What are the best apps for playing with friends?

Looking for a new mobile game application for a test of friendship? Browse through this list of apps suggested by our community members to find new games to play with your crew on the next pajama party or sleepover.  

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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

    Marilyn Burke
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "I love playing games with friends, but we can't always get together. My friends and I have started playing a new app called Heads Up!. It is a lot of fun and allows us to play different types of games like guessing games and singing games. its a lot of fun, "
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    #2BattleText

    BattleText
    Show you large vocabulary and compete with your friends in TextBattle. In this game, you have to type words that start with the same letter that the previous word ended with. It has 48 levels and multiplayer mode.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rajesh Chavan
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "This game is fun but there are bad words that keep on slipping. The developers should have filters for that. Until then I'm rating this 3 stars."
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    #3Draw 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

    Edward Schmidt
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "If you like Pictionary, you'll love Draw Something Classic. It's a fun drawing and guessing game that plays through any network. Not quite as challenging as words with friends but it's a lot more fun in my opinion. No longer do you need a big sheet of paper to play a pictionary like game."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that playing video games can break bad habits and that includes smoking? Say bye to those nicotine patches and gum that could lead to dizziness, headache and vomiting because one of the answers is right in front of you—and it is definitely fun! An article in Reader’s Digest says that playing a two-player video game is one way of staving off your mental and physical cravings. In fact, a joint study by Brown University and the American Cancer Society revealed that nicotine-deprived smokers were able to reduce their cravings by playing two-player games with their friends or romantic partners. Perhaps, you are now asking yourselves ‘How does that even work?’. Gaming is often seen as a recreational activity during leisure time, but little did people know that the cooperative play and puzzle-solving games trigger the exact same reward centers as nicotine does. Cool, right?

On a related note, MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft are also proven to improve social skills. A significant improvement in the social behavior of kids who engage in such co-op video games has been observed. Interestingly, if you know someone who often suffers from an anxiety attack, invite them to play a game even just for a while because another study suggests that games reduce anxiety. Inasmuch as games offer a lot of psychological benefits, bear in mind to take everything in moderation. 

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    #4Badland

    Badland

    Badland is an award-winning adventure game offered by Frogmind. This is available for Android users and to iOS users with iOS 8.0 or later. This is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV.

    Games

    iOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

    Judy Burke
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Badland is an upbeatable app to play with friends. It's graphics are so unique and superb that it stands apart in the app game as a work of art. I love challenging friends to beat my score and it's one of the few apps that is both simple to use and challenging to play, making it a perfect level of difficulty for anyone."
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    #5Tic Tac Toe

    Tic Tac Toe
    This free game allows you to play the traditional Tic Tac Toe on your digital device. With this entertaining app, you have the option of playing alone or with another one! It features an undo function and automatic save.


    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ruth Castro
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I like this app because I can play it with my grandchildren. For people who are looking for a more complex game, it is probably not the best, but it is great to keep families in touch, and for the little ones to play together."
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    #68 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool is a game by Miniclip that you can play on your mobile device. You can compete for one-on-one or in tournaments and win trophies, coins, and different exclusive items.

    Games

    Web, iOS, Windows, Mac, Android, Facebook

    Free

    Larry Dean
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "8 Ball Pool is a fun and competitive game app for your phone or other mobile devices, but despite it's great game play and replay value, I'm hesitant to give it a high grade. There are pay-to-play features that keep a lot of the best content locked, and in a competitive market like today, when there are so many completely free games out there, why should you have to spend you cash on a pool game?"
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    #7Words With Friends

    Words With Friends
    Words With Friends is a free multiplayer game where you will have to prove your word skills. It supports chat in-game, 1p mode and English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English languages.
    Games

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Bruce Henderson
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Who does not like to play games with their contacts? Words with Friends is a great app to do such. Using the Scrabble layout, this is an engaging app that keeps you involved and really makes your brain think. This was a great app to keep you busy."
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    #8Gun Bros Multiplayer

    Gun Bros Multiplayer

    Gun Bros Multiplayer is a free-to-download co-op game for Android. It is a multiplayer version of the action shooter Gun Bros and features new guns, armors and planets. Gun Bros Multiplayer was developed and published by Glu.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Snyder
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "I was looking around for a good app to play with my buddy, since his PC broke and all he has is his tablet, and I came across this app. It's a fun top down shooter that I can play with my bud, couldn't ask for much more. Would recommend it."
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    #9Spaceteam

    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

    Adam Fields
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Yes this is exactly what I was looking for to do multiplayer with all my friends. Not only does this app support up to 8 players. It is also cross compatible with ios and android when playing on wifi so no matter what type of phone each of my friends has we all can join in on the fun."
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    #10Guess The Song

    Guess The Song

    Guess The Song is a free game app where players will guess the song or artist from their preferred genre. It has a 2-player mode on one device aside from competing with a user's Facebook friends. Guess The Song is available for Android.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ángel Velázquez
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "As a musician I thought I knew all the songs but this game exposed me to more songs out there! Although some songs might have been too repititive I wish they had more songs to include in this game for more fun"

Summary

Best What are the best apps for playing with friends
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Heads Up!Apps 3 Free
2BattleTextApps 3 Free
3Draw Something ClassicGames 1 Free
4BadlandGames 1 Free
5Tic Tac Toe Games 1 Free
68 Ball PoolGames 0 Free
7Words With FriendsGames 0 Free
8Gun Bros MultiplayerGames 0 Free
9Spaceteam Games -1 Free
10Guess The SongApps -3 Free
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