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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
July 9, 2024
Release date
May 1, 2013
More info

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

  • $0.99

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    Favorite Fictional Characters

App Store Description

It's the game The New York Times called a "Sensation!" and Cosmopolitan raved “Your existence is dull and meaningless without this life-changing app!”

Get ready for endless fun with Heads Up!, the exhilarating charades-style party game that's taking the world by storm. Guess the words on the screen as your friends and family shout out clues.

With diverse categories ranging from Celebrities to Movies and Hilarious Accents, Heads Up! guarantees hours of laughter for everyone involved.

Now available to play through Facetime - where you can play with friends and family all over the world!

How to Play:
1. Select from over 100 themed decks or create your own custom category!
2. Hold the phone to your forehead and let the word guessing commence!
3. Tilt down for correct answers and up to pass on challenging words.
4. Keep the fun rolling with an extensive library of engaging trivia cards!

Decks You’ll Get:
- Celebrity Quiz
- Blockbuster Movies
- Animals
- Accents
- Superheroes
- Famous Characters
- And lots more!

- Enjoy group play with friends, team, or even hundreds of players simultaneously.
- Draw new word cards with a simple tilt of your phone.
- Keep priceless memories by recording gameplay videos to keep for yourself or share on social media
- Entertain everyone from trivia buffs to casual players with various difficulty levels.
- Updated frequently with seasonal and topical fun, plus huge brands like Harry Potter, Marvel, Seinfeld, Friends, Star Wars, and much more!

Heads Up! is the ultimate party game that combines the best elements of charades, trivia, and light-hearted team competition. Whether you're looking to liven up a family gathering or a game night with friends, this app is your ticket to endless fun. It's your super-affordable way to bring joy and laughter to any occasion.

Download Heads Up! now and let the unforgettable guessing games begin!

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