In the old days, families would gather around the table to play a nice game of Monopoly or Life—maybe even a card game. They would play games that educate you—helping you with spelling (Scrabble) or math (Dominos). But in our family, we gather around the coffee table, which is in front of the TV and we play Super Smash Bros for WiiU.
It was a Christmas present for me. But, the kids have grown to love playing 8 player smash, though we actually just use 6 slots. The fun is such that even our four year old, Jenny, can play. She actually won a game tonight when we were playing with just me, her, and Will. Jenny typically likes to pick the game board to play on—whether it is the boxing mat, the Mario Galaxy, or the Donkey Kong scaffolding. The other kids enjoy picking new characters to play with. Monica has become fond of the WiiFit trainer. At first, you wouldn’t think that the WiiFit trainer has much to offer, but Monica wins nearly every game. I have gotten to enjoy simply using Mario. The kids bounce around from character to character to suit their mood.
The game has actually become very enjoyable for the family, we can sit together and laugh and joke as we fight our characters against one another. Unfortunately, the kids are getting better and better—but with that, the enjoyment for everyone is increasing. There are few games that we can all sit around and play. But, Super Smash Bros. is one game that everyone enjoys and everyone can play each other. If you have a WiiU, it is definitely a must play game…for the whole family.