We've been playing games for many years and the games listed here have become our favorites. Many are older games and have not been surpassed either in game play or creativity. They are clearly worth playing or giving as gifts. Most are PC games, and they will play on older versions of Microsoft Windows. I keep a separate setup of Windows just to play these games if newer Windows versions won't accomidate them.
The other bonus, besides their being great games, is that they cost less. You can generally find them in stores like Best Buy packaged in simple jewel cases in racks of older software, or can often order them through Amazon and other second-hand stores.