Wickeds, we’re wending our way to the windup of our Wednesday waxings on games. One last question: What’s your online stress reliever? Are you a solitaire player? A multi-player gamer? Do you build virtual worlds? Play some sort of sport or dance your pants off? Give us some insight into your online gaming habits.
Julie: I find online games to be very, very relaxing. I like the match type games, so I’m a fan of Candy Crush and the other King games. Recently I discovered a game called Small Town that is both a mystery and matching games. I’ve also been known to have Free Cell bouts. My nieces and nephews tried to explain one of the world building games to me, but I didn’t love it. I do my own world building in my books.
Edith/Maddie: I’m sure I’ll be the outlier here. I played one video game once. I think it was called Myst? It was before I was divorced, so before 2002. I like crosswords on paper and solitaire with cards. I spend way, way too much time gazing at a screen. I don’t want to play a game on one, too.
Jessie: I am not a gaming enthusiast either, Edith. If left to my own devices, I just am not in the least bit interested. That said, since my family has been spending an unprecedented amount of time together we have started playing Civilization V as a family. While I doubt I will ever chose to play it on my own, it has been interesting to interact with my husband and sons in a completely different way. I also appreciate that it takes a very different set of skills than I am accustomed to employing and I do love to watch my brain stretch!
Liz: I haven’t actually played an online game in a long time! But I used to love Bejeweled…I was completely addicted to it. Before that, it was Solitaire. And there was a stretch where I was hooked on Farmville – that was a fun one.
Sherry: Liz! I forgot all about Bejeweled I use to play that too. I play solitaire but it’s on my old desktop not online. My daughter plays a word game and occasionally asks me for help. I’ve thought about downloading it but haven’t as yet. And my family plays a fun game called Heads Up.
Barb: I’m not much of an online gamer, but I am sadly addicted to solitaire. For me it’s like a cigarette break was for my mother, only slightly healthier. A way to stop, pause, gather, chill. Usually I play the classic Klondike, turn three. The point is it’s familiar and not challenging. However, lately I have also been into the games included with the scenes from Jacquie Lawson. It started with an advent calendar this December and now I have moved on to the Curio Collection tableau.
Readers: Do you have a favorite online game? Let us know in the comments. Clearly we need to branch out.