If you know anything about me, then you know I am a total geek. I love lots of nerdy things, including mobile gaming. I can spend hours gaming on my phone – and am not ashamed to admit that I have. There is no discrimination from me when it comes to mobile gaming, I love it all. Operation Now: Hospital is my latest mobile addiction, and I think you will enjoy it too.
As most of you probably know, I am a gamer girl. I have loved video games since I was a little girl playing on NES. My husband is a big gamer too and we actually still own an NES. We have bought every Nintendo console that has come out – including the newly released Nintendo Switch. It can be hard to find in stock, but if you can, I highly recommend picking it up, and here is why.
I run my girls around a lot – and I know this is only the beginning. They both do dance, but they are on different nights so it is a lot of time out of the house. In order to pass the time in the waiting room, I often pull out my phone and do some mobile gaming. There are a few that I really like but I am always up for a new game to try out. Elephant Mouse, the independent game publisher of the iOS hits Star Trek™ Rivals and Archetype, recently released the colorful and clever endless climber game, Twisty Sky, for iOS. The game, which requires both puzzle solving and quick reflexes, is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
My girls and I both love to play mobile games. They are a great way to pass the time while waiting at restaurants or even in line at theme parks! They love all things Barbie so they were thrilled to hear about a new game, Barbie Sparkle Blast! It is free-to-play on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play for Android devices. The launch of Barbie Sparkle Blast coincides with Barbie’s 58th birthday, providing players of all ages with a new way to engage with the iconic toy brand. All of us have loved playing this game – even my husband, but shhh don’t tell anyone.
Monopoly has always been one of my favorite games to play with my family. I grew up playing it and we now play with our young daughters. My husband and I each team up with one of them and we could play for hours (and have). They love it! My 5 year old really enjoys being the banker – and both girls love selecting the token they want to be. That has always been one of their favorite parts of playing – picking their tokens – and it has always been the same for me too. We have the Token Madness game from Hasbro and it has been great having more tokens to choose from! Although, the Scottie Dog is still a favorite (and can cause arguments) – but now he is in jeopardy. Yesterday, Hasbro announced the Monopoly Token Madness Vote (#MonopolyVote), which leaves the fate of all eight current and classic Monopoly tokens – including the Scottie Dog – in the hands of the fans for the first time.
Winter weather is going to be here before we know it, and to help tackle the snow and slush, grab yourself a new pair of boots. The Empire Hi Fur Women’s Boots from Lugz are going to be a life saver for me this winter, I can tell already. They just arrived a few days ago and I fell in love instantly. Not only are they super sharp looking, they are comfortable and warm – just what I want in a winter boot. These look adorable with jeans, and even with dresses and skirts!
My family loves a good game night! My girls are 3 and 5 years old and we have a game night at least three times a week. Almost every night after dinner, they ask to play a game. I enjoy this screen free time with them because I know soon enough they will not want anything to do with me (so not looking forward to the teenage years). We have turned to Winning Moves Games for a majority of our gaming collection. Their games are great quality and have lasted us through many gaming sessions. I love that they have classic, retro, unique, and new games to choose from. They even have an entire Rubik’s section (my husband’s favorite).
I love to show off my geek pride in any way that I can. So when I found out about TeeBlox, I was thrilled! TeeBlox is a monthly subscription box that will send you an officially licensed T-Shirt – and you get to pick the theme! They have eight equally amazing themes to choose from (trust me, I have been trying them all!) that are geared towards geeks and gamers. I just switched over to the Games theme and was excited to check out what arrived this month. It was a minecraft shirt that I just know my nephew is going to flip over! Shhh…it will be a surprise, don’t tell him.
I am a huge gamer. I love games of all shapes and sizes. I have a Playstation4, XBOX 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and a tablet that is used solely for gaming. I have discovered a really fun mobile game – and have become a bit obsessed with it. EyeCons is a classically addictive “distract and relax” match-two puzzle mobile game from the creators of mega-hit board games TABOO and OUTBURST, Hersch Games, that offers real, offline rewards and prizes as players advance from level to level. A first of its kind, EyeCons is the only match-two puzzle game that rewards game play exclusively with meaningful, tangible offline prizes that can be tailored to player interests and locations in lieu of the standard virtual reward system. It’s like getting paid to play.
As most of you know, I am a huge gamer. Ever since I was a little girl and I got my first gaming console, I have been hooked! I don’t discriminate – from board games, to consoles, to mobile – I love all forms of gaming! One of my favorite games to play is Skylanders, so of course when they launched Skylanders® Battlecast in May, I downloaded it right away. Skylanders Battlecast is the latest mobile game in the Skylanders franchise – and it is so much fun! I personally enjoy the single player campaign, but there is an online multiplayer option as well. In this mobile trading card game, you collect both digital and physical Skylanders Battlecast cards to build the ultimate team and bring them to life in epic online battles! Simply scan physical character cards with a mobile device camera to add them to your in-game deck.
I am a huge gamer – and a giant fan of Disney Infinity. When the news broke that Disney Interactive would stop making Disney Infinity Play Sets and Figures, my heart broke a little. This is a game that I have enjoyed playing with my entire family. It is fun because we can all choose which of our favorite Disney characters we want to play and have some quality time together. Whether we play in the toy box, or play through one of the sets, we always have a good time. This is a game that my 5 and 3 year old have played together just the two of them – and I have been a proud mom to witness it. All good things must come to an end, but at least we got a Finding Dory play set out of it all. This is the last one, but it is worth picking up. I do wish there was a Hank figure to go along with it – but we got Nemo and Dory so I’ll take it!
Disney Infinity may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that my family and I can still enjoy countless hours playing all three versions. This will continue to be a family favorite in our house – especially the new Marvel Battlegrounds which enables us all to play together (even my 3 year old). As I am sure you know, Alice Through the Looking Glass recently hit theaters and now there are three characters from that film available as Disney Infinity Figures. These can be used in the toy box, but do not have their own playset, unfortunately.
This Father’s Day, I have the perfect gift for you to get the man in your life! Whether you are looking for a gift for your father, husband, significant other, brother, or good friend – Best Buy has you covered! Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived. Be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in your own private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it’s only from Samsung and Oculus.
Starting today, kids and families can swim through the story of “Finding Dory” in an underwater adventure for mobile devices. Players can help Dory collect bubbles through the side-scrolling mazes consisting of 13 total levels including the Reef, the Marine Life Institute, the Kelp Forest and more. Along the way, players will meet Marlin, Nemo, Bailey, Destiny, Hank and other friends as they use the ocean’s current for boosts, avoid unexpected underwater obstacles and try to earn three stars for each level.