The landscape of gaming has changed considerably over the years and there’s now a plethora of games available for mobile phones. The evolution in the mobile game market means there is now a staggering 1.48 billion mobile gamers worldwide according to Statista.

Gone are the days of Snakes and Tetris where mobile games were slow and one-dimensional. Mobile phone advancements and the creation of app stores have brought key gaming manufacturers into the market and today’s games range from simple puzzle games to multi-player strategy games, which now make mobile gaming a real option for casual and serious gamers. Indeed, Statista estimated that 32% of games market revenue has come from mobile games.

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Strategic War Games

Amongst the most popular mobile games on the market, strategic war games immerse you into a world where you build a base, create an army, forge allegiances with other players and fight battles to increase your rankings. Whether you want to slay monsters, attack goblin encampments or destroy other players’ armies, there’s a game for you. Some of the highest grossing mobile games according to Think Gaming are the Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Mobile Strike and Game of War – Fire Age.

Social Puzzle Games

Games have always been a competitive and social activity and mobile gaming hasn’t changed that. Mobile games aimed at solving puzzles to achieve higher levels are addictive in their nature and are quick and easy to learn. These games are designed to allow you to compete against your friends through leaderboards on Facebook and other platforms. Candy Crush Saga is by far the leading game in this arena, which sees you swap candies around the boards to advance yourself through thousands of levels.

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Online Casinos & Slot Games

The ever-popular casinos have transitioned into the mobile gaming world and have continued to capture and thrill players through high stakes and jackpots. Online casinos have all your favorites such as blackjack, roulette games and mobile slots as well as new and exciting games to tempt you.  There are plenty of online casinos to choose from with a variety of offerings including slot games based on TV series such as Games of Thrones. Some brands tempt new customers with no deposit offers, free spins or payment options such as mobile slots pay by phone bill. All will have you stepping into the magical world filled bright lights, the distinctive noise of spinning wheels and hopes of a big win.

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Real World/Gaming World Crossovers

As gaming has advanced, the crossover between a game and the real world is getting ever closer. Pokémon Go was one of the biggest crazes in the summer 2016, seeing over 100 million downloads. Pokémon Go had gamers from across the world on their feet exploring their neighborhoods to catch as many Pokémon as possible, and for the first time interacting with what’s known as Augmented Reality through their mobile screen.

A World of More Games

These are just a taste of some of the highest grossing mobile games. With plenty more titles coming to the market pushing the boundaries further, who knows what might be in 2017 top list? In the meantime, check out Crashland, The Trail or the inventive Snipperclips puzzle – they should certainly be on your list of games to check out.