My latest game fancy is a game called Dragon Cliff – and it’s an idle game on steam. That means it’s mostly hands off, something that you can leave running while you do other things. This one is a ton of fun and you can be as hands on or off as you want.
You have a town, you have some adventurers, you can craft, send them out to fight things, auto fight, return home with all the loot. There are areas that are locked until you level up, you want to try to have your minions get a bit stronger (of course) and it’s just incredibly addictive. It’s silly, since you don’t actually DO a lot, but it gives you a sense of accomplishment when your gaming time may be restricted or interrupted by say, two young children.
I think there’s a definite place for games like these. They might be silly, but they let you remember that you’re a gamer when you may not have the energy to actually dive in. This is important. It might not take a lot of skill per say to play these games, but it’s something I can leave up and running, step away from instantly, and still feel as though I’ve done something gaming related.
It’s also a great price point, $5 CAD – if you enjoy idle games at all I highly suggest checking this one out and if you’ve never played one before this is a great opportunity at not much cost.