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Game to play with my kid

najob75najob75 Member UncommonPosts: 40

Hello all,

 

in a few months im changing my job and moving to a different town.

I will be away from home during week and im looking for a game to play with my doughter (7 years old) on the evenings, so we could spend some fun times together while im away.

Im looking something very simple, not complex MMO, she is to young for that and we are not native english speakers so...

Im planning to play chess with her, but looking also something more ...light ;)

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Thank you all.

Comments

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Member RarePosts: 2,531

    These 2 are right up your alley (Well, the 1st one atleast, the 2nd one I only heard of):

    https://www.wizard101.com/

    https://www.pirate101.com/

     

    That said, don't be embarrassed if you end up loving those games. Many mature people have fallen for them :).

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  • rafalex007rafalex007 Member Posts: 244

    Dragone's prophet

    it got housing and decoration am sure your kid would love such things.

     

  • spookydomspookydom Member UncommonPosts: 1,782
    Originally posted by BizkitNL

    These 2 are right up your alley (Well, the 1st one atleast, the 2nd one I only heard of):

    https://www.wizard101.com/

    https://www.pirate101.com/

     

    That said, don't be embarrassed if you end up loving those games. Many mature people have fallen for them :).

    Bump, was going to say the same thing so instead will back up Biz here.  Another option to think about may be EQ2. May be a bit complex for a 7 year old but has some cute characters for her to run around with (Froglocks and Fae for example)

  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Member UncommonPosts: 1,010

    http://www.freerealms.com/

     

    Give that a shot.  It's an mmoish game, aimed at kids, but I actually found it pretty fun when it launched.  Demolition derby, other racing games, it's pretty nifty.

  • DominionlordDominionlord Member UncommonPosts: 180
    I'll say wizard 101 also. Its a fun game for any age. Pretty simple turn based game,a form of housing/decorations.
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Member RarePosts: 14,247

    Three that i would recommend are:

    Wizard 101 (www.wizard101.com )

    Free Realms ( www.freerealms.com )

    Puzzle Pirates ( www.puzzlepirates.com )

     

    Some things to consider when playing remotely with a young daughter/son:

    - the ability to quickly get to the other person's location. If a friend gets lost or if they play separately and end up at a different place in the game world, teleporting to their location saves a lot of time which can be important when there is limited gameplay time. Wizard 101 and Free Realms allow for teleporting to the other player's location in the game world. Puzzle Pirates allows teleporting only to a player's house

    - intuitive, simple communication system. Most children oriented MMOs restrict speech, and that's because adults can't behave themselves. Things like overhead text and separate chat windows helps kids identify who is speaking and when. It creates more of a connection than the standard IRC-style chat box of modern MMOs.  Free Realms and Puzzle Pirates have overhead text.

    - account control. A master account system that allows you to control multiple accounts helps with both parental controls and sharing of cash and assets. Wizard 101 has a great master account system.

    - a place just for you. Housing instances and private gameplay instances allow you to play together without interference where you want or need to. Wizard 101 has rather limited housing and gameplay is in the main world. Puzzle Pirates has more to do in its housing area, and some games can be restricted to just your group. Free Realms has a feature-rich instances housing system with extensive tools for creative play.

     

    EDIT: I just noticed Spookydom's post, and EQ2 is something that you might want to consider. While there's a bit more of a learning curve and a lot more reading to actually know what's going on, it does offer voice chat. Voice chat may be more comfortable for a child, as they may feel far more comfortable using that than reading and writing, especially with extended conversations. A bit on EQ2's voice chat is here - http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/Voice_Chat

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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