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  • Summary: Join your host MR. POTATO HEAD for fun and games with family and friends including: BATTLESHIP, YAHTZEE, BOGGLE, CONNECT FOUR, SORRY! and the all new, SORRY! Sliders. With the HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT digital experience, families can enjoy familiar classic Hasbro board games or throw in a fun spin with new versions like CONNECT FOUR Power Chips, BOGGLE Portal Cubes, Reverse YAHTZEE and BATTLESHIP Barrage – which add fresh dimensions and challenges to these legendary favorites. Play with up to four people in YAHTZEE, BOGGLE, SORRY! and SORRY! Sliders or up to two players in CONNECT FOUR and BATTLESHIP. Players can deck out their very own distinctive digital game room in HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT by choosing a setting and adding earned trophies, cool furniture and decorations all themed to their favorite games. Not only can players customize where they play, but also how they play. HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT features a party mode that gives players the option to build a custom party game by choosing their desired game(s), number of players and setting a time limit. Party mode mini-game challenges include Match the Pattern, Shake for Words and Bomb Run. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. All in all Hasbro Family Game Night is not without niggles and annoyances, but it still represents decent value given the cost of the physical games and there are a number of nice touches to keep your interest, such as the unlockable items and customisable game room.
  2. Game Night is definitely the way to go if you don't own the original games, or if you're too lazy to drag them out of the closet.
  3. Hasbro Family Game Night is a great collection of well-translated board games that makes for a fun night in with your family and friends. None of the six games are stinkers and one or two of them are even arguably better than their board-based equivalents (Battleships and Boggle, take a bow).
  4. Overall, this does everything you'd want it to (and no more). [Feb 2009, p.86]
  5. Here I sit on a cold December night in 21st century Britain. I am a 31 year-old woman. I have a degree. I am playing virtual Yahtzee with a computer-generated version of Mr Potato Head. I feel sick.
  6. Hasbro Family Game Night is a solid performer in the party genre. What it lacks in madness and addictive mini-games, it overcomes by providing good, informative, challenging and traditional entertainment.
  7. This isn't necessarily a bad game per se, but it's simply uninspiring. The content is meager and what's in here doesn't really do it's job particularly well. There are a lot of minigame collections on the Wii that offer you a whole lot better content than this.

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  1. PaulS
    Feb 2, 2009
    4
    Not too bad a game, but completely uninspiring. not sure what age range this si for, kids found the controls too difficult, and Grandparents found the game to complex to follow. Gave up after 30 mins which is a pity. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    4
    In my opinion Hasbro Family Game Night in a Wii format fails for one basic reason: Human beings don't want to wrestle with technology or be focused on a screen when they're trying to socialize. As a board game inventor since 2000, I have often wrestled with the difficult question of technology vs. old-fashioned live, in person party games. It's interesting how many people have asked me to create online or computer games. My reaction has always been a resounding NO! It defeats the entire purpose. The reason I am so addicted to creating and playing party games is because the experience I seek involves live human interaction. And the last thing I want to do when I'm relaxing and socializing is look at a screen. After discovering Hasbro Game Night 3, I can't help but think I've been vindicated. Meanwhile, I have come up with my own solution for using technology and old-fashioned games. I've done something much more creative and useful than Hasbro ever thought to do.

    The solution is the website www.MonkeyLoungeGames.com. In a nutshell, our site offers unlimited access to hundreds of on-demand party games for $3 a month. So there is the value: lots of choices, customizable, instant, and inexpensive. Here are the website features. * Hundreds of games * Thousands of cards * New cards added each month
    * A simple scoring system so lots of different games can be played together * Customizable * Get your games in minutes You get your games by printing PDFS from the computer, or (coming soon) on your iPhone or iPad. After all, you only need the cards to enjoy a good party game. It will be interesting to find out if we've finally solved the inherent incompatability of technology and playing with other human beings in person. Cheers.
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