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Can anyone explain in simple terms what the point is to those

can anyone explain in simple terms what the point is to those
"management " games (if that is what they are called)
daughter (5) has an i pad
downloaded some kid apps
there is a dino land and a fish tank thing
i have never gotten into these things
i know they exist, had many a friend on fb request stuff for those things

i am thinking....
it is an environment you set up and it takes many days/weeks
it teaches delayed gratification
what else is the point?

 
fiatpax

Asked by fiatpax at 9:48 PM on Feb. 16, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • and rush to the computer to complete task.

    I would like to add the word 'meaningless' to that sentence please. 'meaningless task'
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:04 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • It's fun to watch fish swim and make babies
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 9:51 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • I have no idea... but I HATE those kinds of games. I think it teaches people to obsessively check their game to see if anything new has happened and/or watch the clock and rush to the computer to complete task.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:59 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • No you don't its pretty simple lol
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 10:05 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • And yes, those "coins" on those games are wanting real cash to buy them.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:36 AM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • The kind that are on fb are very dumbed down - anyone can play them "well". If she likes them, try getting her a real one like SimCity or Zoo Tycoon or Roller Coaster Tycoon. Those teach math, strategy, spacial recognition (can't build your stuff there if it won't fit, if you can't make it fit, you may be stuck). They have actual story lines and missions and goals, not just mindless clicking.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:36 AM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • It passes the time.
    Im-HiDdEn

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 10:40 AM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • do you have to wait days to get coins or credit things?
    and do you have to invite other fish- does this mean bothering people you are email friends with...lol
    fiatpax

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 9:53 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • is it too young for a 5.5 yo
    if it takes days to gain coins to gt things for your tank or dino park

    and
    are 'they' serious about buying more coin things! like real money?...it did not like pretend to me when they ask if you want to purchase coins
    fiatpax

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 10:49 PM on Feb. 16, 2013