The 10 Best Android Board Games

Android has a huge variety of great games, including a range of party games to help make your social events a success. Android board games can have everyone playing in minutes, so you can keep the mood going without interruption. You also won’t have to worry about who or who can’t play, because everyone needs to play these games, it’s their phone, and some only require one device.

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Family games like Heads Up! to adults-only drinking games, there’s something on this list for every party. We’ve even included a few board game adaptations, so you can experience a board game without having to set one up. So grab your phone and your best Bluetooth speaker, and start playing.

Wolvesville Classic

Wolvesville Classic is an adaptation of the card game Werewolf. When you start the game, it secretly assigns everyone different roles. Once everyone has their role, most players are tasked with finding and eliminating the werewolf. Meanwhile, the werewolves try to kill everyone without revealing their identity.

Wolvesville Classic is as close to the original card game as it gets on mobile. If you want a smoother online experience, get Wolvesville – Werewolf Online instead.

Heads up!

Heads up! is the perfect icebreaker for a party. You only need one device to play, so you don’t have to worry about low batteries or forgotten phones. In Heads Up!, a player chooses a category and holds their phone above their head. They must guess which word appears on the screen while the other players shout out clues.

It’s fast, easy and fun to play. A range of categories means you can find an appropriate theme for any group and any age.

Explosive kittens

Exploding Kittens is a family version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws the exploding kitten, and they are out of the game if they have nothing to counter it. The game is full of tricks, traps and tools to protect yourself from death, pass the exploding kitten to other players or see the future.


Exploding Kittens is ideal for groups of teenagers or older. Beyond the standard game, it offers a range of optional add-ons for more ways to play.

triple agent

Triple Agent is another great game that only requires one device. Players are secretly assigned a unique role as a VIRUS Duty Agent or Double Agent. Duty Officers attempt to take down VIRUS Double Agents, while VIRUS Officers aim to eradicate Duty Officers. As the game progresses, players are given more information to help them with their tasks.

Triple Agent is harder to learn than some of the other games on this list, but you’ll manage to trick yourself like real secret agents after a few rounds.

BombSquad

BombSquad includes a collection of mini-games, from capture the flag to hockey. The focus is on chaotic fun rather than being a purely competitive game, so you can lose multiple times while still having fun. Controls can be tricky at times, but that’s not a problem when precision is already out of the window.

BombSquad is a great game to play with friends who like a little competitiveness.

Keep talking and nobody blows up

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes puts a player in a room with a bomb. The other players can’t see the bomb, but they have the manual to defuse it. You must communicate effectively to disarm the bomb before the time runs out. Sounds easy in theory, but you might find yourself blowing up more often than not.

You only need one copy of the game to play, as other players can view the manual online. It is intended for players in the same physical space, so online play is not supported.

evil apples

Evil Apples is similar to Cards Against Humanity. When you draw a prompt card, everyone tries to make the funniest response with the cards in hand. There are thousands of maps to use and multiple game modes to choose from. You can also write your own cards for prompts or responses.

This game has a very adult theme, so make sure your audience is comfortable with it before you start.

Among us

In Among Us, players must complete tasks to prepare their spaceship for departure. The tasks are simple, but one player is an impostor trying to assassinate everyone on board. Non-Imposters win by completing all of their tasks or successfully identifying the Imposter.

You need a minimum of five players to play, so give it a pass if you’re hanging out with a few friends.

Psycho!

Psycho! is a great choice for anyone who is tired of Heads Up! It’s a mix of bluff and quiz, where you guess the correct answer to a series of trivial questions. However, each turn someone throws a fake answer. If you guess their answer by mistake, they earn points. It’s a great way to level the playing field for trivia masters, because it’s easier than you think to be convinced by the wrong answer.


iPuke

Here’s one for adults. iPuke works on a simple premise. Each player takes turns drawing a card with a challenge on it. If you don’t want (or fail) to complete the challenge, you must take the number of hits on the card. Either action earns you points, and the person who reaches the point goal wins the game.

It’s refreshing in its simplicity, and you’ll be flat on your face in no time.

Enjoy the weekend with a new board game

You can play most of these games anywhere. So whether you’re hosting a party, picnic, or wedding reception, these games will be an instant hit. They are also great for chilling out with friends, as you only need two or three people to play these games. However, if you’re looking for something to play when your friends aren’t around, try one of the best online multiplayer games instead.

UPDATED: 09/04/2022 5:00 AM EST BY JON GILBERT

New apps have been added to this roundup.

Joseph K. Bennett