Top games to play with friends on smartphones

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There are several games on both of my iOS devices at any given time from just about every genre. But there are only a few games I go back to on an almost daily basis and that’s because they are fun, addictive, and a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

These “casual” games are turn-based and require you to connect with a friend to start playing — there is no single-player option with this collection. They have also been around for a while, but that’s kind of the point: these are the games I continue to play because it only requires a couple of minutes to take my turn and send it to a friend. While it is sometimes a pain to go in and complete my turns (especially when life gets busy), the overall experience of competing with your friends and family is a good one and acts as a way to stay connected, even in our busy everyday lives.

This week’s collection of apps is all about connecting with friends with casual games. The first plays like an old table-top classic, with modern extras that keep the game fun. The second is a color-matching game where you lay down groups of three tiles for points. The third is a dice game where you’ll take turns with a friend to get specific dice rolls.

The Inspiration power-up shows you words on the board. If both people can use it it's not cheating, right?

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