Let Me Think For A Moment – 5 Unusual Thinking Games To Play

Written By: David D. Deprice

Tired of shoot ‘em all types of games? Well, put on your thinking cap and see if you can meet the challenge. These 5 games will titillate your mind, tickly your brain and sometimes drive you nuts.

President Forever

President Forever hangs its hat on a turn-based re-creation of the 2004 election, although the historically minded can choose from scenarios set in 1992, 1980, and 1960. Presidential wannabes John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jack Kennedy, and, of course, Bush 41 and Bush 43 are included, along with a selection of 2004 also-rans like Colin Powell for the GOP and the likes of Howard Dean and Al Sharpton for the Democrats. Each comes with personal attributes like leadership and stamina that affect both their actions and how the voters view them.

BVS Solitaire Collection

Award-winning collection of 385 solitaire games. You’ll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere. BVS Solitaire Collection gives you the plethora of statistical and scoring screens. You can track your performance and progress in playing solitaire about as completely as many people use a computer to track their finances. And you can publish your personal statistics on the BVS Solitaire Collection web site to appear in the top scores list.

Cribbage Champion

The program offers several game variations that vary by the number of wins required to get a trophy, by where the crib goes, and by the odds of computer miscount. Cribbage lovers will appreciate the extensive statistics. Beginners can refer to the rules and tutorial, although those function mainly to estimate the odds of winning.


In the addictive Tile Rummy game, you play your tiles on the table in groups of three or more, and you win when you play all your tiles before your opponents do. You play offline against the computer players, in different levels of skill. You play online with up to three friends, over the internet or your home network. You can choose from many different variations of the Manipulation Rummy game, playing with cards or tiles. You can ask the program for a hint while you play. You can undo and redo your moves. You can set a time limit for each turn. You can save the game you are playing, and resume it later.

About the Author

Mr. Deprice has long been a collector of thinking games. His vast game library is available at http://www.deprice.com/games.htm for download.

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