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Heads Up!

The trivia game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show.

Heads Up

Heads Up!

by Warner Bros.
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Heads Up!
Heads Up!
$1.99 in the App Store

Heads Up! is the perfect party game! If you’re a game-nighter, you need this game installed and ready to go. It’s a ton of fun, and you won’t waste a bunch of time trying to explain the rules to everyone since it’s so simple.

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Choose a category to guess from. Pick a category you like, and get ready for your clues.

Choose a category to guess from
Use teammates' clues to guess as many as you can

Use teammates' clues to guess as many as you can. Literally hold the iPhone on your forehead. When you get the answer (or give up), flip down and back up for a new word.

Heads Up! Your teammates' clues will help you guess what's on your head.

Heads Up!
Relive and share memories

Relive and share memories. Yes, there is an instant replay feature. Re-watch the round for a giggle, or post it on social media.

What is it about?

Created by Ellen DeGeneres, this riotous game-night challenge reinvents charades for the app generation. Pick a category, then hold your device up to your head, screen facing outward, and guess the words using your friends’ clues. It's a riot to play, and you're sure to have a great time with your friends enjoying this party game.

For those who...

  • Like playing with others
  • Want quick trivia
  • Have a party planned

Not for those who...

  • Don't have a large group to play with
  • Don't care for party games
  • Aren't good at guessing from clues

Why we love it

The game can be played with only one other person, but where’s the fun in that? If you don’t have a large group, you can most likely skip this one.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Word Card
Last updated
March 24, 2023
Release date
May 1, 2013
More info

Heads Up! is $1.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

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  • $0.99

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  • $0.99

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  • $0.99

    Adult Supervision 2: Even Adultier

  • $0.99

    Super Heroes

  • $0.99

    As Seen On TV

  • $0.99


  • $0.99

    Favorite Fictional Characters

App Store Description

It’s the game The New York Times called a “Sensation,” and Cosmopolitan said “will be the best dollar you’ve spent.” Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game by Ellen DeGeneres and is one of the best games to play with friends! Now available to play through Facetime - where you can play with friends and family all over the world!

Do you love playing charades games? Heads Up! is just that, a fun twist on charades! Just guess the word that's on your head as your friends shout clues your way during 60 seconds of guessing glory! From naming celebrities, to singing, to silly accents - the game categories are endless and the fun is unstoppable.!

Choose from one of many exciting game decks like Harry Potter, Friends, and Marvel, or create a category all your own!

How to play Heads Up:
Pick a category - check! One player holds the phone to their glorious forehead like a headband, and 3, 2, 1! Go! Guess the words on the screen as your friends excitedly shout out clues. Got an answer right? Ding! Tilt your head down and keep on ruling this guessing game, you genius! Can’t guess what it is? Don’t stress! Just tilt your head up and skip to a new word! It’s that simple. So just download, grab a group of friends, and let the party games begin!

Cool Game Features:
- Play with friends, family, or hundreds of players at once!
- Draw a new game card simply by tilting your phone!
- Keep videos of your hilarious game play for your own amusement, or share them right to Facebook
- Like to play games on zoom? Take your Heads Up game online
- Diverse categories let you challenge your smartypants friends and entertain your kids for hours, all from one app!

With 40+themed decks packed to the brim with exciting gameplay cards, the fun will never stop!

Card Decks include:
- Celebrities
- Movies
- Animals
- Accents
- Superheroes
- Characters
- And lots more!

Game night fans, your new favorite charades app is here! What are you waiting for? Download today!

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