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Best 5 Must Play Puzzle / Casual Games

Nowadays, playing games are the most popular way to overcome boredom. And playing puzzle games is one of the best ways to do it. With the wide variety of smartphones in the market, every person can be entertained and relaxed through these game applications. What’s best with puzzle games? It can be enjoyed by boys and girls, men and women, of any age. The list is composed of paid and free mobile games available on iOS and Android. Here is a list of the must play mobile puzzle games and mobile casual games.

1. Hello Kitty: Fantasy Theater

Hello Kitty: Fantasy Theater is among the newest on this list. It features a piece-matching free puzzle game where you play as the stage director and create a magical performance based on the most adored fairy tales, each round presenting Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters as paper dolls playing different fairy tale characters. You can also compete and play with your friends. This is a free mobile game and also offers in app purchase. With all the Hello Kitty casual mobile games and Hello Kitty puzzles out there, this Hello Kitty puzzle game is a must try, full of fun rolled into one.

Hello Kitty: Fantasy Theater is now open for pre-registration. More exciting rewards like item power ups, audition tickets and coins will be given with more sign ups. Share the news with your friends and get more rewards. Pre-register today to get an exclusive gift and earn one of Sanrio’s coolest character – Kuromi!

2. Sailormoon Drops

Sailormoon Drops is a match-three puzzle game which was released earlier this year. The game features gems used in each puzzle to make three or more connections, the Sailor Guardians with unique skills of their own, cute poses from the Sailor Guardians, unlock lovely wallpapers in each chapter and collect items. The game offers a friendly user interface and is easy to play. The game is free and you can choose to purchase gems. If you are a Sailormoon fan and a puzzle fan, then, this game is sure to top your must play puzzle game and a great way to spend your free time.

3. Monument Valley

Monument Valley is one of the games you must play. The game features a princess finding her way through the mazes, monuments, illusions and wielding the architecture around her explore the world around her and help her escape the Crow People. What makes it one of the best games to be played is its minimalistic 3D design. However, the game is priced at $3.99 before you can play it and another $1.99 for its expansion. If you want to see geometry put into a game, this simple, yet beautiful game is worth your time and your effort.

4. The Room Series

The Room has been quite popular, having released three series in its name, The Room, The Room Two and The Room Three is sure to be included on the list. The game features finding clues on the Null, solving puzzles devised by the Craftsman, exploring new rooms and unraveling secrets. The Room Series is available at $0.99 to $3.99. The Room Series is connected to each story, each that will have you in awe and want for more stories. The magnificent 3D game design and soundtrack are sure to leave you amazed and entirely fulfilled. Be sure to play with your headphones on to enjoy the exciting sound effects the game brings.

5. Yummy Gummy

Yummy Gummy is another match-three game by connecting sweets to finish a round. You will need to meet the requirements of a certain level to make it to the next one. What you will enjoy in this game is its colorful graphics and the cute gummies you see rolling in each round. You see the gummies roll, float or fly, isn’t it just cute to look at? This game is offered for free and also offers in app purchases. It’s an absolutely addictive game that will want you finish the levels all at once. It’s not your ordinary match-three puzzle game, and not something you would want to miss.

Learn More About Virtual Reality Gaming for Persons of The Yesteryear

g2Kids of this generation are born as technology geeks and the concept of virtual reality gaming isn’t new to them. However, people of yesteryear were not lucky enough to be born in the modern times and the concept of virtual reality is fairly new. This trend that is catching up everywhere is in fact extremely fascinating to such individuals.

Virtual reality also called in short as VR, does not go far in history. The trend came into existence in the early 20th century. However, those days the talk was fairly conservative unlike how virtual reality is being talked about now. In modern times VR is a platform that is filled with sensory technique incorporating 3D techniques generated using equipment that are purely technical.

It involves interacting with a stimulated environment that is virtual. The medium used is your computer keyboard, mouse or sometimes a specialized glove. A lot of accessories including headsets, helmets and even data suits are made to make the environment as real as possible. This means that you would be able to experience the unimaginable just like if it were alive.

There is a lot of romanticism surrounding the concept of virtual reality as it is relatively new even now. Through enjoyment of the game requires complete involvement both physically and mentally. The commands are input thro devices such as the computer mouse or the keyboard and the player needs to be able to interact with these. It is vital that a person who is involved in virtual reality participates in what is happening.

Playing or fighting with dinosaurs, playing cricket matches with your favorite team and winning wrestling matches hands down is complete proof that technology of gaming is getting to a completely different level.

There is a lot more in store to be identified because reality gaming requires the stimulation of various senses and now only about sight and sound are completed. A lot more advancements, such as the stimulation of the sense of smell are being worked upon. Many well-known companies are rumored to be working on stimulating of all the senses of the human brain but no official revelations have been made yet.

As of current times, the concept of virtual reality is very expensive and the technology needs a lot of funding to be completely worked on. This is exactly why one cannot dream of installing some fancy equipment at your house. You can thoroughly enjoy the game on you television or on the computer. At least for now you will have to have restrictive viewing.

Best 3 Amazing Games You Can Use To Promote Public Speaking Skills

When it comes to surveys that identifies what our greatest fears are, public speaking frequently top these lists. According to an article published by The Washington Post, more than 25% of Americans surveyed fear public speaking, making it the number 1 fear of all Americans (see article titled America’s top fears: Public speaking, heights and bugs, published by the Washington Post on 30 October, 2014). Delivering a speech in public is more fearful than heights, bugs, snakes, and drowning!

One way to mitigate this fear of public speaking is to play public speaking games! These games encourage people to stand up and speak, without fear of embarrassment or judgement.

Here are 3 classic public speaking games that you can play with your family and friends.

Game #1: The Story Behind The Item

Prepare a starter list of events or things.

For example: a postage stamp, birthday cake, books, a zebra’s stripes, a chimney, the tooth fairy, common sayings like ‘a penny for your thoughts’, ‘a red rag to a bull’, ‘a pinch and a punch for the first of the month’,

April Fools Day, a wheel, a Christmas tree, ice cream, a ladder, Father Christmas, May Day, a siren, shaking hands on meeting someone…

Each speaker is to give an account of the story or history behind the thing or event. It needn’t be factual! The goal of this public speaking game is to cultivate credible fluency and impromptu speaking skills.

Game #2: Speak About This Phrase

Prepare a list of phrases.

For example: ‘Just do it’, ‘Diamonds are forever’, ‘He’s fallen in the water’, ‘Some like it hot’, ‘His bark is worse than his bite’, ‘Love makes the world go round’, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, ‘First up, best dressed’, ‘King for a day’, ‘Funny money’, ‘Laughter is the best medicine’…

Each speaker is to speak about the phrase they have been given. Set a time limit, e.g. 2 minutes per speech attempt. The purpose of this game is to cultivate creativity and impromptu speaking skills.

Game #3: Spot The Lie

This game fosters imagination, fluency and fun. In playing it your group will learn about body language too! How do you know when somebody is lying? How can you tell?

Each speaker is to share 3 things about themselves on a theme you set.

Examples of theme: holidays, the future, my favorite after school activities, when I was young, my beliefs, the best books I’ve read, the best adventures I’ve had… , my family…

Two of the things they say about themselves are to be true. The third is not.

When they’ve finished speaking, ask the class to identify the lie.

PS. This makes a great icebreaker for groups getting together for the first time.

Conclusion

There you go, three amazing games you can use right away during your next gathering with friends or family. If you are a teacher, you can use these games to promote new opportunities for your students to speak up in class or share a story. The bottom line is to create as many chances to speak, in as fun a manner as possible. Public speaking need not be fearful and intimidating!

About The Author

Kwan Hong helps professionals, business executives and youths gain rapid mastery in communication skills, personal peak performance and career growth. He has delivered impactful workshops and facilitated seminars in public speaking, communication skills, leadership, personal peak performance, entrepreneurship and business development. He has synthesized knowledge from 8 Degrees and Diplomas, from over 100 certifications and from 1000 books to bring his clients the best tips, tricks and techniques for personal success.

Steps to Go at Pokemon Go

g1Pokemon Go is the new app that is sweeping the nation. It’s a gaming app that sticks to the original concept of Pokemon of catching them all, and defeating gym leaders. But, this app has people jumping out of their seats with excitement, literally.

Pokemon Go uses Google Maps to place Pokemon around the world. Players use a tracking system to locate Pokemon in a 30 meter radius. Once the player finds the Pokemon, they then use the camera on their smart phone to aim and throw a Pokeball at the Pokemon to capture it.

An estimated number of 9.5 million people are banding together to become the next Pokemon master. The app has groups of friends searching around their towns and cities to catch’em all. It sounds fun, right? So here are five basic tips to get you started, so that you and your friends can join in on the action.

1. The Tracking System

    • The tracking system is located in the lower right hand corner of your phone showing you what Pokemon are in a 30 meter radius of your location via Google Maps.

 

    • Notice how your persona emits a constant circle almost like they are using radar or echolocation? This circle extends up to 10 meters so that you can more accurately pinpoint Pokemon.

 

  • Pull up the tracking system now. Notice there are footprints by each Pokemon? Each footprint represents 10 meters. So, if the Pokemon has three footprints by them then they are 30 meters away. If the Pokemon has one footprint then they are only 10 meters away from you and you need to go catch them!

2. Pokemon Candy and Stardust

    • Pokemon evolve once you obtain the right amount of candy depicted in their summary.

 

    • Stardust is used to power up the combat level (CP) of your Pokemon.

 

  • It is recommended you wait to use these on a high CP Pokemon so that when they evolve they have the highest amount of CP possible.

3. Where to Find Pokemon

    • Many Pokemon are concentrated in popular places around you such as downtown or famous landmarks.

 

    • If you want to find a certain type of Pokemon, then look for them in their natural environment. You will find water Pokemon by sources of water, ghost Pokemon at night, and grass Pokemon in fields and forest.

 

  • Some Pokemon can only be caught by walking a certain amount of kilometers to hatch them from eggs or by evolving them.

4. Important Items.

    • Pokeballs are naturally the most important item you need to capture Pokemon. Be sure to regularly stop by Pokestops to flip the icon with a swipe of your finger to get more.

 

    • Items such as incense and lures will attract wild Pokemon to you, but use them sparingly as there aren’t many.

 

  • Be sure to get rid of any items to make room for more, as your backpack can only hold so many items.

5. Challenging Gyms

    • You can challenge gyms once you are level five.

 

    • Attack the other Pokemon by rapidly tapping on them.

 

    • You can dodge by swiping right or left.

 

  • Use a special attack by pressing and holding your finger on the other Pokemon.

Pokemon Go is still a new app, and not everyone has discovered all of the secrets yet. Gather your friends, download the app, find the secrets, and become the next Pokemon master! Good luck!