17 November 2009

It's Gonna Be a Gaming Christmas

Yes, I know there hasn't been much activity on this blog. My kids will rush to tell you that it is all my fault. They are always willing to play games with me, but I've been giving more attention to my book blog by reading and reviewing books. Also, the kids have more homework this year than they've gotten in the past. I can't exactly pull them away from their schoolwork to play games, can I?

Anyway, my husband and I have taken steps toward making this a gaming Christmas. I bought a copy of Pictureka and Clue: Secrets and Spies when Toys R Us had a sale at the beginning of November. The kids have also asked for other board games like Zombie Fluxx, so I will be going through our game shelf to see what we want to discard to make room. I won't feel too bad about it because most of the games were used when I bought them and are a little worse for wear now. There's not a collectible in the bunch :-).

In the video game realm, we hit the pawn shop and bought a PS2 and a Wii. I know that the PS2 is a last-gen console, but we have plenty of PS1 and PS2 games that the kids still like to play. Also, I've seen a few great deals on PS2 games that are still new in the box, such as Dance Dance Revolution with the dance pad for $17. As for the Wii, the kids and I have wanted one for a while, but we couldn't sway ABM until he saw all the active games that came with it. We think it will be a good option for the summer when it is 99 degrees and too hot to run around outside.

Anyone have any suggestions for inexpensive PS2, DS, or Wii games? When I say "inexpensive", I really mean "dirt cheap". I'm talking older games that are still fun that you can find on clearance for under $20. My kids don't play shmups, but any other suggestion is welcome

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