Well, it depends on the game and the function of the game. Overall, it my be better to download some educational game-type apps on a tablet or your phone for him to play. I know a lot of people think that video games have no redeeming qualities, but they do improve problem solving skills, multitasking, eye-hand coordination, and memory. Video games do need to be used in moderation. Maybe set up a system where he can earn game time for completing specific tasks. If he is seeking it out when he shouldn't then he finds it highly reinforcing. You can use that as motivation to complete homework or chores.