Ah, October. The name they gave to the dull, cold, featureless lull in between summer and the exciting festive stuff.

Of course, that also means it's the ideal time to lie on the couch and play a bunch of mobile games.

It seems as if developers are on our wavelength here, because October turned out to be packed full of great releases. This was one of those months where we had a genuinely tricky decision to make about which games made the cut.

Here, then, are ten of the best iOS and Android games from the past 30 days or so. Have we missed your favourite? Do share in the comments below.