How Role-Playing Games Can Teach Kids Decision Making

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“Okay, so what you want to do is try to have everyone attack the same enemy, so that…or you can try spreading the damage around too. That’s fine.”

My daughter and I are playing Child of Light. She’s nearly eight, and she’s never played a role-playing game before, so this seems like a good place to start. Her reading level is high enough that she can decipher what everything does and keep up with the story. It also helps that Aurora, the main character, is a girl around her age who wields a giant sword. That appeals to my daughter a lot. Read More

Pixelkin's Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are almost here, and one of the most commonly requested gifts for kids of all ages is video games. If you aren’t a gamer yourself, you might be unsure of what to buy. We’ve collected a list of our favorite games released during the entire year and broken them down by ESRB rating to make it easier for you to make smart decisions about your purchases. No matter what your chosen platform or preferred rating is, you’ll find some game recommendations right here. Clicking the Buy buttons in our guide helps to support Pixelkin.

Happy Holidays and happy gaming!