Most parents spend a huge amount of time running around after their kids: doing the school run, taking them to play dates, ferrying them to after-school activities, etc. All of these things take up valuable time, but inevitably you end up stuck at places where you don’t have a lot to do.
Luckily smartphones make it simple to stay entertained while the kids are practicing their gymnastics or having swimming lessons after school. As long as you have a full-charged smartphone in your bag, you can download a game from mFortune or the iPhone store and spend an enjoyable twenty minutes having fun. So what are the best games for iPhone?
If word games are your passion, you will love Alphabear. In Alphabear, you start off with a board of letters. Look for words in the letters and tap them out. The spaces are then filled with bears, which expand into any available spaces. Unused letters eventually explode and turn into rocks, so your bears are trapped. If it all sounds a bit surreal, it kind of is. But isn’t also fun!
Run Sackboy! Run!
Little Big Planet is an all-time favourite with kids of all ages. Parents are not supposed to play, but thanks to a cool iPhone version, mom and dad now have ample opportunity to play this super charming game. It’s pretty silly, but also more challenging than you might expect. It’s also free, which is always a bonus.
Who doesn’t love a good game of Bejewelled? This is one of the most addictive games ever, and if you have ten minutes to kill waiting for school to finish, you might find that your child ends up waiting for you to finish the game. It’s tense, colourful, and a lot of fun.
Crashlands is a fun, virtual world, game. You play as Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker with a shipment problem. You are stranded on an alien planet and your task is to recover your lost shipments. Make new friends, learn how to cook the local dishes, and build a home from home on your new planet. This game is huge fun, but be careful not to get too caught up in what’s happening in your virtual world.
Trivia Crack is super addictive trivia quiz game for iPhone. Play this game and test your general knowledge in sports, science, art, history, geography, history, and entertainment. You can play against random strangers or challenge your Facebook friends to a match. However, unless you master a category, you won’t win!
Real Racing 3
Racing games are always popular and Real Racing 3 is newly available for free, so give it a go. Select from a range of different cars and test drive your choice of racetrack. There are multiple game modes, so you won’t get bored of testing your driving skills.
Games are fun, but watch out for in-game purchases, especially if you hand your iPhone over to the kids to keep them quiet for ten minutes.
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