When presented with the opportunity to review Hasbro Family Game Night 2, I was thrilled. I am a complete game addict - including board and card games, not to mention I and my family adore our Wii system. What a better way to combine all of these loves, in one, than with Family Game Night 2!
This is a sequel to the award-winning Family Game Night which included Reverse Yahtzee, Battleship Barrage and Boggle. In this second edition, players will be treated to Jenga, Pictureka!, Operation, Connect 4x4, Bop It! and Operation. Most are familiar with the board game editions of many, if not all, of these games and will be curious to see how they are transitioned over to the Wii system, at least this was my case.
Once receiving the game, my family and I popped it into the Wii Console, did a bit of browsing around the game, to familiarize ourselves with the different aspects, and then jumped right in to playing. Before I get into more detail about the games themselves, I want to mention that Family Game Night 2 has a couple of different playing options. The first is basic free play, where up to four players can just pick any of the games and play them, the second option is Family Game Show Mode. In Family Game Show Mode, players (up to four) take turns spinning a wheel, which contains the titles of all the games, in addition to a slot where a game will be randomly picked. Once the wheel stops on a game, players have the option to move the arrow one or two spaces, either ahead or back. The players are then instructed on the specific way the game is to be played - some are in turns, others are played at the same time. The winner of the game then moves around a board, which in turn lights up with that players color. The goal is to fill/win the most sections. In the end, there will be an award ceremony of sorts, complete with confetti and jiving.