My guys have been all over playing with our Nintendo Switch, even more than usual, thanks to our trip to Nintendo HQ in Redmond last week. The timing had worked out well too because I had gotten a few sample games in the mail the week before we left so they were loaded up on new games to try and play. With the holidays coming, I wanted to … [Read more...]

Hey guys! I'm still getting adjusted to being back home and on East coast time after a couple of fun-filled days out in the Seattle area. We were invited back to Nintendo headquarters in Redmond, WA, which is like a dream come true for our little gaming family. {You can read my review from our 2016 trip here} Nintendo is the favorite in our … [Read more...]

Heads up! Nintendo is reportedly no longer going to be making the NES Classic. It definitely boggles me since it's been sold out since they released it last fall. Probably, they want to focus on getting more people to buy the Switch. (Which is also still very hard to get!) We snagged one a NES Classic on a blogger trip out to Redmond last fall … [Read more...]

Listen up people, for those of you looking to gift a relative or spouse who was a child of the 80s or early 90s, the Nintendo NES Classic is the holiday gift you have to get. If you can find it. Because right now it's sold out everywhere. This is the original Nintendo console that so many people grew up gaming on. I picked up one when I was on a … [Read more...]

Doing this blogging gig, I get a lot of cool invites. I appreciate each and every one of them. In recent years, our life has gotten so busythat I haven't been able to get to many things, but with this one, Iknew I couldn't say no: a trip to Redmond to visit Nintendo Headquarters. With my boys! Given that we're a huge gaming family, you guys can … [Read more...]

Knowing that I was going to have my kids in one space for close to eight hours while I hosted a work event last weekend, I knew I had to bring out the big guns for entertainment.  Cole (6) had been seeing the commercials for Luigi's Mansion - Dark Moon, a new game from Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and I ended up caving and buying it for both boys … [Read more...]

Not even kidding you guys, I have the theme song to Super Mario Brothers playing in my head as I type this review.  My kids downloaded the new Super Mario Brothers 2 onto their shared Nintendo 3DS and stayed up late playing the new game which is just as exciting and fun as the original.  Tons of gold coins (over a million) are available in this … [Read more...]

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of 3D in general.  When we take the kids to the movies, I go out of my way to find the non 3D movie because it hurts my eyes. Apparently I'm the only one in the family because lately my kids have been not only asking to go to the 3D movies but they have been loving playing with our Nintendo 3DS ($169.99 with free … [Read more...]

My kids love I Spy games and books.  And seek and find books.  And those hidden picture games in Highlights Magazine.  They just get such a thrill out of having to look for something hidden in a bigger picture. So I knew that Mystery Case Files - the Malgrave Incident ($26.99 with free shipping at Amazon) would be right up their alley.  I should … [Read more...]

I was sent several of Ubisoft’s Imagine series for the Nintendo DS. Can I just tell you how cool these are? If I had the Imagine series (and a DS) when I was a tween I would have been able to live my dreams virtually, to give them a try before jumping in and trying out a career. In Imagine Teacher Class Trip, tweens oversee a class on an … [Read more...]