"Splatoon 2" and "Persona 5"
Kids think you’re totally not cool with video games? Wow ’em with "Splatoon 2" for Nintendo Switch. Players transform into squids and win territory by coating it with ink (think paintball but with more tentacles). This game, rated E for everyone, is a happy compromise for the kid who wants a shooter game and the parent who’d prefer to skip the violence.
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, try "Persona 5" for PS4 (rated M for mature). It’s a Japanese game about high school vigilantes with psychic powers. Dungeon crawls with turn-based combat alternate with high school time management and social network building for a really good time.
Ages 13–18, $60