Some games consist of grueling tasks, dark stories, and violent events in which your favorite characters might perish. In these games, half the fun is wrapped in mastering intricate details and unraveling mysteries. We dig those kinds of games. Sometimes. But after a hard day in the classroom or on the job, those kinds of games can seem like more of the same.
The following games are just the opposite. Think of them as respites for the weary-minded. They don’t require hours to master before becoming fun—the fun starts the moment you start them up, whether you have 10 minutes or the whole weekend ahead of you.
We start with a game that immerses you in a therapeutic, cathartic activity—lighting stuff on fire.