Drawing on the classic Charades tradition, Frills incorporates iPhone gestures into a social gaming experience. The game also draws from the classic “card on the head” party game, creating an interesting new fusion game that’s perfect for playing with a crowd.
Here’s how it works. You place your phone on your forehead, and try to guess the word displayed on the screen. Your friends need to give you hints and clues, which could take the form of acting out, gestures, songs, or other clever hints.
If you need to pass and move on to the next word, just tilt the phone down. If you guessed the current word correctly, just tilt the phone up. The controls are intuitive, and perfectly calibrated to be responsive without being overly responsive.
You can also record your Frills game on video and save it to your phone. From there, you can share it with friends on Facebook, and showcase your hilarious skills.
There are tons of different categories to choose from. Additional categories can be unlocked via IAP, and include topics like “Dance,” “Zoo,” or “Food.”
Overall, the interface in Frills is excellent. The display is easy to navigate whether you are guessing blindly or looking at the game in progress, and the entire app feels like it was made with a great deal of care.
If you’re looking for a game that can provide some G-rated, family-friendly fun at your upcoming holiday gatherings, Frills is definitely worth checking out. It’s a great icebreaker at parties, or just a casual game to play with good friends.
Frillsrequires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.