Excerpt: I really enjoy getting to play, and review games like Hasbro Family Game Night 2 on the Wii. This family friendly title contains Operation, Jenga, Connect 4x4, Bop It, and Pictureka. All of these translation easily to the Wii. In fact games like Jenga are easier to play on the Wii than in real life (editor: have you ever tried to put the tower back together).
Excerpt: When Hasbro Family Game Night was released last year, I thought it was a nice collection of famous Hasbro games, with the classic rules intact along with some alternative ways to play each game. This sequel follows the template of the original, although EA didn’t stop there. In Volume 2 we once again get a set of six games, amongst these are two variations of Connect 4 (the original and 4×4), Operation, Jenga, Bop it, and Pictureka.
Conclusion: Some parents with kids who really like board games and video games may find some value in this one-the whole package is only $40-but I would wager the number of children that want to play with a virtual Bop It! is probably pretty low. For those few that are gung-ho about their virtual board games may appreciate the high-quality presentation here, but for everyone else, you're not missing really anything by simply dusting off your physical board games.
Collection of not-so-famous board games is fun for groups.
Common Sense Media
13 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Hasbro Family Game Night 2 is a collection of virtual board games here are far more focused on speed and dexterity than the strategy games that made up the original Hasbro Family Game Night . It makes this sequel far more like a traditional video game than a board game. The games are generally faster and a bit more hectic, but still fun. Depending on your kids, this could be either a positive change or a negative one.
Excerpt: Hello, and welcome to Hasbro Family Game Night… 2 ! There’s not a whole lot to say; it's a collection of five Hasbro board games: Connect 4x4, Bop it!, Operation, Jenga, and Pictureka. In the transition to the video game format, many of these games have changed drastically, and barely resemble the board games on which they are based. On the one hand, this is a video game; on the other, it’s trying to resemble and stay true to the board games.
Excerpt: Ah, those great family nights, mocking and taunting each other, laughing and playing a board game. The video-game market has made inroads in the kinds of entertainment options available to families, but not every board game translates well to the video medium Hasbro Family Game Night 2, from EA, has noble intentions of taking some of the most entertaining party and family-oriented games and putting them into a collection and game-show style setting.
Conclusion: EA is writing the new book on how a casual family game ought to be done. We’re all used to the typical pedestrian attempt at the soccer mom’s business—crappy presentation, shallow content, minimal extras—but Family Game Night 2 is hardly typical. Instead, it’s a casual game produced with big-budget principles: polished visuals, excellent (live) music, loads of unlockable novelties, and an honest sense of personality.