Procrastinator City: What’s Your Favorite Go-To Time Killer Game?

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We 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...

With 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.

There 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.

Lastly, 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. 

Word Games
SpellTower
Letterpress

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Match 3
Zookeeper Battle
Candy Crush

Minor Distraction
Tap the Frog
Icomania

RPG
Cooking Dash
Wedding Dash
Hot Springs Story

What is your go to casual game when you feel like procrastinating?

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