So on Saturday, I accidentally wound up being stuck in a car for a grand total of just over 4 hours, unexpectedly. It’s a long story, but basically Google Maps sent us to the wrong city, so after driving an hour we realized we were an hour and a half from where we needed to be.
Luckily for me, I was the passenger and I filled most of that time playing games on my iPhone so I wouldn’t go insane. I spent a surprisingly long time playing Farms & Castles.
It’s a pretty straight-forward puzzle matching type game. Three bushes turn into a tree, three trees into a forest, three forests into a farm, and so on and so forth. You lose when you run out of space to put new things in.
Farms & Castles is everything a Freemium game should be, I’m pretty impressed by how unobtrusive it is compared to some other mobile games I play. You can spend some cash to buy magic orbs (they do things like clear a spot, transform stone/wood items, and act as a matching piece) if you really want to, but you can earn the gold to buy them in-game and it’s not really necessary to buy them. There is the occasional after you’ve made X amount of moves, but it’s not a video or anything like that, so it’s not really that annoying.
All in all, it’s a cute game (I like the graphics) that kills some time without annoying me. I love a game like that!