Whenever I’m travelling I always need something to pass the time. This generally depends on the situation. If I’m in the mood I regularly turn to Android App games, which are a great way to pass the time.
The problem is a lot of these games need you to have access to the internet. This isn’t a problem if playing on your mobile phone. If you’re using your Chromebook though and not tethering from your mobile it can be a problem.
Luckily, you don’t need to worry because you can find plenty of Android App games on the Google Play Store that can be played offline. This is great if you like to take your Chromebook with you everywhere you go.
After all, why play these games on your mobile phone when you’ve got a Chromebook with a nice big display in your bag.
OFFLINE GAMES TO USE WHEN TRAVELLING WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK
I don’t know about you but I’m not always in the mood to mess about with tethering my mobile phone connection. Not just that, tethering always takes up a lot more data when using it on your laptop.
So if you like to take your Chromebook with you and you’ve always got travelling to contend with. Then why not install some offline Android Apps before your journey.
There isn’t a better way to pass the time if you’re not interested in doing anything productive. Sometimes all you need is a game to keep you entertained.
So let’s take a look at some of the games you can play offline that work great on your Chromebook computer.
GAMES THAT WORK GREAT ON YOUR CHROMEBOOK
If you like driving games then Traffic racer is a pretty good offline game to pass the time. It works great with a touchscreen, so get your Chromebook in tablet mode and enjoy.
Also, you can play this game without a touchscreen, which is really good to see. Just use the arrow keys on your keyboard to accelerate, brake and steer your vehicle.
You can choose the amount of traffic you want to contend with and you have four different scenes to choose from. The aim of the game is pretty obvious and that is to avoid crashing into other vehicles.
Yes, you could argue it’s pretty pointless, but sometimes games like this are just what you need if you’ve got a long boring train journey ahead of you.
What I do like is that Android App games are now being created to use without a touchscreen. Don’t get me wrong they are much more engaging when using a touchscreen. The ability to use your keyboard though means you can use them on just about any Chromebook.
LIKE YOUR GAMES A LITTLE RETRO
If you prefer playing games like you’re still in the 1980s then you’ll love Retro Bowl.
This game does not work so well with a keyboard though, so you’ll only really want to be playing this game on a Hybrid Chromebook or a device with a touchscreen.
I can imagine this game could get a little addictive, which isn’t such a bad thing if you’re using it when you’ve got nothing much better to do. It’s a perfect way to pass some time on your Chromebook computer without the need of an internet connection.
LOTS OF GAMES TO CHOOSE FROM
There are lots of offline games you can choose to play on your Chromebook. This is why Android Apps coming to the Chromebook a few years ago was such a cool move by Google.
It’s still the case that a lot of Android Apps work much better with a touchscreen. The great thing is there is a good selection of budget Hybrids to choose from, so you don’t need to spend a lot to get access to big-screen gaming.
If you’re not looking for a budget device then the Pixelbook Go is a perfect choice. It’s an amazing Chromebook and is perfect for people who need a laptop when travelling.