If you thought mobile games were just for kids, think again. Nowadays, there are plenty of engaging, adult-friendly games to add fun to your daily routine and while away some downtime in your assisted living apartment.
Idle games are ideal for seniors with vibrant lifestyles because they continue running when you're away from your phone, allowing you to put as much or as little time into them as you like. Therefore, you don't have to spend hours glued to a screen to get the most out of your game; it's designed to fit conveniently around your lifestyle. It's easy to get started with idle games, making them a great option for people with no gaming experience.
Not sure where to get started with idle games? Below we reveal our top picks for seniors in Bethesda Gardens, Phoenix.
AdVenture Capitalist by game developer Hyper Hippo allows you to experience building a multi-billion (or even multi-trillion) business empire from the comfort of your assisted living apartment. The premise of the game is simple — invest in a business, let the profits roll in and then spend the profits on more ventures to make even more money.
This game is ideal for novice players, as all you need to do is collect the money and decide which industries to invest in next. As your riches build, you can even hire virtual managers to do the hard work for you. While AdVenture Capitalist doesn't require as much player engagement as other games, it could be an excellent option if you want some light entertainment to beat boredom between other activities. Why not compete with friends in your assisted living community to see who can make $1 trillion the fastest?
Like AdVenture Capitalist, the aim of DivineGames' Realm Grinder is to make as much money as possible. However, this game allows you to create your own miniature realm on your phone screen. Once you've decided whether to create a good or evil realm, you need to add buildings to your mini city to generate cash. You can even cast spells to make your buildings more lucrative.
Similar to most idle games, Realm Grinder allows you to purchase tokens to speed up gameplay via microtransactions. However, you don't need to spend real money to enjoy the game because it continues accumulating money when you take a break. Therefore, you can enjoy other activities in your assisted living community and continue your building quest later.
If you've ever dreamed of building your own roller coaster empire, Idle Theme Park Tycoon allows you to do just that. This game includes a handy tutorial to teach you how to take your park from an empty screen to a successful attraction. You can build rides, advertise your park and unlock new islands with extra features.
While Idle Theme Park Tycoon continues to progress when you step away, it allows you to make more decisions than many similar games. Therefore, it could be a winner if you prefer something more complex.
You can speed up your progress by watching short ads to receive rewards. However, you can choose not to watch if you prefer uninterrupted gameplay.
There are only so many cats you can fit into your assisted living apartment — unless you download Cat Condo by Zepni. Cat Condo is a merging game, which means you combine two identical icons (cats in this case) to create a new icon. The game starts with white cats, and combining two cats reveals a new cat. Combining two new cats creates another new cat, and so on. Players can create up to 40 unique types of cats to populate their cat condo.
Cat Condo is straightforward enough for tech novices, and discovering new cat breeds is endlessly entertaining. Your existing cats generate new coins, even while you're not playing, and you can use these coins to purchase extra cats and speed up gameplay. If you don't mind watching advertisements, choosing to watch them allows you to earn free gifts and upgrades.
FarmVille 3 is the latest version of the ever-popular FarmVille game by Zynga. This game enables you to create your own farm with buildings, crops and animals. Unlike most idle games, FarmVille 3 allows you total control over your farm's layout and appearance, so no two farms will look exactly alike. You can even hire farmhands to tend your animals and use the weather conditions to make your crops grow faster.
Playing the game generates virtual currency to help you expand your farming empire. You can also purchase additional currency using real money for quicker access to new features. Another advantage of FarmVille 3 is that it has a lively online community, making it a great way to socialize and meet new friends.
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