As everyone begins to shift from their holiday breaks and begin to pound concrete back into our regularly scheduled workday, new Windows device users are probably looking for something to keep them entertained through the mundane. That's why we've put together a short list of five fun games available on Windows Store that will help you kill some time.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
You can't go wrong with a card game and solitaire is just made to kill time when you're alone. With the recent update to Microsoft Solitaire Collection, you're also able to play for achievements and face challenges with friends in your spare time. It even made the New York Time's top apps list of 2016.
Of course, if you prefer to keep Solitaire as a solo game, there is always the option to jump in as a Guest account.
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Like most apps, this once solo experience is now applicable across social media where you can compare and share with your friends. You can even tune into your own device's music in the app to up the ante.
Hill Climb Racing
Do you like going fast, then slow, then fast, then STOP!? In Hill Climb Racing, it's a race against the clock as your vehicle's fuel supply dwindles. Your job is to get to the next destination as fast as possible... but without crashing. Flying over the hill, making flips, and landing on your tires is quite the achievement in this ragdoll physics driving game.
Of course, you can upgrade your vehicle to have better shocks and breaks, if you can collect just enough money that is.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC
If you love RPGs and doodling, then Draw a Stickman: EPIC is likely right up your alley. You start by doing just that, drawing your character stickman. Then throughout his journey, you'll solve puzzles and go on adventurous quests where your stylus is the only tool you'll need.
There are over fourteen levels (because, of course, an RPG is going to have hidden secrets) and depending on how you solve the puzzle, new branches will open up to you. Perfect for artists looking for a break on their Surface.
Minecraft Windows 10/Pocket Edition
The indie created sandbox has hit it big on Windows 10 and mobile, bringing Minecraft to more hands than ever before. Jump into Creative Mode and let your imagination run rampant or fight off zombies and creepers in Survival Mode. Minecraft is the ultimate playground for losing time no matter what age you are.
While the game can be a bit intensive and time-consuming, it is easy to hot join and will let you pick up right where you left off. At least for single player modes. And for some devices, it'll keep your hands warm in the process.
So what do you think about our picks? What game do you pull out when you're sitting on the bus or waiting in line? We'd love to hear your suggestions so leave a comment in the section below or tag @OnMSFT on Twitter.