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Broken Ankle - Things to pass time?! Eg games etc

jrawlins28 Avatar
2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Bit of a weird one, broken my ankle, getting very down sitting at home with not a lot to do, bored of watching TV.
Any recommendations what to do?!
I don't have a games console, got a Laptop, any cheap/free games people would recommend that don't require uber specs?
Just something casual to get into to pass time, not really feeling up to getting into a big blockbuster title anyway!
Thanks!
jrawlins28 Avatar
2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If you can get into strategy games such as total war series, or company of heroes series most of the series are low specs and very time intensive.
#2
Have you broken your wrists too? If not, I know how to pass the time!
#4
Can you not go outside? Surely it just means taking longer to get to places compared to normal rather than stopping you doing eveything.
#5
The Simpsond Tapped Out game on Apple and Android. Lose hours in just a few taps
#6
space2805
The Simpsond Tapped Out game on Apple and Android. Lose hours in just a few taps

Did you get paid to say that? :|
#7
Did you check out the Humble Bundle weekly offers?
#8
RossD89
space2805
The Simpsond Tapped Out game on Apple and Android. Lose hours in just a few taps

Did you get paid to say that? :|

I think he meant lose £££'s in just a few taps :D
#9
RossD89
space2805
The Simpsond Tapped Out game on Apple and Android. Lose hours in just a few taps

Did you get paid to say that? :|

Not at all, OP asked for suggestions. I use hacks anyway, avoids in game purchasing


Edited By: space2805 on Jul 17, 2014 15:48
#10
Learn a new skill.

Web design is easy and very rewarding once you see the finished article. Could also be financially rewarding if you wish it to be.
#11
Sorry to hear you broke your ankle. Here's some ideas that might help pass the time.

Get Steam if you haven't already. http://store.steampowered.com. Plenty of F2P & indie games there & also tons of cheap game bundles & freebies always floating around. So doesn't have to cost a lot. Use Tremor to get coins & get free games that way. Can PM you if you need help on there. I've managed to get myself about 30/40 free games that way. Mostly bundle ones but still, free is free with minimal effort.

http://www.steamgifts.com for a chance to win Steam games. PM me for other Steam resources.

Goat simulator is pretty random & fun to pass the time with. I mostly have a thing for Indie games so some of my personal favourites are games like Defense Grid, Guns of Icarus Online, Star Trek Online, Faerie Solitaire, Triple Town, Reus, Thomas Was Alone, Kingdom Rush, & Magicka. Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is also pretty good though personally I didn't like the ending at all.

If bored with what's on TV & don't mind subtitles, watch some foreign stuff like Anime, Asian Dramas or Movies. Plenty of resources online. Again feel free to PM if you need help with that.

http://www.kongregate.com has tons of free casual games.

Check out stuff on Reddit. There's countless hours lost there!

http://mindbleach.org, just because I currently had it open XD!

Look up random stuff on pinterest.

Find something crafty do make/do/build or customise.

If you have money, shop on eBay/Amazon.

Find some of those sites where you can earn by doing tasks such as filling in questionnaires etc.

Learn a new skill/language/craft.

Browse YouTube.

That's all I can think of right this moment. Will add more if I think of anything else. Hope there is something there you may find useful. :)








Edited By: Pantheria on Jul 17, 2014 16:04: more info added
#12
Peggle is a real time devourer, and it's easy to get straight into.

Outside of games, have you considered getting a good book?
#13
Hate to be so old hat, but how about reading a book or two?
#14
mallie21
RossD89
space2805
The Simpsond Tapped Out game on Apple and Android. Lose hours in just a few taps

Did you get paid to say that? :|

I think he meant lose £££'s in just a few taps :D
I cheated and bought loads of upgrades from eBay for 99p and now have everything muhahahaha
#15
or if you don't like reading, why not try an audiobook? audible is very good and can do free trials or half price for 3 months. If you want some fantasy/scifi suggestions just ask.

For games what have you played and liked in the past? An rpg would be good to take up a lot of time. (if you like star wars then knights of the old republic is excellent and should run on basic hardware)

Also if you want to lose a lot of time you could check out reddit.com (install res chrome/firefox add on to make it even better)

Edited By: badasschris on Jul 17, 2014 17:02
#16
take advantage of a free netflix trial and knock out a few shows?
#17
Brilliant help guys, thanks, very much appreciated!
Will try a few out. I have been reading and watching TV already!
#18
Why not spend some time learning , you have a laptop right ? probably not going to be playing anything special. you have a smart phone right ? download hacking tutorials from the store (no permissions) and that app will open your eyes and keep you busy , theres fun things and serious things to do , phone in hand watching, laptop on side doing.

Start looking at fractional reserve banking and see how the banks minipulate the "fiat" money we use , thats a good one everybody needs to learn and very interesting, I could go on...
#19
I was off work for three months after a shoulder op last year, after all the usual books/dvds etc, I found loads of old negatives of family photos going back decades and transferred them into my laptop. I would never had found the time usually and now have hundreds of snaps from which I've made photo books for my sons and grandchildren. Time well spent.
#20
Do the Wikipedia thing where you look up something, then pick a link in that text to the next link and carry on. This will eat days, inform you of some stuff, challenge you to consider if it is genuine or not and can be highly amusing....

Try Kwop, see if you can run 100 metres, if you don't end up crying with laughter....

Do a mega thread for here....topic of your choosing....

Knit

Crochet

Get really good at origami, or another Japanese paper craft...always well received...

You tube the jobs you cannot do yourself at the moment, DIY etc.

Draw

Paint

Learn to cartoon (some great websites)

Do all the eBay searches for those dream items and track what they sell for, so you can make informed choices.

Do your internet Christmas shopping now, then when you get paid in November and December the money is yours, plus the sales are on so you should be quids in....
#21
cut your sheets into into little itsy pieces and then see if you can put them back together on another sheet.
#22
Try learning a new language! Spanish, French or German! :3
#23
I really feel for you. Seriously broke my ankle in 2011, and required surgery including 2 plates and 6 pins to fix it. I was off work for about 8 weeks and it nearly drove me crazy! The worst thing is not being able to do/havind great difficulty doing the silly everyday things you take for granted. Like having a shower in a bloomin cast!!
I had 2 kids at home to look after too.
I just survived doing all the basic things like TV, Games and Internet.,So I don't have anything better to offer. Try to get friends to come round and visit to break up the days a bit.
I wish you a speedy recovery!!
NB. Make sure you push for physio. Despite the serious nature of my break, the hospital failed to send me for follow-up physio(something they should have definitely at least offered). As a result it took me quite a while to get back to 'normal'. They will be able to advise you on exercises you can do with your ankle to get you back to your old self :)
#24
Porn.md
#25
foxykelli
I really feel for you. Seriously broke my ankle in 2011, and required surgery including 2 plates and 6 pins to fix it. I was off work for about 8 weeks and it nearly drove me crazy! The worst thing is not being able to do/havind great difficulty doing the silly everyday things you take for granted. Like having a shower in a bloomin cast!!
I had 2 kids at home to look after too.
I just survived doing all the basic things like TV, Games and Internet.,So I don't have anything better to offer. Try to get friends to come round and visit to break up the days a bit.
I wish you a speedy recovery!!
NB. Make sure you push for physio. Despite the serious nature of my break, the hospital failed to send me for follow-up physio(something they should have definitely at least offered). As a result it took me quite a while to get back to 'normal'. They will be able to advise you on exercises you can do with your ankle to get you back to your old self :)

Yea I had pretty much the same, plates and scews each side! Not fun at all.
#26
Good time to look for a new hobby - games are tempting, but really are just a way of wasting time.

Make the most of it and try to learn something new, you'll feel better because you tried (and hopefully liked) something different,
and your friends and family should be impressed that you have started to learn something like a new language or hobby.

Learn how to create an app - you may even make some money :)

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