Whether you’re working on some chores, stooped over in the garden or just looking for something fun to pass the time with, these coffee break games make for the perfect escape from daily life. This category is positively brimming with fun content, whether you like a fast-paced and intense game or something much calmer for a relaxing break. Either way, these games are like the perfect biscuit – you just have to have a nice cup of joe to go along with them. We won’t tell if you don’t go back to “work” when you’re supposed to – it happens to the best of us! Of course, you can always pause and come back, so that’s a nice option to have on the table. Ready to grab a seat, pour something nice and hot, and transport yourself to a land of free and fun gaming action? Before we dive in, let’s figure out just what kind of coffee-break gamer you are first, eh?
Whether you play games a lot or not at all, everybody has their preferences when it comes to online games. For example, do you like stringing together the most fancy and sophisticated words for huge point bonuses? Or are you more of a card-slinging trickster? That’s what we love about this category: we have both of these play styles covered and much, much more. You can make each coffee break a nice, peaceful moment with non-competitive or easier games. You can also inject a little bit of pep into your day with something a little more intense and competitive. Can’t decide? We’ll give you the same advice we give everybody: Just play them all, they’re free! If it helps, we will break down some of our favorite sub-categories and highlight a couple of our favorite games to show you what this category is all about. Let’s check it out.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of gaining territory, fortifying your defenses (or property), and conquering the entire gameboard, competitors and all! It’s okay, you don’t have to feel bad if you play like this – it just means you are a competitive go-getter. When it comes to getting this rush, nothing quite fulfills it better than Risk or Monopoly. In Risk, you basically build your own empire and conquer territory by taking over other countries on the gameboard. In Monopoly, you buy up land, build property on it, and charge other people to use it. Both games require a lot of strategy and cutthroat tactics, and they’ll reward you with endless riches. Most of all, you’ll earn the satisfaction of knowing you beat the odds and became the best. This can take some time, but don’t worry, you can play these longer games over multiple coffee breaks until you finally rule over the entire gameboard!
If you’re the type to always blurt out the answer while watching game shows (and get it right), then why not show off that brain of yours with some coffee break games? Some of our absolute favorites from this category are all about testing your smarts in different ways. For example, if you’re a bit all over the place when it comes to your knowledge, Trivial Pursuit will throw you curveball after curveball. Or, if you prefer a bit of word play with your caffeinated treat, there is plenty of Scrabble and anagrams action to be had. Scrabble is all about creating the best word with the letters (tiles) you have, and anagrams are kind of the opposite. Start with whichever one you like and always play for free. If you’re a true Brainiac, though, you’ll master all three of these games before the coffee can is empty!
Now that you’ve been able to embrace both your competitive and your brainy side, it’s the perfect time to start switching up the pieces. There’s something just so classic and satisfying about shuffling cards, flipping tiles and tossing those dice. We have tons of games with tons of different play styles if this is your bag, including Dominoes, Yahtzee, Poker, Spades, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Mahjong, Match-3 Games, and Bejeweled games. The number of ways you can compete against others and yourself is insane in this sub-category! Whether you like working with numbers (Dominoes, Yahtzee, etc.), shapes, symbols or a combination, there will be hours and hours of challenges to be had and restart buttons to be hit. It’s not losing – it’s learning!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all our years as online gaming aficionados, it’s that life is about growth and change. We all have our preferences, and it’s great to know what you like, but these coffee break games are the perfect opportunity to switch it up a bit. Practice one that you aren’t good at, or one that you didn’t think you would like. By the time you’re done exploring, you just may have found a new passion or uncovered a skill you didn’t know you had. Or, if you like a little bit of everything, beating all of these games would just be amazing in its own right. So, what do you say? Do you have enough coffee, patience, and time to run through this entire coffee break games category?