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11/06/2012 10:28 am ET

11 Apps To Waste Your Time While You Wait In Line To Vote

It's Election Day, and once again lines to vote at polling stations across the country are incredibly, incredibly long, causing thousands of patriotic Americans to somehow occupy their time while waiting hours and hours to cast their ballots.

Well, twiddle your thumbs while counting to one hundred no more, my fellow Americans! Here are a few apps for iPhone and Android we recommend to pass the dull, frustrating hours that you're spending behind that smelly guy from [insert rival neighborhood or high school district here]. These are apps that I can personally attest will suck you into your phone so completely, you will look up and wonder where the time went. You'll be casting your vote for (SHHHH!) in no time.

(If you've already voted, then these apps will also help you survive the excruciating wait for CNN's hologram pundits to fill the time while the results are tallied.)

These are our picks for smartphones games that make the hours disappear quickly. And, hey, help a fellow bored voter out by listing the apps that you've spent way too much time on in the comments below:

1. Angry Birds -- If you haven't played it yet: Get it now. If you have: Do you have three stars on every level? Download for iPhone and Android.

2. Tetris -- The all-time classic time-waster hit the iPhone last year. Transport yourself back to the 80s before you vote for the future of the 2010s. Download for iPhone and Android.

3. Flight Control -- Your finger is an air traffic controller at the busiest landing strips in the world. More fun than it sounds! Download for iPhone and Android.

4. Skater Boy -- Deceptively addicting, you're a skateboard punk trying to make it to the end of increasingly difficult courses while performing tricks along the way to boost your score. Download for Android.

5. Bag It! -- Geniuses turn bagging groceries (bagging groceries!) into one of the most addictive puzzle games on the smartphone. Download for iPhone and Android.

6. The Creeps! -- Your child is having a nightmare and is being attacked by all sorts of phantoms and monsters. Protect him from his scary dreams! Download for iPhone.

7. Words With Friends / Draw Something -- Ignite a rivalry with a friend in another voting line (or start a new rivalry with the smelly guy in front of you!). Words with Friends available here; Draw Something available here for iPhone and here for Android.

8. Temple Run -- Outrun the bad guys in this smash Indiana Jones-ish adventure. Download for iPhone and Android.

9. Family Feud -- Survey says: It's a game for iPhone and Android now. Download for iPhone and Android.

10. Jetpack Joyride -- The creators of Fruit Ninja (another addicting game!) score again with this airborne adventure game. Download for iPhone and Android.

11. Where's My Water? -- A classic puzzle game from Disney -- yes, Disney! -- in which you have to deliver water to a crocodile who wants to take a shower. Doesn't make sense? Neither does having to wait in a line for five hours to vote. It's a perfect fit for Election Day! Download for iPhone and Android.

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