Games for the Titas of Manila at

I am fortunate to be a part of the generation that grew up playing traditional games. We became a part of the transition from the old ways of playing, to the current norm of the more advanced mobile and online games. My husband and I would always tell our six-year-old daughter how kids now are so fortunate to have access to different forms of entertainment – Netflix, YouTube, and mobile and online games that sprout like mushrooms every single day. I remember growing up in the 90s to a middle class family. I grew up without a lot of toys. Incidentally, it was the time when blackouts became a part of our daily lives, and the time when crime rates in Manila were so high. I would sometimes spend hours playing card games with my parents using a candle as our source of light because we had nothing else to do. My mom taught me how to play the solitaire at a very young age. It soon became my only way to help fall asleep along with answering the crossword puzzle from the newspaper! Hihi.

So imagine how excited I was when I learned of – a website that houses online games that I grew up playing!

I’ve always been an introvert, and I think I became more introverted because I spent a lot of days playing solitaire at home by myself. Our house would turn so quiet that I would blast the volume of our radio to listen to sad love songs while playing cards. Good thing that this online solitaire has sounds at every move! Try it! Hihi!

The site is not only limited to solitaire and other card games. They have matching games like the Candy Fiesta. I initially tried this because of this cute moving cat which reminded me so much of those waving cat figurines we see on the cash register in a lot of local stores here in the Philippines! :p

We all know that these kinds of matching games can get so addicting, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

The hidden object games like the Hidden Kitchen brought back so many memories! I remember that during my first few years in the corporate world, my then officemate turned very good friend, Jeff, introduced me to these kinds of games. I have no idea where he downloaded those games, but I spent hours at night playing such games every time I was on a break from watching Korean dramas! I would only stop and sleep when I feel my eyes strain. =))

I don’t know if it’s because I love to read, but word games have always been my favorite. I initially thought that playing Letter Scramble would just be a piece of cake. It was easy at the beginning as I create words from falling letters, but things got a little more challenging when more piled up, making it harder to see all the letters. It was fun, though!

I remember my Mama used to buy those books filled with crossword and word search puzzles. I guessed that helped me a lot in building my vocabulary. Below is a 12x12 Word Search puzzle I played from It was overwhelming at the beginning with all the letters flashed at the screen, but I definitely enjoyed it! My husband even joined me in hunting for words!

I play games for stress relief, but there are times when I feel like a lot of the newer games make me more stressed! Haha. The graphics may be cool and advanced, but they make me dizzy at times. I find it comforting that my Tita heart can still go back to the games I grew up playing. 

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