If you are bored scrolling through social media on your phone, absentmindedly liking photos and retweeting hot takes, it might be time to update your phone’s apps and try something new and challenging. Challenging gaming apps may frustrate you and make you want to throw your phone across the room. However, once you have levelled up, beat the game, won big or solved the riddle, the satisfaction you feel is unmatched.
We have trawled through the world of mobile games and apps and compiled this list of some of the most engaging, challenging and – ultimately – satisfying games and apps.
Online casinos and games
Online gambling and casino apps have grown exponentially in the last few years and market researchers are predicting that the industry will continue to grow over the course of the next decade. Online casino platforms and apps have a wide variety of games, payment options and benefit levels, so you can find the platform that works best for you.
While many online casino games such as slots involve pure luck, there are also online casinos that offer an array of different classic casino card games and strategy games. The best casino sites such as CasinoTopsOnline have a number of different games such as poker, blackjack and baccarat, which all involve extensive strategy, skill and luck.
Many online casino platforms also have live dealer options so you can put your sunglasses on at home, kick back and feel like a high roller from the comfort of your sofa.
Action and Adventure Games
There are so many different types of action and adventure games available for mobile that it can be difficult to find the best games offered. Some of the most challenging apps include Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Big Hunter by Kakarod Interactive, Duet, and Geometry Dash World.
Other games that will challenge you include Escape Room – Beyond Life, Impossible Road, and Orble. If you are not sure which type of action or adventure app you would enjoy, you should try a number of different types of adventure gaming apps and then you will be able to figure out what you most enjoy, through a process of trial and error.
Going back to the basics
There are some games that are not new but have always been challenging. One of the most difficult games in the world – chess – is also one of the oldest. You can hone your chess playing skills with any number of apps, such as FollowChess, Chess.com or Dr. Wolf. Depending on the app, you can also choose whether you would like to play against the computer, against a friend or another player somewhere around the world.
If you want a game that combines the strategy of chess with action and destruction, you should consider an auto chess game. Although still relatively new, the auto chess genre is quickly becoming one of the most popular games on mobile.
There are now so many different kinds of auto chess that it can be daunting to even choose the auto chess app you want to use in the first place. However, Dota Underlords, Teamfight Tactics, Chess Rush, Onmyoji Chess and Auto Chess Legends are all top games in the genre.
Although maybe not as exciting as the action games or auto chess, puzzle games can be some of the most difficult on the app store. There is a reason why the New York Times’ crossword is respected – it is difficult!
If you are the kind of person who enjoys pondering over crosswords, analyzing sudoku grids or puzzling over the different words you can create out of just a few letters, then you should consider downloading a puzzle app. Apps such as Super Brain Plus, Just Riddles, Hard Math Game or Shortyz Crosswords have a number of different puzzle game options so that you can find the games that you most enjoy. You can find more immersive puzzle games like The Outer Wilds as well.
Brain Training and Skill Games
If you are looking to have fun while also potentially boosting your cognitive functioning, you should give the latest brain training apps a try. Apps such as Lumosity, Fit Brains Trainer, Happify, Clockwork Brain and CogniFit Brain Fitness all have an array of different types of games and challenges that have been designed to test and improve your memory and cognitive functioning. There are many brain training apps and games and it is well worth taking advantage of the free trials offered by the different apps to find out whether or not you enjoy the app’s particular offering.
Typing games are also popular offering a mix of skill gaining (typing speed, efficiency) and story combined with increasing vocabulary. Epistory is fantastic, Typing of the Dead and the new Early Access Nanotale Typing Chronicles.