The Best Games to Play When Bored

The best games to play when you are bored will very much depend on your personality. If you are creative or prefer fast-paced games you will appreciate games that are different to those that require some thought and concentration. Here we look at the best games to play online and offline when you are bored.

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Online gaming can be simple text-based games through to games incorporating virtual reality with the very latest graphics and sometimes involves multiple players from around the world. Many of these games are free to play, allowing players to communicate in-game wherever they are.

Some of the most popular casino games are blackjack, roulette and slots, but there is also craps, a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players can use a craps system or guide that outlines which bets players should make, in what order and how many units to bet. Some systems involve higher risk than others but the choice of which system to follow will depend on what they want out of their craps experience.

New games for consoles

With the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5, there are more games available and many more to look forward to. Meanwhile, several new games are also available for the Nintendo Switch and PC from independent developers through to exciting big-name titles. Hitman 3 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC is due for release on 20 January 2021 and is the dramatic conclusion the World of the Assassination trilogy. On 11 February 2021, Little Nightmares 2 is set for release on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch and sees Six and Mano journey through a creepy, unsettling world try to find what is spreading evil to TV screens in another nightmarish adventure. Outriders, due for release on 21 February 2021 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and the Xbox Series is a brand-new shooter called Outriders. A cross between Mass Effect and Doom, makes this game highly anticipated.

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Board games

If you want a break from technology, try a board game that is a break from Monopoly, Cluedo or other games that have been around for years. There are many new games to try:


A bit like chess in strategy and movement, with great pieces and no board, the main aim of the game is to use the hexagonal resin tiles, each adorned with a different bug and have unique rules, to surround your opponent’s queen bee. You can learn the game fast, and it is easy to play, but the strategy keeps it complex.

Bananagrams Word Game

Even if you are not a fan of Scrabble, you can still enjoy Bananagrams. It is the fast and frantic word game where players aim to use all of their letters to build a word grid (like in Scrabble) in a race to the finish. The first player to use all of their tiles is crowned “Top Banana”. With no need for a pen, paper, or board, this is another game to be played home or on the go and is also available in other languages including Korean, Norwegian and Russian.

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