Using Flash and Photoshop to create beautiful scenes, hidden object games are an ideal distraction for relaxed gamers.
Here are four I got from Big Fish Games at $20 a go.
Three of them are in the Mystery Case Files series: Huntsville, Prime Suspects and Ravenhearst. Ravenhearst is definitely the best. Set in a Victorian English country house, it has some great point and click puzzles at the end of the hidden object rounds as well as an engrossing ghost story running through it. See below.
Paris 360º, however, is a different kettle of fish. Set in modern Paris, gamers can drag through panoramas of the French capital and surrounding châteaux. Sounds and looks good, unfortunately there is too much repetition of scenes and objects and soon gets boring.