Five Mobile Games For Kids To Make Long Journeys A Joy



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Spending hours in a car on the way to somewhere exciting is never easy – but doing it as a child is torture! So whether you’re packing the car for a week-long holiday, a trip to the beach, or simply a lengthy journey this summer, don’t head off without packing your phone with a selection of games to keep the kids distracted as you rack up those miles! We’ve picked five of our favourites below…




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They’ve come a long way since the dinkies we had as kids, that’s for sure! All these years later, though, and Hot Wheels is still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to cool cars, tricky tracks and radical racing. Spectacular courses full of jumps and loops provide the setting, while the easy-to-use controls and simple gameplay mean you don’t need to be old enough to have a driver’s license to enjoy this one!




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Turns out we’ve been asking the wrong question all along – it’s not a matter of why the chicken crossed the road, but HOW! In this spin-off of the age-old question, it’s Disney characters who are looking to traverse through traffic, and the locations in the game bear more than a passing resemblance to some big-screen showstoppers too! The best news is that it basically goes on forever, so as long as the battery holds up, so will the game!




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The battle between bloom and doom has been running for quite some while, and this collectable card game introduces exciting new angles – not least the first chance to choose sides when playing on mobile. From collecting favourites and growing a team to embarking on epic adventures and even challenging other players and friends to real-time matches, there’s a ton to be done, and a cast of new characters means that even those who’ve come across the game before will still have new experiences to look forward to.




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The greatest thing the Finns gave us since the sauna, the fun and easy gameplay – combined with the humour and silliness! – made this one of the world’s most popular games for good reason. We’ve listed the original for simplicity’s sake, but if that’s become a little boring by now then Angry Birds Transformers, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars or any number of spin-offs should inject enough change to keep veterans entertained!




Available for Android and iOS


OK, so it’s not exactly play time – but learning can be fun, right?! Certainly, if you’re headed for foreign climes this summer the kids will love a chance to learn a few words of the local tongue on route. It starts from the basics and happily repeats the same things over, so there’s no worries about the difficulty level – and the good news is that the second your child is done with it, you can have a go at brushing up your skills!


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