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recommend me a puzzle game

HalberdBlueHalberdBlue Registered User
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm looking for something to hold my interest for a few days. I have a crappy computer (733 mhz) so I'm looking for some sort of free non-CPU intensive puzzle game, preferably one that isn't timed and makes you think. I really want to play Dorf Fortress, but I think this computer would poop itself if I tried to run it.

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  • fuelishfuelish Registered User
    edited July 2008
    http://www.thinkfun.com/RUSHHOUR.ASPX?PageNo=RUSHHOUR

    Requires no batteries, is lots of fun and has new puzzle packs.

    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • HalberdBlueHalberdBlue Registered User
    edited July 2008
    HOLY CRAP. That is actually PRECISELY the game I was thinking of when I made that post. I played it (or a variant of it) years ago, and was hoping someone might post it if I made a thread like this, I just couldn't recall what it was called and "moving blocks around to get one to escape" didn't seem like a very good description for a game. Thanks!

  • HalberdBlueHalberdBlue Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Hah, looks like I spoke too soon. Anyone know of any other online versions of that?

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Desktop Tower Defense or any random variation of Bejeweled would probably be right up your alley.

  • Cold KoalaCold Koala Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Oh god I'm going to look like a shill for Caravel because this is the second time today I've mentioned this in a recommendation thread:

    DROD. http://www.caravelgames.com/Articles/Games.html King Dugan's Dungeon is free--it's the last one on the list.

    I have no idea how many hours of gameplay there are. Tons, just in the first game.

    It's been called the "best puzzle game ever made."

  • starlanceriistarlancerii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Geezus, 733 mhz, how old is that thing?

    *ahem* this isn't exactly a puzzle game, but you might want to try Liero, if you can find a copy somewhere. It doesn't run on XP, but I still believe it is the best game ever, especially if you can find a friend to play with you (on that 733 machine)

  • fuelishfuelish Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Hah, looks like I spoke too soon. Anyone know of any other online versions of that?

    I have looked for an online version with no luck. The game is worth finding. They also have train and safari versions. The best single player game, not requiring a tv/monitor, I have ever played.
    KVW reccomends DeskTop Tower Defense. That is an excellent way to spend some strategy time. It looks simple but requires some thinking to make up a decent defense.

    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Fishdom is ridiculously addictive

    azada is a good puzzle (like, mind puzzle, do this to do that) game

  • LerageLerage Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I think a version of what you're looking for is called Klotski - it used to be a free game on (I think) Windows 95 - there are plenty of free versions online, I loved that game!

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Isn't Klotski just a tetris clone? I mean it allows you choose some oddball pieces, but it's not super awesome.

    Alternatively
    Chips Challenge.

    Seriously. I love that game. I'm not sure where to get it free legally though. Ran on my old 386 just fine.

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  • HalberdBlueHalberdBlue Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I forgot to mention that I am on a Mac.

  • LerageLerage Registered User
    edited July 2008
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klotski

    It's a game where you move the blocks to get another block out - I thought it seemed similar to the game that was posted very near the start, and what the OP had been looking for for ages...

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