In 1983 a potent mixture of dark magic, sorcery, voodoo, and star anise was all captured in an 8-ball which then gained the power to grant answers to questions that were stated in a very specific way. With a near 100% success rate people found love, jobs, good places to eat, and the 8-ball gained mythical status. Unfortunately, the 8-ball was then lost forever...

...until now (obviously)! Luckily for you, we've captured all the dark energy from the original artefact, and have injected it into the app you are now downloading.

Typical valid questions include:
- Does [person x] love me?
- Will time travel be possible one day?
- Should I go out for pizza tonight?
- Should I download this app?

Typical invalid questions include:
- How dangerous are bears?
- How can I fly this helicopter?
- Quickly, they're coming!
- Oh no, *gurgling sound*

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

Accessibility updates
- Reduced motion is now used for default animation setting unless changed
- Dynamic fonts used throughout app
- Magical 8 ball accuracy improvements automatically triggered

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

jimi.uke ,

I love this! Don’t change a thing!

When in the course of human events it comes time to ask questions, any questions, the old Magic 8 Ball was the “go too”. Now in the digital age and stuff and room is at a premium, it is great to have the same answers to life’s and the universe’s questions right on your iPhone’s home screen.
I use this so often that I sometimes hear in low murmurs from people around me:
“Hold on, he’s consulting the magic ball.”

It has never steered me wrong, right or left and it is always right where I need it, on my phone, in my pocket, next to my heart.

BUT, It will not be as accurate if you keep shaking it until you get the answer you want. The accuracy goes down below 50%. I live by the creed of one question, one shake and one answer!
I can verify that if used correctly it is at 104% accuracy.

This is so much better, exponentially better than flipping a coin and not as complicated as random numbers.
Often I don’t have a coin and random numbers escape me most times.

Lastly it is against the universal law to Rock-Paper-Scissors with yourself and it doesn’t really answer any questions, it only annoys on lookers and people know you are really crazy.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! I’m so glad you get it - you clearly understand the deep mysteries and intricacies of magic numbered balls. Don’t you change a thing - you do you! 😍😎😊🙌

XxErrATiCxX ,


For the last few years I’ve been feeling like I’ve been getting signs of where my life is gonna go and every time I ask this ball a question about my life the answer is correct. I thought it was a joke but I’ve also been sitting around for about 20 minutes asking dumb questions and if the answer was yes or no the ball knew. Ive changed in a way that almost is schizophrenic so for this to be workin with me asking it trick questions it’s creeping me out

Developer Response ,

Yes, it can be frightening how accurate it is. I’m glad you understand it’s power!

daj265 ,

Like it, but very hard to read

I'm old enough to have lived with the original 8-bit graphics, and very, very little of it was as jagged, pixelated, and hard to read as the font used in this app. It appears the dev has exaggerated the coarseness of the font to tie into the name, much to the detriment of usability. Please Dev, just use a standard font, or at least something more readable. It's the ritual of the 8 ball, not the font, that creates the nostalgia and a positive experience. If you're really that worried about copyright infringement on the 8 ball, use the Helvetica font from the original Macintosh computer, which was an 8-bit system, and readable.

Developer Response ,

Great idea 💡 I’ll look into updating this when I get some time :)


Richard Shilton
37.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Italian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Richie Shilton
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