As the Pokemon Go craze fizzles out and we sadly start heading back to work after our summer vacay, we鈥檙e looking for the next hot game to download on our personal phones. And while there are definitely days when we need an anxiety calming app, there鈥檚 also times when we need to work out a bad day on a game that seems impossible to beat. Here are a few of our fave games to play when we鈥檙e looking for a challenge.


1. Snakebird: If you鈥檙e looking for that one game that will have you screaming at the top of your lungs, this is it. An incredibly challenging puzzle game, its gorgeous graphics just might be the only thing to keep you sane throughout.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


2. Six!: There鈥檚 no doubt about it: This app is the next Flappy Bird. Although the concept is simple (tap the blocks evenly so the hexagon doesn鈥檛 fall off the sides), it will definitely have you crying out in frustration after a few short minutes.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


3. Outfolded: This game is for all the origami lovers out there. Basically, the goal is to unfold a complex shape to create a singular path toward the finish line. But be warned: It鈥檚 hella addicting.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


4. Voez: Remember the good old days of Guitar Hero? Well, this hot new game is potentially even harder (yes, it is possible!) and conveniently available for free on your smartphone.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


5. Minion Rush: Who could possibly get mad at adorable little yellow monsters? Oh, you can鈥 when playing this impossible endless running game.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


6. The Impossible Letter Game: It鈥檚 the simplicity of this game that makes it so darn frustrating. All you have to do is find the one letter that鈥檚 different in the spread 鈥 but after several minutes of looking for the anomaly, your brain (and your ego) will definitely take a hit.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


7. Pop the Lock: Do you remember those old-school arcade games where you had to press a button exactly as the light flashed over the 100 mark to win a slinky worth of tickets? Well, in this version, you simply have to tap your phone every time the red light flashes over the yellow dot to pop the lock open and win the game. Oh, and did we mention that there鈥檚 a bazillion levels?

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


8. Candy Crush Soda Saga: Following the mega popular Candy Crush gold mine, this new addicting and impossible game introduces new items like soda and bubblegum to make the series even MORE challenging.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


9. Two Dots: Don鈥檛 be fooled by the instructions 鈥 this game is not 鈥渟imple鈥 at all. Combining an easy-to-understand concept (connect the dots to win the game) with tons of hidden features and over 800 levels, it鈥檚 one of those games that you can play for hours and hours.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


10. NYTimes Crossword: We鈥檝e all said that we were going to start doing the NY Times crossword before work, but after erasing the same answer five times鈥 let鈥檚 just say our motivation isn鈥檛 as high as it once was. This app might take the erasing out, but all the challenge is still there.

DL It: Free on iOS


11. Rubek: A simple concept with beautiful graphics, this easy-to-understand game should not be played in front of children (AKA it will make you curse like a sailor). As a bonus though, it has a specific mode designed specifically for color blindness, so yay for inclusivity!

DL It: $1.99 on iOS

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