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Best iPad Games for the Non-Gamers

So you’ve just taken in a shiny new iPad. Great, but you’ll soon realise that on its own the iPad doesn’t do that much. Here are some apps to bring you what we think are the best iPad apps available at the moment to get you started if you want to play games, but just don’t want to be fussed with killing people, driving fast around a race track or generally having no real idea what you are doing from the moment you press start.

Tap Tap Radiation

If bashing mindlessly at your iPad with your finger to a rhythm is your kind of thing then Tap Tap Radiation is the iPad game for you.

Here the idea is to touch the circle as a flying orb lands within it in time with the music. The more times you do that the more points you get and the more you’ll feel proud about yourself as if you’ve actually achieved something with your 20 minutes of spare time.

Labyrinth 2 HD
Designed for the bigger iPad screen, Labyrinth 2 HD is a game based on the Victorian marble in a maze game and for those who’ve played the first outing brings a host of new elements to the game like cannons, bumpers multiple balls and magnets to work your way around.

Rush Hour HD
Puzzle games are always great and that goes for Rush Hour, a puzzle game that sees you move cars out of gridlock so you can get the red car out of the box.

It’s a classic game that involves lots of pieces that you’ll eventually loose or not be able to fit in your carry on luggage when you jump on a plane for your holidays.There are two versions of Rush Hour HD in the app store for the iPad – a free version with 35 scenarios and a full version with over 200 that will cost you £1.79 / $2.99.

Air Hockey
Yep, the Air Hockey game that you spent all that time on in the arcade as a kid is now on the iPad ready for you to play against. There are two options here, 1 player and 2 player, allowing you to whittle away an hour or two playing against the iPad or with another mate on the other side of the iPad.

Game Table
Letting you play checkers (draughts), chess and cards is the aim of Game Table. At 59p or 99 cents, it’s a steal and there is a good reason for that. There is no computer involvement.

What that means is that this really is an iPad app that only lets you move pieces around a static board. You have to know how to play, there is no option to play against the computer and card games have to involve you seeing each others’ hands in the open.