Playing games alone is no fun, unless you’re a hermit. Since game playing for centuries has been more or less the job of children and children are social beings it’s alway been more fun when playing to play 2 player games.
Throughout history you couldn’t even call it a game if it was alone, until solitaire came out as it was played by a solitaire person. When computer came out many people found that they did not need others to play games and games became much more of a solitaire pastime. Children though always did better with others and still do.
As people got bored of gaming alone and computers got more sophisticated, programmers discovered that it was more profitable to create games that could be played by 2 people.
Offline there are still many types of the old standby 2 player games . There are of course the numerous card games for kids that can be played by 2 or more children, like go fish, cribbage, speed and one of my children’s favorites, spit.
The board games of yesteryear were games that allowed families to have lots of quality family time and it is a little bit sad that many of these games have migrated to become 2 player board games online. You can now play an online version of monopoly, chess, tic tac toe and backgammon.
One of the benefits of being able to play these old board games online is that children that live in other parts of the world can get together on the social media site, Facebook and play them together. Otherwise the online games have to be played together at one computer.
Girls have a tendency to love like Hannah Montana games while you will find the boys more interested in 2 player car racing games. Young children are usually drawing to sponge bob games which is a takeoff on the popular cartoon character from the T.V show who lives under the sea with other sea creatures. Interestingly enough sponge-bob games are not only for young children but there are bowling and shuffleboard games that are played by adults as well.
The sponge bob games are already used in a variety of gaming platforms like game boy advance, PS2, xbox and Nintendo game cube.
The main problem with these 2 player online games is that keep the children tied to their computers and away from the fresh air and exercise they so badly need.
So make sure that if you allowing your children to get involved in all kinds of computer video games, they don’t get too addicted and make sure they get plenty of exercise in between games.