What are the best games to play with friends on iPhone?

Sometimes when you look for a game, you have a specific idea of how to play it and how you want it to be played. You could be looking for a simple game that you could play while you're on the bus ride home. Maybe you'd like to try a game that would really make you dedicate a lot of time into, like say RPGs. What about first-person shooters? Maybe you like the type of games that are thrilling and exciting. You could also be the type of person who enjoys a more relaxed, story-driven game. Whatever your taste in games, one thing that you just can't ignore is multiplayer titles. Most iPhone games are meant for single-player gameplay, which is fine if you have no one else to play with. But there will come a time when you want a more significant experience where you can take on your friends. That could be when you're either with them or you're all at different houses. Trying to find the best iOS game to play with friends can be difficult especially given that there are a lot to choose from. Plus, with all the different types of games available, picking the best games to play with friends on iPhone or iPad is easier said than done. Well, we've got you covered. This list contains the top iPhone games to play with friends, whether online or offline. Browse through it and choose the best option for you. Or better yet, try them all. The choice is yours!

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    #1Tower Duel

    Tower Duel

    On of the top games to play with friends on iPhone or iPad is Tower Duel. It's a real-time strategy tower defense that lets players attack or defend simultaneously with their units.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Patel
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Best online multiplayer game available for both Android and iPhone. Its fun to play and doesn t need a high end mobile phone to play, unlike other mobile games ive seen 😄 good time waster when im commuting to work and theres a hugh traffic jam"
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    If you want to play with friends, iPhone games like Scrabble is a good option. It's the original word title board game that has a single-player and multiplayer feature for groups.


    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Matthew Alvarez
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "Always been a fan of scrabble. Imagine my surprise when I found out that this one is on mobile! Totes the best iPhone game to play with my friends"
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    TWIST3D is an addictive game that allows users to support good charities by playing it. It involves solving countless puzzles and will have you trying to figure them out for hours on end.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    William Alexander
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "While TWIST3D is a great game, it's a solo player game really. Yes, you can play with someone sitting next to you, but it's not what most people would consider a game to play with friends."


Did you know that online video games have become the best type of game to play with friends? This is according to the data presented by the Pew Research Center. Board games and card games found their way back to the gaming industry in 2009. The popularity of online video games is still going well, or even better though. A study reveals that 72% of teenagers from ages 13 to 17 spend their leisure time playing online video games. This is through their personal computers, game consoles, or mobile devices as they always looking for the best games on iPhone or Android phones. Among them, a reported 36% have made a friend through networked online games. This concludes that players feel that these games are a great avenue to connect with their peers. There are a lot of persistent negative stereotypes towards gamers. Science shows those who often play video games develop better social skills than those who don’t. This is because they get to know everyone’s personality as they play along together.

Playing cooperative or "coop", a type of video game, helps children learn how to work as a team. Games could also bring social benefits to those who are autistic. Despite their lack of understanding of the basics of communication and social interaction. They are able to respond to visual stimuli—and video games are rich with these which means video games are good for your brain. That is why experts are pushing for an addition to the school's curriculum. A part of their course used for autism treatment.

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    #4Real Racing 3

    Real Racing 3

    Real Racing 3 is a suitable game that you can play with friends on either your iPhone or iPad. It features a 22-car grid, licensed tracks, and over 100 detailed cars to choose from.


    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Hansen
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "my iphone can run this game pretty good and so can my buddys. its fun trying to race your friends in this game and its got good graphics and gameplay for a mobile game. the devs in this game should get a raise or sommet"
  2. 27



    If you want games to play against friends on iPhone or play with them, Minecraft is a suitable option. Dive into the world and create your own story, structures, and playthrough.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Chan Wang
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "met my friends playing minecraft online and its fun teaming up together to fight other enemies or players XD"
  3. 26

    #6Tic Tac Toe

    Tic Tac Toe
    This free game allows you to play the traditional Tic Tac Toe on your digital device. With this entertaining app, you have the option of playing alone or with another one! It features an undo function and automatic save.


    iOS, Android


    Xu Ding
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Simple and smooth. Runs well on my iPhone. 5 stars"
  4. 24

    #7Hay Day

    Hay Day
    Hay Day is one of the most known farming games. You are a farmer and you can grow plants, trees, vegetables, take care of animals, fishing, extract minerals and produce goods that will help you to develop and increase your farm. 

    iOS, Android, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jing Zhu
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Hay Day was a blast to play when I first got it. I love that I can play it with my friends; it’s kind of like a gaming form of social media. There is a lot to do in this game so it kills time for a while. I think the frogs are a little bit annoying but you can use water features in the game to eliminate them from your player screen. Best of all this game is FREE! It does have some options for purchasing diamonds and other game bonuses with your credit card but I personally opt out of that. I will say I was unable to download the updates after I installed iOS11 and that was a disappointment. This glitch is frustrating."
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    #8Phase 10 Pro

    Phase 10 Pro
    With Phase 10 Pro you can play with your friends and also alone. This Pro version comes with high-resolution graphics, and it allows you to take your game to the following phase anytime you want.


    iOS, Android

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Jennifer George
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This is awesome because you can have fun with multiple friends while using your phone. It is no longer necessary to have the real-world cards. I really like this because you can play anywhere and even if all your friends are busy you can still play by yourself. Sometimes I play during class when I am bored!"
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    Shadowmatic is an imagination-stirring puzzle app that works by rotating the floating objects until they match the shadows cast over the wall. The game is developed by Triada Studio Games for Android and iOS.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Wong
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I wanted a game that was both fun and challenging. Ideally, something good for killing time or to just sit down and play for a while while figuring out the challenges. The graphics are well done and gameplay is simple to learn and easy to control."
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    #10Under the Sun

    Under the Sun

    Under the Sun is a 4D puzzle game that allows you to challenge your mind! The only thing you have to do is to guide a stranded castaway by using a group of puzzling desert islands.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lori Castillo
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "My friends and I like to play games together. One of them suggested that we try out the puzzle game Under the Sun. I played alone at first to try it out and decided that it would not be that good of a group game."
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    #11Clash Royale

    Clash Royale
    Clash Royale is a real-time online PvP game that allows users to collect cards that can be used to upgrade spells, improve troops, and erect defenses. Use a wide array of cards to defeat other players in battle!

    iOS, Android, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "Clash Royale is like a playing card game which is a lot more complicated and fun. It's one of the games that me and my friend play for a long time and have never grown tired of!"
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    #12Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans is a great strategic, and multiplayer game for Android and iOS. It was offered by Supercell. The game allows you to build your tower, play with other player and declare war to destroy their camp.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Han Lin
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "one of the best games on this list, tho i dont have friends to play it. it runs smoothly on my iphone tho, and its a good timewaster when im playing during the daily commute to school"
  10. 6

    #138 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool is a game by Miniclip that you can play on your mobile device. You can compete for one-on-one or in tournaments and win trophies, coins, and different exclusive items.


    Web, iOS, Windows, Mac, Android, Facebook


    Ishan Malhotra
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This game can be a little tricky at first, especially if you aren't familiar with pool. Once you get used to it, it's good enough to hold your interest for a while. I ended up just playing against other online people instead of trying to find my friends on there but I bet it would be fun to do it that way too."
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    #14Call of Champions

    Call of Champions
    Call of Champions is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game refined for mobile and designed for competition.



    Terry Pierce
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Call of champions is another fun game to play with friends. It gives you a chance to be competitive against each other. With it being mobile this can make for interesting car rides. "
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    #15Sea Battle 2

    Sea Battle 2

    Take part in dangerous and amazing sea battles using ships, airplanes, submarines, and many more weapons. Make sure to sink your opponent's whole fleet, and play against commanders from around the world. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Randy Cook
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is really fun online version of Battleship but it is for Android and not iPhone. I was hoping to find a game I could play with my friends on my iPhone."
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    YAHTZEE With Buddies is a family board game classic developed by Scopely. You can connect with friends for a fun, multiplayer puzzle game of dice. This game features cool graphics with different outcomes every time.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love Yahtzee and this is a pretty fun phone version for you. I like being able to play with friends when we are apart. Not as fun as playing together, but when that's not an option this is pretty neat. I think it might have a few bugs or weird features though, my friends who showed me the app have been complaining about it getting weird with recent updates. Hopefully the fix it."
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    #17Dice With Buddies

    Dice With Buddies

    Dice With Buddies allows you to play dice with family and friends, or test your dice skills against random opponents online. The game has an improved interface, Dice Master Showdown, and premium tournaments.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Guadalupe Olvera
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "I am not a big fan of mobile games. Even though the concept of playing dice with family and friends is fun, I would prefer playing in person with a board and dice in front of us. That way it is all the more fun , interacting personally and cracking jokes when playing the game."


Best What are the best games to play with friends on iPhone
1Tower DuelGames 41 Free
2SCRABBLEGames 31 Free
3TWIST3DGames 28 Free
4Real Racing 3Games 27 Free
5MinecraftGames 27 Paid
6Tic Tac Toe Games 26 Free
7Hay DayGames 24 Free
8Phase 10 Pro Games 23 Paid
9ShadowmaticGames 21 Free
10Under the Sun Games 20 Free

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