My Phone + Game Apps

We’re going non-book route again for today’s post. I’m in the middle of  new read and loving it, and I’m struggling on how to write a review for the book I just finished, so here’s a quick look at my phone.

Well, more specifically games that I play to occupy way too much of my time. I tend to go through phases of what games I get so sucked into and then play nonstop. Sometimes I fall back into older games, or I scour the App store for some mindless free game that I can play instead of doing what I need to do.

I typically like games that I can, again, mindlessly play, while I’m listening to an audio book, or watch a show. I’m like 99% certain that all of these games are free – except one. Though there are a few of them that I’ve spent probably way too much money on in game purchases, as well as a few I paid for the ad free version.

But first, I thought I’d show you all my lock screen and home screen pages. Don’t @ me due to the number of emails in my inbox. I legit cannot be bothered and it’s basically all spam…DSW emails me like 10 times a day – I don’t understand.

Anyways, my lock screen is Tangled – a superior Disney movie. I re-watched it a month or so ago and fell back in love and this art has been on lock screen ever since.

My home screens are Mathew Fairchild by Charlie Bowater, because 1) I love her art and 2) because I love him, and he deserves so many hugs. Go read Chain of Gold. He’s definitely my fave.

You can’t see it, but my phone case is the Night Court symbol from SJM’s ACOTAR series. I love it and the simplicity of the design.

Now onto apps. Since there are quite a few of them, I’m just going to pop in a picture, and go from there.

img_9322Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

I’ve been playing this since it launched, I’ve amassed way too much money, and with New Horizons out, AC occupies a lot of my hours. I usually get on this app maybe 1-2 times a day. I have spent so much money in game and pay for one of their new subscription services. I have a problem.

img_9323Penguin Isle

This one is my friend’s fault. If she had never turned me onto this game, I never would have become obsessed and I would probably still have funds in my iTunes account. This is one of those games that hooks you from the very beginning, but after a while the need to play it dies down and now, I only check it 1-2 times a day.

img_9324-1Matchington Mansion

I’ve not been playing this, which is fantastic for my wallet, but damn this game is addicting. Not going to lie, I’ve spent way too many hours absorbed in this game. I’m pretty far, and I love the storyline. If you like these kinds of level games, then you’re probably going to like this. There’s something so satisfying about renovating various properties.

Subway Surfer

This might be the oldest game in terms of how long it’s been on my phone…well, phones. It’s absolutely fantastic to play while listening to audiobooks. You just run and surf along train tracks, collecting coins and other items, while trying not to get caught by a security guard or hit by a train. You can legit play this for hours without stopping. I have. I listened to so many audiobooks last year while playing this game.

Stardew Valley

Okay, this is the one game that I paid for upfront. I think it was $5-$6 in the App Store. My friend had this for her Switch, told me about it and so I bought it. This game kept me up until daylight hours for days on end. I ultimately had to stop playing it because I wasn’t sleeping. I love this game and I bought it for my switch now that I have one. I got pretty far on my phone and one of these days I’ll get back to it.


This is just one of those free games that I downloaded once upon a time and it also occupied too many hours. This is another one I like to play while listening to audiobooks or watching a show. I can’t even explain why I enjoy it so much – probably the mindless aspect. This is one I paid for the ad free version after downloading and playing for a while.

img_9326-1Color 6

I legit have nothing for why this game brings me joy when I play it. I can play it for hours on end. Who knew making small multi-colored hexagons inside one big hexagon was so fun? This was another one I paid for ad free after downloading and playing.


Okay, this might be my favorite game ever and I’ll forever be bummed that the creator of the game decided to drop it and stop updating it. You’re God. You get to terraform a world, farm, grow a civilization…the way you play the game is perfect. You build up, you get new abilities, it’s visually stunning. I’ve restarted this game so many times, since once you get everything, there are no new updates. So, I just start from scratch all over.

Chash, Inc.

This thing only runs in the background, constantly accruing money. The way I play this game used to annoy the crap out of my brother, because I wasn’t playing correctly. img_9324Instead of spending money, I just keep letting it build up and up. The sheer amount of money that I have is insane and that was the last time I checked it about a month ago.

Happy Color

This one fades in and out of popularity with me. I really like it if I need to unwind, or I’m in the mood to color. It’s good while listening to audiobooks, music or a show. I like a lot of the art designs and the style. Some drawings are easier to color, while others are very intricate and very hard. I also like the collection you get – and you don’t have to pay for. Some coloring apps limit you unless you pay, I like that this one doesn’t do that.


Again, I have nothing. I like the mindlessness. There’s nothing to this game, it just makes me calm and happy. Which isn’t a bad thing. I usually will play this while watching something.


img_9327The Trail

This is by the same group that created Godus and I loved it. The only problem with this game – and I don’t know if it’s since been updated – but the end goal was unsatisfying and after you reached that, the game just got really repetitive.


Terraforming planets is so hard, and this game isn’t mindless. This one actually takes a bit of brain power and focus. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up undoing all your hard work in making your planet livable.

Well, this post is longer than I expected or anticipated it being. I don’t know if anyone is going to find this interesting, but if you have any of these games, or any games that you enjoy, let me know in the comments! I’ve been searching for something new to occupy my mind, so if you have something, let me know!

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