What Are You Playing This Weekend?: A lot has changed about the games kids play and the ways they discuss them

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I work from home, which means I’m also looking after my 5-year-old daughter at the same time. So on more than one occasion, a looming project deadline has forced me to relinquish the care of my kid over to the iPad. My wife and I are mindful of the apps we buy for her, but we don’t concern ourselves too much with monitoring how she plays them.

I’m a fan of the games made by Toca Boca. They’re well designed and have wonderful, varied art direction. My kid’s current favorite Toca Boca app is Toca Town. The town has a few buildings that …

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