Games emoji charades

Published on February 17th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


Emoji Charades available for Apple TV, with free game packs for a limited time

If you’re looking for something new to do with your friends tonight, you may want to consider Emoji Charades for Apple TV…especially if your friends are between the ages of millennial and tween.

Having opened worldwide just this week, we have to wonder a game like this hasn’t shown up sooner. Emoji Charades is a universal app that allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPad touch to join in on the fun. It works like this:

  1. One person uses a phone to translate words into emojis.
  2. Everyone else sees those emojis on the Apple TV.
  3. They guess they phrase until someone gets it right or time runs out.

The more phrases the phone user is able to translate in a way that the others can decipher, the higher the score. In other words, I’d have more luck playing it with my 14-year-old daughter than my 79-year-old dad…although I’m sure he’d have fun with it, too. He’s like that.

Eleven trivia categories are currently available, with new packs coming every month. In fact, Brands, Hit Music and USA Sports categories have just been added for the global release.

Emoji Charades is available now for free in the App Store, and all game categories are free for a limited time. After that, expect to spend some money on those trivia packs. For more information, visit

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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