Appdicted: 1 2 3

photo 5 (5)This app is humiliatingly fun, Fangirls. You know that type of fun. Like you’re being roasted or something. It’s a brilliantly simple idea for a game. Take three numbers (1, 2, 3) and put them together in easy equations. Add in a timer, a snarky laughing dog, and you’ve got an app that I can’t stop playing.

It’s that perfect “I can do better” sort of mentality that gets you hooked on this game. You get embarrassed that you couldn’t add or subtract an equation like that, so you go again for another round to prove to yourself that you aren’t that stupid. It’s a brilliant idea, really. And it’s actually a lot of fun. I find myself narrating everything I’m doing, calling out all the equations, quickly shouting my answer. Because the louder I talk the quicker a more accurate answer will come to me, of course.

So the game is simple enough. You’re given your first equation, usually a very simple one like 1 + 1 or 2 – 1, something like that. Answer that, and take as much time as you 1 (9)The next question, though, and all that follow are timed. They’ll get increasingly more complicated, and the timer will run faster. Amount of time you have is shown in the bars of the three answers, the pink color will shrink as your time runs out to answer the question.

photo 2 (10)These questions really aren’t that hard, the game just perfectly uses time as a scare tactic. You get freaked out by how little time you have that you can’t seem to figure out the answer to 3 – 2. Though as each question passes, more will be included in your question and you’ll have to think fast to make multiple additions or subtractions.

photo 3 (9)When you answer incorrectly, a high pitched voice will laugh at your, mumbling in disbelief that you got that question wrong. You will feel judged, and hit the play button to go on to another round, sticking it to this little dog when you make it one score higher than before. Hah!

photo 4 (7)All in all, this game is some good fun. Never before has 1st grade math made you feel so introspective about your own intelligence. And never before has that been so fun.

So get to downloading, Fangirls! Prove to that know it all little dog that no matter the combination, you are a master of 1, 2, and 3.

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