PC, Switch, iOS
Another is aimed at older children, nuts is the crazy combination of fire clock and… squirrel conspiracy theories?
In this one you set up cameras to observe the behavior of squirrels in Melmoth Forest and start discovering some very strange things. This evolves into a story about the impact of business on the environment and doesn’t wrap things up with a pretty loop and happy ending. It’s obviously a great conversation starter as well as a fun, sometimes unsettling, game.
The reason it’s classified as a teen is because of the presence of a swear word, “bullshit,” so there’s a good chance the more innocent will fly by or care less. But obviously the theme doesn’t quite fit the “cute squirrels!” expectations of younger players.
There are more suggestions over there Family Video Game Databaseand you can create your own lists based on your own children’s tendencies.
Hopefully there’s something here to help get you through some of those yawning Sundays that make Christmas through New Year’s, and you might even end up not entirely blaming it.
Updated 12/21/22: We have removed Boomerang Xand added Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Trombone Champand escape simulator.
https://kotaku.com/10-brilliant-games-to-play-with-your-family-this-holida-1848268184 12 best games to play with your kids over the Christmas holidays