Small Quickie Games for Android
February 14, 2013 7:06 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for some quick games I can play on my android phone, for when I'm waiting five minutes or dozing off at night. Ideally these will be more like puzzle or card games rather than action games (and even more ideally, free, but I'll pay a couple bucks for something great). Examples of games I've liked and disliked inside.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Computers & Internet (31 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
I like to play a couple of rounds of a quiet game when I get in bed, while I settle down. I also do this when I wake up with insomnia in the night (it helps distract me from thinking "OMG I'm awake and I should be asleep aaaaaaaaaaah!" which makes me more wakeful, so having a quick, calm game to distract me helps me get sleepy again). So I'm not looking for anything that involves high-speed action or lots of motion. A single level or game should take no more than 5-10 minutes, and quitting in the middle of the game should either save where I left off, or be so low-stakes that it doesn't matter if I have start over.
The best game has been a game called "Nemo Picross" which was a picross/nonogram game with a couple thousand puzzles of increasing complexity and a good implementation, but I have literally finished the game. I've also enjoyed "Condado," a card game based on "San Juan" (so the game description says, anyway). Various implementations of "Untangle Me" are pretty good although once you know the mechanic there's no real "solving" involved. Various implementations of "Flow" or "Pipes" have been pretty good. "Reiner Knizia's Labyrinth" was great but the file is so huge I had to remove it from my phone. Thinking of flash games, "Dicewars" is painfully addictive and similar games would be good. If anyone remembers "Maganic Wars" from some years ago (a card battle game online), that was great fun.
I like time management games a lot, but they'd have to be pretty mellow for me to play as a bedtime game. I like roguelikes but it'd have to be very stripped-down and simple for a bedtime game. I do not like button-mashers and I hate platformers as I incessantly fall off things and die.