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Mobilewalla: Playing games with your smartphone

Mobile games began as a rather solitary pursuit. Now you can play a wide variety of games with friends and family, and, if you like, never get any work done.

Apple apps

Dice With Buddies Free (Free)* This simple dice game, similar to Yahtzee, challenges you to beat other players by rolling the winning numbers first. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100)

Word Chums ($3.99)* Word Chums takes the classic multiplayer crossword game and adds interest with the ability to level up and be represented by a fun avatar. (Score: 99/100)

Draw Something ($2.99)* Draw Something generally leads to laughing out loud as you struggle to draw or to interpret a friend’s drawing; it’s like hand-illustrated charades. (Score: 98/100)

Angry Birds Friends (Free)* Angry Birds Friends allows you to challenge your friends to join weekly tournaments to see who is the superior avian hunter of pigs. (Score: 94/100)

UNO & Friends (Free)* UNO is a card strategy game loved by millions. Challenge your friends to this fast-moving game with your mobile device. (Score: 93/100)

Android apps

Family Feud 2 (Free)* Ready to play the Feud? You can with this new mobile version of the classic TV game show. Invite family, friends or players worldwide to join you. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100)

Words With Friends (Free)* Words With Friends started the whole craze to play games not only with your friends, but often with your mom and your boss! (Score: 98/100)

Scramble With Friends ($1.99)* This word-scramble game requires you to rapidly make words under extreme time pressure and in competition with your friends. (Score: 96/100)

Gems With Friends (Free)* This match-three game challenges you and your friends to match and align gems in competition with each other. (Score: 94/100)

Chess With Friends Free (Free)* Chess With Friends gives strategy gamers a forum in which to challenge each other to be the first to checkmate and win the reward of bragging rights. (Score: 91/100)

*Available on Apple and Android.