An Odd PairingTwo games with almost nothing in common except a very high level of fun have new releases.
First off, a new version of Dwarf Fortress is available. This is a big one, almost eleven months after the last release, and the changlog is here. A few tidbits:
--protect your community from secret vampire dwarves or hunt them as an adventurer
--defend your fort during the full moon or risk a werewolf infestion -- hunt/be hunted as an adventurer
--face armies of the dead in dwarf mode or visit their necromancers' towers and learn their secrets as an adventurer.
Also, adventurer mode has received a huge number of enhancements, and that's probably where I'll start a new game this time. If you'd like to use the Lazy Newb Pack, which hasn't been updated for this new version yet, you can keep track of the forum thread here.
The other half of the fun equation is Fairway Solitaire, which has new been released for iOS. Playing a card game on a tablet, in particular, should be even easier than using a mouse, and this game (both the original and the sequel) are entirely entertaining. It's $0.99 for the iPod and iPod Touch and an HD version for the iPad is $2.99.