7 Smartphone Games We Play on the Toilet

7 Smartphone Games We Play on the Toilet

June 6, 2015 0 By Emilia Cowan

Let’s face it, we all use the potty, we all play games on our smartphones, and at some point we play games will sitting on the toilet. It’s nothing to be ashamed about unless you’re one of those people who still believe girls don’t poop (we don’t just to clarify). The average America spends 162 minutes on their smartphone and 32% of those minutes are spent playing games. Men on average spend 105 minutes on the toilet a week while women spend 85 minutes. At some point, game time and toilet time intersects. The real question becomes: what smartphone games are we playing? Being as blunt as possible, I asked around and got some very honest answers from different people on social media. So, without further ado, here are 7 smartphone games we play on the toilet (aka the top time-wasters)!

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment (iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Linux) 


This is probably more than just a toilet game, it’s a full-blown life ruiner. Innocently disguised as a free-to-play card battler, it’s easily one of the most addictive games on the markets. There’re twitch streams and even quests for spectating other people’s games. Whether it’s toilet time or trying to pass the time this is already on your phone.

Candy Crush Saga by King (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

If the Sith decided to produce a phone game it would probably be Candy Crush. As a Bejeweled and Candy Land hybrid, there isn’t a sweet bone in Candy Crush’s algorithm. If this is your potty game of choice you are a brave soul.

Bejeweled Blitz by PopCap (iOS, Android, Xbox Live)


Bejeweled was a smartphone game before it was even cool. From it’s humble beginnings back in 2001, Bejeweled remains a staple in the department of time wasting. It’s no surprise that it is the preferred way to game while on the loo.

Neko Atsume (The Japanese cat collecting game) by Hit-Point Co. (iOS, Android)


Once you start on the path to collecting cats there’s no going back. Neko Atsume starts off slow, with players trying to lure stray cats, but several cats later and you’re checking your phone every 5 minutes just to make sure you don’t miss taking a cat’s photo. The game is easy to pick up and even easier to get addicted to. Gotta catch em’ all, right?

Two-Dots by Playdots Inc. (iOS, Google Play, Amazon Apps)


Your goal is simple, connect the dots…over 185 times. Sounds easy until you add ice blocks, fireballs, and limited lives. Don’t worry those lives come back in an hour.

Plants vs Zombies by PopGames (iOS, Android literally everything)


Zombies really hate their vegetables, but I can’t them blame them—no one like peas. For a phone game turned first-person shooter, PvZ has had a pretty successful lifespan. It’s one of the few games that doesn’t really require power-ups to progress (I’m looking at you Candy Crush), and I can see why so many people are taking the game with them to the bathroom.

Piano Tiles by Cheetah Technology Corporation (iOS, Android) 


Imagine the stress of learning to play the piano for the first time without ever learning to read music and you have Piano Tiles. Sure there’s zen mode but where’s the fun in that? Alternatively titled: don’t touch the pop-up ads.

And there you have it! 7 smartphone games people take with them to the restroom. I have to admit the best thing about this article was everyone’s honesty. I even learned about people’s bathroom reading habits. I guess you could say we all swirl in the same direction (unless you’re from Australia)! Did your favorite toilet game make it on the list? What games do you play on the loo? Let me know in the comments below! I really do enjoy everyone’s honesty.

[Images from PopCap, Playdots, King]