It’s two in the afternoon on a Saturday. Nothing looks interesting on Netflix, and you promised your friend you’d wait to watch the latest episode of GOT. You don’t want to spend a lot of money, you don’t want to leave the house, and frankly, you don’t feel like leaving the couch.
You’ve got a classic case of boredom but what can you do? You could read a book, but even that seems like it’s too much work. You begin to browse your app store for a new game to play. Where to begin? To call your results “overwhelming” is an understatement.
Here are a few apps and mobile-first websites to try that are sure to add a little fun to your day.
Yes, some memes on the Internet are pretty stupid (and hurtful), but if you put the Meme Generator app on your phone, you can share your memes with friends and other people who won’t be interested in making them viral.
Want to send a meme to your friend taunting them that you may have (but didn’t) watch GOT without her? If you have a camera roll full of pictures from a Friday night, what else are you gonna do?
This app has been around for a few years, but if you love crime thrillers, Her Story is worth playing. Other players of the game have described it as “chilling” as you play detective to a crime.
Want to see if binge-watching all those episodes of Law & Order paid off? With this app, you’re likely to get lost in it for a couple of hours and not even know it (or care).
US Online Sportsbook
What better way to pass the day than doing a little sports betting, particularly if you’re a sports fan. Sports betting can be confusing and a maybe even a little sketchy if you don’t know what you’re doing but US Online Sportsbook is a trustworthy and completely legitimate mobile-first website that is not only a safe place to place a bet, but you can learn a thing or two, too.
Okay, so maybe Trivia Crack seems “so yesterday” if you challenged some of your friends on Facebook, but if you haven’t played it in awhile (or ever), it’s fun and can help you forget all about your boredom.
It’s free, you may learn new stuff, impress yourself with the things you know, and feel like you accomplished something when you moved up to the next level. Some days, it’s the little things.
Pinball machines are hard to come by these days but if you’re feeling nostalgic for one, Pin Out is a fun app to try out. Even if you’re not a hardcore pinball fan, you’ll probably appreciate the realistic mechanics of the game.
Even if your day is a bit lazy and boring, it’s always a good idea to exercise your brain (and any game you play will do that). If you’re a wordsmith, you might enjoy TypeShift, an anagram style game. While it’s a little hard to describe, the best thing you can do is give it a try.