There’s more to mobile games than just flinging birds or killing zombies. Instead of taking the route of mindless entertainment, why not exercise your brain? Enter trivia game apps!
Whether you’re an Android or iOS user, you’re spoiled for choice with a whole plethora of amazing trivia games. Here are 5 all-time favorites that have attracted a lot of fans, though this is just a small sampling of what’s available to today’s trivia junkies.
4 Pics 1 Word is a super popular game that has spawned an army of knockoffs. This game is proof that sometimes, you don’t need ground-breaking game mechanics or astounding production values to create a fun and highly successful game. The objective of the game is very simple: players are required to guess a certain word from a jumble of letters, using only 4 pictures as a visual clue. You will then earn points for every correct answer, which you can spend to provide hints in future puzzles.
Fancy yourself a sports guru? Have a go with this trivia game, and test your knowledge! Giving the familiar game show format a sporting twist, Sports Jeopardy will have you competing for clues from a wide range of trivia categories, from stats, fan culture rules, and popular games, among many others. There are numerous game modes to keep you hooked and allow you to go at it alone or against your friends. You can track your stats as you advance in levels, unlock character customizations like costumes and sport-themed podiums, and compare your performance against other players in weekly and all-time leaderboards.
You Don’t Know Jack
You Don’t Know Jack is a classic title among trivia game fans, and the mobile version is one of the best trivia games on the mobile scene today. The app features a myriad of weird and downright zany trivia questions, categories and mini-game formats. The game almost always has something new for players each session, with regularly updated content. Narrated by whacky “Cookie” Masterson, added with fake sponsors and comedic ads, this game will give you a fun faux gameshow feel. It also offers cross-platform play through your Facebook account, allowing you to play against your friends, whatever the device you’re using.
YDKJ is available for Android and iOS.
This trivia game will test your knowledge of iconic designs by challenging you to identify characters, TV shows, movies, famous people, and special “season boxes” of categories. You’ll be presented with everything, from costumes and logos to movie scenes, and are asked to name the character or title from the clue, with points scored based on how fast you identify the answer. Earn tokens which you can spend on clues for particular stumpers.
This free, multi-platform music quiz game offers basic ‘name that tune/artist challenge’, but with a modern twist. It’s an entirely head-to-head multiplayer game between Facebook users, with no single-player experience. Players can earn coins during matches, and can be used to unlock more playlists for head-to-head challenges. Players who want to get in on the fun immediately can also use real cash to buy more playlists. There’s a wide variety of tunes, and the unlockable playlists will keep you hooked.