IPad Air vs IPad Mini Retina

Hey Apple Core,

I am looking into buying an IPad but I can't decide between an IPad Mini with Retina Display or an IPad Air. I understand they both have the same internals but I was wondering which would be better for me. I have an IPhone 5s right now and a 15.6 inch Laptop. I want a device that kind of bridges the gap between the two, a device for some light word documents, Netflix, youtube, reading stuff like the verge or kindle apps, and playing a lot of games. I was wondering if you guys could provide usage scenarios of your own and tell me which would be better for my case.

Thanks in Advance!