Things are looking bright at present, and a level of normality will begin to resume over the coming months, as venues begin to open and we can start to enjoy leisure activities and hobbies outside of the online world.

Yes, casinos, pools, restaurants, bars, and football stadiums will be welcoming people in a matter of time, but in the case of many leisure activities, it’s also important to be prepared. Luckily, there are many smartphone apps that can help with this as we move deeper into summer, and below you’ll find our five top smartphone games to help prepare you for the real world once again…

Bingo

For bingo lovers, there’s only one place to start and that’s bingo!

It’s the perfect place to have a practice on the likes of bingo, slots and arcade games, and you’ll even find a range of offers and promotions new users can take advantage of.

Bingo games are often quick to play, easy to play, and also require you to react quickly and test your cognitive skills, making it an enjoyable game to wake you back up before heading back to work.

8 Ball Pool

Unless you’re lucky enough to be a professional snooker player, or happen to have enough space in your home for a pool table, then it’s likely if you’re a fan of pool or snooker you’re going to be a bit rusty.

While there’s no way you can really practice your action via a smartphone app, you can use games such as 8 Ball Pool to get your eye in when it comes to angles and strategy, as well as just reintroduce some of that passion ahead of halls opening around the country. As well as 8 Ball Pool, there are dozens of other apps which will allow you to practice your snooker and 9-ball pool too.

Trivia Crack 2

The online quiz fizzled out towards the autumn of last year, but there will certainly be an offline boom over the coming months, so it could be the perfect time to be sharpening your trivia skills. Trivia Crack 2 is one of the more popular and most fun quizzing apps available for both iOS and Android at present and will test you on a range of different subjects.

Of course, you’ll find quizzes covering all manner of subjects in your app store, so if you’re going to be the dedicated sports specialist, music guru or history boff, then search for a quiz based on your specialist subject and you’ll be sure to find one.

Poker

Similarly to casino games, if you’re looking to get back into poker, whether it be with friends, competitions, or just a night at the casino, then there are dozens of poker apps available online with some world-renowned brands operating through both your online browser and via app.

You can often enjoy with play money so you won’t even need to spend your own money if you’re feeling a bit out of touch, allowing you to get your eye back in, develop new strategies, and generally get the brain functioning freely ahead of picking up a physical hand again for the very first time.

Bingo

Brits love a bit of bingo, so once those bingo halls open their doors, many of us will be flocking back down there. Bingo has seen a major boom online in the last 12 months and you’ll find plenty of bingo sites available through your smartphone these days, with a range of different games from traditional formats such as 90-ball through to the likes of slingo which really is taking the world by storm.

Again, it’s a good way to reintroduce yourself to what is a fast-paced environment and ensure you’re fully prepared to keep up to speed once you get your dabber out.