Best Trivia Games For iPhone And iPad
Put your thinking cap on.
Trivia games are all the rage on iOS, and nothing beats playing a solid word puzzler that utilizes visual hints, or trying to find the answer to that one mind-boggling question.
If you're looking for that perfect trivia game to add to your library, look no further. Here are 10 you shouldn't be without.
Big Brain Quiz Brainiac [Download]
The Big Brain Quiz series has done well on mobile over the last few years, and Brainiac is the best offering yet. Featuring questions across a number of categories - including People, Sports, Movies and Television and Animals - you can tackle the challenges solo or see how you stack up against friends on Facebook and GameCenter.
Lie Swatter [Download]
Created by the same team behind You Don't Know Jack, Lie Swatter takes a different approach to answering crazy questions. Rather than choosing the right answer, you're asked to "find the lie" between three offered responses. With hundreds of categories available and full compatibility with Facebook, Lie Swatter is a must-have app. Plus you'll be able to find out if an astronaut really did smuggle a corned beef sandwich into space.
If you're a fan of popular TV shows or movies, you'll want to pick up Icomania. Using visual prompts, category hints and scattered letters, you'll need to find the right associated word with the image. Hundreds of puzzles are available, with the ability to unlock additional letters in case you get stuck.
Trivia Death Match With Ken Jennings [Download]
If you're not familiar with Ken Jennings, you should be. This trivia superstar became the stuff of legend by winning 74 times in a row on the hit TV show Jeopardy. Now he challenges you to beat him in the ultimate trivia shakedown, quickly answering questions - with over 1,000 available in numerous categories - with your customized contestant. You can also log into Facebook and see if your friends are faring any better or worse against Jennings. Good luck. He's tough to beat.
True Or False: Test Your Wits! [Download]
If you think you know how to spot the truth from a lie - and don't mind beating your friends at it - this party game is for you. In True Or False: Test Your Wits!, you'll be able to compete directly against friends or on your own with a number of questions dealing with geography, science, film, music and other categories. With thousands of facts available and a user-friendly gameplay system, this is a must for your virtual collection.
Hi Guess the Brand [Download]
If you're familiar with commercials featuring branded clothes and food items, Hi Guess the Brand is a must play. You'll guess popular brands using visual prompts and pre-arranged letters, while occasionally using hints if the puzzle is too tough to solve. New brand puzzles are offered every month, and you can connect with friends via Facebook as well.
If you're looking for a twist on the usual trivia match-ups, how about an app that offers two games in one? In Quizcross, you'll compete against others by answering questions in different categories while stealing tiles to eventually complete a successful tic-tac-toe line. Various questions are available for free, and you can upgrade to the full version for $2.99 to get more. No matter which way you line it up, you're in for a good time.
Emoji Pop [Download]
Emoji Pop is one of the best visually driven puzzle games you can get right now. Featuring thousands of questions and varying degrees of difficulty levels, there's a trivia challenge for everyone. There's also plenty of content to go around, including movies, TV shows and video games. It also features a hint system and the option to skip puzzles - for a small fee - as well as Facebook connectivity. It spells "winner" to us.
4 Pics 1 Word [Download]
The title says it all. In this fast-paced puzzle game, you receive four visual hints, all of which carry a theme that you need to guess with letters on the bottom of the screen. You can choose the difficulty of what words you're looking for, ranging from easy to tricky. It's free, so you don't have to worry about registration. Have fun.
You Don't Know Jack [Download]
Finally, we have a trivia series that's been making the rounds for years on PC and game consoles, finally available as a free-to-play release on iPhone and iPad. You Don't Know Jack features hundreds of episodes jam packed with humorous - yet ingenious - questions, all read in a smarmy manner by the delightful host, Cookie Masterson. You can log in and play along with friends on Facebook - or challenge total strangers for point domination. This is a "freemium" release, so you'll need to pay to unlock some episodes.