Pop-Up Gaming Surgery with Brace Family

 In Blog, Advocates, DS, Advice, PEGI, FGTV, Pop-up Surgery

We spent a morning in the Exeter GameStation store talking to families and offering advice in our Pop-up Gaming Surgery.

Here is the third of the Family Gamer TV conversations we recorded at the event — you can also catch the first and second conversations. The Brace family were in store looking for a puzzle game for Dad “to keep the mind working” as he puts it.

It was good to hear from a father and daughter looking for a game that wasn’t just for the kids to play. As we talked about which games they play together it becomes apparent that Dad is something of a Pokemon expert. They also talk about playing the Harry Potter Lego games together.

We suggest that he tries the Layton games which combines both storytelling and puzzles. It was a game that they were already considering. We also suggested that their daughter might like the collect-them-all style of Moshi Monsters, which is similar to Pokemon but with less adventuring and fighting.

They talked about using the PEGI ratings as a guideline when choosing games, although not always finding the need to strictly adhere to them. With PEGI becoming the single statutory ratings body we were able to distinguish between the 3 and 7 ratings that are advisory and the now legally binding 12 ratings, along with the existing 16 and 18 ratings.

Many thanks to the staff of GameStation who accommodated our FGTV filming session.

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