Games without age restriction are games which are directly aimed at children and young persons as well as at an adult buyer group. These include family-friendly games such as Games of skill and Board and Card games, Sports games, Jump'n Runs, as well as all games for young persons and adults which do not pose any inherent child protection risks of any kind (e.g. Simulations, Management, Classiscal Adventures and some Role-playing games, which younger children are not even able to play).
Most computer and video games are released with the age rating “Approved without age restriction”. They do not include depictions of violence and do not confront children with situations which produce sustained anxiety. The game atmosphere of the children’s games often features friendly and colourful graphics. The more gentle structure of the game does not put even young children under too much pressure to act. Game tasks are also child appropriate. The age rating symbol does not, however, provide any information as to whether the game is suitable for pre-school children or is educationally valuable. Neither does it indicate whether pre-school children will be able to master the technology and content of the game, whether the game tasks and graphics are always realised in a child-appropriate way or whether text displays and spoken language will be understood. Tip for parents: find out about game content before buying any game (e.g. on the Internet or in game magazines) and seek the advice of sales staff.