I'm curious what folks around here are enjoying right now. Let's hear it all—tabletop RPGs, board games, single- and multiplayer video games, VR games, exercise games, mobile games, whatever.
My gaming habits have changed quite a bit since having a kid a bit over a year ago, so for me, this serves both the purpose of informing "what should I play when I have more time on my hands?" and also "what can I fit into my zany parenting schedule right now?" My longer gaming sessions need to be actively scheduled days or even weeks in advance, and if I'm going to set aside a few hours for a game, I'm going to try to double it up with some social time with friends. This means more tabletop games, fewer single-player video games, and more time (proportionally speaking) devoted to quick mobile games I can play wherever I happen to be, a moment here and there. Right now I'm enjoying....
Marvel Puzzle Quest. A simple and free "match-3" mobile game, like Bejeweled, with some collectible-card-game features and plenty of comic book heroes to geek out over. I've kicked them some money from time to time for in-app purchases, but it's purely optional. I really appreciate that you can get by just fine without spending a dime, and it makes a pleasant morning ritual to get the brain going.
The King Machine. A tabletop RPG about intelligent primates who live in a fantastical world where a machine always chooses a perfect king to rule them (until it doesn't). I appreciate that it takes advantage of a range of my funny-shaped dice, and defines the highest level of success as one where nobody loses—a nice alternative to games where a "critical hit" means hurting somebody as badly as possible. I'm planning on running this online soon for players in The Gauntlet, an online gaming community.
Into the Odd. Another tabletop RPG, I think of this one as kind of a super-pared-down Dungeons & Dragons, stripped down and rebuilt to eliminate the parts of the game where you're puzzling over arithmetic or waiting until it's your turn. I've run a few sessions over the last several months, and have also been spending time hacking the rules for my own games, which I'm writing about over on my game design blog.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In truth, I haven't touched this game in months, but it's the main reason we bought a Nintendo Switch, and I am determined to get back to it. Now that we have a handy little carrying case and I even wrote "Play Nintendo" on my to-do list to remind me to make time for fun (!), maybe I'll finally get back into it.
Beyond that, the only games I've been playing have been ones I already know inside and out, just a bit here and there where I can steal a moment to play something familiar and try to get my brain to unwind after a long day—a bit of Dark Souls, a few minutes of Dragon's Dogma, idly fiddling with the character creator in Mass Effect Andromeda, and so on. (Can you tell I'm a fan of RPGs?)
So: What are you playing?