Ideal for those moments of downtime — waiting in line, say, or for the phone to ring — 94 Seconds is a quick-fire quiz game that’s good for tickling your gray matter without running the risk of getting bogged down in a game. Players use their minute and a half (and change) to fill in the blanks when given a first letter and a category. You’re rewarded based on how original you are — for example, guessing “chameleon” instead of “cat” when asked for animals that start with “C” will get you a far better score. You can use a couple of quick cheats to get ahead in a round, but the best feeling is beating the clock with your own original answers. For iOS and Android devices.

Hayley Tsukayama