Why kids aren't just playing kids' games anymore and what that means for developers | Opinion

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The key components of all games — whether card games, board games, playground games or video games — are universal: goals, rules, strategy, challenge and interaction.

What’s even more interesting is that these components apply to all ages, which is one reason we have recently witnessed a glut of video games that were probably not designed with kids in mind but have, nonetheless, ended up becoming huge hits among that age group.

This trend of unintentional, intergenerational gaming has also been powered by advances in technology, especially internet access, and the introduction of new gaming formats. The mobile boom

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