I wrote about distractions, and then failed to elaborate. I have found that I have a maximum of about three different games I can play on a given device.
So, on my personal iPad I have Family Guy:the quest for stuff. I am conflicted about this game because I don’t like family guy very much, I don’t like the creator very much and I don’t like the game developer very much. I find family guy to be not very positive about women (well about people) and I don’t really want to support that attitude. Yes it may be funny, but funny in that way isn’t good for society. And tinyco (game developer) is a developer that has made games I have played in the past. I have enjoyed those games but they fall on the premium end of freemium games and are a little bit too eager to monetise. But this game is addictive. You rebuild the town, building shops and gaining characters. The playing challenges are interesting enough it keeps me sucked in. But every so often it is a little bit too much about monetising and I drop it for a while.
If you like those kind of gradual town/village games (I imagine FarmVille is similar but I never played) you may like this. I played tiny village and tiny zoo- the same developer and they were similar. You can register you FB Account and visit friends who also play. I find this disappointing because on the other tiny co games you could also visit and “friend” random accounts as well- no real-life connection, just the game name.
I also have clash of clans. Actually I have a different clash clans village on my work iPad, my personal. iPad, my phone and the old iPhone (now our travel phone). I don’t have a lot of motivation towards getting involved in clan wars, I just like building my villages.
At a certain point you need a lot of resources, but they take a while and raids keep depleting them, so again, a bit too much of the pay us more money vibe.
I don’t currently have a third game- I was playing a Japanese cat collecting game (fairly undemanding and calming) and I have a solitaire game compendium I play occasionally.
With the cat game, you leave toys and food in the yard and cats visit. Sometimes you just get the message that they visited (the bubble at the bottom) and sometimes they are playing in the garden!
On my phone, I play clash of clans and threes. I really like threes- but I am not very good at it. Just slide the little numbers around.
But I also have two 3ds consoles. One I have had for a while, verrrry slowly playing Fire Emblem Awakening (I have been playing it for two years). The other is a recently acquired Japanese 3ds. It’s all in Japanese, so that will be educational, as I try to kick start my rusty Japanese. On that, I am mostly just playing the built-in street pass games.
So yeah, my distraction is largely due to these many game options. Most, however, are not meant to be played for hours.
And yes, I do have a lot of tech devices. Some from work though, and I have a preference for handheld consoles (game boy type) over TV consoles.