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    Omium - 2 Player Shooter

    by NimbleBit

    Omium is one of the more unique multiplayer games available for the iPad. Think of it like Space Invaders, except one player gets to control the ship, while the other player takes control of the invaders (or, affectionately called in this game, the 'Bad Guys'). Make sure you have two players ready to go for this game: there's no single player mode.

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    Multiponk

    by Febo Studio

    MultiPonk is an interesting take on the traditional Pong game, but it expands the playing field to include up to four people playing at the same time. How are you able to play with four people? Pretty crazily, to be honest. You have to squeeze in there, but the speed and addictiveness of the game makes up for it. Add in powerups (including multiball!), a single player mode, simple gameplay, and a decent graphics and physics engine, and you have a great multiplayer game.

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    SCRABBLE for iPad

    by Electronic Arts

    Scrabble for iPad in itself isn't a split-screen multiplayer game. But toss in a few iPhones or iPod Touches with the Scrabble Tile Rack app, and you instantly have up to four gamers playing Scrabble on your iPad at the same time. The iPad is the Scrabble board, while the iPhones/iPods rack the tiles. Sounds excessive, but it really is an interesting and fun experience.

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    LED Football Player vs. Player

    by touchGrove, LLC

    LED Football Player vs. Player is a faithful representation of the classic 1978 LED game. In addition to satisfying nostalgia, this app also supports two-player simultaneous play with one player taking the offense, and the other player taking defense. Definitely one of the more interesting games to check out.

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    New World Colony

    by 82 Inc.

    You won't find the slickest graphics with New World Colony, but you will find a challenging and thoroughly consuming multiplayer game. If you like strategy board games like Settlers of Catan or Risk, this game is for you. Players work to conquer areas around them with the resources they gain throughout the game. One game can take a while to complete, making it a great download if you have a road trip or family game night coming up.

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    Small World for iPad

    by Days Of Wonder, Inc.

    If New World Colony overwhelms you, take a look at Small World for iPad. Small World is like New World Colony's little sister. In both games, players try to conquer as much of the board as possible according to their resources. Unlike the previous game, Small World is just that — smaller. It doesn't require as great of a time commitment and and the gameplay is simpler. However, the in-game tutorial is terrible and if you are getting frustrated with figuring out the game on your own, a quick Google search is incredibly helpful.

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    Fantastic 4 In A Row Free

    by EnsenaSoft

    Unlike some classic two person games that are a huge disappointment on virtual screen (Air Hockey and Hungry Hungry Hippos, I'm looking at you), Fantastic 4 In A Row Free is just as fun as the old-fashioned version. The colors and graphics are bright and familiar, and the deceptively simple rules make the game as fun as ever. The only thing lacking with the virtual version is the satisfying board clearing where you can watch your opponent's pieces fall from the board.

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    Slice HD

    by SmallBall

    This game could only (safely) exist virtually. The object of the game is to the touch buttons on the screen in a certain order, but your obstacles are sharp blades that move around and will "cut" you if you touch them. Play with others and complete harder levels, exercise your trash talking skills, and work on your hand-eye coordination.

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    Achtung

    by iSignz

    Remember Snake? Achtung is Snake 2.0 with Retina graphics. The concept is the same: you start as a little glowy snake and the objective is not to run into yourself or others. However, as you keep playing, you grow longer and longer, so avoiding running into anything gets increasingly difficult. The controls and gameplay are simple and easy to learn, so it's great for all ages.

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    Carcassonne

    by TheCodingMonkeys

    Here's another challenging, strategy-based, absorbing board game that's great for game nights and road trips. The object of the game is to build a medieval landscape and claim bonus points. Once you get the hang of the game, it's incredibly addictive and gets you to constantly reformulate strategies and your approach. The Retina compatible graphics and interface are gorgeous to boot.