7 Mostly Mindless Mobile Games an Insomniac Can Play In the Middle of the Night

I am the kind of person who doesn't like to sleep when most other people do. I try, but it doesn't usually work out. For weeks, I'll attempt to go to sleep in the evening and wake up in the morning like I feel I'm supposed to, but then I'll acquiesce to my natural 3am bedtime. One of these years, I will just let my nature be, but why not shake my fist while 2am continues to mock me? It's become a comfortable hobby.

To keep myself amused but not overly stimulated in the wee hours, I've collected a few mindless games that don't exercise my brain enough to keep me awake artificially, just in case sleep could happen. Because it could happen. It really could.

I Love Hue by Zut Games Ltd.

App Store / Google Play

A word of warning: if you have any colourblindness, this is not the game for you. You have to "reorder mosaics of coloured tiles into perfectly ordered spectrums".

Solitaire by MobilityWare

App Store / Google Play

This one's obvious. It's solitaire.

Monument Valley by ustwo Games Ltd.

App Store / Google Play

You move a silent princess through a beautifully serene world with Escher-like architecture.

Dots by Playdots, Inc.

App Store / Google Play

Dots is a simple puzzle game about connecting dots of like colours in squares and rectangles.

Monkey Wrench Word Search by Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.

App Store / Google Play

It's a word search game, and you uncover the hidden words by figuring out clues.

Red Herring by Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.

App Store / Google Play

You group words into like categories and weed out the red herrings that don't fit.

Flow Free by Big Duck Games LLC

App Store / Google Play

You connect matching colours without crossing paths with other colours.


Do you have any more games to suggest?


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