For my kids and apparently tons of other kids according to my Facebook friends, Skylanders Spryo's Adventure is the game hit of the season. If you have a game system, this one is available to you: it comes for the Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Playstation or PC. Just about any kid can participate in this game. The appeal? Little characters that … [Read more...]

The mere mention of the band ABBA makes me smile as it holds so many fond college memories.  I imagine it's the same for many of you out there.  I danced during many late nights to "Dancing Queen" and "Take A Chance on Me" with my sorority sisters and friends and we were always those "Woo" girls when an ABBA song came on. I also went the … [Read more...]

Released just earlier in November and a great Wii pick for the family this holiday season is Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  This game follows the original release of Mario & Sonic at the Olympics.  Obviously this one plays on the upcoming London games and what fun it is! The add on here is that the city is your … [Read more...]

My kids are huge Kirby fans.  You can see here in a little video capture I did of my kids playing Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) back in June of 2011 that they clearly have a good time when playing it. So under the tree this holiday season will be the latest Kirby installment for the Wii - Kirby's Return to Dream Land.  It releases on October 24th … [Read more...]

If you follow any of my game reviews, you know I'm a big fan of dancing Wii games.   Anything that gets me or my kids moving  is a big plus in my opinion.  I still regularly work out to Ubisoft's Dance Party 2 when I can't make it to the gym.  It's a huge workout when you do it for an extended period of time!  My kids like to dance along with … [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 … [Read more...]

Before we left for the beach (where we went Wii-free), my kids had a new favorite Wii game: Wii Play Motion. A collection of mini games like the original Wii Play, this game comes with a new Wii remote with motion plus which is a good deal since remotes aren't cheap. Personally it felt a little more of the same old to me but my kids … [Read more...]

We've actually had this game - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - for awhile but hadn't ever given it a chance to play it.  It's rated E for everyone and while it takes a few minutes to get used to the controls to play this game (or did, for my 4 year old).  Great for a rainy day or afternoon break from the sun.  It's really cute too - as Kirby you go … [Read more...]

So I have to start out this review by saying that this game is totally awesome.  WiiParty was released by Nintendo on October 3 and it's sure to be a hit this holiday season. This game is all about group play - playing up to 4 player you can interact and work together as a team on various games, or go head to head on various challenges.  There … [Read more...]

While I'm a sucker myself for some of the quest-type Wii games (Super Mario Brothers, Anything Lego), I do sometimes like to have a short family game play with something like New Carnival Games for the Wii. The latest release from 2KPlay, this game is an updated version to the popular Carnival games.  There are over 30 new carnival-related … [Read more...]