Travel Apps :: Mad Libs

jetsetter travel flash sale appNot Just for KidsIn this post I'm going to talk about the kids word game Mad Libs, and yes, as an adult, it's still one of my all-time favorite games. Now there's an app for that.

The Best Game Ever If you've never heard of Mad Libs it's a smart game requiring you to fill in a series of verbs, adjectives and adverbs, which it then takes and inserts into a short story. You then read the finished product aloud and {hopefully} laugh at how the random words you selected make the story a little zany. Sound smart? It is. Sound fun? It is. Sound like a fun game to play on the plane by yourself or with others {including kids}? It is. Would you have got an A in high school English if you played this at the beginning of every class? Yes.

A Test Run I just played one of the vacation-themed games from the free app and here is the story, which I was also able to email myself {bonus}: HOW TO ENJOY YOURSELF ON THE BEACH When you go to the beach, you must take along a big blanket, a thermos bottle full of soy sauce {TYPE OF LIQUID}, lots of suntan smelly feet {SOMETHING ICKY}, and a couple of folding credenzas {PIECE OF FURNITURE (PLURAL)}. Then you put on your pantyhose {ARTICLE OF CLOTHING} so you can get a beautiful charcoal {COLOR} to last you all summer. You also should have a big hat to keep the sun off your big toe nail {PART OF THE BODY}. If you want exercise, you can find some boxes {PLURAL NOUN} to play volleyball with. Volleyball is America’s favorite shiny {ADJECTIVE} game. You can also bring a/an amazing {ADJECTIVE} lunch, such as hard-boiled dail-up internet {PLURAL NOUN}, a few crocodile {ANIMAL} sandwiches with mustard, and some bottles of redonculous {SILLY WORD} cola. If you remember all of the above and get a place near a/an checkered {ADJECTIVE} lifeguard, you can sunbathe boldly {ADVERB} all day.


  • Free {but fancier paid versions available for word-game enthusiasts}
  • Works with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

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