Earlier in the year, we brought you five of the best games on Apple Arcade for the whole family. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on another five of our favorite titles to keep you and your loved ones entertained…
Assemble with Care
One of the early favorites when Apple Arcade launched was Assemble with Care, which is the brainchild behind the ustwo games studio, who’ve made games such as Whale Trail and Monument Valley. In ‘Care’, you’ll play as Maria, a restorer of antiques who’s on a working holiday. This storytelling experience will see you get to grips with the inhabitants of Bellariva, repairing their treasured possessions and uncovering mysteries and memories on the way. This is a one-time experience; once you’ve delved into the history of characters and solved puzzles, you won’t want to go back to it, but it’s worth a playthrough, especially on the Mac.
Lego Builder’s Journey
If you ever wanted to play LEGO inside of your iPhone, you’re in luck. Builder’s Journey lets you move and rotate some of Lego’s most iconic bricks into the right places so that you can build structures, create paths, and take your character through a journey. This is a laid-back, low-effort game that you can enjoy with the kids, with a soothing soundtrack and puzzles that aren’t overcomplicated. What really makes this game stand out is its sound effects; once you have found the right brick and selected its location, there’s a satisfying and familiar “click”.
Card of Darkness
There might be thousands of card games on the App Store, but none hit like Card of Darkness. This game takes players through a series of cards, with each level working on a four by four grid. Your goal is to cut a path to the stairwell, depleting the cards as you go. It does require some skill and practice, but once you understand the basics of each card and their strength and value, you’ll quickly work your way through the levels and find success.
Developed by Unisoft, Rayman Mini is a runner platforming game designed for the whole family. Your character is shrunk to the size of an ant, and you’ll need to buddy up with plants, mushrooms, and insects to work your way through a rich natural landscape, encountering trees, nests, rivers, and more across almost 50 levels. The best part? With lots of Easter eggs and hidden treats, you can play through each level dozens of times before it gets stale.
What The Golf?
You don’t need to be a fan of golf to enjoy this unusually-named puzzler, which requires you to get an object – whether that’s a slice of pizza or a cat – into a hole. Perhaps one of the most redeeming features of this title is that it’s packed with outlandish and unexpected level designs and mechanics, and though it’s certainly not for everyone, it’s popular amongst kids, and once you’ve powered through the first few challenges, you’ll struggle to close the app!
Which of these is your favorite? Let us know and check back soon for more.