hey duders! looking for some help!
and let me preface this by saying this isn't a sympathy plea- prognosis is good, the numbers are in our favour and the vibes are being kept positively PLUR (but yall are good people so thank you in advance).
my old man is due to start a 6 week course of radiation therapy/chemo shortly, and one of the challenges will be discomfort and pain management. i've heard (and personally find) that games are pretty great for this sort of thing, so i'm soliciting suggestions for games that might keep him distracted and pass the time. he's dabbled before (when i was growing up he was known to goof around on the intellivision, c64, and games like day of the tentacle and wing commander)- but i wouldn't say he has a ton of experience.
he owns a very modest laptop- so i'm thinking steam might be the best vehicle, but i'm not above buying a switch or the like if it seems like that's the best platform.
also, he's a little older (early 70s) and he never did the mario thing- so i'm leaning more towards turn-based and slower-paced games than say a platformer or shooter.
lastly- he's a thinker, star trek nerd, and also a history buff (with an emphasis on nautical history).
so far i'm thinking Broken Age, maybe Sid Meier's Civilization VI, maybe the OG Company of Heroes and Into the Breach. does anyone else have any thoughts? doesn't have to be for cancer recovery specifically- i'll take anything that people had success engaging older folks with.