Heads Up!

For the last couple of months, a new category of apps and games has been emerging on Google Play Store and iTunes. These apps and games are known as party apps or social apps where two or more players can use the app or play the game at the same time. However, it is different than multiplayer games where multiple devices are needed. These party games need only one device. Heads Up! is a social app that could be used in parties and other social gatherings?

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The app comes with many activities and it is available for iOS and Android devices. Heads Up! is compatible with all iOS devices including iPhone, iPod and iPad running iOS 7 or above and it is compatible with all Android devices including phones and tablets running Android 4.0 or above. The game got overnight popularity all over the globe when it featured on Ellen DeGeneres Show which is one of the most famous TV program in the USA.

Although they use iPad in the show but you can use smaller devices like iPhone too. However, because of the nature of the game, a bigger screen would work better. Heads Up! allows players to challenge their friends or even a group of friends with trivia questions. Interestingly, there is no way you can play this game alone so you need at least one other player to truly enjoy the game.

You can download Heads Up! from relevant app stores for free and it comes with 7 different categories. There are 11 other categories as well and you can get them via IAPs. Unfortunately, you need to buy those categories one by one and each of those has $1 price tag. The developing team behind Heads Up! should offer a bundle package too. Don’t assume the trivial questions featured in Heads Up! have traditional nature. Instead these are very interesting and funny where the players would be asked to identify an accent, song or other similar things.

In order to play the game with your friends, run the app and select a category. Now you need to hold your iPad or other device facing outward so your friends can easily read the text but you couldn’t see a thing. By the way, in Ellen DeGeneres Show, she holds the device above her forehead and that is the perfect way to do that. Now, based on the category, your friends would be asked to perform something. For example, the app might ask them to make a gesture for putting makeup.

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Your friend has to make the gesture as realistic as possible so you can judge it correctly. However, this is just an example and the real trivial challenges are much more difficult. Interestingly, when you are holding the device above your head, it would be difficult and time consuming for you to see the screen, press “okay” to move forward. That’s where the accelerometer of the device comes in handy, all you have to do is tilt the screen a little bit and it would go to the next question.

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