Pinoy Henyo is probably one of the popular and most awaited segments in Eat Bulaga just next to Juan for All, All for Juan. The good news is it is now available to smartphone users. You can get the Pinoy Henyo app for free on your iPhone, iPad, and on your android devices so you can play Eat Bulaga’s popular classic game segment anywhere.
The game was created and popularized by the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga. One of the pillars of the show, Joey de Leon named the game “Pambasang Laro ng Bayan.”
The reason is simple, every time there is a parlor game, Christmas party, birthday party, or team building, it is pretty sure that Pinoy Henyo is one of the games.
Pinoy Henyo Game Mechanics
I suppose you already knew how the Pinoy Henyo game works. But for those new to playing the game, there shall be at least 2 players, one Guesser and one Responder.
There is a slight difference when playing this game since this is on the smartphone as compared to the original Pinoy Henyo game in Eat Bulaga.
The Guesser will need to hold the smartphone where the screen faces the Responder. It is very important for the Guesser not to see the screen.
The guesser will then try to guess the word on the screen. He/she needs to ask questions based on different major categories.
Contestants have two minutes each turn to guess the word. The timer stops when the participants guessed the correct word. If all contestants got the henyo word correctly, the fastest pair wins the game.
Pinoy Henyo Categories and Subcategories
There are so many categories and sub-categories. The guesser needs to prioritize when asking the responder appropriate category so their team will guess the word the fastest time. On the other hand, the responder shall only answer Yes (oo), No (hindi), and Maybe (pwede). Some of the major Pinoy Henyo categories are the following:
- Human/person (tao)
- Animal (hayop)
- Things (bagay)
- Place (Lugar)
- Food (pagkain)
Some of the Subcategories are the following:
- Hero, President, Politician
- 2 legs, 4 legs, flying, swimming, land, sea, breed, Zoo
- bag, bahay, wallet, appliances
- Philippines, Province, City, Visayas, Luzon, Mindanao, local, international
- Fruits, soup, may sabaw, prito, dry
As an example. If the word falls under the “HUMAN” (TAO) category. The guessers can ask sub-categories such as hero, president, politician, part of the body, local or international celebrity.
Another example is if the word falls under the “Hayop” (animal) category. The guesser can ask sub-categories such as if it has 4 legs, or 2 legs. He/she can add if the animal is flying, found on the farm, found in the zoo, or in the wild.
Pinoy Henyo is available on iPhone, or Android Devices
For iPhone or iOS users, open your App Store on your device then search for the “Henyo Trainer” game. Hit the “Get” button to install it on your device.
For Android users, open the Play Store app on your device. Type the Pinoy Henyo in the search bar then hit search. In the list of choices, select your preferred version. Afterward, hit the “Install” button to run it on your android phone.
Note: Some are premium apps that you need to purchase while some are free. Surprisingly, there are a lot of Pinoy Henyo versions in the Play Store. Select whichever you prefer.
About the Henyo Trainer (for iOS/iPhone Users)
Volenday LLC developed the “Henyo Trainer” trivia game app. This word-guessing game app is inspired by Pinoy Henyo. This is only available to iOS users.
Henyo Trainer has lots of random trivia words in its default database. You can choose custom words if you want your own word to be guessed, by contestants. Like the one below:
There is a “Your Own Word” feature that allows you to type in your custom word and also select which category the word falls under. To add a unique word, just hit “Your Own Word.” Enter the word of choice and select the category. Afterward, hit “OK” on the screen.
The default timer is around 2 minutes. However, under the “Time Challenge” option, you can set the limit to as short as 15 seconds and as long as 3 minutes. This probably depends on your perception of how difficult to guess the word is.