Summer is over and school is back in session. You’re probably already tired of yelling “stop playing video games and finish your homework.” Surprise your kids by pressing pause on the homework and joining them in front of the TV to celebrate National Video Games Day on September 12. Here are four fun ways to celebrate from American Legend Homes.
1. Let your kids invite some friends over to play IRL (in real life)! Surprise your gamer by letting them have some friends over on a Monday to play their favorite video games. Plan a gaming-friendly menu with snacks like chips and dips, popcorn or something heartier like slow cooker meat lovers pizza. If you feel like going the extra mile have a video game-themed food! You can set up in the living room near the kitchen (for easy access to snacks) or go for the ultimate gaming experience by letting the kids play in the media room.
2. Treat your gamer to a new game. After you’ve battled your way through the school pickup line make your way over to GameStop and let the kids pick out a new game or two. Whether you live in M3 Ranch, Union Park or Castle Hills our communities are conveniently located near popular retailers. Or surprise them with your video game knowledge and pick one out for them. Here is a great article with the best video games of 2022 so you look like a pro when you hand them their new game!
3. Make it educational. Visit the National Video Game Museum in Frisco. This is an easy 10-minute drive for our American Legend residents who live in The Grove. The National Video Game Museum is a place where video game enthusiasts can learn about the industry’s rich history, where it’s heading and play some vintage video games.
4. Head to an arcade! Video games aren’t just for kids, adults enjoy them too. Book a sitter and grab a few of your friends for happy hour at a local arcade. Many of these will have retro video games like Donkey Kong or Pac-Man! Relive your glory days and beat your previous high score.
It doesn’t matter how you celebrate National Video Games Day just press play and have fun. Let the games begin!