When boredom or loneliness strikes, your smartphone can become your very best friend and ally. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a long list of some of the best casual games that’ll keep you entertained and distracted, without having to focus your full attention on the story of a game or recall where you left off.
- 1 What are casual games?
- 2 Free casual games for Android
What are casual games?
They’re typically games that include different levels that you can complete as you overcome a variety of challenges. They tend to last only a couple of minutes and can become incredibly addicting without you even noticing. They’re usually a whole lot of fun and they’re designed to not have an immediate ending. In other words, you can play for hours and hours without running out of levels.
Casual games are actually the most popularly downloaded games. The reason could be their simplicity, their entertainment value, or simply because they keep you distracted without requiring your full attention in order to complete the different challenges. Most of these games are well-known and you can sometimes find guides online that’ll help you complete the most difficult levels.
Free casual games for Android
Candy Crush Saga
Of course, we couldn’t kick off this list without this classic. It’s probably the most recognized and downloaded casual game of all time. Candy Crush’s gameplay is based on the simple action of combining colored candies to you match up three or more of the same color. This way, almost without realizing it, you’ll end up spending hours and hours completing each of the hundreds of levels available. Also, as you play, you’ll earn bonuses and rewards that will make each level even more entertaining than the last. [Download]
In Idle Nomad you’ll find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to beg for money in the street in order to survive in difficult times. Playing the role of a vagabond, you’ll need to attract the attention of all the people that pass by a busy street corner. To do so, you’ll have to dance, play an instrument, or simply put a smile on people’s faces. In the end, your goal is to climb up the social ladder and eventually be able to forget about your money problems. [Download]
An upscale hotel can’t leave its clientele stranded in the elevator. That’s why in Hotel Elevator you’ll play the role of a bellboy with the objective of helping each person to get off the elevator at the indicated floor. To do this, you’ll just have to pay attention to all the numbers to take the elevator up or down as needed. In addition, at all times you’ll have to take a look at each guest to get the impatient ones where they need to go first. [Download]
There’s no doubt that airplanes are the safest way to travel. However, it wouldn’t be possible to make this statement if it weren’t for the hard work carried out by the security personnel at each airport. In Airport Security, this job is up to you. With a gameplay similar to that of the successful ID Please, in each round, you’ll have to follow certain guidelines to only let the people fly who meet certain criteria. [Download]
Mother Simulator: Family Life
If you haven’t yet experienced the joy of parenthood in real life, with Mother Simulator: Family Life you’ll be able to get a feel for the day-to-day life of a new mother. With 3D graphics, you’ll have to take care of a precious baby throughout the day. And, as if that weren’t enough, you’ll also have to pay attention to numerous household chores. In short, you won’t have a moment to relax if you want to get the highest score in each level. [Download]
Good Pizza, Great Pizza
If you love Italian food, then you’re in luck. More specifically, if you have a special weakness for handmade pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. In Good Pizza, Great Pizza you’ll get to play a pizza chef and prepare these delicacies according to your customers’ demands. To do this, you’ll have to add the right amount of each ingredient while keeping an eye on the cooking process so that the edges don’t get burnt. This one should definitely not be played on an empty stomach! [Download]
Plants vs Zombies 2
Here’s another one of the great classics in the casual games category. Plants vs Zombies 2 is an entertaining game where you’ll have to demonstrate your strategy and calculation skills against the clock. And you’d better meet the objective, otherwise the zombies will destroy your harvest. The approach to the battle is simple: on one side of the board you’ll find your plants and on the other, advancing little by little, you’ll see the living dead. Don’t let their apparent slowness fool you — they could sneak up on you sooner than you think. [Download]
Answer questions nonstop to prove your general knowledge and win all the prizes. This will be your main mission in the popular Etermax game that will give your neurons a workout. Through an attractive online mode, you’ll face off against people from all over the world to prove that there’s no trivia question that you can’t answer. [Download]
In this title you’ll have to get coins through different spins on a sort of slot machine. You’ll need to collect all the rewards you can in order to successfully attack the other players’ villages while you expand your own at full speed. The fun is guaranteed in this game, since you’ll be able to add your real friends to plunder their buildings while they’re offline. [Download]
Farming games started gaining popularity years ago and Hay Day is one of the best options that exists today for Android. It has an attractive interface and a very basic mission: to create your own farm and make it run properly. To do this, you’ll have to take care of planting, harvesting and taking care of the animals found in each of the areas that make up the place. [Download]
Big Farm: Mobile Harvest
Along the same lines as the previous title, you’ll get to put on your straw hat, flannel shirt and jeans to pass the time in Big Farm: Mobile Harvest. This title by Goodgame Studios, which also has a Windows version, transports you to a rural area where the hard work never stops. You’ll need to till the land with care to harvest different types of food while simultaneously taking care of the animals. All of this is essential in order to obtain coins and expand your farm. [Download]
The Sims Mobile
How many hours of your life have you spent playing The Sims? EA’s game never goes out of style and its smartphone version gives you practically the same experience as the numerous PC and console editions. You’ll be able to create your own characters by choosing from all kinds of bodies, faces and outfits. Once you’ve designed it, you’ll go on to build and decorate your own house, put together your family and achieve your goals in life. [Download]
Boss Life 3D
In recent times, you’ve probably seen countless claims online from certain gurus who hold the secret for helping you to become your own boss. In Boss Life 3D, you’ll get the full experience of being the person who manages all the operations inside an office. Throughout each round, you’ll complete entertaining minigames in which you’ll sign contracts, dismissal letters or accept new affiliations with other companies. In short, you’ll be in charge of making sure that everything runs smoothly so that the business prospers. [Download]
Miraculous Puzzle Hero
Ladybug is back in the game with another Android title that’s packed full of dozens of fun levels. Following the well-known bubble-popping gameplay, in Miraculous Puzzle Hero, you’ll have to clear each panel of colored spheres in order to keep the streets of Paris safe from danger. You’ll need to pay attention to the color of each character in order to burst the balls of the same color to defeat evildoers like Hawk Moth and Game Master. [Download]