So you’ve never heard of text messaging games before? Well, if you ask us, these titles seem to be better than most other competing options, as you can enjoy them with your friends anywhere and at just about any time, without a smartphone or an internet connection. So next time you are stuck in a not-so-exciting meeting or lecture you can’t wait to run away from, all you need is a cell phone and you’re good to go. Have a look at all the games we have lined up for you that would surely kill the boredom ghoul.
1 – Cross Streets:
First up, the Cross Streets game can be easily enjoyed with friends, while you’re commuting to work or school and have nothing better to do. If you are armed with a camera phone, simply snap a picture of anything that you come across on the way, such as a shop or a movie theater and send it as a text message to a pal. The game requires your friend to identify which place it is and if he or she fails to do so, you win. You can even enjoy this simple game with multiple friends and find out who’s the fastest when it comes to recognizing the landmarks in your city, town or neighborhood. You also have the option of making it a little more interesting by giving clues about the location. Besides a great way to pass time, it also gives you a chance to show off how well you know your city.
2 – Hangman:
Next on our list of messaging games is Hangman that we’re sure, you have enjoyed with friends as a child. This extremely simple game can also be easily enjoyed over SMS. You can preset the rules yourself, with regard to the time limit and the number of guesses or categories. Once that is determined, you can ask your friend to select a category and based on that, you can put forth a word for him or her to identify. You can also keep track of points and choose a winner at the end of it all.
3 – I Spy:
This is another game that you may have enjoyed at birthday parties or in the car while traveling and now, you can relive those fun experiences with childhood friends over simple text messages. In order to play it with this new twist, you will first have to inform your buddies about your exact whereabouts so that they have a fair idea about what kind of objects you could possibly be looking at. So once you’ve stated your location via SMS, simply punch in ‘I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter S,’ and hit the send button for them to guess just what you saw. So if you are at a mall, they may come up with words like shirt, skirt or sandals. You can either wait for your friend to identify the object or decide how many guesses are allowed at the beginning itself.
4 – Guess the object:
Another interesting pastime that we have included in our roster of messaging games is Guess the object, which is somewhat similar to Cross Streets, but much more difficult. Here again you require the camera capability of the phone to click a picture of an object you want your friends to identify and send it to them via a picture message. But here comes the twist. When you’re taking a snapshot, make sure that the subject in question is only partially visible. You can either capture a close up photo of the object or maybe even click a different angle of the same. Basically, you have to make the object difficult to guess. You can set the rules in advance and even decide upon a time limit, if you wish.
5 – Break the word:
If you’re looking to increase your vocabulary while on the move, we suggest you take a look at Break the word. This multiplayer game lets you compete with friends via SMS. Firstly, you would need to choose one person as the judge to text you a word, which you will then have to jumble around and form a number of words. For example, if the judge sends you ‘Constantinople,’ you can come up with words like constant, pole, inn, tint, stop and many more, within a stipulated time frame. As soon as the judge receives messages from all the participants, he can determine the final scores depending on the number of words each of them sent in and subsequently choose a winner.
6 – Truth or Dare:
And finally, the last game in our assortment of messaging games is also the most entertaining of the lot. Truth or Dare, also known as spin the bottle, can even be played through text messages. To start the game, you will have to ask your friends to select either truth or dare. If they choose truth, you can simply ask a question and wait for the reply but if they choose the latter option, you can dare your friends to do a lot of things. And just so that they don’t cheat, you can ask them for proof via a picture or video message.
These text messaging games are some of the best ways to keep in touch and have some fun while it. Besides the aforementioned ideas, you can create your own games with your own set of rules and enjoy them whenever you want. And don’t forget to share the ones you created with us, in the comment box below.