It is a well known saying that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” but these days, it’s not only Jack that becomes a dull boy from “all work and no play.” “Mr. Brian” too will become dull from all work and no play syndrome. That is why we have breaks at work these days.
When you appear to be down with the “dull man” conundrum, you would need to enjoy some form of leisure activities to relieve yourself of some of the tension.
Our phones, nowadays, are providing the needed leisure for some of us. It could be through some social network sites or games. However, the days when games only offer fun and add nothing constructive to the person are over.
Android games developers have put out some exciting games out there that don’t just provide fun; they also increase reasoning capabilities and decisiveness. These games on Android teach. The teachings may include basic math problems, spellings, and even some common general knowledge.
What Are Some Of The Educative Android Games For Adults?
It was said earlier that there are some Android apps and games that teach, and there are some that increase reasoning abilities.
Games that provide some form of education or another for Android phones include:
#1. WWTBAM Trivia Game
Have you ever thought of playing in a TV show trivia game and be the ultimate winner? Have you ever dreamed of being the one who takes home all the millions in the TV trivia show, “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” well, now you can; virtually speaking though!
The TV trivia game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” has an Android version, you pretty much answer the questions winning cash prices as you move up the ladder - however, it’s imaginary cash.
Playing the game allows you to answer various questions in different categories, including cinema, music, science, sports, geography, and math. You even learn intriguing facts along the way.
There is even the option to “phone a friend,” “call on the audience,” and other options to help you during your quest to be the star of the TV Trivia game.
The game is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Except you live under a rock or you are not educated, you probably must have heard about the board game called “scrabble.” Yes, the same one where you play against an opponent, arranging alphabetic tiles, either in a row or a column, to form words and get points according to the letters you have put together.
Well, if you are a fan of the game, there is delightful news for you; the Android version of the game is available.
The game can be played alone. There is also the “vs.” option, where you can play against your friends to test your spellings and words prowess. It is available in different languages - English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. The game also comes with an exclusive “Teacher” feature, where you can check what your best word could have been after each turn. You can as well use the in-game word list, built-in dictionary, and the Best Word feature to see your highest scoring word options.
The game is downloadable for free on the Google Play Store, but it comes with some ads and IAPs.
This is another board game that has been made available in the Google Play Store. This is a game for those that love the strategic play. It broadens the reasoning abilities of the player.
Chess is one of the oldest strategy games in the world. It is an excellent game that develops such skills in the player like tactics, strategy, and visual memory.
Playing chess is quite easy, just a bit mentally difficult. It only involves you moving chess pieces around the board. The basic objective of the game is to checkmate the king of the opponent. The pieces that are moved include the pawn, the castle (or rook), the knight, the bishop, the king, and the queen.
It is available for free download on the Google Play store but contains ads and IAPs.
#4. Word Cookies!®
This is a spelling game, just like Scrabble. Word Cookies is a cross between all the aspects of word games that you like. It is very entertaining and addictive too. It includes many different challenges that test your spelling and vocabulary prowess.
To play the game is not very difficult; you swipe alphabet cookies on a baking pan to form words. With its beautiful and entertaining graphics, you’ll never get bored of playing this game.
You also have the “hint” option, which will give you clues to what you need to spell and the “shuffle” option, which will rearrange the alphabets to jog your memory.
The game is free on the Google Play Store but contains ads and IAPs.
#5. Jigsaw Puzzles - Puzzle Game
This game includes a large number of beautiful free images of different difficulty levels. If you’re the type that loves solving puzzles, then this game is definitely for you.
Playing the game is quite easy-just move the puzzles with your fingers and place them wherever you think they fit. With the “hint” option, you solve the puzzle faster.
It is downloadable for free on the Google Play Store. You should watch out for ads and IAPs, though.
The games listed above will keep you relaxed while also teaching you a thing or two. Isn’t that cool? Maybe next time you’re on a break, and you’re planning on taking the chill-pill, you could check out one or two of the games mentioned above, and you’ll never be disappointed.
The games naturally kill boredom, while also educating you on some fantastic facts or some important skill you might not have discovered about yourself.