looking for games to play during lessons

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  1. Zalda
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    i would like to play some games during the more boring lessons, but i can't be bothered to play CoD or LoL because usually there's not enough space. i have thought about the criteria for these games during today's boring lesson:
    • small, both in screensize needed as in HDDspace. I really prefer non-fullscreen games so i can still somewhat take notes and pay attention, + not all the people in the room will look at my screen
    • not a lot of mouse action required
    • possible multiplayer, definitely not a must
    • can be about anything, i'll try it.
    my laptop is quite a powerhouse so don't bother with specs
     
  2. Magsor

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    My guess is that there is no suggestions yet because the offer is too wide. You would have to pinpoint what kind of games you are into. Looks like you are looking for a turn based game. am i wrong?
     
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  4. OneUp

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    A lot of indie games fit that description if you are interested in any of them.
     
  5. Quietlyawesome94

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    Emulators. You can map the controls to the keyboard and just about any portable game before the DS will be
     
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    Really though you should be paying attention and learning. It is your future at stake.

    ...However, Binding of Isaac works pretty well. Doesn't require a mouse and it's rather unobtrusive. Second one would go to match-three puzzlers like Puzzle Quest. They're easy to play on a laptop's trackpad and it's pretty easy to disguise as just general mouseclicks.
     
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    Possible second option- there are programs that allow you to make certain windows transparent which should still allow some games but those looking on will have to look hard to see what goes.

    As for games- puzzle games and turn based games like heroes of might and magic are where I would head. Frankly though if class is that pointless why not find a textbook and cut it completely?
     
  8. Pleng

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    If you have to be in a lesson, you may as well spend the time learning whatever the subject (no matter how boring it appears) being taught is. You never know, you might just learn that one random fact that will one day secure victory in university challenge/some random tv quiz show/the local pub quiz.

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  9. Zalda
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    yup, tbs games seem a good plan!
    no, i can type just fine. besides it's on a laptop, not ideal to type
    can you be more obvious?!
     
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    Minesweeper, duh.

    Plants VS Zombies, Defense Grid, Defcon (Multiplayer).
     
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    PvZ has way too much clicking IIRC, the other games I don't know. Just saying.
     
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    Keyboard only? DosBox and Sid Meiers Covert Action.
     
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    Get VBA and play classic GBA. Seriously, you can't go wrong here.
     
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    Get a GBA emulator and some Fire Emblem, Blazing Sword is my favorite but all 3 games are great IMO.