It's 3 p.m. ... Do you know what your kids are playing?

This little Clash of Clans excursion we've been taking started because of one thing: My daughter has grown beyond my control. I gave her the Nexus 7 (2013) to take for a spin, and she, unsurprisingly, ran with it. She has more games and apps and lord knows what on there than I ever imagined. She's not browsing the Web. She's listening to music, and watching weird Barbie videos.

And, mostly, she's playing Clash of Clans, a game I had absolutely no intention of caring about. It was something other people played. (Like, you know, Candy Crush. Which I also didn't ever play — until I played it.) Like a lot of you, I figured it was an in-app-purchase grab, and that's it.

There's nothing to be ashamed of, though, right? Many millions of people are playing it. So there's got be something about it. And if it's good enough for my kid, it should be good enough for me. Only, I had no idea what Clash of Clans was. So, I had Mia explain it to me.

And it went a little something like this: