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Good games for mom?

11-14-2017, 12:25 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 62
Good games for mom?

I'm trying to find a quality puzzler for me mum, she's always been into sudoku and freecell and such. I introduced her to one of those Picross games, and she really enjoyed it, but she finished all the levels after a few months. So, can you guys suggest a good, lengthy, puzzle game? A 3-star system would be a bonus, one of those systems where you get more stars for beating the best time and such. I just don't want to get her into Candy Crush or any of that junk.
11-14-2017, 04:02 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 533
Cryptogram Tale has been on my ipad for 2 years and is still nowhere near finished. Cryptograms are kind of hard work though and it doesnít have stars.

An easier one released recently is Mahjong Crimes which adds many elements to the standard tile matching formula to integrate it with an Agatha Christie mystery. This one has the 3 star system for time taken on each of the 250 levels. If it is successful I guess they will add more stories.

11-14-2017, 11:07 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,636
Since she likes Sudoku and Freecell how about introduce her to Threes? For visual puzzles i recommend Blueprint 3D (not sure if ios11 ready though), and Shadowmatic. Then there's Square Enix's excellent GO series, and of course, beautiful Monument Valley titles, even if they are shorter than the other suggestions. I also remember some solid fun times with Alphabear.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
11-21-2017, 05:52 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2017
Location: Germany
Posts: 47
I installed Cut the Rope Magic on the iPad of my mom and she liked it.
Maybe itĎs worth to have a look on the Cut the Rope series.
11-21-2017, 06:21 AM
#5
Kyle Bossman at Easy Allies has talked about getting her non-gaming mom hooked on The Witness. Might be worth a try...
11-21-2017, 05:25 PM
#6
try Music Puzzle - that would be a good fit
11-21-2017, 09:01 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,099
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Since she likes Sudoku and Freecell how about introduce her to Threes? For visual puzzles i recommend Blueprint 3D (not sure if ios11 ready though), and Shadowmatic. Then there's Square Enix's excellent GO series, and of course, beautiful Monument Valley titles, even if they are shorter than the other suggestions. I also remember some solid fun times with Alphabear.
I'd recommend Threes too. I've also been playing a ton of Lines lately. Lines has a bronze, silver, gold rating for each level that requires beating the level 3,5, or 10 times in a row. With 5 modes (4 to unlock) and each mode having 50 levels, your mother could be looking at thousands of individual games to play before she's finished.
11-23-2017, 12:33 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 10
Wordscapes by PeopleFun.

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11-23-2017, 01:02 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,859
Well, personally, Iíve given up!!
Iíll tell ya, Iíve been trying for 35 years to get my wife into playing games, and after ALL THIS TIME Iíve unfortunately been unsuccessful at getting her interested in playing ANY game more than once!! 😡 Definitely not for the lack of trying on my part!! 🙄 She just doesnít enjoy video games at all. Iíve always wanted her to have fun with it, but itís not her thing!! 😞 You think you know someone, and so many times Iíve thought I found something sheíd really enjoy, only to find out I was totally wrong once again!!! Oh well. Not even gonna try anymore. Ainít gonna happen..... Sure hope for your sake (and hers) you guys are able to find something your mom or wife can enjoy!!
11-23-2017, 04:56 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2016
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Posts: 50
I also suggest Threes! It doesn't have levels though, you play to beat your highscore. Kami2 is nice and looks beautiful it has levels and I think stars too.

Mini Metro is another option, it has nothing to do with the games your mom liked before but is a very interesting puzzle game and is on sale right now.

Trying with The Witness could be a nice experiment but it may be a little overwhelming for your mom. I'm not sure. I haven't played the iOS version, only the PC version. The game is super beautiful and super clever but I got stuck and got frustrated several times. I played it with my boyfriend and together we finished the game but I think that if we had played it separately we definitely would not have finished it. It may be a worth try just to explore the ideas in the game.

Another game that I'm sure she would love is Regency Solitaire, it is only available for PC and Mac but maybe you/she can check it out.


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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
Well, personally, I’ve given up!!
I’ll tell ya, I’ve been trying for 35 years to get my wife into playing games, and after ALL THIS TIME I’ve unfortunately been unsuccessful at getting her interested in playing ANY game more than once!! �� Definitely not for the lack of trying on my part!! �� She just doesn’t enjoy video games at all. I’ve always wanted her to have fun with it, but it’s not her thing!! �� You think you know someone, and so many times I’ve thought I found something she’d really enjoy, only to find out I was totally wrong once again!!! Oh well. Not even gonna try anymore. Ain’t gonna happen..... Sure hope for your sake (and hers) you guys are able to find something your mom or wife can enjoy!!
If you decide to try again check Her Story. Maybe she would like that one You should also check Regency Solitaire

I'm a woman, not a mom XD but I also like management games too. Maybe you should try with that genre.

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Last edited by alhvi; 11-23-2017 at 05:06 AM.