Andrew HaywardContributor, Macworld

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.

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Tenacious tapping fun might make Best Fiends Forever your iPhone's new BFF

It's about as simple as mobile games get, yet this clicker delivers cheery, compulsive fun.

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Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic fun to iOS—and yes, it's totally worth $10

Mario's iPhone and iPad debut is streamlined, but still plenty Super indeed.

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Can you make the trains run on time? Prove it with Mini Metro

This ultra-minimal puzzler looks like a living subway map, but it's hardly one-dimensional.

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Archery King misses the competitive target with its paid perks

It's an entertaining distraction, but spenders can really skew the balance.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from November 2016

Cold weather keeping you inside? Grab some fresh games!

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The Trail's destination doesn't justify the tedious journey

This frontier adventure is alluring, but the sluggish wandering loses momentum fast.

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RunGunJumpGun is intensely tough, yet immensely satisfying

This retro blaster is a perfect fit for iPhone, but it'll push your buttons.

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Asphalt Xtreme trades blacktop for mud and ice, but keeps the raucous fun

Gameloft's glossy racer impresses, even with some free-to-play irritations.

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Stopped playing Pokémon Go? Here are 8 reasons to start again

Big improvements, login perks, and further changes ahead make for more fun.

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Pinball gets an endless spin in the dazzling and challenging PinOut

The makers of Smash Hit have a new free-to-play obsession worth flipping over.

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That Dragon, Cancer will break your heart, but it's worth it

Grieving parents turn the loss of a child into a beautiful, yet devastating game.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from October 2016

Civilization VI could last you the rest of the year, but we've got other options too.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes shakes up the strategy formula, but it's still super fun

Tower defense is swapped for card combat, but this is a very strong freebie.

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The 15 scariest games to play on Mac today

Can you survive this gauntlet of Halloween-ready horror experiences?

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How Minecraft unlocks creativity and collaboration in classrooms

Microsoft's smash sandbox is expanding to more schools, and teachers claim real benefits.