I consider myself a casual gamer and as such I easily get tired of games after a while. Which is why I rarely buy them because then I feel like it was money that would’ve been better spent. Somehow Zynga found a way to make games that have me come back over and over again. I think the crucial element in their games are the fact that they are interactive and you can play them at your leisure. The current Zynga games that I can’t get enough of are:
Words With Friends
This game is a version of Scrabble.
Hanging With Friends
This game is a version of Hangman with a twist. You’re represented by an avatar that’s suspended over a volcano with balloons. Every time you lose a round you loser a balloon. The loser loses all their balloons and plummets into the lava.
This game is a version of Boggle. For some reason I never got into this game in my youth but I can’t get enough of this now.
These games are easy to play, have fun animation and you look forward to your next turn. I can’t get enough of them anyway, What are your current favorite games?
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You would think based on the past couple of blog posts that I was a flake. I think I’m going to switch my cell phone and then I’m not going to switch my iPhone. Before that I wrote about how I got rid of my Twitter and Google+ accounts. Well just a few days ago I went and reactivated my Twitter user-name and made a brand new Google+ account (I even added the Twitter feed widget back to the sidebar). What the hell, right? I really am a metropolitan man.
All of a sudden I felt that I had a lack of stimuli. My Facebook feed wasn’t giving me enough data (for lack of a better word) to satisfy my need to feel connected with the world outside my work day. Sure I read blogs in the morning and at night but whenever I have a few minutes to kill, my games on Words/Hanging with Friends just weren’t enough. That and I saw some re-posts on Facebook that originally came from Twitter and one thing led to the next and I reactivated my account.
As for creating a new Google+ account, I consolidated all my email to one main account and decided why not make a Google+ account with that one. One of the reasons that I had stopped going was that I found it a hassle to constantly switch between accounts to access my Google+. So there you have it. I am once again on 3 social networks and who knows what my status will be in the future. I just can’t seem to make up my mind and/or stick to a decision.
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Tagged closing google+ account, facebook feed, flakey, Google, google plus, hanging with friends, indecisive, opening google+ account, reactivating twitter, words with friends