Everyone loves a good game show and there are many to choose from these days. Unfortunately, there are not many game show apps for Android available in the Google Play Store. This is perhaps that the networks hold the rights and don’t want to make their game shows into games. Thankfully, while we may not have many facial game show apps for Android, there are some pretty awesome game show apps available that do come close. So, if you are here looking for the official app of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, you can find a ton of those but not the official.
The best game show apps for Android are a great way to spend an evening with the family, taking turns answering questions and having a good time. This is exactly why I recommend using a tablet so that the party can see the answers as well as the questions with ease. I personally really love the trivia game apps that not only provide memorable moments but also expand the knowledge of everyone playing. This is one of the few ways me and my friends have fun while camping. I’m pretty sure that you’ll have a ton of fun using any of the best game show apps for Android.
Note: The best game show apps for Android were tested on a Sony Xperia Z smartphone. All of the games worked perfectly fine on the aged smartphone and no problems were faced during gameplay. I also tried the games on an Asus tablet and they translated well to the bigger screen. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend that you play the games on a tablet, especially when you have company.
Wheel of Fortune
This is one of the few official game show apps available on Android and you might be familiar with it. It’s a little old to be recognized by young people but back in the days it was a big deal. Spinning that real with Pat, purchase a woeful and guess errors was a big part of the charm. You get a jump into the Emmy-winning TV show and play out ton of fun word games. Basically you need to solve word puzzles and win exciting virtual prizes. The interface is simple and recognizable, watching the words appear on the screen as you guess them is always enjoyable and rewarding. You can even show your friends and family to play with you via Facebook. Overall it’s a great adaptation and works pretty well, this game show app gets a thumbs up from me.
Jeopardy! With Alex Trebek was issued show back in the days and it is still considered one of the best game shoes to grace our television screens. Now, you can take part in it and prove once and for all that you are smarter than your friends. The app offers a true Jeopardy! experience in the palm of your hand and takes you on a boat tour to become the champion. One of the best things about this app is that it has knowledge-based questions so, not only you’re having fun playing it but also learning things as you go. You’ll be able to test your knowledge thanks to thousands of categories and clues. It is also a really fun game to play when your friends are around for the evening.
Trivia Crack is not exactly a game show but it definitely follows the game show format. It is also my personal favorite out of every game show apps for Android I have tested. The interface is clean and easily accessible, the buttons are big and the questions are fun. I’ve been playing around this app for a while now and haven’t seen a single question repeated. One great thing about this app is that it allows you to create your own questions and you know where this is going right, you can easily fool your friends with this feature. Another great thing about this game show app is that it is available in 20 languages, so whether you speak Spanish or French, you’ll be having fun in your native language. Trivia Crack also allows you to play against people online, and you can even chat with your opponents. Overall this is a great game that not only increases your general knowledge but also is quite fun.
This, like the name implies, is a game about guessing the logos the display on the screen. It is a fairly simple game show app for Android and is quite fun for a while. Sure enough, you can easily guess the logos and icons for different apps and games but you’ll have trouble when the brands displayed are from another country. Perhaps people in huge metropolitan cities like New York or Dubai won’t have any trouble recognizing different brands but some people, like me, were not able to guess logos because they haven’t seen them anywhere. Nonetheless, it is a fun game to play when friends and family are around.
You might have remembered a show called “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”. This game however has nothing to do with it at all. However, it’s a great game for kids to enjoy. Anyone under 10 years will have a ton of fun playing this colorful game show app for Android. I feel a little uneasy with the name but that can be overlooked by telling kids that it’s bad manners calling anyone dumb. There are different categories that you can choose from and the questions are fairly simplistic. If you’re an adult, I recommend that you steer away from this app because you’ll have absolutely no trouble answering almost every question.
In this world of official apps for almost anything you can imagine, I was surprised to notice the absence of game show apps for Android. Maybe the world has moved on to reality TV and other programming like Netflix and Amazon Prime and there is no demand for a fully official game show app. Regardless of the reason, there is a severe drought of officially endorsed game show apps for Android. Thankfully, I was able to find some pretty great games/apps that follow the typical game show formula.
So, what do you think about these games? Are they enough or will you still crave the official flavor? Do talk to us in the comments below, anyone who comments the most will be the winner.