APPTEASERS: 15 great Android apps you should know this week (June 6)

    APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them.

    We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you, dear reader. What you’ll find below is a quick plug for apps and games, occasionally using the developer’s own words to describe the title.

    Note that this column is not intended to be a list of “must have” apps but more of a random assortment of titles you might not already know about. No, these are not always new titles. Yes, they can be from big name developers and little indie teams as well.

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    Ticket to Ride – After nine years of hauling the indie game circuit and 2 million iOS installs, this one finally arrived on Android this week.  New games start up every 13 seconds with more than 100,000 active users playing across globe. Collect and play train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities listed on Destination Tickets you will receive at the start of each game. The longer your routes, the more points you’ll earn. $6.99


    The Secret Society – “The Order of Seekers is a clandestine community of people with the unique ability to move through magic worlds. Your dear Uncle Richard, an elite member of this ancient order, has suddenly gone missing. After a period of despair, you realize that you too are blessed with these special powers and thus are the only one that can find him!” Features upwards of 400 quests across 14 locations, 50 hidden items, and another 65 items available for (in-app) purchase. FREE


    Sheep Up! – Clever and humorous puzzle platformer with tons of levels and addictive gameplay mechanics. Plenty of power-ups, rich vibrant colors, and a catchy soundtrack give the game high replay value. Free to play, but in-app purchases let users buy additional options. FREE


    App Stats (Beta)  – Written with developers in mind, this app provides at-a-glance information and push notifications as to how your app is doing. Find out what your competitors are up to as well and learn of price changes, negative feedback, trends, and other helpful details. No need to log into the developer dashboard for stuff that gets delivered immediately! Offered as a beta (free for now), this service will be a paid subscription down the road. – FREE


    Bug Rush – A simple premise: tower defense in the garden. The mean queen is coming for you and you’ve got to defend your base using plants, poisonous slimes, and spiky thorns. Endless combinations make for high replay value. FREE


    Fat Pig Free for Kids – Pass the phone to your child for a bit and entertain them with this game which features 20 fun levels of running, jumping, and eating. Fun graphics, a silly soundtrack and increasingly harder gameplay ensures they come back for more. FREE


    Grim Joggers Freestyle – Show your love (or hate) of  jogging with this retro-looking game. Your job is to lead a pack of 15 joggers with a deathwish across  various terrains such as glaciers, mines, jungles, and battlefields. Recent update include Google PLay Leaderboards so get cracking and grab the top score over your social circles! FREE


    Rock Stars vs Paparazzi – You’re a rock star, Hannibal Puppet, and you’re gonna need your fans to take on the paparazzi in a tower defense-style game. You’ll be glad to know that they can toss Molotov cocktails and shurikens, crack the whip and use the other increasingly insane weapons. More than 40 levels with a dozen fans and weapons, you’ll need to be quick! FREE


    Rope Escape – Use the catapult to get yourself as deep into the jungle as possible. Grab the hanging ropes to swing through trees, climb high to the zeppelins, and avoid touching the ground. Pick up as many coins as possible and and continue your journey in this simple yet addictive endless game. FREE


    ZOOKEEPER BATTLE – It’s simple, swap animals to make pairs or triplets to catch them. From there, they become yours to use in attack and defense as you take on the others. Hurry, you’ve only got 30 seconds and your opponent has the same animals as you! FREE


    MARVEL War of Heroes – Action-packed card battle game featuring your MARVEL heroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Take on the Super Villains by teaming up different characters and see how you fare against players around the globe. FREE


    Megapolis – Design and build a city of your own with more than 500 different buildings, daily tasks, and challenges with rewards and achievements. You’re in charge of finances, railways, power plants, and seaports. Don’t let us down, we’re counting on you. FREE


    Logo Quiz – Can you identify a company or brand by simply observing the logo? Of course you can. But can you do it over 1,000 times across 15 levels of difficulty?  Yeah, it’s not so easy now. FREE


    What’s the Saying? – Take a look at the image and try to figure out what it is that’s being said. It could be a phrase, familiar saying, or a rebus. Whatever it is, they do get quite difficult. As of most recent update there are more than 270 puzzles with leaderboards and an option to pull help from Twitter. FREE


    Tiny Token Empires – Channel your inner Game of Thrones with this cute and clever strategy game. Five nations, five heroes, 25 generals and 50 troop types are yours to command over multiple campaigns and difficult levels. FREE