Boredom Busters: Free Mobile Games

By Hannah


Have a little time to waste? Need something to do when your standing alone in a line somewhere? Maybe you just don’t want to talk to people, phone games are the perfect distraction. Hannah reviews a few she has tried out.


Magikarp Jump

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You play an up and coming Magikarp trainer making your way through the eight Magikarp Jumping Leagues.  Catch a Magikarp.  Feed and train it to level it up.  When it gets strong enough, battle through the leagues, until it’s time to retire your fish and start again with a new Magikarp.  


It’s a fun, time killing game.  You don’t need to devote all your time to it, maybe 5 minutes at a time tops.  It’s brightly colored, teaches some positive life lessons, and gives you many rewards.


3.5 out of 5 stars




Mix two ingredients in a cauldron.  Wait 3000ish seconds.  Find out if you made an awesome new thing or a rock.  You are rewarded either way.  Customize your cauldron or your cloaked alchemist.


This is a mindless, thirty seconds at a time game.  There’s a fun vaguely gothic design to the game and some of the quips your alchemist makes are entertaining.


3 out of 5 stars


Avengers Academy


Nick Fury, Odin, and Dr. Pym start an academy for potential Avengers in the middle of a field surrounded by Time Fog.  Fight Hydra, welcome new students, complete missions, and clean up the campus grounds.


Teenage super heroes are cute and fun.  They gush about costumes, rib each other about back stories, and do their best to solve the mystery of Avengers Academy.  There are monthly special events where you can do different missions to collect new items and rare characters.  It takes about 5-10 minutes at a time to play.


4 out of 5 stars


Pokemon Go


Walk around with your phone and catch Pokemon in the real world.  You can train them up, evolve them, and fight with them.


If you walk a lot this game is great.  Especially if you like to go to new places.  If you don’t walk much or you don’t go to new places very often, this can be a monotonous game.  


3.5 out of 5 stars


Farm Heroes Saga


This is a classic match three game with a farm theme.  Each level has a different mini challenge.  Often it’s about collecting a certain amount of something or other.


This is an incredibly satisfying game.  I can spend hours on this game, just finding patterns and draining my phones battery.  The art is cute and uses bright colors.


4 out of 5 stars


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