While yesterday's post might have been a bit out of the ordinary, we're trying to keep things stable for the last day of the week. So we've gone right ahead and rounded up the very best games that are on sale for iPhone and iPad right now.
There are some really great games on the list, for fans of strategy, board games, puzzlers, and even running a mall. It's by no means an exhaustive list though, so if you've got your own suggestions feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing a deal might make you some lovely new friends.
Mega Mall Story - download for iOS (now $2.99)
Make no mistake, when it comes to cute little sims, there's none quite so good at making them as Kairosoft. This one, as you might be able to tell from the name, is all about running your own mall. It's smart, it's brilliantly well put together, and because it's premium you're never going to be annoyed by free to play mechanics. Some other Kairosoft games are on sale too, so if you've got gaps in your collection now's the time to grab them.
Antihero - download for iOS (now $2.99)
One of the best digital-first board games in a long while. It's all about scurrying round the streets of steampunk London, thieving, stabbing, and building up your guild of robbers. It looks great, and it plays just as well as it looks. If you're bored of clearing up dice and cards, then download this one as quickly as you can.
NBA 2K18 - download for iOS (now $5.99)
The latest version of 2K's excellent basketball series has had its price cut down to an even more tempting proposition. If you're a fan of basketball games, but the steep price point has put you off until now, then this one is well worth checking out. It's slick, it's AAA quality, and for less than six bucks it's well worth checking out.
Xcom: Enemy Within - download for iOS (now $7.99)
One of only a handful of games on the App Store that can be claimed as a bonafide classic. It's a brilliant port of one of the finest strategy games that the world has ever seen. It works brilliantly on iOS, and if you've not picked it up yet, then you should do so as soon as is humanly possible. It really is that good.
Civilization Revolution 2 - download for iOS (now $7.99)
Another 2K game, the third on this list this week. It's a strategy game too, but it's not like Xcom. It spans the entire globe, and sees you building a civilization that stretches all the way across that globe. It's not perfect, but if you're a fan of the series it's definitely worth spending some time getting to grips with it.
Evergrow - download for iOS (now $1.99)
A slightly smaller game than the others we've looked at so far, but it's by no means less fun. It's a bright mix between a puzzler, a shooter, and something else that it's harder to put a finger on. It's all about growing a big square, defending it from attack, and smashing your way through a series of tight arcade-style levels.
Paul Pixel - The Awakening - download for iOS (now 99c)
There are a lot of pixel point and click games on the App Store, but hardly any of them deal with a zombie apocalypse with its tongue stuck deep in its cheek. It's silly in all the right ways, its puzzles are just the correct side of nonsensical, and for less than a dollar it's probably the best deal you're going to lay your hands on this week.
Threes! - download for iOS (now $2.99)
Quite frankly, one of the best games that's ever been released on mobile. It's a twist on the sliding block puzzler with numbers, characters, and all manner of strategy thrown into the mix. I can't imagine that anyone reading this hasn't played it yet, but please, if you haven't, just go and grab it right this second.
GA1: An Assassin in Orlandes - download for iOS (now 99c)
While Tin Man Games might have brought a good chunk of the Fighting Fantasy books to mobile, it also released its own series. This is the first book, and it's really rather good. If you enjoy this one, then the whole rest of the franchise is also on sale for the same price. That means you can get them all for less than ten dollars, and really you'd be a fool not to.