Playing games in class is the best reason to attend school

Marcus Ludes, Staff Writer

Listening to your teacher talk on and on can leave you feeling groggy, so what better way to pass time in class than playing games on your computer? 2048, Tetris, Wordle and chess are just a few of the many games to put on a secret tab on your computer that you can close as your teacher walks by.

2048 is probably the most accessible of them all, as there’s a version of 2048 for almost any theme you can think of. Cupcakes, dogs and Minecraft are the ones you’ll see being played the most, but there are plenty more that don’t get as much recognition. 2048 is one of those simple, mindless games you can play, and it’s also the easiest game to play without looking like you’re playing a game. You can stare at the teacher so they think you’re listening when in reality you’ve restarted the game ten times over because you can’t get past 1024.

Tetris is almost the complete opposite as 2048, as there’s zero chance you can play without intensely staring at your screen. If you find the time to sit for 15 minutes or more for one game, then I’d strongly encourage you to do so. Tetris is likely the best game you can play in class, though needing to give it your undivided attention can be a treacherous task. If your teacher is completely distracted, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t be sitting there playing one of the greatest games ever invented.

Wordle and the rest of the daily games are another perfect way to start your first period class. When you get to class, your first thought shouldn’t be about what’s on the agenda; it should be opening Wordle, Quordle, Framed, Heardle, Globle and any similar games. I believe these are all ideal for warming up your mind in the morning.

Chess is the most popular of any game to play, although it’s not for the faint of heart. Some of the most intense battles you’ll ever see will take place on, a website that we’re all anticipating the district will ban from our school servers soon, since it disrupts the learning environment. 

As long as the district doesn’t ban these games, we can continue to spend our class time enjoying them without having to spend 20 minutes looking for the “unblocked” version.