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Old 03-04-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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Games on iPad

Someone mentioned playing games on their iPad and suspected it was helping their brain. What games do you play on your iPads? I refuse to be sucked into games on Facebook but games on my iPad sounds kinda fun.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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I play Sudoku.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
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I do solitaire once in a while and a crossword almost every day. I had Angry Birds for a while, played it a dozen times or so, lost interest and deleted it (guess I'm a fuddy duddy)...

I wanted to try lumosity.com but didn't due to registration/cost (forget which), but I may try it after all.
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Scrabble and Trainyard are my favorites.
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Scrabble. I prefer the iPhone version over the iPad version -- they work equally well on the iPad, and this way I can switch seamlessly from one to the other. I like the ability to call up a random opponent whenever I want one and play against a real person. Since most people treat games like email, everyone makes moves on their own schedule. So I typically have at least half a dozen games in progress at once.
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Words with Friends and Scrabble. Both on iPhone. I like WWF better.
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Flow - you have to make connections between colored dots on a grid, and I found it to be a good pattern recognition and logic and visual challenge. It does seem to stimulate the brain in ways that are different from most everyday tasks. I DL'd a free one for iPod touch, but it is better on a larger iPad screen. Android or iPhone/iPad.

Here's a not-so-great video, but you get the idea (skip to ~ 1:00)



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Flow is awesome. For the kid in you, try Sky Burger......
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Scrabble. I prefer the iPhone version over the iPad version -- they work equally well on the iPad, and this way I can switch seamlessly from one to the other. I like the ability to call up a random opponent whenever I want one and play against a real person. Since most people treat games like email, everyone makes moves on their own schedule. So I typically have at least half a dozen games in progress at once.
Me too. I waste spend way too much time playing Scrabble these days.
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Wow, this is a dangerous thread for people like me who still w@rk.

I've never heard of FLOW. Downloaded it and played 50 levels before I tore myself away...I need colored patterns!
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What a great idea for a thread! I love good suggestions for iPad games.

Right now, every day I play Sudoku (the one I have is "Big Bad Sudoku Book") and Gardens of Time on my iPad.

Probably my favorite iPad game is 4 Elements (and/or 4 Elements II), and I have enjoyed every game that team (Playrix) has come up with, such as Fishdom, FishdomII, Gardenscapes, Royal Envoy, and so on.
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Wow....wonderful ideas!
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I play Bejeweled 3, Mahjong and Solitare while I'm watching TV
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On myKindle Fire, my new favorite is Unolingo. Not sure if it is available on iPad.
Unolingo presents you with a partially filled crossword puzzle, with no clues, and you fill in the blanks with letters A-Z to complete the puzzle.


My favorite game for years has been Sherlock, which is available on iPad, but I think it plays better on PC, with a mouse.


Sherlock is similar to solving the sort of brain-teaser puzzles that give you a series of clues, like, "There are five people seated at a table, Mr Green is seated to the left of the man wearing the red tie, the man wearing the black tie is two seats to the left of the man with the blue shirt, etc...." and you have to figure out who is seated at which position.

I also enjoy Sudoku.
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Been playing Flow and Scrabble this afternoon!
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Downloaded Flow. Uh Oh
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+1 on the Uh Oh. I even popped for the $0.99 ad-free version.
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Flow is fascinating! Thank you
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I am afraid to look!


But I did and downloaded the free version. Interesting!

PS I cannot do Sudoku to save my life. I am not even sure I can spell it!
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Scrabble. I prefer the iPhone version over the iPad version -- they work equally well on the iPad, and this way I can switch seamlessly from one to the other. I like the ability to call up a random opponent whenever I want one and play against a real person. Since most people treat games like email, everyone makes moves on their own schedule. So I typically have at least half a dozen games in progress at once.
On Words with Friends, usually the max 21 games are going.

I have long-standing "random" partners.
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