It's hard to keep up with your kids, especially if they spend their afternoon playing mobile phones and tablets. However, it turns out that some mobile games can actually bring your family together for outdoor adventures.
Most entertaining family games use augmented reality (AR) to create a fun gaming environment. In other words, they use the real world (via your phone's camera, GPS, etc.) as a workspace for exploring, collecting, or solving puzzles. Many of these games are designed specifically for families and are all free. So you do not have to worry about paying off your nose to try a game that's not fun.
Pokemon GO (iOS / Android)
Pokemon GO is one of the best (and best known) mobile games for families , You and your children can spend time catching and training Pokémon in parks, suburban roads or parking lots. And do not worry, Pokemon GO is super accessible, even if you've never played a Pokemon game in your life (that's why you see adult adults playing alone in public).
"But wait," you might say, "Did not Pokemon GO come out a few years ago?" They are not wrong, but the game is actually better than ever. Niantic regularly updates Pokemon GO with new events, challenges, and features (like Pokemon battles), so it's never too late to join the fun.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (iOS / Android)
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is basically a Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go. You can enable your children to attend a Hogwarts class, master spells, and explore the city to explore famous locations from the Harry Potter series.
Wizards Unite may be more accessible to adults than Pokemon GO, and the game is regularly updated with new games features, spells, and magic collection items. It's also a great way to introduce your child to the Harry Potter books, which can become a great educational opportunity.