My Dad did the same pretty much. He used to work at home with computers and so while babysitting he would challenge me to BATTLE CHESS
, and get me to play Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Sim City 2000, Team Yankee, and SWOTL
(he liked killing Nazis, I just kept crashing the jet plane into villages). We also spent ages trying to beat Star Trek
but that game was a fucking abomination. We'd always get stuck in the cave or get the ship blown up by gay pirates. Then one day my Mum gave it a try and jumped like five levels ahead and we were the proudest family imaginable. We didn't have many fighting games but he trained me and my brother to be fucking machines at Civilization. I remember being the Aztecs and becoming the first person in the family to actual win - it was at like 5am in the morning and my Dad was telling to fucking forget about school in the morning as this was where shit really was at.
We had a bunch of other games, mostly on DOS, but my Dad kind of lost interest in games around Windows 98 time. We spent a lot of last Christmas on Red Dead Redemption though and he was in tears over the fact you could repeatedly summon and shoot and infinite amount of horses.