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June 29, 2013 3:54 AM   Subscribe

My dad has an ipad 3 and he recently discovered that he can play games on it. He loves games like Machinarium and The Room, were you have to think and solve puzzles. Do you know any other games like that? He has an upcoming birthday and I want to give him a list of games he can play.
posted by Tawny Owl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
 
Masters of Alchemy sounds like a good fit
posted by exogenous at 4:59 AM on June 29, 2013


I rather enjoyed point & click adventure The Silent Age.
posted by malevolent at 5:02 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Seconding The Silent Age. Myst has been ported to the iPad, but I'm not sure if it's been done well. The reviews seem to be positive.
posted by rmannion at 5:13 AM on June 29, 2013


If you think he'd like the humour, the Monkey Island series is worth looking at.
posted by backwards guitar at 5:19 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


We like:
-Dooors
-100 Floors
-The Tiny Bang Story
posted by oenzemain at 6:01 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love love love Puzzle Agent.
posted by winna at 6:03 AM on June 29, 2013


Murder Files is fun.
posted by belladonna at 7:10 AM on June 29, 2013


The Quell games are are great. The puzzles are of the "complex machine built out of simple components" type.

Cut The Rope starts out very simple and quickly accelerates into Rube Goldberg nuttiness.
posted by murphy slaw at 7:11 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Feed the Head and Windosill are great.
posted by umbĂș at 8:11 AM on June 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Forever Lost
Tesla's Electric Mist
7he Code
posted by get off of my cloud at 9:30 AM on June 29, 2013


Can't believe no one suggested Osmos
posted by Quisp Lover at 10:15 AM on June 29, 2013


Many excellent suggestions here.

While Puzzle Pirates is nominally a puzzle-based MMORPG, one can play solo and avoid all the multiplayer stuff. You do need a data connection to play. There's a bunch of different games available - some are always available for free, others are only free sometimes and the rest of the time require some kind of micropayment or subscription. (The game has been around for nearly 10 years, but they just launched an ipad client this month)
posted by rmd1023 at 12:47 PM on June 29, 2013


Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it appears there's some sort of Professor Layton spinoff called Layton Brothers Mystery Room.
posted by sageleaf at 3:08 PM on June 29, 2013


SpaceChem
posted by Nelson at 4:32 PM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Unmechanical
posted by squirbel at 4:46 PM on June 29, 2013


Zen Bound 2.
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:59 PM on June 29, 2013


Agricola was just released and the implementation is very good. For those that don't know, Agricola is an excellent "Euro" modern boardgame in which you play a 17th century subsistence farmer. The goal of the game is to not starve. Fun! The game has a solo-mode which is very puzzle-like. The learning curve is a bit steep, but well worth it I think.
posted by phil_s_stein at 2:01 PM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


The creators of Machinarium have also made Samorost 1 & 2 and Botanicula. They're all brilliant.
posted by Acey at 5:55 AM on July 5, 2013


Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it appears there's some sort of Professor Layton spinoff called Layton Brothers Mystery Room.

It's horrible. Has none of the charm or generally enjoyable elements of the original games.
posted by Jacob G at 7:25 PM on August 9, 2013


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