Like any other video game system on the market, Nintendo wants a fresh variety of games the whole family can enjoy and educational games are helping this effort greatly. When my niece got herself an educational video game with her parents, I originally thought nothing of it. Gradually however, I noticed that she and her parents were playing the game together as well. It turns out that now many educational games on the market are also used to help educate people of older ages as well as compared to older games on older consoles.
While a good percentage of the game she plays is meant for kids her age, there are also games meant for the adults as well. The kids will get simpler spelling and vocabulary games aimed at helping with their basic reading and writing skills. Adults on the other hand will have much more complex vocabulary that is used in more complex conversations aimed at improving their skills.
The same can be seen in the more logic games such as the puzzle and math games. For the children, the games are made to improve basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division where the adults will have more complex formulas and problems to solve using multiple formulas and more complex algebra. The logic games are great simply because they help kids in solving problems while helping adults not only solve problems but keep the mind sharp.
It’s good to see that educational games are beginning to target not only younger audiences, but older groups too. It’s a fun way to get everyone in the house learning and not just watching television.