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Simulation Games and Apps
Games don't have to be constantly packed with adrenaline-pumping action, fast-paced scares, or bloody combat. Simulation games can provide hours of deep, complex play, ranging from space-based civilizations to virtual farms to amusement parks. Some sim games are more educational than others, but each requires thinking, planning, and organizing skills. But while these games may be a bit tamer than some others, you may find that the action can keep you playing for hours and hours. Make sure kids know what kinds of time limits they have when playing these kinds of games, and give them plenty of warning before asking them to sign off.