32 Best Mobile Games for Parents, Senior & the Elderly – iOS and Android Games
Games are the never-ending delight of mankind which always did travel with generation and time. If somebody asks like, “What in the world that never changed with time?” the answer shall be “the love for games.” While the generalization might pigeonhole games with children, the fact is antithetical that even elders would be indulged in the world of games. If not, the app store and play store wouldn’t be overflowing with games with at least a dozen being added every day. The best part is that even games have age category! And yes, in the article we shall glance at 35 best mobile video games for elders, or rather say ex-children!
The list is in no particular order.
This is the revamp of old-school Tetris, with added colors and cool features. If you ever owned a brick game console, then this might be one great memory from what you have played. The game features various levels and the mission is to keep your play area clear by orienting each block to solve a horizontal line or two. The game has 3 sections and as you proceed an in-app purchase might be required. The statistics can be tracked and shared among Facebook friends; even you can pull a challenge between your friends.
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2) Words with Friends
This game is exclusively for those word buffs out there. If you have amazing word-building skills and vocabulary, then ‘Word with Friends’ is a great match for you to kill some time. The best part is that you could roam inside the database and pick your friend from the list and adding glam, you could even do a chat with them. The game could be accessed from multi-platforms linked with your device. The game is competitive at the same time expands your command over vocabulary in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English.
3) Dots: A Game About Connecting
It’s a simple cozy game which is all about connecting dots of the same color. Might not sound whopping about the game logic, but the gravity of fun this game can impart shall not be underestimated. The game managed to stay #1 in many countries for a long period of time. All you have to do is spot same colored dots and try connecting them horizontal, vertical or square as possible to bag points. The player can either race with time in the Timed Mode or play at liberty of the time in Moves Mode or play relaxed in the endless mode.
4) Card Shark Solitaire
If you love cards, then this e-version of them ain’t gonna disappoint you either. And you shan’t be worried about the fact that your fat fingers are no match for this game, the interface is well optimized to suit your gaming experience with drag and drop gestures. Card shark packs in some of the legendary game scenarios like Klondike Solitaire, FreeCell, Spider Solitaire, Canfield, Forty Thieves, Beleaguered Castle, Crazy Eights, Draw Poker, and Memory Match. Unlike other card games, the graphics won’t eat too much of your memory and comparably takes little boot time.
5) Candy Crush
Do you have a touchscreen phone? If so, you should have this game too, this is what a new gen chap might tell you. Candy Crush was never fun, but an eternal thrill to play. There are various versions of candy crush available like ‘Soda Saga’ and ‘Jelly Saga’ apart from original Candy Crush, to add charm. It’s worth adding that Candy Crush would help to develop your analytical skills, which over time would reflect in your problem-solving ability. The original version has a minimum 138 episodes with a mind-blowing 2065 levels, meaning you would never run out of fun.
6) Angry Birds
It’s highly likely that you would have heard about this game at least once in your lifetime. ‘Angry Birds’ is another in our list which served the ambassador status of mobile gaming next to old school ‘Snake’. While the game features cute birdies, it’s the survival logic that pacifies the gaming nerve of each player. The game feature one of the best optimization and cross-platform compatibility, and has 100 million+ downloads.
If solving puzzles were your cup of tea, then definitely ‘Quell’ won’t disappoint you. The game is presented with one of the most brain warming puzzle scenarios in which the player is presented with scrappy tableau which holds key to solving the puzzle questioned. A pinch of melodrama and grizzled graphics might pull you back, but the game is perfectly judged and difficulty levels are well sculpted with enough juice to keep your curiosity and puzzle nerve soothed.
Yet another simple game to test your quick cognition. There is not much of strategy required for these games, and Cascade is perfectly a visual workout in which you shall connect the matching gem and gather points. Adding thrill will be the occasional game boosters and shuffling of gems, which comes with the latest version. Like most other games in the genre, you can share and add friends from social media to beat the lone player syndrome.
9) Jigsaw Puzzle
If you ever owned a jigsaw kit in your childhood, then this is a perfect reminisce of that memory. Crafted with perfect gameplay, you can arrange the pieces of the puzzle to get the final image and developers have made sure that each time you get a unique image to kill repetition. Based on your age, skill, and interest the jigsaw pieces shall be of 4, 6, up to 80 pieces. One best think about this game would be the lack of boring ad’s that tamper the gaming experience of many.
10) Triple Town
Are you a fan of cooking? Well, then get ready to make a town with your cooking skill. Yes, exactly that is what happens in this game. All you will find are ingredients for making a city and six grids. The gameplay is simple, you need to combine lower elements to make a higher material i.e if 3 grass tiles are put together you will get bush, which when combined you will get a tree and so on until finally, you will build houses and buildings. The game is addictive and compelling has no room for boredom.
Sneezies are as cute as they would sound, the game is all about beautiful chain reaction. The developers used their iron hand to sculpt this beautiful game and it’s all packed with great soothing graphics to depict beautiful bubble burst. All you have to do is get yourself cozy and sneeze into the crowd of Sneezies to trigger a chain reaction of bubble bursts. However, the game is limited to 45 levels in their classic mode and 15 in challenge mode, which might be a sad news once you really get into this game.
12) Cribbage – Crib and Peg Game
For those cards lovers out there, this is yet another amazing card game you could try. While the rules are standard, you are open to challenge the game AI and improve your strategy. You can also personalize your pegs, cards, broads, and background. The game would literally make the old school gaming much easier by added features like automatic counting, detailed point breakdown, difficulty level selection etc. Hints are also provided to remove roadblocks in the game.
13) Monopoly Game
Would you love to do business without burning your pockets? The let’s roll the digital dice and try our luck. Monopoly is unequivocally one of the best strategic resource management board games today. The 3D graphics of this game is a perfect mix such that you would never miss the real-time game. You can either choose to go single player with a computer or add your buddies for real tint of the game. Either you can go for multiplayer with the same device or play with another opponent via Bluetooth or WIFI.
14) Tiny Wings
An amazing time killer without much complex rules and game plans. Simply keep taping until you make a hit. Though the game looks lean and simple, the beautiful graphics wouldn’t give a scope for boredom to hit. Well, getting a grip on flying the birdie might take few tries but once you start diffusing into the game, it’s all fun from there. Even you can do a multiplayer gaming session with split screen functionality with this game.
15) Monument Valley
As the name would impart, there is something fancy about this game. Crafted in beautiful 3D graphics the game features a wandering princess lost in the middle of a surreal world. However, you can orient the structures and shapes in the world such that the princess could reach her destination. The game plot might taste wool-gathering but the beauty of game would keep your focus centered on the game itself. This is an award-winning product and definitely worth a try.
16) Peggle Blast
Adding some fancy graphics and a great theme to a shooting game, that’s what Peggle blast is. The gameplay shall be influenced by luck and skill simultaneously, but each moment you spend will be an absolute joy. The player shall pop orange pegs to proceed with the game. There is an in-app purchase listed, but the game is would never disappoint you even if you spend some. The deeper you walk through into levels game become tougher but there is always a get through hidden which is left for the player’s imagination.
17) Bejeweled Classic
A simple, yet fun to play game. Bejeweled classic might somewhat tickle your candy crush nerve if you had played it before. If not this is a perfect start for color matching games. The gameplay is simple, just find the matching gems and swap them to adjacent gems. If a triplet or more matches they cancel out. Boosters and bombs beneficially sooth your reward center and improve the gaming experience. Though the graphics stand on par with modern day mobile games, the experience is amazing.
18) Off the Leash
Are you an evade fan who often escapes from boring grocery shopping with your wife? Well, now you can help some poor dogs to escape from a dreaded cop in the city. This game features an evade escapade where the player free dogs from captivity and collects bonuses as they move along. The gameplay uses one-handed tilt-based controls so playing lazy on your couch wouldn’t hurt your fingers. The game also allows the player to unlock 9 different breeds of the dog while promoting on the game, and additional bonus levels, power-ups etc. are also included for extended gaming.
19) Slice It
The game might not appeal aesthetically enthralling but the concept of the game is amazing and would be a great companion kill time. The game as such doesn’t pack a humongous punch to play, but definitely has enough juice to keep you fixed on the screen. Certain figures and shapes are presented which shall be sliced the ways you like. Initial figures or shapes might be easy however on proceeding, hard to tackle shapes might come up and slicing them is a bit of task. You can also get through with the help of in-game hints.
20) Scribblenauts Remix
This is an excellent puzzle game, which in fact doesn’t reflect any hues of old-school puzzles. There are basically worlds to run through, where the player is thrown with conundrums. Your task is to tackle it using logic simply by observing what’s around and type it out to in the menu box to grab a solution. Though the gameplay might sound little different, the puzzles are really head scratching and you wouldn’t know time running until the sun is down!
21) Beyond ynth xmas edition
Another head scratcher in the list, but this time it’s more manageable. Beyond Ynth is a perfectly sculpted game for thinkers even though the monotonous gameplay might hint cliché. But the problem tackling it entirely different with this game and also takes a bite of your conscience and logic. There is a ladybug in this game which shall be properly guided by orienting the box carrying it so that it could collect diamonds. The box movement is not entirely up to logic but some physics might also take the role.
22) Gelato Mania
Its bit difficult not to drool while playing this game. All that you’re doing here is making ice cream, a lot of it. The screen is packed with ingredients and tools to make ice cream, it’s your organizing and fast hand skills that will result in delicious ice cream. There are more than 100+ mouthwatering stages for this game, which when combined with rhythmic BGM and sound effect will make your game more pleasurable.
23) Rope Rescue
This is a rescue mission pulled by a birdie to save the caged fellow pals. A rope is dragged across several pulleys and numerous obstacles into the cage to release birds. As you proceed through the game, levels feature tougher and hard to crack hurdles. Using little rope as possible is one challenge that would earn you some points, and avoiding certain obstacles gets you a bonus. The game is split into 5 stages with 12 levels in each.
24) Cover Orange
If age didn’t smudge the child in you, this apparently silly looking game could do a lot of wonders. As the name would suggest, you are covering some oranges, but from what? Well, there is this vicious rain cloud that for some reason spoils the oranges. However, you have plenty of objects lying around which through your improvisation could turn into a shelter to protect these oranges. There are some 180 levels for this game implying it might take some time before you could run out of levels.
25) Bag It
This game is no different from the stack and arrange genre, but the story behind it is amusing and worth spending time. There are these items to be packed into a bag, but all of them have an attitude that is more like humans. So certain things don’t go with certain items, and certain stuff only fit economically inside the bag if put accordingly, all left to user’s logic. The mission is to fill the bag with the list of items before you could do a stir up to ensure items stay inside that bag, if you get it, then there you go.
26) Where is my water
Now it’s a serious business we are going to see. Unlike kids game, here you are entrusted with supplying water for an alligator named Swampy. Though it sounds simple, building a road for water flow ain’t that easy-peasy. There are numerous obstacles on the way, which needs to be tackled, at the same time keeping the water clean from pollutants and microbe. Navigating water through clean channels is what you will be doing here, and you’ll find at least 140 levels of pure fun with this game. You should download this award-winning game right away!
27) Unblock Me
If you are looking for some real deal, then Unblock me is a perfect treat for you. The game board is arranged with blocks with enough rooms left for limited movement of each. Your task is to get the red one out to exit point, moving the tightly packed blocks among one another. The gameplay is simple, but as levels proceed it could centrifuge your brain. There are 6500 levels with 4 difficulty levels, and its worth mentioning that this is a cognition improving game.
28) Block! Hexa Puzzle
Block.!! Hexa puzzle is a new ‘easy to play’ block game. Trying to fit the blocks into a frame without the time ticker bugging you, is surely a must-play game for your leisure hours. There are over 300 unique and intriguing puzzles, leveling up once all the blocks are collected inside the plot. It’s effortless functioning in phones, as well as tabs, complemented by zesty graphics and zippy sound effects, gives a thumbs up to the manufacturers for their excellent optimization.
29) Roll the ball
For puzzle game lover, this one is an untiring addition to the genre as its a coalesce of wide variety puzzle games. As it is said the solution to our problem is just around the corner, this one game nails that concept, where all you got to do is fiddle with the blocks to make way for the rolling ball and Bingo!! You just leveled up. From a single move solving the puzzle to the challenging ones taking your brain on rides, the sinful proportion never lets you go low on your enthusiasm to play more and more.
30) Carrom 3D
With technology taking the front seat, the virtual world being more fascinating, are we missing out on our age-old time killing fun games? Well, no more, wood-board carrom is all back in its graphically stunning 3D avatar, adding on to your pleasure and comfort by its relatively easy way of playing on your smartphones and tabs with your friends from anywhere you desire to. Everyone busy out there and no one on the other side of the board, ‘don’t ya worry’, automatic machine is all game to play with you. From beginners to experts, this one has a lot in store for all with the controls being as intuitive as in a real gig.
31) Chess Games
Tired of watching action movies and want to get on real war crushing over the opponent’s mind, what can be a better than a brain-storming game of chess. From youngsters to elders, beginner to chess masters, the Chess Free presented by Al factory Limited is the deal. With 12 subtle levels, different modes from casual to professional players and with a tutor suggesting strategies and moves, there is no better platform than this to play chess anywhere and anytime in your active work schedule.
32) Fruit Ninja
‘Exhilarating Variety’ shall be two perfect words to quote this game. Fruit Ninja came to market silently but triumph afterward wasn’t much hushed as it was. In the gameplay, fruits are tossed up from the bottom of the screen and the player shall slice them in half by swiping. The only catch will be occasional bombs in between, and but as the game progresses the speed and number fruit might make it hard for the user to hold on.