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30 Addictive Game Apps You've Probably Never Heard Of

"Where did the last three hours go?"

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1. Microtrip

An arcade game that takes place inside a body.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

2. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake

"Warning: This game is crammed full of monsters, cake, amazing powers, puzzly bits, epic adventure, witty repartee, secret paths, unlockable characters, silly hats and a wiener dog. Use caution if you are allergic to fun or overly sensitive to cake-related pathos."

The price - $4.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

3. Monument Valley

"In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world."

The price - $3.99


Available for
- iPhone, iPad, Android

4. Word Monsters

Play against your friends and see who can swipe away words in the fastest time. Plus - you get to build a monster! Fun.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

5. Kami

Origami on your phone.

The price - $1.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

6. Bee Leader

Be the bee.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

7. Pokoto

Normally, poking someone in the eye is frowned upon... not in this game!

The price - $0.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad

8. Threes!

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Slide around the tiles and attempt to make multiples of - you guessed it - threes. Prepare to be addicted.

The price - $2.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

9. Hi Guess the _____

There are many versions of this fun guessing game - what do you want to try to guess: characters, brands, food, movies, places, TV shows, restaurants, games, riddles, drinks, Broadway shows, basketball stars, views or emoji?

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

10. Cham Cham

Cham Cham LOVES candy, but he's lost his! Please help him get it back. Please be his savior.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

11. Tall Chess

The best version of the classic game: not only is it well-designed, it's also easy to review your previous moves and you can challenge multiple friends simultaneously (or be automatically matched with a partner).

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad

12. piopio

It doesn't cost "tuppence a bag" to feed these birds (and it's a lot more fun and hygienic).

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad

13. Symmetrain

"Choose your train and spot all differences as quickly as you can while driving from train station to train station."

The price - $1.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad

14. Bicolor

Minimalist design, maximum fun.

The price - $0.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad

15. Proust

You get a list of items (or people) and rank them in order from best to worst - after you finish, compare the way you ordered them with the way your friends did: are you "Twinsies" or "Polar Opposites"?

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone and iPad

16. Pictoword

This one's for word game fans: you're presented with two pictures and you must figure out the single word that they represent.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

17. Little Things® Forever

You spy with your little eye....

The price - $2.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

18. FontFox

For font enthusiasts.


The price
- Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad

19. The Nightmare Cooperative

A turn-based strategy game that's a bit like Ocean's 11 : you control a group of characters (each one with a unique ability) looking to hunt down some riches.

The price - $3.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

20. Band Land

You think you know a lot about music? We'll see about that, buddy.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad

21. Oquonie

An enchanting and beautifully illustrated puzzle game in which you find your way through an "intwined megastructure."

The price - $2.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad

22. Tumbledrop

Balance adorable blocks so they don't tumble (or drop) off of the platforms.

The price - $1.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad

23. Gasketball

Gasketball is similar to H.O.R.S.E. (only you'll be able to toss off INSANE shots that would never be possible in real life). Play alone or with a friend (you share the same iPad with the multiplayer option). "The only game better than basketball."

The price - Free

Available for - iPad

24. Learn ____ by MindSnacks

A legitimately fun way to learn a language - give Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, German, French or Japanese a try.

The price - $4.99 for 50 lessons (free to try)

Available for - iPhone, iPad

25. Lost Yeti

A retro-looking puzzler of a game.

The price - $1.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

26. Icon Pop Song

"Listen to original acoustic song clips and challenge your music skills to guess the title or artist."

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

27. QuizUp

Are you a Trivia Night type of person? Yes? You need to download QuizUp immediately.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

28. Faif

"Defeat your enemies before they defeat you."

The price - $1.99

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android

29. Catena

Challenge your vocabulary.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad

30. Red Herring

A brain teaser of a daily word puzzle.

The price - Free

Available for - iPhone, iPad, Android