Are you working the nine to five to make your living? If so, you've probably had the need to stop and let all the stress out for a few moments before you get back to work. No-one puts up with eight straight hours of work without having a break, right?
Your mobile is tempting, isn't it? There it is... just at arm's reach, with all its vibrations and flashing lights. And it has games! Why not just have a little play? Go on, who's gonna find out anyway?
As we are in the app business, we've got the perfect remedy. So keep on reading to check out the best games to play while your boss isn't looking. Let's go!
Aworded is the perfect game to get out of the daily grind for just 5 minutes. Play your best words, challenge your opponent and put your phone back down and get back to work. Later you can play again, once your rival has answered (which could be minutes or days). It's a really addictive game which doesn't need you to be constantly ready and waiting 24/7, so it's just perfect for a little break from work.
Is there anyone in the whole world who doesn't like Trivial Pursuit? As far as we know, no. Trivia Crack is a fun version of the classic board game which is played on a turn-by-turn basis, so you can easily play for a few minutes and put the mobile down until your next rest break. The game is all about challenging your friends to find out who is the Smart Alec, the know-it-all and the wisest of the wise. Answer a variety of questions and try to win a trophy in each category but, hey watch out; your rival can steal them from you quite easily.
Here we've got Draw Something, another turn based game, which also aims to improve our creativity. This is the updated, 21st century, mobile version of your favorite childhood game, Pictionary. In this game, you've got to make use of the resources offered in order to draw something as realistic as possible so that the other can guess what it is. Are you the next Picasso?
And let's not forget simulation games, which are just perfect for your breaktimes, as they require you to do just the mimimum tasks once a day. We would suggest Hay Day in this case. It's an excellent game all about farms and harvesting. Your boss might not realize it, but he might have one of the best virtual farmers working for him. Just try and explain that when you're caught red handed.
The Room needs a bigger chunk of your time. But thank gosh, you can play it with a laid-back attitude, without worrying about your boss appearing over your shoulder unexpectedly. If you're feeling inspired by life, this game can help improve your powers of deduction, and even maker you a better worker. Really! Well, that's our story anyway, and we're sticking with it.
There are other ways to exercise your brain while having fun, and Strata has come up with something both entertaining and relaxing at the same time. It's just perfect for those of us who need to take a break from typing for a few moments to enjoy some incredible graphics, and an intelligent and addictive gameplay - something this app doesn't fail to offer. Strata is a quick-reflex game but it can also end up being really quite frustrating. You can, of course, use that built-up energy to get you through the 3pm dip in productivity at work.
If you play Uplink, no-one can even question your abilities. This is a hacking game, which is really complicated and needs all your attention and every single brain cell you can summon up. So, if your boss does catch you, well, let's just say it's a way of confirming you have all the aptitudes necessary to do your job. It's interface is really simple but truly captivating. A pure delight for the techies out there.