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Easy iPad games for senior citizens

01-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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Easy iPad games for senior citizens

What are some super-easy games that would be good for older people to play to get used to using an iPad?

(that was a really bad sentence)

Just to clarify, the person in mind has never owned a computer and can barely use the Mail app.
Thanks for all the suggestions!

Last edited by iJay; 01-28-2012 at 07:47 PM.
01-27-2012, 10:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
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I would say start with:

New World Colony
Words with Friends HD
Cut the Rope HD
Great Little War Game

Some of these have demo's too. These are all good games that should help show you the ropes on the iPad, without being too hard to control. Hope this helps!

01-27-2012, 10:20 PM
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Angry Birds
Bird Zapper
Cut the Rope
Cross Fingers
Disc Drivin'
Fruit Ninja
Unblock Me

Didn't bother including the HD tags, but these are a few games that my parents have enjoyed on the iPad 2. They're the definition of non-gamers. Funny thing is, my mom could probably finish every single level in Angry Birds HD now before I can finish the first world. No joke. Hope this helps.

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01-27-2012, 10:29 PM
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I just introduced my 4 year old to "let's create Pottery".

I would think it would be applicable to a senior as well. No timers, no fast reflexes required, no stress. Just spinning, firing and decorating clay.
01-27-2012, 10:53 PM
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They might like a Solitaire game. (Eric Snider's Solitaire is a good one...)
Maybe some board games like Backgammon. And senior citizens always seem to like slot machines!
01-27-2012, 11:54 PM
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Marble Madness
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01-28-2012, 03:09 AM
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My parents are 65, and they both love and are addicted to
1. Angry Birds
2. Tetris (the original EA one)
3. Superstickman golf (they don't use those power shots though.)

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01-28-2012, 04:12 AM
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I think they might enjoy some hidden object games, too. I don't really think that they need "easy" games to learn how to use the iPad. It's the most intuitive device I own. They'll probably do a lot better than you might expect.
01-28-2012, 06:24 AM
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I can't think of any better than DizzyPad.
01-28-2012, 08:29 AM
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If you want something very basic just to let them get used to the touchscreen etc, those irritating talking animal apps eg Talking Tom Cat are massively popular with almost everyone who's seen them on my iPad, people who aren't very computer literate seem to be most amused by them.