Here’s a great little smartphone game that’s well worth your time: Reigns. In it you play a king trying to run his realm, keeping the various factions happy while filling the royal coffers. The gameplay mechanic is simple, and boils down to “swipe right for yes, swipe right for no.” Yes, it’s basically Royal Tinder.
But it’s also much more than that. Each turn you have to make decisions in which the outcomes might not be clear, or decide to—for example—harm the people in order to strengthen the church. You play for as long as you can, until you die an almost inevitably grisly death—and then you start again as your successor, hopefully a little wiser (and a little more jaded). It’s wickedly funny and whimsical with a dark undercurrent, and well worth the price of a coffee. $23, from App Store and Google Play, devolverdigital.com