Sometimes you want a game that you can kick back, relax and not really think about for a couple of hours, but other times you want a game that you can really put some thought into. If you’re a natural-born strategist then you’ll know the satisfaction of working on a puzzle for ages and finally cracking it. The moment that you figure it out feels excellent and is one of the many things that keeps so many people returning to strategy games time after time. So if you’re ready to do some code-breaking as well as logical and lateral thinking then these online games will suit you perfectly.
Playing poker online is one of the easiest ways to learn the game as there’s no need to have a huge group of friends who not only want to play with you but also want to patiently explain how everything works. In the world of online poker, there’s always somebody to play with, and whilst they certainly won’t be explaining the rules to you, you also won’t be face to face with them, so there’s no embarrassment when you get things wrong. Plus, if you’re a true strategist then you’ll have worked out your hand rankings and the way that play works long before you’re ready to put your theory to the test.
When it comes to playing on one site versus another there’s a fair bit to take into consideration. There is huge competition for which providers make the list of the best poker sites as there are an awful lot to choose from. However, when you’re looking for the right ‘main’ site for you, then consider exactly what you’re looking for. Many people want lots of bonuses, but some want a specific user interface, the best compatibility with their chosen poker tracker, or any number of other things.
If you’re after something a little more laid back than poker then there are lots of ‘mini games that you can choose from online. Itch is home to lots of independently made games which can mean that the quality fluctuates. However, when you find a good one, there’s something extra charming about playing something so stripped back. Plant Daddy is one of the great games on Itch, the perfect blend of basic graphics, but interesting gameplay and it’s free to play as well.
You’ll be set up with a sunny apartment and tasked with filling it with plants. Your plants need water and the right amount of sunlight to grow and as they do, they’ll reward you with two kinds of currency, leaves and blossoms. You can use these to buy more plants, furniture and extra bits (like watering cans) to make your life easier. The strategy part comes not just in placing the plants, but in cracking the code to find super rare plants. Each plant has a seed number, made up of 6 digits and this code decides what rare attributes a plant has. Once you’ve worked out the code, you can produce endless rare plants using the germination station. It’s a very simple game if you just want some pretty plants to look out, but if you want to get into the ‘rareness’ code, then prepare to spend hours at work.