Long Valentine's Day lines won't bother you with these Android games to play

A few sweet games with a Valentine's Day theme

Love is in the air, and the most fortunate among us will soon celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special. And if you’re dining somewhere nice for the holiday, you’re probably going to spend more than a few minutes waiting to be seated. Why not pass the time with Valentine-themed content in your favorite Android game? We’ve got nine festive games for him and her that you won’t want to put down when the server comes around.

Bejeweled Blitz from PopCap

Bejeweled Blitz Valentine's Day

Bejeweled Blitz is the fast-paced spin-off off the original Bejeweled match-3 game. Games last for exactly one minute, so players have to rush to score as many matches and points as they can before the timer expires. With great leaderboard support and lots of helpful items to save up and buy, Bejeweled Blitz is one of the most addictive puzzle games out there.

The Valentine’s update to Bejeweled Blitz brings the following features:

  • Heart Stone Rare Gem: This new Rare Gem replaces a portion of red gems with hearts, which explode in heart-shaped patterns and increase scoring potential with a multiplier effect.
  • New starting boards: Each game now starts with a uniquely patterned game board. You can experiment with first moves to see how cascades fall and develop a starting strategy for the different game boards.
  • Free coins: After playing the Heart Stone gem, tap one of the nine hearts that appears. Love-struck players can win up to 70,000 coins from the Bejeweled Blitz cupid.

Bejeweled Blitz is perfect for fans of Candy Crush Saga, puzzle games in general, and bright, shiny things.

Bingo PartyLand from DeNA

Bingo Partyland Valentine's Day

One of the most popular mobile Bingo games around, Bingo PartyLand allows players to compete with friends and foes from around the world. Play up to 8 cards at once, buy magic boosts to get bonuses, and collect lots of cool items as you progress through your Bingo career.

The “Valentine’s Sweet Bonus” event runs through February 15:

  • Join the holiday-themed Bingo room “Lover’s Island”
  • Pick up valentine’s treats to decorate your beach with
  • Double rewards for every bingo winner!

How long has it been since you played Bingo? You can’t get five in a row if you don’t play.

Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary from DeNA

Flutter Valentine's Day

Butterfly lovers will find lots to like in this butterfly garden simulator. Tend to your own personal rainforest, nurturing butterflies through their various stages of life. Collect a huge variety of butterfly and flora, interact with your family of butterflies, or simply relax to realistic rainforest sounds.

“Aphrodite” event runs through February 16:

  • Collect the new Aphrodite set of butterflies!
  • Complete the Aphrodite set to receive a special rose decoration for your forest.
  • Treasure chests from gifting to friends offer more chances to collect the event flower needed to attract the special limited butterflies.

Flutter is a super cheerful game – but it does get grindy eventually.

The Gate from Spicy Horse Games and DeNA

The Gate Valentine's Day

Craving something darker on this Valentine’s Day? Fallen warriors awaken in the underworld with only one diversion to occupy themselves: large-scale deathmatches. Collect and build an arsenal of warriors as you progress through the single-player campaign. Engage in real-time strategy battles against the CPU or take the fight online against other players.

The “Love Tale of the Marianas” event lasts through February 20:

  • Top event players can win the limited Valentine’s Day card.
  • Earn limited Marianas cards through PvE quests, PvP arena battles, and captus!
  • Use this code before Valentine’s for free Bottle of Hope and Advanced Captus items: C-5S27-7D5G-AFCF

The Gate presents an engaging mixture of real-time strategy and card collecting, but it’s also very challenging.

G.I. JOE: Battleground from DeNA

G.I. JOE Battleground Valentine's Day

The boys can celebrate Valentine’s Day with this game based on the classic G.I. JOE property and toy line. Collect, train, and assemble your own squad of heroic Joes or deadly Cobra operatives. Engage in card battles against the computer and other players. The card art is illustrated by actual G.I. JOE comic and action figure artists

The “When Worlds Collide” event lasts through February 19:

  • Engage in an alternate world where anything can happen
  • Will Steeler and Baroness find love together or be pulled apart by their warring sides?

If you loved reading G.I. JOE character bios as a kid, you’ll love doing the same with the cards you collect in Battleground.

Hellfire: The Summoning from DeNA

Hellfire the Summoning Valentine's Day

Perhaps a more macabre card collecting experience is needed to counteract the frilly hearts of Valentine’s Day. Hellfire allows players to collect beautifully illustrated fantasy-themed cards and battle against AI or other players. The actual battles feature a unique interactive element: players roll boulders at targets in a fashion similar to skeeball.

The “Valentinus” event runs through February 17:

  • Valentinus has fallen in love with a pure-hearted girl, but her father rejects their love because of the differences in their families’ wealth.
  • Catch all of the Love Nymphs in the forest to help Valentinus marry the girl of his dreams!

Card games, skeeball, and monsters go surprisingly well together.

Monster Match from DeNA

Monster Match Valentine's Day

Collecting and raising a team of monsters is fun enough on its own. But throw a colorful puzzle game into the mix and watch out. Monster Match lets players explore dungeons and complete missions to find new monsters. The actual battles involve a gem-matching puzzle game, not unlike Puzzle and Dragons or Puzzle Quest.

With the “Parrot Trap” event having just wrapped up, the Valentine event now lasts through February 19:

  • A voodoo toucan judges a beautiful swan to be vain and transforms her to an ugly duckling.
  • Complete the event to teach the swan the meaning of true love and return her to her proper form!

Monster Match is cute and inviting, but sometimes you’ll have to wait until your stamina recharges to keep on playing.

Rakoo's Adventure from Namco Bandai Europe

Rakoo's Adventure Valentine's world

Do endless running games not have enough structure for you? Rakoo’s Adventure plays like an endless runner, but with 64 actual levels to complete. Play as a charming raccoon as he scours the forest to collect roses for his beloved. He’ll have to dodge armies of unfriendly animals and buy pets and other cool upgrades in the shop to win.

The new Valentine’s world should be a permanent addition to the game:

  • New Valentine’s Day-themed world with new enemies & puzzles
  • A whole new world, huge and immersive, has been created especially for the occasion, with new enemies, puzzles, hats to customize your characters and pets.
  • See Rakoo’s first meeting with his love, Rakoonette

Beautiful cartoon-like artwork and expressive characters make Rakoo’s Adventure one of the most eye-catching running games out there.

Word Science from WildTangent Studios

Word Science Valentine's Day

To cleanse your Valentine’s gaming palate, only a word game will do. Word Science puts players in charge of a laboratory of letters. These letters zoom in on a four-lane conveyor belt, and you must arrange them to form words before time runs out. Use power-ups or form longer words to boost scores to prove the hypothesis that you’re the best word game player around.

Valentine’s celebration:

  • Build words that involve the science of love and the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Add one part English and one part Science and the result is a clever word game.

Paul Acevedo