Mobile Phone Games: Play Smart

From the very start, mobile phone users have been fascinated by playing phone games. Even in the earliest days, the primitive in-phone games had the ability to command our attention and also ignite our competitive spirit. Fast-forward to today, and smartphones with internet connectivity have put a whole world of games at our fingertips.

One great feature of the new breed of online phone games is the ability to compete with both friends and strangers in real time. The old favourite board game, Scrabble, has reinvented itself for the virtual world, with competitive versions such as Words with Friends creating possibilities for fun, healthy and brain-stimulating games. Score the highest points and tease your friends about it. Another popular game is chess, which could have been made for the digital platform.

For those of us who like to try our luck and play for stakes a little higher than just beating our friends, there are plenty of mobile-compatible online poker games available on the market. Playing casino games like poker on mobile can be even better than on a PC. For one, you can do it from anywhere, but there is also the added advantage of the touch-screen, which makes playing so much more instinctive. Mobile players will also receive notifications, so there’s no reason to miss out on any special offers.

For those of us who didn’t grow up with smartphones, all these new games can seem like they aren’t for us. Aside from casino games, which are simply online versions of games that have been around for aeons, there are also plenty of versions of our old classic arcade games in mobile phone versions. Get nostalgic with Tetris, enjoy the retro graphics of Minecraft, and go right back to your childhood with Sonic the Hedgehog.