OPINION: Top 5 games to speed through your classes with

DJ Stover, Commentary writer

You hear your alarm and wake up, wishing you didn’t have to. It’s Tuesday, so you only have two classes, but instead of getting up and sitting through those long and boring lectures coming up, you’d rather sleep in.

We’ve all been there before. Whether you have a valid excuse or just don’t want to go, class will always be something you think about skipping.

Don’t fret. I’ve been there too and as I’m sitting in class, one thing I’m guilty of is popping up some games on my laptop and getting to “work”.

Being a gamer and thoughtful member of the community, here are five games to help you get through class.

#5 – Dino Run Marathon of Doom 

“Dino Run Marathon of Doom” is a 2D platform/action game that was released on April 30th, 2008 by XGen Studios and PixelJam.

In the game, you steer a Velociraptor through dangerous side-scrolling backgrounds and landscapes to escape extinction.

This game is visually awesome displaying different landscapes and biomes as the Velociraptor runs. It’s a pixel game, but that doesn’t take away from the experience. The extra dinosaurs in the background you’re running with plus the black cloud chasing you adds to the storyline and overall enjoyability of this game.

#4 – Tetris 

Created in 1984, “Tetris” has become an all-time classic. 

Even though it’s simple, “Tetris” appeals to many players because it’s both visually and intellectually challenging.

It is also super satisfying when you place blocks however you want them or to get a high score.

With it being quite time-consuming, Tetris is a great game to play while bored in class.

#3 – Skribbl.io 

After “Slither.io” and “Agar.io” were released in 2015 and 2016, they became the games everyone was playing. Two years later, another ‘io’ game got released: “Skribbl.io”.

A Pictionary-like guessing game, one player gets three choices on what to draw and the other players have to guess what the picture is.

One feature of the game is that you can put in your own custom words to add more entertainment. You also get to create your own avatar.

#2 – Run (Coolmath Games)

I don’t know where you’ve been for the past 24 years if you haven’t heard of Coolmath Games since its release in 1997.

If you haven’t, you’re in luck because Coolmath is home to a bunch of fun and time-consuming games you can play when you’re bored. Out of all the games on the website though, I’ll be mentioning one in particular: “Run”.

“Run” is an addictive game where you control a little alien using the arrow keys on your keyboard while he’s running on falling platforms in space. 

If that doesn’t churn your butter, just see the awesome graphics, mind-twisting 3D-ness and storyline of the game.

#1 – Minecraft 

This epic game doesn’t need any introduction.

If you don’t know what “Minecraft” is (like, c’mon,) it’s a video game in which players create and break apart blocks in a 3D world.

That may seem a little bland to you, but Minecraft is so much more than that. There are two game modes to it: survival and creative. 

Along with the game modes, there are a bunch of different mods to mess around with, multiplayer to play with your friends, different characters, monsters to interact with and much more.

Minecraft is the game to play when you’re feeling risky.  I suggest sitting in the back of the class if you can!

With all these games in the open now, keep in mind that you don’t need to do this all the time! Pay attention, keep up your grades and do well in your classes!

Commentary writer DJ Stover can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @DeJayeJJ.