Why I am still hooked at Playing Solitaire and other online games
Card games have always been a part of my life, so I learned many ways on how to entertain myself with a deck of cards at a young age. I remember those times in my childhood when my cousins always carry a set of card for us to use whenever we were bored. Since the pandemic happened, I rarely go out plus I live on my own now. Hence, I don’t have anyone to strategize playing cards with.
This is like the classic Solitaire game wherein the goal of the game is to stack cards into sequences. These sequences are based on suits and rank. This game truly tested my patience as I came up with moves to win against the system.
Do you know that not all Solitaire games are winnable? Whew! I’ve been thinking all along that I haven’t been doing my best. If you’re a big fan of the game, you probably can relate. For years now, I resort to this simple game of cards when I’m bored or when I just have to use my neurons to give my brain a workout. It may not need a lot of skills but it can definitely get into your nerves when you can’t win.
I’ve given up on complicated games that are just too stressful and time consuming. It’s the simplicity of the game that caught my attention. I can play it on my own pace. The only enemy is yourself. I’d rather get my hands on a deck of cards and be engaged in it than read a book to make me relax before hitting the sack. There’s something about it that calms my nerves like listening to the sound of the ocean breeze.
Hidden Object China Temple
Of course I wouldn’t’ miss the chance to play a Halloween themed game. This game’s objective is to combine 2 of the same Mahjong stones to remove them from the playing field. It might look like an easy matching game but the timer can make you really sweat. As the level goes up, the number of tiles also increases and they only highlight 3 matching pairs on the start of the game. That’s why I had to be vigilant in matching the correct pair as the timer decreases when I match the wrong tiles. This game heightened my alertness and improved my short-term memory as I needed to recall the correct details to match the tiles.
What I love about this game is that each day this game offers another level to play through for each board size. Once you complete a level you can select another date from the right side calendar date selector.
The lower right corner of the game contains buttons that can help you undo your move, restart the level, pause the game, turn music on or off, turn sound on or off, and switch between normal and full screen game modes.
Another thing that I love about this game is that you can take all the time you need to figure out where to place the tracks. This game helped in easing my stress away and improved my problem solving skill as I have to think of a way to balance both the horizontal and vertical lines to get to the right pattern.
- destroy entire lines: these are earned when you make 4 in a row.
- pieces with horizontal hashmarks destroy anything on their horizontal line when they are moved to complete another set of three (even if a different colored piece makes the set of 3)
- pieces with vertical hashmarks operate similarly with destroying all pieces on the vertical line they are on
- destroy column & row: these are earned when you complete 3 in a row across and vertically at the same time. when these pieces are moved they destroy whatever is aligned with them vertically or horizontally.
- rainbow: This piece is earned when you make 5 in a row. You can move this piece into any other adjacent piece and it will remove all pieces of that color from the board.