This is a list of some of my favorites. Some are iPhone only and some are both. These are absolutely incredible.
They are listed in no particular order.
Reigns: Her Majesty – If you enjoy swiping on Tinder but would prefer to do so without dealing with real people then you will absolutely love this game. It is a follow-up to the original Reigns game. It is a decision-making game where you are presented with characters that require you to swipe left or right to make quick decisions. If you have an addictive personality you may want to avoid this game, as you will be up all night playing it.
HQ Trivia has been around awhile and is also terribly addictive. You will be among tens of thousands of people who play every night. You are asked a series of questions and have only about 10 seconds to answer each one. Usually the first three are not very difficult but they get progressively more difficult as the game goes on. The app is free and you win real money if you are one of the people that did not get any wrong, which is EXTREMELY difficult.
Pigeon Wings is a very basic game without real sophisticated graphics that really seems like it wouldn’t be very fun. But the speed of the action is what is addictive. As the game goes on, it gets more and more difficult and will actually get your pulse racing.
Fortnite is one of a series of games called Battle Royale. It places 100 players on an island which is loaded with things like weapons, building materials, and other items. It is sort of like Hunger Games in that you win if you are the last person standing. Hiding from everyone else is part of the strategy but the field on play is constantly shrinking, making hiding more and more difficult as the game goes on.
Threes! is an iOS puzzle game, arguably one of the best. You arrange a series of tiles with numbers on them that are divisible by three. If you combine matching numbers, the tiles are replaced by a single tile. The object is to build the largest numbers possible without filling up the board. You do not have to be a math wizard to do this. The arithmetic is relatively simple and the game is very challenging and addictive.
Beat Sneak Bandit is a complex game requiring you to collect a series of clocks without being caught. But oddly the game has music and you have to tap the screen to the beat of the music in order to navigate each area. The beat within each area can change fast creating a huge challenge. This is a lot of fun.
Hearthstone is thought to be one of the most addictive games out there. This game requires you to build a deck of weapons, spells, and minions which you then use to play against other players’ decks. This can be a very complex game but you have the option of continuing with short 15 minute matches which do not get too involved.
Carcassonne – you create a landscape in this game while competing against other players. While you are trying to build out a road system, towns, farms, and infrastructure, your opponents are trying to block you from being able to complete your landscape. You have a certain number of pieces which you can use however you want, but when everyone is out of pieces, the highest score wins. It is a puzzle-type game that will draw you in for hours.