The mobile app marketing strategy is still going on in full swing as is evident from the shelves of the popular store, Target. You can now have your kids play popular mobile games in a more traditional way than having them lost in the world of smartphones and/or tablets. Playing any game the physical way rather than through apps has its own old world charm and it does give a much needed break to eyes that are strained beyond limits with viewing device screens during the most part of the day.

One great example of a popular game going the traditional way is Rovio’s Angry Birds. Two such games available in Target stores are Angry Birds Knock on Woods and Angry Birds Space, which truly transport you back in time to your childhood days when it was normal to carry around a slingshot.


One of the most popular games in the Angry Bird series, Angry Birds Star Wars, has stormed itself to numero uno position in app stores and it now has a physical version as well which you can think of gifting kids. The same goes for the Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga Death Star Game, which is available in physical form with a cute set of toys that the kids will love to play with.

Another great mobile game, Cut the Rope, is also available from Target.


How about an idol that talks? This is what you get with Temple Run Card Game, which has appeared in the physical version as well. It is not that the kids get the much-needed exercise playing the physical version of this game, however, the least it does is to wean them away from the electronic devices they are so accustomed and even addicted to. Disney’s game Where’s My Water is another favorite that is already making its way into the physical version market.

Will most popular apps soon be available in new formats? How well app addicts accept this is something that one needs to wait and see. One thing is for sure though, all these gaming companies are now trying to capitalize the success of their popular apps by making them available through physical form.

In case he missed them this year, Santa can add these gifts in his bag for the next Christmas season and with these physical games he can give kids a much needed break to interact with their siblings and cousins. Don’t you think so?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.