The 5 Best Phone Games for Adults Who Are Sometimes Kinda Bored

Just try not to get too addicted

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Boredom happens to everyone, which is why we like to have a few go-to options when it strikes. These five phone games never fail to entertain us.

Words with Friends
An oldie but a goodie, this Scrabble-like game will likely cause you to get excessively competitive with your friends, family and random strangers. (Free for iPhone and Android)

In this addictive little puzzle, players slide numbered tiles on a four-by-four grid to combine multiples of three. It’s way more fun than its math-y description suggests. ($3 for iPhone and Android)

Pokémon Go
We know it’s kind of played out, but Pokémon Go (which uses your phone’s GPS and augmented reality to let you “catch” Pokémon all over the place) is actually pretty solid exercise. (Free for iPhone and Android)

Totally silly but very fun, this game puts you in command of a cadre of literal cat burglars to “steal” things from other people. (Free for iPhone and Android)

Trivia Crack
Test your knowledge on the most random topics in existence (and some more normal ones) while competing with friends or strangers all over the world. (Free for iPhone and Android)

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