iPhones and iPads are excellent gaming devices. Games available for iOS include just about every genre imaginable: strategy, arcade, puzzle, hardcore, board games, and more. Some of these are downright addicting and have the power to keep you glued to your device for hours and make it feel like only a few moments. That's what we're taking a look at today -- our favorite addicting games for iPhone and iPad.
The newest addiction to plague the staff here at iMore and Mobile Nations is Candy Crush Saga. In this match-3, you must reach specific goals by matching up three or more candies of the same color. It sounds easy, but with minimal number of moves, strange board shapes, evil chocolate, and other obstacles, Candy Crush is anything but easy!
What's an addicting games list without Angry Birds? This addicting game of birds vs. pigs has been around for quite some time, but continues to delight. You must help the birds use their special ability to destroy and take down the pigs' defenses. With the ability to get up to three stars per level, Angry Birds is sure to dominate your life for hours at a time.
There are several other version of Angry Birds available, including Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Space. Check out Rovio's author page on iTunes to download.
Here's another classic iPhone and iPad game, but this one is just too cute for words. In Cut the Rope, you must help feed candy to the adorable little monster Om Nom by slicing ropes with perfect timing and finesse. Not only is Cut the Rope fun and addicting, but little Om Nom is sure to steal your heart.
Tiny Wings is another physics-based game where you must fight gravity and guide your bird along beautiful hills to fly into the air. It's a "one tap" arcade game that anyone can play. The challenge is with the timing -- landing at the beginning of the peak of a hill isn't going to help your bird fly!
Some of the best addicting games are the ones that require use of your mind -- puzzle games -- and Flow Free is one of the best. The goal is simple: pair all the matching colors and cover the entire board. But heres the catch: you can't let any of the pipes cross or overlap! Flow Free includes 10 different board sizes, so there's a difficultly level available for everyone. There are also over 900 free levels, but if you want even more, you can buy some as in-app purchases.
If you've ever wondered what it might be like to mix Tetris with word search, the answer is Puzzlejuice! Instead of clearing rows by filling them up with falling pieces, the rows fill up with letters and you must create words. Spelling words clears away blocks. The puzzle pieces are also multicolored and tapping groups of three or more blocks of the same color will turn them into letters. As the developers say, Puzzlejuice will "punch your brain in the face!"
The App Store is flooded with tons of great addicting games, so this list is just a small taste of what's out there. Do you have any favorites that aren't on the list? Let us know in the comments!