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Initial post: Jul 20, 2013 7:58:39 AM PDT
Elleinad says:
Hi, I just bought my mom a Kindle Fire HD. She does not have internet service, so I am loading it up with books and apps that she can use until the next time I update it. I am having a difficult time determining which apps require internet to play.

Does anyone have any recommendations for apps that can be played offline? I have downloaded a few (Candy Crush, Where's My Water, etc). I am not even really sure what types of games she would like, so all recommendations are appreciated. I think she might like some type of Bingo/slot/card games as well, but a lot of those seem to require internet to play. They all seem to be social games.

Thanks for any and all recommendations!

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 8:02:20 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
don't get free games as those often require internet access fairly often to update their ads

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:03:21 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
From everything I've read here, most, if not all game apps require Internet access. The free ones need it frequently to update ads. Even the paid ones need access periodically to check in and verify.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:03:37 AM PDT
Elleinad says:
I hadn't thought of that. I was wondering why so many simple games required internet access. That makes sense.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 8:05:49 AM PDT
Elleinad says:
Needing access periodically is fine. I can update it for her occasionally, but she is nearly confined to her bed, so she cannot do it herself. I will be periodically taking it home or to the library to update and add things. I just want some apps that she can play without internet access at all times. For instance, Candy Crush can be played without an internet connection, but other games will not even allow you to sign in without a connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:09:35 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
I like Mahjongg solitaire games. I can't give you any specific recommendations because I play mine on an iPad.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 8:13:47 AM PDT
Elleinad says:
Thank you. Mahjong would be a good one. I bet most of them can be played offline.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 8:16:42 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
this is a good all purpose collection of card games

Card Shark Collection

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:19:13 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 Free. This is the one that I play the most on my iPad. after the artifacts, there is an "endless" play. But, for sure, if you download it, you will want to get the paid version. I can't say how often it needs to check in at home, because I am usually connected to WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:21:28 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
I gave the maintenance guy where I live an old tablet. He doesn't have Wifi and it's been tricky finding games and apps that don't need regular internet access. As others have said, most free ones do need to update ads fairly often. Most paid games need to access the internet occasionally to validate their license.

He'll bring it to work once or twice a week and start each app at least once while within range of my Wifi. He likes games like solitaire and mahjongg and Plants vs Zombies. Sometimes he'll forget to load one and then he won't be able to play it after a few days.

He also has this problem from time to time with the Kindle app and a few others.

If he remembers to start them and let them validate their license they're fine. Most have no problem for a week. Some, and I don't recall which now, need to start a couple of times a week.

For the most part it's a minor irritation and I think it's working out okay. I gave him an old router I had and I keep trying to convince him to set Wifi at home. He does have an internet connection so it's a fairly simple thing to do. I've even offered to do it for him but he's stubborn. I think he's a bit afraid his friends will think he's a geek. :)

Anyway if you're experience is like his it'll probably work okay, with some experimenting and some minor issues.

You might also consider installing Wifi at her house. There's a lot more she can do with the Kindle if she has it.


In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 8:26:13 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
For sure, Barry -- like streaming video.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 9:25:36 AM PDT
Elleinad says:
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try those out.
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