Collaborative post – All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When you work from home you need to find time to take your mind off of that long list of monotonous jobs that are always waiting for your attention. Similarly, when you are sat on a train on your way back from a meeting or after commuting back and forth to work it is always great to have something fun to do. For me, playing online free games is one way that I can give myself a brain break.
Previously, I mentioned my recent interest in Wordle and Battleship, but I also really love traditional card games and online versions of these. Games which are easy to pick up and complete in minutes are generally the most appealing to me.
Apps are always handy.
One of my games apps that has kept me busy during train journeys over the past couple of years is Wordscapes. I like the challenge of linking letters together to form words. What I mean is there are six letters in a circle and you have to connect them so they make meaningful words. The words then fill crossword type boxes at the top of the screen. The only downside with such games is that the apps use up storage space on your phone. They also seem to drain my battery more than online games -although that could just be me.
Taking the games with you.
As I have mentioned before, I like to be able to use websites that are easy to access, load quickly and don’t take up lots of space on my phone or iPad. One online game site I have been enjoying lately is Solitaire.org which houses a range of fun games including card ones such as Solitaire, Blackjack and Gin Rummy.
I am currently hooked on a three-in-a-row game. It reminds me of Tetris, even though it is slightly different in that you have to switch two items around so that one of them completes a row of three. This loads in under ten seconds and is really good fun. I can play a game in a matter of minutes, so it makes a good distraction when I am between jobs.
I was only going to show one example of a Solitaire.org game but I cannot resist sharing the Hidden Numbers Game too. The reason I like it so much is because you have to spot various numbers which are made to blend into a particular background, such as this medieval one. I genuinely love it and it was a very recent discovery, but I have a feeling it will become a regular time-filler for me.
I know that a lot of my readers are interested in free games and I have tried to share ones which cost nothing. Of course, when using apps you have the option of paying for extra games and treats so I prefer to play browser games, especially using sites like Solitaire.org which don’t have adverts interfering with your play.