What time are you going to stand in line for that Black Friday deal? Better get some hand warmers and load up your mobile device batteries for a long haul. Previously on MethodShop, I talked about the best Black Friday apps to find shopping deals. But you’ve done your research and are now standing in the line to wait for those great deals. So what do you do while waiting for the doors to open? Maybe play a game?
Here are some applications that will pass the time while you wait for stores to open their doors
Turkey Blast: Reloaded
With 14 different weapons, Turkey Blast is an arcade shooter where you can take down 12 different types of Turkey. Think of it like Duck Hunt for your mobile device.
- Turkey Blast: Apple (FREE)
Madden NFL 12 by EA Sports
For all you football fans that have a desire to mow down the line you are in like a group of Linebackers, here is an alternative. Madden NFL 12 plays like the big box game systems. However, for a game like this, you might want to get Fling – the Joystick for iPad.
- Madden NFL 12: Apple ($4.99)
Disney Princess: A Royal Christmas
Perfect if you have the kids with you in line for Black Friday. The app has 3 holiday stories to read through and play interactive games. Coloring book, little games are placed throughout the stories. Of course, it’s a Disney app, so it’s wholesome fun for the kids!
This is one of my favorite apps to play – especially in long wait situations. Just like the board game, you can pit yourself against 3 other players (computer or actual people). Therefore, this is a great game to play with a group waiting in line. You will just have to figure out who is going to be the Top Hat, and who will be the Wheelbarrow.
- Monopoly: Apple ($9.99)
Relaxing Sounds of Nature
Sometimes, you need to just put on the headphones and let some natural sounds sooth you as you meditate in line waiting for the doors to open. A calm chi means you can focus on what’s important: Finding the deals in the store. So let this run through your iPhone speakers as you shiver in line at 3 in the morning.
- Relaxing Sounds of Nature: Apple ($0.99)
Angry Birds Seasons
- Angry Birds Seasons: Apple ($0.99)
- Angry Birds Seasons: Android ($0.99)
If you haven’t pummeled through this game yet, it is always a time killer. With 205 levels, you will find destroying pigs is a perfect time-waster. This newer version also promises a new bird!
Who doesn’t love the Muppets? With the new movie out, the Muppets are hotter than ever. The new game plays like most other TapTap games. You have a screen similar to Guitar hero, discs fly down and you hit the drums in the right sequences. Popular Muppet songs sung by different bands, six tunes to choose from.
- Tap Tap Muppets: Apple (FREE)
- Checkbook: Apple ($1.99)
- Checkbook: Android (FREE)
Even though they are Black Friday deals, you still want to make sure your pocketbook doesn’t drain too bad. Keeping a hold of your budget is important. In this new world of ecommerce, it’s sometimes hard to tell what you spent until you spent it.
What are your favorite apps to play while waiting in line? Let me know! Tweet me at @geekazine.
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