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Best Local Multiplayer Games for Android
Playing video games online is the best way to play multiplayer. You get to play with people all around the world at pretty much any time of day. However, not everyone has a solid web connection all the time and sometimes you want to play with the people sitting next to you instead of people in another country. If that sounds like something you’re looking for, here are the best local multiplayer games for Android.

You may also want to check out the best Android board games, most of which contain local multiplayer modes as well.


6 Takes best local multiplayer games on Android6 Takes

[Price: $1.99]
6 Takes is a unique card game inspired by legendary board game engineer Wolfgang Kramer. The premise is simple. You are dealt cards with bullheads on them and the goal is to get as few bullheads as possible by the time the game ends. It supports local multiplayer for up to four players and is good for children and adult of most ages. It’s $1.99 which isn’t that much but do test it inside of the one hour refund time to make sure you like it!
Get it on Google Play


action for 2-4 players Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidAction for 2-4 Players

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Action for 2-4 Players is a little on the nose for an application name but it still does what the name says it does. It’s actually a series of three games that can all be played by two to four local players. There is tablet soccer where you engage in a soccer game, tank fight which is a overhead shooter, and car race which is exactly what it sounds like. None of them are overly amazing but together they create some options in a very starved offline multiplayer world. It’s also free to download with in app purchases so you can try it before spending money.
Get it on Google Play
action for 2-4 players Best Local Multiplayer Games for Android


Badland best local multiplayer games for AndroidBADLAND

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
BADLAND is an atmospheric platformer that took the world by storm when it was first released. Its muted colors and simple style helped BADLAND become a hit with reviewers. As it turns out, it also has offline multiplayer mode. You can play co-op in the same kind of way you could play Super Mario Bros multiplayer where players take turns on levels. You can also do battle by playing a level and seeing if the other person can get as far or further. It’s been updated several times since release with new levels and you can try it for free before buying the full version.
Get it on Google Play


battle slimes Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidBattle Slimes

[Price: Free]
Battle Slimes is a free offline multiplayer game where you play as little slimes as you compete against others. You can play against CPU or with up to four players locally. It plays kind of like a simplistic Super Smash Bros where you just need to wail on your opponents. It features one-touch controls which allow you to jump while your character moves and shoots on their own. It’s free to play with no in app purchases, it’s good for kids, and not terrible.
Get it on Google Play


chess free best local multiplayer games for AndroidChess Free

[Price: Free]
Sometimes it’s okay to go with the classics and if you’re down for a good old fashioned game of chess, Chess Free is where the app you want to have. The graphics are simple but the game is solid. You can play offline multiplayer along with a range of single player chess games. It’s free with no in app purchases and comes with eight chess board, seven sets of chess pieces, and a bunch of features to make the experience interesting.
Get it on Google Play
chess free best local multiplayer games for Android


edge of the world Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidEdge of the World

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Edge of the World is a game that mimics curling. The goal is to launch your ship and get it as close to the edge of the world as you possibly can. Or you can launch your ships at other ships and knock them off to improve your own chances. It features pass-and-play offline multiplayer and you can play as one of five captains, each with their own set of abilities. It’s good for passing the game with a friend and it’s good for kids and adults.
Get it on Google Play


gentlemen Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidGentlemen!

[Price: $4.67]
Gentlemen! is a head-to-head arcade battle game where you and another person must compete to give the other one a thrashing. You play as one of two characters, each with their own abilities, as you rush around the screen trying to defeat the other person. It allows for play of two people on a single screen simultaneously and this is really recommended for people with tablets although it is playable on larger phones as well. It’s fast and ferocious.
Get it on Google Play


glow hockey 2 Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidGlow Hockey 2

[Price: Free]
Glow Hockey 2 is a virtual air hockey table that features colorful neon graphics. If you’ve ever played a game of air hockey in your lifetime then you know how Glow Hockey 2 works. You control a neon circle and use it to knock the white ball into the other person’s goal before they can block it. It features simultaneous multiplayer so this is best played on tablets or, at least, large phones. It’s simple but captures the fun of a good old air hockey competition.
Get it on Google Play


Minecraft best local multiplayer games on AndroidMinecraft Pocket Edition

[Price: $6.99]
Minecraft is an intensely popular game and it’s one that you can play at home with your friends. Now it is technically local multiplayer but it isn’t offline multiplayer. Your friends will have to connect to your local WiFi router (no web required, just the router connection) so they can all come into your game. Then you can build things, mine things, play around, and otherwise enjoy yourselves. It’s a bit of a stretch but it is Minecraft and it’s definitely worth the trouble.
Get it on Google Play


nba jam best android local multiplayer gamesNBA Jam

[Price: $4.99]
There are many of us who spent countless afternoons sitting in front of the TV with friends playing NBA Jam in the 1990’s and now we can do it again. NBA Jam was among the first games to officially support Android TV and you can play local multiplayer over local WiFi (like Minecraft) or over Bluetooth if you don’t have a router available. It’s a fun game that plays fast and loose with the NBA rules and best of all, no in app purchases!
Get it on Google Play
nba jam best android local multiplayer games


Pool Break Pro best local multiplayer games for AndroidPool Break Pro

[Price: $0.99]
Playing digital billiards has always been a delightful experience and it can be done again on Android with Pool Break Pro. This game offers many classic billiards variants as well as other stick-and-ball games like Carrom, Crokinole, and Snooker. Overall, there are about two dozen different games to play. It supports pass-and-play multiplayer so you take a turn then someone else takes the device and plays their turn. There is also online multiplayer so you can challenge them again later when they’re not around. It’s a solid game with a very cheap price tag.
Get it on Google Play
Pool Break Pro best local multiplayer games for Android


Sea Battle best local multiplayer games for AndroidSea Battle

[Price: Free]
Sea Battle is a variant of the classic board game Battleship. As you can imagine, that means it’s very simple to learn and great for kids and adults. The graphics are hand-drawn which is a nice touch and there are some variants and new tools to make the game more interesting and different from the original Battleship. You can use a pass-and-play style of multiplayer if you only have one device or connect via Bluetooth and play that way. It’s also free.
Get it on Google Play


Spaceteam best android local multiplayer gamesSpaceteam

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Spaceteam is a party game that is similar to Simon Says. When it’s your turn, you must say something ridiculous and science-y to describe the action people need to take. There are dials and switches on the device and it may have you using things like the gyroscope as well. Every person playing has to have their own Android and Apple devices and be connected to the same WiFi network (no web is required, but the router access is). You lose the game when your ship inevitably blows up.
Get it on Google Play


worms 2 armageddon Best Local Multiplayer Games for AndroidWorms 2: Armageddon

[Price: $1.00]
Worms is a classic game where you do battle against a foe to kill all of their worms before they have a chance to kill yours. There are a bunch of ridiculous weapons, strategies, and more that take place in colorful levels. It’s a fun game with a cheap price tag and, of course, it’s local multiplayer using the pass-and-play method. On top of multiplayer, there is a whole bunch more to do so your $1.00 won’t be going to waste with this one.
Get it on Google Play


Wrap up

If we missed any great local multiplayer games for Android, let us know in the comments!

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Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!
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