There’s an app for just about everything these days – from finding the perfect recipe to teaching kids basic math and spelling skills. But what iPad apps are truly good at is wasting time. And when you have time to kill waiting in an airport or relaxing on a Sunday afternoon, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
10 Wickedly Addictive (Not Just for Kids) iPad Apps
#1: Angry Birds – Just when you think you are done with Angry Birds, they come up with a new and enticing theme. The latest addition to the Angry Birds family takes us back to our love of Star Wars. Well worth it just for the opportunity to fling your favorite characters at those nasty Storm Trooper pigs!
#2: Cut the Rope – Feeding lovable little Om-Nom candy treats is hours of fun. Plus you can justify the entertainment as solving the challenging physics puzzles when really you are popping balloons, teleporting through Christmas stockings or avoiding the spider before he gets to the treat!
#3: Shredder Chess – The classic game with levels for all abilities, puzzles and learning tools that make learning chess fun. Even if you don’t know how to play chess, this is a worthwhile app.
#4: Tasty Planet – Who would have thought helping a tiny blob of grey goo would be so much fun! The grey goo can eat anything smaller than itself and the more it eats, the bigger it gets until it’s able to eat an entire planet!
#5: Bejeweled – Don’t be fooled by the childish name. This game is fun for kids of all ages! Put your matching skills to the test with this brilliantly colorful app! The goal is simple: swap gems to form rows or letters and watch as they disappear.
#6: Plants Versus Zombies – Protect your house from invading zombies by lining up rows of wicked plants. Multiple levels make it hard to put down as each new level introduces new zombies and the plants you need to defeat them! Fail a challenge and the zombies will EAT YOUR BRAINS!
#7: Diner Dash – Remember that restaurant job that got you through college? Go back to the days of keeping customers happy by seating customers, taking orders, delivering food and clearing tables. Fail to keep up with the busy restaurant and your angry customers will skip out on the check!
#8: Tiny Tower – Build a booming building empire by keeping your ‘Bitizens’ happy with convenient services, luxury accommodations and office spaces. Reminiscent of the Sim City games, Tiny Tower has you obsessing about what you will do next to expand your empire.
#9: Spell Tower – The ultimate spell game! Spell Tower beats Scramble Challenge Edition and Boggle hands down! Multiple game modes change the challenge in this word-search meets Tetris game!
#10: Tiny Wings – Deceptively simple and yet equally addictive, this fun little app has you launching your tiny bird into the sky by sliding down hills to gain speed before rocketing off the top of the next. Don’t forget to fold in your tiny wings on the way down to maintain your momentum and get to the next island before the sun sets.
Did we miss your favorite? Share your pick for most addictive iPad app in the comments below!