My Childhood of Gaming Vs Current Gaming
Gaming in the 90’s was a lot different than it is now. I was one of the fortunate kids to have a computer in my home and we played a lot of Tetris (wow that looks different these days) as well as other games such as Duke Nukem and Fairy Godmother which were all on floppy discs back then. Gaming today simply entails opening your favorite device and picking one. I wouldn’t have known what to do if I had this world at my fingertips back then. We pretty much mastered each game before we got to select a new one from a mail order catalog. We played a lot of board games that are now in digital form too which is always interesting.
Recently I discovered plays.org where there are dozens of games to choose from to help not only pass time but also to learn skills and hone in on skills that need work especially during summer break. This includes Tetra Blocks a spin off of my all time favorite game. I could play this for hours on end and never get bored or tired of it. It is guaranteed that every single game is different. I remember being about my oldest son’s age (he will be 8 tomorrow) and playing against my Dad. We would go into all out war to see who could get further in levels. He mentioned recently that he remembered the first time I beat him and he couldn’t get any further in the game. I love these memories from a game that had no violence, gore or foul language but instead just required skill and patience.
I love that I now have a place to not only play this for free but also other classic arcade type games with my own kids. The price can’t be beaten but I just enjoy the quality of the games and the fact that there is really no pressure in completing anything but just playing for pure fun as a family.
I also found that there are educational games to help with math skills among so many others to choose from. I see many many hours of fun on plays.org when it is too warm to play outside and we need something fun to do. If you are looking for something fun to pass some time the summer and beat the heat then this is a must! I have already made my list of games to play with each of my boys and maybe even a friendly round or 2 against my husband to keep things interesting.