ImSoAw3some Jul 16, 2014 @ 7:26pm
Good Low Stress Games
What are some good games that don't strain your hands too much? My hands have been slightly jittery lately and it seems like it might be because I've been playing so much DotA 2 and such. I'd like a good turn based strategy game or something that's fun and not too casual that I can get into. I can only play T rated games for the most part but there could be a few exceptions. Also just a question, does anyone else have shaky hands? I'm only 13 so it's kind of worrying. It's not bad enough to effect writing or anything. It's really only noticable if I hold out my hand or whole arm, you can see it shake. My mom has really shaky hands though.
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UberFiend Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:19pm 
lay off the caffeine, cola, redbull, guarana, V, etcetera

if you also feel the cold you could be iron deficient & possily vitamin D if you don't get enough sun, but in general you're too young to have bad nerves.

try something a bit more sedate like FTL, FEZ, Bastion, Trine(s), World of Goo or even Limbo to name a few.
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ImSoAw3some Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:40pm 
Okay, by the way I don't drink coffee and I barely drink soda. FTL sounds good and maybe I'll work on trying to get some more achievements in Bastion. Maybe I need more vitamins :l. Every time I go to my doctor he always asks me if I'm always this pale. -.-
Miles "Tails" Prower Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:12pm 
Hehe... I play Duke3D. It's pretty low stressed to me. I kind of like AVGN Adventures because the humor and music Is just awesome! But the last level will make your stress high.
Dune Jumper Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:24pm 
Blockscape is a relaxing game. Unless you have a slow computer, then it just gets frustrating.
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Quintelligent Calcium Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:26pm 
Anodyne doesn't have much in the way of gameplay-based puzzles, and is a pretty immersive Zelda-like exploration game.

I also recommend 100% Orange Juice. It's a board game with dice battling and card effects, with the distinctive feature being that while everyone choose their own cards, the cards are put together in a common deck. Which makes for interesting strategic choices. It's quite fun, and while it looks casual, there's a lot of chatter about it with competitive play in mind too.
Hotblack Desiato Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:34pm 
At this point I only have a couple of recommendations, and neither of them would be another game.

First, put down the controller, step away from the keyboard, and maybe go outside or something. If you've been playing so much that your hands are cramping or shaking or twiching and jiving, you could do long-term damage to your hands. Do you want to have old-man hands at 14? The girls will not want to hold hands with a boy with old-man hands.

Second, see a doctor. I'm being serious. Yes, it's likely that your shakey hands are due to repetitive stress, but it could also be an indiciation of something else. I speak from experience, not simply to try to alarm you. Odds are the problem is caused by too much gaming in too short a time, and will go away if you give yourself enough of a rest, but because there's a possibility of something more detrimental and long-term, maybe ask your parents to make an appt. for you to rule that out.
Quintelligent Calcium Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:36pm 
Actually, yeah, never mind what I said. I now second what Jokimoto said.

I dont normally do much high-stress gaming at all, so I didn't think of this context, but...yeah.

Don't kill yourself just to get good at Dota or something.
||EVO|| Skoz (Banned) Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:43pm 
hes probably pale by now
Gir Jul 17, 2014 @ 1:21am 
Mebeh the new humble bundle might interest you, Xcom is an amazing turn based strategy game. Sounds like something you might be interested in.

Also just gonna throw this one your way, Starbound. a 2d craft survival game with an amazing soundtrack. Definitely a change of pace and a general relaxing time for myself.

As for the hands I'm not really sure what to suggest, yes some of the ideas above although presumptious in the way of saying you never leave the house. Maybe true, some time away from gaming might just be what you need. Although with being so young it's understandable what with school and then gaming your hands will never get any rest.

Try just gaming less for a bit and see if it improves, otherwise seek medical attention. I hope this helps a little, stay safe and have fun. o7
ImSoAw3some Jul 17, 2014 @ 9:44am 
Alright thanks guys. I probably will see a doctor. I haven't been playing as much lately and it feels like it might be getting slightly better- but that could just be wishful thinking. I've started excercising in the morning too. And by the way, my hands never hurt after playing. They've probably only hurt 2 times in my 5 years of gaming, so I'm not getting cramps. But I'm gonna limit myself to 1 match of DotA 2 if even because I would guess I'm clicking 1000+ times in a single match.
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Kill-Cam Celebrity Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:21am 
I think Dota may be your problem, kid. It's hard to actually be healthy when your day consists of a single match of Dota, then going to bed. Distance yourself from that game in place of a better MOBA with rounds that aren't 4 hours, like Awesomenauts or AirMech, that are meant more for people with social lives than Dota is.
Ineffable Anathema Jul 17, 2014 @ 12:24pm 
Circuits is a good relaxing, easy on the hands game.
Magical Purple Man Jul 17, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
Proteus is pretty good for mellowing out.
The Poker Night games can also be pretty good imo
Kill-Cam Celebrity Jul 17, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
Originally posted by Gnabot:
Proteus is pretty good for mellowing out.
The Poker Night games can also be pretty good imo
Poker Night is a game where you use your friend's copy via Family Sharing, grind for the TF2 items, and never look at it again. True story.
Magical Purple Man Jul 17, 2014 @ 1:19pm 
Originally posted by Kill-Cam Celebrity:
Originally posted by Gnabot:
Proteus is pretty good for mellowing out.
The Poker Night games can also be pretty good imo
Poker Night is a game where you use your friend's copy via Family Sharing, grind for the TF2 items, and never look at it again. True story.
True indeed. But I stuck around it for a while after and started to have alot of fun, relaxing and losing all of my virtual monies.
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