Modojo @ Shacknews Mobile Game of the Year 2018 - Reigns: Game of Thrones

Reigns: Game of Thrones dazzled us on mobile devices this year, taking home an honor worthy of royalty.

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In a year where mobile gamers flocked to on-the-go adaptations of popular battle royale games and continued to spend an astounding amount of money on free-to-play titles, it was good to see that there was still greatness in the world, namely in Nerial's Reigns: Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows of the last few years, so it's no wonder that developer Nerial and Revolver Digital joined forces to bring fans a taste of the popular Tinder-like Reigns game with a distinct Game of Thrones flavor. Both offer a one-hand approach at play, where you need only swipe right or left to make decisions involving your kingdom as either a king in the original Reigns and a queen in Reigns: Her Majesty.

The Game of Thrones edition succinctly distills the excitement of taking the Iron Throne, the most coveted position in all of Westeros, into an easy-to-digest and impossible-to-put-down game teeming with all your favorite characters from the show. It happens to be the best Game of Thrones video game adaptation out there (leagues better than Telltale's efforts) and one of the best ways you could spend your time holed up with the mobile device of your choice this year.

Featuring several characters from Game of Thrones, from Jaime Lannister to Daenerys Targaryen and everyone in between, your favorites all get a turn at running the show. Your goal is to last as many moons as possible in power, all the while conquering various objectives set throughout the Game of Thrones world. You have to choose ultimately what's right for you as well as the people you rule over, whether that means stating with the Sept or growing your military might. You have to play as though every decision could be your last – because it just might be.

If you're interested in a Tinder-like game with much more important and exciting decisions than which gross person you're going to hook up with for the night, then settle on Reigns: Game of Thrones, our mobile game of the year. Do it for Robomo! 

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