About Computers for Newbies & Everyone Else

May 8, 2012

Android Apps, Part 3

For the last two weeks I wrote about some Android apps I use on my tablet and phone.  After the last one I received several emails asking what games I play on my Android devices.  Well, I am a modern business person and have no time for such absurdities. 

OK, don’t tell my boss, but I will occasionally play a game or two.  As a matter of fact don’t tell his boss but I play one of them against my boss.

I want to give you one word about games before we start…cost.  Most of the games cost something but some have a "lite" version which is free.  If you want more features and/or levels you have to pay for them.  The cost isn’t horrible; usually from around $0.99 to $3.99 each.  Also, offers many apps for free so go there and check, too.  Now, off to the games.

Air Control – land airplanes, jets, helicopters and even dirigibles at several different airports.  It gets harder as you land each aircraft.  

Angry Birds (all of them) – although AB Space is the latest, they are all good; however, my favorites are Rio and Space.  If you haven’t played them you should really give one a try.

Backgammon – yep, the board game in an e-version.

Hanging with Friends – great quick little word game.  You get to make up words from a few letters, send them to your online friends and they try to solve it (Hangman without the violence, oh wait, you fall into lava if you miss.) This is the one the boss and I play.

Hex Defense – one of the millions of "Castle Defense" games out there.  You know, you have a path the bad guys are going to use and you plant different weapons to try and stop them before they get to the end.

Bejeweled – this is probably one of the most popular e-only games around and has been around almost since the internet started. 

Spades – you can get all of the standard card games for your android, not just solitaire.  This is one of my favorites.  Look for the games you like most, Rook; Uno, Cribbage, Hearts and on-and-on.

Go-Go-Goat – the name is goofy and so is the game but to me it is addictive.  Your mountain goat jumps up the screen from landing areas made of grass, metal, rock or whatever and tries to go as high as he can before he falls back to the beginning.  Of course, you get helpers and hurters along the way up.

Monopoly – there are several but the one by Electronic Arts is an absolutely perfect electronic reproduction of the original board game.  Yes, it can take as long to play as the original; however, you can save your progress and come back to it later.  Also, it allows you to set up some of the rules you used years ago, you know, $400 for landing on GO, etc.

Temple Run – this one is the latest of e-games you may not have seen the likes of anywhere else.  You have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. You race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups.  Unlock new characters, and see how far you can run!

Write and let me know what you think and what you would like to see me talk about.

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