Although quarantine can sometimes feel like you're sitting on the couch twiddling your thumbs, there is no better time to be quarantined than in 2020. We have everything at our fingertips. Whether we want to online shop, binge watch some shows, catch up with old friends or play some games, it’s never been more accessible than now!
We want to share Modern Gents' top mobile games that you can play right from your phone or tablet while you are relaxing at home! Games that are designed not only to entertain you, but to also keep you connected to others. After all, social distancing can still be social!
Clash Royale (Apple/Android) – free
Clash Royale might just be the perfect mobile game for quarantine...here’s why. The 3-minute bursts of fun allows those of us with short attention spans to battle without the feeling of “I have to commit 5 years to the game to be good.” With a whopping 4.7/5 stars based on 1.3 MILLION reviewers, it’s easy to see that you may have been missing out if you’re not playing this game. Build your battle deck, defeat opponents and collect even more cards to upgrade your deck!
After winning battles you will receive a chest that you can unlock that may contain gold, cards, or gems – all of which can help build the strongest decks of all. To top it off, you can even battle against or alongside friends! Join a clan where you can trade cards, earn experience points, have a friendly battle, and even chat with your clan-mates. So while being stuck inside, this may be an opportunity to unite, conquer or just gain some bragging rights!
Asphalt 9 (Apple/Android) – free
You may have nowhere to go for a few weeks, except a dreaded grocery store full of empty toilet paper shelves. Even then, you’d rather just stay home. Asphalt 9 allows you to get in your car and GO (and go really fast, might I add). Asphalt 9 gives a unique and fun feel to the traditional car racing games. Sometimes we can think of racing as just going in circles...not with Asphalt 9.
With a 4.8/5 rating from over 550k reviewers, Asphalt 9 will surely take you off your couch and into the race. Check out different maps and scenery as you race to the finish line. Now is the opportunity to drive that car you’ve always wanted. Drive cars from world renowned manufacturers such as,Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini! Collect power ups, complete races and make awesome upgrades to your machines! A wonderful experience for the restless youth, or the stir crazy car people.
Jeopardy! World Tour (Apple/Android) – free
As if Jeopardy isn’t interactive enough, this allows the game to literally be in your hands. We have all found ourselves at some point walking by the TV and coming to a complete halt to try and answer some of the questions on the famous game show. With a 4.4/5 rating based on 64k people, ‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ seems to have nailed the mobile trivia game. Trivia is known to be one of the best group games for competition and for some clean fun.
One of the main reasons we chose this fun trivia game is because of the multiplayer interface. In a time of quarantine, you can keep the “Group Game” feel while being in completely different places. You can work your way up to becoming a Jeopardy! World Tour Champion. Collect power-ups as you continue to win! Jeopardy is a fun way to keep your mind sharp and enjoy some good fun!
New York Times Crossword (Apple/Android) – free
This may come as a shock to some of you. There is something to be said about breaking a mental sweat once in a while. Of course, there are many other options that can suffice for mindless entertainment, but there aren’t many better ways to get your brain working than a Crossword Puzzle. New York Times Crossword features the same puzzles that go out in their daily paper.
With a ton of different features like, mini puzzles, daily puzzles, and modern puzzles. You can even put the argument between your siblings of “Who’s the Smartest” to rest, as you time yourselves and compare your scores. Crossword Puzzles have been keeping minds occupied for almost a century, and continue to do so today.
Township (Apple/Android) – free
Ahh, the classic ‘Build Your Own’ model. We know you're tired of receiving requests on Facebook to help somebody build something. However, if we are honest, all of us like to put our own spin onto things and building a dream town is no exception. Township has received a 4.7/5 based on nearly 365k ratings. These slow paced building games are the perfect way to kill time as well as work towards a goal.
You can build different buildings, farm on your land and even have factories to process your harvest. You can then sell those goods in order to keep building your town and upgrading your buildings. Guys, you can literally build a zoo to breed different animals. Township is a fully immersive experience that is low pressure and high fun. Invite friends and family to see their Towns, buy and sell goods, and show off who the better digital designer is (if that’s even a thing).
Fortnite (Apple/Android) – free
Yes, I said it. The game that took the generation by storm (no pun intended). It did so for a good reason, that reason being is that IT’S FUN. Plain and simple. With 4.6/5 stars from 5.3 million people, it should come as no surprise that it made the list.
Battle with friends to ultimately be crowned champions over 100 other people from all over the world. With tons of customizations via in-app purchases, there is no limit for you or your character. I would go into more detail, but something tells me you’ve already heard all about it. At this point, all you can do now is to check it out for yourself.
That's it! This was our list of the top six mobile games from the Modern Gents team. We’re sure we missed some of your favorites, so please leave a comment with some of the games that you have been playing. What games should we check out next? Remember to stay safe and stay healthy. As always, a huge thank you for supporting Modern Gents!