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The Best Free and Ad-Free Mobile Video Games

5 Free (and Ad-Free) Mobile Video Games That Will Bring You Joy and Keep You Calm

The Best Free and Ad-Free Mobile Video Games
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The silver lining of self-isolation is rediscovering hobbies and interests that we once loved — like video games. While we find creative new ways to keep entertained during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, video games like Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and The Sims are having a huge boost in engagement.

The allure of gaming is giving each of us access to alternate universes — whether that be creating your own little sanctuary in the healthy world of Animal Crossing, having a quick Mario Kart multiplayer race with friends who are safe and snug in their own homes, or creating a new household in The Sims that is way less irritating than your family or flatmates in real life.

If you've got Android or iPhone, your native app store has tons of fun, free, and ad-free games that will rekindle wondrous feelings of simpler times. Ahead, we've listed our five favourites; from simulation games and multiplayer racing to entering the wizarding world of Harry Potter and redesigning your very own vineyard, there's something to suit every kind of gamer.

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