For many of us who grew up with Nintendo or even Atari, the video game has never truly gone out of style. I can remember playing IntelliVision with my family for an entertaining weekend so many decades ago. With today’s technological advancements in live-action video games, the Wii is a perfect way to keep your adult guests entertained and active. From the strategy game, to the sports tournament, there is something for every level of gamer in your group within the Wii’s arsenal. It may be hard to pick your poison, but it is easy to keep the party going with the Wii. The Wii isn’t just for your son or daughter; it is designed to entertain everyone, including 30-something’s.
A great idea for your party is to add a theme to it with the corresponding Wii Game, such as a bowling or sport night using the Wii Play or another popular title you can rent or pick up at your local store. One very fun game which has lots of sport events included in it is “Big League Sports” from Activision and Kool Haus Games. This game includes 22 different events, including basketball, tennis, soccer, hockey, football and more. The easiest of these sports being tennis thanks to the limited movements you really have to do in the game play. Many have found that you can actually play tennis on the Wii sitting down. While it may not be the best you can play, it truly makes it one of the easiest games in the lineup. You have the option of playing one game at a time or a full tourney. If you are designing your party around the sports game, a tourney is the way to keep everyone involved and entertained.
If you are looking to make your party guests think more than sweat, there always is “You Don’t Know Jack” by Jellyvision Games. This game is designed to make your brain hurt, many of the questions are cryptic at best and require you to actually pause and contemplate your answers so you can beat your friends. While this game has many subjects, in order to unlock them you must play the lower level ones and some-what win. This game has been around for some time, starting as a PC based game and moving to the consoles. YDKJ is still a classic fun time for adults, even if the game has a rating for teens on it.
While board games are still a great time, the Wii’s version of party classics can serve your friends a challenge they may enjoy. “Jenga” is found in the “Hasbro Family Game Night 2” offering by Electronic Arts. The game looks just like the typical wood tower you construct on your coffee table, however it is a little bit harder to get the pieces out, making it a level playing field for those who usually have trouble playing this strategy and nerves game. When our party first tried to play “Jenga” there was some confusion as to how the blocks get pulled, but after finding a YouTube video on how to play the Wii version it helped make clear the way you pull the blocks. Once that was common knowledge, the game became more entertaining and a whole lot of fun for everyone. It seems the directions are very vague, and our attention span was fractional at best when it came to someone trying to explain their interpretation.
Considering there are more than 800 titles the Wii has to offer, you can definitely find something to help keep your friends entertained and involved. The sports games are a great starter for the active players, but strategy and puzzle games make a perfect ice breaker for the group. While classic board games on the Wii are much easier to clean up and you don’t have to worry about losing pieces. There truly is something for everyone in the Wii’s game offerings to make your party a success and keep everyone wanting to come back. Take a look at the Official Wii page by clicking this link for more information on the games listed here, and for the full catalog of Wii games click here.