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Play Cooking Games With Your Kids (Or Without!)

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Play Cooking Games With Your Kids (Or Without!)

Cooking games are exactly what they sound like! They are various games that incorporate the element of food and cooking within them. They can either have the player simply imitate making something, or have them make it in a virtual way. Some games even allow kids to really make simple foods, giving them a tasty treat for when the cooking game is done!

These type of games have been with us for many, many years. Young adults and toddlers with a passion or interest in cooking have always tried their hand at it in an early age. A few decades ago, children would play with little make believe kitchen stoves and ovens and serve their imaginary food to their imaginary friends, often hosted as a “tea party”.

Recently, with the advancement of safe electronic, the younger generation can use specially designed, kid friendly versions of actual stoves and ovens, so that they can make real food. Various companies like Fisher-Price and Toys R Us have many different kinds of kid safe kitchen-ware.

Another advancement, in the form of video games, have also helped popularize cooking games. Children can now create virtual dishes and be awarded with more ingredients, recipes, or virtual collectibles. Platforms such as the Nintendo DS offer highly popular cooking games like Cooking Mama and Cooking Dash.

These games are fun to play and help satisfy the urge of playing cooking related games. Even adults can benefit from virtual cooking games like Personal Trainer: Cooking, which allows them to practice making new foods, without the wastage of ingredients in trial runs.

Cooking games have come a long way since the make-believe days, and these very games will inspire people around the world to create more delicious food.

   

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