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The Most Popular Gaming Apps

Gaming is easier than ever with the invention of the internet. Technology has progressed so much since the early 1990’s when Nintendo was just getting popular. Now, to play video games, you don’t even need a console. You can play from the comfort of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Smartphones make so many games accessible. Here are a list of the best games to play on the phone.


This game has become a world-wide phenomenon. The smartphone version of the game uses touchscreen controls, but the premise is the same—try to stay alive as long as possible. During this game, players collect resources and make tools and weapons. This game is free to download, though it does have in-app purchases.

Alto’s Odyssey

This game has a desert landscape and features wall-riding and hot air balloons. Though there are no in-app purchases, you do have to purchase the game for $4.99.

Gone Home

This game set a precedence as a violence-free experience. With the perspective of a first-person shooter, this game is driven by a narrative. You can play on your smartphone, but it will cost you $14.99 to download.

Pocket Run Pool

A twist on a classic, Pocket Run Pool is a single-player game, but there are new rules, including a constantly changing table. This game is free to download.


Florence is more of an experience than a game, but it’s an experience than many people have enjoyed. This app is a short story that only lasts two hours total. It uses interactivity to make users understand what it’s like to be young and in love. It costs $2.99 to download.

All of these apps are unique and wildly popular. They create more of an experience than just sitting down and playing a game. The ability of the creators of these games to create such an interactive and narrative-driven experience is incredible. If your kids are playing these games, just make sure to monitor and approve purchases—from downloading the game itself to in-app purchases.