Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Wii)

Did you have the Operation game when you were a kid?  If you did, I'm jealous. I always wanted that game!  What about Connect 4?  Are you a Jenga fan?  Do your kids love Bop It?  Did you get Pictureka for Christmas?  These games are a variety of old and new favorites.

My kids were thrilled with the opportunity to try out Hasbro Family Game Night 2 by EA Games.  It's a whole new way to share in family game night, that's for sure!

Mr. Potato Head (a favorite in our family) serves as the host of Family Game Night 2.  Up to 4 players can compete at once (I'd suggest having a seperate Wii remote for each player for ease of use).  There are so many different game modes available that you will probably never play the exact same game twice.

You're first  greeted with a selection screen, where you can choose to play one of the individual games or to play as a Family Game Show (which is done like a game show, where contestants spin the wheel to decide which game to play and modes are selected randomly).

The "original" versions of each game are far from original! Though they look a lot like the regular game, play mode is much different and using your Wii remote to play brings a whole new dynamic to the games.  Along with the original versions, there are numerous "remix" versions of each game available also. 

We've played this game a few times now and I have to admit that I stink at it!  The girls are both much better at it than I am.  But, that doesn't stop me!  It's fun and it's a challenge, and I enjoy a good challenge now and again.  My favorite game (or the one I'm best at) is probably Operation (original version).  Poor Ian, though, is downright terrified of the Operation game (I think it's something about the skeleton image when Cavity Sam is under the x-ray machine.

We've seen this game for sale at both Walmart and Target for $39.99.  Amazon has it for a few dollars less, and it's availabe with FREE shipping; so I'd recommend that option.

This isn't my favorite game.  It's ok, just not my favorite. I guess that's because it's a little hard to get used to, or to get the hang of how to play the various games.  My favorite game is Bop It!  I can beat the whole family at that one!

I'm best at the Operation game.  It's fun and I'm really good at it. I like the play the games regular better than doing the Game Show mode.  My least favorite games are Jenga and Connect 4.  Maybe that's because I haven't totally figured out how to play them.

***NOTE*** This review was written for EA Games and is my own personal opinion. Free product was received in exchange for my honest review.


~ Denise ~ said...

I'm jealous, too! I never had Operation and wanted it sooooo bad! I even told my mom, "But it would help me become a better doctor someday!" Uh..yeah. Sure! (Hey, at least I scored points for trying, right?) ;) Great review!

Ruth said...

I like games the old fashioned way. I can't imagine playing them on the Wii. I keep teasing the kids and telling them we're going to get Monopoly for the Wii. I can't even imagine playing that on the Wii.


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