We’re all guilty of a little time-wasting on the computer when we should be working, or doing something more productive. I’m not a big gamer, preferring simple games such as Scrabble. So, if you want to enjoy little time-wasting yourself, here are my suggestions for quick (mostly) and easy games, all of which can be played by yourself, or against the computer.
Are you a Scrabble enthusiastic, but don’t have anyone to play a game with? Then register at www.isc.ro and find people all over the world to play against. Your rank changes according to the results of each game, and you can choose to play a fast or slow game.
Remember Othello? (the game, not the wife-murdering Shakespearean character). Also known as Reversi, go to arcadepod.com and play away. No tiresome flipping over of counters, as in the real game, and it keeps count for you.
I’m hooked on a little game called Bubble Poppers Deluxe. The idea is to make groups of three colored balls which then disappear, and stop the bubbles reaching the bottom of the screen. I’m always saying ‘just one more game …’