Although gaming on your Apple Watch is never going to be as robust as playing on your iPhone or iPad devices, given its limited screen size and resolution, but it can be fun and a nice change from playing on the big screen.
You won’t find popular games like Candy Crush and Toon Blast on the Apple Watch anytime soon, but there are plenty of fun alternatives that will keep you busy when your phone is on charge, or you’ve popped out of the house without it. And we’ve tried a bunch of them.
Here are the best Apple Watch games you can play right now:
Pong for Apple Watch
First released in 1972 on the Atari, Pong is a game that has really stood the test of time and still continues to be enjoyed by many across the world today. Unlock the classic arcade game of Breakout which boasts 30 fun levels to help kill some boredom, and quickly become a master of spinning the digital crown as you crash through each level.
Which game difficulty will you select – easy, medium or hard?
You can find Pong on the App store here.
Remember flappy bird? Of course you do – it was the most downloaded free game on the App store in January 2014, generating $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its creator who made the wild decision to remove the game in February. Well now you can enjoy some of that flappy fun on your Apple Watch with Bird Watch, providing entertainment for hours!
There are no levels to this game. It’s an endless test of your finger-tapping stamina.
You can find Bird Watch on the App store here.
Dare the Monkey: Go Bananas!
Make your way across increasingly tricky worlds with Dare, your new monkey hero.
This is easily one of the best Apple Watch games available right now, really pushing what is possible with its small screen and resolution. The graphics are fantastic, and the controls aren’t too dissimilar to how you’d expect to play it on your iPhone or iPad.
You can find Dare the Monkey on the App store here.
Who doesn’t love a good trivia game? Test your knowledge as well as learning and competing against your friends across categories including Sports, History and Art. With hundreds of thousands of potential questions, this is guaranteed to be a daily learning class with plenty of fun.
You can even create your own trivia questions in the in-game factory.
Warning: this game may cause an excess of fun. Please consult a professional if you notice your knowledge growing at an unusual rate.
You can find Trivia Crack on the App store here.
Chess – Play & Learn
Ready for battle? Grab your pawns, rooks, knights, bishops and Queen and overcome millions of players all over the world, protecting your King until the bitter end. Don’t worry if you’re not quite ready for war, the game features a number of handy lessons, videos and tactics that will help you to improve your thinking during your Chess matches.
This game plays really well on Apple Watches. The screen size is just about perfect and there are no problems matching with players and choosing your moves on the small screen.
It’s rated 4.8/5 with 25,000 ratings on the App store. It’s the best Chess game by far.
You can find Chess on the App store here.
Look the Part with Your New Apple Watch Games
Now that you have a bunch of new games to try on your Apple Watch, why not make sure your wrist is looking fresh with a brand new apple watch strap from our shop?
Try a sporty strap to keep up on Pong, Dare the Monkey or Bird Watch, and maybe a stunning Milanese loop for Trivia Crack. If you’re taking down King after King in Chess, however, you might prefer a more sophisticated look with a leather strap.
Did we miss out a great game? Let us know in the comments below.