Did you know you can play games on Netflix? If you did, we’re happy to let you know new games are coming from the service this month through its mobile apps.
Here are the four games you can look forward to playing:
Hatch and collect rare dragons—then help them revive their magic in this colorful and beautifully animated idle adventure single-player game. Save the kingdom by discovering each dragon’s unique design, personality, and rewards. Expand it by unlocking more lands and exotic habitats. Upgrade your dragons and nests, and they’ll produce more coins. Collect cards and magic potions, then level up your favorite dragons to increase their abilities. The best way to make money is to eat money, so feed gold to your pet dragon to unlock unique treasures, new dragons, and new nests.
Fun fact: Dragon Up’s flat, graphic style takes inspiration from Scandinavian design and illustration seen in early storybooks and fairy tales. Each dragon reflects the nest it came from. Almost all reflect the natural world—an essential thematic component of the Scandinavian illustration that inspired the game.
By day, you manage a shop in an idyllic village. By night, you explore dungeons, slay monsters, and unlock mysteries in this best-of-both-worlds action role-playing game. It’s Netflix’s first game from Poland. Step into the shoes of Will, a courageous shopkeeper who secretly dreams of becoming a hero. During the day, you’re your own boss. Put items on sale, set their prices carefully, manage gold reserves, recruit assistants, and work toward shop upgrades. Get to know fellow villagers as you help establish new businesses, craft new armor and weapons, and use existing equipment to level up your abilities. But beware—some shady individuals may want to steal your precious offerings.
Fun fact: Will, the protagonist, has white hair inspired by one of the main characters from the game, Bastion by Supergiant Games called The Kid. Many people think Will is an old man because of that, but he’s actually in his twenties.
Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt
Who knew running a kingdom was so tricky? This mobile version of the acclaimed strategy game is Netflix’s first game from Germany. Start with a small village and build your way up to a massive medieval metropolis. A colorful land awaits you and your settlers, who need food, protection, and fun! Send forth your builders to construct a city of your own design. Manage workers to cut wood and mine valuable ore. But keep an eye on the weather, disease, and disasters. And don’t forget to keep those tax coins rolling in. Seasons will impact the demand for certain goods like extra water for summer and more clothes in winter.
Fun fact: Townies (your loyal subjects) don’t enter buildings; they become invisible in front of each door.
Exploding Kittens – The Game
Bring the catnip and play with up to five of your friends in this single or multiplayer game from the hit tabletop game creator Exploding Kittens. Draw as many cards as you can, and do your best to dodge—or defuse—fatal felines. Or else, boom goes the dynamite! In this kitty-powered game of chance, players draw cards—until someone draws an exploding kitten and blows up. But that’s not all; Netflix members will be able to play with two new exclusive cards, Radar and Flip Flop, enabling players to manipulate the deck in new ways. Radar reveals to players the position of the Exploding Kitten closest to the top of the card deck, and Flip Flop reverses the order of the cards in the deck. It features original art by The Oatmeal.
Fun Fact: Future versions of Exploding Kittens – The Game will have an exclusive expansion pack of cards that will be themed around the Netflix series coming in 2023, so you can play with your favorite characters and bring the show to life.
Except for Exploding Kittens, which is dropping tomorrow, May 31, all the other titles are already available for download. You can find these on Android and iOS (including tablets) through a dedicated games row. Those on Android get a games tab in their app. Meanwhile, tablet users can also access it through the categories drop-down menu.
Which game are you planning to play? Let us know on social media!