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Entries in family games (2)

Monday
Aug062012

Wii U - a whole new level of family gaming

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out the Wii U gaming console that will be released in a few months.

What's different?

There is a tablet that comes with the Wii U that can be used as a 2nd screen, it's great for balance games (think carrying a tray like a waiter), and it is used for group play.

In the new Zelda game, the person with the tablet is the one shooting the bow and arrow while the other players use the Wii remotes as swordsmen. There is a new ghost game where the person with the tablet IS the ghost, hiding from the other players who have to work together to catch him/her.

The tablet can also be used as a 2nd view, so in the game shown below, the tablet shows the view of the overal map of the area while the TV screen is the ground-level view.

The tablet is touch screen, and wireless. The wires you see are only because they don't have batteries in them for this event. You will be able to play your old Wii games and you can still use your current Wii remotes with the new Wii U system.

Look for it around the holidays.

Janine

Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Ambassador and from time to time I receive free Nintendo products, gift cards, or invites to special events like this. As always, all opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.

Thursday
Nov182010

Discovery Store Toys for The Whole Family

Only 2 more days left to enter the Discovery Toys for a Year Giveaway!

Click Me to Go to Entry Form!

Click the image above to enter!

You can win over $500 worth of toys from the Discovery Store including these toys that the whole family will enjoy.

No matter what age groups span your family, these toys from Discovery Store will bring smiles to all members.

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Discovery Interactive Smart Globe

 Not only does this globe have activities and quiz games, but you can learn about various languages, currency, capitals, AND connect it to the Internet and download weekly updates!

Family Bingo

In the style of the traditional bingo halls, enjoy spinning the cage and calling out numbers with your entire family competing for the big prize. What prize? That's for you to decide!

Rock Tumbler

This kit comes with everything you need to make keychains, necklaces, even earrings out of rough rocks  that have been tumbled into smooth and shiny gems.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway so you can win these and other great Discovery Store toys!

See Also

Discovery Store Toys Kids And Dads will Enjoy

Discovery Store Toys for Young Kids

Janine

Disclosure: I received the Toys for a Year prize pack from Discovery Store for purposes to review the toys in upcoming posts and as a thank you for promoting the contest. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.