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I’m snowed in and using that as an excuse to play games on my phone, so I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorites. What do you enjoy playing?
I was first introduced to this game on the Nintendo DS about a billion years ago (give or take a few million years). And I was thrilled when it was brought over to IOS (I even introduced my high school European History class to it). Although it was nice on the DS, I think Civilization Revolution is meant to be an iPhone Game.
The premise is that you’re a word leader (you get to pick which one, I like Cleopatra and Elizabeth I) who is fighting against a whole bunch of other leaders. Of course, time isn’t exactly a thing, which is how Abraham Lincoln can fight Attila the Hun, but it’s not meant to be taken that seriously.
Reigns: Her Majesty
I have a soft spot for roleplay games, because they remind me of choose your own adventure books, but without all the page turning.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Read my full review of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
Continuing on in the tradition of great games and surprisingly enjoyable app versions, Nintendo released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp a few months ago. While it hasn’t yet gotten to the level of obsession that Pokemon Go did, it did become very popular on my college campus.
There’s not much of a storyline so to speak, but it is a great deal of fun nonetheless.
Giant Boulder of Death
You know when you’re having a bad day and you just want to break everything? Well at times like that, I open up Giant Boulder of Death and start wrecking things.
Free on iTunes
I’m not really a huge fan of matching games, and I originally downloaded Mujo because for some reason I thought it would help me study for my Latin class. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. But since I finished Latin almost three years ago, and I’m still playing Mujo, you know it must be a fun game.
Read my full review of Splitter Critters. Overall, it’s a great game and absolutely lives up to the hype (it was game of the year last year!)
Super Mario Run
This is a game that, although its initially free, I did pay for the full update. Why would I pay when I could have free, you ask? Because it’s that good.
It has the same side-scrolling style of earlier Mario games, but with the ability to do everything with one hand. It’s easy to play when you only have a few minutes, perfect for your morning commute or lunch break.
Pac Man is a classic, and it translates well into the mobile interface.
Pro-tip: if you’re playing this in history class your teacher will be so impressed by your ability to argue that Pac Man is, in fact, a history lesson that you won’t get in trouble. (Please note: results are NOT typical.)
This is a fun puzzle game that I stumbled across a while ago, but I didn’t bother buying it until more recently. Its less mindless than most games I play, but there are times when I certainly prefer that.
You know how I keeping saying “I don’t like matching games but….” well here’s another exception. Triple Town is a game that I’ve been playing for YEARS and it never fails to entertain me.
$3.99 on iTunes
Clue is my all time favorite board game. I LOVE it. I have several versions of it lying around my house, including a computer game, a Wii Game (on the original Wii system), and a super cool card game. I’ve also been asking for the Legend of Zelda Clue boardgame for every holiday since it came out.
The best thing about the app is that I can play it without having to sucker someone into playing it with me.
Free on iTunes and Google Play
It’s just cute. Collect the kitties. Love the kitties. Be the kitties.
Alright, I have to be honest with you. It’s been a long time since I regularly played this game. However, when I was playing it regularly (back when the Doctor Strange special event was going on), I was obsessed. I still open it from time to time, and it’s still wonderful.