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For those looking to have challenging fun using the game console they carry everywhere, their mobile phone, check out Enjoy free mobile games, puzzles, virtual pets and more.

There is a new mobile game system on the move and there is plenty of hardware to go around. In fact, there are more than 2 billion potential game systems around the world. That's one estimate of the number of mobile phone handsets worldwide and game developers are expanding their interest in serving these players. Who are the players? Gen X yes, but also Gen Y, amateurs, professionals, students, soccer moms and more. They all want to take a few minutes to have some fun and play games. Whether waiting in line, at the doctor's office, on the train, bus or subway, people are engaged now more than ever with their mobile handset.

If they are not talking or texting, they are playing some addictive puzzle, growing an origami daisy, maybe even taking care of their own virtual monkey or mobile aquarium. Popular titles include Tower Bloxx, Lego Bricks, Solitaire, Sudoku, Mahjongg, FreeCell, Bowling, along with traditional games of Chess and Checkers.

While mobile games can be purchased from phone carriers and third party suppliers, a new model of advertising supported game play is rapidly becoming popular. One site serving these players is As the name states, these games are free to the user.

A player simply goes to, selects the mobile handset they are using, browses through a few categories, selects one of the hundreds of games available, downloads and starts to play. It's that simple.

Now, nothing in life is really free, so there is a catch. If the mobile phone user does not have an unlimited mobile data plan, yes there will be a small charge to download and play the game. If they have an unlimited data plan, there will be no costs involved. Of course, either way, you'll need to spend a little time to view a short advertising message generally before and after the game play.

So, for some fun on the run, check out and let the mobile games begin.

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