My dad will be retiring sometime in the next couple of years (he applied for a two-year extension but has the right to put in his two weeks at any time and still get full pension) And I was hoping to put together a DS with a bunch of puzzle games and such. He isn't really into technology as much, and still uses an old Mac OS 8 computer for document work (but I got him a laptop with 10.6, so he might start transitioning over). Mostly he sticks to more representional games such as card and puzzle games, with the most abstract/time sensitive game being Aqua Blooper piper My plan was to get one of the DS family devices with a flashcart loaded with games such as picross and card game packs. I'm not sure if going for a cheaper edition (such as an Original DS or DS Lite) will run the risk of it having hinge and battery problems, and while he probably wouldn't be interested in the more advanced games of the 3DS, there are still several that are pretty good (and a used 2DS isn't particularly expensive) and he may find interest in games available (such as the picross e family) on the eShop (I will not introduce him to the Badge Arcade, that thing is practically meth). Going to a 3DS/2DS would necessitate using a SuperCard DSTWO flashcart however, which runs the risk if being blocked if he updates the 2DS (he's not particularly tech savvy, and while 3DS updates are automatic DSTWO updates are kind of beyond him). I am definitely planning for use of a flashcart to allow access to a larger game library without breaking the bank, but if I can find them cheap then I suppose the flashcart won't be needed. So I suppose my main questions can be defined as: 1. What version of the DS (DS Lite, DSi XL, etc) would you recommend? And what should I be watching for? 2. What is the best inexpensive flashcart for DSs? or does it matter? 3. What DS games would you recommend? Additionally, is it possible to get most of them cheap as cartridges? 4. Would the much newer 2DS be preferable? Thanks.