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5 Fun & interesting ways to kill boredom at home!

fun ways to kill boredom at home
fun ways to kill boredom at home!

During pandemic era, “Boredom” had become a common problem among all age group of people. from kids to old age people, everyone had a hard time while being stuck inside.  

Lockdown, quarantine and lack of outdoor activities have put a profound negative impact on mental health of people. A number of studies have shown that “Boredom” has been reported as one of the most common negative psychological effect of quarantine.  

Though “Boredom” is annoying and frustrating but on brighter side, there are plenty of ways to beat the “Boredom”.  

Personally, I am a creative person by nature and often try many creative activities (art, craft, writing, DIYs and recent one  embroidery project ) to spend the free time and beat the boredom, but for writing this post, I am keeping a simplified and fun approach.  

In this post, I am sharing 5 fun and interesting ways to kill the boredom at home. these activities have a primary focus on having a fun time and you did not require any specific materials or lengthy pre-preparations to enjoy these.  

Read the post to know more about it! 

5 Fun & Interesting ways to kill the boredom at home! 

fun ways to kill boredom at home
fun ways to kill boredom at home

Music 

Music
Music

I am starting this list with something simple but refreshing option. music has some amazing healing properties and offer many therapeutic benefits for our mental health. it has an incredible power to uplift our mood and can lower levels of stress related hormones.  no doubt, listening and enjoying your favorite music is one of the best ways to beat the boredom at home.  

Play board games 

board games
Board games

Board games are like an “Evergreen option” to spend some fun time and avoid a state of “Boredom”. personally, I have plenty of amazing childhood memories of playing and enjoying various board games with my friends and family.  

During this pandemic time, I had relived those memories and enjoyed many board games with my family. Indeed, playing board games are one of the best options to spend some quality time together as a family and have awesome fun.  

Plan a movie marathon  

movie watching
Movie watching

I am sure just like me, you also have a long wish list of movies that you want to watch but did not get enough time during routine days with hectic lifestyle schedules. but now with the spare time, you can get that advantage. you can plan a “Movie marathon” (by keeping a theme like travel or horror movie series) or can re-watch your favorite old movies to have an “entertainment fun” and kill the state of boredom.  

Indulge in online shopping  

online shopping
Online shopping

Next in list is “Online shopping”. with pandemic situation, now “online shopping” has become an integral part of our lifestyle. exploring various online websites, checking discounts and deals and buy some discounted good quality products can be a great option to kill the time.  

Play online games (like solitaire)

This last option is specially for game lovers. online gaming (try to keep the duration in mind) is another fun way to spend spare time. Nowadays, there are many interesting websites are available that offer various fun online games option to play and enjoy.  

Recently, I came across one of the amazing websites that offers an awesome collection of free online games. The name of this website is “Solitaire.org “, it offers a great collection of solitaire games, card games, mahjong games, hidden object games and a bunch of other free online games that you can play directly in your web browser.  

For those who are new to “Solitaire”, here is a brief introduction.  

Solitaire is a tabletop game which one can play by oneself, usually with cards, but also with dominoes. it includes other varieties like peg solitaire and mahjong solitaire. the game is most often played by one person, but can incorporate others. 

The Classic Solitaire game space consists of these elements:  

  • The draw piles. A deck of 52 cards. These are shuffled into random order. Of course, the computer versions will shuffle the desks for you.  
  • The Foundations. This is a place where piles of cards can be stacked in numerical order. This space is left empty at the start of the game. The beginning foundation card is the Ace of each suit upon which the rest of the cards are stacked, all the way up to the King of that suit.  
  • A Table, or tableau. These are either empty spaces or feature cards that are temporarily stored before being added to a Foundation.  

Solitaire.org is one of the best online platforms to enjoy this amazing game. For those who are new to game and did not know the rules and other important game features, solitorie.org offers great help. They had provided all needed details like history of solitaire, how to play solitaire for beginners, solitaire strategy, alternative names of solitaire and FAQ for classic solitaire on their home page.  

solitaire.org
Solitaire.org

Additionally, there is a great quality YouTube tutorial that can help beginners a lot to learn the basics of solitaire.  

Here is the video:  

Along with classic solitaire, solitaire.org also offer a great option to enjoy many other popular versions of solitaire. Here is some of the other versions of solitaire that are available on solitaire.org. 

  • Klondike 
  • Free cell 
  • Spider 
  • Pyramid 
  • Tripeaks 
  • And golf.  

These 5 are most popular versions.  

The other common versions that are available are: 

  • 3 keys 
  • Ace of hearts 
  • Ace of spades  
  • Ali baba 
  • Bakers’s dozen  
  • Black hole 
  • Cup of tea and many more! 

Each game has been explained properly by listing proper rules and needed guidelines. And you can enjoy all of these after learning the basics.  

At solitaire.org, they had also taken some extra efforts and includes many other free online games too, for game lovers. The website also has a great collection of card games, hidden object games, mahjong solitaire tile games, match 3 games, logic puzzle games, fun arcade games and many more.  

I had explored and enjoyed many of these games with my girls and had a great fun time. 

Here I am sharing, a brief about one of my favorite games from the website, to give you an idea how it works?  

My favorite game from website is ““cooking Mahjong game”: Cook Foods by Matching Recipe Ingredients. 

cooking solitaire video game
Cooking Mahjong solitaire video game

Here is the rule to play this game: 

  • For playing this game, you have to Cook the indicated recipes by combining three different ingredients. You can only combine free stones. A free stone is not covered by another stone and at least 1 side (left or right) is open. 
  • The bottom right corner of each recipe card shows how many of that recipe you have left remaining. The recipe cards in the upper left corner turn grayscale when you have completed the associated recipe. 
  • The game has 25 levels and you can score a time bonus for quickly completing a level. 
  • The game offers hints and shuffle buttons in the bottom right corner. 

We had played this entertaining game for long hours and had an awesome fun.  

Conclusively, solitaire.org is an amazing gaming website that offers a great collection of free solitaire and other fun online games. You can choose any game as per your individual preference and can spend your spare time with some awesome gaming fun.  

If you are interested in visiting this amazing free gaming website, click here.  

So, these were some fun and interesting ways to kill the boredom at home. Which one is your favorite option? Please share with me.  

24 Comments

  • Alpana Deo

    It sometimes gets very challenging to handle boredom. There is a limit to read books or engaging in our hobbies. Ur mind need something new. I have read about Solitaire.org from couple of other friends lately. Cooking Mahjong Game sounds interesting.

  • Ruchie

    I swear Solitaire is one of my favorite game and I still love to play this, the list of activities you shared even I love to enjoy some among them like music!!

    • Priyal

      I love to play solitaire games. This is one of my favourite games including Freecell. Whenever I get time started playing this game on the solitaire website. A very good website it is

  • rakshanagaraj

    I love playing board games and I think they are a great way to kill boredom at home. I also watch a lot of movies and series to spend my time. I used to play online games before but for some reason I stopped, maybe I should start again.

  • jhilmildsaha

    Oh yes recently I have started playing Solitaire and simply loving it. It is a very interesting and enjoyable way to kill boredom.

  • Rahul Prabhakar

    I often don’t understand how people can be bored at home when there is so much to do. In the new normal, you’re working from home, you have your kids having their online classes from home, Netflix consumption is at an all-time high … what I do to kill boredom is via blogging, keeping myself busy through music, helping my kids with their studies, online shopping, etc. I also play online games which keeps my competitive streak going 🙂

    • Varsh

      I’m guilty of indulging in online shopping to kill boredom. Playing online games, listening to music and spending time with family are much cheaper options. I love Solitaire!

  • Aakriti

    I am someone who is actually enjoying staying at home. Trust playing with kids and watching Netflix is not making me tired. Thankyou for sharing different versions of solitaire 😊

  • energeticreads

    These are some amazing ways, I must say. I love playing music and online shopping. I have tried many other things. Thank you for this list.

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    These are really interesting and engaging activities to kill boredom. I rememebre during school holidays our family used to be engrossed in board games and it was so much fun. Today there are so many more options including online games.

  • Kavita Singh

    Board games have been at our rescue since forever whenever we are bored at home. Scrabble is one of our favorites for sure. Recently we have been enjoying UNO a lot too 🙂

  • Snigdha

    Solitaire is an interesting game and I love playing the different variations of Solitaire games on solitare.org . Other than that I love playing Ludo and listening music too in free time .

  • Jeannine

    Great list of options to kill time. As we still are in the midst of fighting the virus (Covid-19), most of us for sure find ourselves nothing to do at home. This is indeed helpful.

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