I agree. It's a sad state with some kids. Television played the role of electronic grandparent for my generation.
We don't introduce sitting down games into our household. No offense to anyone, but I consider games like Candy Crush and Minecraft as time-sucks and time is too precious to be wasted (unless it's for idle daydreaming!). There are many better uses of time.
We only introduce active games into our home. Wii Just Dance is non-stop dancing. She has Wii Sports, too. I woke up with sore muscles the day after playing that game with her. It's quite the workout.
My kid enjoys reading, which she does in the evenings before bed. In the last couple months she's read about twenty novels. She's reading Howls Moving Castle now.
that's intrigued by the iPad games. She stays off the games when she's at our house though.
She bought our daughter a watercolor set and they were both working on that as well. We set up a craft table in my wife's office where my daughter and Grandma can work on the art projects, which my daughter continues to do. So we might spring for some art classes sometime in the future, but not anytime soon as there's no time left after tap dance, voice lessons, and theater rehearsals (and horse riding when it's not winter!)