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These are the Best Games to Play on Your iPhone (Part 2 of 2)

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There are so many amazing games for the iPhone, we couldn’t keep it contained to just one post.  Check out the rest of our selection for you to try out on your iPhone:

Strategy Games

Sometimes you want easy, no-brainer games.  But other times you want games that require you to think critically and always be ahead of your opponents.  This is what makes the best strategy games, in our opinion.

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Clash of Clans

The goal of this game is to be the biggest and baddest township in all of the land.  You get to build up a fortified stronghold, where you mine for gold and health elixirs.  Then you get to train your army in order to invade the outlying goblin outposts.  The more you destroy, the better it is for your livelihood.  But, don’t think that just because you have killed off neighboring goblins you are safe. They come from all over to try to steal your gold. You can form an alliance with other real-life players to create an unstoppable clan, or fight against them to steal their trophies.

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Reigns

What do you get when you mix Tinder with the King of the fictional kingdom? The wonderfully sadistic choose-your-own-adventure game Reigns. Reigns will crown you a king and then force you to make decisions by swiping left or right (thus it being like Tinder), that almost always lead to your untimely death in increasingly interesting ways. Doomed to repeat his life over and over while attempting to find a way to lift a curse, you’ll have to balance the needs of your kingdom with those of the church, military, and your greed.

Open World Games

Open world games are those in which people can spend hours upon hours of time playing.  Sometimes they are even designed to never really have an ending because it’s all about interacting with the virtual world around you.

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The Witness

If you’re looking for a challenging and beautifully designed open world game, The Witness is a solid choice for any gamer. You wake up on a mysterious island with no idea where you are or even who you are. Your only option is to explore the island around you and uncover clues to the real reason you find yourself stranded. With more than 500 puzzles to find and solve and a vast island to explore, The Witness will keep you enthralled for hours on end.

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Red’s Kingdom

You play as Red, a toothy red squirrel, who is on a mission to retrieve his Golden Nut from the Mad King Mac. Who just happened to have kidnapped Red’s father. You’ll need to solve the puzzles in each room to progress through the story.  Throughout Red’s Kingdom, you will encounter colorful characters, collect cool special abilities, and get to warp around 17 unique areas, making this puzzle game feel way more like an old-school Zelda game than anything else.

Indie Games

Indie games – like their music and movie counterparts – will always have a special place in my heart. Why?  Well because they’re unique and come from a place of love.  Indie games can often be overlooked, but there are some that made it into the App Store.  So never fear – you can get your indie fill in games as well.

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery

Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery is an adventure game with a spooky story and a unique, rather intoxicating soundtrack. It’s hard to go into too much detail without spoiling the experience, but here’s what I can tell you: Its 140-character story snippets are easy to toss on Twitter for co-op play. You can ask for help and lead your friends into the mystery of the Megatome and the Trigon Trifecta. The pixel-art and stick figure sprites work well to add to the atmosphere the game creates because everything is supposed to be unclear.

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FTL: Faster Than Light

If you’ve ever wanted to fly a spaceship, then this is the game for you.  I kind of want to insert a “rocket man” joke in here, but I’ll refrain.  This procedurally-generated space simulation game will allow you to pilot ten different ships to travel across the galaxy and deliver valuable information to defeat the rebels. Of course, surviving the trip is a whole other story. The game is quite challenging though.  But you could, in theory, get through the entire game in about two hours.  It’s easy to plan, but also challenging at the same time.

Puzzle Games

Puzzle games are my favorite.  They don’t usually get you too hooked, and you can play them on the go.  But it does mean you have to use your brain, which isn’t always my favorite thing to do.

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Ultra Flow 2

Ultra Flow 2’s simplicity is probably its greatest strength. The game has a fun and engaging soundtrack and focuses more on hand-eye coordination than serious brain power. That being said, it’s still not easy. It’s in the sweet spot: challenging enough that your mind gets a workout, but easy enough that you’re never stuck on the same level for longer than a handful of cracks at it.

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Mini Metro

This game is kind of nerdy, in my opinion.  It combines the idea of a puzzle with your city’s public transportation system.  Which is why I also think it’s great.  It gives you the ability to redesign said system.  I have honestly spent time on the subway and wondered who designed it.  When it was designed and are there better ways of doing it?  Which makes this game one that I definitely enjoy.