Heads Up!

Rating Heads Up! - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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Heads Up! Review

"Heads Up!" might not be a dedicated educational app, but it is a fun and interactive party game that encourages creativity and communication skills. Ellen DeGeneres created it and the game became widely known through her television show. It's designed for multiplayer entertainment and can be played with friends and family. It also works well in the classroom for vocabulary, keyword learning, and revision.

It's a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and offers various themed decks, making it suitable for a wide range of age groups and interests. 

App Information

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Games Games

Suitable for ages - Ages 18 and older

Subjects & Topics - Games

Great for - Creative Development
Organisational and Productivity Skills

Publisher - Warner Bros.

Heads Up! Features

  • Charades for the 21st century!
  • Single purchase with theme packs available as optional extras
  • There are many different categories to ensure everybody can participate
  • Easy to understand for all ages
  • A version is available on the Zoom Marketplace for remote family members to join in

Is it good for learning?

Educational Value

Heads Up! Is primarily designed for entertainment but as a word definition game creative teachers and parents can use it to support learning. It also works as a confidence builder for kids who might struggle in a social environment, although adults would need to judge how suitable it is on a case-by-case basis.


The app is made for a general audience. Parents should install this app on their devices and control the sessions with their kids.

Heads Up game is generally safe for players of all ages, but there are potential risks associated with this game. The game has safety features and parental controls that parents can use to monitor their child's game use. Parents can set up a passcode to prevent their children from making in-app purchases or accessing inappropriate content.

Screenshots for Heads Up!

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We'd love to see Heads Up! Contain more educational categories, but it is unfair to say this is a criticism as the app is made for entertainment.  We're pulling it into education because it is such good fun.

Benefits for Students

Kids can learn to communicate ideas using alternative methods, forcing them to approach situations from multiple angles. This can be useful in the real world when the obvious answer seems wrong and players are forced to view a problem from another point of view. Heads Up! brings the best of the classic game of charades into the electronic age, and it's a fun way for kids to practice thinking and communication skills.

Benefits for Teachers

Heads Up! is a great social app. It can help new groups of kids get to know each other better without having a difficult setup process. Teachers can set up the app with different categories to link the games to topics and subjects they have recently taught.

Benefits for Parents

Heads Up! Provides a great focus for family game nights. As you can create games based on your own categories, you can make them accessible to kids of almost any age for entertainment or education.

Download Heads Up!

You can download Heads Up! on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Heads Up! app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Bottom Line

With its high-quality graphics, content, gameplay, expansive curriculum and highly motivating reward system, Adventure Academy combines education with the feel of modern mainstream video games to create an educational platform that your kids will ask to use. As I've said above, it is not an app to underpin kids' learning or help them address specific difficulties, but as a supplemental learning experience it is a five-star app.

Privacy Rating

Data Safety

Does the app provide a secure and safe experience for its intended usersHeads Up! is safe to use

Value and Presentation

Is the app easy to use and accessible?Heads Up! is easy to use and accessible
Is this app well-made and presented?Heads Up! is well-made and presented
Is this app useful for its intended users?Heads Up! is user-friendly
Does this app provide good value?Heads Up! provides good value to the users

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