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#MicroblogMondays 169: Games

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You know how I said on Friday that I’m not playing as many games anymore?  I’m not.  But I still manage to squeeze in a round or two of Desert Golf while I’m thinking during the day.

I would call it a bad habit, but I actually think it’s a good habit.  Plus it takes about 30 seconds to do two boards.

I keep going back to the old, tried-and-true games: Desert Golf, Two Dots, 2048, Solitaire, Candy Crush, Merged.  I like little puzzle games that you can pick up for a moment and play a few rounds and then walk away from for days and not feel guilty.  Or word games — I love crossword puzzles.

So… recommendations?  Because I want to cycle out some of these older games and put a few new ones in their place.


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1 Parul Thakur { 11.20.17 at 7:03 am }

I enjoy quick games and exactly what you mentioned. On the phone, I found a brain game called the Peak. I use the free version. It has 5 games that take 15 mins. You can play only one set of 5 a day. All games are some combination of logic, brain games or co-ordination. I love that. If you watch a few ads there, you can play more so I try that often.

2 Lori Lavender Luz { 11.20.17 at 9:01 am }

I don’t have any recommendations, but I’m glad you’re eking out some time to do something that makes you happy 🙂

3 Cristy { 11.20.17 at 10:42 am }

My postdoc advisor got me hooked on the NY Times crossword puzzle. There’s an app that I’ve downloaded. She’s also addicted to Candy Crush. Reminds me of Tetris (is that still available) or Bejeweled.

4 Geochick { 11.20.17 at 10:46 am }

I don’t play games, except for the occasional few rounds of Angry Birds. I think my kid would recommend Sonic the Hedgehog if you’re into running/racing. 😀

5 Ana { 11.20.17 at 11:28 am }

2048 used to be my fave. I’ve been playing Mini Metro a lot and its really good for a mental break. I do the NYT mini crossword every day with my coffee, but that takes about 30 seconds. I love crosswords, but the full NYT takes me way too long (I guess that’s just my poor skills), I don’t want THAT long of a break.

6 Cyn K { 11.20.17 at 11:43 am }

I play three different versions of Sudoku on the Washington Post site. Then I tackle Mahjongg Dimensions and round it out with Canfield Solitaire. I was doing crossword puzzles daily but got burnt out.
Doesn’t the author of SuperBetter recommend puzzle games as a useful distraction from negative thoughts or cravings? When I was using the site, I put playing one of these games as a Power Up. Anyway, concurring that your game play is a good habit in moderation.

7 katherinea12 { 11.20.17 at 12:07 pm }

I don’t really have recommendations, unfortunately. I do the NYT crossword sometimes, but otherwise don’t play games. Your habit sounds like a good way to refresh and refocus.

8 Sharon { 11.20.17 at 12:26 pm }

I love Words with Friends and Tetris Blitz (like Tetris but it’s a 2-minute, timed game). They are my two current favorites. I used to love and play Bejeweled Blitz, but it finally got kinda old after several years of playing it. (It’s still fun, I just burned out on it by playing it so much.)

9 Shail { 11.20.17 at 12:43 pm }

Sudoku is my favorite. But of course, it is not something you can finish quickly. Solitaire and Scramble are the choices for that.

10 Not My Lines { 11.20.17 at 1:54 pm }

I really enjoy 4096 when I want something distracting but not so engrossing I can’t walk away. Merge tiles with the same values together until you get to a sum of 4096. Here’s a 4096 site: https://poweroftwo.nemoidstudio.com/4096

11 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 11.20.17 at 3:57 pm }

Not really new, but I’ve been playing Angry Birds lately. (Also, Solitaire.) Virtually smashing things is good for stress! 😉

12 Journeywoman { 11.20.17 at 4:06 pm }

Tsum Tsum.

13 Chandra Lynn { 11.20.17 at 4:49 pm }

I’ve been playing a game called “Toon Blast.” It’s like Candy Crush. It’s pretty mindless, so I’ve been using it to process.

14 Jess { 11.20.17 at 9:07 pm }

I hope you find good recommendations! I always liked Tetris, and don’t know if there’s something similar (although that was strangely addictive). I don’t really play online or computer-based games, but I do enjoy little pretty word search books that fit in my purse. I am totally ready for the apocalypse when the EMP wipes out technology. 🙂 I hope you find a good game!

15 Middle Girl { 11.20.17 at 11:33 pm }

I can’t help you. I don’t have any games on my electronic devices anymore; crosswords and Suduko from one of our local weekly freebie newspapers are the only games I play these days.

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