Dear Lifehacker, I found a couple of family-friendly games for the iPad that were free and pretty good, so we bought the paid versions but there are many games without a trial version and I am reluctant to spend money on a game that I can't try first. It would take forever to go through the list of all games to find the best ones. Which games would you would recommend? Regards, Ben
Games aren't bread and butter material for Lifehacker, but I figure in this case they do have a productivity angle. Letting your kids play on the iPad is a great way of keeping them occupied while you get on with other tasks, whether that's on your PC or in the kitchen.
With that said, I'm not a dedicated iPad user so I can't personally recommend anything other than Plants vs Zombies, which has proved dangerously addictive for me after I was introduced to it by my young nephews. Of course, zombie-based carnage may not be what you had in mind for your children, so I'll open this one up to the readers: which iPad games have you actually found worth paying for? Tell us in the comments so Ben can get onto his own weekend projects.