Ever since the first iPhone was released in 2007, games have been a staple of smartphones and tablets. The touchscreen combined with fast processors makes them ideal devices for casual games.
Most games for phones and tablets are designed for easy pickup and tend to be highly addictive. Some of the most fun games for phones and tablets are:
Candy Crush Saga
With nearly 500M installs, Candy Crush Saga isn’t just a game, it is a cultural phenomenon. The game, which is a variation of classic Bejeweled, involves matching three tiles of similarly shaped candies. The colorful, whimsical design is loved throughout the world, and even propelled King, the game’s maker, to an IPO!
Another fun game that has crossed the line to become a cultural phenomenon. Angry Birds (and its several sequels) has a simple gameplay – players drag a bird and use it to attack pigs (who’ve stolen the birds’ eggs). Cute characters and compelling gameplay have helped the game earn over 500M installs worldwide.
One of the first ‘endless runners’, Temple Run is addictively fun to play. Players guide an adventurer through a lost ancient cityscape as he dodges fire, deep chasms and unstable bridges, all the while being pursued by a monster.
Awarded the “Most Played Game of 2014” by the Google Play store, 2048 is a deliciously simple, yet extremely addictive game. Players have to drag tiles bearing a progression of numbers starting from 2. If the tiles match, they combine together to create larger number (2 + 2 makes 4, 4 and 4 makes 8, etc.). The game, and its various clones, have been downloaded over 100M times on Google Play alone.
Some of these games have been around for several years. Others, like 2048 are relatively new. Yet, they continue to tank among the most fun games for phones and tablets.