all went through (and some of us might still be) our Angry Birds addiction
phase. I also went through a period committed to Tiny Wings (what is it with games that
have birds in them?) along with Fruit Ninja and Cut The Rope – all great,
popular classics. Lately I’ve switched over to a new batch of games for procrastination and stress-relief...
summer approaching, I’m detecting a general shift in behavior towards enjoying
the nice weather, vacation and being a little more relaxed than the beginning
of the year. Whether I’m adding extra enjoyment to a lazy day at the beach,
passing time at the doctor’s office or giving myself a quick 10-minute break at
work, the type of situation I’m in determines the casual game I pick.
are a number of hobbies I like to do during the hours after work and before
it’s time for bed, and playing word games happens to be one of them. During a
time when you aren’t too tired but also want to do something fun and relaxed,
word games provide a good balance between mental stimulation and casual fun.
For times when I need something a bit more mindless but still require a bit of
strategy, match 3 games are my go to. For short breaks like waiting for the bus
or standing in line, games that don’t require much time commitment are the
best, and it’s fine if you need to pause.
for when I just want to nerd out and play on my phone for an hour, that’s when
RPG hits the spot. Here are my favorite casual games broken down by genre.