Collaborative Mobile Games to Keep Everyone Entertained
When you need to keep yourself and your siblings entertained during the lulls of the holiday weekend, it’s easy to turn to electronics. But in the spirit of keeping everyone engaged and together, we wanted to share our favorite collaborative mobile games that will keep the spirit of the season and be entertaining for everyone.
From the brilliant mind of Ellen DeGeneres comes the mobile version of a game she plays on her show called “Heads Up”. It’s basically charades, but the words appear on the phone screen which the guesser holds against their forehead. When the guesser guesses the word correctly, they can tilt the phone forward to add a point and move on to the next word. There are several different topics to choose from such as blockbuster movies, accents & impressions and animals gone wild. The game is $4.99 in the App Store but the price is well worth it. This family-friendly game is perfect for any gathering.
If your crew are fans of sci-fi or are more advanced mobile game players, Spaceteam is a great option. 2-6 people can connect their phones through Bluetooth or wi-fi and work collaboratively to stop their spaceship from falling apart. Players call out the instructions that are prompted to them and other players have to follow along and do what they’re told. It’s a complicated, loud and stressful game, but so satisfying to play. This mobile game is not for the faint of heart, or technologically illiterate, but we highly recommend it.
Jackbox makes a series of games that use a combination of mobile and game console play, where players connect their phones, tablets or computers, through wifi, to their game console. Everyone can then play games together like Drawful (a Pictionary-style guessing game) or Fibbage (where players uncover false trivia answers). The games are hilarious and as many as 8 players can just use their phones to play along. It’s an incredibly fun time and a totally inclusive experience for all ages.
If your family are basically the Von Trapps, a combination of Youtube and Chromecast can give your family the full private-Karaoke experience. Just use the Youtube app on your phone to search for the Karaoke version of your favorite song and then cast the video to your television. Youtube has virtually unlimited options when it comes to Karaoke songs so bust out the cocoa and your best PJs and sing your hearts out.