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most relaxing games
« on: May 13, 2018, 12:29:49 AM »
I'm looking for some games to play to relax distract myself

I'm thinking puzzles word games, if it's aesthetically pleasing that's even better.. I loved monument valley but played that a lot

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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 01:25:36 AM »
I still have words with friends installed if you have that. PM me for my username on there.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 07:02:33 PM »
Yonder is like an open world RPG with farming etc -- think Breath of the Wild's open world, with the graphics we all wish Maple Story had, but no combat.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 10:04:57 AM »
I spy with my little eye.  :)  8)
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 12:24:13 AM »
There is monument valley 2.  But maybe you knew that.

I'm more impulsive about loading apps onto my kindle than I am about playing games, but I did download monument valley after reading your post and looking into it. I have only a handful of games, all rarely played, but this one sounds beautiful.

One result from google (as if you couldn't do that...):

https://creativemarket.com/blog/video-games-as-art-10-visually-stunning-video-games
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 09:51:01 AM »
Ches, still waiting on your PM w/ WWF username. :D
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 07:50:11 AM »
Ches, still waiting on your PM w/ WWF username. :D

WWF 2?
 

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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 11:16:37 AM »
Ches, still waiting on your PM w/ WWF username. :D

WWF 2?

I suppose it is. At least it's not WWE.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
Solitaire. I'm hooked on Solitaire. Trick is not to just clear the stack but to do so in the fewest of possible moves, that way you have a relaxing game (there are no machine guns or jump scares in solitaire, at least not the version I play on my phone) but then at the same time enough brain engagement, plotting out which cards to move and which cards not to, so you don't feel like you are just shutting off your brain, drooling as you move cards from point a to point b.

I'd go with Solitaire, with that goal in mind. Try to beat my record, 93 moves!

Uh, other relaxing puzzle games, this one is pretty good http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-bloxorz
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 02:40:53 PM »
Solitaire. I'm hooked on Solitaire. Trick is not to just clear the stack but to do so in the fewest of possible moves, that way you have a relaxing game (there are no machine guns or jump scares in solitaire, at least not the version I play on my phone) but then at the same time enough brain engagement, plotting out which cards to move and which cards not to, so you don't feel like you are just shutting off your brain, drooling as you move cards from point a to point b.

I'd go with Solitaire, with that goal in mind. Try to beat my record, 93 moves!

Uh, other relaxing puzzle games, this one is pretty good http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-bloxorz

My favorite is spider solitaire.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2018, 08:05:38 AM »
If you enjoy computer programming then codefights.com is a fun site. You used to be able to challenge other players one-on-one, but I think they removed that feature :( But it still has plenty of single-player challenges, and tournaments too.

I also liked the Professor Layton series for the Nintendo DS/3DS. If you're not familiar with that, it's basically a ton of puzzle mini-games, and then the main game has got aesthetics and an interesting story (sort of a mystery/drama). I don't know how many Professor Layton games have been released at this point... I played the first 4 or 5 of them but haven't played any of the newer ones.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 02:42:58 PM »
It's difficult to find games that aren't monetized now, almost requiring you to spend money to advance a level after you've been playing it for a while, but there is a Mah Jong game which is not monetized. I have that on my iPad. I'll find the developer/company name tonight.
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Re: most relaxing games
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
This may not be helpful to you because the game is very old and obsolete. But the most relaxing game I used to play was Harvest Moon for the SNES. You can play it on computers now if you have an emulator. The point of the game is running a farm, planting vegetables and taking care of cows and chickens. It was very relaxing to watch the vegetables grow and feed the chickens. Then you go to town and try to get one of the local village girls to marry you. When I played the game I married the girl with pink hair. It was very relaxing. I also thought Animal Crossing was very relaxing as well. But my knowledge of games is very out of date because I haven't played many games in many years.
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