Skylanders has been a favorite at our home since the first version came out. Hours of fun have been had by our family (yes, even Mom). The first version was the most difficult, but then Skylanders hit it’s stride with the second version being more fun and entertaining. That vibe continued in future versions. Our kids couldn’t get enough! One of the pros of this game is that it allows you to choose a difficulty level so that anyone can play and have fun. One of the cons is definitely the cost, if your kids want every figure and accessory. Thankfully, that isn’t necessary to play the game, and you can complete it with everything that comes in the starter pack. Extra characters and accessories allow you to do extra challenges, but again, you choose what you want to buy and what you don’t. The most current Skylanders game is Skylanders Imaginators, which allows players to create their own Skylanders characters.
Pokémon Alpha Saphire 3DS
When it comes to 3DS games, Pokémon is the clear winner. Kids love to collect the cards, but playing the game on the Nintendo, ads an extra kind of fun. And the kids are actually happy to talk to each other about their game accomplishments.
Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokémon Trainer. As you catch, battle, and train a variety of Pokémon, you’ll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokémon from regions near and far while and uncover the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre!
Super Smash Bros. 3DS
Battle it out as Nintendo’s greatest heroes and villains—at home or anywhere on the Nintendo 3DS system! Smash rivals off the stage with epic moves, then beef up your fighters with customizations and equipment. Find fun extras faster by beating hordes of classic enemies in Smash Run and mastering mini-games. Now you’ll never have to stop smashing!
Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box! Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!
Mario Kart 8 Wii U
Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using Mario Kart TV. Returning features include 12-player online play, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings.
LEGO: Marvel’s Avengers
Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a brand new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and the smash hit sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as playable content based on additional Marvel blockbusters, including Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Play as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in their quest to save the world.