During this period of containment, Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, has enjoyed immense success. It is quite possible that your child plays with it regularly.
So we have put together a list of games that we particularly like and which can make a great gift idea for your child. Some of these games are currently offered at a discount of up to 60%.
1) Yoshi's Crafted World ($49, a 40% discount)
Who does not know Yoshi, this friendly character from the environment of Mario Bros. In this original looking game, your child explores attractive and colorful environments in order to reach the finish line. A concept of double-sided levels makes the gameplay interesting and very challenging.
2) Mario Tennis Aces ($49, a 40% discount)
This is the ultimate sports game to have fun with your children. Use the Switch controller to hit the tennis ball virtually like a racket. Your child, regardless of age, will have fun!
3) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ($49)
This original puzzle-style game promises hours of fun as you complete each level with increasing difficulty. A colorful and imaginative game for everyone.
4) Splatoon 2 ($49, a 40% discount)
A shooter for ages 10 and up, Splatoon 2 is more popular because it allows people to play online with others. By using color to determine their territory, your child will develop their reflexes!
5) Minecraft ($29)
Another very popular game, which will appeal to slightly older children. This game allows you to develop your creative spirit in the Lego way by building virtual structures in a world full of surprises.
6) Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle ($29, 60% discount, 10 years +)
A game created by Ubisoft including a mix of Rabbids and Mario Bros. This strategy game will require reflection to face the situations offered and is recommended for children aged 10 and over. At less than $30, this game is currently a great deal.
7) The Lego Movie 2 Videogame ($29, 10yrs +)
For young fans of Lego and the latest movie in the name, this game offers the exploration of magical Lego worlds. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Monopoly was our quintessential family game when "little". In fact, the popular board game is relatively complex for young children. So it was a little older that we were playing.
But did you know that there is a "Junior" version for ages 5 and up? This is a significantly reduced version of the standard version. Thus, 2 to 4 players (children with or without adults) share the game board of 24 squares. The currency (Monopoly dollars) is simply denominations of $1. Have you come across the Pizzaria? The purchase price is $1. Are you buying Promenade? Get out your big $5!
Also, the concept of houses/hotels has been simplified. So, when buying land, we just need to deposit a token representing our pawn. When a player stops on our land, the amount of the invoice is the same as the purchase price. Ouch! This ensures that the games end quickly and last about twenty minutes.
Only “Chance” cards exist to enhance the game and sometimes help the less fortunate. But beware: it is still possible to fall on the “Prison” box!
We tried Monopoly Junior with a 4 year old and he quickly understood the rules. So don't hesitate to introduce your child to the interesting concepts that this game offers. It makes a great family activity and the game costs around $20.
This game exists in different themes: regular, Frozen, Disney Princess, etc. A good gift idea at a low price. This game is one of our favorites!
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