6. Little Inferno – £8.99/$9.99
Burning things is fun. It probably shouldn’t be, but it just is. It’s also rather dangerous though, so why not just buy Little Inferno for the Switch and burn things in absolute safety? It’s the wise thing to do.
Little Inferno is a weird game really. In fact, it’s not much of a game at all, more of a fire simulator. You start out with just a couple of coins, and with them, you buy things from a catalogue. When they arrive you shove them in the wonderful fireplace that’s in front of you and watch them burn, simple as that.
As the items in the fireplace are engulfed in flame, you can fling them about for fun and pick up the coins that inexplicably fly out of them. And of course, more coins means you can go back to the catalogue and buy more goodies to burn. And so on it goes; the process of buying and burning until there’s nothing left. The only challenge in Little Inferno in fact is figuring out which items to burn alongside each other to create combos. Still, it’s a fun way to while away your time.
5. Shephy – £4.99/$4.99
I’m a sucker for a card game, and while it took me a few attempts of Shephy to figure out what the sweet sheepy hell I was meant to be doing, I’m glad I persevered until I figured it out. It’s a bloody good little game to pick up for a quick 10 minute blast.
Essentially, the aim of the game is to get 1,000 sheep in your hands. Some cards add sheep, some cards take them away – and if you end up with zero sheep, it’s game over. Once you get the hang of it, it’s incredibly simple and fun. And the funny little illustrations of procreating sheep on the cards are sure to elicit a giggle or two if you’re as immature as I am.
It’s not the easiest game to master – you’ll likely lose more games than you win. It’s part down to luck as to what cards you’re given, and there’s also some skill involved in knowing what cards to play and what to keep hold of for a later date. For a fiver, it’s well worth a go.