Remember when playing a game on your phone meant a choice between Snake and Tetris? With today’s handsets and 5G connectivity, you can play interactive live games that drop you into the thick of the action and almost make you feel as if you are starring in a TV game show. In fact, that’s where many of the games originate, and even better, with some of them, you might even win some money too if luck is on your side. So dust yourself off, check your hair and take a deep breath – we’re diving in.
Also known as Family Fortunes in the UK and as Familieduellen in Norway, this classic game show pitched two families against one another – although cracks often appeared from within, too! The show dates back to the 1970s and is more popular today than ever thanks to the laconic style of host Steve Harvey. There are actually a handful of Family Feud games out there for PC, iOS and Android, but the original and best was launched by Arcadium in 2020, and is free to play unless you want to invest a couple of dollars in getting rid of the ads!
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live
You might have seen the Gonzo’s Quest slot game – it’s a casino classic that has been around for years. Evolution Gaming has done what it does best, elevating a much loved classic into something even better. Evolution describes it as the first ever game to combine live action with slots – and you can even play in VR mode. The game revolves around a classic treasure hunt on a giant wall with 70 moveable stones. Slot-style features like prize drops add to the excitement and there is the potential for the rewards to really stack up.
Deal or No Deal
20 years ago, every corner of the globe was going mad over Deal or No Deal, and it remains one of the Netherlands most famous contributions to world culture. We all know how the game works, and it is something that slots effortlessly into today’s live casino format. The online version is actually slightly different to the TV game, featuring an extra qualifying round with a large vertical wheel that also sets the maximum prize. But once you get into the main game, it comes down to you, a briefcase and that immortal question from the banker. Deal or No Deal?
The Price is Right
We could not leave the world of game shows without a mention for the Granddaddy of them all. The Price is Right made its debut in 1956 and it is fair to say TV has never been the same since. Like Family Feud, there are lots of Price is Right inspired games out there. If you are just in it for the fun and perhaps a hit of nostalgia, then the free Plinko Pegs version is a great choice that will keep you entertained all evening.