Mobile Item Hoarder Games

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Recently I posted about my desire to accumulate and hoard things, and that’s especially true in gaming.  Power up, items, weapons, and game currency are all attractive commodities in my gaming world.  The list below contains no affiliate links.  The list is based upon only opinion (mine).

Below are my top mobile games for addicts of item hoarding:


1. Pokemon Duel

(The Pokemon Company; iOS and Android) (free with in-app purchases)

Gotta Catch ’em All!!  In this case you aren’t going for actual Pokemon but instead collecting figurines in which you use to play a strategic board game.  Each Pokemon of course has it’s own powers and abilities.  Some of which are unlocked by using in game currencies such Gems and Coins as well as three types of cubes (Green, Blue and Gold). There are also special ability plates to collect and use during battle as well.  Plenty of depth to this one and many ways to play without paying a cent.

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2. Fire Emblem Heroes

(Nintendo/Intelligent Systems; iOS and Android) (free with in-app purchases)

The name says it all.  Collect dozen of heroes from the various Fire Emblem games.  Level them up, give them skills, merge their powers, give them weapons, unlock potential and … whew more!  Equip skills, forge and equip seals.  The list goes on.  Get summoning orbs and other power ups free daily with log in.

Great strategy game beyond just the collectibles.  A great mobile take on the classic series!


3. Fallout Shelter

(Bethesda; iOS, Android, Windows, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) (free with in-app purchases)

A two dimensional simulation that puts you in charge of a infamous fallout shelter.  All within the Fallout gaming world.  Collect and recruit survivors while keeping your resources (energy, water, and food) adequate.  All while keeping the inhabitants happy.  Then begin sending survivors on missions in the wasteland.  Bring back clothing, weapons, pets and more.

Amazing time killer.  Lots to do and manage.  Super variety when it comes to collecting.


4. Dragalia Lost

(Nintendo/Cygames; iOS and Android) (free with in-app purchases)

I’m just starting out with this one and wow it’s a lot to swallow.  Dozens upon dozens of things to collect and manage.

Played on your phone vertical and one handed you take your team through short dungeon like levels hacking and slashing enemies in your path.  Collect power up and currency along the way to massive boss battles.  Start by collecting team members, then continue by managing their weapons, wyrmprints (special attribute boosters) and dragon transformations.   Power up your mana circles, craft and collect weapons and lastly manage your very own castle complex.  In the castle you can build structures that collect in game currencies for you.

This game is DEEP!  So much to collect and so much to learn.  Totally worth the learning curve. Haven’t spent a penny and have had hours of meaningful time invested.


5. Marvel: Contest of Champions

(Kabam; iOS and Android) (free with in-app purchases)

I like this because I love me some super heroes.  I’m partial to Marvel ones so this one struck a cord.  It’s a bit older than the other games on this list but it has depth.  Yes you collect super heroes but you have numerous opportunities to power them up.

This one is unique because the actual game is a head to head smash up fighting game.  It’s in the vein of 2D classics like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct.

Collect your favorite hero or villain, power them up and then pit them against others in this unique mobile beat-em-up.

This is certainly up for debate and based solely on what I’m playing right now.  Suggestions regarding my list?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

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