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Top 5 iPhone Games for Pensioners

Best ways to wind down on iPhone

With Sir Alex Ferguson choosing to call it a day at Manchester United after 26 years and 49 trophies, he'll soon join the thousands of sharp-minded pensioners with a bit of time on their hands.

What better way to fill those gaps in between tea breaks and trips to the garden centre than to indulge in some top-quality iPhone gaming?

Of course, your average senior citizen will likely have different tastes and requirements for their iOS gaming apps, so let's consider the Top 5 iPhone games for pensioners.

Don't worry, Sir Alex: we've got you covered.

Successful retirements are often built on two factors: a Zen-like calming of the heart, and a continual stretching of the mind. Put like that, Secret Exit's Zen Bound 2 is the perfect retirement tool. Doctors should be prescribing doses of this game to over-65s everywhere. Oooo, look at those gently taxing spatial puzzles and that gloriously soothing atmosphere.
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Video games are, by their very nature, highly visual experiences. But where does that leave you when your eyesight is failing? Papa Sangre is unique in that success here relies entirely on the acuity of your hearing. Better whack those hearing aids up, folks.
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Video game protagonists are usually young, hip creations with more than a hint of youthful exuberance. With Granny Smith, however, Mediocre bucks that trend by placing an aged lady in the lead role. This is no ordinary immobile oldster, though: Granny Smith roller skates, somersaults, and collars young miscreants more competently than a woman half her age.
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Everyone knows and trusts the Mensa brand. Mensa means clever (actually, it means 'table', but you know what we're saying). So, who better to trust with keeping your ageing mind sharp than the original high IQ society? It's even got the Carol Vorderman seal of approval, which is bound to appeal to the older generation.
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Gardening Mama may not be the best game on this list. In fact, let's face it, it's clearly the worst. But it's by no means a bad casual time filler. And more importantly, it centres on the perennial favourite pastime of retired folks. Yep, horticulture. At the very least, think of it as a gateway drug into the deeper retirement kicks featured elsewhere on this list.
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