5 of the Best No-Wifi Offline Games for Toddlers on the iPhone or iPad
Planing a road trip? Will you be spending time away with the kids where there won’t be a network connection or internet? Want to keep them occupied for a while without having to monitor them closely? If you said yes to any of those, this page if for you. I have collected five of the best no-Wifi children’s games for iPhone or iPad to keep your kids occupied for a while. You’re welcome!
Cell networks and public WiFi may be ubiquitous in cities but there are plenty of places with poor or no 4G or who don’t have free WiFi. If you think you’re going to be in those places, it makes sense to plan ahead and make sure you have the means to keep your children’ entertained during that time. Here are some children’s games for iPhone or iPad that can do just that.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Minecraft: Pocket Edition is my go-to suggestion for a children’s game that can be played offline. It is one of the best games ever invented even if it doesn’t look much. It’s huge, rich in immersion and provides free rein to create, explore and have a bit of fun. People of all ages play Minecraft and it isn’t just for kids.
The game worlds are procedurally generated and the initially simplistic controls hide a very well developed crafting feature that allows you to build literally anything you can imagine. From working roller coasters to copies of the Starship Enterprise, it’s all possible with this game.
The app costs $6.99 but does not contain ads. It is safe for children ages nine and upwards.
Monument Valley is a great no-Wifi children’s game for iPhone or iPad. It’s a puzzle game that looks great, works well and is suitable for children of all ages. Rated at 4+, the puzzles contained within the game can be fiendish and may require a little help but the game is harmless and contains nothing I have seen that is unsuitable for little ones.
Monument Valley is a great relaxer and will help keep your child entertained for hours. The game has won awards for design and is still highly rated even though Monument Valley 2 was released some time ago.
Cut the Rope: Time Travel
Cut the Rope: Time Travel was recommended to me by someone with two children who love it. It’s another game that has been around for a while but is specifically for kids. It is colorful, easy to get to grips with and contains some likeable characters. That’s especially true of the hero, Om Nom. He travels through time and has to solve puzzles in order to get candy for himself and his friends.
This is a puzzle game tuned for ages 4 and up. Some of the puzzles are a little difficult so you may need to help out for those. The app is $0.99 and also contains some ads. They are a little intrusive at times but otherwise harmless.
Sky Burger is a mix of Tetris and a bunch of other games rolled into one. The premise is simple, burger ingredients fall from the sky and you have to catch them to create a tasty burger. The more you catch, the more recipes you unlock and the more burgers you can build. It’s a simple premise done well and is suitable for ages 4 and up.
The game is free and contains in-app purchases but they seem entirely optional. The game works without WiFi and is a great option for kids who want a pick up and put down game for shorter periods of time.
Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds 2 is another classic game that can cause you or your child to lose hours of your life. As far as no-Wifi children’s games for iPhone or iPad go, this has to be one of the best. You work with those crazy birds and can even hatch your own this time round. The bird flinging action is as good as it has ever been and is very easy to get to grips with.
The game is suitable for ages 4 and up and is colorful, simple and addictive. You do have to watch the in-app purchases though. They start small and then once your kid is hooked, the prices increase rapidly. This is definitely a game you need to disable or lock down payment for before letting them loose unsupervised!
Those are what I think are five of the best no-Wifi children’s games for iPhone or iPad. Each is suitable for younger players, work well on most devices, can be played without a network connection and offer hours of fun.
Got any other suggestions for children’s games? Tell us about them below if you do!