Are card and mind games worth playing in 2021?

Let’s face it, the world is full of games and entertainment. It is considered to be one of most lucrative forms of entertainment in the modern age, alongside movies and music. Some games have huge budgets and storylines are as complex as many Hollywood movies! However, it is sometimes difficult to dip into a game for 10 minutes and you don’t always have access to the latest and greatest hardware.

Sometimes you just want to dip in and out of a game on your lunch break and stimulate your problem solving and analytical skills. Games have also been known to reduce stress. Card games and mind games have been a good source of entertainment for hundreds of years. Here’s a run down of some of my favourite online card and mind game – some of which are versions of game I have been playing since I was a child!

Solitaire

The first computer I owned was a Commodore 64 and as I grew older through secondary school (High School for you Americans) we became more and more familiar with using computers for word processing and we quickly got to grips with Windows 95 and Windows 98. One of my fondest memories of using early Windows was Solitaire. I could spend hours sorting through the cards and strategically going back and forth until I completely vanished the whole deck.

 

 

Spider Solitare

Spider Solitare is another variation that has captured my attention. The difference between this game and the first is simply instead of 7 piles of cards to sort through there are 8 (eight, Spider legs – get it?). It offers a bit more of a challenge but not a word away from what I was used to.

Hidden objects games

These are still very relevant and an excellent way to keep the mind active and the senses alive! You are essentially hunting down the list of objects. The quick you do it the more points you score. You are penalised for every wrong click with a time penalty. Well worth checking it out.

There are a number of variations of the same game that get progressively harder. A ‘Where’s Wally’ version being a notably difficult one with all the similar looking objects.

 

Do you have any suggestions for classic card games? Please post in the comments section below.

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