What's the best iPhone game for when you're bored on an airplane?

What do you play to keep yourself entertained on long flights?
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  1. 4
    Plug & Play

    A super weird interactive animation about love... I think

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover82Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Plug & Play is the weirdest iPhone game I've ever played, although it's quite short (~15 minutes long). Best part about playing it on a flight is the disturbed look from your neighbor's face. 😁
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  2. Nik Sudan
    Nik SudanGames & Systems Developer · Edited
    I'd been recommended this game by many, and when I had a long flight from London to San Francisco I decided to give Monument Valley a try. I was instantly impressed by how clever and addictive it was! Although it won't last you the entirety of the flight, I played through it all in a few hours and was thoroughly satisfied. Definitely worth picking up if you haven't played it before.
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    Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    Monument Valley is one of the most beautiful games ever made, from the colors to the puzzles to the background music and gentle sound effects. Every time I open this game I get completely entranced (something marvelous to experience when you're on a plane). The 3D puzzles that you navigate in the game were inspired by the artwork of MC Escher, so you can also have that little sense of triumph that this is no ~average~ game either.
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    Jason Meeks
    Jason MeeksMaking vision a reality @ISMConnect · Written
    I'd also highly suggest this game, one of the best iPhone games I've ever played
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  3. 3
    Blackbox

    Solve puzzles without touching the screen

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    I'm not a gamer, but someone recently recommended Blackbox. It's one of the most unique and addicting iPhone games I've ever played.
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  4. 2
    Alto's Adventure

    An endless snowboarding odyssey

    The environment and music gives a great sense of chill, while the gameplay ramps up the challenge steadily. Along with unlockable characters with different abilities and zero in-app purchases, this game is a must-have on iOS.
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  5. 1
    FRAMED

    An award winning narrative puzzle game

    Candaş Demir
    Candaş DemirMarketing & Sales, Yandex · Written
    If you're looking for a story and a innovative gameplay, Framed is the answer.
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  6. Jordan Schau
    Jordan SchauFounder, Pure Cycles · Written
    This is up there with Super Mario World as one of the greatest games I've ever played.
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  7. 1
    Paper.io

    Conquer as much territory as possible

    Wesley Forlines
    Wesley ForlinesMaker at FormFunc. · Written
    I was surprised to find out that this game I'm addicted to works seamlessly offline. So well, in fact, that I questioned whether it ever works online with other players (will we ever know!?). The bots become a bit predictable, but the game is so addictive and simple.
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  8. 1
    Spelltower

    Words + Strategy = Awesome

    Pete
    PeteCommunity / Social Media Manager · Written
    Spell Tower is the best word game I've played on an iOS device. It has 4 single player modes so you won't have to use the WiFi to play friends online.
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  9. Maury Rubin
    Maury RubinBiz analyst @ Corporate Knights · Written
    New level every day, addictive
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  10. 1
    Plants vs. Zombies™ Heroes

    The next epic battle between doom and bloom

    Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    I love Plants vs. Zombies. LOVE it. This version takes the classic game and adds a card game style twist on it, plus adds superheroes. Zombie superheroes. It's altogether delightful and a wonderful time suck, so it's a great time killer for long haul flights.
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  11. 1
    Solitaire Retro

    Solitaire on iPhone and iPad, like on your old PC

    Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    Solitaire is the f*cking best. If you've rage quit any number of the other games you've attempted on your flight and need some good old reassurance that you're awesome, turn to 1-card Klondike Solitaire. It's nearly impossible to lose and the cards dance when you inevitably win. Plus, you can feel like a grandpa (it is "retro"!).
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  12. 1
    Domino Drop

    Tetris like puzzle game with dominos and gravity

    Very easy to get lost in this game for hours…
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  13. It's like chess, but more interesting and winnable.
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