Games that you can play online when the kids have gone to bed

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When reading or working just seems too much after a busy day with the kids, below are four different types of games that you can play online when the kids have gone to bed.

The kids have just gone to bed and you’re exhausted. You don’t want to work or switch on the TV straight away and the thought of reading a book just seems a bit much right now. So, what do you do with your well-deserved evening of freedom? I have become a little bit addicted to playing Yahtzee with Buddies on my phone before I start my evening work, just to recharge and rest the brain a bit. But, I wanted to hunt for other more interesting distraction games that provide that 5 minutes of respite. After a bit of research, there are, actually, tonnes of different kinds of online games to choose from.  Here are just a few:

Mind games

As we get older, we become less likely to indulge in the kind of computer games that we used to play when we were younger. Although some people still play on their Xboxes well into their thirties (my husband) we just don’t have that much free time to allocate any more. Having said that, I am a huge advocate of brain training games and have even started to notice my own brain speed increasing after playing many a Sudoku, crossword and IQ type games. However, if you fancy something that really tests the brain cells, then intellectual games such as Chess or the oriental game of Go is ideal. And, there are plenty of opportunities to play free chess games online with real people. Whatever your level, from beginner to master, you will always find people to play with.

Online games

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While mind games are a good way to keep our brains alert, online gambling games can sometimes be just as challenging and have that extra incentive to win a bit of money. Today there are loads of online casinos and bingo sites around that offer a huge range of games – from slots right through to high stake poker games. If you’re that way inclined, you can opt for bingo, which allows you to play for free, so you’re not actually parting with any cash.

Social games

Did you know that young people are abandoning social media sites such as Facebook? The reason is that they are no longer considered by the young to be cool, well, not while their parents use them too. Facebook is now the ideal social media site for young parents and it is a great place to spend time online while the young ones are sleep. So get social with your friends if you don’t have time to see them during the day and take advantage of the online games that are available as well (like Yahtzee for Buddies – I told you, I’m addicted…).

Lottery games

Like my mum always says:

“If you win, you win with one ticket.”

She obviously means that you don’t have to buy multiple lottery tickets, even though it will increase your chances ever so slightly. So, I go by that notion and buy one lottery ticket online (via Lottoland) per week and I have yet to win anything. But, you never know, you could be as lucky as this one mum who won the Euromillions lottery after a successful tumour removal operation.  She won the full £61million!

Whatever floats your boat, just make sure that you are getting that well-deserved rest that you need to reenergise and rejuvenate the mind and the body. No matter the multitude of chores you have on your to-do list, everyone can schedule off 5 – 10 minutes per day to relax!

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Leyla Preston (445 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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