A Family that plays together…
There’s no better way to connect with your kids than spend quality time with them. While “go out and play” was the best advice we got from our parents in the past; kids today enjoy a range of games on their favorite consoles and platforms with life-like simulation. Gaming sure has come a long way in the past decade or so with advancement in technology.
Of these, motion sensor games are the most popular among the family audience and all major players like Sony’s PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox offer motion sensor gaming on their consoles. Playing age appropriate and right games can actually help you connect with your child better and help them learn some important life skills at the same time.
We bring you our list of family favorites that you must consider for your next game night.
The best game for enhancing your kid’s creativity and constructiveness – Minecraft would give you and your child a never-ending window to make their own world crossing several hurdles. Your kid will learn to fight back against obstacles and move on by digging resources and making tools out of it. Add your creativity with your child’s and make him/her explore new things. It’s one of the best team building games out there that has a timeless appeal. Minecraft has sold over 50 million copies worldwide and is extremely popular with kids and teens.
It’s available on every platform imaginable including Android, iOS, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC.
For boosting the spirit of competitiveness, fighting for the good and pure leadership qualities in your child, this game seems to be perfect. Play as one of the controller of a character along with your child and enjoy the passion it brings out in your child. This game aims at collecting lums, trophies, freeing the captured teensies from the hold of nightmares and dark teensies and defeating the enemies after freeing all the 700 teensies. This game teaches your child that one should fight against the evil and boost in him/her the insights of team building.
The game is devoid of any blood or gore and the action is child-friendly yet exciting. You can easily get hooked on to this game as it offers some scintillating levels of fun, both in campaign and multiplayer mode.
Play ‘Rayman Legends’ with windows, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
One of the most popular games to release in recent times, Sky lander offers hours of nonstop fun. It’s a fun-loving game to play with your kid that involves several fantasy elements like magic, combination of a real and a virtual world and exciting adventure. In this game, from a cloud cracker prison several villains get free and land up on a sky land.
Being the heroes of the story, you have to search for the villains and capture them. It involves several magical powers that you have to assume while searching and capturing the villains. Your kid will be filled with lots of excitement playing level after level of this super fun game.
Explore this eventful game on Android, iOS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Created by TT Games, the LEGO series of games are immensely popular with kids and fun for the entire family. The third installment in the series features the dark knight fight the rogue elements well beyond the confines of Gotham city.
With its simple storyline, and pick up and play controls this game provides hours of nonstop thrills for kids and grown gamers alike. It features two player co-op action, with tons of exciting characters from the DC Universe that you can pick and play as. As the caped crusader you and your partner act as the saviors of the planet earth as the evil forces headed by The Brainiac.
LEGO games are easiest to pick for family fun and this one is no different. Give it a spin!
You can play it on PC, iOS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, 3D, Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Now who doesn’t know Mario, we’ve all grown up helping Mario save his princess over and over. He continues to be popular after all these years. Mario Kart 8 is an arcade style racing game with all your favorite characters from the series including Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and many more.
It’s one of the first Mario games to get the HD makeover. This kart racer features some exciting tracks with varying difficulty levels. But the game itself is easy to pick up and master. You can have 2-4 players battle it out on the track which is as much fun to play, as it is to watch. A perfect pick-me-up for the entire family, this game is super fun for all ages.
You can play it on Wii U.
Sportsfriends is collection of four events that can be played locally by 2-4 players. The games by themselves are super easy to play and quite fun when you are trying to get the better off of your junior or other family members.
So, if you are looking for a weekend of play time with your little one, this is the perfect place to spend some quality time trying to master Super Pole Rider, Johann Sebastian Joust or Hokra.
You can play it on PS3 and PS4.
There are many studies out there that have shown that gaming helps kids develop critical skills like lateral thinking and coöperation. While the game controls can be mastered on the go, kids need you to help them understand the underlying complex lessons in the context of the real world. There’s no better way to impart those important life lesson than spending some fun time gaming with them.