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10 Interactive Video Games For Kids

Video games can play a major role in fulfilling the gap of boredom, especially during lockdown times.

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During the lock-down period, sitting at home for longer times can be boring for kids. To diminish their boredom, getting them into some fun-playing activity is the best thing to do. Video games can play a major role in fulfilling the gap of boredom. Besides this, if the chosen video games are problem-solving, skill-oriented and fun to play with the family it keeps children engaged in a healthy manner.

Here’s a list of 10 interactive video games that are specially designed for kids:

1. Akinator

Akinator is a mind-based online game in which the virtual genie tries to guess the character the player is thinking at that instance. In this game, the genie attempts to determine what fictional or real-life character, object, film, television show, or animal the player is thinking of by asking a series of questions. So, what to wait for? Try the game, and see if the genie guess is correct or not.

2. Township

If you want to test your kiddo’s organizational and planning skills, then ask him/her to try this game. The game is a mix of city-building and farming in which the player has the opportunity to build his/her dream town. Besides this, the ‘Township’ game is not at all repetitive and that’s why the interest level of the player remains throughout the game. So, build your city from scratch and earn exciting rewards along the way.

3. Slime Rancher

It’s a farm adventure video game in which the player collects different slimes after exploring the local area, far from the planet earth. After this, the player raises and feeds his/her ranch with care. When the slimes produce plorts, then it is sold for new bucks which is the currency of the game.

4. House Flipper

House Flipper is a single person house renovation game in which the player buys, repairs, remodels a devastated house by applying his/her creativity.

5. Brain out

‘Brain Out’ game consists of a series of tricky brain teasers to test the intelligence, creativity and memory of the player. This game is a kind of brain exercise that helps the kid to identify and use his/her logical thinking side.

6. Minecraft

You will never get bored playing ‘Minecraft’ as this game always offers something new in terms of location, tools and landscape at each level. So, what you are waiting for? You can ask your child to build his/her dream castle using a 3D sandbox and give wings to imagination. This game is highly recommended for kids due to its educational, creative and adventurous side.

7. Wordscape

It is a word puzzle game in which you create words from random letters in order to fill the crossword puzzle. If the word is correct and fits the puzzle, then you are eligible to move on to the next round. This game is highly recommended to improve the vocabulary of the kids.

8. Scrap Mechanic

If you want kids to show their creative side online, then try ‘Scrap Mechanic’. It’s a skill-oriented action-adventure video game. In this game, the player gets the opportunity to build machines, vehicles and buildings.

9. Bad piggies

‘Bad piggies’ is a puzzle game based on the “Angry Birds’ world” in which the resource-efficient and problem-solving skills of the player are tested. In this game, the player is on the pigs’ side and play the game to build the block and to finally reach the finish line using the map.

10. Phasmophobia

This horror game was released during covid times in September 2020. Total four players can play this game. You can take control of one member among the group of 4 and become a ghost hunter. In this game, the player collects the information on the type of ghost and at the end of each mission, the player gets paid as a reward.

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Written by Swati Mor

Pursuing her doctorate studies, Swati always looks for unexplored potential in different genres and love to pen down her thoughts. She also enjoys reading about gadgets, technologies, historical art and culture.

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