iThrive's Game Guides are resources for parents, educators, and other adults looking to foster connection with the teens in their life through popular video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Minecraft and more. Each Game Guide features an overview of the game, a breakdown of notable themes that arise in gameplay, and discussion prompts to use when watching or playing along.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an open-ended, life simulation game that invites players to explore a world of possibility and create their own paradise.

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League of Legends

League of Legends is an online multiplayer battle arena video game set in a fictional universe with role-playing, cooperative and competitive elements.

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Minecraft

Minecraft is a popular sandbox video game set in a three-dimensional world that encourages players to be creative as they craft their own customized maps.

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Mario Kart

Mario Kart is a series of racing games with exciting solo, multiplayer and battle modes that feature historical characters from the Nintendo franchise.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 3 is an action-packed role-playing game that takes players on an immersive journey across familiar Disney and Pixar worlds powered by friendship.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crossover fighting game that features familiar characters from Nintendo’s franchises, and a mode that invites adventure.

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is an open-ended, role-playing game that simulates country life on a farm plot and invites players to make a once-bustling town thrive again.

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Overwatch

Overwatch is a team-based, multiplayer first-person shooting game set in a fictional, futuristic world that invites players to act as one of many heroes.

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Persona 5

Persona 5 follows the Joker and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they navigate real-life and Metaverse, a supernatural realm created from subconscious desires.

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Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is an adventure-filled sandbox-style platform game powered by curiosity and wonder, where players collect Power Moons across kingdoms.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game with an immersive story set in a stimulating world that invites challenge and wonder.

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Fortnite

Fortnite is an online, free-to-play video game that features three engaging game modes that invite challenge, creativity, cooperation, and adventure.

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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer first-person shooting game set in a mystical world that features role-playing, cooperative and competitive elements.

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is an action-packed, third-party shooter game rich with cooperative and competitive elements where players go to ‘war’ as Inklings or Octolings.

Are you a mental health professional? Our Clinician Guides are educational resources that help you use video games in therapeutic settings. Check them out here.

 

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