An afternoon of video gaming with Younger Nephew was a success. We mostly played Lego Star Wars, but we also tried out Lego Marvel Superheroes (which I think might actually have been my favorite), and Lego Batman. The Lego games are just about perfect for a kid and an adult to play in co-op mode. And I don't think I've ever seen Younger Nephew persevere at a difficult task as long as he worked at some of the bits of Lego Star Wars that he had trouble getting through. If Jane McGonigal is right about games building resilience, we built Younger Nephew some Jedi-level resilience.
Younger Nephew spotted my copy of Mass Effect 2 and asked if he could try it. I told him that it was kind of complicated game and that I'd have to read a lot of it to him, but we could try. After a couple of minutes of the prologue, he handed the controller back to me and said, "This game is too complicated!" He was absolutely riveted by the opening cutscenes, though. Someday, we'll play Bioware games together.