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Casual Gaming: Trends to Watch in 2021

Jaren Fitzsimmons /
Casual Gaming: Trends to Watch in 2021

Casual gaming is quickly becoming the preferred way to play for gamers all around the world. We all love sitting down and diving deep into a game, spending hours on end trying to complete it. But, we can’t do this all the time. Sometimes you might not have the time or energy to put all your attention into one game.

Casual games are a great way to experience the fun and excitement that gaming brings without having to work too hard or spend a lot of money to play. Traditional gaming requires a lot of upfront investment. You must buy an expensive console (or gaming PC) and every game individually. These expenses can add up quickly and limit the number of games you can enjoy.

Keeping all this in mind, it's not hard to see why casual games are getting so popular. They offer an affordable easy way to play and can be played anywhere through mobile. The pandemic only added to the momentum for casual games. People turned to casual games (like the games here at Coolmath Games) to provide low-cost entertainment during the lockdowns.

But what is going to happen in 2021 now that the pandemic is coming to an end and people are returning to their normal lives? Will casual games continue their run? We sure think so, as a matter of fact, we think they are going to get even bigger. Let’s go over some of the biggest trends you can expect to see when it comes to casual gaming in 2021.

Casual Games Will Rule the Charts

Some of the most popular games played in 2020 were casual games (Among Us, anyone?) and we expect this trend to stay in 2021. This isn’t hard to imagine. Taking a look back at some of the most popular mobile games and you will find a lot of them are fairly casual. From Flappy Bird to Candy Crush, casual games have had gamers hooked since the beginning!

It's also important to note that casual games are mostly on mobile devices. This makes games accessible to more players. Here at Coolmath Games, we have a ton of popular casual games, for both mobile and desktop!

Mobile Will Continue to Dominate

There are countless examples of mobile games skyrocketing in popularity and becoming household names. This is a trend that will continue in 2021 and beyond. Gaming has changed, people don’t want their gaming experience to be limited to wherever they have a computer or console. They want to be able to play games anywhere and everywhere. There is nothing more convenient than pulling out your phone and playing a game when you need to kill some time.

We have many mobile friendly games to offer - so you can play Coolmath Games from anywhere! Simply download the Coolmath Games app on iOS or Android mobile devices to have access to hundreds of games right on your phone. You can also access the website via your mobile browser to play even more games!

Watching is Just as Popular as Playing

This is another trend that was going strong before the pandemic, but exploded in popularity. Watching games has become a staple for many gamers. Watching streams allows you to experience a game before you decide to play it yourself. It can also help you get better at games and build a community with fellow gamers.

Gamers have turned to popular sites like YouTube and Twitch to watch their favorite streamers play and games companies have taken note of this. Future games will be a lot more "streaming friendly," meaning you can expect to see a lot more casual games being streamed by your favorite content creators.

Those are some of the biggest trends we are expecting to see when it comes to casual gaming in 2021. Personally, we cannot wait to see trends unfold and watch casual games continue to grow. If you want to check out some casual games, we have tons right here on Coolmath Games, so be sure to check them out!

Jaren Fitzsimmons