From puzzles, word games, and brainteasers to role-playing adventure games, there are a lot of tablet games for seniors to enjoy from the Google Play Store and the App Store. Read on to see 11 games worth-checking out.
11 Best Tablet Games For Seniors
1. Words with Friends
Words with Friends is probably one of the most popular vocabulary-based games for smartphones and tablets. It’s basically a digital version of Scrabble, complete with a social component that lets you play against strangers, friends, and family with the same skill level.
Other notable features include:
- Weekly challenges
- Practice mode
- In-app dictionary
- Word of the Day
- Detailed game statistics for performance and improvement tracking
- in-game chatting
- iMessage playing for iPhone users
If you love word games and want to keep your vocabulary trained, Words with Friends wouldn’t disappoint.
2. Angry Birds 2
You might have already heard about this popular game. It was adapted into a movie in 2016, with its sequel showing in theaters starting today.
The premise is pretty simple: you use birds with different abilities as slingshot ammo to get rid of the green-colored pigs. It becomes challenging since you’ll get limited ammo and you’ll have to destroy different materials to get to all the pigs.
It’s a survival game that’ll challenge your strategic thinking (not to mention your patience). The game comes with an impressive optimization, cross-platform compatibility and has over 100 million downloads already.
3. Mister Smith & His Adventures
Playing this quiz app with a twist will absolutely be a blast. It offers interactive gameplay that follows the life of Mister Smith.
You’ll get to pick an adventure and make choices on behalf of the protagonist. Make him smart, wacky, kind, or flirty — every choice you’ll make will take the story to a different outcome.
As you progress through the story, you’ll also have to complete mini trivia rounds. The questions are a mix of general knowledge, pop culture, and history.
2048 is a tile-swiping game that features a 16-square grid that gradually gets filled with numbered tiles. To play, you must combine tiles with the same numbers until you get the coveted 2048 tile.
It sounds easy enough, but playing it is a solid mental workout and is quite addicting. If you want an uncomplicated game you can play during the day’s downtime, 2048 can be a great and fun distraction.
Playing this revamped version of the classic Tetris game can rouse memories of the good ol’ times. If you had a brick game device before, this should be really fun and nostalgic.
The rules are pretty much the same — players have to keep the play area clear by fitting blocks to create a horizontal line or more. It has some cool upgrades in this version too, including:
- Marathon Mode
- Multi-level Puzzle Mode
- Coins and Power-Ups System
- Progress Tracking
- Social Media High Score Sharing Component
Peak is a great game for seniors wanting to keep their minds sharp. It’s an award-winning brain-training app that employes fun, stimulating puzzles and game to give users an effective cognitive training.
This app is designed based on the input of educators and neuroscientists. It provides players with daily challenges to improve different cognitive aspects like memory, attention, language, problem-solving, and mental agility.
After signing up, players will get a daily batch of brain activities to complete. The app will also provide feedback and training statistics for progress tracking.
7. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush has been one of the most popular games around the world for several years now. Its mechanics are simple, its graphics are impressive, and the developers are continually introducing updates to keep the fun endless.
Currently, the game has a whopping 5150 levels in 344 episodes on its HTML 5 version plus 60 more levels on its Windows 10 App version.
As with any other game, it becomes more challenging as you progress since the difficulty intensifies as you advance. It’s a great way to improve one’s analytical and strategical skills.
8. Farmville 2: Country Escape
What started as a popular Facebook app before is now available for download on smartphones and tablets today. If you enjoy creating strategies and planning to keep your mind running, you’ll enjoy it.
Farmville 2 also features a social component that lets players join a co-op where they can help each other out and chat digitally. You can use it to find new friends around the globe.
If you don’t mind spending a few bucks for a card game, Reigns is worth checking out. You’ll be given the crown and play as the all-powerful king of a virtual kingdom.
There’ll be daily problems you have to solve and complete. From dealing with your people to tending your finances, the church, and your army — you’ll really feel the pressure of being a monarch, albeit a virtual one.
By swiping right and left to decide on different aspects of your kingdom to keep your power. Make the wrong ones and you’ll meet the end of your reign.
The goal is to keep the crown as long as possible. To add to the fun, it also comes with achievements and events that will tie you up with other players.
10. Jigsaw Puzzles Epic
Jigsaw Puzzles Epic is a true gem for seniors who enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles. This is a free app that contains a large database of puzzles.
Depending on how difficult you want the puzzles you be, you can choose how many pieces (from 4 to 400) will there be. You may also set if the puzzles are rotatable or not.
If you get tired of the free puzzles, you can purchase more from the in-game store.
If you’re after utmost gameplay simplicity, there’s nothing simpler than connecting dots to clear a game. It’s essentially a toned-down version of Candy Crush minus the bells and whistles.
There’s not much thrill but it isn’t boring either. It’s a perfect game to pass time and stimulate your mind.
You’ll have to spot dots of the same colors and connect them horizontally, vertically, or in a square. It has a timed-mode but you can opt to play it at your own pace.
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Downloading tablet games for seniors is a great way to keep entertained. After all, age is just a number and everybody should enjoy the fun that technology can give us.
Do you know any other smartphone or tablet games for seniors? Share them with us in the comments section below!
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