Howdy CrackBerry nation! Now that we've all had our fill of Turkey and stuffing it's time for the real fun to begin. 'Tis the season for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and for tech addicts to rejoice. You can read through our 2015 Black Friday Deals and our 2015 Gift to make sure you find the perfect gift for your friends and family. Also be sure to check out BlackBerry's Friday Deals for special deals on select BlackBerry 10 devices. Hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday!
Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all you passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Guessing Game by Toysoft Development
Our first selection this week is a quick and fun charades game you can play with friends and family. Gamplay is quite simple and many of you may be familiar with how this multiplayer game operates. The object of the game is for one person to hold up their device in front of them. Their device will display a clue, which the other players will try to communicate hints to the first person to try and guess what the answer is. Users can adjust the time from three seconds to five minutes for each question.
To track if questions are answered correctly or incorrectly, Guessing Game taps into the accelerometer. A simple flip down until it vibrates indicates a correct answer, while flipping the device back towards you until it vibrates records an incorrect answer. Players can skip questions by swiping to the left on the screen.
Guessing game is preloaded with eight different categories for hours of fun for people of all ages. There is also an option for players to create their own questions. An interesting byproduct of this feature is that the game can also double as a flash card study tool. You can find this native game and flash card application in BlackBerry World for $0.99.
Doctor Who: Legacy by Tiny Rebel Games
Doctor Who first hit the airwaves all the way back in 1963. To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary, BBC Worlwide teamed up with Tiny Rebel Games to create this brilliant puzzle game for fans around the world. Since its initial release, the game has been updated to include the 12th Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, as well as the latest companions. As you and your team advance through each board and level, you can unlock all of the Doctors and companions and add them to you team to battle enemies through a series of match-3 games. Players can mix and match their team from the modern series as well as favorites from Classic Who.
Players are shown a board of gems and must match three or more of a particular color, each of which is associated with a team member, so that the characters can attack the various enemies. By matching pink gems, you heal the team, and by matching blue gems, the Doctor is able to use his special skill to clear the board. Unlike other match-3 games, gems can actually be moved across the entire board to make a match.
With its eye catching graphics (though some of the characters do not look like their real-life counterparts), original music, and episodes inspired from the show, how could you not want to download this free game? If you are looking to travel through all of time and space with your favorite Doctor, be sure to grab this from Google Play.
ODF Office by Tarianet INC
If you are not familiar with ODF, it is an XML-based file format for spreadsheets, presentations, and word processing documents. For those who use OpenOffice or LibreOffice to create various OpenDocuments, this reader allows you to quickly open and view your files in a clean and simple way. The interface lets you open and sort each type of file and view recent documents. You can find this native application in BlackBerry World for $2.99.
Daily Workouts by Daily Workout Apps, LLC
The holiday season has begun and the one thing I am guilty of is having too much chocolate. To make sure I stay within my daily fitness and diet goals I use an application to supplement my workouts. This particular application provides 5 to 30 minute daily workout routines with various exercises. There are 39 different targeted workouts (i.e. focus on abs, arms, cardio, etc.), 10 to 30 minute randomized full body workouts, videos demonstrating each exercise, over 385 total exercise, multiple custom routines, and no internet required to do the workouts. Daily Workouts is $5.99 in the Amazon Appstore and free in the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only).
What You Might Have Missed
Talk2Watch Pro updated with support for the Pebble Time Round
If you own a Pebble and a BlackBerry 10 smartphone no doubt you heard of Talk2Watch Pro. Since it first came on the scene, Talk2Watch Pro is the application for getting the most out of your Pebble watch on your BlackBerry. From receiving notifications and accessing the AppStore to utilizing scripts and music control, it brings important features to your wrist. This week, this versatile application updated to include support for Pebble's latest offering, the Pebble Time Round. If you recently picked up this watch, be sure to grab this native application in BlackBerry App World for $4.99.
Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS, the BlackBerry PlayBook, or even Android Apps in the Google Play store for the BlackBerry Priv. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.
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