When you think of gaming, you hardly ever think of Chromecast. But if you do have a Chromecast and you play games on your Android, you’ve surely wondered whether you can cast your Android games to your TV as well. The answer, in case you haven’t yet found out, is yes. Chromecast was never meant for gaming but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some quality games you can play on it. Although, it’s not really a comfortable experience with most games where you have to look down at your screen constantly so you touch or swipe correctly. Anyways, here are some great games you can play on your Chromecast. Most of these don’t require you to take your eyes off your TV screens.
1. RISK: Global Domination
The classic board game has been digitally present on the PC for quite a while and it’s Android iteration is just as much fun. The game is truly fun if you are into intelligent games. It’s free and without ads but you only get limited play per day. This can be extended with in-app-purchases that range from $0.99 to $5.99.
2. Monopoly Here & Now
Update: Tha game is not available now in the Play Store
Another classic family board game remade in 3D for your smartphone. There are quite a few Monopoly games on Android so you do have a choice. If you want to play monopoly with your family though you might want it on a bigger screen such as your TV. Monopoly Here & Now has Chromecast support, obviously since it’s on this list, and contains a single player mode as well as a multiplayer mode. All it demands is that everyone you’re playing with has the app installed on their phone.
3. Andry Birds Friends
Andry Birds need no introduction at this point in time with several successful mobile titles and a not so successful movie. Angry Birds Friends takes the slinging based gameplay of the original title and divides it into small competitive tournaments. Two new tournaments are added every week and your goal is to be the best Angry Birds player ever by climbing up the leaderboards.
4. Alien Invaders
You need a Chromecast or Android TV to play this game on your phone or tablet.
Help defend the Earth from alien invaders from space!
Alien Invaders is a simple free joyful multiplayer game you can play with your friends and family. Up to six people can play simultaneously.
You can play with your friends no matter if they got an iOS (iPhone, iPad) or Android (phone, tablet) device.
Oh, look! Another classic! Or at least a replica of the original. Alien invaders is a simple, yet addicting, Space Invaders clone that can be played by up to 6 people simultaneously. This game was actually meant to be played on your TV. Meaning you must have a Chromecast or Android TV to play this game. There is, for some reason, a bit of lag here and there no matter how powerful your device is or how fast your WiFi is. But at least its completely free.
5. CastNES – Chromecast Games
So this is not exactly a game you can play but an app that’ll let you play games. Since we were taking a look at some of the classics, what’s more classic than the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)? Many of us still fondly remember those games we used to play – Mario, Battle City, etc. CastNES gives you the ability to play those games on your TV, using your Android as a controller. The touch-based controls are somewhat enhanced by tactile feedback. It’s no match for an actual controller but something is better than nothing.