Get Your Game on With Nintendo

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This past weekend, my son, husband, and myself headed to the Nintendo World Store in New York City to check out some of the newest and soon-to-be-released games, including Yoshi’s New Island and Disney Magical World launching soon on the Nintendo 3DS/2DS.  We had a great time playing the new games, checking out the systems, and even answering some fun trivia questions.  My son is a Yoshi pro, so the questions were right up his alley.  He won a prize, which thrilled him to no end (a plush Kamek) and we even won a raffle prize- a Yoshi T-Shirt.

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Keep an eye out for the review of the new Yoshi game!  It will be up shortly.

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In addition, there is some fun news to share with you.  During the month of March, people who register a Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS™ system, as well as one of six select Nintendo 3DS games via Club Nintendo, will receive a free code to download either Pokémon™ X or Pokémon Y, the best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of 2013. The six participating games are Mario Kart™ 7Super Mario 3D Land™Animal Crossing™: New LeafDonkey Kong Country™ Returns 3DLEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins and the upcoming Yoshi’s New Island™. The system and game must be registered between March 1 and March 31 in order to take advantage of the promotion. Download codes for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y must be redeemed by May 31, 2014.

R&R Games Twitter Party 3/12

Got the winter blahs?  Looking for something fun to do with the kids, the family, or in your homeschooling group?  Stop by the R&R Games Twitter Party at 9 pm EST on March 12, 2014 to win games and prizes.
R&R Games is a great company that makes all sorts of games- from classic style board games to stuffed animal games (a new one for me!) they really have something for everyone and every age group.  The mission statement of R&R is to “produce high quality family board games so that we can play around all the time. Fun games. Challenging games. Big games, little games, games that climb on rocks… (Oh wait, that’s something else…) Anyway, that’s our mission.”
They have a wide variety of educational games that would be great for the classroom or homeschooling, and have won more then 30 awards (including the MENSA Select Honor) so you know they have a proven track record.  But more important?  These games are just plain fun!


Candy Free Easter Baskets

Easter is an often-underrated family holiday, and making Easter morning special for your kids by putting together the perfect basket from “The Easter Bunny” is always fun. To help you celebrate the occasion, here are some great toys that you’ll love doing with the kids.

Easter gamesWonderforge, makers of creative children’s games, has created the Disney Matching game. The classic matching game, where you and your child turn over cards, trying to remember where the matching counterpart is, now with your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Donald Duck, and more all dressed up for Easter. This game will not only be a fun Easter treat, but will also give you and your child bonding time while helping to increase his or her memory, response to patterns, and problem solving skills.

For older children, try the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Clash Alley Strategy Board Game. With many of the toys, shows, and games from the 80’s making a comeback, todays kids are loving the new TMNT as much as their counterparts just a few years ago. This is a strategy board game, working in 3D to beat the bad guys and rescue April, eat pizza, complete missions, battle bad guys, Krang, and Shredder. Of course, there will be pizza breaks- turtles have to eat. Enjoy helping your child physically build the game and defeat evildoers together.

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EasterPatch has two adorable games that are the perfect basket stuffers. The Egg O’Bunnies, a springtime take on a barrel of monkeys, is a cute play on a classic toy that kids will love. Kids will enjoy trying to string together a long line of bunnies by the ears, and see if they can beat mom and dad. Try your skill, see who can get the most bunnies or best time. Also a great take-along game, small enough to put in your purse or carry in your coat pocket. We were the only family playing a game together in a local restaurant while we waited for our dinner- everyone else had their smart phones, tablets, and portable DVD players out, even the smallest children. Increase your family bonding time so easily- unplug once in a while and enjoy each other.

Jeepers Peepers Game – Super Duper Educational Learning Toy

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That’s the question that goes around the game Jeepers Peppers, an Ask and Answer Question will get the kids laughing and enjoying themselves. The game, by Super Duper Publications is aimed at kids ages 5 years old and older

The game comes with 101 Photo cards, six glasses, six clue cards, bingo chips and a spinner. How the game works is simple, each player gets a pair of glasses and picked a card (face down!) without looking at them of course and place it in the glasses. Each one has a little card holder, place the glasses on your head and make sure your all in a circle to see each other. Each player gets a clue card which covered categories you use to guess what your card is. Going around the circle you ask the yes or no questions to see if you can guess who you are. It’s easier to do this one at a time but my kids did the round robin way.

Feed the Woozle: A Fun Game for Preschoolers #GiftGuide

Feed the… what? Yep, you read that right! Feed the Woozle, a fun preschool game from Peaceable Kingdom, arrived at our house a few weeks ago! While the game is specifically made for preschoolers, my girls (school-aged) had fun trying it out anyway. Actually, we all had fun because it was entertaining to watch the girls jump around and do the tasks specified by the game!

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Finding a fun gift for under $20 is hard to do, especially in this day and age with iPods, iPads, and every other “i” gadget you could think of, it’s time to step back and relax a bit. Remember the day when you’d sit down with your family and play a board game? We have Family Game Night every Friday night and are constantly looking for new games to play. The same ol’ same ol’ gets a little boring.

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Discovering a game that both boys and girls enjoy can also be a difficult task! When you get games like Race to the Treasure and Feed the Woozle, your kids will be excited to find out what canadian generic viagra on line if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link64″).style.display=”none”;} is going to come next!