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Nod your head if you love finding games to get addicted to! These games are the perfect way to pass those random bits of time (waiting in line at the post office, early for an appointment, annoyingly long commercials during my favorite TV shows, or when I’m just bored). I was contacted about reviewing a new app called Sleuth.

Do you remember the game hangman, where someone thinks of a word or phrase and writes lines for each letter and every time to you a letter wrong another part of the man is drawn? Well, Sleuth is a bit like that. You have to guess the word, whether it’s a movie, a city, a person, a song, a book, or more by looking at the clues (four pictures) before the time ends.

I have to say this game is pretty addicting. I always liked playing hangman as a kid, so with the added pressure of running out of time and losing points if you get a word wrong, your heart starts to beat a little bit faster. I tested the beta version, which only had 20 games, so I was sad when I reached the end, but the real one has 1000s of puzzles. Read more…

Have you ever played “4 Pics, 1 Song”? This app is very similar, but more intense! When you start the game, it gives you the category (people, movies, places, history, A-Z words, songs, books, and TV) and blank spaces for the answer. One by one, four pictures pop up and give you clues on what the answer will be. Each picture gives away more than the last. Sounds pretty easy right? Wrong. It is timed. The faster you type in the answer, the more points you get. You are penalized for guessing and for running out of time. You cannot skip, but you can buy “hunches” which can either add one more minute to the clock, or reveal random letters. Click to read more…

Any who have been following my Blog over the last week or so will know that I was approached recently by a delightful fellow called Matthew Thomas. He and his acquaintance’s at SimWave Consulting have developed an app called Sleuth and he very kindly asked if I would review it. And thats exactly what I am doing here today. So what is Sleuth? Is it the next AAA masterpeice that demand’s your attention? Or is it something that Sherlock wannabe’s will deduce to not be their Deer Stalker hat of choice? Read on and find out…

Smartphone and tablet users are constantly hounded by a barrage of gaming apps, most of which are mediocre at best. These apps pass the time when a person is waiting around at the doctor’s office, but they are usually not that great outside of that. Sleuth is a bit different; it’s a game that actually makes a person think. Part trivia, part Wheel of Fortune, and part Pictionary: Sleuth is a creative and addictive game that is a blast to play. Read more from Jessica Brister…

The people at Sleuth have allowed me a chance to beta test their app titled…well, Sleuth. The app is a trivia game full of fun. The categories range from popular places to famous films.

I got to open the app and check it out. The UI was simple and didn’t get you confused. If you ever played those emoji trivia games or the like then you can get the hang of it in no time. Everything worked correctly and after a half-hour of playing it, the app never crashed. So imagine that!

The in-app purchases are called hunches which can give you hints, in case you get stuck in a category. The other fun part of Sleuth is that every month, your score is collected and placed in a tournament, which can get your awesome swag!

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Sleuth is one of the latest apps to hit the gaming world and it truly enforces the term game hard and reap the rewards. This is the first game to be launched by Simwave, an up and coming game developer that has lots of projects on the horizon.

The object of the game is simple, you will be shown a series of pictures one at a time as clues and using these clues you must identify the answer that accurately fits into the blank tiles. Every time you correctly guess a letter the tile will go green, however any incorrect guess will cause the corresponding tile to turn red. There are several categories that the questions can represent such as people, words, places and music, each of which is unique and comes with its own set of clues.
Every month a number of prizes are awarded to people based on where they finish on the leaderboard. If you have found yourself at the top end of the leaderboards then you will be treated to a free exclusive t shirt. At the end of the year the best player will be rewarded with their very own iPad! If that’s not incentive I don’t know what is! Read more from The Digital Gamer…