As my father gets older, I worry that he needs more mental stimulation. I got him a Chromebook (and a nice mouse), and he's never been a "gamer," but he's played some things like solitaire on older computers.
He's kind of a technophobe and generally reluctant to intellectually challenge himself. (He doesn't even have a smartphone.) He does not even know how the Chromebook works yet, or how to do a web search, or how to type very fast; I'm easing him into that.
I'd like to get him some solid, stimulating games that he won't immediately refuse to play or bounce off of. This should be good for his mind, and get him more comfortable with using the Chromebook. Good versions of solitaire, maybe some crossword puzzles, that sort of thing. Nothing mindless or too much of a time sink: I also want him to leave his new apartment more.
Bonus question: board games he might be willing to play with my (learning disabled) sister, who lives in the same apartment complex. Stimulating but not complex.
Bonus bonus question: what am I not asking for that I should? Any activities that would mentally stimulate him. (Yeah, I'd love him to have a dog, if they were allowed. He needs exercise too. Hoping to get him into mall walking.)
Please don't throw a bunch of random recommendations for things you kinda like at me. My father's well-being, and my own sanity, are at stake; please only give recommendations that you are very sure about.