Our 9 Favourite Mobile Games

We play a lot of games. Here’s what we’re playing when we’re keeping it casual and going strictly mobile.


Hearthstone is simple enough that you can be comfortably playing and winning inside of an hour. However, it’s complex enough that there’s a rich esports economy built around the game. So, whether you just want a simple card collecting and duelling game that you can pick up and stop whenever or you want a brand-new hobby that will consume your life, Hearthstone has you covered.


You’re probably not going to win this massive battle while playing on mobile, but you can indeed play Fortnite from your mobile device. Just remember that the mouse-and-keyboard players have an advantage over you.

PUBG Mobile

The battle royale game that isn’t Fortnite, PUBG Mobile is all mobile, so no cross-platform play for you. The downside is you can’t play with your nephew who’s on his laptop, but the upside is there’s a more level playing field since you’re all mobile.

Clash Royale

Clash Royale is a tower rush game, but it combines elements of card gaming and online battling. You try to destroy your enemies’ towers using cards you draw, and you’d better do it fast, because this game has only three-minute rounds. Join up with friends to form clans or battle on your own.

Pokémon Go

Yes, people are still playing Pokémon Go. It’s a fun way to explore your city while capturing Pokémon. It’s also a decent way of tricking a kid into not whining during a series of errands. But we didn’t tell you that.

Candy Crush Saga

There are lots of tile-matching games out there, but we’re addicted to Candy Crush Saga. Match three candies in a row and that’s it. Except the levels grow in difficulty. And there’s stuff like unique rules on certain levels. Or move limits. Or certain spaces don’t behave like other spaces. It’s easy to get addicted.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley pretends to be a cute little puzzle game, but don’t let that fool you. You actually end up leading the princess through a series of devious levels inspired by M.C. Escher, full of optical illusions and impossible objects. It’s a head-scratcher, but a lovely one.

Among Us

The nice thing about Among Us is anyone can play, even people who don’t game. You just need to be able to follow simple directions and argue. You’re the crew of a spaceship and one (or more!) of you are murderous imposters. If you’re an imposter, you pick off your teammates one by one. If you’re the crew, you try to survive and figure out who the imposter is. Fun for the whole family!

Plants vs. Zombies

In the old but fun category, Plants vs. Zombies is a fun tower-defence game where you place plants on your battlefield who must destroy the incoming zombies. There’s also a bit of economy management—some plants produce sunlight, which you collect and spend on more plants. You get bigger and better plants as the game goes on, but the zombies get tougher too.