Millions of people play games on their phones or tablets on a regular basis. So you may have thought you knew everything there was to know about mobile gaming, but do you really? Are you sure you’re not missing some benefits that would help you get even more out of the experience?

If you want to become part of the gaming era on mobile, keep reading! Here are five benefits of mobile gaming that everyone should be aware of in today’s fast-paced world!


1. Improves Problem Solving Skills

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Modern games take a different approach to problem-solving than their counterparts in years past. Where arcade games require split-second timing, mobile gaming is more about logic and strategy. By requiring players to think ahead and anticipate outcomes, these games actually improve problem-solving skills.

If you’re ever bored at home or trying to fill time on your commute, why not try out a new game? You may learn something too!


2. Boosts Concentration and Focus

That quick game on your phone could be helping you focus more. This is likely because games require players to complete a task before moving on to the next level, which helps them stay engaged in the task at hand and improves their concentration. Plus, some games are designed to help relieve stress, which is another excellent way to stay focused during your day.


3. Connects People

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There are a lot of social games out there, but mobile games get their own category since they can involve even more interaction. For example, interacting with other players or joining chat rooms in your free time (and on the go) means you can connect with friends and build communities while still going about your daily routine. Although you often won't be cooperating with friends in mobile games, it's still a great way to spend time together virtually.

Some apps like Words With Friends have even gone so far as to create in-game chat options for those who play together to hang out. In addition, there are loads of online communities for players of a particular game, either on a console or a mobile, so you're sure to find like-minded fans to interact with. Gaming is a great way to meet new friends!

Players in mobile games can keep up with one another using social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Gamers get connected to each other through forums and chat rooms where they share tips and tricks for winning.


4. Cheaper than Other Forms of Gaming

Instead of purchasing a console and games, you probably already have a mobile device. So, you can download games on your phone or tablet - these games typically cost no more than $1.99 on app stores like Google Play. On the other hand, full-priced consoles and games can be extremely expensive for families on a budget or students saving up for next semester's tuition fees.

For example, playing Pokemon Go is free, but buying the latest Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch and the console to play it on will set you back around $350.


5. Convenience

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Over recent years, mobile gaming has become a very popular pastime. This is because many people see it as a convenient way to spend their time away from work or at home when they aren’t feeling like socializing.

With most games allowing you to log in and out whenever you want, it makes sense that so many people are using them. Its convenience makes gaming even more fun than traditional ways of having fun - you can do it anywhere, anytime!

Because you always have your phone with you, no matter where you go, there’s never an excuse not to play a game if you get bored or need something to do. Mobile gaming is great for passing the time when you're waiting around somewhere. Unlike console gaming, you don't need to be sitting at home in front of the TV - just pull your phone out of your pocket, and you're good to go!

Mobile devices are also getting more powerful by the day, meaning they can also run console-quality games. This means that instead of only playing console games like Halo or Uncharted on a big screen TV with your friends, you can now play them together wherever you go - on bus rides home from college or late-night subway rides home from work.