I highly recommend Sims Medieval if you are into Sims clothes, hair, and furniture. It's kind of like a short RPG game with a set number of types of quests for types of Sim'd jobs, such as Wizard, Monarch, Knight, Healer, Priest, etc. The healer is fun and accurate. You get to put leeches on your patients. Combat is entirely
rudimentary and limited to the Monarch, Knight and spy.
One of the fun things is that you HAVE to choose a bad trait for your sim, such as glutton, gambler, drunkard, mean etc. I won't tell you which one is easiest to play. Lets just say that getting into fistfights, while fun, is a baaad idea for low level sims as you limp around slowly and unhappily for days depending on how beat up you are.
The bad thing is that you play the same short story over again. The good thing is that it trains you to be good at all the aspects of the game, such as discovering and gaining diplomatic control of other nations to open up more trading goods to be available for your Sim specialists. Sim's quests and fights are more technical, and dependant on judicious choice of the order of actions you take, rather than your skill as a computer combat fighter. It's more of a live action God Game. You never actually SEE any of the foreign nations, just the diplomatic map. Each training game unlocks a different aim, until you unlock the Sandbox version. At the point of unlocking the sandbox version, you won't know which of your favourite Sim creations you'll want to choose for each specialisation, you'll have so many you are attached to. However, whenever you want to change Monarchs, all you have to do is assassinate them!
PS, don't forget to save each Sim as you create it, instead of jumping straight into the one training game with it. If it's saved, you can instantly choose that creation again for a variety of roles. Edited, Jun 20th 2012 9:14pm by Aripyanfar