I recently had a parent ask me about the educational benefits of computer games for a 10 year old boy. The question was asking about games like solitaire, minesweep, etc. I mentioned that these games can be useful for strategic and creative thinking. I also wanted to give him a list of some more exciting games for kids that promote the same skills... immediately I think of Sims or Carmen Sandiego, but was wondering if any of you know of some more games that I could recommend.
Your advice is much appreciated.