A not so casual gamer

Added: January 27, 2024


  • cuibonobo

    January 26, 2024 at 11:35 PM

    I'm so glad you posted this. Seeing someone else struggle with their phone feels validating. I've had to ban infinite scroll microblogging apps for the same reason.

  • Alex

    January 27, 2024 at 2:01 PM

    If you still want to play a game or two once in a while try sudoku. There are a few really good ones out there. I sugges sudoku because they’re a little bit more demanding. I’ve noticed that after three or four games I get tired and leave it unlike match-tree type games. It’s still enjoyable and rewarding but uch easier to quit and doesn’t take that much time.

  • goozbach

    January 29, 2024 at 6:31 PM

    I go through waves of deleting TikTok for the same reason

  • Niklas

    January 30, 2024 at 9:47 AM

    Thanks for writing this. I spend a lot of time lately in Homescapes and Souls. I just deleted ALL games from my phone except Good Soduko (I usually don't spend much time here). Got rid of Geometry, Homescapes, Warcraft Rumble, Souls, Survivor.io and The Tower. THANKS!

  • Alex

    January 31, 2024 at 3:49 AM

    I'm a different Alex but I have almost the same comment! The only game (or social media app) on my phone is a sudoku app which is simply not engaging enough to meet the (very low) threshold part which I get addicted to stuff. The social media i do use on my phone I use in-browser so that a) the annoyance of the UI disincentives me and b) I can use browser extensions to manage the time I spend on them. Matching games or anything with those bright colors and enticing noises utterly overwhelm my ability to turn them off.

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