When it comes to gaming, there are some games that make you sound really cool if you’re a player – like Call of Duty, Texas Hold ‘Em poker, or soccer. And yet, on the other hand, there are some games that will just make people look at you strangely or flat out laugh at you when you mention them. This post is dedicated to those games that many of us are a bit embarrassed to admit that we play. Do any of these sound like you?
1. Pokemon Go
Your friends all think Pokemon Go stopped being a ‘thing’ back in 2016, after it first came out. With stories about people walking off piers, getting mugged, and swarming various locations, this game was a huge hit back in the day. But you and I both know that the fun didn’t stop there.
Game for kids?
Pokemon Go is still a thriving community, depending on where you live in the world. With the advent of COVID-19, the mobile app developed some nifty gameplay rules that allowed players to catch more Pokemon, level up, and complete challenges all from the comfort of your own home. This one is a great game to play when you’re traveling as it can lead you to interesting spots you’d never thought to visit – and all without fear of judgement because you’re in a foreign place and no one knows you.
2. Online slots
Are you feeling guilty because you know that playing online slots has no real skill involved in gameplay? Or are you feeling guilty because you’ve managed to spend a fair amount of cash on real-money casinos, or in micro transactions on play casinos?
Online slots have come a long way
Either way, the allure of slots can be impossible to resist – particularly on new, modern games, where there are high definition graphics and animations, exciting and different features, and jackpots aplenty. If you’re spending too much on online slots, then it’s time to switch up your strategy – there are plenty of freebies out there. Due to the easy access to thousands of free spins slots, it’s no wonder online casinos are so popular.
3. Strip Poker
Continuing with the gambling theme, here is one game I’ll admit to playing every now and then – usually after many beverages have been consumed! Whether you play Strip Poker, Strip Snap, or Strip Go Fish, the aim of the game is to leave your opponents wearing next to nothing, while you keep all your clothes. This is determined how well you play.
Of course, it helps to be good at the game that you are playing, or not inebriated, or you might just end up losing. Although, perhaps for some people that is the gameplay all along. This one is a game that is a university party favorite – for obvious reasons!
Nobody wants to be a basic bitch. That’s why you always play Solitaire when you know that no one can see you. Even your mum would call you out if she stumbled across you playing Solitaire – “That’s what your Great Aunt Meryl always plays!”
Despite the fact that Solitaire is the most basic of computer games (yes, Microsoft Solitaire was released in 1990 on Windows 3.0) it is also highly addictive and requires a certain degree of skill to master. Whether you play on your Windows box, on your phone, or even with a regular old deck of cards in real life, this game is a guilty but relaxing pleasure for many of us.
If you don’t know what Ultimate is, then you are obviously not a player already. For the unassuming among us, Ultimate is competitive frisbee. Simply saying that you are in an Ultimate league to another person is cause enough to blush a little – you may even just say that you play frisbee so that you don’t get the “Huh? What?” line of questioning from those not in the know.
For those of us deep in the Ultimate leagues, you’ll know that things can get really competitive and it’s not “just frisbee,” it’s a full-on team sport and great exercise. Just choose the people that you try to rope in wisely.