Mobile gaming has taken the world by storm, and we’re not just talking about AAA titles like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, or as of a few days ago, Apex Mobile. In fact, those games only amount to a small fraction of mobile gamers. The other much bigger potion of mobile gamers are casual gamers.
Now, we know that those of you who play PUBG, CoD, or Apex are would never use the word “gamer” to describe anyone playing a casual mobile game, but then again – PC gamers would never use the word “gamer” to describe you, so…
Either way, as far as we’re concerned, casual mobile gamers are gamers because they’re playing games and today is all about them and the games they want to play.
So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most fun and addictive casual mobile games to play in 2023!
1. Alto’s Odyssey
Alto’s Odyssey is all you’d ever need from a casual game. It’s an endless runner game, one of many that was popular over the years but one of the only ones that stuck around for a few years.
The problem with these games is that they get repetitive and boring after a while, but not Alto’s. Smooth gameplay, lovely sound, graphic design, and incredibly relaxing color palettes have kept this game at the top of our list for quite some time now.
2. Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds stole our hearts, attention, and fingers back in late 2009, and here we are, almost thirteen years later – still going strong.
Angry Birds 2 is the second iteration of this iconic game, and it comes with more birds, more powers, more green nasty pigs, and more in-app purchases – although you really don’t need to spend your money to enjoy this one.
Just pull back the bird, launch it into the pig tower, and watch them pop. You’ll get them all eventually.
3. Candy Crush
If there was ever a casual mobile game to rule them all – it’s Candy Crush.
Unless you’re one of the few ladies that have completed the game, there’s a good chance that you’ll play this one for as long as you’re alive at this point.
With thousands of levels available, matching three of the same candy on the board in order to defeat Jelly Queen will certainly take some time – which is ideally what you’d want in a casual game.
Homescapes lures you in with promises of building the best, most luxurious house in the world, but it keeps you in with levels and tasks that never seem to end.
This game will have you furnishing your home for hours on end, and all you’ll have to do to get a new piece of furniture is finish a few ultra-simple levels – Bejewelled Blitz style.
5. Sims Mobile
If you’re a simmer that’s already having a blast creating sims, building houses, and getting cool custom content clothes for it at sites like PlayWhatever, you have a chance to do what you love all over again on the mobile version.
Nobody plays Sims for more than a few hours after they’ve created their character and their perfect house, which is exactly what makes this game perfect for casual gaming.
Either way, you look at it – you’re always restarting the game, and it’s that feeling of starting over that makes this title so fun and addictive.
6. Among Us
Gather your friends around and lurk in the vents to slay them, only to, later on, lie to them and tell them it was Red that did it.
Among Us took the world by storm the last summer, and now it’s back.
This is a perfect game for anyone that likes a bit of friendly fun and competition, but also a game that you don’t have to dedicate yourself to.
7. Bricks Ball Crusher
Aim, release, and watch the bricks disappear – that’s the essence of this game.
Go through a series of intricately designed levels and try and clear the board until it reaches the bottom. Switch your balls along the way, and work your way up to get the stronger ones. Work through daily tasks, or ignore them forever – however you like.
Casual gaming at its finest.
8. Word Yard
Before Wordle – there was the Word Yard.
Word Yard is a simple, addictive, fun, and sometimes very frustrating casual game with one simple goal – find the correct words from the letters on the screen. That’s it.
Just like any other casual game – it’ll start off easily. A few words from a few letters. You’ll blaze through levels with ease. And then, once you hit level 50 – things will get interesting. Or, frustrating – it all depends on you.
However, here’s a pro tip for when it gets hard – if you can’t find that bloody three-letter word to end the level – just swipe randomly. You’ll get it eventually.
9. Crash Bandicoot
Do we really need to say more? It’s Crash Bandicoot! One of the best casual games ever made! Just keep it on your phone and play it once in a while.
10. Guess The Logo
Do you think you know your brands? Well, if you do – show it.
Get the Guess The Logo game from the app store and watch how time magically disappears. Once you load up this game and get to guessing, you won’t stop until you’re done.
And, once you’re (almost) done – you’ll get back to the easy levels to figure out that one logo that you couldn’t guess. You’ll google it, you’ll ask your friends, and like with any other addictive game – you won’t stop until you get it.
Uno’s a great game until you become mortal enemies with your best friends because you dropped that +4 on them. So, instead of losing your friends, we’d suggest playing Uno on your phone.
It’s just as fun as it is in real life, with the only exception of keeping your friends. However, you won’t get to make up the rules as you go, and you won’t be able to cheat. Not that you would, but we’re just saying. You never slid that +4 into your hand when you were shuffling cards? Us neither.
If you’re ever in need to just sit back, relax, and let your mind wander – these eleven games will help you do that. They’re incredibly easy to pick up, and they’ll keep you glued to the screen for hours.
And, the best thing about them – you can play them once a month if you want. It’ll all be the same to you. They’re super easy to play, and you’ll pick them up right where you’ve left them off.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy all of them. Have fun!