Category Archives: Games

Thank You For My Gift Nintendo

I have to apologise to Nintendo, they sent me a wonderful Christmas gift which I was going to tell you all out in December but we were all so ill that I never got around to it.

Do you want to see what they sent me?


Yes its a Nintendo 2DS in red which is rather lovely. The strange thing is about a week before they sent it to me I was at my dads going through boxes in the loft and found me and my sisters old Game Boy Colour and the original DS. Looking back we really are a Nintendo family. We had an original Game boy when we were younger than moved onto the Game Boy Colour. Both me and my sister had DS Lites and we own Wii’s.

Anyway when this arrived I was very excited as my DS Lite has died on me and I do love a little bit of gaming. They also sent me a code for the new Animal Crossing New Leaf which I actually knew how to play as I has it on my DS Lite.

The first thing I noticed is the 2DS is fixed unlike the old DS Lites or the new 3DS which can be closed. Which reminds me I need a case for it!

I had to charge it before I could have a play so I waited until the children were asleep. It powered up straight away and was really easy to navigate.

It has two screens which I rather like and the menus are easy to get in and out of. You can use the button or the stylus.

Even though its large its comfortable to hold.

It comes with some Augmented reality games which are really fun.

What I really like about this is that you can either buy the came cartridges or download the games form the Nintendo Shop. I was sent a code for the Animal Crossing New Leaf and it was so simple to do.

Nintendo 2DS White & Red Console: Bundle includes Animal Crossing New Leaf

I have also treated myself to Mario Bros 2 as I love that game and it was under £5. They have a great back catalogue of old games.

Animal Crossing New Leaf is a great game. You become the mayor of your own town and can build houses, go fishing etc. You can have multiple towns so each person in your family can play their own game.

I haven’t introduced BG to the 2DS yet as I need to find a game for her to play. At 5 years old I think she’s a bit young for animal crossing she would get bored to easily. If you can recommend a good game let me know.

Other features I like are:

  • The Sleep Button
  • Clear Screen
  • Can play DS and 3DS games on it
  • Comes with memory card

I really like the 2DS and if you are looking for a game console for yourself or as a gift then I don’t think you can go wrong with a Nintendo 2DS.

The 2DS costs £109.99 and you can get bundles for £109.98 from the Nintendo Store.

Thumbs Ups


A Sneak Peek at the New Moshi Monster Game Katsuma Unleashed & A Chance to Win a Copy

Lots of exciting news tonight! We have been asked to be Moshi Monster Bloggers, BG is very excited.

Official Moshi Monsters Blogger Badge

Over the next year we will be bringing you Moshi Monster news, reviews and giveaways.

We shall start will a sneak peek of their new game Katsuma Unleashed.

Doesn’t that look cool!! Now would you like to win a copy?


I have one copy of the Katsuma Unleashed for the Nintendo DS.

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

Good Luck!

Closing Date 4th October 2013

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Review:I Can Chatting with Children

I Can Chatting with Children

The third in the series of Early Talkers, this lovely pack provides parents and practitioners with 30 engaging activity cards to help develop young children’s communication skills. Comes with top tips and planning guide

Price:  £12.99

Available from:

Suitable from: 3 to 5 Years old

Initial Reaction: Lovely bright cards with games and talking points to engage your child and help develop their communication skills.


  • Easy to use
  • Bright and colourful cards to help engage your child
  • Great tips for helping to them to communicate
  • You can do a little or as much as you like with them
  • Makes learning fun


  • Non I can see

Value for money?  Yes

Overall Reaction:   BG enjoys using these cards we just do one every now and then and its really helped with her communication. A great resource to have at home.

Any parent with a question or concern about their child’s communication can contact the I CAN Help Enquiry Service for a call or email from a speech and language therapist – visit


Jewell Quest Mysteries: The Seventh Gate PC Game

Jewell Quest Mysteries: The Seventh Gate PC Game

Price: £10.10

Available from: Aventquest

Initial impression:   I hadn’t played at PC game for years so was interested to see if they were still fun to play.  I love hidden object games. Continue reading

Cars 2 AppMATes

Cars 2 AppMATesDisney Pixar Cars 2 AppMATes - Mater and Finn

Price:  £20

Available from:  Disney Store

Suitable from: 4+

Initial Reaction:  You use your ipad as a racing board, I was worried the cars would scratch the screen but they didn’t.

You download the free app from itunes and then use the two cars it comes with to race, explore and complete missions. The cars has sensors on them that interact with the ipad app, its all very clever and my OH was very excited about trying it out. Continue reading

Dora’s Big Birthday Game

Price:  £5.10

Available from: Aventquest

Suitable from: Age 2 – 5 years

Initial Reaction:  BG was very excited to see a Dora game. I was interested to see how she got on with a PC game Continue reading

Jumbo Connect 4

Product: Jumbo Connect 4 

Price:  £99.00

Available from:   Garden Games

Suitable from:   No age specified.

Score out of 5:  5/5

Initial Reaction: Smaller than I thought it would be. Continue reading