Recommend me some games

January 3, 2019 at 22:14:58
Specs: several
I don't have any games on this 2015 HP laptop running
Windows 10. I deleted all the games that were pre-installed,
partly because many of them required online connections, but
mostly because they didn't interest me.

On another, ancient laptop running Windows 98 SE, I have the
old Windows standards like FreeCell, Spider, Minesweeper, and
Hover!, plus Hoyle Board Games (Reversi and Placer Racer are
the only ones I play -- their checkers opponent is a bit too tough),
Hoyle Word Games (Word Yacht, rarely Hangman, Anagrams,
or Crosswords), a checkers game from PC Magazine (a bit too
easy), and Mah Jongg.

I don't need any more card games. No games of chance. I don't
care much for games with timers, time limits, or that require fast
responses, though they aren't out of the question. I'm no good at
chess. I like puzzles. Figuring things out. I like trivia on subjects
other than sports or post-1975 music. I like learning stuff.

I'm looking for suggestions of smallish games I can download and
install from sites other than the Microsoft Store.

What've you got?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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January 4, 2019 at 03:50:02
Here is a site that might be of help, a large amount of the software is freeware, shareware or open source, it will indicate it's license type on the listing:

I use the site quite often.


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January 4, 2019 at 07:10:43
Any interest in shooter games, sports games, driving games, etc.?

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January 4, 2019 at 07:37:10
I know you've said no more card games, but I've been in to Slay the Spire recently. It's a deck building card game, so you do have some influence over the randomness. Requires Steam.

I've just got done playing Battle Brothers. It's a turn based hack and slash with germanic influence for flavor. You can field up to 12 mercenaries to combat various bandits, orcs, goblins, and undead. Mostly about picking your battles while balancing your company's various needs. Brothers are disposable, but costly to replace. Main gameplay loop is grindy, and it never really diverges from it.

Not sure if your laptop can run either; the video RAM requirement seems a bit much for a cheap laptop.

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January 4, 2019 at 20:31:31
Thanks for what you've suggested so far!

Oooops. My laptop was made in 2016, not 2015.
I can't edit my original post to fix that.

Limited interest in shooters, etc. I have played
Duke Nukem 3D, but it is so long since I had it
installed that I forget which computer(s) it was on
and which operating system(s).

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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