Casual game

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A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by casual gamers.wikipedia
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Microsoft Entertainment Pack

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The company advertised its very popular Microsoft Entertainment Packs for casual gaming on office computers.
Windows Entertainment Pack (WEP) is a collection of 16-bit casual computer games for Windows.

Gamesville

Casual games moved online in 1996 with the debut of sites such as Gamesville and Uproar which offered multiplayer, HTML-based games in genres such as bingo, cards, puzzles, and trivia.
Gamesville is a casual gaming portal founded in 1995 in Boston, Massachusetts by Steven Kane, Stuart Roseman and John Furse.

Peggle

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PopCap Games provided Peggle on Apple's music player and it was an instant success.
Peggle is a casual puzzle video game developed by PopCap Games.

Nintendo

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In 1989, Nintendo's Game Boy was released with Tetris as a free pack-in game.
In addition to this streamlined design, its prolific subset of casual games appealed to the masses, such as the Brain Age series.

Arcade game

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Chris Kohler considers Namco's arcade game Pac-Man (1980), which debuted during the golden age of video arcade games, to be the first "casual game".
Other types of arcade-style games include fighting games (often played with an arcade controller), beat 'em up games (including fast-paced hack and slash games), light gun rail shooters and "bullet hell" shooters (intuitive controls and rapidly increasing difficulty), music games (particularly rhythm games), and mobile/casual games (intuitive controls and often played in short sessions).

Social-network game

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In 2008, social network games began gaining mainstream popularity following the release of Happy Farm in China.
Traditionally they are oriented to be casual games.

Big Fish Games

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According to Big Fish Games, one of the leading casual game developers and distributors, and Gamezebo, one of the most popular casual game review sites, there are seven popular genres in casual games:
Big Fish Games is a casual gaming company based in Seattle, with a regional office in Oakland, CA, owned by Aristocrat Leisure.

Gamezebo

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According to Big Fish Games, one of the leading casual game developers and distributors, and Gamezebo, one of the most popular casual game review sites, there are seven popular genres in casual games: Gamezebo and Jay is Games; casual game review websites
It had been centered on casual games, but after a redesign in 2014, the site changed direction to primarily highlight mobile games.

Hidden Expedition

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Hidden object games: Mystery Case Files series, Mortimer Beckett series, Hidden Expedition series,...
Hidden Expedition is a series of single player hidden object casual games developed by the internal studios of Big Fish Games for the first five installments (using Big Fish Games Framework as the engine, and with the help of Flood Light Games in the 5th game), and by Eipix Entertainment for all subsequent installments.

Dream Chronicles (series)

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Adventure games: Dream Chronicles series, Aveyond series, Nancy Drew series,...
Dream Chronicles is a franchise centered on a series of adventure, hidden object and puzzle casual games.

Delicious (video game series)

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Strategy games (including time management): Diner Dash series, Delicious series, Cake Mania series,...
Delicious is a series of time management casual games that is developed by Zylom Studios and later on by Gamehouse Studios.

Puzzle video game

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Hidden object games: Mystery Case Files series, Mortimer Beckett series, Hidden Expedition series,...
Hidden object games are a popular trend in casual gaming, and are comparatively inexpensive to buy.

Time management (video game genre)

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Strategy games (including time management): Diner Dash series, Delicious series, Cake Mania series,...
Time management games are a subgenre of strategy video game and of casual games focused around fast real time allocation of resources in a consequent order to fulfill the level objectives.

Chip's Challenge

Other casual games of the era included Sierra On-Line's Hoyle's Official Book of Games and Crazy Nick's Software Picks, Villa Crespo's The Coffee Break Series, and Epyx's Chip's Challenge.
Computer Gaming World called Chip's Challenge a casual game with "a set of addicting, puzzle solving levels ... a quick fix for testing the acceleration speed of one's brain".

Wii

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Casual games have remained popular with users of consoles such as Nintendo's Wii.
By 2008, two years after the Wii's release, Nintendo acknowledged several limitations and challenges with the system (such as the perception that the system catered primarily to a "casual" audience and was unpopular among "core" gamers).

Free-to-play

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The most common business model for mobile games is the "freemium" model, where game is free to play, but encourages users to use microtransactions to purchase access in-game features such as power-ups (whose use may be encouraged by steadily increasing difficulty) and other virtual goods.
The model was first popularly used in early massively multiplayer online games targeted towards casual gamers, before finding wider adoption among games released by major video game publishers to combat video game piracy and high system requirements.

Jay Is Games

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Gamezebo and Jay is Games; casual game review websites
Jay Is Games (stylized as JAYISGAMES or JAY IS GAMES) is a game review website that features daily updates and links to casual games, indie games, browser games and flash games of wide interest to casual gamers.

Gamer

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A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by casual gamers.
Although men and women play roughly the same number of games, there is a stereotype that women are not considered ¨True Gamers¨ because they tend to play more casual games which do not require much skill and dedication.

Mafia Wars

Other popular social network games include YoVille, Mob Wars, Mafia Wars, and FrontierVille.

Indie game

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Indie game; a game produced by individual or small team without publisher support
Furthermore, the expansion of social websites has introduced gaming to casual gamers.

Minigame

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Minigame; a short video game contained within another video game
Casual game

Video game

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A casual game is a video game targeted at or used by casual gamers.

Personal computer

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Casual games are often played on a personal computer online in web browsers, but are also popular on game consoles and mobile phones.

Mobile phone

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Casual games are often played on a personal computer online in web browsers, but are also popular on game consoles and mobile phones.

Impulse purchase

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If sold at retail, casual games may have low prices to encourage impulse purchases, with colorful packaging and point of purchase sales displays.