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Heads Up! (2013) is a word-guessing game where one person holds the tablet or smartphone on their forehead and guesses the word it displays from clues given by the other players. The others confirm if they got it right or wrong and they flip the smartphone up or down to indicate, whereupon the next word is displayed.

For younger players, there is a Heads Up Charades For Kids version. Rather than the older pop-culture reference, this focuses on identifying animals, actions and items around the house. Also, there is a picture that appears on the app, held against the head, to help younger players. This adds a scavenger hunt aspect to the game where you are trying to collect the pictures to complete the deck.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Heads Up! 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Communication game with Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play with any number in the same room, each taking turns to guess.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and half an hour to complete.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Very young children love guessing what they are and getting help from parents, guardians and siblings. Older children like the board game feel of the adult version.


Heads Up!

Android Store Android Free Free


App Store iOS Free Free


There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Offers in-game purchases for different packs of words to extend the game beyond the free version. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/10/2013

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Puzzle

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Developer: Impending (@Impending)

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