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Need a new coffee table

Help me find a coffee table along the lines of Geek Chic, but on the cheap (or at least cheaper). [more inside]
posted by PaperDragon on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Table top brainteaser puzzles

Where can I find more good ideas for brainteaser puzzles like these? [more inside]
posted by klausman on Jan 17, 2014 - 3 answers

iPad puzzles and games for a 20-month-old

Flying in the face of scientists' warnings, my wife and I allow our child to play with the iPad from time to time. She's outgrown most of the apps she previously played with -- does anyone have any recommendations for good puzzle, games, and educational apps that would be age-appropriate and interesting for a twenty-month-old? Thanks.
posted by gerryblog on Dec 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Seeking pretty, engaging games with no violence.

Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 16, 2013 - 48 answers

What are some good, non-battery-draining iPhone/iPod Touch games?

I'll be on three flights in the next 11 days, and although I'd like to sleep through every flight, I doubt that'll happen. I have an iPhone 4 and a 3rd-gen iPod Touch at my disposal, so I'd like to throw some new, non-battery-killing games on them before I go. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jan 8, 2013 - 14 answers

Fun for the whole family, Christmas edition.

Gift-filter: What are your best gift ideas for a family of 5 adults? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Nov 29, 2012 - 14 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

Game/puzzle suggestions please! I like unravelling things, solving a mystery or puzzle backwards.

Game/puzzle suggestions please! I like unravelling things, solving a mystery or puzzle backwards. [more inside]
posted by belau on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

I'm not a 12-year-old boy -- So walk me through Nintendo DS Lite?

I think I want a Nintendo DS Lite, but I'm totally ignorant. → I'm in Greece ←, and don't want to spend the money (this money, it is tight) only to find out that it was a bad choice for me in terms of game level and types of games, acquisition of games, country specific restrictions, and if the one I have my eye on (via EBay) is the right choice. Can you hold my hand? [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Trying to remember the title of a 3D spherical labyrinth game

For fans of the The Nemesis Factor and other complex physical puzzles: I'm trying to remember the name of a now out of print 3D spherical labyrinth. As I remember, the puzzle consisted of a clear globe, inside of which was a complicated three dimensional maze composed of slides and structures and other structures, through which the player would navigate a little metal ball. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 27, 2010 - 5 answers

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Group Activities, Games, and Challenges for Adults? (who don't respond well to hokey or woo-woo stuff) That require using teamwork and brainwork? And don't need a lot of money or materials? [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Adventurous Quests

My boyfriend has been playing Psychonauts for the past couple of weeks and I like the concept of different worlds with different challenges, skills, and puzzles. I also enjoyed playing Myst. What other adventurous quests are there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 19, 2010 - 31 answers

Help! I'm running out of games!

Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
posted by sentient on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me make my boyfriend's birthday awesome with fiendishly delightful present wrapping and delivery!

It's my boyfriend's birthday soon, and I want to make the present giving AWESOME! Have already purchased presents and booked flights to be with him. Am organising special birthday meals for him, and a couple of activities too, so most of the day is pretty much sorted. But I really really want the present giving/opening experience in particular to be super fun for him. I'm thinking along the lines of a treasure hunt with clues so he has to hunt for the presents... Or wrapping the presents in a giant box and painting it like a cake with sparklers on top! Or multiple layers of wrapping disguising the present...Or, um, something else. But I don't know what exactly. I just want to make it a completely excellent fun surprise for him. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jul 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Simple, fun, online two-player games?

Can you recommend some simple, fun, online two-player games suitable for two people chatting over a webcam? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 4, 2009 - 18 answers

Mildly Multiplayer Office Runaround Puzzle Game

I need help coming up with an idea for a short, simple, but immensely entertaining activity at work (banking office). There's about 20 people, and maybe a 15-minute time limit. Half knowledge/trivia test, and half scavenger hunt/capture-the-flag type game. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Need a very clever puzzle(s).

Need a clever puzzle for someone recovering from heart surgery. [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

4. good crossword puzzle book

Looking for good crossword puzzle books. I enjoy the Boston Globe puzzles online (alas, no Sundays unless I subscribe) and usually get a kick out of the themed puzzles in the print edition of The Onion. [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Apr 4, 2008 - 10 answers

What sudoku game do I want for my new Nintendo DS Lite?

I got a Nintendo DS for Christmas! Given my logical style of solving sudoku, which of the scores of sudoku titles do I want? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Dec 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Game system for a Puzzle Gal?

I've been enjoying Brain Challenge on my cell phone and am thinking of purchasing a hand held system. I'm unsure whether it would be better to buy a GameBoy Advanced or a Nintendo DS. Also which is more kid friendly. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Oct 13, 2007 - 15 answers

The best puzzle/RPG hybrid videogames?

Looking for more puzzle/RPG hybrids! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on May 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Great PBEM games for a time-starved dad?

I need to get back in touch with one of my original loves - gaming - and need some help finding some great play-by-email-games ... [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Two sided jigsaw puzzle with numbered code

Puzzle Filter: Looking for any information about a puzzle I saw in the late 70's (?). As a kid I saw an explanation of a jigsaw puzzle that was distributed in a velvet bag, on a TV show (That's Incredible! maybe, or 60 Minutes). The jigsaw pieces had a code written with numbers on both sides of the puzzle pieces (white numbers on black background?). [more inside]
posted by unceman on Jun 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Games like "The Incredible Machine"?

I loved that old game "The Incredible Machine" Any suggestions for more recent games in a similar vein?
posted by coffee and minarets on May 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Brain workouts

I want to cultivate some good mental exercising habits. For that, I need some good, diverse sources for puzzles and activities. Specifically, I'm looking for, preferably free, sites with a decent database of verbal, logical, spatial, lateral thinking games. The format can be flexible, so crosswords are included. Also, games that test and hone reflexes and reactions are also welcome. Additionally, ADHDers are also advised to stimulate the cerebellum. Any help on that? Basically, I'd like a list of resources for complete brain workout, that can be performed atleast once every day. Obviously, I'm not looking for one site to include all of the above.
posted by Gyan on Apr 20, 2005 - 25 answers

I have a couple of questions about Sudoku.

I have a couple of questions about Sudoku. [mi] [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 12, 2004 - 2 answers

Urban Challenge

Has anyone participated in the Urban Challenge? I'm participating this weekend and would like to hear about strategies or experiences. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Sep 7, 2004 - 1 answer

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