer rings gets eliminated from the round.