Smartwatches are vessels for notification overload. They let you screen and address emails, phone calls, and texts as necessary, all without needing to take your phone out of your pocket. The market is growing, and growing fast. And while most people will consider a wearable for its productivity potential, there’s one very specific use we can’t forget about: games.
Sure, gaming on your watch is completely and utterly useless. It pretty much undoes all the advancements we’ve seen in the mobile industry. But that still doesn’t discount how fun gaming on your wrist can be. When you’re done sending heartbeats to your bestie, and you’ve collected all the apps necessary for a productive day, why not take a break and play some games on your Apple Watch?
There are actually a lot of games available for Apple’s wearable already, and many of them are really cool, too. With that in mind, we considered a handful of games that make sense on such a tiny screen. Most of these are word or trivia-based, so they’re easy to pick up and play for any skill level. Believe me, I suck at trivia, but even I am capable of getting through a few Trivia Crack rounds.
Check out what games we chose as games to try out on the Apple Watch. And, if you haven’t already, check out some of our other Apple Watch videos, which we’ve linked to below.
Trivia Crack: Free
Take a crack at outsmarting your friends right from your wrist with the #1 downloaded game in the world, Trivia Crack! Play all your turns from your Apple Watch without ever taking your iPhone out of your pocket. Let the animated characters guide you through the game as you beat your opponents by answering millions of crowd-sourced questions from all around the world.
Letterpad gives you 9 letters. Your task? Find the hidden words relating to the puzzle topic!
RULES! is a cute puzzle game that’s challenging, fast-paced and fun.
Pop boxes and conquer grids in this brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game, from the makers of SongPop.
Letter Zap: Free
30 seconds, a jumble of letters – what’s the word? From the creators of Letroca and Stop comes one of the most fast-paced and dynamic word games designed for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. With only 30 seconds, you’re thrown into a race against time to unscramble the letters and find the hidden word. Try to uncover as many as you can in a row. No levels, no candy, no birds, and no ninjas, just 30 seconds, a mix of letters and your mind.