Tricky Twists Ties Mobile Gamers Up In Knots


For a group game that leaves everyone laughing and possibly in need of a chiropractor, it’s hard to beat Twister™. However, it’s not always convenient to play – most people don’t carry it around with them, and sometimes space is limited.

Mobile Mesh Games aims to offer a solution with their debut game Tricky Twists. The app is a variation on the base concept of the old family favorite, one which allows large groups to participate in a whole new way.


Gone is the era of four players attempting to put hands and feet on dots of four different colors. Tricky Twists has literally no limit to the number of players, so long as everyone is in the same room – it doesn’t even require an internet connection. One person is the host, who installs the app and sets up the game; the host inputs the names of players and assigns them colors. Once everyone has been added, the game begins.

The app randomly selects a player, who is given a color and a part of their body. Rather than just hands and feet, Tricky Twists also includes noses, chins, and other appendages which must be positioned to touch their smartphone whenever their color is selected. The challenge is to see how many twists can be created before everyone falls down.

Tricky Twists is a free app, available from both the App Store and the Google Play Store. The cross-platform play allows everyone to participate regardless of which phone they have, or even if they don’t have one at all. As long as at least one person has the app and can host the game, the game works. Check out what else Mobile Mesh Games has planned via their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Laura, to borrow a phrase from Metal Gear Solid 3, has one good eye and can still fire a gun. She refers to herself as a "video dame," and has been an avid gamer on various platforms since she first picked up a Pong controller over 30 years ago. She takes great delight in explaining different games to her husband.