Quit complaining about the screens at your dinner table and harness them for family time. Check out our list of the best iPad apps for charades, and see the huge range of options available for redeeming screens and improving your time. Bring the games to the table, to the party, or on the road trip, to strengthen your connection with your family (and friends) and laugh your way to time well spent.
The best iPad apps for charades
6 May 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Charades! is the outrageously fun and exciting multi-activity game for you and your friends! And thanks to you, it's also the #1 Word & Card game in the USA! With over 100 themed decks to choose from, many packed with over 400+ exciting gameplay cards, the fun will never stop! So, whether you're an artist, a singer, an actor, or a science nerd--there's something for everyone. With different challenges from dancing, singing, acting or sketching -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!
- Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time.
- Draw a new card by tilting your phone up or down
- Wacky activities from dancing, impersonating to trivia will challenge even the most well-rounded players
Family Face Off includes 9 different high energy and cooperative challenges for families to play together. Games include Memory, charades, Pictionary, trivia, Heads Up, and more. It’s perfect for family night, parties, or road trips. Keep it fresh by alternating game formats, or go with the ones that are tried and true. Set your youngest kids up for success by choosing the games they can succeed at. Settings are customizable, so games can be as short or as long as you wish. Find a use for technology that unifies, rather than separates, your family; Family Face Off is absolutely time well spent.
- Nine different games
- Play all games or just the ones you love
- Family night, parties, road trips
- Customizable settings
- Free iPad app for charades
Move-It is great for kids and adults, especially those who like charades and guessing games. There are over 4,000 words to act out, across a wide range of categories. You must guess the word that’s being acted out before the timer finishes. This app is fun, entertaining and a great way to spend the evening with friends of loved ones. If you don’t like the word assigned then you can skip it and go to the next one. There is an in-app purchase for the premium version.
- Great charades game for kids and adults
- Over 4,000 words to act out and guess
- A wide range of categories, Skip words if desired
- Fun for groups and parties
- In-app purchase for Premium version
The official Naughty Charades board game is now available as an app. The game is set up so that everyone plays at once, so no one gets bored waiting for their turn. Naughty Charades asks players to act out sexy, dirty, naughty, and just plain funny words and phrases. Players score points by guessing the subject, and of course you can cheat by looking at the other team’s actions. If you don’t know what the word means, the app defines everything you are asked to perform, in a hilarious way. Includes a start timer, and score card so you don’t need any special equipment. The game includes up to 300 hilarious charades, so it never gets old.
- Everyone plays at once
- Score points by guessing charade
- Dirty, naughty, sexy subject matter
- Hilarious definitions
- Based on the Naughty Charades board game
Kids Charades - Guess the Word Game - Psych out your friends is the ultimate app for redeeming your kids’ screen time. Activate their imagination and creativity and increase your quality family time. The app includes 31 categories, mostly topics which are familiar to kids. Kids will generally have a huge advantage over their parents, balancing the playing field and making the game more fair. Select a category tap to get a topic to act out, and the timer activates. The app keeps score so no other material is needed. Kids can practice by playing alone, and since all topics are kid-friendly, parents will encourage them!
- Topics familiar to kids
- Competition between kids and adults is more fair
- Play alone or together
- Increases creativity and imagination
Just like the popular party game Taboo, Off Limits! is a hilarious game for parties. The app will provide you with a word, and each team goes head to head trying to help their team to guess the word without using any of the forbidden Off Limit words. Try to get your team to guess “vampire” without using any of the listed words: Dracula, Transylvania, blood, or undead. The game builds vocabulary and creativity while generating lots of laughs. Word packs include: school, Hollywood, travel, general, animals, and many more. Users can customize the game by adjusting round time or selecting a different language.
- Builds vocabulary
- Increases creativity
- Clean and family friendly
- Based on the Taboo board game
- Everyone plays at once
Charades Can You Guess it? is a handy multiplayer game that goes wherever your iPad does. The app includes 41 creative categories and a heads up timer. Players are offered a word or words on the device and the 60-second round begins. The topic variety means players are not likely to encounter repeats. This app really shines with the diversity of categories; there is something that will challenge even the best charades player. Choose from such categories as: essential oils, video games, astronomy, animals, jobs, and the ‘90s. The Free version has lots of value, so try it risk-free. If you love it, choose an upgrade from $0.99.
- Two players or many
- 41 creative categories
- Heads up timer
- 60 second rounds
- Free with in-app purchases
Charades Pop Card Creator is the ultimate in customizable game night apps. Having trouble finding just the right charades app? Have a multi-age group? Channel old-time charades by choosing your own topics and creating your own custom deck with Card Creator. Choose your own unique topic and then create your own multi-card deck. Users can even create decks with different languages so everyone in your circle is included. Redeem the screen and increase your family’s quality time by creating categories targeted at even your youngest kids. Use the old folks’ first language to help them participate. You are completely in charge of the gaming experience with Card Creator.
- Customizable charades card deck
- Choose topic
- Target categories directly to players
- Use any language
- Free iPad app for charades