The Top 8 Games To Play While You Procrastinate

In an often relentless and crazy world, finding the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a quick break can be a tricky thing. Whether you're a student, working hard to complete your dissertation, or an office worker trying to find a little slice of fun in your busy schedule, we all need a break! Here’s our list of 8 games to enjoy when you find that sweet 5 minutes to procrastinate!

Wordle

Wordle

Wordle, the game that has taken the world by storm! This five-letter guessing game has become a favorite amongst internet users across the globe, blowing up on social media in 2022. The aim of the game is to guess the correct five-letter word using the built-in color-coding system! Beat Wordle today and try it yourself!

Geoguessr

Geoguessr

Geoguessr is a game that has come on leaps and bounds since it was first released. Starting out as a simple location guessing game, built through the Google Maps framework, the game now has a 'battle royale' feature where you can play with people across the globe. Give one of its thousands of maps a try next time you're procrastinating!

2048

2048

2048 is a frustratingly addictive game that will keep your mind active even when you're taking a break. How do you play? Well, using the direction keys on your keyboard, your job is to get one of the squares to match the score of 2048 exactly. Confusing? Not to worry, once you've tried it out, all will become clear, and you'll be playing until you reach that glorious sum!

Z Type

Z Type

Z Type is definitely one of the most challenging games we have on this list. Imagine Space Invaders, but instead of moving freely, you have to type words to defeat your enemies! As well as being a ton of fun, you can even add custom words and defeat the space dangers on your own terms, so to speak.

A Dark Room

A Dark Room

A Dark Room is a minimalist text adventure game that has you navigate a forest and role play in a story that develops on your command. The best thing about this game is the audio, turning your short break into an immersive, compelling experience. Published in 2013, the game is open source and has been changing consistently over the years, offering new adventures and stories.

Cryptograms

Cryptograms

Cryptograms is a game that starts off as a bit of light-hearted code-solving fun but soon gets you acting like an FBI agent, solving the world's most important encrypted message. Match the randomized letter to your code, look for patterns, and try to solve the puzzle as quickly as you can; this is a lot of fun!

Curvy

Curvy

Curvy is a simple but brilliant game with one objective; connect the paths, and you win! Sounds easy? Well, the paths you have to connect are on revolving hexagonal shapes, with multiple options and pathways on each one; not so easy now! Give this great puzzle a try the next time you feel like procrastinating!

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Casey Wise

Casey Wise is a British journalist, creative copywriter, and music creator with a deep passion for language, travel, and technology. Based in Barcelona, his work extends from local start-ups and newspapers to university radio and the British NHS.

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