What are the best Android games you can play with one hand?

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    #1Crossy Road

    Crossy Road

    Crossy Road is a Frogger-style one-handed pixel game where you try to cross the road without being hit. This action game was developed by Hipster Whale. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ai Liu
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "This is definitely a rip-off of Frogger! Actually I can see so many things this game has been "inspired" by. Just look at the title screen. The text style is exactly like what Minecraft uses. Even the blocky polygons that make up the objects and characters in game look like they got kidnapped from Minecraft and then made to cross the road for their lives. Although this game glamorizes the thing our parents told us we shouldn't do on the road (for our own sake) and the fact that it is a blatant rip-off of the beloved Frogger and Minecraft games, I'm glad it somehow retained and actually improved on the fun factor of the original. Rockets, birds, trains, there's so much more ways to die it's actually entertaining! So yeah, take away the fact that this is probably a lawsuit waiting to happen, it's actually a pretty amusing game to play especially if you're writing your homework with one hand and your left hand has nothing else better to do."
  2. 20

    #2Monument Valley

    Monument Valley
    Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game. Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

    Amazon, Android, iOS

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    Michael Vasquez
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This game is a bit weird at first. It is a puzzle inside a puzzle mixed with a riddle. You can play it with one hand but you need a sharp eye and a bright mind. It is also beautiful, the world comes to life as you play the game. Clear your schedule when you start because you will want to keep playing for hours."
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    #3One More Line

    One More Line
    One More Line is a free and fast-paced arcade game for iOS and Android that can be controlled with just one fingertip. It features a retro-styled graphics and cool mechanics.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Linda Hernandez
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "One More Line is the most perfect game to play when you are just relaxing or tied up doing something else. You only need one hand so I play while I'm watching tv or cooking dinner. The graphics are great and the game is super fun and face paced. "
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    #4Trivia Crack

    Trivia Crack
    Trivia Crack is a free online quiz game developed and published by Etermax in 2013 for both Android and iOS devices. Users can play against their friends even in foreign languages and even share their own achievements.

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Richard Sanchez
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Trivia Crack a guilty pleasure. I really enjoy the challenge and the ability to pick it up and play for a second here and there. I really love the fact I can play with just one hand while holding my toddler with the other. Trivia keeps you sharp."
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    #5Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

    Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

    Pokemon Shuffle Mobile is a match-3 Pokemon collecting game. Match Pokemons in order to perform attacks and collect the ones you win in order to build your troop of Pokemon for your next match.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I am really not a big fan of Pokemon, but Pokemon Shuffle Mobile is a decent time killer. The catch rate for Pokemon is somewhat low which can be frustrating, however, there is game progression and interesting puzzles which can keep you engaged and wanting to play. Not the best game in my opinion but if you like Pokemon this may be worth downloading."
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    Compulsive is a competitive match three puzzler that is free to play and includes in app purchases. The game mechanic is easy but effective. You just drag tiles anywhere on the board as long as the dropped tile joins another of same color and join four or more to score points. Both for android and apple

    Android, iOS

    Free- Free

    Ding Yu
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Definitely playable with one hand but the experience is much better with two. It feels like this game was designed for use of both hands rather than one. Still a fun, simple game that many could enjoy."
  4. 15



    Reigns is an indie strategy and simulation video game developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital. Players take the role of a medieval monarch with the aim of juggling requests from advisors, peasants, and allies.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Gerald Robinson
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "Reigns is great! I like to game while multitasking, so one handed games are ideal. Reigns gave me that option and also gave me a lot of good graphics and great game play that was both challenging and rewarding."
  5. 15


    KAMI is a simple and beautiful puzzle game in which you have to choose a color and fill the screen in as few moves as you can. It features more than 60 puzzles to solve with a handcrafted Japanese look created using real paper.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Quintero
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "This game is fun and challenging! The game challenges your mind and provides hours of fun puzzle solving. A fun way to challenge yourself and improve challenge solving ability1"
  6. 13


    Hoplite is a turn-based rogue-like strategy game that focuses on tactical grid-based movement, all on small single screen-sized maps. This game aims to make you think before you act. With procedurally generated levels give a new experience every play.

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Danielle Burns
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "This game is awesome! It's a mini version of the battles you may have had in epic games such as any of the Civilization ones for PC. Fast, engaging, it requires a strategic mind but in the right amount. If you want to have fun, engage in great battles, be strategic, and only have one hand available, this is definitely your game."
  7. 12


    2048 is a simple but addictive game where you must join the numbers with the objective of reaching the 2048 tile without getting out of the game. It's a strategy game in which the player needs to add the number to get to the goal. 

    Android, Online, iOS


    Sharon Gomez
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This app is highly addicting! It is also very easy to play with one hand since really, you just have to join numbers. Sometimes, you only have one hand available and this app is great for those times. "
  8. 11

    #11Blendoku 2

    Blendoku 2

    With Blendoku 2 you can prove your colour skills. It is an intuitive puzzle game that lets you learn in a fun way about colour theory.


    iOS, Android


    Daniel Banks
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "It's a fun and interesting game which does indeed allow you to play it easily with one hand. I would recommend it to friends and family who want a game that is both fun and interesting to play. The link however is to the iOS version of it."
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    Threes! is a free puzzle game by Asher Vollmer that was designed to put the users' brain to work! This game is available on both iOS and Android devices. Users can make simple calculations by placing numbers together in a grid.


    iOS, Android


    Aaron Taylor
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Seems its possible to play this game with one hand. Simple to move the tiles around and it works. Seems averagely popular. "
  10. 10

    #13Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a RPG that centers its gameplay around tabletop gaming. The player controls the party and is also the game master, so you have to make sure that your squad is ready to face every challenge.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Moreno
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "If you like retro pixel art style games that you can play with one hand then download Knights of Pen & Paper 2 for your Android. It is an RPG game where you control the fates of your group with your choices."
  11. 8


    Wordbase is an online competitive strategic crossword puzzle game that is free to play and has in app purchases. You can battle with friends using words and your vocabulary skills. You can play instant matches, collect points and other achievements or enter the League.


    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Betty Howard
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Not sure about playing with 1 hand, however the game is fun, but needs work, the words it accepts well, some are not even words, and the words it does not accept are for sure words. Too many ads. A few improvements and it would be great."
  12. 7

    #15Ridiculous Fishing

    Ridiculous Fishing
    Ridiculous Fishing is a fishing game where you will have to use guns, chainsaws & toasters to get the fishes out of water. Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption while fishing fishes from every size and color. 

    Android, Mac


    Timothy Russell
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "The description of this game, sounds awesome! I enjoy being a little more immersed in my games... so I would not really look for a game that could be played with one hand. However the description makes me want to!"
  13. 6

    #1680 Days

    80 Days
    80 Days is a steampunk gamebook that is based on the famous novel by Jules Verne "80 days around the world." In the game you will play as Phileas Fogg and you will have to choose a route and go to different cities to complete your journey.

    Android, iOS


    Russell Garrett
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "80 days plays like a modern version of a choose your own adventure book. You read through a story and at certain points can make choices that influence the output. It's easy to pick up and play for a little while and the story is really interesting."
  14. 4



    Prune allows people to have fun just by swiping their finger. With this beautiful game, you can give shape to your tree while you are hearing a meditative music.


    iOS, Android


    Gary Diaz
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "One handed games are the most practical because face it, we are often one handed when playing games on our mobile device. This one takes a simple idea and allows your imagination to run wild ! Prune lets you be creative, destructive or whatever suits your fancy all while providing loads of never ending fun. Try it, you'll be hooked."
  15. 4



    Faif is a game app for Android and iOS that mix puzzle and role play game features. You have to join pieces in order to attack your enemy. The app has multiplayer and infinite mode. 


    Android, iOS


    Matthew Ortiz
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Often times I'm only able to use one hand when I'm playing games on my Android phone. It can be quite challenging to find a game that is playable like this. But I recently came across "Faif." It's a very simple game that is easy to learn and can be played quickly and efficiently with only one hand. I love it and highly recommend it to others!"
  16. 2


    Orbital is a puzzle game for Android and iOS devices that can be controlled just with your fingertip. You will have to destroy orbs and earn the highest score possible to hit the leaderboards.

    Android, iOS


    Cynthia Kelley
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Orbital is in my game list because it's such a lovely game and i can play it with only one hand , and that's the cool part about it "
  17. 1


    In Osmos, you are a ball of matter in space filled with other randomly arranged balls of matter, which can accelerate by excreting part of its own mass, and grow by absorbing orbs smaller than them.

    iOS, Windows, Mac, Android


    Rebecca Walsh
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "This is fun game, reminds me a lot of that snake game or the beginning of Spore. You are a single sell organism that grows as it eats the smaller organism. I have yet to complete the game due its difficulty. Their is also a multiplayer setting. You can play the whole thing with one finger."


Best What are the best Android games you can play with one hand
1Crossy RoadGames 21 Free
2Monument Valley Games 20 Paid
3One More LineGames 19 Free
4Trivia CrackGames 18 Free
5Pokemon Shuffle MobileGames 17 Free
6CompulsiveApps 15 Free
7ReignsGames 15 Paid
8KAMIGames 15 Free
9HopliteGames 13 Free
102048Games 12 Free

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