Facebook is usually a decent form of entertainment on its own, but sometimes it’s fun to get a little adventurous. Who? the Game for iPhone allows you to connect with friends and play the classic game of Guess Who in a completely different way.
If you’re unfamiliar with Guess Who, the goal of the game is to guess your opponent’s card by asking a series of questions. There’s a board of 24 cards and a separate deck of the same cards that players must choose from. Players take turns asking questions in order to eliminate their opponent’s cards. When a player correctly guesses their opponent’s current card, the game is over.
How would a game like this tie into Facebook, you ask? Pretty easily, actually. Who? the Game incorporates your Facebook friends into the game, therefore bringing this classic board game to life. Instead of generic cards, though, you and your opponent will see Facebook friends that you both have in common. This is definitely a unique way to interact with your social networking account.
In order to start playing, you’ll have to connect Who? the Game with Facebook and invite a few friends to play. Once someone accepts your invitation and downloads the game, you can start a round. There’s a handy tutorial that guides you through the concept of the game, though, and you can revisit the tutorial at any time via the options menu.
The whole goal of Who? the Game is to ask relevant questions in order to properly guess which Facebook friend your opponent’s card represents. If you can’t think of any questions, you can use hints. Keep in mind that you should choose an opponent who has at least 30 friends in common with you, else it’s likely that the game won’t work.
Who? the Game features two playing modes – normal and double trouble. Normal mode only requires you to guess one of your opponent’s friends, whereas double trouble necessitates two correctly guessed friends in order to win.
However, it’s worth mentioning that double trouble is only available if you purchase the full version of Who? the Game for $1.99. This also disables ads and allows you to play up to 100 games simultaneously.
Also, I noticed that Who? the Game hasn’t been updated since September of 2013. It looks like iPad support was promised a long time ago, but as of right now the game is still designed for iPhone only.
Overall, Who? the Game is a pretty cool way to interact with your Facebook friends, but only if you can find someone who has quite a few friends in common. Luckily the game is free to download, so you won’t be at a loss if you find that the game isn’t quite right for you.
Who? the Game requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
A small fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review