Some of our family’s favorite board games are Sorry!, Yahtzee, & and Scrabble so we were really excited to play their Wii versions in Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show.
Now you’re part of the action! In FAMILY GAME NIGHT 4: THE GAME SHOW EDITION, you can experience the fun and excitement of the popular TV show right in your own living room! This time you’re playing with larger-than-life pieces in re-imagined versions of your favorite Hasbro games. Play with friends and family and compete to prove your family is the best!
With so many fun games to play we couldn’t decide where to start first.
Scrabble Flash – We actually have the physical Scrabble Flash game so this one was pretty easy for the girls to play. Basically, you’ll get random 5 letters – one on each tile – and you have to make as many words as you can with those 5 letters. The longer the words the more points you’ll get. However, the challenge here is not being able to make words that your opponent already made.
Connect 4 Basketball – Use your controller to shoot colored basketballs onto the game board to try and get 4 of the same colored balls in a row. It’s not as easy as it sounds, though, because your balls don’t always go exactly where you want them to. Also, your opponent can try to mess you up by shooting the wrong color into your sequence.
Bop It! Boptagon – This was a really fun game for us since we play the regular version of Bop It! all the time. However, instead of ‘flick it’ you have to ‘kick it’. Outlast your opponent by not making any mistakes you get a point. First one to get 2 points wins the round.
Sorry! Sliders – This game reminded me of shuffleboard where you have to slide your piece down a platform to a specific mark. The closer you get the mark the better your chances of winning. Of course, your opponent can always knock you out of the way and win the game!
Yahtzee Bowling – If you like Yahtzee, you’ll like Yahtzee Bowling. Just roll your ball down the alley to knock over pins revealing numbers underneath. You keep trying until you get 5 numbers revealed. From here you can either keep some, all, or none of the numbers then bowl again. The object is to get the highest hand (5 of a kind ‘Yahtzee’, 4 of a kind, Full House, etc.). The kids really liked this one because it was like combining 2 games into one.
What we really liked about these games is that they took the classic board games and put a little spin on it to make it more Wii-friendly. You’re able to use your controller to shoot, slide, and maneuver tiles around as you play against another person to see who can win the most Crazy Cash. What I liked is that there were no pieces to lose and no boxes of games to store away. Once we turned the game off everything was safely stored inside.
However, the best part (in Kiana’s opinion) is how Crazy Cash is accumulated and an overall “Game Show” winner determined. Basically, it’s just a random decision. After winning a game you’ll receive a Crazy Cash card which contains a secret amount of money. Once all the games are completed the cards are added up and a winner revealed. You could have the least amount of Crazy Cash cards yet still win the game.
So if you’re looking for a brand new way to enjoy some old favorite games, check out Family Game Night 4: The Game Show Wii at Amazon.com.
This post was written for Electronic Arts who provided the complimentary copy in exchange for our honest review.
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