Games to Download for the Kids Holiday 2019

Many parents dread the holidays and find it hard to keep the kids entertained and hence out of trouble. Mobile phones and tablets are great for keeping the kids entertained all year round including the holidays, and there is a type of game for every child at every age. Here we take a look at the best free online game apps to download for the kids holiday during 2019.

Last updated: 4th Feb 2019 at 11:05am

Best Fiends – Best Free Puzzle App

This free app is consistently ranked as one of the best puzzle games because puzzle and adventure are merged. More than 80 million people have downloaded the app, and your kids will find the game easy to play, yet challenging enough to hold their attention.

The app is played on a mobile phone or tablet, and the gameplay includes problem-solving with RPG (role-playing game) character development. Your kids will need to collect characters, level up, and defeat slugs in the world of Minutia.

Best Fiends Game

The graphics, animations, and music are engaging and immerse the player in the action. There are 3,000 levels with new events added every day. Your child can also compete with their Facebook friends, ensuring they don’t lose touch during the holidays.

Asphalt 9: Legends – Best Free Sports Game

Legends is an arcade racing game that catches the eye with brilliant graphics and fast-paced action.

Your children can drive their dream car, of which the game includes the top 50 hyper-cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and others. Your kids can play in career mode and play through 60 seasons and 800 events. They can also play in an online multiplayer mode with players from all over the world.

Asphalt 9: Legends Game

ABC Spelling – Best Free Educational App

Educational apps are a great way for your kids to enjoy screen-time will a little less guilt. ABC Spelling is for children up to the age of eight and helps them learn their ABCs by spelling out the word of the picture that is on the screen. There is an ad-supported version as well as a full version with no ads, unlocked for a small fee.

Oceanhorn – Best Action Game

Action games like Legend of Zelda are very engaging, and Oceanhorn is a similar game where the first chapter is free to play. This action-adventure application incorporates beautiful 3D visuals and a catchy soundtrack. Your children will uncover puzzles, treasure, secrets, and danger as they explore islands and uncharted seas.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – Best Platform Game

Sonic the Hedgehog is a real classic SEGA game that might tempt you to reminisce and have a go for yourself.  The game uses a 2D platform, and you can play for free with ads, or go ad-free for a one-time payment of £1.99.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II is quite extensive with seven bosses and Special Stages that unlock Super Sonic. Updated for 2019, you get instant access to Episode Metal so that you can play as Metal Sonic from the get-go.

Minecraft – Best Value for Money Game

For £4.99 you can own the popular app - Minecraft. It is described as a sandbox game because each player creates the game themselves. This is done by exploring worlds and building anything from houses to grand castles.

Kids love this app because their imagination only limits gameplay. They can set their own goals and start by building a city, starting a farm, or by exploring abandoned mine shafts.

Jewel Crush 2019 – Best Puzzle Adventure App

Match 3 puzzle games are abundant, but Jewel Crush 2019 is one of the highest-rated games in this category. Its high rating is likely due to the extra effort that has been put into the graphics. The game is suited to slightly older kids, and the free-play application can be enjoyed offline.

There is no time limit for each jewel-crushing level, of which there are over 500. The puzzles are easy to play but they will challenge your kids and give their brain a bit of a workout.

Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded – Best Classic Arcade Game

Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded is an addictive game that puts a modern twist on the classic arcade game. This smartphone application includes 50 levels for your kids to enjoy as well. The graphics are excellent, and some tables have reverse gravity, which will get your kids thinking.

You can download each game from the app store; either Google Play for Android devices or the Apple store for iOS devices. You will require a WiFi or 4G connection to download the apps you want.

Parental Settings

If you are worried about how much time your child or teenager is spending on games you can toggle the parental controls on many devices, to read more go to the parental controls and safety features section of this article: Best Tablets for Kids. For hints and tips on how to make your mobile data go further read here.

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