If you're bored with movies and looking for a fun activity for family night, maybe you should consider getting a Wii. Or maybe you already have a Wii but you're not sure how to make it fun for the whole family? Never fear! Here is a list of ten family-friendly games that are sure to keep everyone from 5 to 75 having family fun for hours. Each game is rated E for everyone and allows multi-player game-play.
1. Hasbro Family Game Night ($39.99) What family game night list would be complete without a game of the same name? This game was designed for social activities and offers you the Wii version of your favorite boardgames. Two to Four players can play, depending on the game, and you've got classics such as Battleship, Connect Four, Yahtzee, Boggle, and Sorry. There are some new twists on some old games as well. You can even decorate your own digital Wii living room.
2. Hasbro Family Game Night 2 ($39.99) The sequel to first game, this one offers even more fun as a virtual Mr. Potato Head hosts even more traditional games. Play Operation, Jenga, Bop-It, Connect 4x4 and Pictureka and collect pieces of the "Golden Potato" as you win. As you continue to win, you'll unlock new themes and the ability to customize your Mr. Potato Head host.
3. Wii Sports Resort ($49.99) Spend your family fun night on a tropical island where your Mii will take part in a wide range of sports and activities. Sword Play, Table Tennis, Bowling, Archery, Biking, and Power Cruising are just a few of the games you'll play. Throw a disc to an adorable little Mii-like dog or jump out of an airplane. There are tons of different activities to try! Some games require the Wii Motion Plus accessory.
4. Family Feud: 2010 Edition ($39.99) Just like the TV show, you'll try to come up with the most popular responses to survey questions! Customize your own characters and walk on to a realistic set. The game features text entry assistance, spell check, predictive text, and concept grouping so you get credit for a not-quite-right-but-close-enough answer.
5. Carnival Games ($29.99) If your family likes carnival games, you can spend endless hours in your living room playing them with this game! Test your strength and your aim, or try to soak an obnoxious loud mouth in the Dunk Tank. Play Lucky Cups, Nerves of Steel, Hoops, Day at the Races and more. There are 25 games to choose from! You can even learn your future at the Great Swami machine and win more than 250 prizes.
6. Monopoly ($29.99) If you think this Wii version is just like the capitalist board game, you're wrong. It's even better! The game combines the original version and the new World Edition of the game with all the virtual fun of video games. Play the old-fashioned way or play various mini games, either way, the whole family can trade properties and own hotels in this fun classic.
7. Monsters vs. Aliens ($39.99) A battle is about to erupt and the fate of the planet is in your hands as Dreamworks animations come to life on your TV. The characters, voiced by Reese Witherspoon, Will Arnett, Seth Rogan and Rainn Wilson are just like those in the movie, something that is sure to captivate your kids. Play as one of several monsters as you fight against the alien invaders, using unique powers. Explore locations from the film and beyond.
8. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel ($49.99) This game plays great with the new Wii Wheel that comes with it, or you can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuck for a more classic control style. Whichever way you decide to play, you'll explore brand new tracks and arenas, tour classic tracks, perform tricks such jumps, flips, and wheelies, and more! Also, you can play as one of the classic Nintendo characters or as your own personalized Mii.
9. Mario Party 8 ($49.99) There's always a party when Mario and friends are involved! Mario Party 8 features tons of new mini games. Shoot at Boos in a haunted house, punch a statue to pieces, enter a cake decorating competition, say the right answers in game show challenges and so much more!
10. EA Playground ($19.99) Ever wish you could return to the playground to play your favorite childhood games? Now you can! This game allows you to play dodgeball, tetherball, wall ball, kicks, slot car racing, paper racers, and dart shootout. Collect marbles and stickers, encounter the not-so-friendly playground bosses, and discover mini-games as you go!