What are the best app games for family game nights?

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    #1Heads Up!

    Heads Up!
    Heads Up! is a game for Android and iOS mobile games popularized by comedian and TV show host Ellen DeGeneres. In this game, the player/s need to guess the word on the "card" on the head of the other player.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gustavo Borges
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Really fun game! The only problem is the movies option. The names of the movies are all in English (obviously), what would be a problem for those who don't leave in an English speaking country. The names of the movies vary from countries."
  2. 25

    #2Smule

    Smule

    Smule is a free karaoke app where you can join the global karaoke party to sing your favorite songs from a huge catalog of top hits, or perfect a song and then share it with the world. The karaoke app is available on iOS and Android.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Gustavo Borges
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "This game is really cool! It can make you spend hours playing."
  3. 13

    #3Pictionary

    Pictionary

    Pictionary is a classic board game for a quick sketch and guess game also available for Android and iOS is the classic drawing game adapted to smartphones. It offers two game modes, solo to draw masterpieces or exciting 2v2 real-time challenges.

    Games

    Amazon, iOS, Android

    Check price

    Christian Hoffman
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "What more can I say about Pictionary? It's a classic game that has been enjoyed by millions of people over the years. This version allows you to play on Android or iOS enabled devices, which makes it great for family game nights, or even small get togethers with a few friends. "
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    #4Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a free iOS app based on the classic game in which one person, without speaking, acts for others to guess the word. The game set the rounds with time limits with free and premium packs of cards.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Peter Contreras
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "A fun family game that has a fun design. It's good for a few hours at least."
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    #5Trivia Crack

    Trivia Crack
    Trivia Crack is a free online quiz game developed and published by Etermax in 2013 for both Android and iOS devices. Users can play against their friends even in foreign languages and even share their own achievements.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Michael Anderson
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "As a trivia junky this game keeps me occupied during my spare time. There are 5 major categories to choose from and can even play against friends and other online community members. "
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    #6Just Dance Now

    Just Dance Now

    Just Dance now is the mobile version of the classic Just Dance's games for consoles. It supports Android, iOS, and Chromecast enabled devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gloria Woods
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "Have an embarrassing dad who likes to show off his dance moves? For your next family game night, try the Just Dance Now app! Everyone's played this game at some point on a console, and now you can whip it out anytime on your phone. Yes, it makes some of the moves hard to distinguish on a tiny phone screen, but that doesn't stop my family from laughing about dad's newest dance moves! "
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    #7Spaceteam

    Spaceteam

    Spaceteam is a free local co-op multiplayer party game, where a group of players shouts directions at the player who has control of the spaceship. It can be played on devices running on either Android or iOS systems.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Timothy Howard
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Looking for something to do on family night? Then this app is for you and your family. It is highly engaging and interactive and you can control who does what. Highly exciting times available through this app."
  5. 9

    #8Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game where one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb. The other players have to give instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the given information without actually seeing it.
    Games

    Windows, Android, PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Mac

    $14.99

    Deborah Armstrong
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is fun. Have fun with your friends and family. I like the virtual game night idea. This one is fun and can be funny when you're playing with others. It's not that great in graphics, but the fun makes up for that. Really great game!"
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    #9Draw Something Classic

    Draw Something Classic

    Draw Something Classic is a free drawing game where users can play with their friends to the Draw and Guess classic game. It can be downloaded and installed on both Android and iOS devices, and also has in-app purchases.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Doris Vasquez
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "Draw Something Classic is so much fun to play. It is good for players of all ages and you can play with your friends. I wish that there was a way to play with multiple players using one phone. This would make the game more exciting, rather than waiting long periods of time for other players to respond. Also, the ads can get pretty overwhelming, making the game difficult to play."
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    #10Karaoke Anywhere Lite

    Karaoke Anywhere Lite
    With this free app, you can get a streaming library of thousands of songs! It is a simple but complete application for those who want to sing until dawn!


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Angela Xu
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "My family love karaoke! This app makes it really easy to set up for a family game night too."
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    #11MONOPOLY

    MONOPOLY
    MONOPOLY Game is the all-times-classic board game, available to mobile devices. You will have to buy the properties of your choice, then sell or trade them. Multiplayer up to 3 friends via local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth mode up to 2 players.
    Games

    Amazon, Android, Windows

    Check price

    Margaret Murray
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "I downloaded this thinking there would be more interaction between my family. We don't all have mobiles so it was pretty much was worthless for family game night. You also have to have Wi-fi or Bluetooth connection so you will spend time trying to connect devices or use up data just to play a game. It's people looking at their phones in the same room!!! Far from a family game night."
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    #12Trivia Crack Kingdoms

    Trivia Crack Kingdoms
    This is a Trivia Crack sequel, an amazing quiz game that lets you test your knowledge and challenge your friends to see who is the smartest.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Christine Contreras
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "A highly popular game that has been well-reviewed by many individuals. Easy to use with simple gameplay, many individuals can play the game with one another. Perfect for a family video game to play with friends and family members. "

Summary

Best What are the best app games for family game nights
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Heads Up!Apps 27 Free
2SmuleApps 25 Free
3PictionaryGames 13 Free
4Reverse CharadesGames 12 Free
5Trivia CrackGames 12 Free
6Just Dance NowApps 11 Free
7Spaceteam Games 10 Free
8Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesGames 9 Paid
9Draw Something ClassicGames 9 Free
10Karaoke Anywhere LiteApps 7 Free
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