Written by Z

Cookie Clicker. The game looks easy enough; click the cookie to get more cookies. And then upgrade a couple clickers. Maybe add a factory or too. Oh look, I only need 500,000 more cookies to buy an Alchemy Lab! Whoops, and there goes my night.

A Dark Room. What do you do when you’re alone, in a dark room, with just a dwindling fire? A Dark Room is a basic version of a choose-your-own-adventure game, but with a much creepier tone. The game takes a while to get going, but once you start off, you won’t be able to stop exploring further and further.

2048. The puzzle has taken the world by storm. The idea of the game is simple; keep hitting similar tiles together until you create a 2048 tile. This game will take hours of your time, and just when you think you’re done, when you’ve finally achieved the legendary tile… it prompts you to keep going.

Bonus: Spin-offs!

GeoGuessr. GeoGuessr takes normal Google Street View to the next level. You’re dropped onto a random street, somewhere around the world. Your job is to figure out where you are, and to drop a pin on the map. The closer you drop the pin to your location, the more points you get!

Small Man Chases Cursor. The name says it all, really. A small oriental man chases your cursor. Yet be warned: if your mouse leaves the screen, you lose. This game’s a classic example of “easier said than done”.

Ancient Lives. Help archaeologists translate ancient texts, all from the comfort of your own home! It’s quite simple to do, and can get extremely relaxing. Just take a short tutorial, and become a master decipher in minutes.

SUPERHOT. An FPS game that only moves when you do. When you’re in control of time, killing people may sound easy. Yet when your bullets only move when you do, things can get a lot harder than you’d expect them to.

Impossible Bounce. The developer was quoted saying “I wanted to make a game that is as simple (rule-wise) as possible, but as hard to play as possible”. He did a pretty damn good job. Have fun trying to beat this one.

Feed the Children. I can’t really describe the game without giving it away, but be warned: this game has nothing to do with feeding children. Just turn your speakers down, because the background music might get a little… annoying.

FreeRice. Last, but not least, here’s a game that’s actually pretty beneficial. For each question you get right, the organisation donate ten grains of rice to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help end world hunger. So, what are you waiting for? Start playing!