Games for non-gamers
Think games aren’t for you? Or maybe you want to play more but don’t know where to start? Here’s just what you need to ease in—three games whose friendly style and universal appeal make them great for even the most inexperienced players.
For some light action
Disney Crossy Road throws you into the fray, and that’s okay. You’ll figure out in no time how to hop through traffic, dodging pixelated cars and trains in an adorable homage to the classic arcade game Frogger. And because this Crossy Road spinoff has hundreds of unlockable characters, you can play as everyone from Moana to Jack Sparrow (with matching environments and music). The game isn’t easy per se—rounds often last seconds, not minutes—but that just makes it perfect for a quick fix when you’re on the go.
For a meaningful story
An artful tale of young love, Florence pulls you into its story by giving abstract moments tangible impact. You piece together word balloons on the couple’s first date. You place his belongings in her apartment when he moves in. And when they fight, you have the shattering realization that, try as you might, you can’t make their puzzle pieces fit together. Laid atop the simple gameplay are some truly beautiful music and visuals; collectively, these elements ensure you’ll feel every beat of Florence’s big heart.
A story about love and life
For your next party
Whether you’re with friends, family, or a room full of strangers, Heads Up! is the ultimate ice-breaker and crowd-pleaser. It’s basically modern-day charades: one player holds an iPhone to their forehead while the rest give them clues to the words shown on the screen. Movies, songs, animals, sports, and zillions more topics are covered in dozens of decks, and the game can even capture hilarious videos of the hint-givers in action.