As the world steadily goes into lockdown you might find yourself with a lot more time on your hands. You might also find yourself in need of a way to keep the kids entertained.
Whilst I don’t condone simply sitting them in front of a screen all day to keep them busy some screen time certainly won’t hurt so you can free yourself up to carry out your day to day tasks.
One great option for parents struggling to keep their kids entertained could be Roblox. With its almost limitless number of games, friendly community and kid-friendly graphics, there is sure to be something to keep everyone occupied for a while. My 6-year-old son and I spend a fair bit of time in the world of Roblox each week together so I can vouch for these claims.
I’ve pulled together the ten games that we tend to gravitate to the most and they are not listed in any particular order. As with all lists, this is subjective and if you’ve any games you’d like to shout out that you feel I’ve missed be sure to shout out on Twitter.
Be a Parkour Ninja
The Really Easy Obby
First of all, if you do decide to play this please keep in mind that it is in the alpha stage is not complete, the blog says to expect bugs but we didn’t come across any in our sessions. If this is the alpha, the final release should be very good indeed.
Bear is a game for 10 players, one of them plays as Bear with the others playing the role of survivors. Bear’s aim is to kill the survivors within five minutes and the survivors, well they just have to survive. Bear moves slightly faster than the survivors giving him a slight advantage but the survivors have a limited amount of sprinting available to get them out of sticky situations.
The levels are very spooky and dimly lit, this combined with the excellent soundtrack makes the game very eery indeed. Even if there wasn[‘t a killer bear chasing after you the environments themselves are enough to give you the willies.
Stop it Slender
The maps are creepy and full of jump scares, I almost fell out of my chair the first time I caught a glimpse of Slenderman. All it takes to kill you is to simply look at Slenderman for too long and your health drops at an alarming rate when you do.
Stop it Slender is best played in a dark room and with headphones on to get the full effect.
Clone Tycoon 2
At first Clone Tycoon 2 came across as one of the more pointless games in Roblox where you just gather resources and upgrade just for the sake of it. I am pleased to say fellow Roblox players that I was wrong about this.
You start out by picking a building plot in an arena populated by other players and NPCs, you also have a clone machine that spits out clones of your avatar. These clones enter the arena and will attempt to kill other clones or the NPCs, each kill grants you a cash reward. The cash can be spent on upgrading your clones, building your base and building a mine of sorts which generates even more cash.
The base you build is very Bond villain in terms of looks and every item you place opens up more choices within the game. After a bit of exploring I found that there is actually a point to the game rather than just mindlessly upgrading. There appears to be a hidden element which I won’t spoil here which allows you to head off to other areas once you’ve managed to conquer the current one, I haven’t yet managed to figure this out but it has kept me intrigued for several hours so far.
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