Video games have changed so much since I was a kid. I know I'm going to totally show my
I don't know if I am coordinated enough to play most of the video games out these days, at least the ones that have the controllers with several buttons and options. With the advances in technology, the video games really come to life on your screen. We purchased a Wii a few years ago, and I do enjoy playing the "easy" games on that, but generally, I prefer the good ole board games.
When Colleen asked me if I would like to include Family Game Night 4 by EA in our holiday gift guide, I basically agreed because I knew that her kids loved video games and this would be a good one for them to review. Little did I know that would soon love playing my favorite board games on my Wii!
Now you’re part of the action! In FAMILY GAME NIGHT 4: The Game Show, you can experience the fun and excitement of the popular TV show right in your own living room! This time you’re playing with larger-than-life pieces in re-imagined versions of your favorite Hasbro games. CONNECT 4 Basketball is more fun than ever as you shoot hoops to get 4 balls in a row and YAHTZEE! Bowling puts a whole new spin on the popular dice game.
You’ll also find fun new versions of SCRABBLE Flash, SORRY! Sliders, and BOP-IT Boptagon, and win MONOPOLY Crazy Cash, just like the game show! Play with friends and family and compete to prove your family is the best!
This board game loving girl sat down the other night to try out Family Game Night 4 with my husband. We already had Miis set up on our Wii from years ago, so we updated them a little bit and got ready to play.
You can play each game individually, or you can play "The Game Show" where you play one round of each game, and collect Monopoly Cash along the way. The winner is the person with the most money at the end. We played "The Game Show" first in order to learn how to play each game. The games are fun and easy to play, and I love Mr. Potato Head as the host of the games. Guess who had the most Monopoly Cash at the end? That would be ME!
Since Yahtzee is one of my all time favorite games, it came as no surprise that I liked the Yahtzee bowling game the best. The Yahtzee bowling pins are six sided, and when you bowl and knock them over, the numbers of the five sides facing up are considered your "roll". You can decide which to keep and which to knock over again, in attempt to get the coveted Yahtzee, which my lucky husband got on his first bowl.
I should have realized how that game was going to go from the beginning, and sure enough, he won. The best I did was a Large Straight.
So I have to admit, Family Game Night 4 is much more fun than the regular board games that I play, and this game will get played often, I'm sure. Since you can play by yourself against the computer, I think this would be a fun blogging break here and there.
Family Game Night 4 is rated E for everyone, so it is fun for the whole family, as long as you have older children. My kids are too young for this, and wouldn't understand the games. Family Game Night 4 retails for $39.99. Since we don't buy many video games, I don't really have an opinion on the price, but it seems comparable to other similar games when I do a quick online search. This would make a great Christmas gift for board game and video game enthusiasts!
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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Family Game Night 4 Wii at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. A big thank you to EA for providing the giveaway prize!