Minecraft is one of the most played sandbox games in the world. The game is suitable for players of all ages, encourages them to be more creative and fight for survival in an open world. The game is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

However, if you like are looking for something similar to replace Minecraft, the following 5 games would be your top choice.

5 - Blockheads (Free to Play)

Blockheads is a fusion between Minecraft and a 2D platform game, along with a few survival elements. Your Blockhead needs to eats and sleeps to remain healthy... and like Minecraft, you can gather resources, craft, and explore a procedurally generated world.

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Overall, those looking for simpler games like Minecraft could probably start here.

4 - Lost Miner (Free to Play)

This game is more or less Minecraft 2D, with the usual building, mining and crafting similar to what you could do in Minecraft. You can explore the world to find enemies, animals, rare items and more. Overall, it is surprisingly fun to play game.  Lost Miner has creative and survival modes, offline, but also supports local multiplayer.

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3 - Pixel Worlds (Free to Play)

Pixel Worlds is a free-to-play online MMO sandbox indie game that lets you create, play, craft and build.  What makes it unique is the inclusion of other players into the game. You can join servers already in progress or start your own for other players to join.

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You can do everything you want, in a procedural, pixelated and fully destructible world, with plenty of different biomes and secrets! Craft, buy, trade and loot from monsters your next new hats, shirts, masks, weapons, shoes, pants, gloves, shields, wings...

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2 - Survivalcraft 2

Survivalcraft is one of the closest Minecraft-style games you can find, with a good survival twist put into it. You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools, weapons, make traps and grow plants. Build a shelter to survive cold nights, tailor clothes and hunt over 30 real-world animals for food and resources.

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1 - Terraria

The very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Delve deep into cavernous expanses, seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat, or construct your own city - In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours! Overall, Terraria is Minecraft’s closest competitor, in 2D instead of 3D.

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It has a lot of the same elements including mining, crafting, surviving, and killing the occasional boss. Terraria includes multiplayer with up to seven other players, over 20 biomes to explore, various NPCs to seek out, and more.