Why complain about people checking their phones when you could make a whole game out of it? Next time you're at the bar, try these simple smartphone-based games to liven up even the most boring of bars.
An advanced form of rock-paper-scissors using everyone's favorite row of inexplicably dangerous emojis. Simply input your emojis at the same time as a friend, then SEND! (To avoid confusion, be sure save the below cheat sheet image to your phone.)
Everyone types a word into their messaging app, then prepares to send it to the person who bought the last round. On the count of three, everyone sends their texts. The recipient then reads the crowdsourced sentence aloud. The last word sent in has to buy the next round.
Using IMDB, the judge selects a celebrity, then challenges everyone to guess their age. The person whose answer was furthest away from the actual number then must buy all of his or her pop-culturally superior cohorts a drink.
This game boasts similar objectives to What's Their Age Again, but instead of celebrities the Judge selects a product from Amazon and asks all the contestants to guess its price without going over. The least financially savvy player must then purchase the next round.
One person suggests a common phrase or question, then everyone else has to guess what the google results will auto-correct to. The person doing the googling will judge answers based on both accuracy and hilarity.
One brave soul's phone is placed teetering on the top of an upturned pint glass. Then everyone goes around the table, hot potato-style, texting that person's phone. The vibration will cause the phone to teeter, and eventually fall. Whoever sent the last text before the phone fell, pays for the next round. Cases are recommended, unless you want to pay for both your friend's drinks AND a brand new phone