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Who hasn’t felt bored at one time or another?

People of all ages have experienced it, and it’s a common phrase that youngsters utter almost every day. So what can you do to overcome this unpleasant emotional state?

The obvious thing is to look for activities that will keep your mind occupied with something more interesting.

Online gaming is the solution.

Now you can stop fidgeting in your chair or staring mindlessly out of the window on your daily commute. The number of mobile phone gamers in the U.S. is expected to keep growing. By 2020, there will be 192.2 million mobile phone gamers, says wepc.com.

With smartphones being the go-to source of entertainment nowadays, there are countless mobile games you can play to keep boredom at bay. But with so many successful mobile games available in the market, it’s hard to choose the right one. We’ve made it easy for you. Here are a dozen for you to look at right now.

  1. QuizUp

Need answers to your questions? This social trivia game is fun and addictive. Besides the fact that you’ll be getting a ton of information, you can enjoy this challenging game with friends and family. From general knowledge to logos to movies, there are so many categories to choose from.

Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon Go addicts, this game is for you. Now you can have more fun with your favorite characters. Line up three or more Pokémon and get enough matches to clear various stages. Get lost in this compelling Candy Crush–style puzzle game.

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Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Alto’s Adventure

Want to go on an endless snowboarding adventure? Well, this is the game for you. Not only does the serene atmosphere take your mind off the boredom, but the calming music also helps you relax. A win-win situation.

Simply jump over hills and obstacles. When you complete your journey, you’ll be rewarded with coins, and, of course, points.

$4 for downloads on iOS and Android

  1. Subway Surfer

Eager to collect coins and earn more points? Subway Surfer has this and much more. Like many other endless runner mobile games, this game drowns out the boredom in no time at all.

Go ahead and start your adventure. Just remember to watch out for oncoming trains.

Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Stranger Things: The Game

Ready for an adventure? Time to hop on board this one inspired by the popular Netflix series. All the main characters can help fight and solve puzzles. And even if you aren’t a fan of the original series, you’ll have just as much fun.

$4.99 for download on Android, free for iOS

  1. The Room: Old Sins

Are you a puzzle fan? Then this game will get you hooked. Fourth in The Room series, this intriguing game will have you looking for secrets and hidden objects. So it’s a great way to think outside the box.

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And according to Gameinformer, it’s one of the year’s best mobile games out there.

$4.99 for download on iOS and Android

  1. Crossword

No list is complete without the mention of the classic boredom killer. It’s still as much in demand as it was one it used to appear in the newspaper. Platforms like Unlimited Games Mo are helping you solve your boredom problems in bulk. For a small subscription fee, you have access to numerous games for a weekly or monthly package.

Subscription fees apply

  1. Werewolf Online

This game is for anyone who loves mystery games. Your task is to find the evil characters in the town. However, you need a group of players before you can start the game. So, it’s a great way to kill group boredom.

Each player is randomly assigned a role, such as a jester, doctor, sheriff, veteran, werewolf, serial killer, etc. But no one knows who’s been given which role. The objective is to kill off all the villagers without getting killed. Ready to join the mayhem?

Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Mario Kart

For all those Nintendo fans, this is a dream come true. Now you can race Mario and his friends even without your console. But now you can also drive on courses inspired by real-world ones. All it takes is one finger to steer and drift your kart. Yes, it is that simple!

Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Angry Birds

It’s hard to single out anyone Angry Birds game. They’re all so entertaining and challenging. This slingshot adventure game is all you need to make time fly. Though the fun of clearing each level is sure to keep you engrossed, the pleasure of acquiring three stars on each one is simply unsurpassable. And as you keep playing this addictive game, you’ll discover the unique talents each character has.

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Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. Clash of Clans

Ready for the epic clan wars? Join a clan and help build a village, train troops, and attack other players. Gather gems, gold, elixir, and Dark Elixir to make your clan better. So keep yourself busy by successfully attacking someone else’s village as well as by defending your own against attack.

Free for download on iOS and Android

  1. 4 Pics 1 Word

Your task is to figure out the word that all four pictures are trying to depict. You have to use the letters provided at the bottom to spell it out. The addictive gameplay will give you hours of fun. Moreover, it’s a simple, user-friendly game that people of all ages can enjoy.

Free for download on iOS and Android

Final thoughts

No matter what type of game you enjoy playing, there are thousands of gaming apps available on the market. Moreover, your choice of genres is endless, from strategy to puzzle to action. And it’s great to mix it all up once in a while. Anything is better than boredom!

How about downloading some of these games for endless amounts of fun?