Bingo Treasure Quest – Paradise Island Riches

best bingo appDeveloper: Beautiful Bingo Games by Difference Games LLC

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free download and play with in-app purchases


For bingo games in app form, Bingo Quest has released a variety of versions with the latest release being Paradise Island Riches. This is my first go around with a bingo game app so I was enthusiastic yet slightly skeptical as I have never been a big fan of bingo. If you have never played any of the Bingo Quest apps, consider this bingo with a twist.

Playing Bingo Treasure Quest

best bingo gameThis is not your typical bingo environment where you are playing against others but rather an adventure of sorts. Hence, the name quest. There is no registration necessary unless you want to utilize Facebook. You can choose to play a two card or four card format. As a beginner, I would recommend the two card lineup as the four card is pretty intense to keep up with. If a number is called on your any of your cards, use your finger as the dauber. The game is scored in a typical manner whereas Bingo can only be achieved in, up, down, and diagonal rows. You can score multiple bingos on each card. Each time you score “Bingo,” don’t yell “BINGO!” The caller will do that for you and it will be shown on your card as you continue to play.

free bingo games for funTurn your volume up to an acceptable level to hear numbers called or you can view called numbers as they scroll across the top of the screen. The numbers do move fast so I would recommend the volume on if you aren’t trying to play this at work. Plus, the bingo caller is a women’s soothing voice. You can also change the speed by which numbers are called under the settings option. Additionally, you will have a minute and the end of the round to check your numbers. The called numbers are recorded in the right hand margin. Collect keys, puzzle pieces, coins on the bingo card as your numbers are called. Keys will unlock treasure chests to coins, puzzle pieces, and treasures to advance in your quest. You will get to keep anything you accrue during the round whether or not you achieve a bingo or more so don’t be discouraged if it’s not looking too good as the game is concluding. However, the more bingo scores you tally will help you level up and continue on.

Final Thoughts

This app is well developed for a bingo game, and I see the value in it based on its popularity of previous releases. I like the uniqueness and am always a big fan of the adventure games where you just can’t put the game down until you beat the next level. I can’t forget to mention the fact that the app does contain ads but they are tolerable so enjoy this Bingo app and game at your leisure.

Best Recipe Apps for Your Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker

Whether you are craving a succulent, fast meal or a delicious dish cooked over time while you are away or at work, we have found a couple of cooker apps to help your cause. Of course, you must own a pressure cooker and/or a crock pot (slow cooker) to even attempt these recipes, so either buck up and purchase these cookers or orchestrate an elaborate borrowing scheme like friends or co-workers who borrow something from you and then don’t offer to return the item(s) until you ask, or they conveniently forget to return the loaned goods. Anyway, read further below for our suggestions for simple cooking apps which will add to your culinary prowess.


best instant pot recipesInstant Pot Recipes

Developer: Free Recipes Apps

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free


If you are looking for the best instant pot recipes for your best pressure cooker apppressure cooker, give this app a go. After a quick download process, you will be greeted with a home screen picturing all the pressure cooker recipes offered. I must warn you as the illustrations will provide for immediate hunger. I would be alarmed if you don’t find something to your liking so when you do, tap the picture and the next screen contains all the details from cooking time, number of servings, ingredients, and other necessary supplemental instructions. The recipe screen also incorporates a slow motion camera effect of the dish which is alluring in itself. Feel free to share a recipe with friends and family or add to your favorites and save for a later date.

This app does contain ads which is to be expected for a free cooking app. Look forward to more recipes from the app in future releases. This is only version 1.0 so more tasty and instant pot recipes are on the horizon.


best slow cooker recipesYummy Slow Cooker Recipes

Developer: Creative Apps, Inc

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free


Slow cooker or crock pot recipes are more up my alley which is why this app comes with a sincere recommendation. This app offers approximately 500 slow cooker recipes which are categorized by dish type or ethnicity which you will immediately notice when opening the app. Dishes and meals range from chili, casseroles, sides, desserts, Italian, Mexican, soups, sauces, and more. I am confident you will find an appealing recipe and probably more than one. Realize most of these mealtimes are much longer than that of a pressure cooker.  Prepare the recipe as detailed in the ingredients and directions and allow patience for yourself and let the crock pot do the work. I must also mention the shopping list feature this app offers. You can simply tap the grocery cart icon when viewing a list of ingredients to add to your shopping list. I can’t count how many times I have made multiple trips to the grocery store for the prep of one meal which is probably why I am not allowed to perform grocery shopping in general.

Not only will your house be filled with fragrant aromas of the particular recipe, but slow cooked dishes are commonly more flavorful. Your patience will be rewarded with the help of this app’s recipes. Remove the ads and unlock additional recipes by purchasing the pro version for $1.99. You won’t regret it.

Golden Volunteer Opportunities – Giving Back Made Easy

Developer – 1 Inc.

Price – Free or Volunteers, Refer to their site for organization payments as payment may be free.

We recently featured an app that helps those users in need (SPA Suicide Prevention App). Following the helping theme, today we decided to feature an app that allows users to help others in need. Golden Volunteer Opportunities is the online yellow pages for volunteer services.  The app requires the typical email and username credentials for creating an account and requires your zip code to sort listings by “closest to you”.  Like most of us, myself included, we associate volunteering to a small window of activities like working at a soup kitchen or adopting a highway.  We are probably less likely to volunteer if our idea of opportunities doesn’t meet our own skill set or your interests. We believe in order to provide the best service and to encourage retention, a volunteer really needs to enjoy the work and find it rewarding. This is where Golden Volunteer Opportunities comes in.  Set your search parameters for when you are available, travel distance, and type of activates you enjoy and the app does the rest by populating opportunities for you to give back.

Like all great apps, it is easy to use, quick to log in, free (for volunteers and many organizations) and direct to the point. The privacy policy is standard as they don’t sell or trade any information you provide.  All information provided is used to help provide you and the app the best services possible.  They will use your email for mailings but do offer an easy opt out.  There complete privacy policy can be found here.

If you have an organization that you do enjoy working with and they aren’t on the app, use the “treasure hunt” feature to contact Golden Volunteer Opportunities to recommend your favorite organization. They will schedule a short phone call to gather information and get your organization on the Golden Volunteer Opportunities app.

I entered all of information and was disappointed to find out there were no opportunities in my area. I used this notice as motivation to utilize the “treasure hunt” feature and recommend organizations that could benefit from Golden Volunteer Opportunities services.  I believe recommending organizations has the potential of providing more help to my community then I can do by myself volunteering.  I will continue to check the app periodically and will take it the upon myself to promote the service as much as possible as I truly believe we live in a period of history where people want to do good and share as much as practical and just finding those opportunities to give back is sometimes the hardest part.

Medieval Life

medieval life appDeveloper: Alphaquest Game Studio

Rating: Teen

Price: Free, in-app purchases

Medieval Life is a cute game with a rather simple premise. As the name suggests, you get to enjoy medieval life in any way that you see fit. The experience is really enticing and fun, but the best part is that you can create your own castle, customize the interior and also see how the scenery, day and nigh as well as other changes can influence your castle and the people in it.

It’s nice to see that you can create your own castle, and you can also travel around the world as you try to hunt a variety of mythical creatures and enjoy a unique set of challenges that may come your way. It’s safe to say that Medieval Life is quite demanding and sometimes even increasingly challenging. The best part about this game is that you do have 8 different castles. That does get to make the gameplay more distinct and fun, which is exactly what you want to take into consideration in here.

medieval life simulation gameAnd yes, you also need to think about the multiple customization options. The title has around 150 customizations that you like a lot, and you certainly want to use this approach to your advantage. The thing to keep in mind here is that you do have multiple quests in the world. As a result, visiting new locations can open up new quests and other cool stuff for you to enjoy. It’s definitely going to get a lot more interesting and fun, which is exactly the thing you need from a game like this.

Medieval Life isn’t only a simple game, it’s also a challenging one at times as well. You do have 9 weapons with various attributes, so you can eliminate your enemies and enjoy the experience the best way you can. Capturing all the legendary creatures in the game isn’t a simple feat, but you have to do it and it can get really fun as you play.

medieval gamesYet that’s the thing that you will love with Medieval Life. It always manages to evolve and it can definitely bring in front some nifty solutions to all the problems that you encounter! I also liked the fact that you can bet in the Frostland Tavern, that’s a nice mini-game which does make sense in the overall ark of the title.

Moreover, it’s nice to see that you can set traps and you can also explore the world bit by bit if you so desire. It’s one of those things that do make a lot of sense for you and which can be incredibly fun all the time. You are definitely going to enjoy the Medieval Life simulation presented here. It’s a blend between interesting and cartoony, which is really cool. But the best part is that the game is really funny, and it always tries to be better and better. That’s why you want to try it out, because it’s fun and it always offers you something cool to do. Medieval Life is a great simulator, and it’s offering you a great blend of tycoon and RPG.


World Cup 2018 App

fifa world cup appDeveloper: Tupple Apps

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free


With one of the biggest sporting events on the horizon (and no, I am not referring to the Winter Olympics), I am getting amped for the World Cup in Russia this year. The United States has choked themselves out of this year’s groupings, but that only takes away some of the excitement I would typically expect or suffering I would endure if they did qualify. All of the world’s best players isolate themselves from their ever so profitable club teams to play for their native countries. Who will be the Cinderella story this year? Will the likes of the typical favorites Brazil or Germany prevail? Who knows and this is what makes the anticipation so exciting. With this being said, I have been perusing some apps in advance of this historical event looking for the best World Cup app and have scored World Cup 2018. There are several apps with this same name so pay attention to the developer referenced above to download the correct app (as I see it).

best world cup appThis app has all I need and then some aside from the ad ribbon at the bottom of the screen. Make sure you select your appropriate time zone by clicking on the globe/clock icon. All of the matches are already listed in the order to be played so scout out some of your favorite teams or even find some early round rivalries. The Portugal vs Spain matchup seems like it’s going to be well contested match taking place in the first couple days of the tournament. Beyond the home screen, tap the soccer ball button (or menu, in this case) and you can select from more listings such as Groups, Teams, Favorites, Stadiums, and News. I found the Stadium feature to be very unique with this app’s offering. You can check out all the venues and there is all sorts of interesting information provided about the site to include capacity, matches being held there, and particular information about the city the stadium resides in.

fifa appsFor an event which only occurs once every four years, I encourage all fans to start getting pumped for what’s going to go down starting in mid-June in Russia. I can say after I downloaded this app and read a couple of features news articles, my enthusiasm has already risen.

Adidas – Sports and Style App

adidas appsDeveloper: Adidas

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free

 Among all the popular brands of attire especially as it relates to sports, Adidas is my favorite and first choice. I own many articles of clothing and sneakers of their product offerings. The Adidas – Sports and Style app has just made my life a little easier and perhaps, costlier. As you would assume, the app is rising in popularity among the apps Adidas offers.

adidas shoesThe app is simple in its format. The home page features offerings such as newly released apparel and other highlights such as their recently established sponsorship of the NHL for the 2017-18 season. You might even get a glimpse of the new Yeezy line. The real “meat and potatoes” of the app lies in the shopping. Tap the shoe icon, and you can shop for shoes, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Each category can be further refined for your particular interest or use the search option if you have some keywords in mind. There is an extensive list of shoe offerings, but probably not as expansive and diverse as other shopping apps for shoes or should I say “sneakers.” My bias is towards shoes, but I would encourage you to browse through the apparel and accessories. There is a nice presentation of hoodie offerings (also an apparel preference of mine). You adidas app downloadprobably won’t find a lot of draw dropping deals or discounts, but I imagine you will find something(s) you just can’t pass up, and items which will never make it to the store or outlet mall. You will be required to log in or register to purchase items and enable full access to the app. There are no pop-up or annoying ads as the Adidas brand pretty much sells itself.

In conclusion, if you are an Adidas aficionado like myself or a shopaholic, in general, you may find yourself spending a lot of time browsing the product selection as the variety is outstanding. Frankly, I am going to conclude this article at this point as I don’t feel it is necessitated to exhaust anymore effort to market for them without being on their payroll. Happy Shopping!

Snow Trial – Winter Game App

snow trial appDeveloper: FunGenerationLab

Rating: Everyone

Price: Free


For those of us who reside in the northern hemisphere, we are enduring winter. When you think of winter, you obviously think of cold and snow which is what has motivated me to download Snow Trial. This app is a mobile game for those who may just want to kill some time or may be ski and/or snowboarding enthusiasts. As you can now gather as to what the game entails, let me delve into it a little more.

winter game appGame Play

No registration is required to play so you are ready to play immediately after installing the app. You can chose from a skier or snowboarder and male or female character. It’s a landscape format game where your thumbs do all the work. The left control rotates your player to help maintain balance and the right controls your acceleration and breaking. The races are relatively easy at first and most courses are pretty short in length so you can really burn through some races in a little amount of down time or while your wife complains about menial work problems. Don’t get too carried away with speed, otherwise, you snow appmay end up in a faceplant and will be forced to restart. Races are categorized as easy, medium, and hard. Each race is timed and the object is to collect coins and coin chests along the way. You can use the coins to unlock more characters and you will also unlock characters as you progress. Coins can also be gathered through miscellaneous achievements so make sure you tap the achievements button to check your status. Once you elevate your status to Level 2, multiplayer racing is unlocked to add another element of competition. Keep on plowing through races and courses and make a name for yourself.

In summation, Snow Trial is a decent mobile game app. It has its unique characteristics and is well developed.  The only knock is the advertisements which you are blasted with after almost every race. Ads are commonplace amongst free apps so you get what you pay for or lack thereof.

Arena of Valor – MOBA Game

arena of valor downloadDeveloper: Tencent Games

Rating: Teen

Price: Free, in-app purchases.

MOBA (Multi-Player Online Battle Arena) games are very popular right now, and Arena of Valor is one title that tries to bring in an interesting approach when it comes to that particular genre. And, in many ways, it does a very successful job at that.

best MOBA gameRight away, you will see that Arena of Valor is a very distinct and fun game for you to play. Not only that, but it’s also created with the idea that you have a 3-lane arena to explore and that’s it. The game does a very good job at bringing in front an intuitive gameplay, but the strategies are in your hands.

And that’s the cool thing here. Arena of Valor has 40+ heroes and it always receives updates with new heroes and skills. As you can imagine, each hero comes with its own skills, and it does get better and better all the time, which is really fun. You can create a team that include support, marksmen, mages, assassins and warriors if you want too. The great part about the game is that it always makes it easy for you to experience the game in any way you want.

arena of valor charactersAside from the regular 5v5 which is the core MOBA experience, Arena of Valor also goes on a rather interesting path. Basically, it allows you to play 3v3 and even 1v1 if you want. This does bring in front quite a nifty and funny experience. And yes, the game does get better and better the more you play this type of mode. It’s also designed with efficiency and value in mind, which is exactly what you want here.

Based on my experience, you don’t have to wait a lot of time for matches. The games load up fast and finding matches can be pretty good. Yet what I like the most is that the matches are not that long. It’s always important to play shorter matches instead of wasting a lot of time on a single match. The Arena of Valor developers know that, and that’s the thing which makes the title so much better than before.

Joining up your friends in team battles is really good, but you can also play with random people from all over the world. I am a fan of the customization and monetization aspect here. They don’t have skills to pay for, instead you just pay for customizations and skins. That’s fair, and it’s a good monetization system that you can rarely see in games like this. Which is a shame, because something like this is what makes a lot of sense in the gaming community.

Graphically, Arena of Valor also looks nice. It’s not the ultimate MOBA from a visual standpoint, but it does look great and it brings in front a rather nifty value as a whole. I particularly like it because it delivers a fun experience as a whole and it’s quite fun to play all the time. You will be very impressed when it comes to playing the game, and this will certainly offer you a lot of fun.


Dash Quest – Auto Running Meets RPG

Developer – Tiny Titan Studios

Price – Free with in app purchases

Dash Quest The Quick Rundown

Dash Quest Heroes is a new game released for both Android and iOS, but the thing that makes it so good is the fact that this is an auto runner with a lot of class. Basically, it’s an automatic running game that also has a lot of RPG elements. The 16-bit graphics and soundtrack add up to deliver a really good, immersive experience.

At its core, the game is just a 3-lane auto runner. You need to control the action from above and the hero can be controlled simply by swiping on your screen. It’s a really convenient experience and that does work very well.

Also, it’s nice that you can tap left to use the sword and if you tap right you will block any attacks. Since this is an RPG, you will see that the game allows you to learn new skills, acquire better equipment and so on.

Dash Quest Gamplay

The gameplay is very convenient and fun. Of course, you get to explore new locations all the time, and the best part is that your character also grows and evolves the more you play. Basically, you can unlock new adventurers, classes and so on. And the hero you choose has 200 skills that span over 50 levels. There’s a ton of content to be had here, and the best part is that you do have tons of enemies as well.

But why would you improve your skill? Well, there’s a very important reason, and that would be “bosses”. There are lots of boss battles in the game, and these will test all your resilience, power and focus. It can be very hard to prepare for any boss that may appear, but that’s the thing that makes the game stand out. Not only is it very fun, but it also brings in front that sense of challenge that you can rarely find in the case of many games nowadays.

Dash Quest – The Extras

I also like the fact that this game has some interesting mini-games. If you get tired of the regular gameplay, you can enjoy stuff like archery, fishing, mine cart madness and so on. All these things can be a distraction from the main quest, but they are actually a ton of fun.

There are online leaderboards too, so if you are competitive you will definitely want to check those out. But you aren’t required to become the best here. You just have to play the way you want and enjoy the experience, so there’s no pressure there.

It’s the customization and power-ups that will make you come back again and again. There are always new things to find out and you are free to change your hero’s visuals in any way you see fit. There’s no real restriction in this regard, and that’s maybe what makes the game so good to begin with.

Dash Quest Final Thoughts

So, Dash Quest Heroes is indeed a very fun game. The combination of a 16-bit RPG with other similar game types is really interesting, and it does certainly bring in front some nifty opportunities for you to explore. Overall, Dash Quest Heroes comes as a recommended game, especially if you are a fan of exploration, RPG elements and adventuring!

Injustice 2 – Be a DC Hero

Developer – Warner Bros

Price – Free with in app purchases

Injustice 2 – Fight All the DC Characters

Injustice 2 is one of the latest fighting games on mobile. What makes it stand out is that it features a huge variety of DC heroes, so you can easily fight with or against some of your favorite superheroes out there. Some good examples are Superman, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman and many others. The thing to note here is this game is all about 3v3 battles.

You select a crew of 3 heroes you can use to battle an enemy crew of 3 villains/heroes. The thing to note here is each one of the heroes has his/her own attacks and special powers. Not only that, but you can easily collect gear for your champion and you can enter a variety of PVP battles. This seems simple in the beginning, but it does bring in front lots of cool ideas and moments for you to explore.

On top of that, Injustice 2 does a very good job when it comes to adding a stellar combo system. There are lots of combos you can unlock based on the hero you choose. You can also use the special hero attacks to create powerful combos which will end up eliminating your enemies very fast.

The gear received in Injustice 2 is actually quite good. I was very impressed with how varied it is, yet at the same time it still retains the same kind of experience  you would desire to have from a game like this.

Injustice 2 – Story Line

The story in this game is very good too. They have a similar story and idea when compared to the previous game, and they did a very good job at bringing in some nice graphics too. Basically, Injustice 2 offers an astonishing game experience rivaling console quality experiences. It really goes to show just how impressive the game gets to be most of the time, and this certainly says a lot.

When it comes to the online games, I found Injustice 2 does a very good job at making the experience pretty fair. The servers do need a bit of work from time to time, but I found it to be really enticing and fun for sure. It’s one of those things which will be accessible for you and in the end, it’s just a really good game play experience.

Of course, if you want the game to be competitive, Injustice 2 can be like that for you. While you can play against the A.I., the major experience comes from fighting other people. The simple fact that you can switch through 3 heroes is very good.

But yes, it all comes down to how you use them which is the strategic part and can be difficult. Yet as long as you take your time and try to shape a great time, the gameplay will only get better. Thankfully, there are no restrictions when it comes to the way you play. And yes, there are lots of characters to unlock, as well, which makes the game extremely entertaining. It’s certainly worth your time, so try it out!




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