5 Mobile Games Perfect for Seniors and the Elderly

Smartphones aren’t just for youngsters, and in fact they are arguably even more useful for senior citizens.

Whether you want to stay connected to the people in your life, or reap the benefits of being able to use online services without firing up a desktop computer, a modern mobile will be ideal.

They’re also well suited to keeping you entertained, opening up a world of multimedia and games to pass the time when you have a few minutes spare. But what games are well suited to seniors? Let’s go through some of the best mobile experiences around that will appeal to older players.

5 Mobile Games Perfect for Seniors and the Elderly

Gonzo’s Quest Megaways

Online slot games are ideal for seniors, since they don’t rely on quick reactions or complex controls. Instead, all you need to do is set the reels spinning and cross your fingers for a lucky outcome.

Gonzo’s Quest Megaways is one of the most popular online slots out there, and all you need to do to access it is to drop by a mobile casino on your smart phone and sign up for an account. Top sites let you enjoy new player bonuses as well, which means you may be able to play it free of charge and still be in with a chance of winning the jackpot.


The latest phenomenon in mobile gaming, Wordle has exploded in popularity recently and is a brilliantly simple yet brain-taxing puzzle game that requires you to guess a mystery word by entering letters and eliminating them over the course of five attempts.

The quicker you can guess the word, the smugger you’ll feel. And of course you can share your achievements with your friends and compare scores as well. There’s one new word a day to guess, so adding this to your morning routine is a great way to start the day.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds has been a mainstream hit for more than a decade, and while its cartoony graphics are thoroughly kid-friendly, it’s also simple enough for anyone of any age to get to grips with.

The aim of the game is to use a catapult to fire a variety of bird types at structures put together by evil pigs. It sounds bizarre, but it’s straightforward in practice, as it only requires one finger to control. Plus there’s a puzzle element to the whole thing, as there’s an incentive to use as few birds as possible to create maximum destruction.

There are many different versions of Angry Birds available, so pick whichever takes your eye and download it for an entertaining time!

Cascade: Gem & Jewel Adventure

Available for Android and iOS phones, Cascade is a game that’s designed to be brain-teasing without being overly complicated or obscure in its presentation.

The goal is to match gems of the same color in rows and columns by swiping with your finger and flinging gems from the bottom of the screen. It’s a bit of a twist on the classic Bejeweled formula, and in its latest guise has all sorts of added features to bolster the base game.


There are a lot of classic board games which have been reinvented for mobile devices, and Monopoly is a prime example of a well-executed adaptation.

You can play with others, or go solo and play against the computer, with various rule changes available so you can set the game up how you prefer it.

If Monopoly isn’t your favorite, then other vintage table top offerings like Uno, solitaire, cribbage, poker and many more can be found on the app store.

Josh Linus
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