It’s that time of the year again! With 2016 almost behind us, it’s time to look back and check out the winners. I am talking about the best casual games of the year! It’s going to be an amazing article for those looking for some new amazing games to play.
As always, the vast majority of our games in this year’s list of the best casual games of 2016 is represented by hidden object adventure games. This is the most popular casual genre, in the end, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise. But we also have entries from other genres: great games too, so it’s worth checking them all out.
The games listed below are in no particular order as they are all amazing games you will love to play if you are a casual games fan like myself.
These being said, let’s not waste any time and let’s check out below the best casual games of 2016!
The Keeper of Antiques: The Revived Book
You haven’t heard from your uncle in several days. When you go to his antique store, you’re accosted by someone after one of your uncle’s books. What starts as a simple search for your uncle quickly takes an even darker turn as you discover his collection of odds and ends is more than just a hobby. These artifacts have special powers, and one of them has trapped your uncle! Can you rescue him from a book of nightmares before it’s too late, or will you become its next victim?
Mosaics Galore 2
Mosaics Galore 2 is a wildly unique puzzle game where players visit a mysterious Ent Forest, take a stroll through Elf Grove, dance with fairies and descend into the underwater city of an ancient race. Throughout your journey you’ll encounter a collection of brain-teasing mosaics made from 6 different materials: wood, fabric, glass, paper, jewels, and metal. Solve these patchwork puzzles and see if you can guess what fantastical images you’re uncovering!
Heart’s Medicine: Time to Heal
Become a doctor in a romantic medical drama, and be part of the life of aspiring surgeon, Allison Heart! When Allison falls in love with Daniel, Head of the Hospital, she discovers that she still has strong feelings for her old flame, Connor, Head of Pediatrics. Romance blossoms when suddenly Daniel has a terrible accident, and Allison is the only one who can save his life!
Sea of Lies: Leviathan Reef
The dastardly Pirate King is out for blood, and you’re his next target! The infamous pirate has a plan to kidnap you to get revenge against your father. But his plans go awry when the captain he sends to nab you sets you loose instead! Now you find yourself on a mysterious island full of pirates with the only key that can stop the Pirate King. But who can you trust? There’s only one way to find out…
Delicious: Emily’s Hopes and Fears
Delicious: Emily’s Hopes and Fears takes you on an adventure like no other before… During the hottest summer of the century, Paige fights to survive a mysterious disease. While Emily stays unwaveringly by her struggling daughter’s side, Patrick embarks on an epic journey through the blistering cold in search of the only cure: a magical flower… Can he save his little girl?
Dreampath: Curse of the Swamps
A mystical rain is turning everyone into frogs! As part of the royal family, you can fend off the illness, but for how long? It’s up to you to find the cause of this wicked weather and save your loved ones. Can you discover the cure before it’s too late?
Take a fantastical journey across the kingdom. Solve quests, collect rare artifacts, build upgrades, and even craft new items! Traverse huge levels and solve mind-bending puzzle challenges in this innovative new match-3 experience!
Grim Tales: The Heir
You’ve been called to the Gray’s Castle to help your nephew Brandon. His son is missing, and his wife’s fallen into a mysterious coma! It’s up to you to discover what dark forces are at play in your family’s castle. The past and present collide as you look for answers. Do you have what it takes to change the outcome of the future before it’s too late?
Ready yourself to raise the Jolly Roger and sail the Seven Seas in this addictive time-management game! Find fortune, glory, and true love. Meet new friends and fight vile foes along the way. Build ships, gather trophies, load cannons, and resist the Kraken. Confront the evil pirates of the notorious Black Armada, defeat the king, and save your beloved.
Living Legends: Bound by Wishes
In the town of Wishville, every dream can come true, for the right price. Your husband Jack has gone there, but when he doesn’t return, you follow in his footsteps, discovering anything but a paradise. The town is threatened by enchanted roses that choke the life out of anyone who steps outside the town gates. Now these lingering souls need your help to fulfill their wish contracts so they can move on, but will you be able to save your beloved husband from meeting the same twisted fate? And who is sending the roses to kill the townspeople?
So these are my picks for the best casual games of the year 2016. We have 10 great games you will thoroughly enjoy playing, so pick those you haven’t tried out yet and play them!