Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy, has won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. It is is turn-based, with players taking turns to play cards from their hand to cast powerful spells, equip mighty weapons, or summon vicious minions to do battle on their behalf.
The game is played between two human players, or one human and an AI computer opponent. With a goal of making the genre accessible to all players, Blizzard’s team created remarkably balanced and tuned game universe that doesn’t skimp on the strategy.
Available for: iPad (also PC and Mac)
In Monument Valley, you play as the silent princess. You have to find the way through ten levels, with your main means of interaction being the ability to rotate the perspective or turn certain parts of the stage around. Enjoy the tricky multi-dimensional puzzles, which can pose a real challenge on some levels. The soundtrack and soft pastel color palette complete the immersive experience.
The game is a typical adventure game. The player must collect objects and go to particular locations to reach the next objective. 80 Days puts the player in the shoes of Passepartout, the loyal valet in Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in 80 Days. The game starts with a sense of urgency to catch the first train out of London and the pace never lets up. The game consists of 144 different cities which act as hubs for your journey. Move to a city, find new routes, and depart. On the way, make some cash and keep your boss alive. Oh, and do it all in 80 days.
Available for: iOS, out Dec. 16 for Android
FRAMED ($4.99) by Loveshack is a unique puzzle game where you control the outcome of the story by rearranging the animated comic book panels. It features gorgeous noir style graphic novel artwork. Move and flip the comic panels to guide your protagonists safety away from the cops and the gangsters. It adds new ideas as you work your way through its narrative, letting you twist panels and reuse frames.
Available for: iOS, out Dec. 16 for Android
Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure. Leo, the protagonist of this challenging platformer, really wants his gold back. He wants it so badly that he risks his life to follow the trail of his missing stash through some seriously dangerous terrain. The graphics are so gorgeous that we’ll forget our frustration in spots where we died over and over and over.
This popular and much-imitated game is the original: slide the tiles together to combine them into the biggest number possible. The game ends when there are no moves left on the grid and the tiles are counted for a final score. The object of the game is to earn a high score.Outside of the game, players can review their scores and set Game Center challenges.
This sequel to Dots is a great upgrade from the original premise. Game play with Two Dots takes on a match-three feel in that you have to connect two or more of the same colored dots. You can connect dots vertically, horizontally or diagonally and the more dots connected, the more points earned. Each level will either have a defined goal with a time or move limit. Players can also create squares to eliminate all dots of a single color from the grid, a skill vital for progressing through challenges.
Available for: iOS
Bounden guides two players to dance using a single phone. The game features a sphere that rotates using the phone’s gyroscope. The sphere has markers placed on top, lined up for the players to pick up by aligning them with the crosshair in the center of the screen. This interface shows both players how to rotate the phone together and in sync. Bounden has 8 dances in total: 4 playful, Twister-like dances made by Game Oven, aimed to get two people entangled.
Available for: Android and iOS
- Battleheart Legacy
Battleheart Legacy continues the work that duo of Noah and Kelli Bordner began with Battleheart. You’ll have near-endless options for developing your character and choosing your combat style as you play through the excellently written story. This is a must for any RPG fan.
- Rival Knights
Live the fantasy: Be a knight & joust your way to victory! Compete with thousands of other players in games of glory & adventure! This is the most intuitive, action-packed & visually stunning knight combat game on touch screens! It may sound simple, but the thrill of unseating your chivalrous opponents just doesn’t get old. Your rivals may be NPCs or fellow players, and regular PvP tournaments keep things competitive.