Hi folks! Some of my friends may be wondering where I have been…I haven’t seemed to be around as much, but aha some of you may have seen me a lot. Where? On Facebook. Yes I confess that I have been quite caught up with the ultimate time waster…facebook. And the source of my demise…I have discovered games. You see I never considered myself much of a good game player. Didn’t have the amazing hand eye coordination of my young sons and didn’t find it interesting to push a button repeatedly in order to blow people up. However Facebooks most popular games have become quite clever. You don’t need to spend hours and hours in order to level up, you don’t need any game playing skill at all really, and many of them seem directed at us girls. The temptation began with YoVille.
The only game I ever considered buying for myself is The Sims, because building these fantasy homes seems like something I could waste my time on. The secret interior designer in me who doesn’t have the money to live out her creativity in real life. In this game you earn money by working, you visit your friends homes, and you develope your own buying new furniture with the money you have earned. The positive side, I have made a lot of new facebook friends playing this, and some of them have become friends outside the games.
But thats not all….oh my sins are great….
I have also become addicted to Mafia Wars. This is fun for me because you level up fairly quick and make money to buy things. I also liked increasing my mafia, and promoting my friends to my top mafia. Another advantage, doesn’t take long to play so I can pop in often and get instant gratification!
Thats not all!!
There is also FarmVille. Here much like YoVille you work and increase your stuff. This game is also good because you plow your land, plant your seeds and then you have to actually wait for your crops to grow…just like a real farm only a bitty litt faster. I like building and developing things…which leads to my last vice…I have now set a limit!!
In restaurant city you run and design your own restaurant. You must have friends to hire because you need employees to use different jobs. You make money to buy ingredients, learn new recipies, increase your menu and build out your restaurant. You design the inside yourself, and your employees need you to feed them and take care of their needs otherwise they won’t work. They get tired 🙂
I know this is totally childish stuff, but I have to confess it to you my friends, that its kind of fun too. Maybe I need more play in my life. Maybe us grown ups need games too. It seems to meet a creative need that I don’t have the time or money to fulfill in other ways. I know I am definately not alone in my foolishness. I have 60 members on my crew at YoVille. Many of them are fully grown up women like me finding a little escape in a busy week. I do like the fact that the games are quick so you can stay there for a while if you want but on those days I only have 15 minutes I can still promote my character in some way. Hope you all understand that I sometimes get carried away. If you are on Facebook and have not yet added me, you will find my profile here!