What Android game should I play next?
November 28, 2016 11:19 AM   Subscribe

I recently finished playing an Android puzzle game, Alcazar and I really loved it. What should I play next?

I recently completed all the non-daily puzzles in the game Alcazar. I want another game that I can play on my Android phone that has similar qualities. Heres what I liked about Alcazar (in rough order of importance):
  • The puzzles were logical, with little guessing and no knowledge external to the game required to complete each puzzle.
  • None of the puzzles were time sensitive, either in the sense of needing quick reactions or being scored on how quickly I completed a puzzle. I could easily stop working on a puzzle and come back to it later.
  • The puzzles were visual (as opposed to something like a logic grid puzzle, which is fun, but not much to look at).
Some other Android games I've been playing and enjoying have been:
  • Reigns, which is best described as Tinder meets Crusader Kings, though this one didn't have much depth to it
  • Hoplite, a turn-based roguelikelike strategy game
  • Desert Golfing, an infinite, procedurally generated side-scrolling putting game
What other games might I like?
posted by ddbeck to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
 
I ALSO love non-time-sensitive puzzle games. Some of my perennial favorites:

- Alchemy (element-combining game)
- Where's My Water 1 and 2 (physics puzzle game, designed for kids, outrageously fun)
- Quell and all sequels (soothing water-droplet-moving puzzle game).
posted by julthumbscrew at 11:29 AM on November 28, 2016


You might like Brain It On! which involves drawing simple objects on the screen to solve physics-based puzzles.
posted by bgrebs at 11:32 AM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I've been enjoying Atomas. It strikes a good balance for me between so engrossing I miss my bus stop and so brainless I get bored after 2 minutes.
posted by soren_lorensen at 11:33 AM on November 28, 2016


Flow Free (all three sets).
Infinity Loop.
Lyne.
Kerflux.
posted by jeather at 11:34 AM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


trainyard is pretty great, and well worth the $2.99
posted by Mr. Big Business at 11:49 AM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pixel Dungeon is a very nice and streamlined modern roguelike, heavily influenced by Brogue (and hence Rogue).
posted by SaltySalticid at 12:09 PM on November 28, 2016


To Arms!! is a solitaire deck-building game. It's turn-based, so there's no time pressure. It starts simple, but adds a little more complexity at each level. It's a one-person hobby project, so it's not as polished as a commercial game, but I enjoy the gameplay a lot, and it does get updated with new levels occasionally. It's also completely free, with no ads or in-app purchases.
posted by mbrubeck at 12:49 PM on November 28, 2016


I love Kami, not just for the puzzles, which are tricky!, but the colours are very nice and the thing where you change a colour and it flows across it just so satisfying. Makes good sounds, too, but usually I have it silent so as not to annoy people.
posted by glitter at 2:03 PM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Seconding Trainyard and Flowfree, but I am currently utterly addicted to Two Dots.
posted by sarahdal at 2:03 PM on November 28, 2016


Euclidia is great
posted by coleboptera at 2:36 PM on November 28, 2016


Jelly no Puzzle fits all your criteria.
posted by stefanie at 6:28 PM on November 28, 2016


A few others:
Alberi
Blendoku
Puralax
Puzzle Retreat
Shikaku Ultimate
posted by stefanie at 7:07 PM on November 28, 2016


SaltySalticid: "Pixel Dungeon is a very nice and streamlined modern roguelike, heavily influenced by Brogue (and hence Rogue)."

I hated the food limitation of PD however the Sprouted variant mutes that allowing one to not run through the dungeon.
posted by Mitheral at 9:31 PM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


sgtpuzzles is mostly a collection of japanese pencil puzzles as well as a few classic PC puzzle games.

Downside: there is no end, and the levels are randomly generated. Alcazar is most closely related to loopy and pearl, but as I'm sure you'll discover, is it's own thing.
posted by pwnguin at 11:16 PM on November 29, 2016


Thank you everyone! I haven't tried all of these yet, but Puzzle Retreat and Shikaku Ultimate have already captured my attention.

Also, I really wanted to like Euclidia but it got way too difficult, way too fast. Might be a great game for someone more geometrically inclined than I am.
posted by ddbeck at 1:08 PM on January 3


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