Holiday Gift Favorites: Gaming Edition

We are a family of gamers – plain and simple. And if I’m being honest with you…. I’m the Queen bee. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I just knew that I would mold little gamers and introduce them to the world of RPG and beyond. ūüôā

The holidays are upon us and if you have little games living under your roof, I have a few great options for you to consider.


Nintendo 3DS XL


Mario Party Star Rush Рreleases Dec 2nd

Think fast and have a blast with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad and more in Mario Party Star Rush! The game features seven modes, including Toad Scramble, a mode with open maps to push your strategy, fast-paced mini-game gantlet Coinathon or Mario Shuffle, in which players maneuver three pieces to their opponent’s side of the board. In Toad Scramble, everyone plays as a Toad, but Mushroom Kingdom allies are waiting around the board to team up and take down bosses in mini-games. The game is also compatible with the Super Mario series amiibo figures. The game was released alongside seven new amiibo for purchase separately, including Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo.


Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Nintendo is celebrating 20 years since the launch of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green in Japan and the next era of Pokémon games is almost here! Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are coming out for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family in holiday 2016, with a new world, new Pokémon, and new adventures to discover!


Super Mario Maker

Now Nintendo 3DS owners will have access to a near-unlimited wealth of Super Mario courses to play! In Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, plays can also create courses with nearly all the tools available in the original Wii U version, along with interactive lessons. In a feature unique to the Nintendo 3DS version, friends who each have their own game and system can collaborate on level designs by sharing them with one another locally before they’re complete. While courses can’t be shared online, players can connect to the internet to download and play select courses from the Wii U version. Additionally, the game includes 100 Nintendo-designed courses with new challenges, like collecting every coin or defeating all enemies.


Destiny – The Collection contains every release from the award-winning first-person shooter franchise to date. It’s a great way for Guardians to embark on journeys they may have missed, as well as a perfect starting point for new players who want to join the Destiny community. It includes: Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves, The Taken King, and the newest adventure, Rise of Iron. It also includes a character boost to send you immediately into the battle.

Destiny brings you into a bold world of action and adventure where you are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth wielding incredible powers. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system as you immerse yourself in a cinematic single-player campaign. Join up with friends in three or six player co-op activities. Spar with your fellow players in a variety of competitive multiplayer modes. Upgrade your character to create a powerful hero as unique as yourself. Become Legend.


Skylanders Imaginators 

Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands’ greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.



Clash on the battlefields of tomorrow and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Take your place in Overwatch. The world needs heroes.


Just Dance 2017

Gather your friends and family: the newest installment of the world’s most popular dance game is here! There’s no need for Kinect; just get the free Just Dance Controller app and get dancing. Bust a move and get down with the hottest songs of the year, including new and classic tracks like ‚ÄúLet Me Love You,‚ÄĚ by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber,* “Into You,” by Ariana Grande, “Cheap Thrills,” by Sia ft. Sean Paul, “Lean On,” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MO, “Can’t Feel My Face,” by The Weeknd, and many more!


FIFA 2017

For the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play on any club in the premier league, for authentic managers and alongside some of the best players on the planet. Experience brand new worlds in FIFA 17, all while navigating your way through the emotional highs and lows of The Journey.


Lego Dimensions – Fantastic Beasts Story Pack

Take your adventure into the wizarding world with the all-new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack! Play the complete movie and help Newt Scamander find his escaped magical creatures in New York City across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. Use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos, and interact with creatures like the Niffler, Swooping Evil, Bowtruckle and more. You can even build the Niffler and then rebuild it into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture.

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  1. my brother is OBSESSED with video games! this is so perfect…. I had no idea what to get him!

    Posted 11.22.16
  2. Elizabeth O. wrote:

    That nintendo 3ds is on my daughter’s wishlist! It’s definitely something that I’d like to get her this Christmas!

    Posted 11.23.16
  3. Oh fun! My kids love their 3DSes!

    Posted 11.23.16
  4. rosey wrote:

    I need to pick up a new Mario game. My son wants a T game this year, some skateboarding game, but it has drug references in it according to the label so I can’t. I don’t know why they have to junk up a good game with garbage. hese sound good! Hurrah for the holiday shopping season, which is now official!

    Posted 11.25.16

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