The Kindle Fire tends to be more well known for its games because it has a lot of the really popular ones. Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja are the first to come to mind. But, the e-ink Kindles also have a huge selection of games to choose from. They may not be as vibrant as the tablet counterparts, but they’re designed to fit into the look and feel of the monochrome display. Different ones usually go on sale each month.
For March, many of the most popular games are on sale for 50% off or more. They’re already quite cheap anyway. Gone are the days of $50 video games. Now we often complain when a game hits the $5 mark!
I see some of my favorites on the list: Mahjong Solitaire and Jewels. There are also a couple of newer ones: Lingo and Jungle King. Aside from those games, there is a game suitable for everyone: cards, puzzles, interactive fiction, and more.
It has been interesting to observe what game developers have come up with for the limited e-ink platform. I have been surprised at how many different style games have been adapted for the platform.
The Kindle Touch has eliminated the need for the 5-way controller. Games like Bubble Pop and Gem Falls work much better with the touchscreen user interface than with the toggle and keyboard. I had a lot of fun playing Bubble Pop on my Kindle Touch.
I’ve noticed more and more interactive fiction available in the Kindle games list. This is a fun and engaging way to get people more engaged in reading. You pick your own characters and control the direction of the story. So, you have to be actively involved with the story as a whole.
So take a look at the games on the sales list. In addition to the games on this list, there are hundreds of free and very inexpensive apps available for the e-ink Kindle.