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Help finding games for my wife... and me?

03-14-2011, 01:39 AM
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Help finding games for my wife... and me?

I know this might fit better into the whole category of "What should I get" but I have a few specific requirements and was hoping the entire mass of people at TA could help.

I've recently passed along my 1st gen iPad to my wife and she loves it, tons - but one of the thing she has asked for, as she's played a fair amount before hand, are games that don't require a ton of attention. Stuff she can play while watching TV, etc.

The games she's completed are things such as Yahtzee, Monopoly, Peggle, Bejeweled (some she hasn't beaten completely, but has gotten a bit bored with).

The focus is "mindless" to some degree, but still has substince. I'm going to point her toward a few jigsaw puzzle apps, but I realized that I was lacking with this too.

Simply put, what mostly "passive" games are out there that don't require 110% of your attention but aren't "Freemium" games like We Rule, etc.

I'd really appreciate any help. I've got so damn many games but realize that this is an area that I guess I'm a bit lacking on!

And if the mods determine that this belongs in the other thread, feel free to move it
03-14-2011, 01:41 AM
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Angry Birds.

03-14-2011, 01:48 AM
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Crap, forgot to say she's not a fan of Angry Birds. That was my first recommendation to her
03-14-2011, 01:50 AM
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03-14-2011, 01:54 AM
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03-14-2011, 02:13 AM
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What about puzzle games that aren't time-sensitive? For example, Geared (1+2) or Collision Effect (not the regular mode, but the puzzles can be done w/o paying much attention).
03-14-2011, 02:36 AM
I suggest playing Bubble Ball if you have never tried it. It's a physics puzzle game, really puzzle. You have to think hard to find a way for the ball to go smoothly to the flag with wood or metal. It's a more serious game than most other iOS games. It can hold your attention for very long once you start it. It's a great game to test your logical thinking skills.
You can check: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bubble-ball/id412089940?mt=8#
03-14-2011, 03:35 AM
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03-14-2011, 03:46 AM
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