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100 awesome Android games you need to try

We started this roundup back in 2011, and though we believe Apple’s iPhone still has a better game selection, Android has grown considerably in the time since. In the pages ahead, we’ve compiled some of our favorite games that are currently on the market, as of fall 2016. Some are free and others cost a few bucks, but all of them provide an entertaining experience on the go. And given there are hundreds of thousands of Android games spanning a bevy of different genres — role-playing, platforming, sports, etc. — we’ve broken them down into distinct sections for your perusal. Now, if only everything in life was as simple as choosing a game for your evening commute…

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Hearthstone, Blizzard’s collectible card game, brings most of the fun of card games to mobile devices. Players can collect cards, assemble decks, and duel other players online, and every action is performed through simple touch gestures. The game is also free-to-play, and players can acquire new packs of cards by completing quests or buying them from the in-game store.

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Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go, the spiritual successor to Ingress, uses the camera on a player’s smartphone to create a Pokémon-themed alternate reality experience, one where players see various Pokémon appear in the world through the camera lens. Players can capture these Pokémon and use them to take over gyms, which are found at various landmarks throughout the world.

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Google Play

Super Hexagon

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Super Hexagon has absurdly simple controls — players simply touch the screen to rotate left or right — but it’s far from easy. Players rotate a small triangle around the central hexagon as walls come closing in, and must maneuver the triangle between them to keep going. The game is aggressive and addictive, and the soundtrack is great as well.

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Google Play

You Must Build a Boat

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You Must Build a Boat takes the match-three gameplay common to puzzle titles and injects it with various RPG mechanics. Players run through dungeons, dispatching enemies and traps by matching the appropriate tiles to deal damage, pick locks, and carry out a host of other actions. In between dungeons, players can upgrade their character and home base, tricking it out with no crew members and features.

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Google Play

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