When we think of gaming on-the-go, it’s understandable to instantly jump to awesome smartphone games like Fruit Ninja, Candy Crush and Clash of Clans. But as the massive drop-off in Pokémon Go users has shown, smartphone games aren’t the be-all-end-all of mobile gaming; there is another way, and that’s gaming on an Apple Watch.
Other than the many functions that an Apple Watch comprises (heart rate sensor, GPS, workout assistant, and you know, telling the time of course), this little gadget can play a lot of fun, unique games. Sure, smartwatches aren’t for everyone and you won’t spend all day and night playing, but when you’ve got a bit of time to kill waiting in line or on public transport, then these wrist games would be a perfect idea. If you were a bit shocked at the price tag when the Apple Watch was introduced in 2015, then it’s likely to be far cheaper now that the Apple Watch 2 has been released. It’s also possible to find second-hand models if you’d love this smartwatch at a cheaper price.
So, if you’re going to pick up an Apple Watch or indeed already own one, then be sure to check out some of these entertaining games!
There are a lot of text-adventure games now on the market, but we still have to return to one of the originals and the best: Spy_Watch. As the head of a spy agency, you’ll give commands to an agent in the field, but what’s interesting about this game is that it plays in real time, so you’ll never quite know when you’ll receive a question from the agent. This makes the game feel a little more lifelike and strategic, and less mindless button-tapping like many of today’s mobile games.
Along with Quiz Up and Quizduell, trivia games are so hot right now. Trivia Crack works by two users battling each other on a massive array of topics, and the first to get six correct answers is the winner. The great part is that a wheel will spin to decide the topic, so you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get. This means you better start learning all the general knowledge you can before playing!
Tamagotchi was one of many big 90s toys, in which you had to take care of a digital pet by teaching them, feeding them, and cleaning up after them (how fun). The trend died after a few years, but now it’s back for another go! For anyone who doesn’t have the possibility to own a real pet, this is perhaps the next best thing.
Field Day is essentially a recreation of FarmVille, as you can plant crops, care for your animals, hire farm workers and even sell your produce. Like most games on the Apple Watch, the controls are a bit fiddly, but things get easy enough before long, and Field Day is a good option because of its longevity – running a farm can’t be done in one day.
Elevate is a brain training game that is designed to hopefully increase things like focus, speed, memory and mathematics. The idea that you could use your spare time to improve your mind is a welcome one, as this is a game which is genuinely fun and addictive, but with the added benefit of being challenging.