I started learning flash about 2 1/2 years ago, just after flash 5 was released (has it really been that long??) One of the first things I started doing was making games. I sat down and recreated lots of the old favourites – simon, pick pairs, shootout. When I look at the files now, they may look shocking from a coding point of view, but they do work. Anyway, if you’re interested in game design, you may find some of the articles on gamedev.net useful. Have fun.