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
3 June 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: After the first edition; which was released around this time last year, EA has made it clear that they feel we are ready for volume 2. Featuring five new boardgames (four and a half considering Connect 4×4 isn’t entirely “new”), I once again wonder if this is just another senseless cash-in on the back of established boardgames.
Pros: A fairly decent multiplayer compilation, Vibrant visuals, For the most part, senseless remote-waving is kept to a mininum
Cons: No online modes, Some games will be played more than others., Not as fun playing on your own