Essential Mobile Games for Killing Time


Whether you’re waiting for someone to arrive, sitting on the bus or looking for an excuse to stay in bed for 15 minutes longer, your phone is an essential tool for killing time. While many people spend that time glued to the various social media platforms, there are a variety of other areas where you could be focusing your attention.

With that in mind, here are some of the best games out there to help you kill time on your smartphone.

Puzzle Games

If you would rather keep your mind sharp while killing time, there are some brilliant puzzle games you should definitely try. One of the most popular recent puzzle games has been Rolling Snail, a physics-based drawing game. The aim is to get your snail to a portal in order to advance to the next level by drawing lines, snipping them and manipulating objects across the screen and guiding your snail to the destination. There are also games such as Mini Metro, where players are tasked with designing and running an underground rail system, requiring strategic thinking and decision-making.

Sports Games

With the popularity of games such as FIFA 17 and other EA Sports titles on games consoles and other devices, there is clearly a huge appetite out there for sports games. The best thing about this genre of game is that many sports-based games require time to get good at, such as ping-pong inspired Table Tennis Touch. As well as playing different skill levels, this game also allows you to test your talents against other players around the world, not to mention a very interesting a competitive career mode.


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Casino Games

As more and more online casinos make the move to mobile, they are offering punters a huge selection of games from poker to roulette, and blackjack to video slots. Players looking for the best selection of games or a nice welcome bonus can find review sites which rank online casinos according to the promotions they offer – for example Party Casino is listed on as offering up to $100 in welcome bonuses plus 50 free spins when registering for the first time. Hundreds of video slots are then available to play, from the classic Starbust to games inspired by popular TV series such as Game of Thrones.

Racing Games

Racing games have been popular for as long as people have been gaming, with the likes of Gran Turismo leading the way in console gaming, so it’s no surprise to see so many excellent racing game apps now available. Games such as Real Racing 3, the latest in the iconic series, allow you to race amazing cars at some of the most famous race tracks around the world on your smartphone. As well as simple race features, Real Racing 3 also features a number of different game modes; including time trials, standard races and an interesting Time Shift multiplayer mode so you can compete against your friends or people online.

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