New Technology for Kids and Families - December 2009
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Family Fun Football (Tecmo, $29.99) is a great way for kids and parents to learn and play the game of football. There are mini games for halftime, but the football action is the draw-up to four people can play. 2KPlay offers Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ($39.99) with 40 circus games, including juggling and acrobatics. Wii Sports Resort Nintendo, comes with a Wii MotionPlus so you can compete in archery, basketball, and golf, and cycle, canoe and wakeboard. $49.99
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box boasts 150 brainteasers, riddle and logic games. After you solve the central mystery, you can download bonus puzzles. There are also puzzles in Mario & LuigiTM: Bowser's Inside Story and two stories that players follow through. Tween girls will like the fashion play in Style Savvy, where they become clothing boutique owners, building an inventory and putting together outfits for customers. All DS games are $29.99 from Nintendo.
The Winter Olympics
Can't get to Vancouver? Play Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the SEGA game, where you compete in figure skating, bobsled and downhill skiing. $49.99