Casual games became more high-profile last year, as predicted, and the launch of the Xbox Live Marketplace saw some so-called "casual" games racking up more gamer love than non-casual games. For anyone venturing into the world of casual gaming for the first time, it can seem a little confusing with so much to choose from, which is we love end-of-year roundups.
 
Here's the "Best of 2005" from jay is games; warning, with time-sinks like Samorost 2 and Kingdom of Loathing on the list, you might start wondering why these games deserve the "casual" moniker.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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