I often am looking for things that my family and I can do for fun while staying home. We have family game nights with board games and movie nights with new rentals. My husband and I will have an occasional at home date night where we will rent a movie to watch once the kids are all in bed. Sometimes after a long day, the two of us enjoy a little gaming to help us unwind and relax. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! provide the perfect opportunity for us to do that.
A few of the game features:
Challenging new game content
• More than 2,400 new puzzles on Wheel of Fortune and over 3,300 new clues on Jeopardy!
Authentic voice-overs from your favorite hosts
• Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Jim Thornton for Wheel of Fortune
• Alex Trebek and Johnny Gilbert for Jeopardy!
Unique and entertaining mini-games
• Play commercial break mini-games to unlock new, trendy outfits and other rewards
Not only did I get a kick out of the real voice-overs, but also the fact that they really made the video game hosts look like the actual hosts. Both video games are very true to the actual game shows. Wheel of Fortune is my favorite game show so I really enjoyed playing this and I am pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. There are even Mystery Rounds, Prize Puzzles and everything else that you see on the actual show.
One thing I learned is that I kind of stink at Jeopardy! It never was my strong suit, especially history based clues. I do fairly good with science and pop culture ones though so I guess that kind of makes my husband and I even. Or it would if he wasn't such a history buff. It is fun to play though and thankfully if you ring in for an answer, they give you multiple choices to choose from. So that can really help narrow down the correct response for you, especially if you are not 100% sure.
Both of these games were a lot of fun for us. While our kids are not yet old enough for them, we enjoyed having the Xbox to ourselves for a little while. If you have older kids who can play Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! with you, these would be perfect for a family game night. Or if you are like us, they are great for mom and dad date night.
Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo DS.
Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. I received free product to review.