Family Games Night is a Minigames game available on the DS Wii. It can be played in Competitive Turnbased modes.
Family Games Night is a Minigames game. Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relativley short time requried to complete a level or two.
Family Games Night can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Family Games Night can be played in a Turnbased mode. Turn Based games are played in turns, so that players can stop and consider their next move. This is common in tactical experience such as strategy or adventure games as this enhances the sense of control and planning the player has. Other genres - such as sporting, fighting and rhythm action games obviously rely on realtime game play.
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Family Games Night makes the DS more social with classic board games we know and love. As well as playing these on the handheld, it's also a great introduction to the real thing.
My kids are just getting to the age where they can play and enjoy board games. Until now there has been too much squabbling and not enough understanding of the concept of taking turns, winning or indeed loosing.
Hasbro bring its board game expertise to complement EA's gaming know how. Family Games Night provides video game versions of their popular titles - Connect Four, Frustration... For a fraction of what these would cost to buy in real life it's a tempting option for families with Wii's in the lounge.
Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relatively short time required to complete a level or two.
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