When you have a family of gamers, you are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest games. We have a Playstation 4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and a Nintendo 3DS XL. Yes, we take this gaming thing seriously! Here are some of the newest games we have played and how we think they will level up game night at your house!
I received these titles for the purpose of this review. Affiliate links are below. All opinions are my own.
Story: RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm.
My thoughts: I was the guinea pig for this game. It looked interesting, and I love a good puzzle. After noticing the kinda ethereal vibe I had to be nosey and see if my suspicions were correct. I don't want to spoil it for you, google can do that, but my thinking was correct and this game includes a twist in the story I wasn't expecting.
Story: Get ready to race in NASCAR Heat 2. Stand-alone tracks include Eldora Speedway, and drivers and tracks from both the Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series are included as you hurtle along at top speed. A 40-player multiplayer option lets you race against numerous opponents in NASCAR Heat 2.
What we thought: The whole family got in on this game. We may even have had some trash talking going on! Single-Player or multi, everyone can put their driving skills where there mouths are in Nascar Heat 2. My son who is obsessed with all things cars, begs to play this one everyday. If you love racing games, this is a must for you. I also like that you have the ability to customize your car, hello hot pink!
Story: Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others on your, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.
What we thought: If you are looking for less complicated NBA game, NBA Playgrounds is for you. Unlock new playgrounds as you beat tournaments and gain new players you can use in each game. The trash talking from the in-game announcers makes me laugh. It definitely reminds me of watching playground games back in school!
The say-anything sequel. Play all new questions or make your own!
Trivia Murder Party (1-8 players)
A deadly quiz show where you match wits with a trivia-obsessed killer.
Guesspionage (2-8 players)
The brain-battering data-mining guessing game.
Tee K.O. (3-8 players)
The t-shirt slugfest where you battle your custom t-shirts to the death!
Fakin’ It (3-6 players)
One of your friends has something to hide in this sneaky game for tricksters.
What we thought: This game is rated T for Teen. There are family friendly settings for most of the games, but I would recommend this one for teens and up. Or, at least give each game a go before letting the younger ones play. I really like that you can play using your phones, tablets, or computers. Which means, no extra controllers needed! We have extra controllers, but not 7 of them!
Get these games today!
I received these titles for the purpose of this review. Affiliate links are being used. All opinions are my own.
So many games, so little time. Our boys enjoy the sports game the most.
We have an XBox so I’m glad you included what platforms are available for each game. My husband loves car games, and I’m more of an action-adventure-strategy kind of person, and it really interested me the Jackbox Party Pack just because of Fakin’ It, sounds so fun!
Cool games. My son says I cannot play games anymore because I ask too many questions…lol Guess it is back to board games for me.
My other half is a huge gamer and he will play more or less everything and anything that takes his fancy, I’m not sure though if he has tried these I am going to mention them to him.
My son is big on video games here! He also has a Nintendo, a PS4, and a Xbox. He plays a variety of games! I don’t have as much time to play as I’d like.
My nephews would love all these games. I like the fact that they are rated teen, but like all games. I like to give them a play, before giving them to him.
Perfect post for Christmas. Games a huge at my house. I find my husband and sons playing every night!
I usually play with PS4. I’ll check if we have these games as well. Nascar looks fun to play!
I’ll share this with my younger brother! He’s so into online games though . His favorite is this game dota!
I am not much of a gamer, but my kids absolutely love Minecraft. They’ll be really excited about the new season. Thanks for the review.
how fun is this! my siblings and i used to play games like this all the time when we were kids. i dont have a gaming system in my house but i always wonder if i would get one for our future kids.
How much fun is this!? YES! I love playing games like this with the kids. I am willing to bet this would make Family game night even more fun!
Angela Ricardo Bethea
I’ve never been good with that kind of games but that looks like fun. It would be nice to play together with your kids or husband as a way to spend time together.
Wonderful games! Right now, none of our consoles are working, but when they do, this looks like some family fun!
My son is a gamer. He asked for a gaming computer for his 8th birthday…..and he wanted all of the bells and whistles. He an my hubby paly together a lot. I jump in every now and again.
Am not so familiar with games but my brother does. Forwarding this post to him via whatsapp!
It’s amazing how much the gaming industry has evolved. I only have an old Nintendo Wii at home and I never played any ambitious games on it. I stick to the fitness ones, haha.
So many new games! My son isn’t quite old enough to be in to video games, but I’m sure those days will be coming!! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve heard this was fun. We have an Xbox 360. I guess it’s time to upgrade!
All of these games look like they are so much fun! My kids would love to be able to play them.
These look like games my 12 yr old nephew would play. Playgrounds would be more of his thing he isa super basketball fan.
Well, my son is too young for this (I don’t approve toddler gaming). But I surely love games. Amazing list you shared!
I have a family friend’s son who is a fan of Minecraft and I wonder if he’s playing this now.
Love seeing new games nowadays that kids are enjoying.
-Gerome of G&D Blog
I used to be a gamer before I had my son. Once I had him I stopped playing as there is no time. I also prefer playing sims on my computer while my husband plays on one of the game systems.
Cool games! My nephew loves playing games on Xbox so I am going to share it with him…I am sure he’ll love it 🙂
As a gamer myself, I bet I’ll take up one of these games one of these days! Thanks for sharing.