Why Business Sim Games Are Fun To Play

Collaborative post about money-related online Sim games.

I have mentioned before how much I love playing online games. They can be very entertaining and useful, especially when filling time, waiting for meetings or travelling from one place to another. If these games can reflect the real world, then that is even better. You may even learn something while playing them.

Money-related games

Imagine being able to play Sim games that are based on real life. Games that simulate financial things such as making investments and making decisions about trading. For me, these kinds of games are more interesting and relevant than racing games or wrestling simulations. My best friend would disagree. For him, you can’t beat an hour of Wrestlemania.

This article is my way of saying that business simulations can be just as fun, but while also being educational.

A Few Examples

I have become fond of a game which relates to trading stocks and shares (something which I do regularly, but not always well). Stocks is a game where you have to click to buy and sell your stocks as they rise and fall in value. It is quite fast and you have to be a rapid clicker to stand any chance of making money (not real money obviously – this is a game after all).

A screenshot from the Stocks game.

Housing Market Game

Real Estate Tycoon is also a lot of fun. I have been trying to get my head around this one which involves buying and selling houses as they increase and decrease in value. As each property is built, a green speech bubble appears showing the value go up or down. You have to make quick decisions about when to sell and the resulting profit or loss shows up in the top score bar.

A screenshot from Real Estate Tycoon

Entertaining but cost-free

There are so many games to choose from which are related to money and finance. If you enjoy activities which make you really think and make quick decisions, then these particular games will easily satisfy your needs. For me, they scratch an itch. The best thing about them is that they are free and you don’t lose any real money if you make the wrong decisions.

A lot of computer games do cost money these days. Even if they are free to begin with, you soon end up buying credits to progress further through modern online games. That is why I happily recommend free business Sim games, as they are easily accessible and you won’t be persuaded to pay for credits later on.

Final Thoughts

The idea of playing online games to pass time may be commonplace these days. However, having the chance to practise life skills while playing Sim games may be new to you. I learned about these types of games through blogging and previously wrote about them but this time I have focused on ones which I find most fun and relevant (especially for me, as a person obsessed with stocks and shares).

Thank you for reading my article about online games. Which do you prefer to play? If you are also looking for TV suggestions, check out Two TV Shows Worth Watching. Please drop a comment and consider following my blog for future similar content.

Board Games Bring Back Great Memories

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For me, my happiest family memories are back in the eighties playing board games on Boxing Day. On family holidays too, we would always have board games ready to pass the time during rainy afternoons or cool evenings, as we sat by open fires.

These days I don’t have many opportunities to play actual board games but I do love playing games online. These are often just as fun and very convenient as I can access them on my phone, iPad or laptop. Plus I can choose whether to use a nearby friend as an opponent or simply play against the computer.

I recently read an article which outlines why board games are considered good for your health. The piece, Top 10 Health Benefits of Board Games, suggested that these types of games are good for memory formation and seem to also apparently help reduce blood pressure as well as encouraging laughter and endorphins.

As someone who inherited high blood pressure, knowing that these kinds of activities can possibly help reduce my BP naturally, alongside the medication that I take, has made me want to play such games routinely. Whether it works or not, playing competitive thinking games does cheer me up and distract me from the stress of work.

Accessing Board Game Magic Online

Connect Four is always fun.

There is a website where you can access free online traditional games and I have been enjoying popping there to play such games as Connect Four. Ever since I was a kid, I always loved trying to find ways to get four counters in a row and block my opponent. The version of the game at https://www.calculators.org/games/board-games.php is really easy and quick to access and get into. Check it out if you like throwback games like this.

Draughts (also known as Checkers)

Another game which I used to love in the eighties was Draughts and there is a fun version of this board game also on the Calculators.org website. In America it is known as Checkers but the principle is still the same. There are so many other brilliant online games available on this particular site.

So Why Not Try An Online Board Game?

I hate paying to play games so being able to access really fun and interactive games online for free is a bonus. Of course, physical board games are also great but the website versions are ideal for travel and squeezing in between meetings or playing during lunch breaks. They are easy to use and satisfying pastimes.

Thank you so much for reading my post about gaming. I would love to hear about your favourite board games from the past or present in the comments. I can definitely recommend checking out online board games if you like the idea of reliving those nostalgic activities.

Keeping The Game Going (Free Online Games)

I used to play card games in the sixth form common room between lessons. Now I prefer online games.

Collaborative post (AD)- All thoughts and opinions regarding free online games 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.