6 free and fast games that may not end your productivity

Screenshot do app Brawl Stars

I am one of those who do not give up a game to relax sporadically, even though the frequency is higher than I would like. The good thing about having several games is that you have fun, decrease tension and even increase your creativity – or even skills like memory and others, depending on the game. The bad part is for games that require fixed attention for more than 15-20 minutes (like Free Fire, Fortnite and the like), becoming villains of productivity.

Well, maybe I can help you replace long, time-consuming games with others that are pretty quick, for moments of light relaxation or, who knows, to accompany a # 2 in the bathroom. ?

In the list below, you will have: the time, the name of the game and my brief description. The minutes shown are the average time of a game match – without considering possible extensions or restarts.

To download, touch the name or the banner before each description.

1 minute

I'm Ping Pong King app icon :)

Table tennis with simple graphics and concepts, the game from Orangenose Studios is so easy to play (which is quite different from being easy to win) that you will love it right away. Good track, fast to open and play, and the challenge gradually increases. There is still good news: it will not only get you out of boredom, but it will exercise your brain to have better reflexes.

Bad point? It could have more phases and, perhaps, the advertisements annoy you – but you can remove them with an internal purchase.

Tip: keep your eyes on the table, not your character!

2 minutes

Bacon Escape 2 app icon

From the creators of the “Best Game of 2016 from the App Store” (Mr. Crab 2), Illusion Labs brings a little pig on a different adventure. You need to help him escape from a planet on the tracks while collecting stars and apples. All gameplay is very easy, with just one touch.

The explosion of colors draws even more attention when other characters are unlocked – including different clothes and vehicles – going through dozens of levels, dodging giant hammers, sharp spears, lasers and many other obstacles.

It’s fun, tests your reflexes as in the previous game and gets to be very challenging for beginners and experts. Very beautiful, well made and easy to play but, again: this does not mean that it is easy to pass the level.

Bad points: the ads * will * bother you and there is not even an option to remove them, even if you pay; your progress is not (yet) saved if you reinstall the game.

Hole.io app icon


in Voodoo

Version 1.9.0 (387.1 MB) Requires iOS 10.0 or superior

You have most likely seen an ad for this game on Instagram – if you use this social network, of course. If not, let me explain this addiction in a nutshell: you control a hole that needs to come out swallowing everything in a city. And I’m not going to lie, the feeling is strangely satisfying.

The variation here goes to the game modes:

  • Classic: make the best score in two minutes;
  • Battle: be the last hole left;
  • Alone: ​​swallow 100% of the map in two minutes;
  • Friends: play with someone close to you.

This last part is one of the few bad points of the game: to play with someone for real, you need to be beside the person (up to six players), who must also have the game installed.

So you don’t get sick, there are holes in different colors and shapes. The latter are the best and fastest. ?

I stop programming to make a plea in character, too, humorous: don’t be like the person below. Don’t rate games (or apps) without testing them first.

Review on the App Store

Of course, we laugh with situations like this, but imagine if you spend months preparing a CBT and your board gives you the grade (maybe not so good) without you even presenting? #to think about

Crash of Cars app icon

Real-time multiplayer style game in which you need to collect as many crowns as possible before you are destroyed – and that’s not even too difficult, because there are 16 powers to help you in extermination, from flamethrowers to catapults. It takes a few seconds to get used to the control, but then it’s just fun and destruction.

The mission system, frequent updates with new features and more than 70 cars with their customizations help the game not to get sick. An advertisement here and there is present, of course, but nothing too aggressive

Tip: don’t play when you’re stressed. ?

3 minutes

Slashy Knight app icon

Another easy game to play that all you need to do is touch the screen to control the hero on his journey through various worlds full of monsters. (Not-so-cute) characters are present: knight, witch, panda, pirate, vampire, among others.

Daily quests are also here, again helping a game not to fall into limbo. They help you collect coins to get characters, which are usually quite difficult if you don’t get the hang of the game soon.

Definitely, of the games that test reflexes, this is one of my favorites – and even comes with a sticker pack for iMessage!

Brawl Stars app icon

The giant Supercell, owner of the hits Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, dared to change the style in its last game. Check out the brief description of the App Store:

Battle with your friends or alone in countless game modes in less than three minutes. Unlock and upgrade multiple Brawlers with powerful skills. Buy and collect unique visuals to stand out and take the edge off the battlefield. Join a club or create one with your friends to share strategies and fight.

With multiple game modes and countless possibilities to try to win, Brawl Stars is something you need to have. But be careful: each battle / event lasts an average of three minutes; the hard thing is to resist staying in just three minutes.

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