After a stressful day at work or a rough morning at home with the kids, sometimes all a parent wants to do is sit down, relax and regroup. PopCap games provide the perfect stress reliever. Whether you have a Mac or PC or prefer to play games on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone, you are likely to find a game to suit your relaxation and entertainment needs.
If you enjoy word games, play Bookworm
and try to make as many words as possible using the letters on the screen. As the bookworm chomps the words you make, new letters appear and tiles begin to burn. Quickly you will be lost in the game, flying to make words before all of your letters are engulfed in flames.
PC, Mac, iPhone / iPod Touch, Mobile, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Online
Plants vs. Zombies
Perhaps your co-workers have made you particulary angry at the office. Work out your anger in a game of Plants vs. Zombies
. Pretend your co-workers are the zombies and use the zombie-zapping plants to keep them from invading your home or sapping your energy.
Availability: PC, Mac, Android, iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 7, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Online
Work your way through the 55 challenging levels of Peggle as you bounce balls off different pegs within the courses. With each level you pass in Peggle, you’ll feel an ounce of stress from the day melt away. You can even make Peggle a way to interact with your kids by playing in Duel Mode and gloating when you outscore them.
Availability: PC, Mac, Android, iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch, Mobile, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, Xbox Live, Online
Be mesmerized by the sparkling gems in Bejeweled2
as you swap them to make three or more in a row and build up your score. If you master one version of Bejeweled2, do not worry. You can also work your way through Bewjeweled3 or Bejeweled Twist.
Availability: PC, Mac, Android, Windows Phone 7, WiiWare, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, XBox Live, Online
Since 2000, PopCap has been providing games for everyone, not just for kids. After a few rounds of Plants vs. Zombies or one of the company’s numerous other games, you will find yourself addicted. Because all of the games are easy to learn, they provide perfect way to gain some relaxing time to yourself.
Disclosure: I was provided with copies of these games for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.
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