Friendle+ is an online multiplayer environment that allows you to play several different popular games. The app’s top game is Words, a Scrabble® type of game, but Friendle+ also offers Yahtzy, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Four in a Row (similar to Connect Four®), and Reversi in the same app. Like the typical turn-based multiplayer game, this app let’s you play at your own convenience and alerts you with a push notification when it is your turn. You also can have multiple games going on at one time, with whomever else has the app. And, of course, feel free to chat with your opponent through the app at any time.
Multiplayer games have become a major part of the iOS app marketplace, but rarely do you find an app that offers multiple games, let alone 8 quality ones. I appreciated the flawless touch control of the user interface, as well as the ability to practice against the computer when you are waiting on friends to take their turn. All the games are designed well, but it is worth noting that I probably have seen slightly better versions of the games individually elsewhere. But I don’t think the small discrepancy in quality matters too much, given that you are getting 8 multiplayer games in one app.
Price: $1.99 (Free this weekend 9/8 – 9/9)
Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.3 and up
Download size: 37.7 MB