Cheatwell Games is 25 years old this year, and it ain’t afraid to move with the times. With App-Player, Cheatwell is staying true to its roots while simultaneously reaching out to the “App Generation”. Hey, that’s us!
App-Player, as the name perhaps suggests, combines an app for Android/iOS with an old-school board. Good times.
The thinking behind App-Player is twofold. First, using an app to provide the game questions means they can be frequently refreshed; no more out-of-date quiz cards. Cheatwell also hopes the smartphone element will encourage families to play together.
The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Android Market, while the physical board thingy weighs in with an RRP of £19.99.
“We’ve been making board games since Trivial Pursuit was first launched and the format has moved on,” begins Jon Church, founder of Cheatwell Games. “Families still love to sit around a table and play a game together, but many of the console games and individual apps we see keep families from socially playing together.
“With the App-Player, we feel we’ve used new technology to bridge this gap and give families the latest quiz questions on anything from the latest football results to the gossip about X Factor.”
You can read more about App-Player in the official press release. If you’re so inclined.