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Quirky App Of The Day: Pass The Fun With Wurdy

December 7, 2013

Wurdy ($1.99) by Marvelous Games is a word game that is played as a group. Sorry, but you’re actually going to need human interaction in order to enjoy this app. The object of the game is to help your team to guess the word on the screen without rhyming or acting it out.

To start the game, pick a category that you want to play. You can choose multiple categories like kid’s zone or animals. There are six free ones to choose from: Christmas, general, kid’s zone, animals, science, and celebrities. There are other categories available, but you have to buy them individually at $0.99 a category.

Once you select the category, the app takes your picture. I really wish there were some default icons that I could choose from instead of having to see my face on the screen during the game.

Next, you start the game. If your friends can correctly choose what word is on the screen through your hints, you hit the “next” button. This awards you points. If they just don’t seem to be getting it, you can hit the “pass” button for a new word.

Each round lasts for one minute. When that minute is up, you can add another player. This player will then have the chance to try and help the team to guess the word. Once every player has had a turn, you can see which one had the highest score.

At the end of the round, there’s a camera with a play symbol on it. You can replay the previous round and listen to everyone trying to guess the answer. If you think the audio is funny enough, you can share it on Facebook and Twitter, or you can upload it to YouTube.

In order for Wurdy to be able to make an audio recording of your round, you’ll need to allow the app to have microphone access. You can adjust these setting under the “General Settings” app of your iDevice.

Wurdy is a fun word game that you can play during family gatherings, birthdays, or holidays. You can play with as many people as you like, and you can choose as many categories as you want. If you have a particularly hilarious round, you can even share the recording with friends who weren’t there to hear it in person.

Wurdy is a universal app, and it’s available in the App Store for $1.99.

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