DH recently had an interesting conversation with his relatives.
He says, and I paraphrase:
Hey, I was just wondering what you thought about “must-play” games…meaning games I really have to play with DC, or really anything I “have to” help DC experience?
I’m planning on playing role-playing games with hir…probably starting when ze’s ~7. The Descent boardgame seems pretty obvious. DW has nixed Magic: the Gathering. I’m sure we’ll play some miniatures game like Warmachine or Hordes.
I can’t think of any other game ze “needs” to play except maybe Magic Realm and Star Fleet Battles. See, except for really old games, I think things are just getting better. This goes for video games too…I’ll probably try to break out some Wizardry (Werdna) sometime, and maybe Nethack…but there’s no reason to go back and play Super Mario Bros I don’t think.
I’m sure I’ll show hir the Firefly tv show when ze’s old enough. We’ve already started watching Dr Who together.
I don’t have any must-read books until ze’s probably 10+…even then I prefer just reading a lot to anything specific.
What do you guys think?
Is there anything you think kids today should experience that you liked as a kid/teenager…or that you wished you’d done when you had time back then?
(Disclaimer: Yes, I married a nerd… but if you looked at my “must do with kid” list you would realize he is actually the less nerdy of the two of us! I’m all about the math and the books.)