Are you looking for some architecture games you can play on your mobile device? Well, you just landed on the right article as we are about to list 20 architecture games for mobile devices that are sure to keep you busy during the lockdown. When it comes to mobile games, building games are often overshadowed by fast-paced games. Building games might lack the instant excitement that alien-blasting games bring, however, the feelings of accomplishment and achievement associated with taking full control and building a world, make these building games must-play!

1. City Mania

City Mania is a free iOS city-building online game where the player builds, customizes, and owns a city. The game lets the player add unique characters to his collection and watch them populate his city and bring life to it.

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2. Designer City

Designer City is a non-scripted town-building game that revolves around creating an ecosystem to populate and sustain the city. In Designer City, players can control developments including industries and commercial establishments. This city building game is free to download with in-app purchases to enhance the gaming experience.

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3. Townsmen

Townsmen is a free to play building game that is set in the medieval period.  The gameplay includes tackling onsite city-building challenges such as seasonal effects, fires, and disasters. Townsmen is easily accessible with in-app purchases.

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4. Dungeon village

Dungeon village will have its players defeating dungeons and monsters to earn loots. These loots will, in turn, be used to build and run the village.

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5. Pocket build

Pocket Build is one of the best games you can play on your iPhone. The game features a huge open world where you can expand your settlement and harvest resources.

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6. SimCity BuildIt

SimCity BuildIt is a free iOS game. It is inspired by a famous town-building series, SimCity BuildIt. Here, the player is the Mayor and must construct roads, houses, industrial, and commercial buildings to satisfy the demands of the city. As the game goes on, the player gains access to the utility supplies such as electricity, sewage pipes, and water which support the city. 

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7. TheoTown

TheoTown’s game play includes complex city planning simulations. In TheoTown, the player must design and manage the town’s transport, taxes, and traffic. 

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8. Township

In Township, everything from harvesting and collecting the crop to supplying resources to the community is under the player’s control.

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9. Rebuild

In Rebuild, the player must gather survivors to search for food, technology, and other resources to defend and rebuild his city while zombies and bad guys attempt to undermine his efforts.

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10. DomiNations

DomiNations is one of the best free iPhone games. Here, one must build a city, develop its economic progression, and strengthen its military base to invade nearby cities and prevent invasion.

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11. Fallout Shelter 

Fallout Series pits players against the challenges and harsh realities of a world after a nuclear fallout. Players will have the chance to build the best fallout vault shelter and defend it from threats.

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12. The Battle of Polytopia

The battle of Polytopia allows its players to recruit warriors to explore and gather resources that would help sustain civilization. The Battle of Polytopia is free to download with enhancing in-app purchases.

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13. City Island 3

In City Island 3, start with some cash and gold, build one house, expand that to a village, then expand the village to a city and try to develop the city to turn it into a metropolis.

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14. MegaCity

MegaCity is a town planning and building game with dozens of buildings to unlock as a reward for your achievements. Here, the player is the Mayor of the city.

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15. Megapolis 

Megapolis is a building game that incorporates the economics of markets. In this building game, the player must plan, design, and build optimal infrastructure and advance scientific achievements that are required to support the economy.

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16. Virtual City Playground

In Virtual City Playground, players must build infrastructure and transit systems to transport resources to different parts of the city. Also, through rewards and public events, this game allows players to engage with the citizens within. 

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17. Bit City

Bit City is a simple building experience where players can enjoy the process of unlocking levels and building ones city from a single community to a metropolis.

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18. Prison Architect

Prison Architect is a prison construction and management simulation where players must cater to inmate needs, build cells and facilities, hire and assign staff, security concerns, infrastructure, and plan the budget. The game takes inspiration from Theme HospitalDungeon Keeper, and Dwarf Fortress. A player’s prison is evaluated by an in-game reporting system based on several factors including the recidivism rate of prisoners that have left the prison and overall happiness.

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19. Construction Simulator

Construction Simulator is a complete construction site experience featuring realistic onsite challenges. As the game goes on, the player can choose different contracts and boss his contractor company. The player can purchase machinery and even employ new workers.

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20. Construction Machines

On Construction Machines, the player is the manager of a construction company. He can demolish buildings, flatten ground surfaces, fill foundation trenches with concrete, and construct new infrastructure.

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Sowmya is an architectural journalist and writer. In this column, Sowmya takes you through stories on eco-architecture, biophilic design, and green buildings from across the globe.

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