In case your iMessage conversations get dull, you'll at least have these games to liven things up.
Games with Friends, released Thursday, is Zynga's follow-up to its Words With Friends app for Apple's instant-messaging service. The iOS-only app features 12 mini games you can play in the middle of your conversations. The social-gaming company said it will add more games every month.
The gaming app joins thousands of others for iMessage -- a lot of which are stickers -- as games begin to jump into messaging apps. In November, Facebook introduced Instant Games where people could play classics like Pac-Man, Galaga and Space Invaders, as well as Zynga's Words With Friends: Frenzy in Messenger and on their news feeds.
Here's what you can play on Games with Friends:
Pool: Knock the balls into holes, using the cue stick at the right angle.
Cups: Like beer pong, you swipe the ping-pong ball into the cups.
Slope Slider: Ski down hills and avoid obstacles and try not to get caught by the yeti.
More Peas: See who can get the most peas lined up with the pieces you have.
Ribbit Roller: Swipe to get your frog to jump across the pond. Watch out for the turtles and see who can get the furthest.
Reversi With Friends: The classic board game where the goal is to flip over your opponent's disks to your color.
Four With Friends: Try to connect four pieces in a row before your opponent does.
Hanging With Friends: Guess the word before the hangman is drawn out.
Arcade Bowling: Swipe to roll your ball and try getting it in the high-scoring holes.
Tic-Tac-Toe: Connect three in a row to win.
Chess With Friends: You can now challenge your friends to find out who's the ultimate chess master in your contacts list.
Word Streak With Friends: Try to make as many words as possible by swiping across several letters.