I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got some down time, waiting in line for example, or even at home, I’ll grab my phone for a quick diversion, like Words with Friends or Solitaire. So do millions of other women our age. Mobile gaming isn’t just for young people –we’re all doing it. In fact, it didn’t surprise me to learn that Baby Boomers play more games than younger generations.
And those games can be good for the brain, helping improve memory in a fun way and even working out hand-eye coordination. Brain benefits from mobile gaming? Now that’s a workout I can get into!
It’s in my blood
It might surprise you to learn that gaming’s been a family past-time for years. When my parents wanted to have fun, they traveled to Vegas or Atlantic City casinos and it was my mom–not dad– who did the gaming. She was sharp as a tack until the end of her life; I credit those trips and time my mother spent playing casino games for keeping her mind quick and nimble. I wish mine was as sharp!
But today we don’t have to travel to get that kind of benefit: mobile gaming technology allows us to enjoy simulated gambling anywhere, any time, without having to go anywhere. And without having to lose real money.
Originally a blackjack player, my mom got into slots later in life. She was lucky and won more times than not. But the great thing about mobile gaming is you don’t have to risk actual money–you can play with virtual cash. What’s not to like about that?
The fun of slot machines
Let’s take the game Hot Vegas Slot Machines–which reminds me of my mom. It’s had more than a million downloads already and gets 4.7 out of 5 stars in app stores. Maybe that’s because it can be played online OR offline without Wifi–which is great for long car rides. (I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve used mobile games to help me get through long car trips.) Or maybe because it’s easy to learn and user-friendly, with cool graphics. There’s a theme for every interest and users report they’re happy about the many bonuses the game provides.
Interested in learning more? Check out the reviews in app stores –Here are the links to read reviews or download the game on both IOS and Android and yes, those are live links you can just click: