People spend their free time in a varieties of ways. Some like to listen to music, while others kill time with games. Gaming is a massive industry, especially in the world of mobile, given how advanced the hardware is getting each year, better and improved games are coming through each year. However, there are some games out there that don’t require a lot of hardware or space on your phone, but are still incredibly addictive. We’re going to talk about a few such games today, particularly the ones that are currently crowding the market. We’re also keeping freshness in mind, so we’re only talking about the top 5 puzzle or strategy games that can be played without requiring an internet connection.
These games are sure to keep you hooked, and in some cases, even spend a buck or two to progress further in the game. This is precisely the reason these games are immensely popular among the masses, teens and young adults in particular. If you’re a sucker for games like these, you’re definitely going to love our list. So without waiting any further, let’s get to our top five offline puzzle strategy games available in 2018.
5 best offline puzzle strategy games
Using the same basic premise as other puzzle games in the genre, Toon Blast consists of a collection of cartoon characters that can solve a multitude of puzzles and progress further in the game. This game comes from the developer behind Toy Blast, which is immensely popular in the marketplace. You are expected to solve puzzles by matching three or more blocks of the same color, which is how most puzzle games work. But what makes it stand apart is the inclusion of some very good cartoon characters like Cooper Cat, Wally Wolf, Bruno Bear and several others.
There are going to be obstacles along your way, and the key is to fight through them to unlock bonuses and other treats. You can even go on to create your own team to battle against other online opponents. The best part about this game is that you can be playing it on two Android devices thanks to online game data syncing. There are some unique objectives that you will have to complete as you finish your levels, making the overall gameplay experience incredibly rewarding. The app is free to download, and there are no ads. However, in-app purchases are expected to lure you in, given that it can greatly help your chances to progress further within the game. The app is compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 and above.
Not a lot needs to be said about Candy Crush Saga, which is one of the most popular mobile games of our time. While several games have come and gone, Candy Crush Saga has withstood the test of time by adding new and attractive features overtime. It’s incredibly addictive and the developers rake in thousands of dollars with in-app purchases alone. There are several levels here, and the goal is to beat your friends and peer by surpassing the level they’re on. The game works the same way as any other puzzle game, in that it requires users to match three or more colors of candy to cut down excess candy until none are remaining. There are multiple boosters and other features along the way to help you get the most out of your gameplay. This is where in-app purchases come in to the picture. While a certain amount of in-game currency is given each day, it ceases to be sufficient as you progress further in the game.
If you’re into puzzle games, we recommend you to try this out. We have to warn you, however, that Candy Crush Saga, much like any other match based puzzle games are incredibly addictive. The game comes for free, and has no ads. But there are in-app purchases here. You will need an Android device running version 2.3 or higher to make this game work.
From the same makers as Toon Blast, this is the game that started it off for the developers. Consisting of a variety of toys, the game asks you to match three or more in a row to free up space and ultimately finish your round. Naturally, there are in-game boosters to enhance your experience. Making in-app purchase will greatly improve your chances of progressing further in the levels. Initially, however, you are not required to shell out any money. But given the addictive nature of the game, it is likely that most users will be motivated to use real money to purchase in-game credits.
You get a slew of magical powers within the game as the player, which will help you match more toys and get more rewards within the game. You can compete with your friends thanks to Facebook leaderboards, which will give you a good idea of who’s spending a lot of time playing this particular game. This also offers users the motivation to keep playing. Toy Blast is a free app, and has no ads. There are in-app purchases, though.
While this is yet another match-3 puzzle game, it’s completely different from the ones we come across usually. This is mainly due to the kind of gameplay and the graphics that the developer offers. It also uses a slightly more adult component (jewels) within the game, which is an indication that it is targeted for everyone and not just children. While this is a match-3 game in theory, you can match more jewels to receive special bonuses to help you break the wall easily.
The developer mentions that the game is easy to play but challenging to master, which makes it incredibly enticing. The best part here, for me anyway, is that you can play the game without requiring an internet connection. The game is free to download, although there are ads and in-app purchases on board.
This is a slightly different game compared to everything else we’ve mentioned on this list, as it requires a bit of English skills. You are required to swipe from the screen to form words. There are alphabets laid out and it’s up to you to make up as many words with those alphabets as possible. A good hold on the English language is recommended before playing this game. However, one will find that the words used here are not that complex since it’s a game meant for kids and young adults. You can brush up your word skills with this game, which makes this the only educational puzzle game on this list. This game also functions on coins, which is the in-game currency. Even though the game is free to download, you will have to deal with ads. There are in-app purchases to get rid of the ads, however, while you can also purchase boosters and other tools to help you progress further within the game.