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Gaming, Giveaways, Kids October 13, 2017

Choosing Age Appropriate Games for Your Kids + A Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway! | #SuperMarioOdyssey

As you probably know, we play a lot of video games in our family. My daughters are pretty young – only 4 and 6 years old. Because of this we need to really pay attention to video game ratings. We know that there are many benefits to gaming for kids and thanks to GameStop and UpNorthLive, we were given some great tips on age appropriate gaming. Sometimes my husband and I forget just how young they are while selecting video games as gifts for the girls.

Disney, Gaming October 8, 2017

Disney Kingdom Hearts Funko GameStop Exclusive Box – UNBOXED! | #KingdomHearts #Funko #GameStop

My husband is a HUGE Kingdom Hearts fan. In fact, he is currently in the process of getting a Kingdom Hearts tattoo on his arm – and it is pretty fantastic. When we found out that GameStop was creating an EXCLUSIVE Kingdom Hearts Funko POP box, well, we were pretty darn excited. I have quite the Funko POP collection – OK, I will admit it, I am addicted to them. And my husband “lets me” keep his in my office, so I was all for him getting this box.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Movies October 6, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is a Hit! | #LEGONinjagoMovie #Nintendo

I have always loved playing video games – ever since I was a young girl and got my first Nintendo system. I enjoy all types of games, but some of my favorites have always been the LEGO games. These games can occupy me for literal hours on end. We own quite the collection of them – Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes, Dimensions, and now we have added the LEGO Ninjago Movie! I was super excited to see this show up in the mail because I just knew I would love it!

Gaming October 4, 2017

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions Is Perfect For Any Nintendo Fan | #PlayNintendo

We are a family of gamers – so imagine our excitement when Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions showed up on our doorstep! One of the reasons we were practically jumping up and down was because it was nearly a full three weeks before it’s release to the public. This is a game that we had been waiting a long time for, and we couldn’t wait to dig right in! My daughter, Ivy, and I started playing it immediately – and quickly became addicted to it.

Disney, Gaming, Toys September 22, 2017

These Are The Droids You’re Looking For: Sphero’s New BB-9E & R2-D2! | #StarWars #Sphero

It is no secret that the Smiths are a family of geeks. We love it all – especially technology. Sphero recently released some new App-enabled Droids and we have been in awe of them! I mean, what Star Wars nerd doesn’t want their own R2-D2, BB-8, or the new BB-9E to follow them around and do their bidding. We were thrilled when Sphero sent us a couple of these to check out – and we can’t stop playing with them!

Gaming September 15, 2017

Win A Doctor Themed Kit to Celebrate the Release of Operate Now Season 2 | #OperateNow

I love playing mobile games. They are a great way to pass the time while waiting on doctor’s offices, or just when you have a few moments to kill. One of my favorites is Operate Now. I have been playing it for a while and it is a lot of fun. In this game, you control the fate of a hospital, it’s staff, and it’s patients. In order to celebrate the release of volume 2 of this popular mobile game, I am hosting a fun giveaway!

Gaming September 12, 2017

New LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs add Hours of Fun – In Stores Now! | #LEGODimensions

In this house, we play video games in our spare time. It is a great way to bond as a family – and obviously, it is super fun! One of our favorite games to play together is LEGO Dimensions. We take turns with the controllers and always end up giggling and having a great time. There are several reasons I think you should buy this game and the list just got longer! In stores TODAY (September 12) are a few must have expansion packs. These packs feature some well known and favorite characters from Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls, and Beetlejuice!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming September 8, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is Filled With Fun & Strategy – Only for Nintendo Switch | #MarioRabbids

My family is a family of gamers – as you likely already know. We tend to run out to the store and pick up the latest games the day they come out. There was one in particular that we had been dying to be released for our Nintendo Switch – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. I could tell from the trailer video that it would be a huge hit for our family. When Ubisoft sent us a copy of it (plus a really amazing collectible), I was proved right! We spent the entire long Labor Day Weekend playing it.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Movies September 1, 2017

Celebrate Force Friday II At GameStop & Get Tons of Star Wars Deals | #ForceFridayII

As you likely already know, I am a HUGE Star Wars fan! Today is Force Friday II, which I have been looking forward to for weeks. This morning, I grabbed my brand new Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E (more on those later!) and headed out to my local GameStop. I was so excited to celebrate today at one of my all time favorite stores. As soon as I walked in, I was blown away by all the cool merchandise and deals that they had. If you are a Star Wars fan, I strongly encourage you to check out your local GameStop this weekend!

Disney, Gaming, Kids September 1, 2017

Two Cars 3 Games From Spin Master Games Your Kids Are Sure To Love! | #CarsGames #SpinMasterGames #Cars3

We were so excited when Spin Master Games sent us Cars 3 Piston Cup Showdown too! This game looked like a ton of fun and we were thinking about picking it up ourselves – and then it showed up at our door! I just knew this was a game that my daughters would love. Not only because they are huge Cars and Disney fans, but because they love games – especially ones that pit them against each other.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Kids August 18, 2017

Nintendo’s Miitopia is A DS Family Game All Kids Will Love | #NintendoBlogger #Nintendo #Miitopia

I love playing with my Nintendo DS so I was really excited to test out the new game, Miitopia. I had watched the trailer video for this game many times and already had it on my wish list. When it arrived I asked my mom to open it up right away. I then played it non-stop for about two days. It was all I could think about! This game is so much fun and I know any kid will love it!

Gaming August 16, 2017

Wizard Roll From RoosterFin Games Promotes Family Bonding | #RoosterFin

We area  gaming family. At least three or four times a week we all sit down together and play a board game. Don’t get me wrong, we love playing our video games together, but sometimes a good board game can bring you close together. I remember playing games with my mom and sister all the time growing up, and they are some of my fondest memories. I hope to create that for my girls. One of our favorite gaming companies is RoosterFin. They have a long list of fun family games – many of which we own. Our newest favorite is Wizard Roll.

Gaming August 3, 2017

Summer Isn’t Over Yet: Keep It Going with Nintendo New Releases! | #Nintendo #Gaming

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to spend the last few weeks than playing video games with your family? My husband and I both have Nintendo 3DS’ and my daughters have Nintendo 2DS’. I cannot even explain how much I enjoy a lazy Sunday with the 4 of us lounging around the house playing video games together. We like to race in Mario Kart – and of course Quick Link Battle in Pokemon Sun and Moon. We also help each other fill our Pokedexes by trading rare Pokemon to each other. Because I love these systems so much, I want to tell you about a couple fun and exciting new releases!

Gaming July 27, 2017

Family Game Night is a Blast with These Fun Games! | #FamilyGameNight

One of our favorite things to do together as a family is play games. We try to have a family game night at least once a week, but sometimes more. In the summer, I spend a lot of days just playing games with the girls. Yes, like the whole day. It is so much fun and great family bonding time. My mother and niece were visiting this summer for a few weeks, and we spent a lot of time checking out some new games. These few really stood out as great family games. So if you are looking to add some to your collection, check these out!