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The New Age of Empires for my New Age?

The last computer game I enjoyed (years ago) was Age of Empires: Rise of Rome. I'm a 'man' now and have a Retina MacBook; what's the closest new thing to that? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Fun kid-friendly games for 1st Gen iPod Touch

Fun, simple, kid-friendly games/apps for a 1st Generation iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Aug 1, 2012 - 8 answers

the dreaded fifth trimester

Looking for new ways to play with my four-month-old. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jul 28, 2012 - 11 answers

America Day Fun and Games for ESL Learners

It's "America Day"! What simple activities and games would you suggest for 40 English language learners in China, ages 8-12? [more inside]
posted by elisse on Jul 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me schnappt Hubi in English?

Sprechen sie Deutsch? Could you help me work out how to make an English version of Spiel des Jahres winner for 2012, Schnappt Hubi!? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Flash Game help?

Help me find a flash game where you built a spaceship from parts of enemy ships [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jul 23, 2012 - 5 answers

I would love some App ideas for a new Nexus 7 tablet.

I would love some App ideas for a new Nexus 7 tablet. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jul 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Good strategy games for the XBox?

I've just been lent an XBox 360 discovered that I'm utterly, embarrassingly dreadful at First (or Third) Person Shooters. What I have enjoyed beyond all expectations though is Petroglyph's splendid Panzer General: Allied Assault (I'm a big time tabletop and card gamer and own the physical game too). So, lovely hivemind, can you suggest any excellent card/war/strategy games for an XBox I might enjoy just as much? Thanks!
posted by timpollard on Jul 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Need games for a picnic for all ages

What are some good games to play at a picnic for a large group of people with a large age-range? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Anything out there for a RPG fan that needs a fix?

Recommend me my next favorite RPG! [more inside]
posted by C^3 on Jul 16, 2012 - 28 answers

Shower me with shower ideas

I'm hosting a bridal shower for a colleague at work. What games can we play that are easy to execute? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Jul 12, 2012 - 7 answers

How to un-boring my meetings?

What is the most awesome meeting icebreaker / energizer that you have ever heard of and / or participated in? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 11, 2012 - 32 answers

Quest: Great non-FPS PS3 games

Quest: Awesome PS3 games. What are some great PS3 games that came out this past academic year for a given value (inside) of great? [more inside]
posted by smirkette on Jul 9, 2012 - 26 answers

Selling Diablo 3 and Battle.net's Terms of Service

I have a physical, legal copy of Diablo 3 I'm planning on selling on eBay. I always knew that once I got bored of D3 I'd be selling it, so when I registered it on Battle.net I created a whole new GMail & Battle.net account (with a fake name) so I could give them to the buyer as part of the sale. My questions, then, are as follows; [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

What A Strange Direction

My partner is new to gaming that isn't point-and-click adventure style. I am looking for games with a very gentle learning curve that might get her more familiar with WASD movement, particularly in 3d. Portal 1 and Quantum Conundrum have proved to be a little too unforgiving too early on with jumping requirements. Any suggestions?
posted by Sparx on Jul 7, 2012 - 28 answers

Yet another iPhone/iPad app question

Point and Click Games for Ipad/iPhone. Hello, yet another app dream. I want to create a fabulous point and click game that is addictive and is playable on the iPhone and iPad. I have the concept and idea down for the game. Now it's time to sit down and start prototyping. Only i have no clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal on Jul 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Need lots of win7 arcade Games for 3rd world, non-english, non-computer savvy 10 year olds

Where can I download lots of win7, laptop compatible arcade-ish games for non computer savvy, non English speakers with no internet. Can't you buy a bundle of like 400+ classic arcade games from somewhere? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

A tiny, excellent, flash game experience to convert non-gamers

I am looking for a tiny, excellent, flash game experience to get a group of non-gamers to understand the power of games... [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jun 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Any Great Games To Play With/Against My Daughter on Two Android OS Devices?

My 8yo daughter (in a few weeks) and I love playing Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and other games on Android. We play them on my Xoom, Kindle Fire, and HTC Thunderbolt (phone). Are there any good games like these (not first person shooters, please. She's 8 and we're Quaker) that would allow us to play against o with each other, one on the Xoom and the other on the Kindle?
posted by nathanrudy on Jun 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Outdoor chalkboard activities

What are some fun, interactive things to paint on a boring back fence? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Jun 16, 2012 - 20 answers

fitness gamification

Are there any diet/exercise mobile apps or websites that truly embrace gamification - turning daily logging of activity and food, or fitness/diet challenges, etc., into the kind of fun, immersive game that you'd play anyway even if it weren't beneficial? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Board games to keep my tween and child busy?

Looking for (board/card) games my 12 year old (f) and 6 year old (m) children can play and keep themselves occupied for more than five minutes. Or even other activities Is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by aorkis on Jun 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Must-have games?

What are must-have games for the Nintendo 3DS? I already own a Nintendo DSi but I couldn't resist upgrading. I like games of all kinds, I just want to enjoy the 3DS to its fullest. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jun 10, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm looking for sound.

Tell me about sound effects for games. I'm designing the specifications for a mobile app, which will be a game. I need sound effects, preferably royalty-free, to accompany the game. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jun 2, 2012 - 4 answers

flash game about drunk hedgehogs

Flash game in Russian about a drunk hedgehog? [more inside]
posted by sleepingcbw on Jun 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Unintended Consequences of Minor Rules in Sports and Games

What sports and games are now dominated by a minor or special-case rule? [more inside]
posted by Jabberwocky on Jun 1, 2012 - 29 answers

Looking for some cooperative video games my husband and I can play together.

Looking for some cooperative video games my husband and I can play together. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on May 25, 2012 - 17 answers

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played?

What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on May 18, 2012 - 45 answers

Please recommend me a good gaming laptop (with a max budget of £800)

Can I be recommended a decent laptop that is fast, has good graphics and is overall good quality please. My maximum budget for this is £800. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on May 18, 2012 - 7 answers

History of Games 101

History of Games 101. I need to learn more about the history of gaming. Ideally getting a solid overview of the continuum of ancient games such as dice, chess and Go, all the way up through present day video games. Please recommend some books for me. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 18, 2012 - 8 answers

A console game deserving of the British Bulldog

Name a recent (and good) console game by a British company [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on May 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Games on Discrete Planes

What video games take place on multiple (but finite/not many) two-dimensional planes? [more inside]
posted by 23 on May 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Game/tech blogs

I'm looking for blogs that will answer questions like "Is now a bad time to get an unlocked Galaxy Nexus?" or "Now that Diablo has arrived, what are the most anticipated games of 2012?" Tech and video games galore, please. Bonus points if it's hilarious.
posted by goosechasing on May 16, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm looking for some unusual dice for my boyfriend's birthday.

Where can I find or have made 6-sided dice with one color for 1-2 and another for 3-6? [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Have gun, will shoot self in foot.

When we left our heroine, it was 2002 and she was an avid JRPG player, wise in the ways of the spiky haired menu-based combatants. She returns, older if not wiser, to do battle again, in--okay, wait, what are all these games, and why do they expect me to know how to play them already? Help me find some training wheels, experienced gamer-types. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on May 13, 2012 - 16 answers

The seed is the cage is the seed

Writers I like: Johan Huizenga, A. S. Neill, Christopher Alexander, Philippe Gaulier, James Paul Gee. Thoughts I'm interested in: the systemic formation of culture; how we interact with and are shaped by said systems; how those systems emerge as part of a "playful" procedure; how play is often used as a release from cultural standards. Who else will I like? What ideas will fascinate me further? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on May 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Beginners Guide to PC Buying

Help me purchase a mid-range desktop that plays games besides solitaire and minesweeper. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 10, 2012 - 10 answers

D&D Campaigns for a single player?

Can anyone recommend some simple Dungeons & Dragons campaigns specifically designed for two people (one DM and one player)? [more inside]
posted by notmydesk on May 8, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get rich in three easy steps.

How do you sell an entertainment booth/game/contest to something like a trade show, fundraiser or festival and/or its sponsors? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on May 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Pimp my PSP, please!

What games do I need to find for my newly acquired old PSP? [more inside]
posted by deezil on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Looking for exploration/immersive puzzle games

I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

What is the name of an old comic book arcade game?

Trying to find name of an old arcade game with Marvel superheroes, including Captain America. [more inside]
posted by atmu on Apr 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Games via text message

What are some games that can be played via text message? [more inside]
posted by wiskunde on Apr 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Best games for Leappad?

My 5 (near 6) year old daughter is in love with her Leap Frog Leapad, which she got for Easter. She especially loves the photo features and pet that comes with it, as well as a Tinkerbell book and Dora game. She's wondering if she can have another game though - which we'd happily get her, but as they are rather expensive we'd like to get a good one that's worth it. So, what are the best Leappad and compatible Leapster games? OUR PREFERENCE: Educational, particularly reading skills. HER PREFERENCE: Angry Birds. Hmm, maybe not kid...
posted by Artw on Apr 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Diplomacy websites

Diplomacy (the board game): What are your favorite websites for playing Diplomacy? Simple, graphical sites a big plus. How about your favorite (offline) software for keeping track of games, for Mac? And finally, what are your favorite general-info Diplomacy sites? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Favorite dual-screen games?

Which are your favorite iPhone/iPad games that utilize dual-screen e.g. iPhone + TV or iPad + TV - games? Looking for examples beyond Real Racing 2 HD. Thanks!
posted by Michal on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Recommend some turn-based mutl-platform mobile games

Friends & I enjoy playing words-with-friends because it's a) asynchronous/turn-based, so we can play throughout the day without having to find times we're both free; and b) cross-platform, for android & iphone. What other games that fit those two categories should we try?
posted by kickingtheground on Apr 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Which video games used visual changes to signify a change in a visible item?

Can you tell me which games for either the NES, SNES, or Genesis (or their contemporaries) had the visual appearance of your character change logically when you got a new item? I'm not looking for something like Final Fantasy I, where the appearance changes due to an event, but you otherwise look the same, no matter which armor you have on; I'm looking for games like Metroid, where Samus's Power Suit and Varia Suit are different armors, and your character looks different as a result. Not looking for examples from later-gen systems such as Playstation onward, which seem much more likely to do this.
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Seeking two-device iOS turn-based games.

I'm in the front passenger seat with my iPhone. My six year old son is in the back seat with an iPad. What turn-based games can we play, each using our own device. The iPad does not have an Internet connection. [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 19, 2012 - 14 answers

The best iPod Touch games where you make progress

Looking for top notch, detailed but fun games to play on an iPod Touch. Games like Tower Defense (Lost Earth) or the Angry Birds series, where you can make progress and pick up from where you left off. Not games like Temple Run/Jetpack Joyride/Robot Unicorn Attack where you start from scratch every time (even if you do get upgrades or badges). I am not really interested in Plants vs Zombies or Tiny Wings for whatever reason.
posted by cashman on Apr 19, 2012 - 35 answers

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