Gaming on the Cheap: Plug 'N' Play Games

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Just plug these into your TV and start playing, without buying a $300 game system.

Not ready to invest in a gaming system just yet? We understand. Could be a little too pricey right now, or maybe you're not willing to forfeit your child's time to the land of video games. We understand. And we have a solution. All these plug-n-play games are exactly what they sound like -- video games that use a cord to plug directly into your TV set. No extra hardware or software to install -- though you will need batteries. Some of them will include just one particular game, while others might have more than one to choose from. Either way, it's a simple and inexpensive way to give your children a little bit of gaming time without a major investment. Here are some of our favorites.