So I was turned onto this little gem a few weeks ago. I l like games like solitaire and mah jonng because they are more or less “mindless” games. What I mean by mindless: only a small portion of my brain requires access in order to effectively play. My solitaire record is something like 55 seconds for single card draw, 87 seconds for three-card draw. Obviously I’m talking about the kind of solitaire you find on your computer. Working with actual cards requires a larger portion of my total resources. Mah jonng requires a little more attention to detail and focus towards a long-term goal, which is good, but there are still chunks of playing mah jonng that I can more or less zone out the rest of my mind.
Phylo is a rectangular grid. You take rows of quad-colored boxes and line them up in columns to match up. Pretty simple. It gets a little intense sometimes but it’s mostly pattern recognition with color, which is super duper easy. And the background tunes aren’t horrible. Plus, it goes to disease research. And if you’re going to play a game on the internet, shouldn’t it be for disease research?
Speaking of which, a good friend of mine had a checkup today and found out she’s still cancer free. This pleases me. Fuck cancer.