Top 5 iPhone Games – August 2014

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Today’s post is a little more fun and maybe a little geeky since it is about games. I am not going to deny it; I like videogames and I enjoy playing them on my phone.

When I play on my phone, I love games that are easy to pick, that are quick to play and that don’t require a lot of commitment. So here are my Top 5 picks for this month.

 

1. Heads Up! ($0.99)

This game is hilarious and it’s great to play with other people. We love to play it at family reunions for example. The rules are that you choose among the categories available and put the phone on your forehead. Then your teammate or everybody (depending on how you play), has to have you guess what’s written on your forehead. You have some initial decks of cards (categories) when you buy the app, but you can also buy more. They are $0.99 per deck. It’s easy to forget about time when you are playing and usually everyone has a good time. My Husband’s favorite is “Accents & Impressions”. Personally, I am a fan of “Wish You Were Here” which is basically geography. Here is a little video of Ellen playing this game with Kaley Cuoco. I love them both (I am a huge Big Bang Theory fan) and this video is hilarious.

2. Quiz Up. (Free)

I discovered this game recently, and I have been hooked since then. You choose from a very wide range of categories. It goes from classical literature to Star Wars, without forgetting Harry Potter or Disney.

First you pick a category. Then you are matched with someone else playing that same category. You both play against each other, and there are seven questions per round. You get points depending on how long it took you to reply. Those points cumulate at the end and help you level up. You will level up per category. So, if you have been playing the Harry Potter category since the beginning and switch to the Disney category, your level will start again at 1.

The questions are not always easy; it’s a good mix of difficulties. It’s a lot of fun to play and you learn facts every time. At the end you can ask for a rematch or play against someone new. If you have friends who play, you can also play against them when they’re online. I can spend a lot of time playing this without realizing it.

 

3. Threes

This is a puzzle game. It reminds me of a sudoku, even though it really has nothing to do with it besides the fact that it’s about numbers. You have a few rules that apply:

1 and 2 can only be added together

The rest of the numbers can only be added to the same number so 3+3, 6+6, 12+12, etc.

Your goal is to try and get to the highest number. The trick is that every time you move a card, a new one is added to the grid. So, if you are not careful and the grid gets filled, you run out of moves quickly.

Here is the trailer of the game:

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4. Dots

Another puzzle game. This one is very simple, you have to connect the dots of the same color. The more dots you connect together, the more points you get. Once the dots connected to each other, they disappear and everything moves down. You have a few ways to play:

Moves: You only have 30 moves

Time: You only have 60 seconds to get as many points as you can

Endless: No limits, but you have to pay $1.99 to access it.

Challenges: To play with your friends. I have not tried this one yet.

 

5. Swarm Lite

This is the one I play the least. It’s a tower-defense game. Your goal is to prevent the little aliens from getting through the exit on the other side. You have an initial amount of money when you start that allows you to place your defenses (little shooting towers). As you destroy the enemies you earn money that allows you to buy more towers and increase your defenses. I find this game extremely difficult, and what I like about it is that it is a challenge to me. Now, maybe someone else would find it easy, but I have been stuck in the third “easy level” for quite a while now.

 

 

This is it for my favorite iPhone games at the moment. What do you like to play? Do you know these? Would you like to try them? Do you have other suggestions? I am always looking for new games to try!

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