Casual Games 2016

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Casual Games 2016 - 01/11/16 03:34 PM

Here is your chance to share your favorite casual games with others and help them enjoy the best of the best!

Please list your top 20 favorite casual games, any genre, any year (the more current the better), in alphabetical order (please and thank you) and submit them in this thread anytime between now and February 15th, 2016.

I'll add a new twist this year and let you name 5 top series that you may want to recommend as well. Please list those separate from the individual but you can post them in the same post.

Please do not edit once you have submitted your list because they will be recorded as they are posted. If you want to add a game and you didn't choose 20 the first time, PM me first to let me know you are doing that and then you can post again. You cannot exceed 20.

I hope to see lots of entries, the list is a wonderful resource for those looking to branch out into casuals or to give you new ideas of games to check out in case you missed them.

We will not be separating the games into categories, so no need to be specific as to the genre.

Have fun thinking of your lists and looking forward to seeing all of your favorites.

Ana :joy:
Posted by: Starcom

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/11/16 07:19 PM

Thank you BrownEyedTiger for doing this, here is my list for this year, again a tough choice as to witch ones to leave out:

Amaranthine Voyage - The Orb of Purity
Beyond - Light Advent CE
Dark Dimensions - Shadow Pirouette CE
Echoes of the Past - The Kingdom of Despair CE
Final Cut - Fade to Black CE
Grim Tales - The Final Suspect CE
Grim Tales - Threads of Destiny
Haunted Hotel – Eternity
Haunted Hotel - Phoenix CE
Hidden Expedition - Dawn of Prosperity CE
Mystery Case Files - Key to Ravenhearst CE
New York Mysteries - High Voltage
Paranormal Pursuit - The Gifted One
Phantasmat - Behind the Mask CE
Riddles of Fate - Memento Mori
Spirit of Revenge - Gem Fury CE
Surface - Return to Another World CE
The Curio Society - Eclipse Over Mesina CE
The Emptiness
The Last Dream

Top 5 Series

Dark Dimensions
Final Cut
Grim Tales
Haunted Hotel
New York Mysteries

Hard to choose just 5 top series out of the bunch but thanks for including series in the list.

Take care
Ray
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/12/16 09:11 AM

Casual List:
Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage
Break the Curse: Crimson Gems
Calavera Day of the Dead
Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone
Emberwing
Grim Tales: The Legacy
Grim Tales: Color of Fright
Grim Tales: Bloody Mary
Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward
Journey: Heart of Gaia
Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart
Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate’s Carnival
Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies
New York Mysteries: Secrets of the Mafia
Riddles of Fate: Wild Hunt
Timeless: The Lost Castle


Posted by: Mad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/12/16 12:17 PM

OK. Here's just a few of mine. And many thanks, BrownEyedTigre, for allowing a series to be listed.

Made things easier !! laugh

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A few individual games :

Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel
Jewel Match Twilight
Legend of Gallant
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
The Lost Cases of 221B Baker St.

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Series :

Dark Parables
Dead Reckoning
Final Cut
Haunted Hotel
Vampire Saga
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/12/16 01:39 PM

Beyond: Light Advent
Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome
Dark Realm: Princess of Ice
Emberwing: Lost Legacy
Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood
Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town
Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward
Lake House: Children of Silence
League of Light: Dark Omens
Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart
Maze: Subject 360
Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst
Nearwood
New York Mysteries: High Voltage
Reflections of Life: Equilibrium
Shiver: Poltergeist
Shrouded Tales: The Spellbound Land
Subliminal Realms: The Masterpiece
True Fear: Forsaken Souls

Series:
Final Cut
Dana Knightstone Novels
Surface
Mystery Trackers
Grim Tales

Thanks, Ana. happydance12
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/12/16 02:43 PM

Is it all right to add to the series list? I left out a couple that I really like even if the individual games are not my favorites.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/12/16 02:51 PM

You can, just do it in another post instead of editing.

Ana wave
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/13/16 01:29 PM

This is great. Have seen some I never heard of and now will try! My faves are below. Caveat: I like my games long and the puzzles/mini-games difficult. I don't really enjoy HOG, so games I list are light on those scenes and skewed toward adventure.

Not many "Series" entries from me; I would recommend very few Series as a group, because early games often do not measure up. (Many Series get better as they go along.) In the Series I list, ALL games in that Series are well above average.

Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind
Amaranthine Voyage -Tree of Life
Awakening: Sunhook Spire
Cadenza: Music and Betrayal
Calavera: Day of the Dead
Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
Clockwork Tales: Glass and Ink
Dark Dimensions: City of Fog
Dire Grove: Sacred Grove
Eternal Journey: New Atlantis
Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town
Otherworld: Spring of Shadows
Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest
Shiver: Moonlit Grove
Timeless: The Lost Castle
Witches' Legacy: Dark Throne

Series:
House of 1000 Doors
Lost Lands
New York Mysteries
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/13/16 01:37 PM

8dog, we share similar likes. happydance Loved Timeless, the Lost Castle.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/13/16 09:20 PM

Is this only for recent games?
I would have expected more votes for Drawn.
I'll have to think about what recent casual games I've enjoyed.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/13/16 09:36 PM

Jenny, I posted "any year" but the more current the better. If you want Drawn on there please add it. You can also add Drawn the series and leave room for individual games.

I think it's more beneficial to users to add some current games in there because it seems like the list doesn't change much otherwise for those looking for new suggestions. You are free to add any game you choose, though.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/14/16 07:14 AM

I know MY individual games list isn't very "current" so it's probably not too helpful.

[ I've played so many I find it difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff at a later date blush ]

But I think my my series list is OK grin
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 05:57 AM

I played Drawn around the time it was released and thought it was okay as an adventure game but far better than most other casuals. In only a few years many casual games have surpassed Drawn so I for one am not surprised that Drawn isn't way up there. It's just not the casual equivalent of, for example, the Gabriel Knight games.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 06:03 AM

There are NO casual equivalents of the Gabriel Knight games .... In fact, for me, there are no Adventure games out there that can even compare !! snicker
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 10:53 AM

8donight, you can only have 5 series. You named one already, so can you reduce this to 4 please. thanks
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Is this only for recent games?
I would have expected more votes for Drawn.
I'll have to think about what recent casual games I've enjoyed.


i played and liked the drawn games, but found them too short. that is why they aren't on my list.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: 8dognight
I played Drawn around the time it was released and thought it was okay as an adventure game but far better than most other casuals. In only a few years many casual games have surpassed Drawn so I for one am not surprised that Drawn isn't way up there. It's just not the casual equivalent of, for example, the Gabriel Knight games.


Drawn is one of few casual games that I actually remember -- one of few I replay. So many casual games are similar to one another, and usually I can't remember much at all about a casual game, even as little as a day after I finish it.

Newer games may have more options, like custom difficulty, but the options don't work 100%. I've yet to see one that truly got rid of the so-called "helpful" (actually annoying) messages blocking my view of the screen, even if the option to disable them is there. Not only do they block the screen, but it's insulting -- like the game is calling you a moron. Imagine exploring a haunted house in real life and having these damb boxes pop up in your face: "Oooo!! You found a corkscrew!!" "You found a pin !!" "You found a peanut !!"

A lot of the once-reliable series have become inconsistent in quality, sometimes due to change in developer. There has not been any gradual improvement for quite a while. For example, I've seen a lot of people saying Mystery Trackers: Four Aces is their favorite of the series, and it's certainly not the most recent -- it's over 3 years old. The most recent House of 1000 Doors game, Evil Inside, was a huge step down from the previous ones.

Also if you buy a Standard edition, you often find it has the same menu as the CE -- only with dead options or ads. For example, where the CE would have brought up a guide, you find clicking on "Guide" causes your web browser to open and display an ad to buy a guide. To me that just looks sloppy -- makes it look like you bought carelessly thrown-together junk, or paid money for some sort of trialware. And then there are the ads for Facebook and Twitter that have invaded the Menu Screens of so many Big Fish games. The only way to avoid that stuff is to buy an older game from before they started doing that.

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But back on the topic of favorite games ...

Most of the games in my list are older ones...

Big Secret of a Small Town
Bluebeard's Castle
Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless
Dark Hills of Cherai: The Regal Scepter
Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
Dracula: Love Kills
Drawn 1: The Painted Tower
Drawn 2: Dark Flight
Ghost Towns: The Cats of Ulthar
Margrave: Blacksmith's Daughter
Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart
Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
Mystery Case Files: Fate's Carnival
Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst
Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles

That's 16 games.
I have a couple of casual games I haven't played yet, and may play over the weekend.

List of series:

1. Dana Knightstone
2. Grim Tales -- the ones where you play as "Aunt Gray" saving her weird relatives who live (or used to live) in a castle

3. House of 1000 Doors
4. Mystery Trackers
5. Fantasy Mosaics -- especially from #4 onward (the ones where you change color while solving)
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/15/16 06:26 PM

I loved CHERAI! innovative, and i enjoyed the multi-player aspect.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/16/16 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Reenie
I loved CHERAI! innovative, and i enjoyed the multi-player aspect.

It's definitely one of my favorites -- and a game that stands out from the rest.
Besides the multiple character aspect with Tara, Maya, and Rahul, the gameworld itself was unique.
I'd have liked to see more games in the series, maybe taking place in between the first "Dark Hills of Cherai" game and "The Regal Sceptre," or possibly a prequel to both.
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/19/16 01:50 PM

I would have pared down my list; however, I have been busy and did not see the post reminding me that I was limited to five series. Darn. That's okay. Next time.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/19/16 02:38 PM

8dognight, It's not too late. Please cut them back to 5 so I can include them. thanks
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/19/16 05:07 PM

List of Series

Dark Parables
Grim Tales
Mystery Case Files
Mystery Trackers
Other World
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/19/16 06:44 PM

I deleted your old series post. THanks, 8dognight!
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/20/16 09:52 AM

2016 Game Addition to List:

Parallels Cross

If this addition is not allowed, that is fine. Someone mentioned that newer games were desirable.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/20/16 10:16 AM

You had 17 before, so now you have 18 8dognight. You can add two more before the listing ends.
Posted by: Taintedfury

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/21/16 05:07 AM

Hi Everyone,

I'm not much off the individuals but more of the series type.

Elixir of Immortality
The Fog


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Series:
Awakening: Moonfell wood
Awakening: The Dreamless castle
Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom
Awakening: The Skyward Castle
Awakening: The Sunhook Spire

Brink of Consciousness Dorian Gray Syndrome

Empress of The Deep : The Darkest Secret
Empress of The Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale
Empress of The Deep 3: Legacy of The Phoenix

Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake
Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
Mystery Case Files: Escape from Ravenhearst
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst

Mystery Tracker's: Black Isle
Mystery Tracker's: Rain cliff
Mystery Tracker's: Silent Hollow
Mystery Tracker's: The Four Aces
Mystery Tracker's: The Void

I've played many but these are most of my favorites.

Bye smile
Tainedfury
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/21/16 09:10 AM

Taintedfury, I deleted Scratches and Syberia from your lists since those are not casuals. Be sure and add them to the Adventure Game list we do later in the year!
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/21/16 07:05 PM

marian, i bought reflection: equilibrium on your recommendation. ce is terrific, long, with nice graphics, unusual hog scenes, and challenging mini-games. a great value. i will look at the others in this series now. thanks! (sorry, i'm one-armed for now and can't type capitals)
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/21/16 07:32 PM

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Try the demo of Reflections of Life: Dark Architect and see if you like it. wave
Posted by: meryl

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/22/16 08:22 AM

I had at least 10 series that i have enjoyed and it was difficult to pick five only but here they are:-


Dana Knightsone Novels
Mystery Case Files
Puppetshow
The Fall Trilogy
Weird Park


The 20 individual games I top rate are :-

Azada
Death & Betrayal in Romania (Dana Knightsone)
Enlightenus
Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor
Green Moon
Haunted Halls: Fears From Childhood
House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets
Mystery Case files: Madame Fate
Mystery Case files: Dire Grove
Mystery Case files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove
Mystery Trackers: The Void
Pahelika: Revelations
Puppetshow: Mystery of Joyville
Secrets of the Dragon Wheel
Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker
Shiver: Moonlit Grove
Stray Souls: Dollshouse Story
The Fall Trilogy (part 1)
True Fear: Forsaken Souls
Weird Park: Broken Tune

Posted by: Taintedfury

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/30/16 07:57 AM

Hi Ana,

Okay thanks for that will do:)

Jenny
Posted by: Taintedfury

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 01/31/16 07:55 PM

Hi all:)

I just halfway through the first off the Drawn series and so far i am really enjoying it as it's a different change from the other game's i have played so far.

P.S I just purchased the squeal to it Drawn: Dark Flight Collector's Edition in which i am looking forward too it...
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/01/16 09:56 AM

Starcom's suggestion of Echoes of the Past: Kingdom of Despair is a good game in spite of its off-putting name.

Reenie, our taste is similar because I have used your posts on various games to find interesting ones before.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/01/16 01:38 PM

Thanks, 8dog. I will check it out!
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/02/16 09:23 AM

Jenny100 used to have a series of essays on casual games on the main page. Any chance the essays will be updated? I often used them to find games, which is why I post the question in this thread.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/03/16 01:29 AM

meryl, i just played the trial game for true fear - forsaken, based on your recommendation. very different, creepy but fun. i think i will buy that one. thanks for the heads up.
Posted by: Becky

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 03:34 PM

Beyond: Light Advent
Dark Realm: Queen of Flames
Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle
Dreampath: The Two Kingdoms
Emerald City Confidential
Emerald Maiden: Ship of Dreams
Empress of the Deep 3: Legacy of the Phoenix
Enchantia: Wrath of the Phoenix Queen
Eventide: Slavic Fable
Fright
League of Light: Wicked Harvest
Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Sacred Grove
Mythic Wonders: Child of Prophecy
Namariel Legends: Iron Lord
Nearwood
Parallels Cross
Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes
Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen

Casual Series

Dark Parables
Drawn
Enigmatis
Nightmare Adventures
Otherworld

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 03:47 PM

Hi Becky! joy
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: 8dognight
Jenny100 used to have a series of essays on casual games on the main page. Any chance the essays will be updated? I often used them to find games, which is why I post the question in this thread.


I don't have the answer to your question. But I seem to remember that it was Becky who wrote those articles, although I could be wrong.
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 05:07 PM

It was Becky. Are the essays still there?
Posted by: MaG

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 05:20 PM

8dognight,

I am in the process of making a list of editorials. I will link it to the title of the frame. I will announce it when done.

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Here's the link to the Editorials.
Posted by: Becky

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/04/16 07:56 PM

Hi Ana! Thanks for giving us a chance to vote again this year. (I like voting.) hamster

MaG -- nice link. It's fun to see the editorials again. urock
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/05/16 06:05 AM

wave2 Becky long time since you've been here. Welcome back! wave2
Posted by: Becky

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/05/16 09:45 AM

Hi Gerry -- good to see you. blackkitty

These new smilies are great.
Posted by: 8dognight

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/06/16 08:23 PM

Becky, I have enjoyed your editorials and hope you add new ones.
Posted by: TJCat

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/07/16 03:26 PM

Here's my list for this year. Thanks for doing this again BrownEyedTigre!

Awakening: The Sunhook Sprire
Beyond: Light Advent
Blue Tear
Brink of Consciousness: Dorion Gray Syndrome
Cadenza: Music Betrayal and Death
Calavera: Day of the Dead
Curse at Twilight: Thief of Souls
Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel
Dreampath: The Two Kingdoms
Eternal Journey: New Atlantis
Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen
Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond
Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
Lost Lands: The Golden Curse
Maze: Subject 360
Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies
New York Mysteries: High Voltage
Riddles of Egypt
Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
Timeless: The Lost Castle

Series:

House of 1000 Doors
League of Light
Mystery Case Files
Mystery of the Ancients
Surface
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/08/16 03:08 PM

Oh boy, more recommendations to follow up. Thanks to this List, I aquired a couple of new games recently that were exceptional. I had given up on Big Fish last year because they bury all their good games under an avalanche of [blip] that you have to filter through, and it became more trouble than it was worth to find a good game. No more. If we can get recommendations from each other, I'm back in the Big Fish fan club again.

I bought Riddles of Fate: Wild Hunt, and just finished it. One of the best in a loooong time. Wow! Huge game, excellent graphics and animation, interesting HOG scenes with innovative touches, and tough mini-games. The Bonus game was worth its name as well. I played it on the hardest setting, and it was a dream date. I have marked this game in my database as a definite Replay! Having said this, there are caveats: There is a LOT of shagging your *** back and forth, a bit more than really was necessary. Most voice acting was scenery-chewing excess. Also, there are those celebratory trumpet blasts whenever you solve a small puzzle. Finally, there were some oddities about it that will throw off many veteran players. If you see something up in a tree and you find a slingshot to knock it down, your first thought is to find some ammunition for the slingshot, right? Maybe not. After looking around for any form of ammo while playing on in other scenes, I finally gave up and looked up a WT. Solution: You don't need ammo. ha ha You just click the empty slingshot on the target object! I'm serious. Still chuckling over that. Another example: At one underground cavern there is a threatening kraken in the water, blocking your progress, and you have to find a way to get rid of it before moving on. I was stumped there for another spell. There was nothing else I could do, so back to the WT. It said to break the stalagmites in the background ( on the other side of the lake, behind the kraken that is blocking your way). Uh huh. crazy Last but not least, you find a torch shell that normally would need a wick or oil or something to light, right? Nope, you just stick the torch handle in the fireplace and voilá, flames. These little things detract somewhat because they stop you in your tracks. Still, they aren't enough to knock this game off the top of my list. Loved it. NB: You WILL have to take extensive notes in order to relocate objects you find along the way and then need later. Thanks so much to whomever put this game on his/her 2015 list. I owe you one!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/14/16 10:21 PM

Here is my list:

Individual Games:

Botanica
Drawn: The Painted Tower
The Tiny Bang Story

Series:

Agency of Anomalies
Dark Dimensions
Echoes of the Past
Grim Tales
Mystery Case Files

Ana wave
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/15/16 08:28 PM

Like Cherai, Mythic Wonders also has a unique environment and style, set in another culture. The puzzles are related to the culture as well. It is very pretty in a graphic sense. Unfortunately, it is too easy to be much challenge. But if you like a beautiful setting, that might be enough to justify buying it.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:32 PM

Thanks to all who voted and a special thanks to my co-captain on the tallying of games, Chief! hearts

Here are the results:


Individual Games in Order of Popularity

4 Beyond: Light Advent
3 Calavara: Day of the Dead
3 Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel
3 Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
3 Margrave:Curse of the Severed Heart
3 Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove
3 Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst
3 New York Mysteries: High Voltage
3 Timeless: The Lost Castle
2 Awakening: Sunhook Spire
2 Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome
2 Cadenza: Music Betrayal and Death
2 Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
2 Drawn: The Painted Tower
2 Dreampath: The Two Kingdoms
2 Emberwing: Lost Legacy
2 Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town
2 Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward
2 Maze: Subject 360
2 Mystery Case Files: Fate's Carnival
2 Myths of the World: Of Friends and Fairies
2 Nearwood
2 Parallels Cross
2 Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
2 Shiver: Moonlit Grove
2 Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
2 True Fear: Forsaken Souls
1 Eternal Journey: New Atlantis
1 Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage
1 Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind
1 Amaranthine Voyage: The Orb of Purity
1 Amaranthine Voyage: Tree of Life
1 Azada
1 Big Secret of a Small Town
1 Blue Tear
1 Bluebeard's Castle
1 Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless
1 Botanica
1 Break the Curse: Crimson Gems
1 Clockwork Tales: Glass and Ink
1 Curio Society: Eclipse over Mesina
1 Curse at Twilight: Thief of Souls
1 Dark Dimensions: City of Fog
1 Dark Dimensions: Shadow Pirouette
1 Dark Hills of Cherai: The Regal Scepter
1 Dark Realm: Princess of Ice
1 Dark Realm: Queen of Flames
1 Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers
1 Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
1 Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle
1 Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel
1 Dracula: Love Kills
1 Drawn 2: Dark Flight
1 Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair
1 Elixir of Immortality
1 Emerald City Confidential
1 Emerald Maiden: Ship of Dreams
1 Empress of the Deep 3; Legacy of the Phoenix
1 Emptiness
1 Enchantia: Wrath of the Phoenix Queen
1 Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood
1 Enlightenus
1 Eventide: Slavic Fable
1 Fall Trilogy (Part 1)
1 Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor
1 Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen
1 Final Cut: Fade to Black
1 Fog (The)
1 Fright
1 Ghost Towns: The Cats of Ulthar
1 Green Moon
1 Grim Tales: Bloody Mary
1 Grim Tales: Color of Fright
1 Grim Tales: The Final Suspect
1 Grim Tales: The Legacy
1 Grim Tales: Threads of Destiny
1 Haunted Halls: Fears from Childhood
1 Haunted Hotel: Eternity
1 Haunted Hotel: Phoenix
1 Hidden Expedition: Dawn of Prosperity
1 Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond
1 House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets
1 Jewel Match Twilight
1 Journey: Heart of Gaia
1 Lake House: Children of Silence
1 Last Dream
1 League of Light: Dark Omens
1 League of Light: Wicked Harvest
1 Legend of Gallant
1 Lost Cases of 221B Baker St
1 Lost Lands: The Golden Curse
1 Margrave: Blacksmith's Daughter
1 Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
1 Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove
1 Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
1 Mystery Trackers: The Void
1 Mythic Wonders: Child of Prophecy
1 Namariel Legends: Iron Lord
1 New York Mysteries: Secrets of the Mafia
1 Otherworlds: Spring of Shadows
1 Pahelika: Revelations
1 Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One
1 Phantasmat: Behind the Mask
1 Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes
1 Puppetshow: Mystery of Joyville
1 Reflections of Life: Equilibrium
1 Riddles of Egypt
1 Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori
1 Riddles of Fate: Wild Hunt
1 Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest
1 Secrets of the Dragon Wheel
1 Shiver: Poltergeist
1 Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker
1 Shrouded Tales: The Spellbound Land
1 Spirit of Revenge: Gem Fury
1 Stray Souls: Dollshouse Story
1 Subliminal Realms:The Masterpiece
1 Surface: Return to Another World
1 The Tiny Bang Story
1 Weird Park: Broken Tune
1 Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen
1 Witches Legacy: Dark Throne
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:32 PM

Individual Games in Alphabetical Order

1 Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage
1 Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind
1 Amaranthine Voyage: The Orb of Purity
1 Amaranthine Voyage: Tree of Life
2 Awakening: Sunhook Spire
1 Azada
4 Beyond: Light Advent
1 Big Secret of a Small Town
1 Blue Tear
1 Bluebeard's Castle
1 Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless
1 Botanica
1 Break the Curse: Crimson Gems
2 Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome
2 Cadenza: Music Betrayal and Death
3 Calavara: Day of the Dead
2 Christmas Stories: Nutcracker
1 Clockwork Tales: Glass and Ink
1 Curio Society: Eclipse over Mesina
1 Curse at Twilight: Thief of Souls
1 Dark Dimensions: City of Fog
1 Dark Dimensions: Shadow Pirouette
1 Dark Hills of Cherai: The Regal Scepter
1 Dark Realm: Princess of Ice
1 Dark Realm: Queen of Flames
1 Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers
1 Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
1 Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle
3 Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel
1 Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel
1 Dracula: Love Kills
1 Drawn 2: Dark Flight
2 Drawn: The Painted Tower
2 Dreampath: The Two Kingdoms
1 Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair
1 Elixir of Immortality
2 Emberwing: Lost Legacy
1 Emerald City Confidential
1 Emerald Maiden: Ship of Dreams
1 Empress of the Deep 3; Legacy of the Phoenix
1 Emptiness
1 Enchantia: Wrath of the Phoenix Queen
1 Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood
1 Enlightenus
1 Eternal Journey: New Atlantis
1 Eventide: Slavic Fable
1 Fall Trilogy (Part 1)
1 Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor
1 Final Cut: Death on the Silver Screen
1 Final Cut: Fade to Black
1 Fog (The)
2 Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town
1 Fright
1 Ghost Towns: The Cats of Ulthar
1 Green Moon
1 Grim Tales: Bloody Mary
1 Grim Tales: Color of Fright
1 Grim Tales: The Final Suspect
1 Grim Tales: The Legacy
1 Grim Tales: Threads of Destiny
1 Haunted Halls: Fears from Childhood
2 Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward
1 Haunted Hotel: Eternity
1 Haunted Hotel: Phoenix
1 Hidden Expedition: Dawn of Prosperity
1 Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond
1 House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets
1 Jewel Match Twilight
1 Journey: Heart of Gaia
1 Lake House: Children of Silence
1 Last Dream
1 League of Light: Dark Omens
1 League of Light: Wicked Harvest
1 Legend of Gallant
1 Lost Cases of 221B Baker St
3 Lost Lands: The Four Horsemen
1 Lost Lands: The Golden Curse
1 Margrave: Blacksmith's Daughter
3 Margrave:Curse of the Severed Heart
2 Maze: Subject 360
1 Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
1 Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove
3 Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove
2 Mystery Case Files: Fate's Carnival
3 Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst
1 Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
1 Mystery Trackers: The Void
1 Mythic Wonders: Child of Prophecy
2 Myths of the World: Of Friends and Fairies
1 Namariel Legends: Iron Lord
2 Nearwood
3 New York Mysteries: High Voltage
1 New York Mysteries: Secrets of the Mafia
1 Otherworlds: Spring of Shadows
1 Pahelika: Revelations
2 Parallels Cross
1 Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One
1 Phantasmat: Behind the Mask
1 Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes
1 Puppetshow: Mystery of Joyville
1 Reflections of Life: Equilibrium
1 Riddles of Egypt
1 Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori
1 Riddles of Fate: Wild Hunt
1 Rite of Passage: Child of the Forest
1 Secrets of the Dragon Wheel
2 Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
2 Shiver: Moonlit Grove
1 Shiver: Poltergeist
1 Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker
1 Shrouded Tales: The Spellbound Land
1 Spirit of Revenge: Gem Fury
2 Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
1 Stray Souls: Dollshouse Story
1 Subliminal Realms:The Masterpiece
1 Surface: Return to Another World
1 The Tiny Bang Story
3 Timeless: The Lost Castle
2 True Fear: Forsaken Souls
1 Weird Park: Broken Tune
1 Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen
1 Witches Legacy: Dark Throne
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:32 PM

Casual Game Series in Order of Popularity

5 Grim Tales
5 Mystery Case Files
4 Mystery Trackers
3 Dana Nightstone Novels
3 Dark Parables
3 Final Cut
3 House of 1000 Doors
2 Dark Dimensions
2 Haunted Hotel
2 New York Mysteries
2 Other World
2 Surface
1 Agency of Anomalies
1 Awakening
1 Dead Reckoning
1 Drawn
1 Echoes of the Past
1 Empress of the Deep
1 Enigmatis
1 Fantasy Mosaics
1 League of Light
1 Lost Lands
1 Mystery of the Ancients
1 Nightmare Adventures
1 Puppetshow
1 The Fall Trilogy
1 Vampire Saga
1 Weird Park
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:33 PM

Casual Game Series in Alphabetical Order

1 Agency of Anomalies
1 Awakening
3 Dana Nightstone Novels
2 Dark Dimensions
3 Dark Parables
1 Dead Reckoning
1 Drawn
1 Echoes of the Past
1 Empress of the Deep
1 Enigmatis
1 Fantasy Mosaics
3 Final Cut
5 Grim Tales
2 Haunted Hotel
3 House of 1000 Doors
1 League of Light
1 Lost Lands
5 Mystery Case Files
1 Mystery of the Ancients
4 Mystery Trackers
2 New York Mysteries
1 Nightmare Adventures
2 Other World
1 Puppetshow
2 Surface
1 The Fall Trilogy
1 Vampire Saga
1 Weird Park
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:36 PM

Thanks so much, Ana and Chief - great stuff, and it will be a useful reference for me. thumbsup
Posted by: Mad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:39 PM

Thank you VERY much, BrownEyedTigre and Chief !! What a team, eh ?? hamster
Posted by: MaG

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 01:43 PM

Thanks, Ana & Chief. kissy

The voters are much appreciated. Thanks to you all.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 02:39 PM

Thank you Ana & Chief. I'll review it later when I am home.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/16/16 08:31 PM

I'm so glad to see a few of the innovative games (like Calavera) get recognized. It would be great if the game designers picked up on our ratings.

Thanks so much for putting together this list! There are SO many casual games and it is daunting to try to find a good one. Lots of mediocre ones out there, and it takes a long time to search through them.
Posted by: meryl

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 03:34 AM

Thanks for all the work put in to give us these ratings. There are quite a few games here I need to check out.
Posted by: connie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 06:31 AM

Thanks Ana and Chief wave2
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 08:18 PM

Question: Someone suggested Emerald City Confidential, but I can't find it on Big Fish. Is this the correct, full title? Is it not a BF game?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 08:28 PM

It's a Wadjet Eye Game but it looks like you can download here on BigFish. Use the full version link towards the bottom.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 08:29 PM

Emerald City Confidential used to be available from Big Fish (I have it in my Purchase History), but it has since been removed. The game designer is Wadjet Eye Games. I believe you can find it as a download on Amazon.

Thanks, Ana - I think that's the online version. When you go to the full version link, it takes you back to the Big Fish home page.

I believe the game was published by PlayFirst, and when PlayFirst went to mobile they removed their games from Big Fish, unfortunately (they had a lot of good time management games, too).
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 08:31 PM

Or Steam if you use Steam.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/17/16 08:46 PM

Thanks, oldbroad. wave
Posted by: Becky

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/20/16 06:07 PM

Thanks Ana and Chief! I always find this list to be extremely helpful in finding any good games that I might have missed. wave2
Posted by: exalthim2

Re: Vote for your Favorite Casual Games 2016 - Results posted! - 02/20/16 07:27 PM

Wow, that's a lot of work! Really appreciate all you do Ana and Chief Thank you so much hearts