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    Both of my kids love to play the Wii. They would play it 24/7 if allowed. We limit playing time to about 45 min. a day or they would do nothing else. I prefer the games that require activity on the part if the player or where some strategy or brain function is required to play. Games that I like that we have are Sports Resort, Play, Ski, Fit, and Music. My kids like Lego Star Wars and Mario Kart. That's pretty much all they want to play. Is their a middle ground here so that we can all be happy?

    I havn't bought a Wii game since last year. I would like to get them each a game for Christmas but I am overwhelmed with the selection, ratings and reviews. So, I thought my friends here would be able to steer me in the right direction. What games do you AND your kids like?
    ​​~ DD-13 homeschooled
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    A game that we play almost exclusively is The Beatles RockBand. We have it for the PS3, but I'm sure it was available for the Wii too because my DH and I couldn't decide which system it would be better for. I know it's not active (just drumming,playing guitar, and singing), but we have a blast with it.
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    My 6 yo just requested Sim City creator. I think it's a little educational because they get to build up their city, plan for energy sources, water proximity, commercial property, etc.

    My kids don't play it too much anymore.
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    My kids go through stages of Wii-love where they have a new game or rediscover an old one and suddenly want to play 24/7. Then they burn themselves out on it and I don't see it on for weeks.

    You've already named the games that have been good for family and together play though - the Fit, Wii Party, Mario Kart, Sports Resort stuff. My boys also have really liked Playground and all the Lego games. They enjoyed Super Monkey Ball okay. And they were obsessed for a good long while with A Boy and his Blob, but it's not good for together play at all - in fact, you can only save one game at a time, so that was actually sort of annoying... or would be if my boys didn't seem to work in freakish tandem when they play the Wii.
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    Just Dance - I love the 1st one and we are getting him the 3rd for Xmas too. He requested Mario Kart last year, which is fun. He plays his cousins (across the country) thru some online option thingy. And Harry Potter is his request for this year. He is likely getting Harry Potter from his grandparents - but it is problem solving and puzzles from what I hear. I guess I can be ok with that LOL

    We have the Fit and Resort too - love those. I especially love the Fit. Gets him moving while he thinks he's playing. Plus we can interact and play together - which is another reason I love the Just Dance ones. We'd played the 2nd one at friends houses, but the songs are not as good as the first and the new one.
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    My kids go through stages of Wii-love where they have a new game or rediscover an old one and suddenly want to play 24/7. Then they burn themselves out on it and I don't see it on for weeks.
    This is my DS too. Although he can talk about Mario Kart all day long, he actually doesn't usually play that much.

    In addition to what everyone else has mentioned, we also like Winter Sports. He just tried the 2012 London Summer Olympics game and immediately put it on his wish list along with some British car racing game so I guess that was a winner. I had no luck with figuring out the games at all, though.

    Last weekend after a big snow DS took his skis out and showed us moves he'd learned on Winter Sports. They actually translated well to real life and helped improve his strategy for getting down small hills gracefully. Who knew the wii could be so practical? lol
    Mama to one son (12)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    My kids go through stages of Wii-love where they have a new game or rediscover an old one and suddenly want to play 24/7. Then they burn themselves out on it and I don't see it on for weeks.
    My son is like this too. Little DD doesn't really play at all though we bought her the Smurfs Dance Party and Dora Snow Princess.

    DS likes Mario (not cart just regular), Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. Right now he's on a real Sonic Unleashed kick (which I did not realize was rated E10+, I guess for a little cartoon violence, we didn't buy it my parents did). He also likes a Spongebob drawing game that uses a drawing pad thing.

    He's getting Mario Galaxy and Kirby for Christmas and has recently mentioned the Chipmunks dance game.
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    Marcia, are you familiar with NutWiiSystem? The owner reviews Wii fitness games based on both the quality of the workout and the level of fun it generates, figuring if you're having fun you'll want to use it more often.

    I just bought a Wii -- literally, like day before yesterday. I don't have a TV to hook it up to and won't until sometime next year when we finish remodeling the den, but I wanted one of the Kart bundles and not the new bundles they brought out for Christmas. I've been using the site above to plan out what games to eventually buy. Based on his recommendations I will be getting Dance Central 3 and Wii Fit Plus eventually, but the first game I buy will be will be Active Life Explorer where the players run and jump their way through a series of Indiana Jones-style adventures, including stopping a runaway train, catching a bandit on horseback, and running across a falling bridge. That ought to hold their attention for a while!
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    Thank you all for the great responses. You have saved me hours of research!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crabby Lioness View Post
    Marcia, are you familiar with NutWiiSystem? The owner reviews Wii fitness games based on both the quality of the workout and the level of fun it generates, figuring if you're having fun you'll want to use it more often.
    I am not familiar with this site. I am off to check it out. Thanks!
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    ~ DS-17 formerly homeschooled, now attending private school

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