Now that Chromecast has taken the title of top-selling media streaming device and held onto it for well over a year, game developers absolutely have to take Google's $35 streaming stick seriously. As a result, we're starting to see big-time media and game companies throw their hats into the proverbial Chromecast ring, with new interactive offerings that pair your smartphone and your big screen in spectacular fashion.
Just today, Google announced 7 new Chromecast games from Hasbro, Ubisoft, and Rovio—and they're all designed with Chromecast users in mind first, which means gameplay takes place on the TV and your smartphone or tablet serves as the controller. If you'd like to try out any of these new games—which range from classic family board games to modern action thrillers—head to the list below for iOS and Android download links.
- Angry Birds Friends: Android download | iOS download
- Driver Speedboat Paradise: Android download | iOS download
- RISK Big Screen: Android download | iOS download
- Monopoly Here & Now: Android download | iOS download
- Scrabble Blitz 2: Android download | iOS download
- The Game of Life: Android download | iOS download
- Yahtzee Blitz: Android download | iOS download
So far, I've found each of these games to be a joy to play, but I've noticed that some don't work very well with the Nexus Player or Android TV devices. What do you think about these new Chromecast games? Let us know in the comment section below, or drop us a line on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.