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As you can probably tell, Valentine's Day has been on my mind all week long. I do love the holidays, don't you? I don't spend a huge amount on Valentine gifts and I NEVER give candy. For my Sandwich Generation family, there are just too many health issues involved, not to mention that it's too tempting for me as well. ::)
Some years, I've given really cute toothbrushes as gifts. Other years, Valentine books. This year, my grandkids and I have continued to enjoy the Wii locally, and the long distance grandkids are having fun on theirs as well, I hear. 🙂 I decided to incorporate that into my Valentine gift giving – with an eye to finding great wii games for kids that also work well for any of us boomers and seniors and if I could get educational wii games, so much the better!
After doing some research, I was pleased to find that it was do-able. For now, I decided on two fun Wii packages full of great games for the grand kids and us boomers and seniors:
Game Party 3 – At the time I'm writing this, Amazon has a fantastic price on this game and the reviews show it has 4.5 stars out of 5. Very nice! If I understood the reviews correctly, it includes all the games in the two previous game party disks, which should be:
Billards, Bounce Ball, Bumper Pool, Croquet, Miniature Golf, Racquetball, Rootbeer Tapper, Smack-A-Troll, Beanbags, Darts, Hoop Shoot, Horseshoes, Lawn Darts, Ping Cup, Puck Bowling, QB Challenge, Shuffleboard, Skill Ball, and Trivia
I selected this one because it looks like several fun games for the kids like miniature golf and bumper pool, not to mention smack-a-troll (I'm guessing that's along the lines of the old favorite, Whack-a-Mole).
Other games looked like they would appeal to some of the seniors in the family like shuffleboard, horseshoes, and lawn darts (my grandpa used to have a set of those – sweet family memories). Plus the trivia game should be fun for all and hopefully even educational.
I'm personally looking forward to trying out the racquetball as that's been a family favorite for years but the fast-moving ball heading towards my glasses does scare me. Hopefully this will be a bit safer and still fun.
Summer Sports 2 was a bit more expensive, but looks great as well. Some of these Wii games for the kids include Football Toss, Archery, 10 pin (I think that's a bowling game) and 5 types of basketball fun – all sure to thrill the grandboys, especially – tho the grandgirls will love the archery as well.. It also has fun Wii games for the elderly among us like Bocce Ball, along with another version of Mini-golf and Shuffleboard.
I'll report back to you in a few weeks, after I've had a chance to test-drive them. But I checked out the reviews for each game carefully and these both got plenty of "thumbs-up." So hopefully these great-sounding Wii Valentine games (no pink in them, though, I'm afraid) will be big hits with our whole Sandwich Generation family, from the young grand kids on up to all of us boomers and seniors. How about you and your Valentine's Day surprises? Got any fun ideas to share with us? 🙂