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Best Game Apps to Make Money in the UK for 2023

Written by, Mihajlo Trajcheski

Updated June, 22, 2023

Video games are a fun way to spend your free time. They’re so entertaining that they can be downright addictive.

But what if you can make money while playing games on your phone

If you’re wondering what are the best game apps to make money in the UK and how they work, read on.

Seven Apps That Pay You to Play Games – UK


Swagbucks is one of the best apps to make money playing games in the UK. It’s a free app and website that rewards users with points and cash for shopping online, scanning receipts, answering surveys, and playing games in its library. 

The app gives users points as soon as they create an account and rewards members for installing its browser extension. 

Some of the popular games on the app include Angry Birds, Trivial Pursuit, Wheel of Fortune, and Bejeweled. Players can earn 12 “SB points” on every $1 spent on cash entry fees for the game. Once you amass enough points, you can exchange them for an Amazon or Walmart voucher or get cash back from PayPal.

Coin Pop

Coin pop is a free app that’s only available on Android devices. Like with Mistplay, users are prompted to download sponsored games, most of which are new to the market. 

On Coin Pop, you earn coins by reaching designated levels. Once you collect a certain amount of coins, you can redeem gift cards for a variety of businesses, including Amazon, Steam, and Google Play. 


Mistplay is another great app that allows you to play games for money in the UK. Much like Swagbucks, Mistplay users earn points and “units” by playing games, though its point system works a little bit differently

Essentially, Mistplay determines how much a player can earn based on GXP (Game Experience Points or how much time you spend playing), PXP (Player Experience Points -every time your game levels up), and units (every time your profile levels up).

This also means that you can’t earn the same amount of coins in every game. Regardless, once you get a certain number of points, you can redeem them for gift cards from Amazon, Uber, iTunes, as cash, and more. 

The only downside is that Mistplay, unlike Swagbucks, is only available on Android devices.


Drop is a well-known app that primarily pays users for shopping. But, the app recently added a new way to earn money through games, making itself a good alternative to Mistplay for iOS users. 

Namely, Drop users can now download sponsored games through the app and play them to earn points. You can play anything from Lords Mobile: Kingdom Wars to Coin Masters and Sago Soldiers. 

How do you earn money? By levelling up in the game. You can only earn points if you reach designated levels in the games you play, and you can get up to $20 dollars in certain games. All Drop users can use their points to get gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts.


If you like playing video games, Gamehag is the perfect place for you. Unlike Mistplay and Coin Pop, which solely focus on mobile games, Gamehag offers users the option to play desktop games as well. Some of the games you can find on Gamehag include Star Conflict, State of Survival, and Mafia City. 

In Gamehang, you collect Soul Gems, which you can later use to get Kinguin, Neosoft, and Twitch gift cards, CS: GO skins, game keys, and even Robux currency for Roblox

After you create an account, you will receive different tasks that you will need to complete to earn points. Most of the tasks require you to play games. Another way to make money is to play mini-games and get rewards for achieving a certain level. 

Cash em’ all

Cash em’ all is a free app where you can play real games, earn money and receive gifts. This app, which is available only Android, determines how many coins a user has earned based on how much time they spent playing a game. 

Once you create an account, you can choose from a variety of games on the homepage. For every minute you play a game, you will earn a certain amount of coins. When you collect more than 6399 coins, you can get yourself an Amazon, Nike Digital, and Starbucks gift card or cashback on PayPal. 

Flash rewards

Flash reward is a place where you can finish tasks, including playing mobile games, to earn gift cards for different brands.

Unlike Mistplay or Gamehog, the app rewards users with coins once they’ve completed a task. When you finish the required number of tasks, you can exchange your earned coins for gift cards from Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Visa.

The downside of Flash rewards is that the app has some purchase requirements, which means you’ll have to pay some money to earn more. 

Bottom Line

95% of mobile phone owners use their phones every day, whether scrolling endlessly on social media platforms or playing mobile games. If you’re in the latter group, then you can use this time more productively and get paid to play games if you live in the UK. There are plenty of apps that offer rewards for testing out or playing new games on mobile.

 It’s a “mini gamer” dream come true. 

As someone who grew up gaming and always had a love for random facts, being able to write about gaming and technology for a living has been an absolute treat. Whenever I’m not researching my next topic for Don’t Disappoint Me, I am deflecting the attacks of Bosses in Sekiro, investigating a murder in Disco Elysium, helping Zagreus escape the underworld in Hades, or flanking enemies in Call of Duty with my squad. Having studied English language and literature has helped me merge these two worlds of random facts and gaming into a fulfilling career.