Playing Games with Friends in Your iPad Game Center

Your iPad 2 comes with the Game Center app installed so you can use your iPad to play games with friends. After you have added a friend and both of you have downloaded the same game, you're ready to play. The rules of play are different for each game, but here are the basic steps for getting a game going:

1

Tap the Game Center app icon on the Home Screen.

The Game Center opens.

2

Enter your email and password.

You can play Game Center games with anyone who has an Apple ID and an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

3

Tap the Friends button on the bottom of the screen.

The Friends page appears.

4

Tap the name of the friend you want to play and then tap the name of a game you have in common.

At this point, some games offer you an invitation to send to the friend; if so, wait for your friend to respond, which they do by tapping Accept or Decline on their device. The game should appear on your screen.

5

Tap Play to start playing.

When you're done playing, tap either Friend or Game in Game Center to see your score and your friend's score listed.

If your friends aren't available, you can play a game by tapping its title on the Games page and then tapping Play. You can then compare your scores with others around the world who have also played the game recently.

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