Video game: ‘Humankind’

“Humankind” (Sega) offers a new perspective on the 4X genre of empire-building games by allowing players to blend a wide variety of historical cultures into a unique civilization.

Video game: ‘My Time at Portia’

“My Time at Portia” (Team17) provides a fresh and, in some respects, unusually upbeat take on the tried-and-true post-apocalyptic genre. This imaginative and colorful role-playing game (RPG) is suitable for all but the youngest players.

Video game: ‘Lingo Legend’

Playing video games can be among the most effective ways of learning a new language. “Lingo Legend” (Hyperthought) provides such instruction in the context of strategic card battles and in a highly accessible format.