Some even give you the option to play another mini game instead of the HOG sections. I have to confess that I don't play them for the HOG sections (which I find a bit boring myself) but for the "point + click light" sections and the story.
Thank you again MarkoH01 and zeogold for the chance to try a HOG, and to bler144 and 51nikopol for helpful suggestions. However I do feel I should point out a Hidden Danger to Hidden Object Games that nobody saw fit to warn about ... it seems for hours afterwards I had a disturbing impulse to search my screen and even pictures in RL for hidden objects.
It was interesting, but like MarkoH01 both the wife and I found we preferred the mini-games and puzzles to the hidden objects, and would prefer a bit more story and mystery. I take it from the conversation here that may mean we should look to try more of a 'point & click' adventure?
Again, thank you MarkoH01 and zeogold for the chance to try the HOG genre. Now if I can just stop my eyes from roaming around the screen searching for those hidden objects that just MUST be there ... somewhere ... LOL.