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Top 5 iPad Pass-And-Play Games

Best of the hotseat multiplayer games on iPad

While asynchronous online modes have made the concept of gaming with people in the same room - or even the same building - seem positively quaint, we at Qi still have a soft spot for offline multiplayer.

Few can deny the delights of cramming three friends around your gadget for some fist-waving, frustration-laden, old skool pass-the-handset action, but which are the best hotseat games on iPad?

Fortunately, Qi has the answer in this rundown of the Top 5 pass-and-play games on iPad.

So, grab your tablet, rustle up a few friends, and prepare to take your turn with these sociable slate-based offerings.

This expertly crafted boardgame conversion supports up to 5-player pass-and-play, making it the perfect app for social gamers and railway enthusiasts alike. Lay tracks, complete fares, block opponents, and be the first to make it to your destination on time. Grab your pals and climb aboard the Entertainment Express!
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9.4
Instead of inviting you to get behind the wheel of a souped-up supercar and steer your way to the chequered flag, RedLynx challenges you and a nearby buddy to draw - yes, draw - an impeccable racing line. Speed is governed by the force of your sketching finger, lending new meaning to the phrase 'slippery turns'.
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9.3
Boasting handsome high-definition graphics for its iPad incarnation, PopCap's puzzling phenomenon is perfect for local duels. Launch your ball with pinpoint accuracy, then sit back and admire the stylish / jammy ricochets, as pegs disappear left, right, and left again. Then, pass the tablet to your friend, and try to put them off by explaining the origins of Arkanoid.
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9.3
The premise behind the award-winning Carcassonne is straightforward: build a medieval landscape (tile by tile), claim landmarks with your followers, and score points. Bam! Rather annoyingly, though, other players are out to do the same. Haruuuuumppph.
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9.1
You may not know this, but the most popular Scrabble-alike on the App Store also happens to support local multiplayer. Challenging friends and loved ones to a test of alphabetical dexterity is as enjoyable on the iPad as it is in boardgame form. Plus, it's much more difficult to lose the tiles under the sofa.
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8.5
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