5 Ways Dads Can Use Video Games for Family Fun

Playing games in the 21st Century is not for just kids any longer. Today, grown men play video games. If you are a video game playing dad, enjoy your games but don’t play them alone. Use your kids and your love of video games for family fun. Here are 5 ways you can use video games for family fun:

1. Take family game night to another, digital level.

Have a family game night. Make sure you have a controller for each family member so that no one is left out.

2. Choose games for the entire family.

You may not want your 5-year-old playing Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, but maybe Wii Sports or Mario Bro. will do.

3. Choose games that make you move.

With so many motion sensor games available, there are plenty to choose from. I’ve done the dance games with my daughter and felt I got a work out and a fun gaming activity at the same time.

4. Promote fun over competition.

There will be winners and losers in many of the games you play. The trash talking you do with your buddies should not be brought to family video game night.

5. Set a time limit.

Anything done in excess can be bad. Predetermine how long and how frequently you will play.

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