I’m a big fan of word games. Scrabble’s okay but I mean word games you play with a group of people. Something like Taboo (where you describe a word but can’t say certain keywords) or even Pictionary (where you can’t speak, only draw clues to a word).
Since I’ve gotten an iPhone, I’ve played tons of games with my friends around the country thanks to all the turn-based apps. The newest one that I’m thoroughly enjoying is called Listen Up! lite.
Similar to Draw Something (which in turn is similar to Pictionary), Listen Up! teams you up with a partner. You can connect via Facebook or email to partner up. You’re then given three words to choose from, of varying skill levels. Pick one of the words and then use the retro-looking recording equipment to describe your word. Yes you can cheat, but what you’re supposed to do is make a sound effect for the word.
You have five seconds to record your sounds and you can delete and redo a sound if you’d like. Then your opponent has to guess what word you’re trying to describe. Like Hangman, they’re given a number of blank lines and a set of potential letters to fill in the blanks. With each successful guess, you gain a microphone, which can be used to “purchase” hints in the game.
When you guess the word correctly, you get a real bright screen telling you of your success! And if you really enjoyed your opponent’s sounds you can click the Susie button on the bottom right to nominate the sound so it can be shared with everyone.
Here’s a quick promo further explaining Listen Up!
What I really need is to get a game going with Larvelle Jones from the Police Academy movies. It’d be a piece of cake to get a high score with him!
Turn-based games on the phone are great, as you get to play at your own pace. Listen Up! is definitely a refreshing new addition to the group that will have everyone talking.
Listen Up! lite is available for free in the iTunes App Store.
Listen Up! lite (free)
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