1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of. 

2. to put on the appearance of; feign. 

3. Obsolete: to let pass unnoticed; ignore. 

4. to conceal one’s true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically. 

Etymology: alteration (by association with obsolete semble, “to resemble”) of Middle English dissimulen < Latin dissimulāre, from dis-, a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force + simulāre, “to copy”, from similis, “like”.

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Hey Dear Readers! If you like hidden object and puzzle games for mac or PC, there’s great sale on at Big Fish Games right now! Use the code WEEKEND or SAVE50 to download games at half price.

And, as this IS a Beauty and The Beast blog, I’ve cherry picked a few titles that might catch your interest….

Dark Romance: Heart of the Beast

Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast

Queen’s Tales: The Beast and the Nightengale

Fairly Twisted Tales: The Price of a Rose

NeverTales: The Beauty Within

I’ve played the Mystery Legends, Fairly Twisted Tales and Nevertales games, and I’m excited to give Dark Romance and Queen’s Tales a go. All of these have very similar gameplay –hidden object challenges, object collecting and puzzle solving, with little hints of narrative tossed in throughout. You can set the difficulty level and decide if you want a challenge, or if you’re just looking for a relaxing few hours of puzzle solving. The writing overall isn’t stellar, and a lot of them wander pretty far from what I would love to see in a BATB game. I think Mystery Legends was the most enjoyable one for me, but I’d love to hear your thoughts if you decide to play one or more of these!