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Heads Up! Review

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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Heads Up! 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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4-12 year-olds

Release Date: 16/10/2013

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Turn-Based

Developer: @Impending


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Duration: This game will take between 10 minutes and half an hour to complete.
Players: You can play with 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.


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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 4-12 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. 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.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Heads Up! Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Impending) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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