My favorite game is also a fun way to get in some exercise. Just Dance!! This game is an absolute riot. The first few times we played, all we could do was laugh.
First, you pick a song from the list of available songs (they have some good ones like Ring My Bell, Satisfaction, and more recent ones from Katy Perry and Britney Spears). I should mention that these are the actual songs sung by the actual artists, no re-makes a la Kids Bop. A computerized "dancer" appears on the screen with four bars behind them - you can have up to four players on this game. You mimic the dancer's moves while holding the Wii-mote in your right hand. For every move you do correctly, your bar starts to fill with color. The person with the most filled bar comes in first. Then it's time to pick another song and repeat. Scores are tallied at the end of each song so you can see your cumulative results.
After the first song, you'll be breaking a sweat too.
And, even better, Just Dance 2 comes out on October 12th. Yup, I pre-ordered and can't wait to get it.
Some pics from our last dance off (oh yea, I totally kicked their butts too). My kids had to ask "Mom, can we stop playing NOW?"
My kitchen isn't the only thing in this house dating back to the 50's. This is our funky wood-paneled basement, hangout, workout room, Wii gaming area, kids' play room, etc. There is also a funky bar area down here too that I'm pretty sure was built by the prior owner. It definitely looks like a "home job," complete with a huge mirror (which does come in very hand for my workouts) and little alcoves to put all your chotchkies and/or bowling trophies in. LOL
Do you have any fun video games that your family enjoys playing together?