Video games have been all the rage, with the medium growing in popularity over the last few decades. What was once thought of as a pastime during rainy days or when there’s nothing better to do outside has become the norm for most young people. Video games can be puzzling for some parents, especially if they’re not gamers.
That said, it can be a great bonding activity you can have with your kids. If you’re a parent who wants to take an interest in your children’s hobby but doesn’t know where to start, we got you covered. Here are some video games you can get into to spend more time with your kids.
4 Video Games to Play With Your Kids
The super popular sandbox game Minecraft has been eating away at the hours of many gamers for over a decade now. In this game, you can build any structure you can imagine, making it appealing to hardcore, casual, and new gamers.
If building an accurate recreation of the Eiffel Tower isn’t your thing, you can go on adventures, fight enemies, or even play real-life games for you to participate in. Minecraft is an easy-to-pick-up game that you can play with your kids right away.
Call of Duty: Zombies
If you have a teenager who loves first-person shooters and fast-paced action. Then, you may want to play something more exhilarating with them. Enter Call of Duty: Zombies. The game title is pretty self-explanatory, putting you on a battlefield where you need to ward off a horde of Zombies for as long as you can.
With each passing round, the enemies get tougher and ammo becomes more scarce as you go along. Call of Duty’s Zombie mode can keep you, and your kid, occupied for hours on end, ensuring a day filled with tense action and bonding.
Want a game that’s more relaxed and reminiscent of a game like Minecraft? If so, Stardew Valley is the game to pick up. Originally a single-player experience, Stardew Valley’s latest patches introduced a multiplayer mode. The new mode allows gamers to play with a friend or parent. You can plant produce, take care of barnyard animals, and even take on mines in search of precious resources.
This charming 16-bit farming simulator is a good way to spend time with your kid and get you into playing more video games.
This next pick is a bit controversial because Overcooked is famous for ending friendships. It’s a game that requires teamwork as you work with a partner to complete as many orders as you can before time expires. Overcooked requires coordination and trust. This game could be a good way to test how in sync you are with your children.
We just want to say that we will not take any responsibility for any broken controllers or keyboards you may have after playing this game with your kid. But, hey, bonding.
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