In a study commissioned by leading games maker PopCap Games, respondents were asked about their preferred casual game playing times.
Here are the findings of the most common times played:
- 51% of respondents stated that they play on weekday evenings;
- 47% stated that they play late at night, before going to bed;
- 35% stated that they play on weekends;
- 11% stated they play during working hours.
Psychologist, author, stress management expert and casual games player, Dr. Arinoldo noted that the 51% of respondents who identified weekday evenings as a time when they play as opposed the smaller number who play on weekends may be as a result of higher stress levels experienced during the work week.
In a similar survey carried out by Trymedia Systems (the parent company of Trygames), 73% of respondents play at night, 55% play on weekends and 48% play when they have the house to themselves.