Aug 22nd, 2017

There are literally hundreds of thousands of games available at your fingertips if you have a smartphone. The only problem is the vast majority of these games are meant for single players. But what if you and your friends want to pass some time and play a game together? They’re harder to find, but Android has some great multiplayer games as well.

Whether you’re trying to kill time in line with a few buddies or you have a full party to entertain, we’ve got great multiplayer games for you!

6 Takes

6 Takes is a card game that you can play with your friends. The goal of the game is to avoid getting cards. Each card you have to pick up costs you points for each bullhead on it. The player with the fewest bullheads at the end of the game is the winner. You can play locally against up to four players.

DOWNLOAD: 6 Takes

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.4/5

BADLAND

BADLAND (not BADLAND 2) is an epic side-scrolling adventure platformer. It’s rare to see multiplayer platformers on mobile because of the screen real estate for controls, but BADLAND pulls it off. The local multiplayer in BADLAND is pure chaotic fun. The goal is to survive as long as possible through the many obstacles, but you can sabotage your friends and improve your odds. There is also a co-op mode if you’re feeling nice. BADLAND is available for free.

DOWNLOAD: BADLAND

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Battle Slimes

Battle Slimes is a fun local multiplayer game. Control speedy and bouncy slime blobs as you compete with friends and family. Score by stomping or hitting rivals with colorful bubbles. This platformer/shooter game features simple one-button jump controls. Play against the computer or up to four friends in matches. Choose from two different game modes and four different battle arenas.

DOWNLOAD: Battle Slimes

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.1/5

BombSquad

BombSquad supports up to 8 players in local multiplayer mode. The idea of the game is to blow up your friends. It’s that simple. You can use other devices as controllers to play together on one screen. It’s a lot of fun and great for parties.

DOWNLOAD: BombSquad

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5

Evil Apples

Evil Apples is like Cards Against humanity on your phone. The idea is to pick a white card that goes best with the red card. Most of the time it’s a fill-in-the-blank situation. The judge will then choose their favorite and that person gets a point. First one to 7 wins. You can play against friends around the table or across the globe.

DOWNLOAD: Evil Apples

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.3/5

NBA Jam

NBA Jam is one of the best basketball games ever made. You can play this arcade-style basketball game against your friends locally. The game uses WiFi or Bluetooth to connect to your friends devices. You can play together without sharing a small display. NBA Jam is fast-paced, full of dunking, and tons of fun.

DOWNLOAD: NBA Jam

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.3/5

Spaceteam

Spaceteam is a cooperative party game for 2 to 8 players. You’ll be assigned a random control panel with buttons, switches, sliders, and dials. You need to follow time-sensitive instructions. However, the instructions are being sent to your teammates, so you have to coordinate before the time runs out.

DOWNLOAD: Spaceteam

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5

Ticket to Ride

This game is an adaptation of Days of Wonder’s best-selling train board game. It supports pass-and-play for up to four players. The goal of the game is to collect cards of various types of train cars and use them to claim railway routes that connect cities in various countries around the world.

DOWNLOAD: Ticket to Ride

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.3/5

UNO & Friends

The basic idea is to get rid of cards by discarding ones with the appropriate numbers or colors. The player who discards all of their cards first is the winner. UNO & Friends utilizes the “pass & play” mechanic so your friends can’t spy on your cards.

DOWNLOAD: UNO & Friends

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.1/5

Worms 4

In this classic game, you control a team of worms. At your disposal is a long list of weapons and actions that you can use to defeat your opponents’ team of worms. Players take turns attacking each other until only one team remains.

DOWNLOAD: Worms 4

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.1/5

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