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Games to play with the wifey?

06-24-2010, 12:54 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,147
Games to play with the wifey?

Now that I have your attention...

I'm looking for games which two people CAN play together on the same device, even if the game may not necessarily have a two-player mode. Some examples of what we enjoy as of now:

1. Doodle Find - a pleasure for both of us to frantically search for the next item, trying to top our high score from the previous round

2. Elementz - fun Bejewled-type game where we take turns moving pieces and racing against the clock

3. Ultimate Hangman - one of our favorites; we even pair up and challenge friends on the craziest (naughtiest) words we can come up with

4. Tic Tac Toe / Checkers / Chess - tried and tested, not big on these


Any other suggestions would be gladly welcome... thank you!

OpenFeint / Gameloft ID: KiranB28
Hooked On: Cut The Rope, Bookworm, Samurai II
Reckless Racer, Modern Combat 2 (add me!)
06-24-2010, 01:17 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
Well - it is not really a game, but I would highly recommend iKamasutra...

In every other case, try:

- Carcassonne!
The best board game you'll find all over the AppStore, highly addictive and with a great depth. You can even play with additional AI characters. You will find yourself playing round after round the whole evening into the night, forgetting to go to sleep. At least that happened to me...

- Air Hockey (one of these)
if you are ready for fast paced action. It is player versus player on the same screen.

- Sword & Poker (1+2)
Play 1-on-1 poker card games, very good for a quick game. Each player has his own area on the screen.

- Dungeons & Dice
Another board game, fantasy style, for longer matches. Everyone picks his character and fights through a board styled fantasy world.

- Textropolis
A nice word game you can play and try to solve together.

- other games:
You can also try 4-in-a-row, Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. All are available for the iPhone/iPod.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 06-24-2010 at 01:26 AM.

06-24-2010, 01:23 AM
#3
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I second Carcassone, even in the board gaming world its considered one of the ideal games to play with non-gamers. Scrabble is also a good choice - the iPhone port is suprisingly well done. If you enjoy games like this, you could also try Hive or Hanto, it offers a little more challenge than the standard fare, although there are relatively few rules so it's easy to learn.

One game my wife and I like to play together is Text Twist, although it's not so much a pass-and-play type of game, we bounce words off each other while we take turns entering them. I'm not 100% fond of the iPhone implementation of "Text Twist 2", but its passable, and there are plenty of clones as well if you don't like the way it handles.
06-24-2010, 01:28 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2010
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Tap Tap Revenge
Doodle Jump
06-24-2010, 01:31 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Well - it is not really a game, but I would highly recommend iKamasutra...
Yes, well um... the internet version of that is more fun to use ;o


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
In every other case, try:

- Carcassonne!
The best board game you'll find all over the AppStore, highly addictive and with a great depth. You can even play with additional AI characters. You will find yourself playing round after round the whole evening into the night, forgetting to go to sleep. At least that happened to me...
I have heard a lot of good things about the game, but most of those comments were from people who used to play the traditional board-game instead of from new players. Being someone who never heard of this game till now and would have to learn all the rules (and potentially teach my wife the same), is it still worth getting?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
- Air Hockey (one of these)
if you are ready for fast paced action. It is player versus player on the same screen.
Forgot to mention this, yep - we play Air Hockey too (but not as often as the others, it got boring)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
- Sword & Poker (1+2)
Play 1-on-1 poker card games, very good for a quick game. Each player has his own area on the screen.

- Dungeons & Dice
Another board game, fantasy style, for longer matches. Everyone picks his character and fights through a board styled fantasy world.

- Textropolis
A nice word game you can play and try to solve together.

- other games:
You can also try 4-in-a-row, Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. All are available for the iPhone/iPod.
Doubt she would like these - good suggestions nevertheless, thanks!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Alyindar View Post
I second Carcassone, even in the board gaming world its considered one of the ideal games to play with non-gamers. Scrabble is also a good choice - the iPhone port is suprisingly well done. If you enjoy games like this, you could also try Hive or Hanto, it offers a little more challenge than the standard fare, although there are relatively few rules so it's easy to learn.

One game my wife and I like to play together is Text Twist, although it's not so much a pass-and-play type of game, we bounce words off each other while we take turns entering them. I'm not 100% fond of the iPhone implementation of "Text Twist 2", but its passable, and there are plenty of clones as well if you don't like the way it handles.
Thanks for the tips - she's not big on word games though

OpenFeint / Gameloft ID: KiranB28
Hooked On: Cut The Rope, Bookworm, Samurai II
Reckless Racer, Modern Combat 2 (add me!)
06-24-2010, 01:48 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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About Carcassonne:

this game is more than easy to learn but hard to master.
It has a fantastic tutorial with full voice over, she'll learn that in a few minutes. The big fun starts when you are developing your own strategies.
Moreover, Carcassonne is a must have for every iDevice gamer. In the German AppStore, it has nearly 1500 5-star-ratings now and the overall rating is 5 star, too.
You can make nothing wrong with this game - if you don't hate board games utterly.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
06-24-2010, 01:54 AM
#7
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Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
P.S.: maybe you should try Blokus - if it has a pass'n'play mode.

Or you can try Angry Birds - it's hilarious funny and you can try to beat each others level scores.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
06-24-2010, 02:02 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
P.S.: maybe you should try Blokus - if it has a pass'n'play mode.

Or you can try Angry Birds - it's hilarious funny and you can try to beat each others level scores.
Ahh, another one I skipped out on. We've played through Angry Birds already, stopped playing a while ago!

Blokus doesn't look too appealing, not sure... for 4.99, it's not helping my decision


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
About Carcassonne:

this game is more than easy to learn but hard to master.
It has a fantastic tutorial with full voice over, she'll learn that in a few minutes. The big fun starts when you are developing your own strategies.
Moreover, Carcassonne is a must have for every iDevice gamer. In the German AppStore, it has nearly 1500 5-star-ratings now and the overall rating is 5 star, too.
You can make nothing wrong with this game - if you don't hate board games utterly.

The price tag is just about the only thing stopping me from diving in right now. I've spent 15 dollars between yesterday and today, that too, all on 0.99c games. Bah! Should i wait for a price drop?

OpenFeint / Gameloft ID: KiranB28
Hooked On: Cut The Rope, Bookworm, Samurai II
Reckless Racer, Modern Combat 2 (add me!)
06-24-2010, 03:08 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,958
the thread title just screams for the proper answer...
06-29-2010, 02:55 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,147
Took the 4.99 plunge for Carcassonne. Figured better now than when it jumps to 9.99 when the Universal update comes out.

Looking forward to delving into it as a first-time player tomorrow

OpenFeint / Gameloft ID: KiranB28
Hooked On: Cut The Rope, Bookworm, Samurai II
Reckless Racer, Modern Combat 2 (add me!)