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There comes a point mid afternoon before the kids get home that I find myself drifting over to the computer. It’s not to go on Ocado and get the weekly shop done. I have become addicted to flash games. It started out quite simply. I got a pang of nostalgia for a quick game of Doom, a game I had played a lot in my youth. It’s available to play for free online, and I worked my way through it fairly quickly. It was amazing how the layouts, maps and weapons came back to me. When I heard the door go and the kids come in I quickly shut it down. After all, I give them grief for spending all their time playing computer games, and there I was, sitting there and losing track of time while I played a game with graphics that would make their eyes pop out and them gasp and not in a good way.
Then I started on some others. Candy Crush Saga on Facebook quickly started taking up my time. I really got into that, but got stuck on level 45 and gave up. I decided to take up bingo online as well as my nights out, and now I play bingo online all the time. It goes on. Mafia Wars on Facebook got me friends from around the globe. I played Tetris until the small hours and would catch myself humming the theme tune at inopportune moments. I think my husband thought I was going mad.
There are hundreds of fun games available to play all across the internet, either in your browser or on the web. Be careful that you don’t start getting addicted to a game which companies then start making you pay to play once you get a certain way in. Thankfully, I am from Yorkshire, so am a bit tight with my cash.
My tip is to find something fun, like the Space Game, which is a great little strategy game and you’ll while the hours away. Just don’t turn it on until you’ve done your chores. Or before a doctor’s appointment. Or your haircut. Because you will at some point look up and realise that you have been sitting there for three hours playing a game, you really need a wee and you missed whatever it is that you were supposed to be doing.