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Find games for children, teenagers and young adults. Every game is presented for parents and carers to understand, to empower informed choice through understanding. It is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending, privacy and online safety in the Taming Gaming book.

Lists Of Amazing Games

This video game library is organised around a huge long list of lists. These are the different types of games that families or groups have asked me for over the years. You can also search for a specific game, or check through all the games in the library arranged by PEGI rating. Here are the lastest lists we've added:

Your First Video Game

These games are perfect if you’ve never played one before, opening the door to the gaming world for non-gaming parents and carers. They are short, straightforward and easy to understand, so you don’t need to commit hours to learn to play them, and they are played on technology you probably already have in your pocket or in your home. They address mature themes such as love, hope, power, homelessness and even traffic planning by inviting you to interact and play a part in these worlds and stories.

We've found that it's not just parents who have enjoyed the way these games let them in on the world of gaming, but grandparents, uncles and aunts. In fact it's a great list for anyone who's never played a game and wants to know what all the fuss is about.
 

What We're Playing

We have 1217 games in our suggestions library to date. Each one has been hand-picked and tested with multiple families over long periods of time. We add and update games in the library through our continued testing with families. Here is what we've been testing recently:

Most Liked Games

Well, not exactly yours. We can’t read your mind (yet). But these are the games that have been voted as the most popular by readers such as yourself clicking the heart icon in the top left of the game image or beneath it on the game pages. You can view the most liked games this week, this month or all time, but here are your top 12:


Games of the Year 2020

Each year our readers pick our games of the year by clicking the heart icon.

Accessibility Search

The database includes details information about accessibility settings and inclusive design features. You can view our progress with documenting accessibility and search for games with specific features. Here are the latest games to have had accessibility information recorded:

Save Money On Video Games

Each week we track which video games are on sale and pick the best of these to highlight on the database. You can see a full list of bargains, but here are our top picks:


You can also save money via the different subscription services available on different platforms:


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The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

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