Five Games You Should Use as Your Child’s Introduction to Gaming

It’s only a matter of time until your kids get into gaming. But rather than get them obsessed with micro-transaction filled nonsense or games that rely on sexy and gore, here’s five titles that’ll start them off right.

Pong: This is a classic for a reason. Plus, it’ll only require them to move the D-Pad/Paddle/ It’s only a matter of time until they’re ready for something more challenging.

Tetris: Another one-handed game that gets harder and forces them to think. Add in great music and it’s a perfect kids game.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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