I'm looking for fun games for the PlayStation 4 that are easy to pick up, fun, not too violent, and well designed... that as many as 4 players can play (i.e., not online but all sitting together on the couch using the PS4 controllers). [more inside]
What are some good party games that can be played remotely? [more inside]
Recommendations for a card game with strategy, lots of luck (my poker-playing kid stopped playing chess with any of us years ago) and for 2 to 5 teen/adult players to play in an hour or less. I really want one that uses decks of plain cards as we end up losing bits of game pieces after a few months. We'd be willing to put in time learning the rules but Bridge is too rigid, Uno way too simple. Meaningless points betting is fine. What's worked for your family?
I have become a grumpy old person who cannot play video games. I'm looking for PS4 recommendations. I've seen other threads, but apparently I'm a special, grumpy, snowflake. [more inside]
My 7-year-old joined in a slightly-edited but rollicking family game of Papercuts (Cards Against Humanity, but for literature) over Christmas and wants to do NOTHING ELSE. So now we are making a homemade version for our 7- and 5-year-olds. Create for me little-kid CAH answers and questions! [more inside]
We're doing some co-op in-person lan gaming over christmas. Previous years we've played a lot of terraria / killing floor / battlefield 1942 / team fortress 2. We're looking for other recommendations for games that suit some of these criteria, especially newer things we haven't heard of. * run on non-current-topline machines (we have a lot of spare older machines but limited current gamer machines) * drop-in/drop-out (terraria was particular good for this) * low barrier to entry * cheap in bulk (steam 4-packs are great) * co-op [more inside]
I really like games that are rich in systems (think strategy games like Civilization, or Rogue-likes), but I usually have a 60-90 minute time to play them, after which it might be several days before I get another opportunity to play. I am looking for complex, interesting games (on PC or iPad) that play out in complete and satisfyingly 90 minute sessions and are not punishingly hard to learn (I am looking at you Dwarf Fortress). My current favorite is FTL, where you win or lose in 90 minutes and where mastery over time is rewarded, but I need something new. Any ideas?
Recommendations for AppleTV or iPad games for a 4 year old? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for a new video game for my mom as a Christmas gift. This would be for Windows PC, as she doesn't have any gaming systems. [more inside]
I recently finished playing an Android puzzle game, Alcazar and I really loved it. What should I play next? [more inside]
I have googled and installed like a fiend but have yet to find a solution for the problem of playing card games with someone remote. I've tried a number of the "cards with friends" apps but they've been either poorly designed or a pain in the ass to use. Any suggestions? App options need to work on iOS / Mac.
Looking for suggestions for Xbox games that are not so violent, and definitely not FPS, as we're thinking of updating our antique Wii with an Xbox this xmas. Kids have gotten lots of mileage out of Super Smash Bros, Kirby, Mario Bros, Lego games on the Wii in the past few years. . [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of (and link to!) a web-based game very similar to this Color Match game. I have tried googling but have failed, so I'm hoping the hivemind can help. (I may have even discovered the game on mefi somewhere). [more inside]
Pretty much what it says on the tin. My dad enjoys both Rachet and Clank and the Uncharted series, but he's pretty much caught up with both of them. I'm looking for similar games with a similar mix of adventure/puzzle solving/etc on the Playstation 4 - further criteria below the fold. [more inside]
I'm getting older and have a kid so less time to play computer games. However I just played the Witcher 3 and it was great. Best game I've played in a long time. So what next should I play? [more inside]
I enjoy games where a significant part of the gameplay involves finding and collecting various items. Examples include Banjo-Kazooie and Psychonauts – this mechanic seems to have been particularly popular in 3D open-world platformers (but I'm open to suggestions from any genre). Recommendations? [more inside]
Now that the Wii U is nearing end of life I've been thinking of picking one up along with several of its best games. Caveat: I would probably play exclusively on the tablet and not hooked up to a TV. Is this feasible? Would using the controls on the tablet be too uncomfortable? Can I use a pro controller or something while I use the tablet strictly as a display? Anything else I should consider?
I have a lot of travel coming up this holiday season. I'm looking for two player games that I can play with Mrs Mars on a plane. Few parts or cards only would be best, and simple rules are a must.
I'm teaching Introduction to Science Fiction and I'm looking for a good, free, science fiction game with a strong story that the class can play and talk about later. Even interactive fiction would work. [more inside]
It's bonding time with my father again, so what board or card game do you recommend for 3 players, all guys (if that matters). Some level of decision making, skill or thought could be nice (Settlers of Catan?) but also just something fun (poker?)
I'm making board games as a hobby and I'd like to have a better understanding of statistics and similar math topics in order to start the design stronger outta the gate - having better balance instead of just guessing. [more inside]
When I was younger I remember playing a Win 3.1 game that either was a collection of four separate games or were four separate games distributed together. I don't recall very many details of gameplay at all, but I'll share what I remember in the extended explanation. [more inside]
I am losing my mind because of this election and the state of the world. In an effort to retain sanity I am trying to find alternate ways to entertain myself on the internet that have NOTHING to do with politics or current events. Please help. [more inside]
Imagine you want to send a flat envelope full of random things to a bunch of people. Bonus points if those random things encourage the recipients to interact with each other. What would you fill the envelopes with? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for board games for our 10 year old to play with her friends. Preferably something easy to pick up but with a fair degree of depth, and she's also interested in something with a bit of a fantasy roleplaying vibe - I'm thinking something like GW's Heroquest from back in the day might work, but nothing more complicated than that. Any suggestions?
Around 1996 I lived in a house with a bunch of other college students. We had this hilarious electronic toy that was an insult generator. It would link together a few adjectives with a noun to create insults such as: "You're like a wet, horrible fart" or "You're like a big, nasty, booger". Does this ring a bell for anyone? Naturally, twenty years later, I'd love to give it as a gift to my brother who lived in that house with me and enjoyed many laughs from this silly toy!
I'm looking for a specific product line of fantasy miniatures with factions of cute/strange non-human species--more details inside. But please feel free to recommend your favorite weird miniatures line, if it focuses on non-humans and it's available now or in the near future. [more inside]
Can you suggest a web based computer game that might appeal to my aging mother who is obsessed with sitting in front of the computer all day? She will like something that seems "artistic" and will turn her nose up at something that she perceives as being for the hoi palloi. [more inside]
I have a relatively new baby (almost ten weeks old) and she is amazing! I didn't think a baby would be this much fun! I'm looking for very detailed (ideally week by week) information on how she is developing and what games I can play with her that we will both find enjoyable ("games" defined very broadly e.g. "watching her eyes track a moving object" and "trying to grasp something with her tiny paw" both count as games for these purposes). [more inside]
Xbox or PS4? [more inside]
My husband is on a perpetual hunt for Android games that are complex or challenging enough to keep his interest for more than a day or two. He enjoys RPG and puzzle games, mostly, with the occasional building or strategy game thrown in. By this point we've tried most games on various best-of lists, and he was hoping there might be some hidden gems he's not aware of. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a computer game I played as kid. Things I remember: - The main control room/hub was a tree - You could pick where you wanted to go from the main tree - There were several mini games accessible from the tree - maybe through tubes? - All the characters were colorful animal-like creatures Ring a bell?
In "Go Fish", is it legal to call for a card one doesn't have?
Friday night the hard drive my Steam and Origin games were installed on died the death of the dreaded click. All is fixed, except for the Windows 10 uninstall programs menu. [more inside]
My 42 year old sister is going to camp. I want to send her a care package appropriate for a kid at camp in the 1980s. [more inside]
I'm not a gamer, I don't have a console, I do have a laptop, I've been stress eating because of the US election, and I need something to do for a couple hours at a time here and there to get my mind off of this dumpster fire that isn't "eating my weight in ice cream while weeping." But I know nothing about current games out there. The absolute snowflakiest game recommendation request within. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a good game that runs on a pc and does not require an internet connection for game play? [more inside]
So my son is now about to be six. I feel like the amazing bond we had/have through shared interests and just sheer delight in each other's company needs (for the first time) thinking about and curating and not just taking for granted. Anyone have any tips on this next step? [more inside]
Looking for fun building/construction puzzle games for iPad, for kids age 8 & 5. [more inside]
What are some fun items I can surprise my 5.5 year old nephew with on a 6 hour plane ride? [more inside]
A year or two ago I saw a video for a product in development: a piece of software multiple people would use across computers, tablets and smartphones that lets you run a role playing campaign in person. Primarily meant to remove the need for record keeping and hauling around tons of books, supplies and miniatures. [more inside]
My friend just learned that there is a pokestop (for Pokeman Go) right outside her house...is there something fun we could do with this? [more inside]
Im seeking suggestions for games or any apps to download before taking an upcoming trip. I will have a couple f 15+ hour flights, several shorter ones and plenty of time stuck in a car in traffic (although I should have data service and will certainly have more entertaining things to look at for the road portions of the journeys). I'm not opposed to spending some money but I am not looking to shell out a ton of cash on games/apps which I will tire of immediately.
I'd about to head out on wilderness backpacking trip with some good friends over the weekend. [more inside]
With all this outrage at Pokemon Go, I was trying to think of examples of past past times (or just new technology) that there was a degree of public outrage that seem a bit silly now. I found a few examples of hula hoops scares ("Chiropractors and osteopaths are noticing more business from the hoopster set"), I know there was a bit of hub-bub about the "new wireless radios", and I remember reading some something about an old thinker complaining about students wasting their time on chess. What are some other examples?
What are some awesome two-player (as in simultaneous play, from the same couch) PlayStation 4 games? Can be versus or co-op. [more inside]
Two computer games from the early days (1983-84ish) of home computing are both lost and unrequited to me. Hive mind, I have but two dimmish memories as clues: a character like Vitruvian Man (PC) and a map showing game tracks as two bear prints (Apple). [more inside]
I participated in the Washington Post puzzle hunt this year and loved it. What are some other opportunities, either local to DC or virtual, to employ the same kind of creative, collaborative problem-solving that is involved in Post Hunt? [more inside]
I'm developing a 2D mobile game. What are the little details that I need to be sure to think about to make it awesome? [more inside]
It sounds like I'd really like Offworld Trading Company as a video game but there was some dispute in this thread about the Civ 6 announcement as to whether or not buying the game puts money into the hands of publisher Brad Wardell, who has apparently been complicit in the harassment Zoe Quinn and other icky stuff. I absolutely do not want to support harassers. Help me figure out where my money's going. [more inside]