For one year, Tornado 1 has talked Spore, breathed Spore, planned roleplaying games based on Spore, and read books about Spore--including about it's extremely interesting system for making your own adventures--but what he has never done is played Spore.
For his eleventh birthday, we bought him Spore. This was a surprise. He thought we had decided not to get it for a year.
He was sooooooo pleased (as was Tornado 2. The Cherubim, however, could care less. )
He has already completed his first stage of evolution: from cell to creature.