Well, as it must happen with some gamers, sometimes I get overloaded with work or household chores... and without much enthusiasm to finish anything (shame on me).

When this happens, I usually play games that have fixed rounds, alternating each turn with a task. For example: I put the clothes to wash and play one turn, wash the dishes and play another turn, and so on… This helps me to do some tasks without feeling overwhelmed or sad because I am unable to dedicate a lot of time to myself or because I don't take care of my house and other responsibilities (ok, it's weird, but it works).

So… I need very specific games, which have regular time shifts. Like This War of Mine (which was the first game I won here, four years ago) and This is The Police I and II, which divide the shifts into days, where you perform some actions and then end the round.

4x games don’t work, because the initial turns of the game are very fast (since you have little to manage), and the final turns are too long (since you have a million cities, soldiers, workers and enemies to worry about). The ideal is that the turns always have an approximate duration (around 10 minutes, perhaps?).

If you can recommend something that can help me (while I still have fun) I will be very grateful. : )

For those who have not yet had the opportunity to play any of the games I mentioned, click here.

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102500/A_Gliders_Journey/
I won this game on SG recently. It is a flying game (as you might have guessed). Each level lasts only a few minutes so you can play on and off easily. I like the soothing atmosphere but you shouldn't have a tendency to rage quit.

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger plays this game on hard difficulty:)

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I will add to that list with all the games.

Thanks again, hbarkas!

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Maybe, Minit?

Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.

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Minit has been on my backlog for a few months now. Even with the short rounds of one minute each, I got the impression that it is a game that you have to "sit and play" for some time so that you can make some progress, one round at a time.

What do you think, RehMaar?

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I recommend you SteamWorld Quest. I was busy with a very important thing and the turn-based combat let me play turns when I could. When I was busy I just let the game on, waiting for me.

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Hey, this game looks really fun! I added it to my wishlist!

Thanks, katukinabarra!

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Probably you already have it, but FTL:Faster Than Light is also a nice option because it has a PAUSE button you can use when necessary, apart from a SAVE&EXIT option if you need to leave.

It is famous, you may have bought it long ago, or you may have redeemed it for free in the Epic Store. Into The Breach may be another option, (has been for free in Epic as well) but I haven't tried it yet and can't guarantee it has the "stopped while waiting for your move" feature.

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So, I got FTL as a gift. I installed and played for a few hours (while doing some other tasks, of course). And... it's really addictive!

But even in the easy way I don't think I managed to get very far in my first three attempts. The game is apparently simple, but it is very challenging. : )

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A new portion of games arrived)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/238460/BattleBlock_Theater/
This is platformer with lots of hilarious humor. Levels are pretty short (2-5 min). I played it in coop with my wife, together it's even more fun. Solo is also interesting.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/Castle_Crashers/
This is beat-em-up from the same developer. Again it's lost of humor. And you can play it in coop if needed. 1 stage could be beaten in 10-15 mins, if i remember right. But for me this game was good, but not so good as previous one.

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Added!

You really helped a lot in this forum! : )

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It's a very interesting forum)) I don't play in your style, but also mark some games for me. Here are very good recomendations. And reading this forum i recall some of my games and just share them with you

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ba-bump!

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thanks for the cool giveaways

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I've seen Slay the Spire mentioned and I cannot say enough good things about that game. Ever since I started playing it in late January of this year, I play it constantly. It is the perfect split of very in depth and super relaxed. When Im not feeling the best or just wanna watch youtube/twitch and do something more, Slay the Spire is my go to every time. I've put about 230 hours into it (about 70 hours per month) and Im still working towards getting to the highest difficulty on all the characters. I think it is a very love it or hate it type of game, so watching some gameplay might be a good idea, but I can't stop singing it's praises

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At first the game didn't catch my attention, but after so many enthusiastic recommendations here on this forum I put the game in one of the top positions on my wishlist.

I plan to play very soon, Allison8Bit! Thanks for the tip!

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Very cool train! Bump!

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Try beat cop

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I already played, apply53. I was impressed how the new yorkers of the 1980s parked their cars without any care... I applied, I don't know, a million fines maybe? : D

The game has an excellent thriller atmosphere from that decade. I really liked it.

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Hey! You're back! : D

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I may suggest Graveyard Keeper.
Which I find a bit ironic because in this game my experience with it is that you have to manage your "ingame chores" simply as well because there is so much stuff to do and every task completed leads to 2 more tasks, but these 2 new tasks require a task which is already on your list which is connected to 4 other trees of tasks ...

I have a lot of fun with it, sometimes it feels like a bit of work though after a while of playing which might actually help in your case to then pause the game and do some real work. So if one work gets uninteresting just go to the other, enjoy being productive for some time (in-game or in real life) until it gets to a chore again and switch and repeat.

Maybe now I made it sound like a game that isn't fun, but I think it is - simply because as soon as you had enough of one thing in the game there are still many other goals to work towards which all bring you forward and open up new plans of what to do next.
And every now and then there is some dark humour that genuinly puts a little smile onto my face.

It is also a bit similar to Stardew Valley but whereas in Stardew Valley you have to go to sleep before the day ends after a fixed amount of time in Graveyard Keeper you theoretically never HAVE to go to bed, but every action lowers your stamina and the simplest and most used way of regaining stamina is ... going to bed.
And sleeping takes a few seconds every time - just enough time to maybe quickly stand up and think about if what follows will be another work-sleep cycle or a quick household chore.


Sorry for the wall of text... It just... flooded out of my head 🌊
And before deleting all this after writing it, I thought what harm can really be done buy just posting it :)

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Hi, Dullingaah! This game is on my wish list. I haven't bought it yet because it seems to be very immersive, almost like an Oxygen not include, where the tasks never end. : )

The idea of ​​leaving to do my chores (in real life) whenever the character take a nap sounds really good.

Don't bother with your text... Descriptions like this one always make me want to play seeing the game with the same joy as the other players. : D

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Multiplayer games:
Deployment has pretty quick matches
Frozen Synapse Prime used to be great for such a description but it's a shame that the servers are so poorly maintained and usually go down for weeks..

Singleplayer games:
Not the Robots, it's not turnbased but the levels in general shouldn't take more than 10 mins
The Flame in the Flood, you can scavenge an entire island and dock at the next then do a task and so on
Anomaly games also if you're into reverse TD games

These are all the games I can think of, mainly cuz I have a habit of dwelling on turns to explore everything possible even when the turn shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes smh

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I added these games there in the list that appears on the previous page. Thank you, Pinacho!

I tried to play The Flame in the Flood, but I didn’t get very far because my raft always falls apart in the river... the game is great, but I didn’t get much out of it. He was always upset that he was always destroyed by the river (if there was an option to disable the damage suffered by the boat, it would be great!).

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the last federation

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One of the markers in this game is '4X' but it doesn't look like any 4X I have ever seen. I will look at it later to try to understand what it is all about.

Thank you, Alamar!

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