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What are some good iPhone games that my wife and I can play together over a few beers?
June 25, 2010 1:22 PM   Subscribe

What are some good iPhone games that my wife and I can play together over a few beers?

We both have iPhones, but we don't necessarily need to use them both. We enjoy trivia, and other casual games that don't require major concentration.
posted by wordsmith to Technology (20 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
Carcassonne - tile laying game, great interface, you can play head-to-head, or get groups.
posted by Seeba at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


We played Word Warp together -- as in "turning the phone sideways and collaborating." It was pretty fun that way. We recently got Word Warp Extreme, but it's not really the same -- I think it only plays one game at a time, and it shows up pretty clearly how badly one person (*cough*me*cough*) beats up on the other. So we might just go back to the old one.

My partner is obsessed with Words With Friends.
posted by Madamina at 1:29 PM on June 25, 2010


Skeeball.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:30 PM on June 25, 2010


Battle Blasters might seem its like for 8 year old boys, but its good, clean, well-produced fun that's easy to pick up and a just a little bit difficult to master. A game only takes a few minutes. I'm over 30 and I enjoyed it.

Especially suitable for you guys as it has a head-to-head multiplayer battle option so two people can play against each other on their own iphones over Bluetooth.

(If anyone makes fun of you for playing this, tell them that the game is officially endorsed and partly funded by Telefilm Canada, a government agency tasked with "celebrating the telling of unique Canadian stories" with taxpayer dollars. where's the outrage, I ask you...)
posted by Bwithh at 1:32 PM on June 25, 2010


It's silly - juvenile in fact - but Monkey Shaker is very very funny - especially (only?) when beer is involved.
posted by hjd at 1:36 PM on June 25, 2010


Angry birds.
posted by quodlibet at 1:37 PM on June 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


My wife and I play catch phrase via a free app called Catch Words Free.
posted by Arbitrage1 at 1:39 PM on June 25, 2010


Scrabble, but with the goal of playing silly words, or words based on a theme, not caring who wins point wise.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:40 PM on June 25, 2010


I'd nominate "The Wisest Wizard", but you don't need iphones and you need cans.
posted by BurnMage at 1:42 PM on June 25, 2010


I have an Android so YMMV but I assume these are available for iPhone. We play with connect 4, tic tac toe, fx camera (take funny pictures, some of them are FB worthy), tap tap revolution. There are a few that are just reacting to you touching the screen (gravitarium, etc)
posted by msbutah at 1:43 PM on June 25, 2010


Words with Friends for sure, but I just have to say... there are real games you could play over a few beers... ya know?
posted by FlamingBore at 1:49 PM on June 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ooh! You can play Flight Control together, directing planes over to their screen.

PhotoHunt. We both look at the screen, and you can tap either side to point to the differences between the pictures.
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:57 PM on June 25, 2010


I second Flight Control dual play
posted by Bwithh at 2:06 PM on June 25, 2010


mrs q. and I have a long-running bejeweled blitz rivalry going on. bonus, the high-scores reset regularly so no one is king/queen of the hill for too long before starting over at 0.
posted by jquinby at 2:11 PM on June 25, 2010


Orbital has head-to-head multiplayer, like an old-school cocktail-table arcade game.

Mr. F and I get vicious, but it's fun.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 3:04 PM on June 25, 2010


There are multiple air hockey apps out there, at least one of which supports playing head to head on one phone. Pretty fun!
posted by usonian at 3:27 PM on June 25, 2010


Carcassonne
Catan
Angry Birds
Monopoly
Boggle
Scrabble
posted by pghjezebel at 4:55 PM on June 25, 2010


Great suggestions... But how is Angry Birds multiplayer?
posted by peripatew at 8:28 PM on June 25, 2010


iAssociate 2 would be fun for two players to work on together. It's a giant interlinked word game. I've probably played 10+ hours and I'm still not finished, and it's free, too.
posted by Georgina at 11:48 PM on June 27, 2010


peripatew - I don't really consider it to be, but perhaps pghjezebel was considering it so because it's now part of the Crystal gaming platform?
posted by FlamingBore at 7:19 AM on June 30, 2010


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