Before we start talking about our list of Android games, we must acknowledge the fact that mobile gaming has been developing fast and steady over the last few years, especially when compared to previous technologies. If you take a comprehensive look at the marketplace, you will see that Android games have been faring better year on year, and are expected to get even better with the latest versions of Android Nougat and the release of Vulkan API. Many more eye-catching titles expected to come up soon.
This list focuses mainly on the card games with two exceptions that we think are well worth a try.
1. Card Thief
You play the part of a sly thief in this card game where you come across a deck of cards, snuff out torches, hide behind shadows and then do some stealing too.
There’s a treasure load to steal from, and all these stolen items can be exchanged for some powerful equipment cards that help you progress. These cards can be used 3 at a time during a robbery in order to master the art of stealing. You have 4 levels or heists, each more advanced than the other which hone your skills even further. Are you ready to become the card thief king?
Cartoon Network’s adventure-packed card game, Card Wars Kingdom is a beautiful freemium title. To play, users collect cards which consist of various characters and battle their opponents with them.
It gets all the more interesting with advanced mechanics as you level up, and when you play with other players online. The subtle yet peculiar wit in this title adds to the fun.
3. Clash Royale
Counted among the “royalty”, Clash Royale is a popular dueling card game in which players come across character cards from the realm of Clash of Clans.
Many of the game features and technical aspects mirror those found in another popular game, Hearthstone.
Clash Royale is a freemium game with a strong online community. You can simply join a clan of your choice and battle other members.
4. Classic Rummy
Rummy has been a very popular household card game in India for ages, and its recent online presence has been a delightful change to all the rummy buffs. Classic Rummy is a fine example of the move to digital platforms, and one of the most popular online rummy card games on mobile right now. It is played with 2 sets of 52 card decks by 2 to 6 players. Each player is dealt 13 cards that need to be arranged in sequences & sets, and first one to do so wins this Indian Rummy game. You can register and get a Welcome bonus of up to Rs.2000 on first 2 deposits. Players love the rewards, and this app offers a load of them every month!
This kick-starter business has succeeded very well in just a short period of time. ‘Exploding Kittens’ consists of cards with various action items, and the player’s goal is to avoid the Exploding Kitten cards by any means possible. It is a 2-5 player game where every player draws a card from the pile in turns, until someone gets the Exploding Kitten card… this card can only be stopped by the Defuse card. The player who uses the defuse card gets to place the Exploding Kitten card in the pile – wherever they may want to. And, if the player doesn’t have the Defuse card, they’re out of the game right then.
This is a digital strategy card game that does not require any prior knowledge of warcraft or collectible games, and is simple to understand once you start playing. There are a total of 9 Warcraft heroes. You pick one as your character and duel your opponents or play against the computer as well. The players build their decks with powerful cards that are used to cast spells, invoke mystical creatures or even use weapons with supernatural powers, during their respective turns.
This game needs no introduction due to the global popularity it holds across all age groups. And, if you haven’t had the chance to get your hands on this gem yet, here’s a brief.
It is a huge world in which the player needs to clear all hurdles, beat evil guys, build things and of course, do some mining as well. You’ll have 2 modes: survival and creative. In survival mode, you need to carry out all the hard chores, such as mining resources and food, on your own. In creative mode, everything is unlimited. You have updates frequently that open up more interesting prospects in the game. Available on PC and as a console apart from android, you can enjoy Minecraft equally well on all.
This one is yet another awesome title from the Tiny Touch Tales. In the game, players become an apprentice alchemist, with the goal of brewing up potent potions with as little supply (ingredient cards) as you get. Players accumulate points for how they combine the ingredient cards keeping in mind the requirement and preferences of their customer. So, their success depends on how smartly they stabilize the use of expensive potions with other bad ingredients too, because not all the ingredients they get are from the good lot.
It is the first puzzle game to become a huge hit on mobile. Still one of the top puzzle games on android, The Room series has a total of 4 puzzles all of which are equally outstanding.
Also an escape game, it involves multiple rooms each filled with strange items. You decode the riddles along to way to reach to the next object, and then when you are done with one room, you move to the next. As you keep progressing, you come across more difficult riddles or objects to uncover.
10. Triple Triad
This card game is a piece of the original Final Fantasy VIII game, and is free through the Final Fantasy Portal app on both iOS and Android.
The goal in this game is to acquire the highest number of cards at the end of the game. Sort of like a duel, you have to play against the other player. Each player gets five cards with different powers that must be used to beat the opposing card. The player with most cards in the end wins. Although simple and quick, this free game is a treasure for the Final Fantasy fanatics.
So, those are some great card games you can go and play right now on your android devices.