15 coffee breaks

Whether you have just a few minutes or a few hours, here are the games to get you up and running in no time.

Obviously, the classic arcade games prevail when it comes to taking five or ten minutes of relaxation. Thus, Candy Crush Saga, Subway Surfers, Angry Birds and other Fruit Ninjas are ideal for public transportation. In each case, tables offer quick tasks such as destroying candy, avoiding obstacles, or slicing fruit, all of which require little skill other than observation and reflexes. All of the games mentioned can be paused to change subway lines or buses, making them valuable travel companions… even for young people in the back of cars.

In a more relaxed category, but just as classic, we find card games, craps and other solitaire games. The famous “Solitaire” of the Microsoft Windows operating system has millions of fans, as does “Mahjong”, for which there are also different versions for phones. Those who are nostalgic for old Windows operating systems will find Minesweeper that made them rave years ago. Another example, “Ludo King”, derived from the Pachisi board game in which you have to place all your pawns in a box at the end of a turn, or even in “Board Games for Kids”, we find traditional backgammon, chess, Connect 4 and even sea battle our childhood.

Other favorites are games whose goals are achieved through mini-games. The most famous is probably Homescapes, in which we play Austin the butler, surrounded by his parrot and then his cat, who wants to stop his parents from selling the family home. Therefore, you must reprint it by purchasing upgrades, items and tools obtained through puzzles and other simple and fun games. The principle is the same for all other games in the Scapes, Gardenscapes, Wildscapes and Farmscapes series, each offering a different environment and objectives.

As for PC or console games adapted for phones in a rudimentary version, so quickly, let’s mention “The Sims 4” in which we find everything we love about this life simulation game, as well as “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” .

Under the guise of education…

What would our breaks be like if we didn’t use them to train our brains? Sudoku, those math games that drive you crazy, are the focus of a site entirely dedicated to them, where the most enthusiastic followers can choose their difficulty level… including “devilish”, guaranteed time passed.

And finally, if you speak English, try your luck in the Wordle online game, which is already available on the New York Times website. Every day you have to guess a commonly used five-letter word with given clues indicating the position of the letters found on the Mastermind principle of yesteryear.

Candy Crush Saga: https://www.king.com/game/candycrush for Windows, Android, iOS and Facebook.

“Subway Surfers”: https://subwaysurfers.com/ for Android and iOS.

“Angry Birds”: https://www.angrybirds.com/ for Android and iOS.

Fruit Ninja: https://www.halfbrick.com/games/fruit-ninja for Android and iOS.

Microsoft Solitaire: https://microsoftcasualgames.com/ for various platforms.

Mahjong: https://microsoftcasualgames.com/ for different platforms

Minesweeper: https://minesweeperonline.com/ for browsers and iOS

Ludo King: https://ludoking.com/ for Windows, Android and iOS.

“Board games for kids”: https://www.calculators.org/games/board-games.php for browsers.

“Homescapes”: https://www.playrix.com/en/games/homescapes for Android, iOS, browsers and Facebook.

Landscapes series: https://www.playrix.com/en/games/scapes for Android, iOS, browsers and Facebook.

The Sims 4: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-mobile for Android and iOS.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft: https://playhearthstone.com/ for browsers, Android and iOS.

Sudoku: https://sudoku.com/ for browsers, Android and iOS.

“Wordle”: https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html for browsers.