Ask The Readers: Best Mobile Games for Killing Holiday Downtime?

Around this time of year quite a few people are spending a bit of time waiting: waiting for flights to arrive, watching the time clock before the holiday, riding shotgun to Grandma’s house. This week we want to hear all about your favorite mobile games and how they help pass the time.

It used to be that you had to strategically and preemptively plan if you wanted readily available entertainment during those down times in holiday travel and festivities. In 1985–to pick an arbitrary but nostalgic year–if you wanted to play a game of Scrabble in an airport lounge you’d better have brought the whole game along with you in your carry-on as well as someone to play with. These days you can just tap your smartphone screen, browse the app store, download a new game in a matter of moments, and play with people around the globe–it’s downright magic.

This week we want to hear all about that mobile magic and what games–big or small, trivial or complicated–that make those flight delays and length car rides more enjoyable. Sound off in the comments with your favorite mobile game.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.