Friendstrap's review

    Published: 2014-01-13, by Peter Warrior.

    A two players on one device offline game to break the ice

    • Free, no ads, no in-app purchases
    • It could be even more awesome with little more effort

    "The art of small talking"

    Friendstrap starts with a very simple and easy to understand premise: you and the other player, who might well be a complete unknown or your current lover, including everything betwixt, hold the device from each side. The first to release it loses the game unless it is vibing at the moment.

    In the meanwhile, a conversation topic will be presented, hoping that players start talking about it. That's it. Nothing else.

    It could have more topics akin to "truth or dare", or at least different game modes ranging from small talk to break the ice with unknown people to lovers' foreplay with kinky bets in play. Likewise, topics presented could be more elaborate than mere random phrases, perhaps something more guided as "name your favorite film", or "I never ever" or something like that. This is a very polite game.

    And as it's as original, it'd be even greater if it was even more original and added non-usual elements to the mix, such as random pics taken by the built in camera, sound recording or some sort of voice commands. These suggestions are beyond this game's reach, but we were told there's no harm in asking.

    In brief, the "let go and lose" gameplay is awesome and a great idea to give that little and shy smartphone of yours a chance to be part of your real, tête a tête social life. Perhaps it leaves too much on players rather than actually conducting the game and it could be a far more creative game, but it's for free, and we're sure it won't bother you having it installed. Just in case.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Jan 13, 2014


    Friendstrap is a two-player game and ice breaker. While you and another person hold on to the phone for as long as you can, unusual conversation topics come by, ranging from the weather to what happens in the bedroom. But if you let go, you lose.

    With more than 1,000+ topics to talk about, hold on for minutes, hours, or days.

    A small gift by Game Oven.

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