Even though I’m an Android fan through and through, it was really exciting to write about the 20 best Apple Watch games. Why? I think this is an interesting time for technology. The last decade saw Nokia ruling the cellphone world whereas Apple and other Android devices have taken over the crown of their respective specialties. We have now ushered into the arena of foldable phones. But what baffles me is how wirelessly dependent we are growing. Thanks to Apple nixing the 3.5mm audio jack, the world of wireless headphones has some hope after all.
No matter what year it is for technology, gaming will always be what people of different eras and ages prefer. Although we have progressed from niche gaming setups like PlayStation/Xbox to our handheld mobile devices, Apple has gone one step forward and leveled up the gaming by expanding some mind-numbing titles to its Apple Watch. I was genuinely baffled to learn that gaming is possible on an Apple Watch. There are so many prominent titles in the App Store that will leave you even more confused.
So, I thought about curating a list of games that can be played on your Apple Watch. Fret not, as I have thought about the different parameters of including games for such a prolific platform. As I said, Apple has changed times and its Watch has an important role to play in it (pun intended). Apart from saving the lives of its users, it can also be used to beat the boredom. So, let’s explore what games can kill that boring time.
20 Best Apple Watch Games
- Chess – Play & Learn
- Chineasy Cards
- Dare the Monkey: Arcade Jump
- Infinity Loop: Blueprints
- Zombies, Run!
- Endless Traffic
- Fantastic Chefs: Match ‘n Cook
- Guns n’ Bottles – The fastest fingers in the west
- Tap To Dash Bird – Do Not Flap
- Break the Balloons: ghost town
- LCD Games: Alien Invasion
- Zombie Overkill: Halloween war
- Infinity Loop: Endless Zen
- AtomicBox Arcade for Watch
- Mini Watch Games 24-in-1
- What’s the Restaurant?
- Soccer Dribble Cup: high score
- Pocket Bandit
- Pong for Apple Watch
1. Chess – Play & Learn
The first app on our list of best Apple Watch games is Chess – Play and Learn from Chess.com. This game is huge in magnitude. Yes, I am talking over 65,000 puzzles. That’s a lifetime for me but you chess genius people can try it out. The game is optimized to adjusts to your skill level. The game also has thousands of videos and interactive lessons from top Grandmasters. Chess – Play & Learn has over 20 gorgeous themes for boards, pieces, and backgrounds. So, download this game and master chess on your Apple Watch.
- 20+ gorgeous themes.
- Detailed performance stats and ratings.
- Learn and play the right openings.
- Active community forum.
2. Chineasy Cards
The second app on our list of best Apple Watch games is Chineasy Cards. It is a game-based language learning app that will make your Mandarin strong. Its award-winning methodology helps the learner master over 1000 Chinese words. The game has powerful visuals that will aid in learning Mandarin. Developers made sure that the game won’t bombard you with a lot of words so every level includes 4-6 words for learning on-the-go. Players can also unlock new levels every month. If you are struggling to learn Mandarin, this clever designing will definitely aid you in learning. Download Chineasy Cards from the link below.
- Learn 1000+ words.
- Unlock new levels every month.
- First 8 levels free.
3. Dare the Monkey: Arcade Jump
Dare the Monkey: Arcade Jump is a cute arcade game where you play as a monkey trying to get to his destination by jumping. Here, you’ll have to risk “your life” and limb as you run, jump in some of the most difficult worlds. This game is a one-touch game that will surely take you back in time when classic arcade and console games were a thing. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t reinvented for our modern devices. The game beautifully adapts to your Apple Watch. So, download Dare the Monkey: Arcade Jump from the link below and take this monkey places!
- Super casual game.
- Easy learning curve.
- Expertly reinvented for mobile.
- One-touch game.
4. Infinity Loop: Blueprints
Infinity Loop: Blueprints from the developer Estoty embraces the fourth spot on our list of best Apple Watch games. The game is a simple puzzle game that becomes addictive overtime. The best part about playing this game is that it gives you a sense of relaxation. You just have to rotate the pieces to render them into a loop of infinity.
There are various gaming modes that players can choose from. The best mode is Classic where you can try to solve manually crafted and auto-generated puzzles that are in hundreds. The Creative Lounge lets you create your own loops that explore your creativity. Global Puzzles is a segment made by players all around the world and Daily Top 5 features 5 puzzles made by players. This segment rewards the players with a daily gift. Are you sold yet? Why don’t you try Infinity Loop: Blueprints from the link given below.
- Craft your own zen garden.
- Global Puzzles.
- Manually crafted and auto-generated puzzles.
- Creative Lounge.
5. Zombies, Run!
Any gaming list isn’t complete without at least one gaming title catering to killing zombies that should save the world. Zombies, Run! by Six to Start. This is a bit different game where you prepare yourself for the run of your life. It is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure with 400+ story missions that gives you unlimited play. The game puts the highlight on you where you head the story. You’ll have to run from the zombies while collecting supplies to grow your base back home. So, download this game and have an exiting run.
- Ultra-immersive running game.
- 400+ story missions for unlimited play.
- Every run is a mission.
- A new zombie adventure story.
6. Endless Traffic
Real-life traffic aside, Endless Traffic by samiroy is a joy play. The game has colorful graphics which has an HD resolution. The controls are intuitive too. You just need to touch the cars to stop and swipe tp speed up. The thrill is in not crashing any vehicles all the while maintaining the traffic. Endless Traffic smartly uses the Watch’s haptic feedback for realtime notification. There’s a handy portrait orientation so that you can play while traveling in busy subways and locals. The game also has a night mode to play in the dark without straining your eyes. So, download this game and have an endless game.
- Colorful HD Graphics.
- Game Center Leaderboards.
- Multi-Touch Controls.
- Continue up to three times per game.
7. Fantastic Chefs: Match ‘n Cook
Fantastic Chefs: Match ‘n Cook by 99Games is the next game on our list of best Apple Watch games. It’s a fun-filled adventure game that requires you to travel the world with Bob to meet peculiar chefs and just be fantastic. Players need to match the ingredients, cook them and collect the stars in over 560 levels. To do all of this, you’ll have to cross difficult hurdles like dripping oil, and an annoying rat. You will earn chef badges if you successfully do so. The strategic gameplay is very challenging. So, download Fantastic Chefs: Match ‘n Cook from the link below and witness a delicious journey.
- Over 560 levels.
- Collect stars.
- Strategic gameplay.
- Unlock characters.
- Use splendid boosters.
8. Guns n’ Bottles – The fastest fingers in the west
Guns n’ Bottles – The fastest fingers in the west is a simplistic yet attractive game. It features on our list of best Apple Watch games on the 8th spot due to its game mechanics, which can be played by a 6-year-old kid to d 60 years old man. You simply have to shoot some bottles. There are over 30 characters that you can unlock in the course of time. It features over 25 challenges and lists of records. The best feature of this game is the iCloud integration which lets you continue the game on any of your devices. So, download this game from the link given below and keep shooting those bottles.
- 30 unlockable characters.
- 25 challenges.
- Online tournaments each weekend.
- iCloud integration.
9. Tap To Dash Bird – Do Not Flap
Do you guys remember Flappy Bird? Yes, Tap To Dash Bird – Do Not Flap is similar to that but with much better graphics! All you have to do is tap to dash through some obstacles to collect coins that can be used to unlock more characters. These characters include a sparrow, helicopters, aircraft, dragons to a robotic bird. It’s the best time killer game that can be played with just one hand. Gosiha Pte. Ltd has done a great job with the graphics. So, download Tap To Dash Bird – Do Not Flap and travel across the town with some weird disguises.
- Tap only control.
- Multiple birds to control.
- Get a free town bonus.
- Optimized gaming performance.
10. Break the Balloons: ghost town
The 10th app on our list of best Apple Watch games is Break the Balloons: ghost town by developed, again by Gosiha Pte. Ltd. Here, you’ll have to deploy some cats in the Ghost Town so hunt down some unruly ghosts as cats can bring back fear to the land!!! This is a fun game to play and popping the balloons is super fun.
- Cute graphics.
- Cat animations.
- Supports taptic feedback.
11. LCD Games: Alien Invasion
Light Pillar Software Ltd presents to us Alien Invasion, a super fun alien game. Players get two gaming modes, Game A and Game B. Game A is for beginners while advanced players can switch to Game B. The game lets you play as Commander Snafu who’ll be in charge of defending Earth from an alien invasion. This game has a style of a classic LCD handheld game that will remind you of the 1980s. The game also lets you match scores and challenge your friends via Game Center using the iPhone app. So, download LCD Games: Alien Invasion from the link given below.
- Classic LCD handheld gaming.
- Two game modes.
- Game Center.
- Attractive gameplay.
12. Zombie Overkill: Halloween war
Another zombie game on this list, Gosiha Pte. Ltd has done a great job with Zombie Overkill: Halloween war when it comes to the whole playing experience. Players see the game from a bird’s eye view which really adds more depth to the gameplay. The story remains the same – tonnes of zombies everywhere looking to eat your brain and to save your loved ones, you must pick a fight with them. You can hire a few men who’ll form a team and fight back. The only downside of this game is the advertisements but as you unlock more guns, you can lock out the advertisements. So, download Zombie Overkill: Halloween war and get the real feel of Halloween.
- Easy to play.
- Save the days and survive the nights.
- Dynamic lighting shooter.
- Unlock guns to remove advertisements.
13. Infinity Loop: Endless Zen
Apple advertises Infinity Loop: Endless Zen as ‘The king of calming games!‘ on the App Store and we do agree with its bold claim. Saying that the game is simple will be an understatement but not so simple that you’ll be bored to tears. As the name suggests, there will be infinite possibilities on how two dots can be joined. People prefer this game as it gives you the anti-stress vibes. The game is reminiscing of the classic Tetris game but is more indulging. Did I mention that Infinity Loop: Endless Zen is an ideal timekiller. So, download this game and feel the Zen in this infinity.
- Simple, calm and minimalist tap games.
- Gorgeous visuals.
- Create your own levels for free.
- Illuminates your mind.
- Reduces anxiety.
14. AtomicBox Arcade for Watch
I am someone who loves a minimalist game and I’ll always be a Monument Valley fan. But of course, one can expect to have that around for Apple Watch. I chose to include Juan Pedro Lozano’s AtomicBox Arcade for Watch game on our list of best Apple Watch games because of its sheer simplicity. This is another version of the Pong game but optimized to play on your Apple Watch.
The gameplay is simple, all you have to do is get charged atoms inside the box and release uncharged inside it by rotating the box with the digital crown. While playing you’ll notice that the game has a smooth feel to it and that’s because it has a smooth frame rate. Download AtomicBox Arcade for Watch from the link below.
- Minimalistic UI.
- Smooth frame rate.
- Easy Analog Controls.
- Unique gameplay.
15. Mini Watch Games 24-in-1
The 15th app on our list of best Apple Watch games is Mini Watch Games 24-in-1. It has over 24 unusual games for your Apple Watch. The repository of the game includes Block Run, Tower, Frog Road, Chubby Chicken, Drive, Stick Flip, Cave Flyer, Drop, Hop, Cong, Snake, etc. This is the game to kill time, especially if you are traveling or just want to pass time. Although you’ll have to pay $1.99 (roughly ₹142), the game is totally worth it. So, download Mini Watch Games 24-in-1 from the link below and have a gala time.
- Over 24 amazing games on your Apple Watch.
- Zero advertisements.
- Features tilt controls.
- Great music and sound effects.
The next game on our list of best Apple Watch games is developed by Everywear Games Inc. has an amazing game in store for us! Runeblade, which has brought home the first award of a fantasy adventure game for Apple Watch is exhilarating. The game features 2000 levels that are purely optimized for your Apple Watch. The game has a simple user interface with enough oomph to maintain the gaming pace. There’s a depth that builds over time. The fact that it is also entertaining is commendable as most games forget to introduce the joy of gameplay. So, download this game on your Apple Watch from the link given below.
- Over 2000 levels.
- Optimized game design.
- Unique Rune Enchanting mechanism.
- Many unlockable achievements.
17. What’s the Restaurant?
What’s the Restaurant? is the next game on our list of best Apple Watch games. Developed by Filip Tusla, the game will appeal to the taste buds of foodies. You get to virtually visit more than 200 restaurants which can be easily identified by their logos. The rules are simple, you’ll have to guess the name of the restaurant from the images displayed and there will be 4 options. But, you have only 3 lives to play so if you guess the wrong answer, your 1 life is taken. If you run out of lives, you’ll have to start all over again. So, download this game and give your taste buds a reason to drool on something.
- 60+ new levels.
- Game Center leaderboard and achievements.
- 3 lives to play.
- Simple and addictive.
18. Soccer Dribble Cup: high score
Gosiha Pte. Ltd has developed an interesting game. Soccer Dribble Cup: the high score is a fun soccer game that leans heavily on the LEGO side but has a cute human touch. Players need to beware of their opponents who form new tactics and formations that will leave you surprised. Both the defender and goal-keepers will hatch a plan to stop you from dribbling. Moreover, your cheerleader fans will chase you all over the field. This little game will give you the real feeling of being a soccer player and a star in tandem. So, download this game from the link given below aim at the goal.
- Great lego-like game.
- Cute graphics.
- Shooting challenges.
19. Pocket Bandit
Ever thought Apple would make heist games for Apple Watch? Nope, I didn’t. People assume that most of the heist games are complex that feature a lot of characters but Pocket Bandit is a bit off-track when it comes to heists. All you have to is turn a safe lock to find the right numbers. When you hit the right number, your watch vibrates and you lock it in. And to keep your curiosity at peek, there are many more fun levels that gradually increase the difficulty but maintaining the simple gameplay. Download Pocket Bandit from the link below.
- More than 100 treasures to find.
- Steal Santa Claus factory.
- Beautiful and stylish visuals.
- 10 stickers for iMessage.
20. Pong for Apple Watch
The last app on our list of best Apple Watch games is the classic arcade game, Pong. Developed by Tobias Brieger, the game can now be played on your Apple Watch. The game has intuitive control that can be controlled by turning the Digital Crown. You can unlock all the difficult levels as you progress. Pong for Apple Watch is the most entertaining free game on the platform. Download this game from the link below and have endless fun!
- Intuitive control.
- Unlock all levels of difficulty.
- Location-dependent adjustment.
- ForceTouch menu with restart function.
Can I put games on my Apple Watch?
Yes, you can install games on your Apple Watch. While setting up the Watch, you get an option to install all your apps now or later. There’s also an Install All option that will install the watch app counterparts for the apps on your iPhone will install.
Best games for Apple Watch Series 4
Runeblade, Pocket Bandit are the two best games that can be played on your Apple Watch Series 4.
Free games for Apple Watch Series 3
Runeblade and Endless Traffic are the best free games for Apple Watch Series 3. But the ones mentioned in our list of best Apple Watch games are also worth the try as you are spoilt for choices!
How do I put games on my Apple Watch?
The process is simple. Just open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Tap My Watch, tap General, then turn off Automatic App Install. Tap My Watch, then scroll down to Available Apps. Tap Install next to the apps you want to install.
These were our list of best Apple Watch games. It was a bit hard to just finalize some 20 odd games as the App Store is filled with amazing games. But the above-outlined games are really worth your time, and in some cases money! The 20 Apple Watch games are fun-filled which will ensure that your traveling time is killed without any hassle.
As I mentioned, there are numerous games on the App Store for your Apple Watch so if you think our readers should know about them, feel free to comment about them down. Also, tell us what you think of this list! Did you love our selection? Did we include a game that you often play? Don’t forget to share this article with your fellow iOS users so they too can explore the realm of watch-gaming!