Want a game you can just trance out to? Get SFCave. It's very simple (in fact, the controls are just a single button), but I find it to be a GREAT timekiller. My high score is 1800-something. I think the theoretical maximum is 2000, though I'm not sure. At 1800 it was pretty much impossible to go on. :)
Another game I play a lot (if you like puzzle games) is Same Game. There's actually two versions out of it (hence the name Same Game - two friends had independently decided to code it on their own; it's also been ported to Gnome as GnomeSame or GNUSame or something like that), though one of them really sucks and one doesn't. Get the Fran&ccedant;ois Pessaux version, since that's the one which doesn't suck. :)
Also, if you're into really highbrow, PocketChess is one of the better Chess games I've ever played (it's actually beatable on the lower levels, and actually quite cunning on the higher levels, and it has some level of nondeterminism so you're not likely to play the same game repeatedly).
Those are the three things I played most while on my flight to and from Hong Kong. Which I really need to get around to finishing my article on. :) (I haven't even touched it in a month, since I've been busy with other things.) On the way back I was assisted by the Gameboy Color and the Minidisc player I picked up there, though. :) (Both ways had really crappy movies, and to make things worse, it was mostly the same movies both ways because of the way that United rotates the monthly movie schedule and the fact that I went out in May and returned in June.)
Oh, and I know that you knew most of this already, David, seeing as how you're the cousin I was staying with in Hong Kong to begin with. :) But I thought I'd share with everyone else too. (For what it's worth, if I gave you a copy of Same Game while I was there, it was the good one, and I know you have SFCave already.)
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