I don’t think there’s anyone who would call Game of Thrones — whether we’re talking about the books or the TV show — a relaxing experience. It’s tense and uncomfortable, with plenty of moments to make you wince. But the latest video game spinoff, an Apple Arcade exclusive called Tale of Crows, has a much different vibe. It gives you one of the most difficult jobs in all of Westeros, putting you in charge of the Night’s Watch, guarding a giant wall in a dark, depressing, and dangerous region. Yet, despite this premise, the game has a chill vibe. It’s the kind of thing you can pick up for a few minutes of time just to clear your brain.

Tale of Crows is what’s known as an idle game, which is a genre where most things happen when you aren’t…

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