Picklock is a pixel-based, strategic thief simulator that will have you stealing everything that’s not nailed down from the till of cash registers to the toilet paper in your target’s bathroom. It offers pretty good gameplay for not much money.
Hard day at work? Want to get away from the craziness of the pandemic, or the election, or just real life for a while? Give Hadr a try for some peaceful and almost aimless gameplay designed for maximum relaxation.
Break through bricks in space and time in the splashy, neon-drenched arcade classic reborn as Drawkanoid. Play this one for a few minutes on a break, or for hours on end to unwind. It’s arcade action at its best.
Summer in Mara is one of the latest in the series of casual crafting and simulation games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon. It’s not a bad game, but doesn’t really do too much to break from the pack. Kind of like the real summer in 2020, its okay, but not nearly the best ever for most people.
Loosely based on a wacky Japanese game show, Fall Guys is taking the world by storm. It offers 60-player pandemonium-fueled multiplayer matches randomly selected from a pool of 20 ridiculous levels. The biggest challenge might be holding back your laughter long enough to seriously compete.
Never Breakup is a game for the Nintendo Switch that is meant to be played with another person sitting right there beside you. Given the pandemic, that wasn’t possible for our reviewer, and playing this one alone is a tough challenge.
We should talk is an adventure game where the player must construct texts in order to build love or lies with their girlfriend, and other folks lurking in a neon-drenched bar. The range of good and bad choices is pretty amusing, and the game features nine possible endings.
As part of our look at toys and games aimed at younger players, we test out the Oaxis My First Drone, a funny toy of very little brain, though its antics are sometimes pretty amusing. It might sound like a swarm of angry bees in flight, but this little guy would not hurt a fly.
Timelie is a challenging puzzle game where you have to combine stealth, skill and one heck of a talented house cat to try and outsmart an evil army or murderous robots. But don’t worry, if you get caught, you can always rewind time and try again.
The American Battlefield’s Gettysburg Battle App is one of the best examples of a free historical application that is as interesting and entertaining as it is educational. Check this one out for yourself, or as an activity for the whole family.