Showing posts with label Online Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Games. Show all posts

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Playing Solitaire is The Best Mind Therapy

 


I personally find that Solitaire is the most interesting card game. For me, solitaire keeps my mind busy when I need to forget something or become mind restless. This is a sort of mental activity to keep me stay sane. I can't be reading books, working or even watch TV or even listen to the radio all the time, right? Playing 


Most importantly, I don't need to pay for it. I always play solitaire online free games. No registration is needed too. I just need to open the website either on mobile or desktop and start to play for free.


I usually play Classic Solitaire at the free online game website solitaire.org. 


How to play Classic Solitaire?


In general, this is a sort of stack cards game. Just remember the sequences on suits and rank, for example, the cards will be stacked as K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4,3 2, A with no mixed suits.


Basically, in summary, the rules of Classic Solitaire are :


🃏 Usually, cards are arranged from left to right, with the bottom-most of the card each pile placed face-up;

🃏 All you need to do is to move the cards from the Table to the Foundations beginning with the Ace of each suit.

🃏 Then you need to draw a pile for the source of the new card and draw one card at one time;

🃏 You can move the card with lower consecutive and place it below the higher rank. Note that that can happen only if the card is in a different colour;

🃏 Two ways to end the Classic Solitaire. Game over only when all cards are cleared or no possible move left.


What is the scoring for Solitaire?

If you are competing with others, TIME is the essence. You will win the game if you are the fastest to complete the game.

A Single-player like me depends on the point system.

How could such easy stacking games be mind therapy or mental exercise?

Well, I myself as a beginner always find myself blocked. This is where you are required to use your brain and find your way out to get the card in order.


Other than Classic Solitaire, there are few types of solitaire games here. I never know that until I found this website. To be honest, all my life I always thought of only one type of solitaire game in the world. 




Klondike Solitaire

How to play  Klondike Solitaire?

You have to move a shuffled deck of cards into four Foundation stacks in ascending order from Ace to King to win the game. Just remember in Klondike Solitaire, Ace is low and King is high. You just lose the game when you're blocked from making the move. I got blocked from the very beginning when I  started this game. kekekeke





Klondike Solitare has no undone button so you need to be extra careful when playing this game. You can get +15 points when you lay a card on the foundation for the first time. If you add a new card to the tableau or turn one over, it will be +5 points. However, you will get -8 points for every 30 seconds. Ahhhhh.... this is why you need to be a quick thinker to win the game.




Spider Solitaire


I still find Spider Solitaire is unreachable for me. It is so difficult for me.


How to play Spider Solitaire?


You are required to assemble thirteen cards of a suit from King to Ace in descending sequence. It will be discarded once you completed all the full suit of thirteen cards. In this game, your brilliant strategy and luck are very important. Don't get yourself block or you will end up losing the game.






You have options on which game mode suit your skill :

Easy - 1 suit
Medium - 2 suits
Hard - 4 suits

Well, if you ask me, I can only complete Easy mode. I still struggle to complete medium mode. Many things to learn.

When playing Spider Solitaire with others, then time is the key. The fastest to complete is the winner. If you are a single player, then scoring is important. You start with 500 points then every move is -1. You will get 100 points for each Royal Flush though.







Free Cell Solitaire



I tried this after founding this free online games website and totally love this. To be honest, it simply easy to complete this game and a good pass time game too.




The game is really simple with just one deck. There are eight rows of cards are dealt to form the Tableau columns and in total 52 cards are used. You can use the four cells to hold a card each. Then you may move any exposed card from the end of a Tableau column to another Tableau column if it creates a descending sequence as long as the colour is different. 

Note that fewer moves is the best for this game to get a better score. So think before you make the next movement.





Pyramid Solitaire



First time try out this game. I find that this one is the fun version of Classic Solitaire.







How to play Pyramid Solitaire?


This game is played with one 52 deck card deck. Deal cards to form a pyramid, starting with a row of one card followed by a row of two cards and so on down to a final row of seven cards. So in total, the pyramid will consist of twenty-eight cards shown face up. Pair cards to a total of thirteen and then moved from play. You can move the Kings without pairing since the Kings are worth thirteen points. You are required to remove all cards from the pyramid in order to complete the game.






Tripeaks Solitaire



This is another fun version of Classic Solitaire. Instead of one pyramid, this one has three peaks. 








How to play Tripeaks Solitaire?


In short, is to clear all the cards from the three peaks. The game is played with one standard deck. Pair cards one at a time to remove them from play and place on top of the discard pile. Note that only open cards can be paired. Just flipped the top card of the deck onto the waste pile when you can't make another move. 
You lost the game if there is no more cards to flip and pair. I am not really a big fan of Tripeaks. I rather play Pyramid over this.








Golf Solitaire


Honestly, I chose this over Pyramid and Tripeaks. Gold Solitaire is suitable for a beginner like me. It took me few minutes to adapt to this game. You may find it really hard to clear all the cards but just aim to clear as many as you can. Be realistic when playing this game. This game is just like its name because same as real golf, a perfect score is hardly achieved.

How to play Golf Solitaire?


You can only move a card from the Table to the Talon pile if no other cards on top of it and it is in sequence. Please note you can only move the top card in each column. Play the cards rank A, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K. If no more moves are possible just turn cards up one at a time from the stock to the Talon.
For a difficult version, the Ace and King cannot be played on top of each other. The main objective is to clear the thirty-five cards into the Talon pile You win the game when you clear all thirty-five. Otherwise, you lose the game.





Mahjong Solitaire


I have played the Mahjong game before but never tried Mahjong Solitaire. I would say that this is not much different from playing Classic Solitaire. It just this one uses a set of Mahjong tiles rather than cards.


How to play Mahjong Solitaire?


The game is played with 144 tiles which are all laid out before starting the game. Just aim to match the patterns into pairs and remove them from play. You are unable to remove a tile beneath another tile and you can't move a tile if it is locked. You are the winner if all the tiles are removed from the play.


I love playing Solitaire at Solitaire.org because its automatically deal the cards and if I don't know how to play a certain game, there are guides and tips for me to refer to. The only minus plus for me is whenever I want to start a game it takes a long time to load the game and make me wait. After the game starts, I can play really smooth. Other than that, I really enjoy my time at this game website. Oh! you can opt to play either on desktop or on your mobile. No need to download any applications or registration. Basically, you just visit the solitaire.org website and start to play.



Sunday, July 25, 2021

Play Online Games To Keep My Sanity On Check

 



The world changes drastically ever since 2 years ago. Most of us has lost our freedom. We can't go travel to rewards our hard work. We have to work from home and kids have to do online studies.  The most unfortunate case, some of us have been away from family and loved ones for years by now. Many people livelihood has been affected with some forcefully lost their job and some even quit the job because it's not easy to work from home. The number of suicidal cases has been increasing in every part of the world. Even as an extremely introverted person, I am personally affected by this global pandemic situation. How on earth, we could stay sane during this community-wide lockdown? 


I started to play online games!


To be honest, I never play online games until early last year. I used to think the online game is a waste of time and only those who are lazy to work play the online game. No hard feeling, my dear online gamer! It all started when the first lockdown started in March 2019. I was jobless and at the same time lost my freedom. I feel like an almost a mental breakdown. I started to be forgetful. I thought I am losing my mind and develop amnesia in my 40s. So I read, and the readings suggested playing some games for mind therapy. I did it for 2 weeks and see the difference. 


Play Games for Mind Therapy


Playing games gives me mind comfort and distraction. I love any games with cooking or farming-related. Any game doesn't require me to think so hard but just plays with the flow.  I know! I know! the game sounds very childish. To my nightmare, cooking games are not just about cooking. It requires lots of time management and anger management skills too. Even though it annoyed me at the early stage, slowly it became fun and addictive too. I noticed my brain was kind of active and able to stay focus. It's a kind of mental exercise. I forgot about the lockdown happening and looking forward to continuing with my life as usual. 


Play Games for Mental Distraction


The online game keeps me away from depression and reduce my anxiety problem. Like I said, I prefer easy games and totally avoid any puzzle, war or fighting games. Then I started to play this one game that requires me to compete with other players from other parts of the world through some event. At first, I totally ignore it completely. Then, one day out of the blue, I compete in one event and end up in first place and won some tokens.  My competitive personality makes me completely hook with the games and end up won the numbers of the tournament too. I feel good about winning and happy with the accomplishment. The online games make me forget about the disaster happening around the world and make me look forward to the next day every day.


Play Games To Develop and Improve Thinking Skills


Then I started to play some battle games. From that game, I end up thinking about the strategy and becoming more like a thinker. It's really fun. I thought battle games are so violent but through this game, I end up becoming more persevering and optimistic. Every day playing games gives me new discoveries and learn a lot from them. I tend to develop skills outside of the box and be more creative in problem-solving to win the battle. 


There are a few things, I hate about online games is the pop-up advertisement and it has to be played on my phone or tablet. It would be great if my fat finger was able to press my keyboard and play it on my desktop browser for my old age sake.


Thank Goodness! A few months ago, I found one awesome free browser-based online game, Most important, all games are unblocked free HTML games which can play directly in the web browser with no app download. What makes me fall in love with plays.org is they don't have ads and no retargeting crap online games.


The website is easy to navigate and they constantly adding new games too. Each game comes with a detailed explanation of the games and how to play them. There are many categories of games for you to choose from:


💫 Arcade classic

💫 Awe Shoot!

💫 Cartoon games

💫 Education

💫 Solitaire

💫 Sports games

💫 Retro Pixels

💫 Pinballs

💫 Base defence

💫 Simulation games


 Here are my personal 3 favourite online games from plays.org.


 1. "Cafe Penguin: Restaurant Serving Simulation Cafe"





This game is suitable for both children and adults. It's based on the popular pizza restaurant game genre but with an arctic twist! You have to serve the demanding customers as fast as possible. There are 25 icy levels and it gets more challenging in each level. This kind of simulation game able you to test out your multitasking and work under pressure kind of environment. 



2. King Rugni Tower Conquest





This is a fun base defence strategy game. You need to place towers in the spots where a tower can be built and start to defeat the enemies. This game really challenging your strategic thinking and emotional intelligence skills.



3. Adventure Time Break The Worm Beat -Em- Up Game




I called this a stress relief game. This game requires you to beat up enemies and use special powers to navigate your way through 3 fun and exciting levels to break the worm. The 36 levels are the Ice Kingdom, Dand's Dungeon and the Candy Kingdom. You have to beat the level to unlock a second harder version of the game called the Nightmare Mode. Totally good to channel the anger here.


I would say the games at play.org are kind of fun and addictive too. It's a totally healing moment while playing their various games. To be honest, I am a big fan of any simulation genre games. 


The most latest craze game for me now is Powerpuff Girls Unordinary Week Beat-em-up Fighting Game. The background music is so upbeat and makes my adrenaline high. This is a fighting based game that challenges your patience and finds the right time to attack the enemy. You can choose your favourite Powerpuff girls. I always go for Blossom. 


I am so glad to find plays.org and able to entertain myself to cope with the stay at home situation. If you are facing the same situation as me, check out plays.org.Play some exciting online games to channel out your stress and level up to the calm and healing mental state level.