Auntie is right there with you on the "mostly misses" thing. She's tried some of the major sim games (and so have many of the TUAW crew) and has found that the translation to touch-based interaction kills most of the fun. Surely there's got to be a good finger-powered lemonade stand or Empire application out there in App Store land. Yes, some bright names like Catan have been well received, but even Catan is more of a board game than a simulation game.
So, Auntie's turning this question over to the TUAW braintrust otherwise known as all of her nieces and nephews.
What games have you found for Cousin Mike that are fun, well designed, and work well on iOS? Let Auntie know in the comments!
Mike Schramm: Hey it's your other Cousin Mike here. Auntie's memory must be the first thing to go -- she didn't remember that we've posted about lots of great simulation games, including Civilization Revolution, Simcity, the excellent but often overlooked Kaloki Adventure, and just recently, Ngmoco's new We City game. So yes, there are lots of great sim games on the App Store to play through.