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24th Jul '17 2:17:01 AM PeppermintSoda
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* ''VideoGame/CookieRun

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* ''VideoGame/CookieRun
23rd Jul '17 11:36:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/{{Awakening}}''

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* ''Videogame/{{Awakening}}''''VideoGame/{{Awakening}}''
16th Jul '17 8:32:26 AM Piterpicher
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7th Jun '17 4:10:51 AM TroperNo9001
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* [[http://www.datingsims.net/cooking-games/ Cooking Games]] : ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' comes to mind. (''Personal Trainer: Cooking'' is a cookbook, dammit.) These games are very common online, with ''VideoGame/PapaLouieArcade'' being one of the more popular series.

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* [[http://www.datingsims.net/cooking-games/ Cooking Games]] : Games]]: ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' comes to mind. (''Personal Trainer: Cooking'' is a cookbook, dammit.) These games are very common online, with ''VideoGame/PapaLouieArcade'' being one of the more popular series.



* SimulationGame: ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''Virtual Villagers'', ''Kudos'', ''Westward'', ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'', ''Fairy Godmother Tycoon'', ''VideoGame/{{Petz}}'', and so on. These are a strange place amongst casual games - many of them can turn into major timesinks, but they still fit the rules of being a casual game because of the ease of use, the lack of goals, and the ability to start and stop at any given time.

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* SimulationGame: ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''Virtual Villagers'', ''VideoGame/VirtualVillagers'', ''Kudos'', ''Westward'', ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'', ''Fairy Godmother Tycoon'', ''VideoGame/{{Petz}}'', and so on. These are a strange place amongst casual games - many of them can turn into major timesinks, but they still fit the rules of being a casual game because of the ease of use, the lack of goals, and the ability to start and stop at any given time.



* TimeManagementGame: ''VideoGame/DinerDash'', ''Cake Mania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', ''VideoGame/MissManagement'', etc.

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* TimeManagementGame: ''VideoGame/DinerDash'', ''Cake Mania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''VideoGame/CarrieTheCaregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', ''VideoGame/MissManagement'', etc.



* Word Game: ''VideoGame/{{Bookworm}}'' and its sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures'', for starters.

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* Word Game: ''VideoGame/{{Bookworm}}'' and its sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures'', ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'', for starters.



* Games where the character bounces upwards, sometimes indefinitely, and you need to make them go higher into the sky.

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* Games where the character bounces upwards, sometimes indefinitely, and you need to make them go higher into the sky.
sky. Example: VideoGame/DoodleJump.
24th May '17 11:00:32 AM Monolaf317
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fabulous}}''
18th May '17 2:22:57 PM Jubileus57
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* ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion''
21st Apr '17 8:40:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* Brain Training Game: ''VideoGame/BrainAge'', ''Big Brain Academy'', ''My Word Coach'', ''Hot Brain'', etc.

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* Brain Training Game: ''VideoGame/BrainAge'', ''Big Brain Academy'', ''VideoGame/BigBrainAcademy'', ''My Word Coach'', ''Hot Brain'', etc.



* RhythmGame: The easier difficulties/levels of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. Most well-known {{Rhythm Game}}s include extremely hard songs that require a lot of dexterity and skill (and therefore lots of practice, undermining the "casual" label), and ''Rock Band'' has Pro Mode, in which you play the songs with ''actual musical instruments''. ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'' is often touted as a casual-friendly rhythm game due to the gentle learning curve and wide variety of recognizable licensed tracks.

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* RhythmGame: The easier difficulties/levels of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'', ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. Most well-known {{Rhythm Game}}s include extremely hard songs that require a lot of dexterity and skill (and therefore lots of practice, undermining the "casual" label), and ''Rock Band'' has Pro Mode, in which you play the songs with ''actual musical instruments''. ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'' is often touted as a casual-friendly rhythm game due to the gentle learning curve and wide variety of recognizable licensed tracks.



* TimeManagementGame: ''VideoGame/DinerDash'', ''VideoGame/CakeMania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', etc.

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* TimeManagementGame: ''VideoGame/DinerDash'', ''VideoGame/CakeMania'', ''Cake Mania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', ''VideoGame/MissManagement'', etc.
21st Apr '17 8:38:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* EndlessRunningGame: Especially common on mobile games, all you have to do is avoid objects. Examples include ''VideoGame/SubwaySurfers'', ''VideoGame/SonicRunners'', ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'', and ''VideoGame/FlappyBird''.


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* VirtualPaperDoll games: Most, especially online ones, feature little technique and just allow you to dress characters in whatever is available. Even more advanced ones like ''VideoGame/StyleSavvy'' aren't too hard.
21st Apr '17 8:13:28 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[http://www.datingsims.net/cooking-games/ Cooking Games]] : ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' comes to mind. (''Personal Trainer: Cooking'' is a cookbook, dammit.)
* {{Exergaming}}: ''WiiFit, WiiSports,'' and ''WiiSportsResort'' fall under this.

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* [[http://www.datingsims.net/cooking-games/ Cooking Games]] : ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' comes to mind. (''Personal Trainer: Cooking'' is a cookbook, dammit.)
) These games are very common online, with ''VideoGame/PapaLouieArcade'' being one of the more popular series.
* {{Exergaming}}: ''WiiFit, WiiSports,'' ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiSports,'' and ''WiiSportsResort'' ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'' fall under this.



* Marble Popper Game: ''Zuma'', ''Luxor'' and the like.
** One could say ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' falls under this.
* MatchThreeGame: ''Columns'', ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'', ''Big Kahuna Reef'', ''JewelQuest'', ''7 Wonders'' and way too many other games to count.
** May even come in 3D varieties, such as ''Cubis'', for the more cerebral-minded casuals.

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* Kissing Games: A type of online game where the objective is to make out with someone (or do other touchy things) without being caught by the surrounding characters.
* Marble Popper Game: ''Zuma'', ''Luxor'' and the like.
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like. One could say ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' falls under this.
* MatchThreeGame: ''Columns'', ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'', ''Big Kahuna Reef'', ''JewelQuest'', ''7 Wonders'' and way too many other games to count.
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count. May even come in 3D varieties, such as ''Cubis'', for the more cerebral-minded casuals.



* Same Game[[note]] sah-may-gah-may (????)[[/note]]: Clicking clusters of the same type of block to make them go away. ''Poppit'' and ''Super Collapse'' are the kings of this genre.
** A twist on the genre came courtesy of the game ''Knightfall''.

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* Same Game[[note]] sah-may-gah-may (????)[[/note]]: Clicking clusters of the same type of block to make them go away. ''Poppit'' and ''Super Collapse'' are the kings of this genre.
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genre. A twist on the genre came courtesy of the game ''Knightfall''.



* Simple [[RetroGaming Retro Games]] and UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (especially arcade games, since they were designed specifically for a walk-up-and-play experience): ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''Asteroids'', Pinball...
** As the percentage of the population that has habitually played games rises, the definition of 'simple' continues to rise. Heck, maybe ''[[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena Quake Live]]'' will really take off some day?
* SimulationGame: ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''Virtual Villagers'', ''Kudos'', ''Westward'', ''Nintendogs'', ''Fairy Godmother Tycoon'' and so on. These are a strange place amongst casual games - many of them can turn into major timesinks, but they still fit the rules of being a casual game because of the ease of use, the lack of goals, and the ability to start and stop at any given time.

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* Simple [[RetroGaming Retro Games]] and UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (especially arcade games, since they were designed specifically for a walk-up-and-play experience): ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''Asteroids'', Pinball...
**
''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'', Pinball... As the percentage of the population that has habitually played games rises, the definition of 'simple' continues to rise. Heck, maybe ''[[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena Quake Live]]'' will really take off some day?
* SimulationGame: ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''Virtual Villagers'', ''Kudos'', ''Westward'', ''Nintendogs'', ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}'', ''Fairy Godmother Tycoon'' Tycoon'', ''VideoGame/{{Petz}}'', and so on. These are a strange place amongst casual games - many of them can turn into major timesinks, but they still fit the rules of being a casual game because of the ease of use, the lack of goals, and the ability to start and stop at any given time.



* TimeManagementGame: ''Diner Dash'', ''Cake Mania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', etc.

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* TimeManagementGame: ''Diner Dash'', ''Cake Mania'', ''VideoGame/DinerDash'', ''VideoGame/CakeMania'', ''Carrie the Caregiver'', ''Lucy's Expedition'', etc.



* Word Game: ''Bookworm'' and its sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures'', for starters.

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* Word Game: ''Bookworm'' ''VideoGame/{{Bookworm}}'' and its sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures'', for starters.




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* Games where the character bounces upwards, sometimes indefinitely, and you need to make them go higher into the sky.
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