It should come as no surprise that the Smiths love a good family game night. At least once a week we order pizza, pull out a stack of games, and spend some quality time together. But recently, we haven’t gotten past the first game because we just have so much fun with it! That game is Spin Master Games’s Hedbanz. Our neighbors probably want to know what is going on in our house because the laughing fits get so loud – they can hear them.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!