Time taken to play fully: 15
Bake N Switch
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost.
Bake N Switch is a puzzle fighting game where 2-4 players are apprentice bakers fighting the "Mould" and taking on various Guardian bosses. It's ridiculously cute and a lot of silly fun, as you catch, merge and sacrifice the anthropomorphised dough...
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation, Sports and Strategy
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online.
Quantum League is a shooting game where you go back in time when you die, to play through the same loop of the battle. You have three lives and so play through the same short gun-fight three times. But each time you have more knowledge about what the...
Genres: Creative and Narrative
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.
Kind Words is unusual because of the main interaction. You write letters to real people and receive back encouraging letters in return. Set in a cosy room with soft furnishings and relaxing music, it creates a space in which to find support and...
Platforms: iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Action, Creative, Puzzle and Rhythm
This is a game about fishing and music. You drop your line into the water, catch a fish and make music along the way. There are different animal DJ's to choose, each with a different sound and 21 different underwater courses to fish in.
Platforms: Mac, PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports
Duration: Between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.
Dunk Lords is an over the top two-on-two basketball fighting game. While themed around the well-known sport, here it takes on a more aggressive and full-contact form. But the result is about the silly competitive dribbling, shooting and dunking rather...
Genres: Action, Creative, Narrative, Racing, Rhythm and Sports
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
This is a rhythm game where you press buttons in time with the music to score points. It sounds simple, but similar to games like Guitar Hero, it soon gets more complex. Unusually the rhythm play has a futuristic racing story.
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Creative and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Collapsus is a puzzle game where you match tiles. You rotate the screen to adjust which way is down, then tapping a single tiles makes it disappear. And vertical or horizontal lines with matching colours you create also disappear. Tapping a single tile...
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Puzzle
Duration: Between 1 minute and 15 minutes to play a round.
Here Kitty! is a real-world hide and seek game you play by hiding your phone. It's from the same team behind Heads Up. When the child calls out or gets near the phone makes cat noises to give them clues to find it. When it's...
Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS
Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
Spring Falls is a puzzle where you erode a geometric landscape to let water flow down the mountain and help plants grow. Along with the low-pressure puzzle play, the game offers a calming experience with soft visuals, ambient music and interactive...
Tint is a puzzle game you solve by painting. You mix watercolours to match the colour of the origami. The aesthetic and the low-pressure puzzles make for a soothing experience. There are no timers, no countdowns, no points and certainly no rush,...
Crossy Road Castle
Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform
Duration: Between 1 minute and 10 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Crossy Road Castle, is the follow up to the simple frogger Cross Road game. You play pixilated animals racing to the top of various towers that change every time you play.
Duration: Between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round.
Hide and seek game where you control a bush. You move around the screen in the dark during the night. Then, the next day, one of the players tries to spot where the bushes are by observing what has changed. The seeking player stands in the middle with a...
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 16 players online.
Witch It is a game where you play a witch or a hunter. The witches run and hide in the village and can turn into every-day items. Transforming into these props in such a way as they look like part of the world is key to hiding. Observing the placement...
Duration: Between 10 minutes and 12 minutes to complete.
Tree is a short 15 minute game that tells the story of a boy who plants a small tree. You control the planting, watering and how the tree grows each season. As you do this the years pass and the boy...
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Combo Postage is a jumping and stacking game. You play as Sue at her summer job as she dodges, tapes, and stomps boxes with a high-tech tape gun. Run into a box to tape it up then stomp to seal. It’s simple, hectic fun and as you realise you can line...
Art Of Rally
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Action, Racing, Simulation and Sports
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.
Art of Rally is a racing game that focuses on stylised off road motion from the creator of Absolute Drift. Slide through the hand-crafted stages set in Finland, Japan and Spain with varying weather and time of day.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC
Kissy Kissy! is a running-around game where you build defences against getting kissed by the grannies. You play Tiger and Bee, onesie-wearing grandchilden who don't want to be kissed
Toodee and Topdee
Genres: Platform and Puzzle
Toodee and Topdee is a platform puzzle game where you control two characters to complete single-screen levels. The twist is that each character exists in a different plane. Toodee is a top-down block-pushing world, while Topdee is side-on platforming....
Pac-Man Party Royale
Genres: Action and Strategy
Duration: Between 1 minute and 5 minutes to complete.
Pac-Man Party Royale is a four player version of Pac-Man. You must be the last man standing to win. You eat pellets to speed up and aim to the Super Pellet first to send opponents and ghosts running. There's a twist though, each opponent you eat turns...
Platforms: Web Browser
Genres: Action and Shooting
Duration: Between 6 minutes and 7 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 10 players online.
Costs: Free. Season pass and in-game 'loot box' purchases.
Krunker (Krunker.io and Krunker Free) is a shooting game where you compete against online opponents in various maps. As you level up you unlock weapons that help you in the game. It's unusual because you play it in any web browser with no need to...
Spin Rhythm XD
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC
Spin Rhythm is a music-timing game where you match button presses and stick movement with music indicators on the screen. It's intuitive and fun. Once you get the hang of it it feels like making music.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | Series S
Genres: Action and Sports
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 3 minutes to play a round.
Wreckout is a competitive sports game where you drive cars that catapult a ball into targets. Drawing on the classic Speedball games with a touch of Breakout, Micro Machines and Rocket League it offers a high octane and...
Platforms: Mac and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative and Puzzle
Wonderbox is a action-adventure game where you tap to build beautiful miniature diorama scenes in which to explore. Like Toad Treasure Tracker Each of these worlds has its own micro-adventure with enemies,...
Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Action, Open World, Platform and Simulation
Hot Lava is a running and jumping game where you mustn't touch the floor because it's covered in lava. It takes the childhood playground game online as you work to cross nostalgia-filled maps on your own or with other players
Drone The Game
Genres: Action, Creative, Racing, Shooting and Simulation
Drone The Game is a shooting battle with a highly controllable drone against other online players in arenas like maps. It's unusual because you build and customize your drone by dragging and dropping functional blocks that affect how the drone will fly....
Platforms: PC and Web Browser
Genres: Puzzle and Racing
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
Offroad Mania is a physics focused driving game that has you trying to navigate difficult off-road terrain. It's unusual because of the focus on travseral, vehicle administration and driving skill.
Space Wave Race
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round.
Space Wave Race is a racing game. You compete in an intergalactic racing championship where you will challenge the best pilots in the galaxy. It's designed to be able to be played with just the audio feedback, and offers a challenge for both sighted and...
Sizzle And Stew
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Simulation
Sizzle & Stew is a cooking game where you don’t have to follow the rules. It’s a lot of fun and works well in the two-player split-screen mode. Experiment as you explore all the kitchen gadgets to make a meal, or just see what happens when you put a...
Marching Order puts you in charge of a disorderly animal marching band. Listen to each animal’s requests to get them in the right order in the game about sequence, rules and order.
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
DragonBox is an educational series of games that teaches young children maths, such as algebra using pattern matching with symbols. Unlike other educational games, the fun is in the doing in DragonBox, rather than incentivising learning with separate...
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 6 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It’s another game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What’s not obvious from the start is the level of control that...
REKT! High Octane Stunts
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS
This is a stunt racing game for up to four players on one system. Players compete to chain tricks, to nail landings, drift corners and unlock more cars. The multiplayer game is where things really heats up, as players attack each other and score points...
Genres: Physically Active and Puzzle
Bounden is a smartphone dance game that gets players to use their bodies. Two people hold opposite ends of one smartphone then move together to keep a cursor over the ball.
Genres: Action, Physically Active, Puzzle and Strategy
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.
Costs: Free. In-game purchases.
Players pilot a spaceship, each with their own control panel on their smartphone or tablet screen. The switches, dials, sliders and levers are labelled with randomly-generated peculiar names: ‘Astral Synth’, ‘Gripvent’, ‘Starmesh’,...
Genres: Role-Playing and Strategy
Players: You can play with 9 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Triple Agent is a parlour-style game that uses one device passed between 5-9 players, assigning them either an agent or double-agent role as the game starts. There are tip-offs from the game about other players, the discussion around the table with each...
Moving Out is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company. With up to four players you work together to get items out of the house and into the van. Although this starts simply you soon find furniture that is an awkward shape or needs two...
Teach Your Monster To Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is a game about phonics, letters and reading. Children create a monster for a journey through three games. The combination of colourful well-animated characters and proper reading learning is both fun and powerful.
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Fighting and Racing
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 9 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.
Runbow is an unusual racing game where each player controls a coloured figure who must run and jump their way through the platform levels ahead of their opponents who are trying to do the same thing.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | Series S
Genres: Action and Puzzle
Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and Overcooked! All You Can Eat are collaborative cooking games for up to 4 players. You must keep talking to other players to coordinate the various elements of the dishes. It starts simply enough but soon gets more complicated...
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Web Browser, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Physically Active and Rhythm
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 6 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room and up to 64 players online.
Costs: Free-to-start. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves....
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
This is a game where you play a piece of paper that can be cut into different shapes. Through a series of puzzle levels, you adjust your shape by clipping and overlapping other players. Sometimes this is to match a shape, at others it is to catch a ball...
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Puzzle and Turn-Based
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.
Costs: Free-to-start. In-game purchases.
In Peggle, you fire a small ball into an array of pins that are triggered and disappear when the ball touches them. It's like a bright, saccharine pachinko game. But. being electronic you can earn all sort of bonus balls and abilities by hitting...
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Racing and Strategy
Trailblazers is a racing video game where you paint the track your colour to gain a boost. In multiplayer mode, this creates a uniquely co-operative race. There are 8 different vehicles to choose, each with different stats and capabilities.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Puzzle and Rhythm
Chime is a block-dropping music puzzle game where you control a single shape to move, rotate, and then place it onto a grid. A beatline moves across the grid in time with the music, setting off events when it hits placed shapes.
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Rhythm
Lumines is a music puzzle game where you rotate and align small blocks to form squares of a single colour. As you do this, in time with the music, they are erased as the beat line passes over them. The game is lost when the blocks reach the top of the...
Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports
QWOP is a sports game with a difference. You have to control each limb of your virtual athlete. This changes it from a challenge of hitting buttons to using the touch screen or keyboard to deftly co-ordinate movement to gain forward motion. It's really...
Genres: Action, Platform, Shooting and Strategy
Retimed is a multiplayer shooting game where players can create a bubble that slows down time. This makes the usual frantic shooting and dodging more achievable as when you are in danger you have more time to get out of the way.
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online.
KartRider is an online kart racing game. You race and customise your kart on a variety of different circuits. Along with the usual fantasy vehicles this includes real cars. It's similar to Mario Kart and has power-ups and drift...
Tower of Babel No Mercy
Genres: Action and Simulation
Tower of Babel is a game where you work with friends to build a tower out of buildings. You control the game with a single button (and one more for special abilities) to drop your building on the stack. It swings left and right so you have to time it...
Super One More Jump
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch and iOS
Genres: Action and Platform
Super One More Jump is a jumping platform game you control with a single tap or button press. You control the little character who automatically moves forward. Your task is to press jump at the right time so you can progress through the level.
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS
Players: You can play with 12 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.
Genres: Action, Racing and Simulation
Supermarket Shriek is a kart racing game where you control a shopping trolley with a goat co-pilot. You have to navigate through obstacles and challenges in a range of shops, boutiques and supermarkets.
Super Mario Run
Players: You can play this with 1 player online.
Super Mario Run is a running and jumping game you play by tapping the screen to jump. You character automatically runs and you just tap at the right time to avoid obstacles and jump on enemies. It sounds too simple to be fun but is actually a cleverly...
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Creative and Puzzle
HyperDot is a dodging game, where you control a small circle and must move to avoid collisions with other shapes. It sounds too simple to be fun, but the cover design and variation in challenge make it a really enjoyable game.
Platforms: PC and iOS
Forza Street is a simpler racing game from the team behind Forza Motorsport. You race other players to earn and purchase a lineup of high powered cars. Races are quick and focus on the cinematic rather than realism.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4
Players: You can play this with 60 players online.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy...
Pushy and Pully
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.
Pushy and Pully is a puzzle game where you push blocks into enemies to kill them, or into each other to gain special attacks. The action takes place on a single screen with up to two players. After 10 levels there is a large enemy to defeat before...
Platforms: Android, PC, Web Browser and iOS
Soccer Physics is a super simple football game you play by pressing one button. Made by Otto-Ville Ojala who also made the similar one-button games Wrestle Jump and Tank of Tanks, it's designed to be silly and fun. The matches are 2-on-2 and you time...
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii
Genres: Platform and Strategy
Pac-Man Vs. is a version of Pac Man adapted for multiple players. One player controls Pac-Man and tries to eat the pellets, while the others control the ghosts to try to catch him. Each team scores points in different ways, and the first team to hit the...
Ear Hockey is a bat and ball competitive game played by listening to the in-game audio alone; no screen required. It uses spatial audio cues to signal to the player where they are in the play-space and where the main game object, the ball, is travelling.
Formula Retro Racing
Formula Retro Racing is a retro 90's arcade racing game. This Virtua Racing style combines the simplicity of visuals and racing style with some proper attention to the skill needed to get to the front of the grid.
Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation
Battloon is a colourful battle game, where each of the four players controls a balloon-like creature. You try and bounce the other players into spikes on the arena walls by puffing out air to propel yourself in a direction.
Jump Rope Challenge
Genres: Action and Rhythm
Jump Rope Challenge is a virtual skipping game where you hold the Switch controllers like rope handles and skip. The game displays an on-screen counter and you can play with another person at the same time as you compete for a high score.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.
The Otterman Empire is a fun shooting game where you battle anthropomorphic characters in Splatoon-like arena encounters.
Genres: Fighting, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.
Gerrrms (yes, Germs with three r's) is a light-hearted infection themed fighting game. You control one of 12 tiny germs and fight for dominance within the human body. However, you can only move around by swinging from hooks inside a corporeal arena....
Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Strategy
Conduct Together is a strategy game where you control toy trains along the overlapping train tracks. Each train can be started and stopped with a specific button. Other buttons change different points. The aim is to transport the people from one...
Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Rhythm
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 4 minutes to play a round.
Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso is a rhythm game where you play classical piano music by pressing buttons in time with each note. This starts easily buy builds up so you are playing complex pieces of music from a range of composers.
Shaun White's Snowboarding
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS
Genres: Action and Racing
Shaun White's Snowboarding is a series of snowboard racing games that focus on recreating, move for move, the downhill and halfpipe snowbound experience. You race down a mountain landscape steering with intuitive controls and performing point-earning...
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room and up to 12 players online.
Team Sonic Racing is the latest kart racing game in a series featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and other Sega characters. Like Mario Kart, you control one of 15 characters in races using fantasy sports cars, while performing tricks,...
Grand Slam Tennis
Platforms: Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Simulation and Sports
Grand Slam Tennis is a tennis game. You choose one of the 23 real tennis players or create your own. You can play either singles or doubles. Unlike other tennis games, this focuses on hitting the ball with a gesture via the Wii Remote. This extends the...
Breath of Light
Breath of Light is a meditative puzzle game where you guide the breath of light through sand and water. With no score or time-limits and with all levels unlocked from the start, the focus is on relaxation and breathing rather than the challenge and its...
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Boomerang Fu is a fighting game where you control small food-like characters. Using your boomerang the aim is to slice the other players with ranged or melee attacks. You can use a large range of power-ups such as: explosive boomerangs, disguise and...
Drink More Glurp
Players: You can play with 20 players in the same room and up to 1 player online.
Drink More Glurp is a wacky sports game where you take turns to play athletic challenges. The twist is that you have to control your over-long arms with a separate joystick and your body is a wheel you can roll along on if you lift your arms right up....
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Hotshot Racing is a simple and fast racing game. You have to drift round corners, hit the apex on razor-sharp bends in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments.
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Shooting
Ghost Grab is a puzzle game where you shoot a beam of light at ghosts to chain them together before popping them to score points. It's simple to start with but soon gives way to a frantic score-attack challenge with it's unique way to score points.
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Duration: Between 1 minute and 2 minutes to play a round.
A Good Snowman (Is Hard To Build) is puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen. On each level you must roll your snowballs to be the right size and then position them on each other to make a snowman.
Inertial Drift is a racing game set in an alternative 90s retro future. Unusually, you use two sticks to control the direction with one stick and the drift with the other. Choose to either enter races or play the single player story mode, where you...
Lumi Nova: Tales of Courage
Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Role-Playing
Lumi Nova: Tales of Courage is a role-playing game with puzzles and tasks that help 7-12 year olds deal with anxiety about different situations. You create a character in the game, explore dungeons and find treasure. Along the way characters offer...
Puyo Puyo Champions
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.
Puyo Puyo Champions (Puyo Puyo eSports in Japan) is the latest in a puzzle game series where you line up slime-like Puyo creatures who fall from the top of the screen. The trick is to rotate the groups of two, three, and four colours to line up with...
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active, Racing and Sports
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Kart Live, Mario Kart Home Circuit) is a kart racing game with a difference. You play on the Switch but use it to control a real life Mario kart that races around...
Genres: Creative, Platform and Puzzle
Pac-Man Geo combines the classic pill-collecting arcade game with the real world. Unlike Pokemon Go, you don't run around outside, but use real world locations to make the mazes around which you are chased by ghosts.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl
Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a team competitive battle a little like Pong/Breakout. The aim is to smash a glowing disc past the opponents' defences, rather than directly hitting the other players which gives it a sports rather than combat feel.
Cats Are Cute
Costs: Free. In-game 'loot box' purchases.
Cats are Cute is a pet care game where you look after cats and build a town. You collect a variety of cats and buildings around which the cats play and hide. It's really easy to play for youngsters and relaxing for older players.
Traffix is a puzzle game that puts you in charge of traffic lights on different road systems. By changing the lights to red, orange and green you work to get traffic to flow on increasingly complex and busy roads. It sounds complex, but with simple...
Genres: Puzzle and Shooting
Blind Spot is a hidden target game. However you have to identify the location of the targets without any audio or visual clues. As you run your two fingers over the screen you are provided vibration feedback that increases as you home in on the two...
Brunch Club is a cooking game where you possess and move food around the kitchen to complete different recipes. This unusual way to cook creates a unique and silly challenge you take on with up to four people.
Super Mario Bros. 35
Players: You can play this with 35 players online.
Super Mario Bros. 35 is Mario combined with Fortnite's battle royale online competition. You play a Mario game, but as you score points you send one of the other 35 players enemies and hazards. Jump on a Koopa and send it to the leader on points or...
Jumpy Wall is a game where you must climb up a shaft by jumping between two walls. As you progress you'll meet more obstacles that aim to kill your little pixel character. Wall jump from left to right to get higher and higher while avoiding spikes and...
Unrailed! is a co-op strategy game where you work with friends to build a train line across endless landscapes. Along with finding the resources to build track, bridges and tunnels you need to deal with local inhabitants, upgrade your train, and watch...
Alpaca Ball: Allstars
Alpaca Ball: Allstars is a football (soccer) game played with four legged furry animals. Rather than kick the ball you whack it with your head and long neck. You can also block and ram your opponents, or dive-kick them out the way.
Race the Sun
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS
Race the Sun is an arcade-inspired racing game where you helm a solar-powered craft. Your objective is simple, hurdle towards the sun dodging obstacles for as long as possible before the sun sets.
Genres: Action, Puzzle, Rhythm and Simulation
Unspottable is a puzzle game where you try and work out which of the identical characters are controlled by other players and which are computers. It's a race to punch your friends before they punch you, but the more times you get it wrong the more...
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting
Although Minecraft – where players place blocks to build structures, sculpt the landscape and create adventures – is the best-selling game of all time, some of the best aspects of it are little known. Along with the exploration, building and...
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 5 minutes to complete.
Passage passage.toolness.org is a super-simple game from the same developer as One Hour One Life on the theme of a life well lived. Although just a few minutes long, it offers an unusual interactive metaphor for the...
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action and Fighting
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 64 players online.
Bomberman is the spiritual ancestor to last-player-standing battles like Fortnite and Apex Legends, but here you all play on the same screen and have the same bomb weapon. There are lots of versions, but in all of them you battle with up to eight...
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle, Rhythm and Shooting
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Games don’t get any sillier than the WarioWare series. Each of its mini-games presents a basic yet peculiar challenge for the player. A simple scene appears on the screen with a one-word clue about what to do. In the few seconds of the countdown you...
Clash of Clans
Genres: Action, Fighting and Strategy
Players: You can play this with 50 players online.
Clash of Clans is a cartoony strategy war game played on smartphones and tablets. Set in a fantasy world, you take charge of a village and must build defences against attack from other players. Likewise, you gain resources by attacking others.
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to complete.
Clash Royale is a real-time strategy game where you collect cards to gain units and powers for a player vs. player battle. It's like a simpler version of Clash of Clans.
Stormbound Kingdom Wars
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 2 players online.
Stormbound is a strategic battle game combining Chess and Clash Of Clans gameplay. You build an army by earning cards for different units, defences and abilities. These have to be carefully chosen to do well in the battles...
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Fighting, Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based
Duration: Between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.
Spaceland is a quick turn-based strategy game where you command sci-fi troopers to shoot, kick, blow up and destroy the enemy. It's a little like a game of chess as you equip and plan your missions, before carefully moving and attacking on your turn.
Platforms: Android, PC, PlayStation Portable and iOS
Canabalt is a side-on running game where you press jump at the right time to keep a small character from falling off buildings or crashing into things. With minimalist visuals, you play the small suited man fleeing from an unknown threat. As the game...
Cuphead is a running, jumping and shooting game that looks like an old Mickey Mouse cartoon. You play on your own or with someone else and work across the screen, jumping gaps, shooting enemies and avoiding projectiles.
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Brawlhalla is an online fighting game where, like Smash Bros, the goal is to knock opponents off the stage. You do this by using your characters specific attacks to damage them until they can't get back to the platform.
StarCrossed is an breakout style game where you shoot a projectile between two players to hit and destroy enemies. You play one of a cast of 5 space-faring heroes, each with unique abilities. Each level pits you against enemies that shoot at you with...
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Sports
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a series of simple competitive sports games featuring characters from Nintendo and Sega. Each game in the series is themed around a different Olympic year and location.
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Racing
Aqua Lungers is a fighting and collecting game where you control a diver that can dash and swim through underwater levels. You are racing to collect more treasure, faster than your opponents and get it back to your base.
Gang Beasts is an over the top brawling game where you play wobbly characters who kick, throw, push, pull and pummel up to seven other rivals to win. The game models real physics so you have to work with the grappling and jelly-like bodies to both get...
Game & Wario
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
Game & Wario is a series of small games designed for families to enjoy. Like NintendoLand it shows off the different sorts of game you can play on the Wii U not possible on other systems. Because of this the quality and depth...
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
Genres: Fighting, Simulation and Strategy
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (know as TABS) is a fighting game where you choose different armies and troops to battle each other in an automatic simulation that models their offensive and defensive abilities. Once setup the fight is largely...
Singled Out is a spot the difference shooting game. Like the classic Guess Who game you have seconds to identify your target in a crowd. Make sure you only shoot the character matching the eyes, nose and mouth clues and you score points. The quicker you...
Drive Buy is a vehicle combat game where you race around an arena world to make the most credits. The game is fast paced and strategic with a variety of power-ups, game modes, customisation, maps and the ability to play with others online. In this way...
Champions of Shenga
Genres: Fighting and Strategy
Champions of Shenga is a fantasy card-battling game. You assemble a deck of creatures, equipment and spells in order to compete, but play is regulated via a special heart rate monitor designed to help players track and master their emotions while...
Genres: Action, Shooting and Strategy
Players: You can play this with 32 players online.
Phantom Forces (Phantom Forces Console on Xbox) is a popular game on Roblox. Phantom Forces isn’t available on iOS or Android. It's a shooting game played in an online arena in teams. Although it looks simple, it offers a high skill challenge similar...
Genres: Action, Role-Playing and Strategy
Players: You can play with 10 players in the same room and up to 10 players online.
Among Us (and the upcoming sequel Among Us 2) is a strategy game where crew-mates prepare their space ship for launch by completing tasks. However, one of the players is an impostor intent on sabotaging the ship and killing the crew. As the game...
Platforms: Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Open World, Puzzle and Strategy
Impostor is a space survival game like Among Us. It is a community created version of that official game on Roblox as Impostor, but also on Minecraft as a couple of minigames called Among Us and Impostor. The Roblox game is a version of Among Us for...
Cookies Must Die
Genres: Fighting and Platform
Cookies Must Die is a platform game where you fight mutant cookies. Your character is a genetically modified super human who now, thanks to the scientists, has the ability to hurl its self across the lab facility, aiming at foes and avoiding obstacles.
Platforms: Android, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS
Jetpack Joyride is a running, jumping and shooting game you play by just tapping the screen or button at the right time to control your jetpack. Your play a scientist who runs through each of the levels and must survive and get to the end.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Genres: Action, Racing and Rhythm
Asphalt 9: Legends is a racing game in the series that focuses on fast driving fun. This year the game adds new cars, a wide range of accessible control schemes, race modes, and nitro boosts for extra speed.
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | Series S
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Strategy
Players: You can play this with 7 players online.
Hello Neighbor is a stealth survival game with a horror feel. You try and sneak into the basement of their neighbour’s house to uncover a "horrible secret". The game responds to your strategy by setting traps along paths the player followed in...
Tooth and Tail
Platforms: Mac, PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Open World and Strategy
Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game about anthropomorphic animals. Before each match, you choose a commander from four factions and six units from a pool of twenty. You then use these units to build farms, lookouts and gather resources.
#SelfCare is a companion game that aims to create space for your feelings. Unlike other apps that remind or incentivize you to take a break, breath or even just to stand up, #SelfCare offers interactions and narrative that create a context for you to...
Platforms: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Switch
Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Strategy
Clubhouse Games, is a series that offers classic board and card games in one large bundle. It's not only great value but introduces children to a wide range of real-world games to play with the family.
Jet Lancer is a high-speed air combat game, similar to Luftrausers (and much older inertia shooting games like Virus/Zarch), where you pilot giant robots to deal with Sky Pirates. The novelty here is the nuanced and instinctive control of the craft. The...
Platforms: PlayStation 5
Players: You can play this with 8 players online.
Destruction AllStars is a futuristic combat-destruction sports game. You compete in teams in an arena battle. Players aim to destroy other players cars or fight hand to hand on foot.
Platforms: Android, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Creative, Puzzle and Simulation
Scribblenauts is a series of puzzle games where you solve by typing the names of everyday objects so they appear in the game and let you progress. What's surprising is the sheer number of items included in the game. This means you can solve problems in...
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Shooting
Worms Rumble is a multiplayer game where 32 worm characters try and shoot each other. It takes the usual turn-based Worms formula in a real time direction complete with a battle royale mode like Fortnite.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS Apple Arcade
HyperBrawl Tournament is a sports combat game. Played in futuristic arenas you must smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline player versus player battles. It's like an updated version of the classic Speedball or...
Players: You can play this with 42 players online.
Spellbreak is an online magic battle like Fortnite, but this battle royale is fought with spells rather than guns. This means more varied gameplay and tactics as you master different elemental magic and cast powerful spell combinations.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One
Players: You can play this with 11 players online.
Darwin Project is a battle royale game like Fortnite. Player fight to collect resources to survive and upgrade their character. As well as surviving in extreme conditions you track opponents and set traps. In addition to the ten players is...
Genres: Fighting and Simulation
Fight Crab is an fighting game where you battle with weaponised crabs. But rather than pressing buttons to pull off moves, you have to work with the game’s over-the-top physics. This combines with giant crustaceans, insane weapons and claws to create...
Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting
Rogue Company is an online shooting game where players compete in teams to win rounds. You play as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and go to war in a variety of different game modes.
Deep Rock Galactic
Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy
Deep Rock Galactic is shooting game where you play a team of dwarves in a totally destructible world. You explore caves and battle enemy hordes that are different each time you play (like Left 4 Dead).
Call of Duty Mobile
Players: You can play this with 100 players online.
Call of Duty Mobile is a shooting game where up to 100 players compete on large battlefield maps. To win, players shoot each other, ideally in the head, in a range of modes. Fast 5v5 team deathmatches. Sniper vs sniper battles.
Dead by Daylight
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | Series S and iOS
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 7 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 5 players online.
Dead by Daylight is a survival horror game where one player takes on the role of a killer and another other four try and work together to survive. It's unusual because of this asynchronous play and its cross-over with different franchise-inspired themes.
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