Title: Family Feud 2 & Friends
Publisher: Ludia Inc.
Mode: Online Challenge
Genre: Trivia, Quiz
Platforms: Browser, Mobile
Family Feud is a popular game show that pits teams of family members against each other and asks them survey questions answered by survey groups. Each answer on the board that contestants match has a set number of points that are awarded to the team. Whichever team has the most points in the end wins. Ludia Inc’s app takes the rules of the game and formats them into a single-player experience that’s equally enjoyable as the top-rated show.
Anyone who’s watched Family Feud has imagined being a contestant on the hit game show. What if you could bring the competition to your living room? Ludia Inc has developed an app for you to share on Facebook that lets you play the family favorite.
Despite the single-player style, Family Feud is actually quite social. Like many Facebook games, the ability to invite others into the gameplay gives it a competitive atmosphere that is comparable to the TV show. Family and friends can join you and contribute to the game’s leaderboard, which are daily high scores that players can check to see how they rank.
One of the greatest features of the game is the automatic spell-checker that saves the day for those whose grammatical prowess is less than great. Given the prevalence of inadequacy in online spelling skills, this feature is a godsend. It also allows players to quickly send in answers without having to go back and re-type them. The speed at which players can fire off answers helps scores go higher, so if you can already spell, you’ve got a head start!
The variety of survey questions and answers isn’t quite as vast as the game, but there’s still quite an array of them. Familiar elements such as the ‘Fast Money’ play and theme music straight from the show are just a few of the fun bonuses you’ll find while playing, and it’s all brought to you in stunning HD. It’s one of the more well thought-out Facebook games available and has the benefit of requiring more brainpower than mindless apps like Candy Crush Saga (no offense, Candy Crushers).
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll beg your Uncle Frank to come back after you and your aunt thoroughly thrash him with your final score. It’s all part of the greatness that is Family Feud. Although the game is no substitute for the actual experience of being on the show, players will be able to enjoy it for more than just one game. The number of survey questions lend hours of fast-paced gameplay to your Facebook page, and forcing your other family members and friends to play is part of the joy of social media. All in all, Family Feud will have players begging for more.