Five games to get you through a long-haul flight

Being stuck on a plane for 13 hours can get a little bit boring, especially if you’re the restless type who finds grabbing some shut-eye an endless struggle. These days most airlines offer a tonne of great movies, but when it comes to occupying your time, getting lost inside a game or two goes a long way.

Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or flying solo, make sure to check out these games we’ve rounded up for you. Not only are they extra-fun and addictive to boot; they are the perfect time-fillers. Playing them between meal times and movies will make you feel like you’ve reached your destination in no time at all.

Crossy Road – Endless Arcade Hopper

This hit game, available for free in the App Store, will keep your restless thumbs occupied while you’re cruising at 36,000 feet. The objective of this classic, arcade style game, is to cross a road, bustling with traffic, whilst avoiding deadly obstacles that hurtle across the screen- sounds easy, right? Trust us, levelling up is no mean feat – this super-involving game will test your limits and you’ll be at your destination before you know it.

Monument Valley

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If you’re up for something that is poetic and gets your mind ticking, you can’t go wrong with Monument Valley.
In this game, you have to lead Princess Ida through mazes of optical illusions and impossible objects. To do so you have to manipulate the world around her so she can find her way through the multi-level platforms. The visual style and the music are unforgettable. Modern-retro at it’s finest.

Leo’s Fortune

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Fancy a treasure hunt? Leo’s Fortune is the game for you. Guiding a cute, moustachioed little, ball of fluff – aka Leo – through a beautifully hand-crafted world, you endeavour to find the thief who stole your gold. You will have to beat 24 levels and avoid dangerous traps! A great game to keep you busy all flight long.

Playstation Portable (PSP)

Most travellers, over the age of 30 yearn for the glory days of the Gameboy, but the PSP is a substitute as good as it gets .This pocket-sized device allows you to take your favourite video games with you wherever you venture. From Grand Theft Auto to more child-friendly options like Rock Band Unplugged, Lego Batman or Lego Harry Potter, the PSP has something for everyone and won’t weigh down your cabin baggage. Game on!

A Deck of Cards

Are your eyes getting square from staring at a screen?Whether you’re into Go Fish, Snap, Blackjack or 500, a deck of cards can provide hours of entertainment and is a must-pack item in your carry on. With an infinite amount of games at your fingertips, a deck couldn’t be more versatile. Card games are also like an international language – most people know a game or two, regardless of where they’re from. So if you’re interested in making some international friends during your travels, a deck of cards is the way to go.

Also Read>> How to Master the World’s Longest Direct Flights

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