Is anyone out there playing the new Skylanders Trap Team yet?  It came out last week and I feel like I haven't been hearing as much buzz as I have in the past. We have yet to dive in.  My youngest (and the Skylanders guru in the house) turns 8 in early November so we always hold out  for his birthday to open up the latest version of the game. … [Read more...]

Santa brought the WiiU for Christmas and along with the Wii came this New Super Mario Brothers WiiU ($44.99 on Amazon) game and it only reminded me how much we love the Nintendo brand as we started playing this non-stop after Christmas and now, a week later, we have completed the game! Like I said in the headline, I'm not sure if I should be … [Read more...]

You can now order Disney's Infinity which, if you haven't heard of it yet, is pretty much Disney's answer to Skylanders.  It's a multi-platform game that comes with interchangeable Disney figures that come to life on the game. Check out the list of retailers you can pre-order Disney Infinity on.  I like the Disney Infinity deal on Amazon, where … [Read more...]

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...]

Don't get pulled into the thinking that the only good gifts are brand new. There are lots of great gift ideas that have been around for a while and guess what - they are still awesome. Take the Wii for example. Originally released in 2006, the Wii is still the worldwide leader in gaming console sales with new games being released throughout the … [Read more...]

Wow!  I can not believe how amazing some of these Wii game system deals are this holiday season.  It almost makes me want to buy a second Wii just because I can!  Seriously - for $120.00 you can get the Nintendo Wii game system PLUS the New Super Mario Brothers game AND a Super Mario Brothers Music CD on eBay.com (sold by Toys R Us.)  This is … [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 and … [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 me … [Read more...]