Coffee Break Woes: Games To Keep You Company
When you want some non-human companionship
As a people, we tend to get fidgety. Very rarely do we want to just sit in silence and look out, especially when we only have a few minutes to do so. We’d rather have something to read, something to look at or something to play during those coffee breaks. But when you only have a while to spare, is there really enough time to enjoy something?
Quick answer: Yes.
Fun Run Arena
As you can gather from the name, Fun Run Arena is a racing game. It features cute animals that run through various locations with the races lasting about just a minute each. You can dress up your avatar to suit your aesthetic, but be prepared for him/her to get hurt because the game does get a little violent.
After its years in the industry, you pretty much know what you’re getting into with Mario games—but that doesn’t mean they become any less fun. In this mobile version, you’ll be running through different courses with several iconic features, such as golden coins, pipes and Koopa Troopa.
Dumb Ways To Die
For a little more variety, you can play Dumb Ways To Die instead. The app is made up of several mini games that are usually about timing or balancing. It’s cheerfully animated and the various characters are adorable. Word of warning though, the theme song is catchy and you might catch yourself singing it even after you’ve played.
They say that you can’t go wrong with a classic and when it comes to games, Monopoly is the OG. The mobile version is pretty much how you remember the board game, except there is no cheating and no haggling. And while one game can last a while, you’re free to pause and save the game as you wish.
If you prefer more of an intellectual challenge, then Don’t Starve is your best bet. The premise is simple: Survive. You’re left in the wilderness with nature as your competitor and you need to fend for yourself. This means going up against the weather, the wolves and the all-important human need to eat. So build yourself a fire, some shelter and find food.