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Online games.  I don't generally have time for them, so I'm not familiar with most of them.

I tend to play Mah Jongg when I do have time time, or Solitaire.

What are your favorite online games?

Do you have enough time to play them?

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:03:08 PM PST

  •  Good morning, dear Noddy and Itzl (9+ / 0-)

    I'd love to join the network!

    We're in a blizzard right now in New England, but it will all melt by the weekend. Spring is coming....don't forget the clock change on Saturday.:)

    I used to be addicted to Solitaire, but I gave it up when I became addicted to Daily Kos!

    Hugs to everyone.♥

  •  The closest thing I do to an online game (7+ / 0-)

    is I hang out and make patterns at ColourLovers. It's really a restful treat for my eyes, when they get tired from looking at type and words and orange squiggles, to go play with the colors and shapes and then just unfocus and gaze at the finished patterns.

    It's addictive. It's also rather hard to explain what ColourLovers is, so here's the link to my page and you can go see for yourself:

    http://www.colourlovers.com/...

    I've also used some of the patterns I've made there as designs for Zazzle products, so I can be productive there, too :)

    You should sit & mediate 20 minutes each day. Unless you don't have the time. Then you should sit for an hour.

    by jan4insight on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:30:32 PM PST

  •  Mah Jongg or Spider Solitaire (8+ / 0-)

    and yes, I use both of them (not at the same time) to clear my head if I'm having trouble writing something. Project Runway is over now, and now to bed.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:31:40 PM PST

  •  I was off the Intertubz mid Sept to early Jan (7+ / 0-)

    I missed all the campaign fun and migraines. ;) :(  After being around as usual for two month, I kept missing one person from the gun control diaries especially. Earlier this week I found his page.

    G2Geek's last comments were on 11/19. No indication of any problems or wanting to leave. Mostly upbeat. (That's my daughter's birthday, always a good day for me.)  No TTFN or GBCW.

    Any body know G2 or catch a comment regarding his plans?

    Speaking of today and birthdays. Today is a special one for me. My mother was born on 3/8/25. 56 years later, my son became her 'best birthday present, ever.' He was and is very special, same for her.

    My two sisters and I had planned to have brunch at the middle sister's house on Saturday. Then give Mom two presents labeled Option #1 and Option #2, with information on a Kindle and a Nook. After she got a handle on the difference, we were going to Best Buy and Barnes & Noble, let her play and choose. I had hopes we might have time to run by the library on the way home, to get her ereader able to loan from it. Was likely to be too long a day.

    Then we found out we are getting a winter snow storm Friday night through Sat eve, driving not advised. So, that made Sat 3/16 the next obvious date. Which is my middle sister's birthday. And was originally Daniel's due date, until he beat it by 8 days to show up for his grandma's. :) Crazy coincidence can be fun for a lifetime.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:36:10 PM PST

  •  not a gamer, much to kiddo's dismay... (6+ / 0-)

    I do occasionally play a very few card games; have learned cribbage although it's been ages since we've played. we do play Scrabble occasionally, and theme Monopoly once in a blue moon (we have a Star Wars, & got teh kiddo a WorldofWarcraft a couple of years ago...)

    I've never been able to figure out the keyboard joystick stuff (or any other controller...) the kid is so far ahead of me that he can't back down enough to explain things, and it takes me forever to learn new coordination things! one of the reasons I don't dance, 8-(  (by the time I figure out the rhythm in the music and coordinating it with a particular foot movement, the music is 4 or more steps beyond what I've figured out) maybe I've just never run into a decent teacher? well, I actually CAN do a pavane (!) (medieval old-folks dance that's basically very slow and stately walking!)

    I'm much more a reader. really do like to learn crafts, but am hobbled by the-school-disease of needing a class structure; still at 65 I'm very uncomfortable without a teacher-figure to get me started, reluctant to take a chance on figuring out something for myself. very frustrating.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:19:33 AM PST

  •  Not too many games (6+ / 0-)

    I seldom play games but when I do I play either Angry Birds or Solitaire.

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:43:17 AM PST

  •  Freecell, while waiting for the internet to load. (5+ / 0-)
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    broths, Noddy, FloridaSNMOM, weck, old wobbly

    That's what I play most often.

    I'm at 58% wins.

    If I want to spend endless hours on a game,
    I play Mahjong

  •  Good morning everyone! (4+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, FloridaSNMOM, weck, old wobbly

    Chilly here again this morning. Supposed to go up to 68.

    I play mah jong and a few other games on occasion. Mindless.

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:47:47 AM PST

  •  Morning! (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, old wobbly

    A bit better today. Though yesterday I found something interesting. I wasn't aware (though it makes sense now that I think about it) that menopause can bring cold flashes as well as or as opposed to hot flashes. Some women get both or just one or the other. So far, only cold flashes for me... joy. I hate being cold. Even the inside of my mouth gets cold, like I've just been eating the ice cream without the wonderful flavor. Not fair at all.

    As for online games... I play Wizard 101 with my 10 year old. It's not a complex game on the surface, it's similar in some ways to Magic: The Gathering in that you fight using 'cards' which supply your spells. But there is definitely a strategy element to it as you can mix and match cards, abilities, enchantments on armor, etc. Parts of the game are free. but we have a family membership, which means it's $6 per person per month. She, Caedy and I play. We joined it at the start so that Bit would practice her reading and spelling more readily, but it's actually a lot of fun.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:28:52 AM PST

  •  I like to play social games and cards if there is (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Noddy, old wobbly

    no real competitiveness going on, just fun.  (I like when everyone uses pennies for poker and gets all their pennies back at the end of the game.  

    I don't play anything online, but I used to try online solitaire. It isn't portable like a deck of cards though, and I don't often feel that it is a good use of my time online.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 08:02:20 AM PST

  •  Sunday through this a.m. with no Internet (0+ / 0-)

    or email, and what did I miss?

    The NYT online crossword, and my friends here.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:49:36 PM PST

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