Found an article from the lovely Gamerbolt website with iTunes links as well. Thanks to them and I have a couple of these already to put me in tip-top condition ahead of any quiz runthroughs or pilots that I'm lucky enough to be involved in.
Top 6 iOS Quiz Apps for your bored or restless mind
Do you find yourself often bored or on the lookout for something interesting to do in your off time? Do you own a device which utilizes the iOS mobile operating system, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod or second-generation Apple TV? If so, you’re in luck because we have a perfect suggestion for you – download a few quiz apps. Yeah, yeah…while you might be inclined to think that trivia is tedious or dreary the truth is the following 5 examples will change your mind. Each one features an interface which is both appealing and easy to navigate along with its own unique features as well. In no time at all you’ll find yourself becoming increasingly addicted to the exciting prospect of another round of questions and in the process, you might even learn a thing or two. Anyway, without further ado, here are our top 5 quiz apps for your bored or restless mind…
You Don’t Know Jack
Not only is this great app now totally free to play but it also one of the more “racy” quiz titles out there. Don’t’ get the wrong idea, we’re not talking shockingly dirty or mature humor here, but there are some rather crude, amusing moments which will certainly make you snicker or blush. Those who own an iPhone 5 should be particularly well-served as this app was specifically optimized for that device (although other iOS 5.0 or later users will also find their machines to be fully compatible as well).
If you love a challenging quiz, then this app is for you! The countdown timer puts pressure on you to answer the questions quickly. The idea of this quiz is to answer as many questions as possible within the time limit. Your score is displayed as a currency; your aim is to have the largest score (bank balance) once your time is up. The visuals of this game are also quite impressive. This app is definitely one to check out, it’s free too.
Big Brain Quiz
Quite simply, Big Brain Quiz is an app for people who really want to learn more about the world around them. Not only can you choose trivia from a number of topics, including everything from television and celebrities to science and technology, but colorful graphics incorporated as well as helpful hints (if you get stuck). With over 10,000 questions, there’s plenty of trivia to keep you occupied and assuming you get through them all, one can assume that you’ve also absorbed a large cross-section of knowledge as well.
Aside from offering in-app purchases of new content, the free version of this awesome trivia app also covers all the favorite and expected topics one might imagine. Whether you want to test your knowledge of politics and geography or see just how much you actually know about pop culture and movies, FunBlast is a great quiz app.
Billing itself as the “largest trivia game in the world”, QuizUp is certainly seeking to establish its dominance in the iOS quiz app arena. Luckily for its developers, this app delivers. In fact, it incorporates over 150,000 questions spanning over 350 different topics. Quite simply, this is one app you’re definitely going to want to download ASAP if trivia is your thing.
The “Top Quiz” app for iOS has two main selling points: 1.) it allows you to challenge your friends to a friendly game of trivia, and 2.) it incorporates more visual cues than most other games of its type. If you’d rather focus on quiz material relating to sports, celebrities and brand logos, this is the trivia app for you.
Don't know if you are old enough to remember Winner Takes All - I vaguely recall what went on but anyway I digress from what is still currently a free app on the Apple App Store thingummyjig which reminds me of the TV programme.
Wits and Wagers Trivia Party in its purest sense is an educated guess at some obscure questions but you play with 3 other people and the Host although not live more on a +1 basis. I'll try and explain a bit more about what goes on (but usually fail miserably!!).
There are six questions in each quiz and then a "Final Round" and you are asked to answer a question. The Host always answers 1.
So each player and the Host has an answer so in total five answers to the question. How confident are you with your answer? If you aren't confident then you have the chance to place two chips (one worth 1 point and another worth 2 points) on other peoples answer to gain points to your total.
If you are closest to the answer without going over then you receive 1 point. But if you place your two chips on the answer as well then you get an additional 3 points. But your opponents could also place their chips on your answer and collect a maximum three points for the same question. It is an excellent game to play tactically especially if you have someone clever in the game who you see answering every question correctly because you can follow them to gain points. There is a slight twist to the gameplay because if you place chips on the host and the nearest answer is the host then you collect double points so a possible 6 points. You don't see the bets until after you have confirmed where you have placed your own chips.
There is an American slant to the questions which is good for building up gaps in general knowledge of American culture (maybe an app for The Beast to practice on before going on The Chase USA) but sometimes the odd European question comes up (When was the first Tour De France?) which means you can get 4 points straightaway.
So after 6 questions, the final round and this is the chance where you can place all of your points collated in the previous six questions on the answer or you can play it safe and not bet any additional points in the hope your opponents have gone all gung-ho and wasted all their points.
At the end, everyones score is totalled up and if you win, great and if not, then try again. It's free.
I really like this game and recommend you get it if you happen to have an Apple based product at home. Granny Smith would love it.
Currently, I have played 42 games winning 25 (59.5% win ratio), 9 2nd places (21.4%), 2 3rd places and 6 4th places over the past week or so - not bad going.
Mr Quiz Worthing