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Jessica Famularo writes about video games, both mobile and not-so-mobile. She used to be addicted to an MMORPG, but is proud to say she now goes outside sometimes.

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Everything you need to know about Hearthstone's new expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 6th, 2017
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Some of the biggest news coming out of Blizzcon 2017 this past weekend was the announcement of the newest Hearthstone expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs. It's the latest addition to the game following the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion that launched this past summer. There's a lot of info floating around out there, so we've gone and gathered up everything you can expect from Kobolds and Catacombs right here in one nifty article.

The best deals on the App Store this week - November 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 6th, 2017

Another week means a fresh batch of sales on the App Store. You'll find that Apple has a moving cycle on discounted games that shifts from week to week, and now we're here to present you with a fresh batch of games on the cheap. Narrative adventures, bizarre space titles, and more are all featured in this week's roundup. Let's take a look.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle guide - how to keep ahead of the competition

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2017

Sonic returns to mobile in yet another endless runner, but this time with a twist. Sonic Forces: Speed Battle pits you against other real-life players in competitive multiplayer, giving the game an intense competitive edge. Rather than just chasing after a high score, racing against other players adds a unique emphasis on skill and honing your technique. If you're looking to rise to the top in Speed Battle, here are a few helpful tips.

The best new games we played this week - November 3

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2017

Happy Friday, friends. The weekend is upon us again. Let's take a few moments to reflect back on the last few days gone by and highlight some of the finest mobile gaming experiences of the week. The are some new faces and old friends in the mix, but we're certain there's something for everyone on this particular list. Let's take a look.

FROST guide - how to win without worry

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2017

In this stressful world, it's nice to find a game that you can just sit back and chill out with. FROST just happens to be that game. It's as peaceful puzzle experience in which you guide flecks of light into orbs to jump to the next level. It's a game that encourages you to just go with the flow and try new things. With no timers, premium currency, or ads, it's easy to just settle in and enjoy the game.

There are a few things to keep in mind if you get stuck, though. Here are a few tips to help you out of a rut.

The best games we played in October

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2017

October was a very kind month for mobile gamers, and we've got eleven excellent games to show for it. As we head full speed into November, let's take a few moments to look back and appreciate all of the fine new releases we were treated to last month. There were quite a few games ported over from other consoles, as well as a generous helping of unique mobile IPs that made their debut in October. Let's take a look.

Double Dice guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 2nd, 2017

Double Dice! is a stylish new puzzle game by Tigrido. It looks like a well made match 3 game, but we assure you Double Dice! will defy all of your expectations. The main gist is thus -- combine identical dice to create dice of a higher value to get as many points as possible before you run out of moves.

The game is actually a pretty deep puzzle game that requires a high level of strategy to master—if you're a fan of games like chess that hide innumerable techniques to master, Double Dice! is one to add to your collection.

If you're a beginner, though, we've come up with a few tips to help you go pro.

Try to link the number five dice

Don't match your number five dice right away. Wait and see if you can get another set of five nearby that can link with your first set. Number five dice clear out an entire row of die, so if you clear out another number five in the same row, you'll set off a chain reaction.

Tap the UFO

As you get to matching dice to create new dice of a higher value, you might be visited by a little UFO as time goes by. Tap on it quickly to get a nice coin bonus.

If you're stuck, make room for the crystals

Sometimes, though, you might get stuck. There are plenty of dice to match, but you may only have a few moves left, or you're not sure what the best combo is. If there's a crystal on your board, try clearing that out. It will change up the die significantly, giving you some fresh options that might inspire you.

Did we forget something? Be sure to share your own advice in the comments below.

The best mobile games like Super Mario Odyssey

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 1st, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey
arrived last week, and it's already being lauded as one of the best action adventure platformers in gaming history. People are delighting in all of the hidden treasures lying in wait in each of Odyssey's colorful worlds, and Nintendo has once again proven that they know how to produce a masterfully designed video game.

However, if you don't have a Nintendo Switch, or you're looking for a similar experience on your mobile device, don't despair. There are quite a few top notch platformers for you, too. Here are five of the best.

The best mobile games to play this Halloween

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween, 148Apps readers! We're celebrating the occasion by playing some of the spookiest games on the App Store. We've got dungeon crawlers, pyschological thrillers, and much more. And if you're not so into things that go bump in the night, we have a few, more relaxing Halloween treats that anyone can enjoy. Let's take a look.

The best deals on the App Store this week - October 31

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 31st, 2017

It's a banner week for discounted video games, that's for sure. To celebrate this most eventful Halloween, we're serving up nine excellent games all at a reduced price. There are plenty of spooky games in the mix to suit your seasonal needs, but there are also a few that won't haunt your nightmares if that's not really your thing. Let's get to it.

Blocky Farm guide - how to plant roots in your new farm

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 31st, 2017

If you've been looking for a mobile version of Stardew Valley, Blocky Farm definitely fits the bill, allowing you to create the farm of your dreams. You'll raise your own crops and livestock in this pocket-sized farming sim.

The best Halloween updates - part 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 31st, 2017
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In case you missed the memo, Halloween is tomorrow, which means our favorite games have gotten a bunch of all new content to celebrate this spookiest of occasions. Here are seven more games that have gotten impressive Halloween updates over the past few days.

Stack Jump guide - how to jump to new heights

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 29th, 2017

Stack Jump is a simple little arcade chaser that reminds us of old school iOS games. Control a creature, helping them jump from one box to the next without being knocked into a pool of blood thirsty sharks.

It might sound basic, but there's actually a good bit of strategy you can employ to help you get much higher scores. We're here to show you how to do just that.

The best new games we played this week - October 27

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 27th, 2017

It's the end of another hectic week for us at 148Apps, with plenty of new releases arriving over the past few days. As is tradition, we've gathered five of the best new releases out this week for you to enjoy over the weekend. This list particularly stands out both for quality and originality -- a rare combination. Let's see what we've got.

The best mobile Assassin's Creed games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 26th, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins will be here before you know it and reviews have already started rolling in. The series' latest entry, set in Ancient Egypt, is looking to be a great adventure, and the visuals look stunning.

Origins is out Friday, but if you absolutely can't wait until then, there are a few mobile versions of the game that you can grab right now on the App Store. They're quality games in their own right, which should do the trick if you want some Assassin's Creed on the go.