Forget lugging all sorts of heavy boardgames along these holidays. Add fun and laughter to your holiday gatherings this summer using nothing but your trusty smartphone. Not just for reading and social media, this summer your mobile phone can be used to everyone’s advantage with easy-to-play smartphone party games that the whole family can enjoy. Paired with a few delicious snacks and perhaps even a few glasses of bubbly, these 5 smartphone party games will keep the good times rolling these holidays.
1. Heads Up
Created by Ellen DeGeneres, Heads Up is pretty much the most fun you can have with a smartphone. The game can be played by two people or a group of people and requires players to take turns holding the smartphone to their foreheads, facing their family and friends. Using clues from the other players the person holding the phone will then have to guess different words and phrases displayed on the smartphone screen before the timer runs out.
Download Heads up here.
Brought to you by the creators of Heads Up, Psych! challenges users to make up fake answers to real trivia questions. Guess the correct outrageous answers to score points and fool your friends by coming up with the best fake answers to win. You’ll have hours of fun playing this one!
To download Psych! click here.
3. Reverse Charades
This is a good one for creative types and out-of-the-box thinkers! Reverse Charades flips the classic party game on its head by having the entire team choose 30, 60, or 90-second rounds to act out and give clues to as many words as one person can guess.
Click here to download Reverse Charades.
4. Triple Agent!
Designed for 5 or more players, Triple Agent! is a game of deception and espionage. Each player is secretly assigned a role as either a secret service agent or a VIRUS double agent. The ‘IRUS agent’s aim is to turn the service agents against each other to win the game.
Download Triple Agent! here.
5. The Jackbox Party Pack
This pack presents to you not one, but five party games in one app. Games include YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Fibbage XL, Drawful, Word Spud and Lie Swatter. For these super fun games, players use their phones, tablets or even computers as controllers making it the ultimate form of entertainment for your next social gathering.
Click here to download the Jackbox Party Pack here.