Video games aren’t just for older audiences. Granted, the cream of the crop tend to feature complex game mechanics and dark, mature stories about revenge, redemption, and other complicated concepts that bump up age ratings to T and M. However, not all games for children are rubbish. Quite a few stellar titles are designed with children in mind, some of which are universally appealing to all ages.
If you’re looking for some games to play with a child —or if you want to introduce a kid to the world of gaming— here’s a list of titles. This isn’t exhaustive, but you’re better off playing one of these with a kid than, say, Call of Duty. The fewer eight-year olds screaming obscenities in voice chat over losing to a sniper rifle for the fifteenth time in a row, the better.