Drawing something is great, but you can sketch only so many cats before you need a change of pace. Challenge your opponents to one of these turn-based multiplayer games.Hero Academy
What would chess look like with explosions and orcs? Like our dreams. It would also look like this board game. Field knights, wizards, priests, and archers against your friend’s army, or boost your forces with in-app purchases of dwarves, elves, and shamans.
WIRED Challenging strategy hooks you. Hot elven assassins (if you’re into that sort of thing).
TIRED No single-player. Serious case of “dwarf envy” if you don’t buy the $2 upgrades.
Hero Academy, Free for iOS, Android coming soon.
Ticket to Ride Pocket
Your mom can’t handle Hero Academy, and you’d rather gouge your eyes out than play another round of Words With Friends. This touchscreen take on the popular Ticket to Ride board game is your solution. Draw cards to create routes between designated cities before Mom does the same.
WIRED Mix of luck and strategy makes it fun for both geeks and casual players. Simple yet elegant interface.
TIRED It can take longer to open the app than it does to complete a single turn.
Ticket to Ride Pocket, $2 for iOS
Worms 2: Armageddon
These irate worms have been around since even before those birds got angry. But it’s taken until now to get a push-to-play version of this addictive strategy romp. Lob grenades, explosive sheep, and an overwhelming arsenal of other weapons to subdue your opponent’s worms.
WIRED You read the part about explosive sheep? Hosts up to 16 concurrent games.
TIRED Steep learning curve. Almost too complex for iPhone screens.
Worms 2: Armageddon, $3 for iOS
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