Games for Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holiday season is all about bringing friends and family together. One of the best ways to get the laughs going and the fun times rolling is with interactive games that everyone can play together, no matter the size of your group. So pumpkin spice up this holiday season with these game apps that you can play right on your smartphone!

Heads Up (Android, iOS)

Looking for a goofy new game to play? We just had to give you a heads up about this hilarious one! Heads Up!, which is played on the Ellen DeGeneres show, is a fun guessing game that challenges you to guess the word on a card that’s on your head based off your friends’ clues, noises and gestures. Try and guess as many as you can before the timer runs out! Then go back and watch or share a hysterical video of the game. With 18 different themed decks including celebrities, movies, animals and more, you can play for hours with friends and family of all ages.

Reverse Charades (Android, iOS)

Experience a fun twist on a classic favorite! With the Reverse Charades app, rather than 1 person acting out words like in traditional charades, an entire team of any number of people acts out words for one team member to guess. Each time you play you can customize the amount of time per turn, number of passes per turn, number of rounds and the number of teams. No matter the size of your group of family and friends, you have endless laughs and fun acting these silly charades!

Bounden (Android, iOS)

Perfect for a party of two, Bounden is a whimsical dancing game created by Game Oven in collaboration with Dutch National Ballet. You and a partner hold either end of a device and follow a path of rings that guides you through various choreography. Whether it turns into an elegant ensemble or a tangled two-step, you will enjoy twisting, twirling and dancing together.

 

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H-APP-Y Halloween!

Halloween represents one of the best times of year for some, as they decorate their house, don costumes and come up with all kinds of creepy, crawly confections. Whether you are planning a spook-tacular party this year or prepping for the trick-or-treaters haunting your doorstep, these apps will ensure your Halloween is safe, spooky and sweet.

Track & Treat by Glympse (Android, iOS)

Halloween is filled will scary things, but not knowing where your trick-or-treater is should not be one of them. With the Track & Treat app by Glympse, you’ll have some peace of mind by staying connected with your kiddos. You will be able to see where they are at any time this All Hallows’ Eve via a real-time map on any device or within the Glympse app. You can also notify friends and neighbors when your kids are headed their way. You’ll feel at ease this Halloween knowing your little pirate, pumpkin or pig is having fun and safe!

Halloween Soundboard (Android, iOS)

Queue the classic horror movie shriek or Wilhelm Scream. If you embrace the scary side of Halloween and are really looking to step up your game this year, check out these apps that are sure to spook even the toughest of the tough. These Halloween soundboards include chainsaws, eerie ambiance, creaking doors, dark laughter and more. Sounds can be set on infinite loops or played at the same time, which is perfect for hosting a haunted house or just scaring those who least expect it.

Yummly (Android, iOS)

Witches brew and spider cupcakes and mummy pizza – oh my! You are guaranteed to have the spookiest and yummiest recipes this Halloween with the Yummly app. Whether you want something quick, gluten free, Asian inspired, healthy, fried or sweet, Yummly has over one million recipes for whatever your craving. Browse recipes, add recipes to your grocery shopping list, personalize your diets and more. Need Halloween themed food or drink recipes? Just search “Halloween” and get cooking!

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Apps for Exploring the World of Art

Modern technology has brought the great works from Paris, Milan and London to our fingertips. Portraits by Frida Kahlo, paintings by Pablo Picasso, drawings by Michelangelo and thousands of

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other artworks are available with a swipe and a push. These apps will allow you to explore the world of art in new ways.

WikiArt (Android, iOS)

Access the classics anywhere, anytime with WikiArt. Explore more than 150,000 artworks by 2,500 artists that are featured in museums, universities, town halls and many other places across the world. Favorite the pieces you like most or add them to your own personal album to share with family and friends.

Google Arts and Culture (Android, iOS)

Travel back in time with Google Arts and Culture and experience the people, the places and the events that have shaped the modern world. View featured stories and projects, or explore art by time period and color. See different areas of the world as if you are standing right there with street-view features that are compatible with Google VR. This app allows you to see the world’s masterpieces no matter where you are.

Art Museums (Android, iOS)

Explore the world’s most renowned museums, galleries and artworks in the palm of your hand. Dive into historical Russian, European or Baroque Art, or peruse the esteemed collections of the Louvre or National Gallery of Art. You will be able to experience art through in depth looks at each piece and the inspiration behind their creation.

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