It’s a simple game, one that will easily provide you with a moment of peace if you hand it off to a younger sibling or cousin to try, and it’s easy to understand and play. The perfect game to have on standby this holiday season!
Publisher: The Pokemon Company
For me, it’s the perfect way to unwind, and if you haven’t been playing Pokémon GO lately, you have missed out on dozens of updates which add many Pokémon and items to the game, in addition to new PokéStops and Gyms.
This is a good time to start playing Pokémon GO, and you’ll be able to get out even more once the weather warms up.
Football Manager 2020 Mobile
Developer: Sports Interactive
Genre: Simulation, Sports
After all, every footy fan thinks they would do a better job of being a football manager than the people that actually are, so why not put them to the test and see exactly how many matches they win, eh?
But in addition to that, it’s somehow cathartic to just sit down with a manager game and stare at spreadsheets for a few hours. Don’t judge me.
You can chat away with grandma and your aunt about how work is going, all while keeping a game of DOTA: Underlords going in your hands to keep the time passing quickly. It’s a great mix, all the distractions you want, without appearing rude.
Auto chess games are a decent choice, but keep in mind you might be playing for hours…
Genre: Multiplayer, Strategy
There is nothing like introducing your great grandmother to a game where she can stab one of her children, causing all sorts of drama – though you may need to decode some words like ‘sus’ and ‘venting’ to those in an older crowd. Among Us has been one of the best games of this year, so it’s one well worth playing – and you probably already have it on your phone.