The one thing the pandemic has made all of us agree on is that working from home is tedious. To keep your sanity intact, you need to take breaks. And, what’s better than a simple clicker game or an idle game!
Before we talk about the best clicker games to play, many of you may ask — what is a clicker game?
In simple words, a clicker game is where the player performs incremental clicks in order to earn rewards. The rewards increase with every click.
Now, let’s check out the 5 best clicker games you can play to take a break while work from home continues.
Starting from the original clicker game, the very first one that started the whole genre of incremental games — Cookie Clicker.
Designed by Julien Orwell, it’s a really simple and innovative game, you click a cookie and get one cookie for each click. More clicks means more cookies. Then use those cookies to get instruments like bakers, farms, ovens etc.
It goes even further and lets you hire grandmas to bake cookies for you. And it does not stop here, there’s literally infinite clicker.
Clicks per Second Game
This game is an even simpler idle game. Instead of adding a story or background to it, this clicker game adds competitiveness.
It works like this — you click a button, the counter increases by 1, which is your score. But, there’s more. Unlike other incremental games on this list, here your clicking speed also matters. The more clicks you make in a given time, the faster is your clicking speed i.e. clicks per second.
If you touch the faster speed, you can challenge your friends to beat your speed. Gamers also use this to measure their CPS and improve their click speed.
Unlike the previous one, instead of simplifying, Adventure Capitalist actually adds decision making and strategy to the basic idle game concept.
At the start of the game, the player gets a lemonade stall. The player clicks on the stall repeatedly and earns money for every click. Then use this money to add more stalls and earn more.
Once you have enough money you can set up factories, buy machinery, hire workers, invest in real estate and more. You get richer and richer with every click. It does not end here, the moment you touch 1 trillion valuation, you can start your business on moon and after that on Mars also.
That’s why it is also one of the top-rate clicker games available on Android.
The moment you read Bitcoin, it rings all the bells. And, that actually helped this clicker game gain so much popularity. It is basically the simulation of actual cryptocurrency mining.
You begin with a shabby little computer and start mining bitcoins (not the real ones!) every time the computer is clicked. With the mined coins, you can upgrade computers, buy more computers, hire employees to mine coins and get more resources.
The richer you get, you can buy more stuff for personal use as well. All this in the simulation and you can feel the adrenaline of cryptocurrency without having the actual risks.
The last one we recommend is Egg Inc. This idle game is somewhat similar to AdVenture Capitalist in terms of concept and gameplay. But, it has a far better 3D UI that adds to the fun of the game.
There is a red button with a chicken on it. Press it to release chickens in the game. These chickens lay eggs and you sell them to earn money. This money is used to build more hen houses, get golden eggs, upgrade egg factories, buy research for better eggs and more assets to make the business larger.
There’s no end to this idle game as well but the player gets an option to ‘prestige’ where he loses all the hens and cash but retains the golden eggs and restarts from scratch.
These were our five popular recommendations for clicker games. But, there’s still a plethora of such idle games that you can discover yourself like Plantera, Time Clickers, Realm Grinder and others.
It is possible that each of these have different gameplay but the underlying concept of infinite clicker is the same that brings the fun.
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