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British women are hardcore gamers

by on03 November 2017

Guinness says UK women dedicate a big chunk of their lives to gaming

British women in 2017 are spending a month of every year playing video games, according to new research.

Researchers from Guinness World Records 2017 have revealed that the average woman spends up to 12 hours a week playing games on their mobiles and consoles. 

The research said that women are spending an average of eight hours a week playing mobile games like Candy Crush, Words With Friends and Fallout Shelter.

The survey, which was undertaken by 1,500 women, found that two-fifths said that gaming is therapeutic, and over a quarter said they get a 'genuine buzz' when they complete a level or score sought after points or rewards.

On average, British women have over five gaming apps downloaded to their mobile devices, and they dedicate 15 percent of every day to play games and puzzles. Eight in ten prefer to game on their own, but 18 percent regularly play with their other half, and 44 percent have said that gaming together has brought them closer in their relationship.

More than two thirds (67 percent) of the 1,000 girls polled said their favourite type of game was a puzzle or pattern game and the most popular place to play was when in bed (54 percent). Candy Crush emerged as the top game played by the nation’s female gamers, followed by Angry Birds and Temple Run.

Just over a third (34 percent) said their go-to place to the game was on a bus or train and more than one in ten (11 percent) even get tapping away on their smartphone while in work. However, 23 percent claim their boss has caught them engrossed in an online game once or twice, but a sneaky 77 percent said they discreetly play so that colleagues think they are working.

More than 28 percent of the females polled think they are a calmer individual since they started gaming. A quarter believes they have better reflexes. Nearly a third (31 percent) felt gaming was the best way to get some ‘me time’.

However, more than one in ten (11 percent) female gamers said their kids are always nagging them to get off their phone and to stop playing games. How the times have changed!


1. Candy Crush
2. Angry birds
3. Temple run
4. Fruit Ninja
5. Words with friends
6. Cut the rope
7. Subway surfers
8. Flappy Bird
9. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
10.Clash of Clans
12.Doodle jump
13.Draw me
14.Crossy Road
15.Lara Croft GO
16.Clash Royale
17.Fifa mobile
18.Fallout shelter
19.Real Racing
20.Kingdom Rush

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