Those who like playing Internet games, raise your hands!
Well, I’m one of them, and sometimes when I finish one, I say to myself, “Duh! Did I really waste time for that?” But I do quickly forgive myself, and charge those dinky games to experience.
I see games as a short energy boost in between intense brain work, similar to popping open the top of a thermos mug to let the coffee, tea, or hot water (for the health buffs, definitely not me) cool down a bit so you don’t scorch your mouth when you drink. I can almost see your eyes rolling as you read this. But I’m serious, this could really be a stress buster, like Candy Crush, the one that you downloaded in 2012, and that you still play for several hours everyday despite the fact that you’re still in Level 1.
I’ve focused on the color games that I encountered recently. There are so many of them that I thought the ones I like deserve to be curated and critiqued.
This game shows you if your color vision is hunky-dory. My competitive streak kicks in with this test, especially when reading that “People who possess this type of vision tend to be highly-motivated individuals with strengths in tech, engineering, and creative fields. You have a brilliant imagination and you’re able to think outside of the box.”
It’s pretty amazing how you can get cross-eyed with this game. This has got nothing to do with color really. You just need to keep your eye on the thread and make sure you scroll smoothly so you don’t lose the thread (pun intended, har har). It doesn’t really tell you how great you are at the end (or how much you suck). So if you’re into meritocracy, stay away from this one, this isn’t gonna give you good feels.
Be careful with this one coz this game will try to confuse you. They put a color right in front of you, and you’re supposed to guess if it’s closest to green, blue, or grey, or something like that. Then when you’re through, they’re going to calculate the results, and out pops a saying complete with an analysis of who you are.
They told me, “You tend to be very emotionally balanced and extremely level headed! No matter the situation, you always are able to look at the facts in order to make things run smoothly!” I’m cool with that.
Go on, try it, and let me know in the comment section what the colors you see say about you.
There are 25 colors. One by one, you get to pick 12 colors which please you the most. Then you get an interpretation which “describes your current situation, your personal focus and your behaviors and gives you clues as to how you can deal with these constructively.”
Oh yeah, it’s your horoscope with a twist. Well at least you get advice in the end on how you’re supposed to deal with your current situation.
This test supposedly shows you the link between color and gender. If you have some doubts whether you’re more female, male or unisex, go ahead and play.
My result: “You are 90% female, 10% male!! According to this color quiz, your dominant gender is female! You have a big heart, an open mind and you don’t mind making the harsh decisions for the betterment of the people around you. You are creative, emotional, spiritual and gifted in every area you choose to explore. Like the great Beyoncé once said – who run the world? GIRLS!!!”
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This is so easy. It takes only 10 seconds, well 20, if you have to keep thinking about it. Just go with the flow, people, and choose your color. NOW.
Mine says I’m “creative”. Check. I’m “imaginative”. Check. I’m “extremely clever”. Oh yeah, double check.
Furthermore, it says, “You excel in environments where you’re free to experiment. You are selective socially and only open up around certain people. The lucky ones who see the real you are dazzled by your charm.”
“…DAZZLED BY YOUR CHARM.” That deserves all caps. I’ll take this, thank you very much!
This game is available only in Facebook. I got five out of eight. My color vision is not so good then. There are no interpretations, analysis, or pretty statements in the end. But you can read all those comments if you hanker for more.
I got two more lives than a cat. It gave my ego some short-lived satisfaction to know that I’ve had 11 previous lives! More words to stroke the ego: “An older soul than most, you’ve seen the sun dawn and set hundreds of thousands of times. The knowledge stored in your collective unconsciousness is truly amazing. Use it wisely.”
Feeling competitive? Take the test.
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This game is my favorite. It tells you that when you choose a color scheme for your home, you need to consider three things:
- The style of the décor
- Where you live (because of the quality of light and the regional influences)
- Your personal taste for color
This game is more complicated than those above (which isn’t saying much), and asks different kinds of questions which deserve some thought especially if you are thinking of repainting your home and want to have some idea of the color palette you’d like to use.
Here’s how I think you should choose a color palette for your home: Just ask yourself. And if you’ve got a partner, ask him or her too. Take a vote. If it comes out 50-50, call a friend, that one who’ll always take your side, even if you like acid green walls.
If you like these games, share this post with your friends. And do let me know which game was your favorite by writing it down below.