Be the Life of the Party with Movie Charades


Price: $2.99
Movie Charades: Written iPhone Game Review

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

What’s a party without games? A darn boring party, that’s what. When was the last time you were at a party and wondered why you weren’t having any fun or felt awkward because you only knew one or two people there?

Movie Charades, developed by Shifter Games, is designed to be the life of any party. With this game, you’ll never have a lame get-together again!

Concept and Gameplay:

I really do love a great game of charades. After all, who doesn’t enjoy going a bit crazy while trying to speak through their actions? Plus, those who look at charades in a deeper way realize just how much we rely on words to communicate. Movie Charades is the perfect game for any party and will definitely lighten the mood.

Movie Charades is also incredibly easy to learn and use. Simply set up the game by splitting your group into two teams, entering names of players, and customizing options like movie filters. As the game progresses, your phone is passed to each player when it’s their turn. Tapping the envelope reveals the movie title you must act out, but you can switch for another depending on your game settings.

Movie Charades also keeps track of scores with ease, meaning everyone will spend more time playing and less time tending to the game itself. You can even edit teams while the game is in progress, which is perfect for parties with guests who are casually late or if someone leaves early.


Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Boasting 1500 movie titles available “out-of-the-box”, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll never encounter the same question twice in a game. If you’re looking for a particular movie genre, there are six additional packs you can purchase for $0.99 each. Purchasing all of them will bring your total movie title count to 2600.

Another great feature is the number of players you can have on each team. Though the game’s App Store description doesn’t specify the maximum number of players allowed, I was able to enter 20 people on each team without a problem.

To make the game even more fun, players can choose their own avatar from available ones in the game or by taking their picture. If you’re hosting a party where many people don’t know each other, this is the perfect way to avoid awkward situations by helping players identify who they need to pass the phone to next. Lastly, Movie Charades allows players to record video within the app and share. Forget about missing a great performance!


Priced at $2.99, Movie Charades is definitely cheaper than any popular board game you can buy. Not only that, but it’s darn fun to use and a great way to help people get to know each other at a party. I definitely recommend giving it a try at your next social gathering!

Movie Charades is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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