Do you really think the elder crowd will play video games? I am
certain there are plenty out there, but as a whole I doubt it.
I live in Florida (That gives me major experience with older folks),
and am also a game designer.
I think gaming comes from the way you were raised, and in what era you
where raised in.
My opinion is, the masses (older folks) would prefer board,card and
dice games. All are a fine staple of great entertainment.
And the subject is gaining traction from the recent studies that show
mental stimulation can offset the onset on mental disease (Alzheimer's
and dementia). So Doctors are encouraging ANY game play.
I do see and appreciate Mr Scalzo's point, you crawl before you walk
with video games. You rarely see someone starting out playing Halo.
But as far as people at or above 60 you need to start them off with
games they are familiar with. Especially in the Library, right??
Let me know what works out for you.
On Apr 15, 12:06 pm, Spud <carolpa...@unc.edu> wrote:
> Well, I am on the older end of the age scale and I like to play city
> building games and simulations. My favorites are Caesar III, Pharaoh,
> Zeus and Rise of the Middle Kingdom by Impression Games. I also have
> enjoyed Myst, Riven and Exile which are puzzle games. But recently I
> have gotten totally engrossed by World of Warcraft. I have a 93 year
> old friend who enjoys playing solitaire and One World Project's Free
> Rice Game.
> On Apr 12, 11:50 pm, Allan <aklei...@oldbridgelibrary.org> wrote:
> > Hi--
> > I think that many of you already know that we are focusing our gaming
> > If you do any Internet research on the Wii and Older Adults you get
> > Can any one make any suggestions for suitable games for this "age"
> > We are developing several collections: a circulating collection for
> > Yes, we've started gaming with older adults--we can't leave out the
> > Thanks,
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