Photo: www.ellentv.comWhile hosting a big party several months ago,I was asked what we should do to get the “party started.”  I was mortified because I had completely forgotten to plan a game or some sort of entertainment for the party. Moreover,  I didn’t own any games for that many people.


Then my friend Hannah came to the rescue; she pulled out her iPhone and suggested that we play the new game “Heads Up!” developed by Ellen DeGeneres in the summer of 2013.

The game which allows players to guess the right word from a variety of clues given, is fairly simple, and fun to either participate in or watch from the sidelines.  The best way to play the game is to split up into teams of couples or genders. Pitting the girls against the boys is a little more fun, as there are stark differences between how boys and girls try to act out the answers.

Heads Up  can be played by individuals of all ages. Players can choose from a variety of different subjects and have the option to “pass” on the clue they are supposed to act out.

Overall, the Heads Up app deserves five out of five stars. This is a perfect and inexpensive way to get your guests and friends playing a game together and to break the ice or get people talking, laughing, and having a good time.

For more information on the game and to see Ellen DeGeneres play with one of her special guests, click here!


What do you think of this app? Do you own it? Have you played it at a party? Will you try to play it at your next party or gathering? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!