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.

Video game: ‘New Pokemon Snap’

The Pokemon Universe, an imaginary realm within which gamers are challenged to collect — and sometimes train — a vast assortment of fictional creatures, is the most profitable media franchise of all time.