Image 260Image 255Find 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.

Featured Games

Each week we feature games. These are favourite Editor’s Choice picks by our family video game experts as well as Sponsored games from publishers we are working with.

Game image Captain Sabertooth and the Magic DiamondSponsored

Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond

PEGI Rating 3+ for Captain Sabertooth and the Magic DiamondESRB Rating EVERYONE 10+ for Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond
Game image Bake n SwitchSponsored

Bake 'n Switch

PEGI Rating 3+ for Bake n SwitchESRB Rating EVERYONE for Bake n Switch
Game image Tracks The Train Set GameSponsored

Tracks The Train Set Game

PEGI Rating 3+ for Tracks The Train Set GameESRB Rating EVERYONE for Tracks The Train Set Game
Game image Thousand ThreadsEditor's Choice

Thousand Threads

Game image A Short HikeEditor's Choice

A Short Hike

PEGI Rating 3+ for A Short HikeESRB Rating EVERYONE for A Short Hike
Game image Boomerang FuEditor's Choice

Boomerang Fu

PEGI Rating 3+ for Boomerang FuESRB Rating EVERYONE 10+ for Boomerang Fu
Game image Stormworks Build and RescueEditor's Choice

Stormworks: Build and Rescue

What We're Playing

We have 871 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:

New Releases

The following games have just come out. While we continue to add games new and old to the database, these are the ones the press will be reviewing and talking about right now:

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:

Find 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.
 

Play The Seasons: Breeze Into Summer Sun

Games are often thought about as dark places to do dastardly needs you wouldn't in real life. But there are many that take us to bright summer climes. From lens flare to the struggling exposure of our eyes in the sun, video games have loads of tricks to make us feel like it's summer.

If you are fed up of the short dark days, or need to get a dose of heat and sunshine, there are loads of games for you. Whether you played them in the middle of summer, or while the days started to wane, they are a great way to remember it won't be dark and cold forever.

Here are our lists of games that invite you into different seasons:  

Play The Seasons: Get Lost in Bleak Winter Tales

Video games create spaces for us to go and play. These spaces are sometimes an escape from the real world. Equally, games can help us revel and celebrate the real world.

This is a list of game that take us into the long dark months. Shorter days and long nights speak of hibernation and survival. Snow and bare branches suggest that all life has left forever.

Whether they task us with resisting this or getting lost in the dark folds of winter, games of this month are a valuable reminder that life continues (often unseen) where it seems almost impossible. With the faintest foolish hope of a tiny bud read for spring.

Here are our lists of games that invite you into different seasons:  


Image 242 Image 243 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

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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