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7/24/2015
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10 Annoyingly Addictive iPhone, Android Apps

These deceitfully simple games for iPhones and Android smartphones will thwart all attempts at productivity and communication. Proceed with caution.
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progman2000
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progman2000,
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7/26/2015 | 6:46:21 AM
Re: Wow, I couldn't even tell you the last time..
Well, I'm a parent but my kids are 12 and 15. I can defintely see what you're saying with the little ones, and can imagine it it a lifesaver with them. Still, I know there are plenty of people my age playing Farmville or Bejeweled or whatever other crap is popular, I just don't get it. What is the average age demographic for these games, does anyone know?
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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7/25/2015 | 11:46:16 PM
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@yalanand: I've played think. I was interested but I felt so lazy typing things. I still have it, I play if from time to time when I'm feeling energetic .
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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7/25/2015 | 11:44:35 PM
Re: Wow, I couldn't even tell you the last time..
Gaming on your mobile doesn't make sense unless you are a teenager or a parent because then you can.keep your mischievous kids from breaking stuff by keeping them entertained for hours on end. I only keep games on my phone to show it to kids and probably quiet down a screaming kid on the train while travelling.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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7/25/2015 | 11:42:10 PM
Re: Wow, I couldn't even tell you the last time..
I think it is really productive to play brain and memory games on your mobile because that doesn't require extreme graphics and doesn't sap out your battery while at the same time keeping you entertained.
nasimson
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nasimson,
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7/25/2015 | 7:15:50 AM
Re: Wow, I couldn't even tell you the last time..
@progman2000:

> I played a game on my phone. Like, years and years ago probably. Am I the only one
> who isn't gaming on their smart phone?

Congrats Progman. You are one of those who do realize that they have better things to do with their time. But you are a rarity. Millions out there have not realized it yet.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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7/24/2015 | 12:07:11 PM
Wow, I couldn't even tell you the last time..
I played a game on my phone. Like, years and years ago probably. Am I the only one who isn't gaming on their smart phone?
yalanand
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yalanand,
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7/24/2015 | 11:46:42 AM
Re: All of these and more
If you want a challenge you should try out Th!nk the game. It really makes you think. The working is simple, pictures of an item or an idea or an action appear in silhouettes and you have to say what that is. Plus there are puzzles to solve. For example in a picture the following items are shown: a question mark, then the letter I, then picture of two people facing each other, then a finger pointing towards you and lastly a woman holding a baby. The answer would be How I Met Your Mother.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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7/24/2015 | 11:42:44 AM
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Threes! And Definitionado are really fun games, I haven't checked out Overglide though, but wouldn't want to. I keep my iPhone strictly for work and I wouldn't want to Keep myself busy with pointless apps. You should try out Brain wars and Dumb Ways to Die.
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