Playing phone games for couples is an interesting way to connect with your partner, whether you are a couple in a long-distance relationship or partners living together. These eight games, curated by Australia casino experts, can help add spark to your relationship and strengthen your bond.
- Battle Golf
Battle Golf is a casual little one-tap mobile game. Each player takes one side of the phone, and the direction of the golf ball oscillates back and forth—tap to set the direction, tap again to set the power. You can play head-to-head and see who can sink more balls in the hole (the hole changes after someone scores), or you can play cooperatively to see how many you can sink together in a time limit.
- Glow Hockey 2
Glow Hockey 2 is the sequel to the original Glow Hockey, a mobile game that turns your phone into an air hockey arena. Both players take one side of the phone and use their respective paddles to sink the puck into the goals. It’s simple but true to the air hockey experience. Make sure to play flat on a table for the best experience—I’ve tried otherwise, and it doesn’t work!
- Orc Genocide
Orc Genocide is an action strategy mobile game with tons of different game modes. It’s hard to describe them all in one sentence. My favorite mode is Tower Defense, where you both buy and upgrade towers to defeat waves of enemies. Other game modes include Cliff Rush (head-to-head fights across 5 lanes), Ancient Defense (a minimalist version of a MOBA), and Orc Jumper (a one-tap platformer jumping game).
- Dots and Boxes
Dots and Boxes is a clean and simple recreation of the classic pencil-and-paper game we all played when we were kids. There’s a grid of dots, and each player takes turns drawing a line to connect a pair of adjacent dots. Whenever a player completes the last wall of a box, that box becomes theirs and they can draw another line. Whoever has more boxes at the end, wins.
- Crossy Road
Crossy Road took the mobile gaming world by storm when it released in 2014, and it still remains one of the most popular free mobile games you can play. And it’s perfect for couples! Using taps and swipes, each player can move their character across the randomly generated world. Dodge obstacles and pick up bonuses along the way, and see who can survive longer. With hundreds of characters to unlock and lots of environments to explore, there’s plenty of replay value to Crossy Road.
Wordscapes is another example of a single-player mobile game that can be quite fun when played together with someone else. The game consists of a crossword-like board and a handful of letters. Your goal is to use those letters to spell words and fill out the board. Sounds pretty simple, but it can get challenging later on! It’s fun as a couple because you can both spell out words as you find them. And the game isn’t timed, so the only thing that matters is that you both have fun finding those pesky words!
- Tsuro: The Game of the Path
Tsuro is just the mobile game adaptation of an actual board game. The digital version works quite well and is quite fun! Each player starts with a stone token and takes turns placing randomly drawn tiles on the board. The lines on the tiles dictate how the stone token moves—and when your stone token leaves the board, you lose. It draws strange similarities with the games available at online casino platforms.
The strategy element is great, but the real fun comes from the ability to use your tiles to derail the opponent’s stone token. Tsuro is great for couples who are strategy-minded and able to play competitive games without getting too mad at each other.
- Sea Battle 2
Remember the board game Battleship? Well, Sea Battle 2 is like that—except cranked up several levels. You both start by placing units on the battlefield, which includes battleships, airplanes, submarines, and mines. You can also choose your arsenal of attacks to sink the opponent’s fleet. Between Classic and Advanced modes, there’s enough fun for mobile gaming couples of all skill levels. Plus, the sketchbook art style is just so unique and lovely to play with.