Mobile Game Reviews & Trigger Warnings

Or, how I’m currently wasting my time

Crossy Road
Available for iOS and Android (and also Amazon and Windows Phone for the weirdos)

What is it? It’s kind of like Frogger with very pixelated graphics, but because they can, not because they have to.

Why should I play it? It’s simple and addictive. There’s lots of characters to unlock, and the ads only play when you want some bonus coins.

Trigger warnings? Not recommended for anyone who has had a pet run over by a car or Green Lantern fans still upset about the death of Ch’p.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Available for iOS and Android, but the desktop version is better

What is it? It’s like a digital Magic: The Gathering, except with Warcraft characters. In other words, the nerdiest thing possible.

Why should I play it? If you grew up playing MtG but don’t want to deal with paper cards but miss spending all that money, this game is for you. If you quit World of Warcraft but like the universe, this game is also for you.

Trigger warnings? Not recommended for anyone who gets addicted to games easily.

Sudoku Free
It’s Sudoku, there’s a million versions

What is it? America’s most popular number-based logic puzzles (probably). Became really popular in the mid-2000's.

Why should I play it? You’re really bored and want to enter numbers into a grid for 5 to 20 minutes.

Trigger warnings? Not recommended for data entry clerks.

Image credit: Sleeping Beast Games

Spaceteam
Available for iOS and Android

What is it? A cooperative game. You and your friends crew a spaceship. Each player’s screen has panels with buttons, switches, and dials, as well as instructions for the other players. Shout out technobabble directions while completing instructions the other players are shouting at you.

Why should I play it? You get to shout technobabble at your friends while they do the same.

Trigger warnings? Not recommended for anyone traumatized by the introduction of Midi-chlorians to Star Wars, anyone who’s lost someone to a wormhole accident, or anyone without friends.

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