While video games are typically seen as time-wasters, during social distancing they actually offer a welcome source of fun and, if you play online, a way to connect with others.
These days you don’t need a consul to play video games with friends, you can do so right from your phone. Here are a few of the best video game apps you will enjoy playing:
Idle games are a blast because they don't require a ton of critical thinking or hard work. AdVenture Capitalist is as easy as it is fun, and you can play it passively. Start with a single lemonade stand and work your way up to owning decillions of shrimp boats, all just by tapping stuff on your phone screen.
Florence isn't your typical game. It's from the designer of Monument Valley, another one of our favorites, and is all about falling in—and out of—love. The narrative-driven game will only take you a couple of hours, but we're betting it'll be on your mind for much longer than that.
It's an oldie, but it's a goodie. If you haven't played 80 Days, now's the perfect time to do so. This strategy game gives you the quest to race around the world in 80 days or less. You'll need to balance your health and your finances, keep an eye on the time, and ensure that you don't fall too far behind. The story is vast, and things will be a little different every time you play.