Video Games Make for a Fun Family Game Night

I ask my mother about how she thinks video games brought our family closer together.

I started playing games when I was just a little one and I have loved them ever since. I used to ask my mother for every new Pokémon game that released for my purple Gameboy Color, and so it is only fitting that I recently asked my mother what her favorite video game was that we used to play every Saturday morning—after cartoons of course! Below are a couple of questions I asked her—the woman who funded it all:

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What is your favorite video game of all time?

“I really like Dr. Mario and I think that is my favorite game.”

What was your favorite video game to play with my brother and I?

“I loved playing Dr. Mario with you kids.  Also that Centipede game and Super Mario Bros. when we would race to the end of each level and whoever lost had to give up their controller to let the other play.  I remember you guys didn’t like that too much!”

Do you think playing games brought our family closer together?

“Yes. I think that games brought our family closer together because it gave us a change to interact with each other and bond.”

What influence do you think games have in a family, in terms of making siblings become friends?

“I think video games allowed you to do something with each other regardless of age difference, like the case with you guys being seven years apart. You both were able to play games making it easier for you to become friends. “

Do you think that if families played more games together, they would stay together?

“Yes, I think that if families took the time to play games, not just video games but board games as well, then they would feel better connected to each other.”

How do you think other people in your generation feel about video games and how it affects children?

“I think my generation wasn’t exposed to all the violent games that are out there now and I’m not sure that they would agree that video games are bonding. I think that because of the violent games out there some of my generation might overlook the good in video games and just focus on the negative.”

Thanks for allowing me to get your perspective! There you have it folks from the women who started it all! Are video games a bonding tool for families? Tell me what YOU think! 


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Miranda Kirk
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