What to Do When You’re Tired of Regular Video Games


So you’re feeling burned out on sitting in front of the TV screen and mashing the gamepad in frustration or even don’t want to spend hours in front of the PC just to finish a raid or win one online match. Is there any alternative that will keep you entertained without having to regress to Tic-Tac-Toe? Let’s find out together what your options are.


Why Don’t You Go Outside?

Well, let’s not get too hasty, what we mean is try a portable gaming option that allows you a change of scenery while still providing the fun of playing an arcade or a shooter. For example, you could try out some handheld video games on a PSP or a Nintendo Switch, which pack the same gaming capabilities in a portable console that you can take along to the park or out to a coffee shop. No need to sit and stew at home, fresh air will do your coordination and concentration skills good! And if you think that you won’t find something to your liking, think again, because there are many options!


Back to the Drawing Board

Once again, we fibbed a bit, we’re not about to make you draw anything. Instead, we recommend giving tabletop games a try! We’re not just talking about card games, though there are plenty of poker tables that look appealing. No, we’re talking classics like Catan or Dungeons & Dragons and the wildly imaginative Dixit! If you like to immerse yourself in new worlds or try and outwit cunning opponents, board games are the perfect experience for you and with how many there are on the market – you’ll surely find one that suits your style.


But Really Though, How About Going Outside?

No kidding around this time, we mean it. Sports like football, cricket, basketball, and many others can be played right in your backyard and some, like pool, for example, can be enjoyed in your garage. For the latter, all you’ll need is a pool table and some sturdy cues. For the former, even a single ball will be enough as you can make goalposts out of pretty much anything. This type of game will not only get your blood pumping and improve your overall health, it will also entertain you greatly and prove that console and PC gaming aren’t everything.


Throw the Book at Him

Video games attract us because they have these fantastical, often impossible worlds and we, the players, are let loose in these wonderful creations. But hey, they aren’t the sole medium offering this type of entertainment, what about books? Comedy, drama, horror, crime stories, romance, and many other genres all come together on the pages of classics and newer releases. So turn to the bookshelf and try to see if one of those book spines is just waiting for you to crack it open and dig deep into a novel!


A Few Parting Words

Hopefully by now you’ve seen some viable alternatives to sitting in front of the monitor and playing through The Witcher 3 all over again. And if not, we’d love to hear what you do when video games just aren’t enough! Remember: variety is the spice of life and you can make your own fun even when the PC is off and there aren’t any bosses to shoot.

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