If you're looking to play a truly amusing and unusual game on your Android device, now might be the perfect time to grab one of the most interesting mobile titles of recent times - Reigns.
What is Reigns? Basically, it's a ruler simulator game with mechanics similar to Tinder. You take the role of a king, and, as any good (or bad) monarch out there, you are tasked with governing your realm. Members of your court, your loyal subjects, and various other characters come to you with queries, tasks, or pleas in the form of a card, and you have to make a decision by swiping left or right on your screen.
Sounds easy, right? Well, it's not, and you'll quickly learn that death lurks at every corner, sometimes coming rather unexpectedly. There are four meters at the top of your screen which depict the various factions inside your kingdom. The crucifix represents the church, the human figure represents the people, the sword represents the military, and the dollar symbol represents the treasury. Every decision that you make in this game can cause the meters to either go down and up by various degrees. Your objective is to keep all of these factions in check, as completely filling or emptying a meter often results in a game over scenario.
Prudent decisions and careful planning make for a long reign but unforeseen motivations, surprise events, and poor luck can take down even the most careful of monarchs. Death is certainly inescapable, as at one point, you'll be in a situation with too many balls to juggle at once, but it's always fun to try and last as long as you can. It's the journey that's important here, as all sorts of intrigue and medieval tomfoolery is ensued as you find new ways to die.