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Kids Games

by strangenova Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:08 am

I recently got a new computer desk and hooked up my ancient desktop (ok its not that old, its got windows 8 on it). Well with a computer obviously comes computer games and all the jazz. My son is getting older and when he sees me playing games it gets his interest and he wants to play too. Well it got me wondering about computer games for kids, I remember when i was younger they were all over the place and i'm sure someone has had to preserve them somewhere. But where is my question to you and what games do you recommend for a kid in the 3-5 year range?

I have a Gog account and a Steam account. I would prefer Gog suggestions and even some abandonware suggestions too, i'm not a stranger to dosbox. I'm not the biggest fan of steam, but those suggestions are warranted too. Also I figure this thread can be a catch all for discussions of kids games.
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Re: Kids Games

by strangenova Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 pm

So I did some digging around abandonware for educational games starring well established cartoon characters. I grabbed a few with disney characters. I really wish these games had easy to find digital manuals, they keep wanting me to hit the circle key or the triangle key.....I'd rather him start with using the mouse as I think it would be easier for him to grasp, vs hitting one key amongst the masses on a keyboard. Anyways, anyone come up with some suggestions for me on either Gog, Steam, or Abandonware???
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Re: Kids Games

by CRTGAMER Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:09 am

Broderbund Living Books Series and Humongous Entertainment series. Easy mouse click on various images on screen to discover what happens next. The Win 95/iMac era games work under Windows XP or Mac; you will probably need to install Virtual PC to make them work under Windows 10. I think some of the titles have been recoded for current Mac, PCs and Android with tablet touchscreen compatible.
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Re: Kids Games

by strangenova Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Thanks for the suggestions CRT.

Noise he's only 3, I'm not sure he's ready for the trail....hell I'm almost thirty and I'm not ready for the trail. :P
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by alienjesus Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:51 pm

Yeah, I popped in with a suggestion earlier, but it's not really the right age range for the kiddo.

When they do get a bit older, give 'The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis' a go. My girlfriends family adore that one.
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Re: Kids Games

by strangenova Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:55 pm

alienjesus wrote:Yeah, I popped in with a suggestion earlier, but it's not really the right age range for the kiddo.

When they do get a bit older, give 'The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis' a go. My girlfriends family adore that one.
Hey I actually think I know that one, thanks for the suggestion. Yeah at the age he is now, point and click type educational games are what I'm really looking for.
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Re: Kids Games

by alienjesus Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:57 pm

strangenova wrote:
alienjesus wrote:Yeah, I popped in with a suggestion earlier, but it's not really the right age range for the kiddo.

When they do get a bit older, give 'The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis' a go. My girlfriends family adore that one.
Hey I actually think I know that one, thanks for the suggestion. Yeah at the age he is now, point and click type educational games are what I'm really looking for.


Zoombinis is one of those, but I think it's probably meant for like 8 year olds rather than really young sprogs.
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Re: Kids Games

by ElkinFencer10 Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:37 am

Math Blaster was one of my favorite when I was in elementary school. Hell, when I was in college, I impulse bought it on Genesis just for the sake of nostalgia and lulz. I'd also suggest Storybook Weaver to get those creativity juices flowing early.

I'm not sure how where to find those, but they're great games if you can find them online cheap/free.
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