Do you commute to and fro from work a lot? Do you travel around the world many times in the year? Perhaps you’re someone that needs to catch a flight every other week for business purposes. Out of all the things you can do on your phone, playing games is still one of the most popular. However, we tend to become fixated on social media these days, because while we’re on the move we want to stay close to things we find familiar. Following certain people, online that are relevant to our interests is normal and can occupy a lot of our attention when we’re bored. But puzzle games are still the number one category of games that keep us happy, healthy and captivated while we’re surrounded by strangers, trying to get to work on the bus, train or taxi.
Testing your brain
Not all puzzle games are dull and dreary. Many of them are quite humorous, such as Brain Test. This is a fun puzzle game that is not your average test of smarts. It frequently breaks the fourth wall and acknowledges your methodology of thinking. It happily plays tricks on you to see if you can think outside the box. It’s a free game on Google Play and the Apple Store app. It has a fantastic rating of 4.6-stars with 618K reviews. It’s been downloaded 10-plus million times and it’s given a PEGI 3 rating. Made by Unico Studios, it’s a tricky puzzle game that presents many different scenarios. Sometimes you have to shake the phone to make a car go faster. Sometimes you need to find things by moving objects out of the way. It’s a great game that will keep you preoccupied until you arrive at your destination.
Challenging wordsmith strangers
Sometimes, it’s the old games that are the best. Words with friends are available on both Android and iOS platforms. It’s very much like scrabble with a few key differences. Since you can play online, you’re challenging people from all over the world to a game of wordsmith. However, you can invite your friends to play and enjoy a private game. The arrangement of the bonus tiles is different but so is the value of each letter. Unlike scrabble which only uses UK English, WWF offers an enhanced North American lexicon. You can also submit words for review if they’re unrecognized so you could end up winning a game due to a word being reinstated in your game that was rejected in the beginning.
The classic still lives
The classics are often the best to keep your eyes glued to your smartphone screen. Check out Jigsaw Puzzles by EasyBrain on the Android and iPhone platforms. There are countless different jigsaws to complete, all of which are in HD. It’s been downloaded well over 10 million times and has a great 4.5-star rating from over 300,000 reviews.
When you’re on the train and it’s a slow day, take out your phone and play a few puzzle games. Your brain will get exercise and you will see how time flies by.