Did you know that you can play games on your iPhone with iMessage on your iPhone? Well, now you can because Apple’s inter-device messaging platform lets you play games with friends on both your iPhone and your iPad at the same time. A friend of yours can play games with you if they have an iPhone or iPad and iMessage is on. To start with, you’ll need to download each iMessage game first. So we’ve put together a list of the best games you can get right now.
iMessage games range from chess and word games to crazy golf and bowling. You’ll be surprised at how many different types of games there are. In Messages, start a new conversation, then tap the grey App Store icon next to the iMessage text box. Then, tap the blue App Store icon. In your iMessage conversation, go back to the apps tab and scroll right until you see the game you want to play. Easy!
The best place to start if you don’t know what game to download for your first iMessage game is likely GamePigeon, which has a lot of different games. You can play more than 20 mini-games in this book. There are games like 8-Ball pool and mini-golf. There are games like basketball and archery. There are games like 20 Questions and Four in a Row (Connect 4). There are a lot of games on this list that are simple and fun to play. Even though some of them don’t have as much depth as some of the others on this list, the ability to switch between games gives you a lot of options for a weekend or evening at home.
Whether or not GamePiegon has its own version of chess, Checkmate! should be your first stop. In this game, you don’t have to play with each other at the same time. Instead, you send your move like you send your message. Simple as that, but the app does keep track of your moves and let you send real messages to taunt or goad your opponent. Getting the game costs $1. If you plan to play it more than once, the money is worth it.
3. Mr. Putt — Mini Golf
It might not be possible, but Mr. Putt is a fun way to have some golf-themed fun with your friends. In this game, you play against your friends over four different space-themed courses. It’s a turn-based crazy golf game. Putting is done by swiping, which can be a pain for some people, but it helps to make games more open and fun.
4. Cobi Hoops
When you play Cobi Hoops, you have to see how many baskets you can make in 30 seconds. Each player has a turn to see who can do better than the other. The game also has extra players, locations, trick shots, and a bonus mode that can be bought as in-app purchases. That makes it look like you’re playing an old NES game from the late ’80s or the early ’90s. You can also check out Cobi Hoops 2 if you want a game that is more like a puzzle.
5. Moji Bowling
It might be one of your favourite games on iMessage if you like bowling. People can play against each other and see how good they are at 10-pin bowling with the help of this app. Like some iMessage games, it can also be played as a stand-alone app. This lets you practise on your own before taking on your friends and family in real life.
6. Letter Fridge
Letter Fridge is an iMessage game that’s very fun. You get a lot of virtual fridge magnets and have to use them to spell out words on the crossword-style grid above. As many words as possible must be found before the clock runs out. People find it more interesting and compelling because they have to do it quickly, which makes it more fun and interesting than it would be if they didn’t have to.
7. Let’s Puck It!
Yes, you can now play air hockey with your friends by text message. Turn-based air hockey game Let’s Puck It! lets you hit the puck toward your opponent’s goal, send your move to them, and then they take their turn. When you start playing, you can choose from a list of bets that have already been set up for you. This makes the game unique. This means that the loser might have to buy the winner dinner or do the winner’s laundry. Make things more interesting by setting your own bets.
One player draws two line drawings, and the other players try to guess what words they are based on the drawings. This is a fun drawing game. A wide variety of words are used, from household items to landmarks and more abstract concepts. There are both easy and hard modes, so there’s a challenge for everyone. Pictoword is a simple game, but it has a lot of different game modes that will give you a lot of different ways to play.
9. Candy Crush Clone for iMessage: Bubble Bop
Is it any surprise that Bubble Bop has been copied? It is, and that’s why it looks like another Bust-a-Move-style game. However, anyone who has played Candy Crush or something like that will know what to do right away: When you match up balloons of the same colour, you can pop them before they fill your screen.
10. Make Your Own iMessage Slide Puzzles: WIT Puzzles
When you use WIT Puzzles, you can make slide puzzles for your friends to solve. App: It keeps track of how many moves each player makes to put the pieces where they should be. In addition to iMessage, WIT Puzzles can be used on WhatsApp and Facebook, too.
11. Best Icebreaker Game for iMessage: Truth Truth Lie
To get to know each other better, people play Two Truths and a Lie. There are three statements that each player makes about themselves, and everyone else has to figure out which one is true or false. People from all over the world can now use iMessage to get to know each other better.