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Old 05-29-2011, 09:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I need some of you Gals (and guys if there are some on here) input of some computer games that I can play to unwind and relax during the kids naptime. I have been cleaning and I find myself finishing that task way before its time for the kids to get up from nap and then Im bored. I do read and scrapbook but because of limited car and my lack of wanting to attempt public transportation with two youngesters I havent replenished my stash for either. SO I need some games that I can download (preferable for free). I really like level games and stuff where you have to build (similar to Sims but I dont like the people part) I also loved the Mario games but now looking for the new stuff. Any input would be great because I really dont know where to start! :)

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Its not free, but Portal is brilliant. Easily the best game I've ever played. There's a demo here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/400/?snr=1_4_4__13  The sequel looks just as good, but somehow I never have time to play :-/

 

World of Goo is another brilliantly addictive game, but not free. Braid is very clever and makes you think, but also not free. Sorry.

 

 


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DH has gotten me into Minecraft recently.  I'm not sure if it was free, but it does involve a lot of building.

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This game is totally free, but the "building" that takes place in it is in your character, making them stronger. It's themed as a "vamp vs. werewolf" game (for adults) which I could care less about but the game itself is a lot of fun. The game creator is open and in communication with the players, he does a great job. I've been playing for almost a year. 

 

 http://www.forsakenclans.com/index.php?REF=14179


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DH has gotten me into Minecraft recently.  I'm not sure if it was free, but it does involve a lot of building.


Seconded! Everyone in my family plays this. It's not free, but it's a one-time pay thing that's under $20.


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Try out http://www.lordofultima.com/en/  I started playing last week and I'm completely addicted. The best part about it is that it's free!

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my husband bought me a game I used to have but lost a while ago, called Zeus: Master of Olympus. It's basically a city building game, which I have always enjoyed. They make another one called Pharoah. I believe it was 5.99 on a website which essentially buys the rights to games the companies no longer make and sells them for really cheap.

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