Mobile gaming shouldn’t always just be a solo affair with the gamer hunched over his/her smartphone or tablet. Between traditional party games, board games, ports and even slick action dueling games, there’s a variety of games that are all about having fun with a group of friends.
We’ve dug through the junk and narrowed the list to these 8 most awesome apps for gaming as a group. While most of the games listed below are free with in-app purchases, few others a little amount of payment before you can download. We’ve also included the direct download links from playstore to help serve you best.
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Bounden- N665.28 ($2.99)
Bounden is a dancing game that takes advantage of your smartphone’s motion sensors to get you to move. What makes Bounden different is that it’s designed to be played with a partner.
Each dancer takes hold of one end of a smartphone and then tilts the device in order to move an on-screen sphere through a path of rings.
Players swing their arms around, twist their bodies, and before they know it, they’re both dancing. The app comes with seven dances designed by the Dutch National Ballet and classical music written with dance in mind.
Heads Up! (Free, in-app purchases)
A charades-style party game made popular on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Heads Up challenges players to guess as many words as possible from a themed deck of charades cards based on their friends’ clues.
The guessing player holds their mobile phone up to their forehead, with the screen displaying the word to be guessed. Deck themes include celebrities, movies, animals and more.
Additionally, players can create their own custom decks with an in-app purchase of $0.99 per deck.
Reverse Charades (Free, in-app purchases)
Rather than having one person act out Charades for a team, Reverse Charades flips the formula around, with one person having to guess the word while an entire group is busy acting out the scene.
Players can configure settings such as how much time they have per round, how many passes can be made and the number of teams playing.
While the app is free, it only offers small samples of the themed decks, which you can purchase individually or through a premium upgrade that unlocks all current and future theme deck releases.
Spaceteam (Free, in-app purchases)
Spaceteam is a cooperative party game of science fiction technobabble, in which you play the role of starship bridge crew racing to avoid disaster.
Every game features chaos, confusion, teamwork and a whole lot of shouting. Each player’s screen is composed of an instrument panel of buttons, switches and sliders; as impending doom races toward the ship, players have to execute timed tasks, barking out instructions to other players while also paying attention to their own screen.
Conveniently, this party game supports cross-platform multiplayer between Android and iOS players. How many missions can you accomplish before your untimely demise?
Bloop – Tabletop Finger Frenzy- N148.86 ($0.99)
Bloop is an easy-to-learn, same-device multiplayer game that will have your fingers flying across a tablet touch screen in no time.
Players score points by quickly tapping on squares of their designated color, accompanied by a ‘bloop’ sound that gives the game its name.
The colored squares start large, but shrink in size as the game goes on. Speed is important, but so is precision, as tapping the wrong color means the other player scores a point.
Bam Fu- FREE
Another same-device, multiplayer game, by the makers of Bounden, Bam Fu puts two to four players fighting for control of pebbles on the board by tapping them to change their color.
Each tap changes a pebble’s color to the next one in rotation, and once the game begins, players’ fingers quickly become a confused jumble as they strive to tap on enemy pebbles while blocking their own.
Playing on a tablet is highly recommended, and the app description rather laconically suggests that players cut their nails and wash their hands before playing.
King of Opera (Free)
Tuokio has released a number of mobile games geared toward same-device multiplayer, and a hilarious standout is King of Opera.
In this raucous fighting game, players take the role of competing tenors trying steal the limelight from other singers by body slamming them off the stage.
The game features simple, one-button controls for each player at the corners of the screen, which propel your tenor forward into the other spinning singers.
Ticket to Ride (Free)
Ticket to Ride is the mobile port of the beloved board game that sees players connecting cities with train lines in an attempt to score the most points.
The mobile app supports solo play against AI bots and online play against mobile and desktop players, but it also shines with its Pass-and-Play multiplayer support, which works particularly well on the big screen of a tablet like the iPad Air.
Ticket to Ride features easy-to-teach rules and challenging multiplayer gameplay, which works great if you have board-game-loving friends over.
Our uncompromising list of the 8 best multiplayer android games at the moment, you can anyone from the above whether paid or free download and have fun with your friends and family, Life is worth it!
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