(2 players; 45 minutes; ages 8+)
Choose one of dozens historically accurate battles surrounding the D-Day landings in Normandy and play the Germans or the Allies. The game looks so good and plays relatively quickly. There is also great strategic problem solving required.
There are video games that encourage problem solving, but they lack the face-to-face social interaction of board games lim. If you have a problem with a child being addicted to violent video games, experiment keeping the violence but putting it in a historic context. Addiction is a serious problem. Get help.
Children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.