Your smartphone has given you more computing skills than an Apollo astronaut. So load that bad boy up with some completely pointless, can’t-stop-playing apps whose sole purpose is to waste time and distract you from more important things, like work. Or friends. Or becoming an astronaut.
Who it’s for: Fans of fast-paced puzzles
This is one of those Tetris-style games, in that it seems way too easy, before kicking your fight-or-flight response into high gear when the game starts to speed up. We’d say it’s perfect for your commute, but you’d be risking scaring your fellow passengers by screaming “NO NO NO!” at the screen.
Who it’s for: Folks who miss a good ol’ first-person shooter
Fact: N64’s Goldeneye was responsible for more blown minds than all the mushrooms in the Mushroom Kingdom. The first-person shooter genre showed kids that video games could be way more complex and action-packed than just “Make the Italian-American stereotype jump on top of the Italian-American slur.”
Now you can carry a pretty badass first-person shooter in your phone. If only our 13-year-old selves knew what the future held…
Who it’s for: Sudoku nuts
Marketed as “the next Sudoku,” this disturbingly addictive puzzle may seem complicated at first, but after a few minutes (and a glance at the tutorial), you’ll figure it out. Letting it go when your lunch break is over, however, will take considerably longer.