What games are like this one my mum can't play anymore?
July 16, 2011 2:05 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a variant on an old computer game that my mum can't play any more
posted by YAMWAK to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My mum enjoys a number of computer games - mahjong, solitaire, breakout, bejwelled - that sort of thing. She's recently upgraded to Windows 7 and one of her old games won't play any more (I've tried lots of compatibility options).
It's called 'Boxes'. At the start, the player is presented with something like a 15x30 grid of boxes, randomly coloured on of five different colours. The idea is to click on clusters of boxes (which disappear) for points - larger clusters score more points. Boxes fall down and columns fall to the left. Game over when there are no more clusters of boxes.
I'd really like to find her a new version of the game rather than try and set up dosbox or the like. I don't mind spending money. Can anyone recognise the game or suggest any alternatives?