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They’re Cool. They’re Fun. They’re Free.

When you’ve had enough of the relatives, kids, and all the rest this holiday season, download and escape with one of these free and very cool apps. They’ve been specially selected by The Starr Conspiracy’s own Nancy Crabb to provide entertainment for adults and kids (in case you need the kids to escape for a while). From The Sims to Frozen to “The Walking Dead,” there’s something here’s for (almost) everyone.

The Sims FreePlay
The Sims FreePlay

Be transported to a uniquely magical place and get into the holiday spirit with The Sims FreePlay, among the world’s most popular life simulation games.

Zombie Castaways
Zombie Castaways (all ages)

A friendly zombie falls in love with a girl and sets off in search for Zombium to become a human.

Trivia Crack
Trivia Crack

Challenge your friends and enemies in this hot trivia game. The spinner wheel, Willy, selects which questions you’ll answer from six different categories.

The Walking Dead No Man’s Land
“The Walking Dead” No Man’s Land

Here’s a thrilling, action-packed RPG in which tactical choices make the difference between life and death. Only the strongest will survive, so choose your team wisely.

The Trail
The Trail (all ages)

The Trail will lead you to adventure and fortune. Explore, craft, discover — bring the frontier to life on your mobile device.


Grow a flourishing civilization and journey through all of human history as the leader of a mighty nation. Build a village of your own design and lead loyal citizens from the dawn of antiquity to the modern era.

Frozen Free Fall
Frozen Free Fall (all ages)

Inspired by Disney’s Frozen, this epic puzzle matches adventures in the Kingdom of Arendelle. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and other characters on a journey to slide and match hundreds of icy puzzles.

Clumsy Ninja
Clumsy Ninja (all ages)

Clumsy Ninja is the most hapless ninja to ever grace a touchscreen. Train him, throw him, tickle him, and even tie balloons to him. He can sense, feel, move, and react uniquely every time.

Spider Solitaire
Spider Solitaire

This is the classic card game you once played on Windows, now available for your Apple device from the original maker of Spider Solitaire, with new daily challenges and updates.

Reigns (not free, but cheap — and highly recommended)

Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom.