What I’m playing on Android

As much as I love to play games, it’s far more difficult as an adult to find the time for in-depth, long-form gameplay sessions. This means I often use my commute to play on my phone. These Android games need to be fun, because I quickly drop games that aren’t, and they need to be experiences I want to return to time and time again.

Star Trek Timelines

I recently posted about why I’m still playing Star Trek Timelines daily after two years and it’s worth a read if you’re interested in how Free To Play games retain players: See it here

Essentially, if you’re a Star Trek fan and want to see who really wins in a fight between Picard and Kirk, give it a try.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-trek-timelines/id1001250333?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disruptorbeam.StarTrekTimelines

Mini Metro

I love maps and trains, especially the London Underground, so a simplified train line management game is ace. It’s very challenging, but the difficulty curve is lovely and I keep coming back to it.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mini-metro/id837860959?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.codepoint.minimetro

Reigns: Her Majesty

A game with great humour, near endless replayability and simple Tinder-like gameplay.

I’m just getting started, but it’s a great follow up to the original so far.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reigns/id1114127463?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devolver.reigns2


A roguelike hole-in-one minigolf game. Beautifully simple gameplay with some interesting mechanics and player created levels. Wonderful for a quick break.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.companyname.Minigolf