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You should play: QuizUp

Leah Yamshon | March 7, 2014
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Earn badges and check your stats: As you play, you unlock Foursquare-esque achievements that show your progress. Badges include category-specific tokens like the Mathemagician (reach level 15 in two topics that include math and magic), location-based acknowledgements like the Atlas (engage with players from all inhabited continents), and skill rewards like the Three-Peat (win three matches in a row). These badges give you an incentive to keep playing and to try new categories. QuizUp also logs info from each of your games to show your overall progress, and you can go back to previous matches to review the questions and learn from your mistakes.

I hate to admit how much I love QuizUp. Maybe it's because I like learning new trivia facts and testing my knowledge. Maybe it's because I really, really like winning. Sure, any game that involves a social connection raises an eyebrow, but mostly, it's a hoot.

Developer: Plain Vanilla Games
PlatformsiOS (Universal) and Android (Universal)
Price: Free with optional in-app purchases


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