Top 10 Addictive Smartphone Games To Kill Boredom

With millions of Nigerians being stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown, we must find accessible ways to entertain ourselves. This is where smartphone games come in handy! Here are 10 mobile games that are so addictive that you will not be able to put down your phone.

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1. Two Dots

Two Dots is one of those games that look deceivingly simple but are actually super exciting to play. The objective of the game is very straightforward: connect dots of the same colour, advance to next levels, and participate in regular activities from the game developers.


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Available for iOS and Android for free.

2. Cytus II

Rhythm games are a completely unique genre of smartphone apps, and Cytus II is probably the best iteration of this type of mobile games. This game will satisfy you visually, but the best thing about it is the one-of-a-kind gameplay that requires you to replicate the rhythm from almost 100 songs.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

3. Super Mario Run

If you have ever played Mario on a console or PC but have not thought about it for years, installing Super Mario Run on your phone will feel like a welcome return to your childhood. It’s the same thrilling adventures of Mario you know and love, but with far better graphics, more game modes, and a whole lot of surprises.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

4. Hidden Folks

Hidden Folks is the perfect game for someone who prides themselves in being attentive to details and meticulous about challenging tasks. In Hidden Folks, your objective is to find the necessary characters in beautifully drawn black-and-white settings.

Available for iOS and Android for $3.99.

5. Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley is considered to be one of the most unusual and simultaneously addictive smartphone games of the past few years. This game has an instantly recognizable and highly satisfying design, but you will also enjoy the fun game mechanics.


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Available for iOS and Android for $3.99.

6. Stack

Stack is an incredibly popular game by a studio called Ketchapp. This is a classic time-wasting and very addictive game, where the only thing you need to do is build a tower from blocks. In fact, when you are looking for smartphone games to kill boredom, you can try basically anything that Ketchapp has ever created.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

7. Ballz

Another instant hit from Ketchapp is Ballz, a game that is even more mindless than Stack but nearly as addictive. The objective here is to destroy different-coloured blocks with your collection of white balls, and while the premise may sound simple, you will definitely spend hours trying to beat it.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

8. Farm Heroes Saga

As an avid smartphone gamer, you are probably familiar with Candy Crush Saga, which topped the mobile game ratings for years. Farm Heroes Saga implements the same gaming dynamic but with slightly different graphics. Still, Farm Heroes Saga is as addictive as Candy Crush Saga and is a great way to kill time.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

9. Subway Surfers

The endless runner type of smartphone games is extremely popular with titles like Temple Run being often featured in smartphone game lists. Subway Surfers is the game that started the whole endless runner craze, so if you have never experienced it in all of its glory, now is a great time to give it a try.

Available for iOS and Android for free.

10. 1010

The most addictive smartphone games don’t have complicated mechanics or mind-blowing graphics. Instead, they offer something even more valuable – quick satisfaction from solving the puzzles. This is exactly what you will get with 1010, which is often referred to as the reverse Tetris, with colourful blocks you need to match to win.


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Available for iOS and Android for free.

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 3-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!