You can play video games from anywhere these days—a home console, gaming PC, streamed over the internet, or on your smartphone or tablet. For many, loading up new devices with games is priority No. 1 in order to pass the time during a morning commute, at a doctor’s office, or on the couch. Sometimes, however, a silly little phone game turns into hours of non-stop gameplay. If you’re looking for the most addictive games you can play on your iPhone or Android phone, check out the list below. Good luck trying to get anything else done
Taking its name literally, AFK Arena is an idle RPG game where you collect loot and level up even when you’re away from the keyboard. Collect heroes and strengthen your forces in order to save the realm from an ancient evil. Join guilds, battle other players, or continue your epic quest.
Angry Birds 2
The Angry Birds franchise has expanded far and wide, to the point where it’s hard to find a game now that doesn’t appeal to mobile gamers. But we like to stick with the classics. Angry Birds 2 gives you exactly what you want from an Angry Birds game: shooting birds at evil pigs.
Remember the classic arcade game Breakout? While Ballz isn’t exactly a clone of the game, it does operate on some of the same principles. You have a selection of blocks to break, and you must use your collection of balls to break them. It’s a fun and mesmerizing time-waster.
Brawl Stars is a mobile-first battle royale specializing in 3v3 combat over multiple game modes. Unlock and upgrade different characters, complete quests, collect items and power-ups, grab unique skins, and discover new locations.
Candy Crush Friends Saga
With Candy Crush Friends Saga, the candy-swiping and matching mechanics remain intact, but Friends Saga also introduces updated designs and new gameplay that integrates the series characters. Up your game with our tips guide.
Color Road! is a simple enough concept—control a rolling ball while you collect balls that are the same color and avoid those that are different colors. But the difficulty level quickly ramps up as you go.
Looking for a fun party game? Draw Something is similar to Pictionary, where one player draws and others have to guess what the word is supposed to be. Draw Something Classic is available for free; a paid version (iOS, Android) eliminates ads from the app for $2.99. Draw Something Pro for iPad is $4.99.
Empires & Puzzles: Epic Match 3
This game combines RPG combat, card collecting, base-building, and match-3 gameplay to create a simple yet deep tactical gaming experience. Unleash epic combos, level up your heroes, grab loot, craft weapons, and farm resources. Players can participate in online raid battles or challenge others in PvP duels.
Flow Free is a peaceful puzzle game that asks you to match colors and pipes together to cover the entire board. The app features hundreds of levels and even a time trial play mode.