Warner Bros. International Enterprises
The description of Heads Up!
Heads Up! is a party game, first started as the game on Ellen DeGeneres show, where you have to guess the word on the mobile screen you are pressing to your head, guided only by clues you receive from your friends. You may have seen numerous celebrities who play the same game on Ellen’s show. Now you can feel yourself as one of them.
The rules are really simple. You and your friends choose one of the “decks”: movies, celebrities, characters, accents, animals… There are actually 18 of them, so the game does not have limits, except your own knowledge and wittiness. Just don’t make it too competitive, as it is all about fun anyway.
There is no need for extra skills to control the game. You press the phone to your head. Make sure you there is no mirror in front of you, or it is pointless. Your friends start telling you tips about the word. It can be organized suggestions that they make on their turn or just chaotic screaming. The choice is yours. Once you guess the world, you can flip the phone up to add scores. If the word is too hard for you, flip it down to pass.
If you decided that the word is hard and you want to skip it, pass it and the new word will appear. There are some easy levels you may start with, before you coming to the two words, which you’ll have to explain separately. As the practice shows the hardest deck is about accents, and the easiest is celebrities. And yet, you can feel otherwise.
There are no limitations to the way you give hints. It can be the sound, pantomime. You can also sing the song if you know it will help. Make sure you will not scare away all your guests, though.
If you play with many friends, make sure that the one who gave the best tip received the score, as well as the one who guessed the word. Still, the game was not made for competition. You may enjoy as many rounds as you want without any scores counted. Prepare to laugh a lot. And this is what makes Hands Up! experience so great. Remember, its previous version on paper? Post It was shown in the modern version of Sherlock Holmes TV series. The episode of John's Stag Night. But the game appeared much earlier. And we are familiar with the game since our childhood.
While the idea is not fresh, Ellen and her team brought it to the new mobile directory. Now anyone can play it during the parties, with friends and family. There is no limit for friends’ number you can invite in the game.
Graphics are simple. Everything is written in big letters which can be easily seen in some distance. The background is blue, and words are written in bright white or red to make it visible for the crowd. The biggest problem may be in adjusting to the ways you have to tilt the phone. But after a first circle, you’ll get the idea.
The Bottom Line
Heads Up! game was designed for friends and parties. It is a nice way to spend the quality time with friends playing rather intellectual games, which are always fun and entertaining. Choose the deck of your interests and amaze your team with the knowledge or make them laugh as hard as they can with your pantomimes.
- Easy in navigation;
- A lot of options to choose with;
- Works for small and big companies.
- Not really competitive;
- Your loud screams with the perfect hints may be heard by angry neighbors woken in the middle of the night.