My son had a friend over to spend the night and got him totally hooked on Spore. This game is really cool! Basically, you start out as a cell and as you eat, you get to add body parts and get larger. You choose to be either a carnivore or an herbivore and to put your focus on offense or defense by which body parts you choose. As the game progresses, you are given missions to do such as find a mate, make friends with other creatures, and battle enemies. If you have created different species using the “Spore Creature Creator”, these other species populate the lands you visit.
Both of our kids have been playing and enjoying it.