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iOS & Android: Quarantine Together with these Cross-Platform Multi-Player Games!


Galaxy S20 Ultra
News Moderator
  • Mar 26, 2008
    Android users already have 300+ premium Android Games they can snag for free from Google Play Pass but what happens when your closest family and friends have iOS and it's time to get your multi-player game on?

    We've compiled this list of best cross-platform multi-player games so you can strike up some fun with all the peoples while social distancing. iPhone users and Android users can load these games up and play eachother directly. Please add your personal favorites in the comments if we've missed your favorites!

    BUNCH "Party On Your Phone" (Android / iPhone)

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    This "Game Party On Your Phone" is just what we need right now. BUNCH allows you to play online multiplayer games with friends while you're on group video chat together. It's the house party of mobile games so to speak and it comes with 3rd party support as well as these included games:
    • Draw Party
    • Trivia Superhighway
    • Mars Dash Racing Game
    • Flappy Bird Clone
    • 8 Ball Pool Game
    Much like ZOOM, BUNCH service has seen an influx of new users which has put some stress on their servers-mileage may vary (but it's worth a shot). The simplicity is beautiful- you can start a game with your friends directly via Text Message.

    Houseparty (Android / iPhone)

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    Don't let the recent bad news deter you! Houseparty is a very popular app that has gotten unfairly destroyed by bad reviews. The app's rating dropped to 1.7 out of 5 stars after what seems to be a wave of fake "stolen password" claims that the company has vehemently denied. They are now offering a $1,000,000 reward for evidence leading to whoever started this alleged smear campaign. If you can get past the drama you'll get an experience similar to BUNCH but one that is run by seasoned professionals: Epic Games (makers of Unreal and Fortnite) acquired Houseparty in 2019.

    Vainglory (Android / iPhone)

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    The Self-Annointed "no-compromise cross-platform MOBA" is a PC/Console quality gaming experience on any device with all your friends. Game modes include 5v5, 3v3, Blitz and Battle Royal. One of the most popular mobile games and for good reason! Similar style alternatives you can try include Shadowverse, Arcane Legends, Bullet Force, and Fortnite (not only Play Store).

    Fun Run 3 (Android / iPhone)

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    Don't let these cuddly bears deceive you! Once your 8-player (or less) group starts sprinting through courses slinging razor blades and fireballs in a mad dash to the finish line, you'll understand why. It gets gory so be cautious with younger players, but if you like cartoony blood and guts- proceed!

    Words to Emojis (Android / iPhone)

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    Games like Words with Friends (now there's a Words with Friends 2) have been among the most popular games on the App Store and Play Store for years and years and for good reason. They're typically easy to learn, don't have much to load, and therefore quick to play- perfect for multi-player. If Word Games are up your alley give "Words to Emojis" a try- a fun twist that will try your hand at millennial-style decoding skills. You can get up and running immediately and compete from across the world.

    Super Stickman Golf (Android / iPhone)

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    Ready, aim, and fire your way through tons of obstacles and crazy physics in this nutty take on golf (it's more like mini-golf). Different types of clubs, special shots, immersive level scenery- Super Stickman Golf has it all and if you've never played, you're missing out. There are now 3 versions of the game (one/two/three) and all three are worth playing (each more complex than the last). The first version doesn't have online multiplayer so you'll want to skip it if playing with friends. Start with Stickman Golf 2 which is the most grab'n'go friendly. No previous experience necessary!

    Geeky Board Games
    If geekier game boards are more your thing - or you'd like to give them a try - we've got you covered there as well. Here are a few you're sure to enjoy with your friends of both the Android and iPhone variety!

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    Star Realms (Android / iPhone)
    Designed by Magic Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game), Star Realms’ amazingly rich yet easy to learn game play will provide endless hours of entertainment. Star Realms combines addictive Deckbuilding Game play with exciting Trading Card Game style combat!

    Ticket to Ride (Android / iPhone)
    Set off with your friends and family to re(discover) Ticket to Ride, the classic boardgame. In this railway adventure, you’ll need to be the quickest to link up your cities and reach your destinations. In this strategy game for all ages, try out different tactics, block your competitors’ lines and take over routes before the others do. With so many different strategies to try, each new game is a unique experience.

    Galaxy Trucker (Android / iPhone)
    If you've already played the Galaxy Trucker board game you'll love the mobile game, and even if you haven't, well designed explanations and tutorials will help you get to the fun rather quickly. The $5 price tag is well worth the investment and sites like Pocket Tactics, BoardGameGeek, and Pocket Gamer fully agree rating it 5/5 stars.

    Patchwork the Game (Android / iPhone)
    In this award-winning board game for two, quilting has never been more competitive! In the long-awaited digital adaptation of Uwe Rosenberg's Patchwork, players patch their way to victory using fabric pieces of assorted sizes, colors, and buttons. The best quilt is the fullest, and whoever can patch up their quilt the most and collect more buttons wins the game – but be resourceful and plan every stitch!

    Potion Explosion (Android / iPhone)
    This is the official adaptation of the award-winning puzzle board game. In Potion Explosion, you will explode ingredients, trigger chain reactions and gather it all in your caldron. You will then use your hard-earned unicorn tears, fairy dandruff and whatnot to craft powerful mixtures with wacky effects! May the best wizard win!

    Race for the Galaxy (Android / iPhone)
    This table top game adaptation will have you building a space empire that outlasts the rest! The key to this card game is building technological improvements and developments that help you settle planets. Will you invest in exploration and settle rare and valuable VP rich planets? Or will you rush a military conquest to cut off your opponents before they have a chance to develop their strategy?

    Share more of your favorite Cross-Platform Multi-Player Mobile Games below!

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