12/10/2015 02:25 EST | Updated 12/10/2015 02:59 EST

New Video Games 2015: Best Gifts For Your Girls And Boys (And You, Too)

Game on!


Most video games are released during the holiday period, and there's a good reason for that. Getting a new video game for Christmas or Chanukkah is great for parent and child alike.

If you're like me (a dad raised on the original Nintendo who never stopped gaming after becoming a grown up), the opportunity to share this interactive experience with my six-year-old is the best use of screen time.

Whether your kid is into Lego and Star Wars, Super Mario and Pokemon or rocking out and busting a move, there are some wonderful video games that came out in 2015 that any kid would be happy to find under the Christmas tree or menorah. (Um, actually, don't put it under the menorah, that's a total fire hazard.)