Jul. 18, 2011 at 12:17pmGot Antiques?

Play the game....

By Judith Spitzer

I finally tried the Antiques Roadshow App on my iPad this weekend.

Whether you’re a fan of the television series on Monday nights or whether you just love antiques – you’ll love this game! It’s available for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch.

It is soooo fun. The game takes you to several cities from Los Angeles to Denver to Chicago and several others where you choose from three different antiques venues in that city.

There are a number of different challenge scenarios where you can appraise different items based on its history and perceived value just like on the television show. You can collect and store hundreds of virtual antiques based on images of real objects and actual values. So it’s like you’re giving your guess as appraisal value and then the Roadshow experts come in and say what the real value is.

If your appraisal matches theirs you get extra points. You might say you’re in training to become an antiques dealer. New collectibles from different cities are added regularly.

Apparently expert players can unlock a free play mode and scoop up extra rare items for their treasure chest. I guess I’m still in the novice mode because I haven’t unlocked anything yet! But I did rack up over 150,000 points! Yeah me. 

Oh and p.s. … you can choose whether or not you listen to the Antiques Roadshow theme in the background.

Check it out at the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore

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