7 Apps To Help You Kill Boredom


Whether you’re stuck in a traffic jam, commuting from work, waiting in a long queue or sitting idle at the airport, there’s one device which always saves your day from endless boredom: your smartphone. However, just having your smartphone isn’t enough to keep you content, you also need to have some killer apps installed, fit for busting boredom.

Gone are the days when Temple Run used to be the must-have app. Here are some other interactive, fun and up-and-coming mobile apps which will help you killboredom and utilize your free time in an interesting way:

  1. Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Bored of Pokémon Go? No worries. The Pokémon Company’s latest addition to the world of mobile apps is Magikarp Jump. The game focuses on the most useless Pokémon (aka Magikarp) in all 800+ creatures introduced by the company.

The game has great graphics and starts off like the old Pokémon RPGs, where a character briefs you about what you have to do. Simply feed and train your Magikarp to participate in the league. Win battles to become a champion, what could be a more fun way to kill time?

Highly addictive, the game only requires you to tap the screen a bunch of times. The game is available on both iOS and Android. Find out more about the game here.

  1. Big Barn World

Big Barn World has taken the online farming sensation to the next level! That’s right. This game will keep you glued to your phone for days at a time. Plant and harvest your land, build and expand the farm and ace the levels. Animals also make an appearance in this fun game and it is frequently updated so that new seasonal quests and decorations are always available.

The game is available on both iOS and Android. Find out more about the game here.

  1. Marvel: Color Your Own

What can be more relaxing than coloring your favorite crime fighting superheroes? With more than 200 coloring pages, Marvel: Color Your Own contains content from Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War, Doctor Strange and the rest of Marvel Universe.

This unique app lets you unleash your creative side and take control of how your favorite superheroes appear. Change the colors of their battle suits, backgrounds, and you can even try new hair colors on them. What’s more, you can save, upload your works of art to social media and share them with your friends as well.

This app is available on only iOS for now. Find out more about the game here.

  1. Super Mario Run

Nintendo’s first foray into mobile apps, Super Mario Run is the app that will bring back your childhood memories. Unlike popular ‘run’ games, which use a forward scrolling mode, Super Mario Run employs a side scrolling style. You can control Mario by tapping up and down to help him jump over or slide under obstacles. The goal is to attain as many coins as possible.

The game has four modes: World Tour, Toad Rally, Remix 10, and Kingdom Builder, each of which can be tried out in the app before purchasing the full app. The full version has more playable characters like Princess Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toadette, whose gameplay is different, as compared to Mario’s.

The game is available on both iOS and Android. Find out more about the game here.

  1. Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap by TrainYourBrain is the ultimate game to bust stress and boredom, all in one. Simply pop one bubble at a time or turn on the Maniac mode to burst many at a time! There are several versions of this game on the app stores, so you’ll have to be careful when you download this app.

The game is available on both iOS and Android.

  1. 2048

2048 is a fun tile sliding game available on both iOS and Android. While there are many versions of this game as well, all of them are equally interesting. Playing this game can be highly addictive and it will easily make you forget your surroundings.

The game play is simple – swipe up, down, left or right to move the tiles which appear on the screen. Two tiles with the same number will merge into one, with the sum of the two numbers. After every swipe, a new tile will appear in a random empty spot on the board. Reach the number 2048 to win the game!

  1. Flow Free

Flow Free is the perfect game to use up all the free time in your day. Simply join pipes of various colors across the board. However, be wary of overlapping pipes, as they will break causing you to lose the level.

With varying modes, the game can be easy or challenging, depending on what you choose. With over 2000 levels, this game can be seemingly endless! You can challenge your friends and attain high scores while beating levels along the way. The game can be downloaded on both iOS and Android. Find out more about this app here.

While social media apps take up a big chunk of mobile app usage, games still stand on a resilient 2nd spot. While there are over a million options to choose from, these are some of the most addictive, entertaining and fun to play apps available in the market. You can also check out a variety of gaming apps to keep you away from boredom on Air G spam.

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