iOS devices are great tools for work, productivity, and communication. But thanks to their increasingly advanced performance and a thriving community of developers, they’re also amazing platforms for mobile gaming.
You might already know about Candy Crush or Pokémon Go, but the truth is that there are thousands of classic, easy-to-play (and some might say better) gaming options for iPhone. Here are 11 fun and incredibly addictive classic games that you won’t be able to stop playing.
11 Solitaire Classic
Solitaire, true to its name, is a great way to pass the time when you don’t have other players to compete against — it’s both fun and weirdly addicting. This app features customizable themes, unique animations and consistently updated Daily Challenges. But, unlike traditional solitaire, this app brings a social experience by letting you go head-to-head with other Solitaire players in real-time.
Install Now10 Yahtzee
You don’t need an introduction to Yahtzee — it’s a game night classic — but this officially licensed game boasts a modern twist on the original board game. The app lets you play with your Facebook friends or other players from across the globe, and features daily dice tournaments where you can score prizes and earn other customized rewards.
Install Now9 Zynga Poker
Zynga Poker is undoubtedly a staple of mobile gaming. Dubbed the “largest poker site in the world” by ESPN, this game lets you play classic Texas Hold ‘Em with a community of millions of players from across the world. With a wide range of features like various leagues, tournaments and social clubs, Zynga Poker has a lot to offer. It’s officially certified to play just like poker on an actual table, so you’ll get a truly authentic experience.
First published in Japanese newspapers in the 1980s, Sudoku is now a worldwide phenomenon. It’s a logic game where the objective is to solve a puzzle with fewer than 3 errors. This modern take on the classic adds in a smart point system, ranked scores via the Game Center, and an Online Leaderboard. If you’re looking for an (addicting) challenge, this app might be the perfect one for you.
Install Now7 Mine Sweeper
Many of us probably have fond memories of playing Minesweeper on an old Windows PC (even if we didn’t know how it worked at the time). If you want to take a trip down memory lane, this app has perfectly ported the nostalgic Minesweeper experience to iOS. Not only that, but the app supports a leaderboard with high score statistics and Game Center support for more social gaming.
Install Now6 Jigsaw Puzzle
If you’re a fan of jigsaw puzzles, you’ll love this app. Carefully created by real-life jigsaw experts, Jigsaw Puzzle features over 20,000 high-quality images and the option to set your number of pieces — up to 1,024 on iPad and 400 on iPhone. It’s a fun and relaxing way to work out your brain while putting together beautiful scenes and pieces of art.
Install Now5 CSR Racing 2
These days, the level of graphics that iOS devices can support is stunning — and CSR Racing 2 proves it. This addicting game lets you personalize over 200 officially licensed real vehicles with a wide range of different options. Once you do, you can hop in your customized supercar and compete with other players from around the world in real-time racing challenges.
Install Now4 Tetris Blitz
With this app, EA has placed its own spin on the world-famous puzzle game. Tetris Blitz features an updated modern look and feel, as well as a variety of power-ups and other additional game elements. Not only that, but Tetris Blitz adds a multiplayer aspect to the classic with its Battles — letting you play against friends or other players.
Install NowIf you’re a solitaire fan, you’ll love these spins on the classic game!3 Solitaire Tripeaks
Solitaire Tripeaks brings a tropical island vibe and an amazing gameplay experience to the classic card game. It features over 850 levels (with many more on the way), a social club and an exotic island to journey through as you play. Tripeaks also adds a range of fun game features — like a Shark Meter that unlocks bonuses and fun Boosters.
Install Now2 Pyramid Solitaire
If you’re looking for a familiar yet reimagined Solitaire, this app is a twist on the original game that adds a puzzle-like experience that requires logic and strategy to win. Created by the makers of the original Solitaire game, Pyramid features smooth, classic and exciting gameplay, making it a great addition to any iOS game collection.
Install Now1 Spider Solitaire
Spider Solitaire is a popular variant of the original game that promises hours of fun and puzzling challenges. This app, made by the developers of the original, brings a modern twist to the Windows game staple. From Daily Challenges to exclusive and festive themes based on the current month, Spider Solitaire will keep you coming back for more.
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