Games To Keep You Occupied In Your Spare Time

If you ever find yourself bored, take a look down this list of great games to keep you occupied. Some of them will even keep you active while you play!

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Increasing numbers of us are spending increasing amounts of time aimlessly scrolling through social media when we have a moment spare and seemingly nothing better to do. But why waste your time? If you have a spare moment on your hands, you might as well spend it doing something productive or something that you genuinely enjoy. Why not spend these moments gaming instead? Here are a few different options that you should consider incorporating into your routine!

Active Games

We don’t tend to associate games with physical activity. For the most part, when you are gaming, you tend to sit behind the screen of a console or a computer and the most physical activity you carry out is moving your fingers or thumbs to press a few controls. But there are a few different games out there that can encourage you to get moving. Here are a couple to consider.

Pokemon Go

The summer of 2016 saw Nintendo embraced mobile technology and introduce a game that encourages users to actively venture into the outside world. This game was named Pokemon Go and generated huge interest. Now, it has been downloaded to over 800 million mobile devices! The gameplay is simple. All you have to do is walk around wherever you may be to find Pokemon which are then displayed on your phone screen camera, as if they are a part of your natural surroundings. Once the creature has appeared, you will throw a pokeball at it and battle in order to try to catch it. Every once in a while often, you will obtain an egg. You can then hatch this by walking for a set distance – your phone’s pedometer will track this and the egg will automatically hatch once you have reached your set limit of steps. You will soon begin to understand why this game is so wildly popular. Not only is it fun, but it incorporates a little exercise into your day-to-day routine too!

Wii Sports

Another physical game that has experienced profound popularity over the years is Wii Sports. This game will see you use the Wii controller to engage in a variety of physical activities that can cause you to break a sweat at the same time as having a whole lot of fun. You can opt for single player or multiplayer options in sports such as football, golf, bowling, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, wrestling, cricket, and mixed sports.

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Casino Games

You don’t have to head to a real life casino to engage with all of the games that a traditional casino has to offer. Thanks to the progression of technology, you can now play casino games online from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re interested in roulette, slot machines, or card games, you can familiarise yourself with their rules and the process of playing them without the intimidation of knowing that people are watching you (which is generally what happens in brick and mortar casinos). To find the right online casino for you, read through different reviews, such as this Bitstarz review, and look at whether others recommend the given casino’s service. Also remember that if you are putting money on games, you shouldn’t put anything down that you can’t afford to lose. If you do take some money, you should quit while you’re ahead! Responsible gaming should be enforced at all times.

RPGs

RPGs are “role playing games”, where you can place yourself in a character’s shoes and guide them through various adventures, tasks, and quests in their world. This is a great immersive experience that can see you develop better skills in regards to empathy, compassion, and sympathy along the way! There are various options out there, but some of the most popular options are Japanese RPGs such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. When you engage with these, you can enter a community of others interested in JRPGs and make some long-lasting real life friends through your gaming too!

These are just a few different types of games that you might want to start engaging with when you have some spare time on your hands. They should help to keep you occupied as well as encouraging you to develop other skills at the same time!

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