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 Shiva.Eightball
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By Shiva.Eightball 2020-05-26 10:15:58
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hello all, my 8 y/o son likes video games but thus far all he wants to do is run around in games like LEGO city undercover and smash things or play Mariocart (he loves cars), I know that’s fun but he’s not really learning to solve problems or having to think about anything to progress in the games (he won’t do the actual levels in LEGO city undercover).

If anyone knows any kid friendly games that require problem solving or any sort of actual thinking to progress in the game instead of button mashers please post a reply.
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By Bahamut.Negan 2020-05-26 10:21:54
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Animal Crossing is for children I think.
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By Freehugs 2020-05-26 10:35:32
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Can you say which system you'd prefer games for? I always suggest Scribblenauts. Its on DS/Steam. maybe other systems.
https://www.scribblenauts.com/
You solve puzzles using vocabulary.

MathLand
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/mathland-switch/

Snipperclips (more of a multiplayer game you can play with him)
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/snipperclips-switch/



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Animal Crossing is for children I think.
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By Jetackuu 2020-05-26 10:38:56
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Bahamut.Negan said: »
Animal Crossing is for children I think.

So is the Sims but I see all sorts of adults rocking their sims crystals.
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By Odin.Godofgods 2020-05-26 10:42:57
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probably my first real thinking game around that age.


Then went on to ff7 which took a year or more because i was probably way to young at the time. Got me thinking tho'
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By Jetackuu 2020-05-26 10:46:06
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mmm ALTTP best Zeldq.
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By Bahamut.Aquatic 2020-05-26 10:52:07
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Odin.Godofgods said: »
probably my first real thinking game around that age.


Then went on to ff7 which took a year or more because i was probably way to young at the time. Got me thinking tho'


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By Shiva.Eightball 2020-05-26 10:54:17
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Right forgot to mention, we have PS3 and Wii U might get a Switch in the nearish future.
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By Shichishito 2020-05-26 10:58:41
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Terraria is kind of a 2D version of minecraft. i don't know if it counts as problem solving but you can get quite creative building stuff.

stardew valley is a farming/life simulator and also looks kids friendly but i haven't played it.

probably depends a little on how his reading/comprehension skills are developed and what he still perceives to be scary. both games have low age restrictions but terraria has night time with a little more spooky 2D enemies and i don't know about stardew valley but that one also has dungeons/underground areas. i think both games are available for a lot of platforms, even android and both have pretty good reviews.

personaly i'd deem it fine for a 8 year old but i recently learned that at that age even the skeleton turtles in the bowser castle of super mario bros wii can be unsettling for kids.

i'd generally be looking at nintendo stuff like zelda or super mario. that stuff is usually high quality and kids friendly. for PS3 maybe little big planet (mix of creativity and platforming)?
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By Bahamut.Negan 2020-05-26 11:05:09
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Shiva.Eightball said: »
Right forgot to mention, we have PS3 and Wii U might get a Switch in the nearish future.
Just thought of this.

Put him on a PC. Let him learn basic WASD/Numpad and maybe some F keys plus mouse controls.

Think of his future.
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By Quizzy 2020-05-26 11:05:51
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My son loved Breath of the Wild when he was 7-8.
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By Quizzy 2020-05-26 11:07:05
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Bahamut.Negan said: »
Shiva.Eightball said: »
Right forgot to mention, we have PS3 and Wii U might get a Switch in the nearish future.
Just thought of this.

Put him on a PC. Let him learn basic WASD/Numpad and maybe some F keys plus mouse controls.

My son also plays Roblox games to a nauseating degree.

I have to peel him off the computer to breath.
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By Shiva.Eightball 2020-05-26 11:32:30
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It looks like we will have to get a Switch for most of these, I’ll look and see what Zelda games are on Wii U for now, thx all.
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By Asura.Aeonova 2020-05-26 11:42:20
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Give a child a game and they play for a day.

Teach your child to farm for you in Final Fantasy XI and you'll have free gil for a lifetime.
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By Shiva.Eightball 2020-05-26 12:01:35
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Or I’ll come back to all my gears dropped and a char deleted.
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By Asura.Vienner 2020-05-26 12:05:33
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My 9 year old loves Overcooked 2, but preferably played with 2.
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By Freehugs 2020-05-26 12:09:15
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Sorry, I don't really know many kids games for ps3 and very little for wii u.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Yoshi's Woolly World
Epic Mickey 1 and 2 (2 is multiplayer)
Little King's Story

I know there are some Pikmin games that were re-released on the original wii that your wii u can play.
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By Jetackuu 2020-05-26 12:13:17
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Reminds me, I need to softmod myy wiiu and switch.
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By Sylph.Kuwoobie 2020-05-26 12:22:37
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My son is about the same age as yours, and for the last year or two he's been pretty obsessed with Terraria. He's also a genius. His teachers all think we're working with him every day because he absolutely dwarfs the rest of his class in learning ability. I feel that it has a lot to do with his desire to learn new things, and how he seems to be teaching himself new things every day just by watching science stuff on youtube. Makes me wish I had access to all of these things when I was a kid .__.

There's a lot of complex machinery that can be built in Terraria using wires and levers and such. My son basically uses it to break the game.

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By Shiva.Eightball 2020-05-26 12:30:52
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From what we can tell my son is extremely smart but he does terrible in school because he doesn’t want to work and when they try to get him to do the work he throws a fit and gets in trouble... things are going a lot better now at home because he can’t pull that ***with mom.
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By Asura.Aeonova 2020-05-26 12:32:11
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...and I thought I was clever when I set up this:

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By Freehugs 2020-05-26 12:32:25
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Give him horror games to play so that he will be too scared to never play another game again and wont be chained to them as he grows up.
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By Sylph.Kuwoobie 2020-05-26 12:35:26
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Asura.Aeonova said: »
Give a child a game and they play for a day.

Teach your child to farm for you in Final Fantasy XI and you'll have free gil for a lifetime.

"Come to Dynamis tonight or YOU'RE GROUNDED!"
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By Bahamut.Negan 2020-05-26 12:41:34
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Freehugs said: »
Give him horror games to play so that he will be too scared to never play another game again and wont be chained to them as he grows up.
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By Quizzy 2020-05-26 12:50:16
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In the future e-sports are the only games allowed.

(Son also had a Five Nights at Freddy's phase... so I don't think it work anyway)
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By Shichishito 2020-05-26 12:58:40
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Braid is a good puzzle game but i'm not sure if its not too much for a 8 year old. puzzles revolve around a time rewinding mechanic. i think it might be available at the nintendo online store but not sure.
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By RadialArcana 2020-05-26 13:14:14
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By Ragnarok.Sekundes 2020-05-26 13:27:35
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Portal is a good one, it has some great puzzles and can teach 'em to think outside of the box. Some of the content might be a bit dark but kids need to learn the cake is a lie early.
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By Leviathan.Draugo 2020-05-26 13:59:19
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The old school FFs (1-6) I always like when I was a kid not adult themed really, lots of reading, lots of problems to solve, whether it was a battle, or getting through the puzzles for some dungeons. Zelda would be good also (old school) seems like the characters we used to play with back and n the day have become adulterized as each new installment of a series went on.

FF especially.

Anywho, there is also the outside, lots of problem solving skills to be aquired building forts.
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By sumo 2020-05-26 14:26:26
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Seaweed level will either make him or break him.
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