The current situation in the Philippines is something that creates both stress and boredom. You are afraid to go out because of the danger of contracting COVID-19 not only because it is contagious but also because it is expensive. Luckily, we found a website that offers free games which can help you remove stress and boredom.
COVID-19’s Effect on Extroverts
During the last year or so, it has been difficult at times to relieve my anxiety. I use to go out, attend events, interview people and be out of home most of the time.
Beginning March 2020, things have changed. You can count on your fingers the number of days that I went out. In fact, to be honest, this year alone, I been out less than 5 times only.
While searching for games online, I encountered a free games website, Plays.org and I am intrigued right there and then to check out the games.
To be honest, these are not the usual games that I play on PS4, mobile or PC. The graphics are very simple and the controls are not complex. What separates it from the usual games I play is the fact that it is not only fun but at the same time relieves my stress, boredom and stimulates my brain cells.
Playing Games and Stress
According to a study involving 1641 game players, results showed that games are being used as a coping tool after exposure to stressful situations and strain. It also added that this “recovery experience” is a significant part of the gaming experience.
At a time when there is uncertainty all around and delineation of your work and home, stress tends to get stronger. Video games are very helpful in removing stress, especially those that are simple and involve your cognitive and thinking abilities.
Healthy Gamer has a very good article on how do video games reduce stress. One interesting note is that “gaming can create a flow state, which is similar to meditation.”
My Favorite Games to Relieve Stress and Boredom
So, what are the top games for me on this website.
- 2048 Cuteness Edition Puzzle. I have played 2048 way back several years ago that is why upon seeing it, I immediately tried it. It is a game that stimulates your mathematical ability and ability to solve puzzles. Unfortunately, I am having trouble getting a high score. Perhaps I need to train more.
- Playful Kitty. This yarn ball rolling logic puzzle game is something that at some point pisses me off, in a good way. You really have to think about what to break and how the yarn will roll. The expression of the cat here is really priceless.
- Pipe Mania. All you have to do here is connect the pipes and let the water flow until the end. Perhaps the most difficult part is when there is more than 1 pipeline to solve, and I get really thinking about how to solve it given that there is also a time constraint.
- Space Adventure Pinball. I remember playing pinball way back Windows 95 days so this is a nostalgia game. If there is one thing I am really sad is the fact that I am not really good at Pinball but I keep on playing nonetheless.
There are tons of games to chose from but so far those are my top choices. Explore the site and challenge yourself to reach the highest score.
Do you have a favorite game to relieve stress and boredom? Let us know in the comments section below.