Rise High to the Addictive Challenge of Tiny Tower

Welcome to another edition of Geek-Offs, where you'll find the perfect distractions to help you muddle your way through hump day each week.

If you just so happen to find yourself with an abundance of extra time on your hands, might we suggest a foray into the wonderful world of Tiny Tower? From NimbleBit, the game house that brought us Pocket Frogs (a game we've been playing obsessively for the past year), Tiny Tower is a Sims-like game available for iPhone and iPad.

In Tiny Tower, you are responsible for constructing and maintaining a high rise full of happy little worker bees, er, Bitizens, by finding them homes, giving them jobs and making sure their shops run smoothly.

Now, this comes with our usual addiction warning, because oh, the things you'll do to keep your Bitizens happy (check out Bitbook on the menu screen for regular updates).

With a four-and-a-half start rating, more than 52,000 people (including us) can't be wrong, so download this free app to your iPhone or iPad and start tapping away. Just tap, tap, tap into the sweet shame you'll feel as you excuse yourself from important phone calls so you can do a bit of restocking at the laundromat or record shop.

Don't worry, though. Everything's cool. There are people out here who understand.

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