Chapter 18

Playing Games

Get ready to . . .

Open an Account in Game Center

Create a Profile

Add Friends

Purchase and Download Games

Master iPhone Game-Playing Basics

Play Against Yourself

Challenge Friends in Game Center

The iPhone is super for playing games, with its bright screen, portable size, and ability to rotate the screen as you play and track your motions. You can download game apps from the App Store and play them on your device. You can also use the preinstalled Game Center app to help you find and buy games, add friends to play against, share, and track scores.

In this chapter, you get an overview of game playing on your iPhone, including opening a Game Center account, adding a friend, purchasing and downloading games, and playing basic games solo or against friends.

tip_color.eps Of course, you can also download games from the App Store and play them on your iPhone without having to use Game Center. What Game Center provides is a place where you can create a gaming profile, add a list of gaming friends, keep track of and share your scores and perks, and shop for games (and only games) in the App Store, which includes listings of top-rated games and game categories to choose from.

Open an Account in Game Center

1. Using the Game Center app, you can search for and buy games, add friends with whom you can play those games, and keep records of your scores for posterity. ...

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