Quiet, cross-platform, local multiplayer phone games?
April 10, 2016 6:22 PM   Subscribe

My GF and I are at a café with our respective, slightly outmoded Android and iOS phones. We want to play a game, but Spaceteam is TOO LOUD for public. What’s something fun, quiet and cross-platform? Thanks!

Special notes:
  • Paying money is better than enduring ads
  • Games that won't totally eat your battery for lots of gee-whiz effects are better than those that will.
  • Good ports of board games are Great! as long as they don't eat all of your phone’s disk.
posted by Going To Maine to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Ticket to Ride for iOS is fun. Don't know if you can play across iOS/Android.
posted by Zephyrial at 8:44 PM on April 10, 2016

Hero Academy, Super Stickman Golf 2, Draw Something, Cubic Castles, Hearthstone, Minecraft Pocket... Ingress, if you guys are on the move, but it is a bit of a battery drain and the multiplayer aspect is more meta than not. There's a great iOS adaptation of Carcassonne, but it looks like the Android version (which can play cross-platform against Windows phones) was developed by a different studio than the iOS developer.
posted by zeee at 8:51 PM on April 10, 2016

Words With Friends
posted by isthmus at 9:06 PM on April 10, 2016

My wife and I often play Ascension cross Android/PC/iOS. Though it might eat up your disk space. No ads, but expensive expansions.
posted by Snijglau at 9:15 PM on April 10, 2016

I recommended hearthstone earlier in the week,but if you both like magic it's a great mobile card game.
posted by Carillon at 9:36 PM on April 10, 2016

Glow Hockey: Android/2 player/1 screen/neon-themed air hockey. fun.
posted by sexyrobot at 9:49 PM on April 10, 2016

Wordfeud is superior to Words With Friends.
posted by qbject at 12:17 AM on April 12, 2016

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