Mobile Phones iPhone & iOS 5 Apple Watch Games You Want to Play Even your watch can be a fun gaming device by Emily Price Writer Emily Price is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a freelance tech writer who focuses on emerging technology. our editorial process Emily Price Updated on April 30, 2020 iPhone & iOS Switching from Android Tweet Share Email In addition to being a pretty powerful productivity tool, the Apple Watch can be a fun time-waster when you're waiting in line at the grocery store, riding the train on your way to work, or waiting for your kids to get to the car after school. Apple Watch games are a whole different breed of mobile gaming. They're often very simple in execution and are meant to take just a few seconds at a time, rather than mobile games designed for your smartphone that you could easily become engrossed in for hours. This of them as miniature games, but like the Apple Watch is sort of a miniature version of your smartphone. If you're looking to get started with an Apple Watch game, here are few good ones that are definitely worth a look: 01 of 05 For Pet Lovers: Tamagotchi Apple/ iTunes What We Like Very simple and addictive. Great time filler for idle time. A nostalgic classic. What We Don't Like It isn't exactly an active "game" in the traditional sense. Can be a little too addictive. The Apple Watch has its very own Tamagotchi app. Just like the Japanese keychain you carried around in the 90s, the app allows you to hatch your own pet Tamagotchi and then feed and nurture it into adulthood. The watch app works alongside Tamagotchi’s existing iPhone app. With it, you’re able to check the status of your pet at any point throughout the day and you’ll receive a notification on your watch if your Tamagotchi needs something. For things like feedings and bathroom breaks, you can even initiate those actions from your wrist. Download My Tamagotchi Forever 02 of 05 Get Your Trivia Fix: Trivia Crack What We Like Fun and interactive. Addictive gameplay. Interesting trivia. What We Don't Like Games need to be started on the iPhone. Functionality isn't entirely on the watch. If you use Facebook and have any friends at all, chances are one of them has tried to lure you into the addicting game that is Trivia Crack. The game’s Apple Watch version allows you to answer questions on your wrist as well as spin the wheel. Unfortunately, games have to be started on your iPhone before you can play the pint-sized version, but it can make keeping up with a fast-playing game much easier. Download Trivia Crack 03 of 05 Choose Your Own Adventure: Lifeline What We Like Classic style gameplay. Interesting and engaging concept. Simple controls. What We Don't Like Might require a little too much attention. Like all choose your own adventure games, it can get frustrating. Lifeline is a choose-your-own-adventure game that was made for the Apple Watch. In the game, you’re chatting with someone who has crash-landed their ship on an alien moon. The game goes on throughout the day, just as if this person really exists, and you’re tasked with giving the person instructions on how to proceed. It can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re stuck in a desk job and need a casual distraction throughout the day. Download Lifeline 04 of 05 Fun With Words: Letter Zap What We Like Fast exciting gameplay. A new take on a classic brain game. Great in quick bursts. What We Don't Like Small screen might be limiting. Issues have been reported on the Watch. If you’re a fan of word games, then Letter Zap is likely to one of your new favorites. The addictive game has you unscramble as many words as you can within a 30-second timeframe. All the action can happen on your wrist, and the game keeps track of your personal bests so you can try and improve over time. Download Letter Zap 05 of 05 For the Puzzle Enthusiast: Rules! What We Like Fun fast paced games. Great engaging brain teasers. Excellent design. What We Don't Like Games are condensed on Apple Watch. Watch play can be limited. If you like puzzle games, then chances are you’ve already played a ton of Rules!. The games’ iPhone app made it to Apple’s Best of 2014 list, and the game was one of the first to become available for the Apple Watch. Due to the Apple Watch’s small screen, the gameplay is condensed considerably, so what would sometimes be a nine card game is now just four, but the game can still be a ton of fun to play of your wrist, especially during a few minutes of downtime during your commute or while you’re waiting in line. Download Rules!