Heads Up

Ellen DeGeneres has released (quite a while ago) this fabulous, funny game that she sometimes plays with her guests.

It’s a word guessing game and it’s called Heads Up

You can download the App to your smart phone or tablet and when you start the game you hold the screen above your head. The other person gives you hints and you have to guess as many words as possible in 60 seconds.


Since you are not allowed to look at the screen, there are ways how to control Heads Up:

When your guess is correct you tilt your device (tablet or smart phone) face down and when you want to pass a word you tilt the device up.

At the end of the 60 seconds you can see how many words you got right and how many you have passed.


The game includes 18 themed decks.

I downloaded two versions of it – one with words and one with pictures. The pictures are good because I can play that with friends who don’t speak English or with students, who are studying English with me. (You can play it with kids as well!) 

Here is a video of Ellen playing the game with Alison Sweeney. 

I like the version with doing accents. 

Last but not least, I added this funny video of a lady who just doesn’t get the rules.