Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with loved ones, eat lots of food, and all of that jazz, but once the festivities start to wind down, folks tend to head to the couch to watch whatever football is happening for Turkey Day.

If you find this particular Thanksgiving ritual to be something of a snoozer, or if you prefer to multitask with your post-feast entertainment, we have a few games that are perfect to play so you can look like you're participating in the family bonding while secretly tuning out. These games are addictive, but light enough that you can pop into conversation and play without sound.

Yankai's Peak

Sink yourself into this challenging puzzle game. Fit diamonds into a series of tricky spacial brainteasers. If you get stuck on a puzzle, you can take a break to watch the game or eat more food (brain fuel).

Read the Pocket Gamer review.

Robot Unicorn Attack Forever

This timeless, technicolor endless runner is perfect for zoning out in front of a TV. It's a pretty simple arcade game, but the platforming challenges will keep you glued to your phone, even if the game goes into overtime.

Egg, Inc.

Clicker games are the definitive time waster, which is exactly what you're looking for in this situation. Egg, Inc. is one of the best. Build up a massive chicken farm in this quirky idle sim, hatching and selling eggs to upgrade your buildings to create better facilities.

Lara Croft GO

Lara Croft GO is an elegantly designed puzzle platformer that you don't have to think too hard about. Navigate environmental puzzles by studying up on your surroundings and planning your every move as you explore, you guessed it, a tomb.

Read our review.


PinOut! puts a new twist on pinball, offering an endless table splashed in fluorescent hues. Your goal is to get your ball as far along as you can before you run out of time. You'll collect extra time and other powerups as you progress.

Read our review.

Which games will you be playing this Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments below.

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