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Playing Alone, Together.
October 7, 2012 11:28 AM   Subscribe

SO has a frequent long, boring train ride. He also has a brand new Android phone, like I do. What are some two-player games that two people could play together over an android phone to help ride out the train monotony?
posted by The Whelk to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Draw Something? Scrabble?
posted by Kololo at 11:31 AM on October 7, 2012


Thematically appropriate: Ticket to Ride

We also like Ascension.
posted by BrashTech at 11:58 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Seconding Ticket to Ride.
posted by Dorinda at 12:38 PM on October 7, 2012


My boyfriend and I played GalaxIR while waiting for a delayed Amtrak train, once. It was kind of fun to see how our individual strategies evolved against one another.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 12:41 PM on October 7, 2012


Ticket To Ride isn't available on Android unfortunately.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:56 PM on October 7, 2012


Carcassonne!
posted by jesourie at 1:26 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Words with Friends.
posted by midatlanticwanderer at 1:55 PM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Scramble with Friends

Hanging with Friends
posted by JaneL at 3:11 PM on October 7, 2012


jessourie: In an inhumane travesty of spectacular proportions, Carcassonne does not have online multiplayer.
posted by ambrosen at 3:39 PM on October 7, 2012


Is this the NYC subway or an above-ground train? Having spotty or continuous access to the web will make a difference in what games will work best. I play WWF with my sweetie, but if you're underground for 45 minutes, you'll be able to get only one round per trip.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:46 PM on October 7, 2012


Above ground for an hour, then a short subway ride.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 PM on October 7, 2012


ambrosen, I'm confused. I've played Carcassonne with my boyfriend when we were in different states, many times. (We've also played against each other on our respective phones while sitting next to each other in bed, but that's a whole different level of obsession committment.) I've also played three-player games with people on other sides of the city on numerous occasions.

We were all using the app for iPhone, so maybe it's different for Android...?
posted by jesourie at 12:07 AM on October 8, 2012


Android Carcassonne only has local multiplayer.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:58 AM on October 8, 2012


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