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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

"One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are!"

The team at the National Videogame Museum have compiled two lists of great games that will keep the kids (and the big kids) busy whilst in lockdown.

Follow the links below to their two lists of recommendations, complete with info on what ages they're suitable for and which consoles they're available on.

And see the video below to discover how to use Rabbids Coding, a fun (and free!) educational game that aims to teach players the basics of coding with the help of some mischievous rabbids.

Save the NVM!
Due to its closure during the coronavirus pandemic, the NVM's existence is under threat. It's a truly unique place – the UK’s only museum dedicated to videogames, one of the world's leading institutions in the field, and with an ambitious and engaging programme of activity. We are very lucky to have it in Sheffield. If you can, please support the museum's emergency fundraising appeal. Click here to make a donation.

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