The mobile gaming market is massive, with over 2.6 billion people playing mobile games. This is due to the soaring popularity of social games, which are pushing game developers ‘to create socially-focused ecosystems’ in the mobile gaming world. With that in mind, we have compiled five social game apps that you and your friends need to try out. Not only are these games a great way to bond with your pals, but they might also have additional benefits. A study on social media app usage published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found that spending time on social media platforms like Facebook, where many games are now hosted, is good for your well-being. With that being said here are 5 awesome social game apps to try with your friends.
In 2018, the Verge hailed Fortnite that year’s most important social network. It grew from a simple third-person shooter game into a ‘cultural omnibus’. It has brought millions of people together. It has even crossed over to the world of mobile gaming via the Fortnite: Battle Royal app with gameplay adapted to suit smartphones and tablets. This transition to mobile makes this beloved classic even more accessible, which means you and your friends can play this game whenever you want.
Bounden is a truly social game, as it is specifically designed to be played with a partner. Additionally, it’s part of a Tom’s Guide listicle of the best smartphone and tablet party games. Bounden uses your smartphone’s motion sensors to get you dancing making it the perfect game for nights out, in team-building sessions, or in any setting where you and your friends are hanging out and having a good time. The apps include seven dances for users to try.
The thought of online poker can be intimidating with people often thinking that there are always high stakes involved when playing the game. But that is not always the case. There is now a drive to focus on the social aspect of the game by using virtual in-game money. Yahoo points out how the PPPoker app allows players to create their own private digital rooms where they can decide who joins. This allows players to play poker with their friends without staking any money and purely enjoy the competitive nature of the game. What’s more, is that online poker games like this also eliminate factors like mismatched skill levels and security issues that have plagued other poker apps in the past. The app also has an active social media presence which allows players to meet and share tips.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Regardless of your affinity for the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a game you and your friends can enjoy. It is an augmented reality game where you and your friends can fight mythical creatures from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises. It requires plenty of moving about, and that only makes the game even more fun and enjoyable. What’s more, Ninantic looks committed to improving the game. It just added gifting, which means you and your friends can send rewards to one another.
Clash of Kings
Clash of Kings has been one of the most popular games on both iOS and Android. It is a massive, multiplayer online strategy game set in a medieval fantasy world. You and your friends assume the digital role of a king and build your own empire with the goal of expanding it. This is where all the fun begins, as you get to conquer each other’s realms. It is an app that will bring out the competitive nature in you and your friends.
Author: Thomas L. Winkler
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