From sending emails and videoconferencing to managing schedules and counting calories, smartphones are a versatile and necessary tool. Since smartphone owners spend a good portion of their day looking at their screen, it’s also important to use it’s versatility to have a little fun from time to time. Gaming on your smartphone is a fun and relaxing way to unwind from a busy day. Even if you’re not a hardcore gamer, these games are easy to play and worth checking out:

Puzzle Games

Hitman GO: When some gamers think of puzzle games, they may automatically assume something that consists of a word find or crossword puzzle and while these types of puzzles are all-time favorites, they aren’t exactly a hit on the gaming scene. If you love puzzles, but are intrigued how a little action may play into the equation, check out Hitman GO. This turn-based game (also known as playing with others) focuses on puzzle and strategy as you carefully choose places to avoid an enemy and take out your target without being noticed. It takes brains to play, but you still have the opportunity to use the typical Hitman tools, such as sniper rifles and disguises.

Framed: Love anything related to noir or enjoy comic books? This award-winning puzzle game may be just for you. As you watch your character’s tale play out in a comic book format, you can rearrange the frames to help your character solve a puzzle. Framed is the perfect game for casual players who want a little action, but want a storyline, too. The jazz score and Hitchcockian feel is enough to check it out and give it a play at least once or twice.

Prune: Anyone who grew up during the 1990’s can attest that caring for a Tamagotchi had it’s stressful moments. Think of Prune as your new game to care for, but instead of annoying demands and reminders to feed, you are relaxed. The minimalist puzzle game is based off of the art of bonsai. Just like caring for a real bonsai, you must carefully cultivate a growing plant and prune it in a way that it continues to thrive. It may sound stressful, but don’t worry, there’s more to it than you think and it focuses on relaxation.

Games to Play with Others

If you don’t spend a lot of time playing video games, you may be more comfortable playing a game with a group of friends, even though there are many fun MMORPG to check out sometime. Who’s to say you can’t enjoy a game on your phone when you have guests over? Check out these games the next time you have company:

Heads Up!: Before you pass on this seemingly simple game, which is a spin on the old classic favorite (not so much for some) game of charades, this game is a perfect icebreaker for a family gathering where there are multi-generations and no one can agree on what kind of game to play. If a famous daytime talk show host can get A-list celebrities to play, there must be some fun involved.

Evil Apples: Love Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity? Evil Apples is a happy balance of both and can be played on the go for the times when you and your friends can’t coordinate a time to get together face-to-face.

Brushing Up on Your Skills

Online Gambling: When you have free time, you might love to hit up the casino and try your luck at poker or blackjack and while some of the fun is the game of chance, don’t you want to make sure you get the chance to practice and get a little better? Online casinos are a great alternative to heading to the brick and mortar casino. Not only is it convenient, but many online casinos give you expert advice and other helpful tips. All you need to do is go online and search for top online casinos and you’ll be directed to a safe and fun online casino.

Brew Guru: Okay, so this app is not technically a game, but it can aid you during your downtime. If you love to make your own brew, you could always use a few tips. The Brew Guru app is a valuable tool for budding craft brewers of all levels. What’s the connection, you ask? First of all, you are brushing up and honing your skills so you can make a beer worth drinking while enjoying online games from the comfort of your own home.