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25 of the most relaxing puzzle games for Android phones and tablets

I often find that relaxing with a calming game after a long day is extremely helpful for keeping my head screwed on straight, especially during such stressful times. This is why I've personally hand-selected a bunch of puzzle games that are great for decompressing at the end of the day. So if you're looking for some of the chillest puzzlers currently available on Android, this roundup is for you. Of course, like most of my roundups, I've thrown in a few lesser-known titles to forgo many of the games you would find in similar lists around the web, in the hope that you may discover a few gems, and I've listed them all by price to make discovery easier.

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Missile Command: Recharged explodes onto Android, and it's actually pretty good

Atari just released Missile Command: Recharged on the Google Play Store, and it's a reimagining of the classic arcade game, though shooting down an endless barrage of missiles is still the primary goal. The title is free-to-play and includes advertisements, but you can remove those ads through a single $2.99 in-app purchase, which means this is a fairly priced game, so it's definitely worth checking out.

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The Division 2, The Crew 2, and Monopoly are coming to Stadia (Update: Crew 2 available)

Ubisoft is no stranger to Google's Stadia platform. The publisher has already ported Just Dance 2020, Gods & Monsters, Trials Rising, and other titles to Stadia, and now Ubisoft has revealed that three more games are on the way.

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49 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Things have been very busy for the last two weeks when it comes to app and game sales on the Play Store, and today is no different. Most notably, the games BeholderFotonica, and Takoway are on sale today, and even though these titles don't have instantly recognizable names, trust me when I say all three are well worth the current asking price. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 49 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius officially released on Android in the West (Updated)

War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius was first revealed in 2019 during a Square Enix E3 showcase, where we learned that the game would indeed be coming to the West with an English translation in tow. Well, it looks like we are finally nearing the official release for this Final-Fantasy-theme strategy RPG since the title just landed on the Play Store for pre-registration.

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Developers in 13 African countries can now sell paid apps and games on the Play Store (Update: Three more)

Every few months, Google opens up developer and merchant registration on the Play Console to more countries. The last few times it happened, devs in Iraq, Bermuda, Palestine, Somalia, and many more nations were able to sign up for an account on Google Play and start distributing their apps. Now, 13 African countries are joining the fray, plus Turkmenistan.

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Plague Inc is getting a mode that lets you save the world from a virus instead of spreading it

Ndemic Creations has been in the news a bunch lately, all because the developer made a game about a virus outbreak eight years ago. Back in February, Plague Inc was banned by the Cyberspace Administration of China during the coronavirus outbreak in the country. While the administration never confirmed a reason for banning the game, it was pretty clear the country's government wasn't a fan of a game where infecting the world with a virus is the goal. Well, as an answer to these strange events, Ndemic Creations has announced that a new mode is in the works for Plague Inc, and this time around, you'll be able to save the world from a virus instead of being tasked to infect it.

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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is finally available on Android (Updated)

It's official, not only is GWENT: The Witcher Card Game finally coming to Android, it will be released on the Google Play Store on March 24. As of this morning, the game is available for pre-registration, and those that choose to pre-reg will earn an Imperial Golem avatar the first time they log into the game on Android.

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Should you buy a Poké Ball Plus for Pokémon Go?

Niantic is trying to retune Pokémon Go for a world in which we're all staying inside to limit the spread of coronavirus. That may actually make the game more enjoyable for returning players. If you want to get serious about your Pokémon adventure, you might even consider buying the Poké Ball Plus, which is essentially a better version of the original Pokémon Go Plus. It's not cheap at $50, but it does do a lot of potentially useful things.

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42 temporarily free and 98 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Over the last two weeks, we have seen a boatload of sales, and today appears to be the busiest day yet. As you can see, just about everyone has placed their game on sale this week. Most notably, Beholder 2, DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition, and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition are on sale today, so make sure you don't miss out on these quality titles. Of course, if you're looking for something that would be suitable for a young child, Intellijoy has placed the entirety of its educational game selection on sale. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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