When I was young, so many years ago, we had a CD of various flash games that passed the time before we got dial up internet. My favorite was this game where I was a battleship dropping bombs on submarines, but Hexxagon was a close second.
Hexxagon is a strategy game where you take turns, either with the computer or with another player, moving gems around the beehive-shaped board. When you move a gem to an adjacent space, the gem clones itself, and when you land next to an opponent’s gem, your gem converts their gem to one of yours. You want to have the highest number of gems when the board is full. It’s a fun game that requires focus and strategy, but it’s not so consuming that you are unable to have a conversation while playing.
There used to be a way to play Hexxagon over Skype, but they removed the game feature years ago. Since we can’t use Skype for HIPAA-compliant video sessions, this would not be an option anyway. But you can still use Hexxagon in your telehealth sessions! Simply go to this website, choose “Player vs Player,” and share your screen. Take turns with screen control with your client to play the game, and you’ve added another simple but fun strategy game to your telehealth toolbox.