Best Family Games for Wii by Idea Queen

Best Family Games for Wii

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When I first started my hunt for Wii games, I found hardly any sites had a "family" section to easily search from. So after hours of searching, reading, and testing, we've come up with the best family games for Wii. From Idea Queen, you'll find Wii game reviews for kids and adults, based on a unique rating system as outlined below.

Our Rating System

Some games are better than others depending on what you are looking for. Obviously if you are here reading this, you are looking for the best family games for Wii that are both great for children and adults. But even then there are some points we might disagree on, thus giving a completely inacurate rating.

Our rating system isn't based on just an overall rating, but rather several different sections. We do give you an overall rating, but encourage you to read the full review before purchasing. Each game is given a score of 1-5 in each section, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. The better the overall score, the better the game.

Here is what we look at for the best family games for Wii:

Fun Factor - This is how much fun we actually had playing the game overall, and how much we think others will like it too. There are three of us in this household - one adult, one female child, and one male child, so between all of us, you should get a good idea of how fun these games really are.

Family/Group Factor - Since we are rating the games for families, we think they should have a good overall group appeal. A good game would be one that includes everyone with ease.

Too Easy/Too Hard - If we can finish the game in a few days, we think it's too easy and will score it poorly in this section. We'd also rate it bad if it was just too difficult to master some of the movements. A good score would be a game that got it just right (not too hard, not too easy).

Activity Factor - This is where you and I might differ. I like a game my kids can get up and move with, not just sit on the couch. The main reason we bought a Wii is so they would be more active. If it gets them moving, it will most likely get to the top of the list for best family games for Wii.

Child Friendly - Since these Wii game reviews are suppose to be for kids, we think they should be kid friendly. This means the graphics, music, actions, and all parts of the game are suitable for kids.

Variety - If there's not much variety to the game, it can quickly become boring. We like to see a lot of different things that can be done with the money so you get the most bang for your buck!

Addiction Factor - Does the game keep you interested and wanting more? If so, it would score big in this area. The best family games for Wii should be rather addicting, as long as they are keeping us active.

Wii Game Reviews for Kids and Adults

Below you'll find several games we've reviewed in detail. We've given you a quick "average" score within the short description (out of 5 total points), but you can click on the title to see an in-depth review of why it got the average it did. You'll want to read every review to see which are the best family games for Wii for your family.

Wii Sports
Average Score: 4.86 out of 5
Even though this game comes with most of the Wii games now, we decided to review this game just in case. It's been one of our favorites overall, and we think it will be one of the best family games for your family as well!

We Cheer 2
Average Score: 4.7 out of 5
Massive improvements to the first Wii Cheer, which was also fantastic. Now featuring boys, thus scoring a lot higher on the family activity scale!

Star Wars Lego, the Complete Saga
Average Score: 4.29 out of 5
If you and your family are Star Wars fans, this game will have you hooked for hours! Great game for little ones once you get use to the controls.

We Cheer
Average Score: 4.29 out of 5
If you are looking for the best Wii game for little girls that get them up and moving, this one is one is for you! Not so great for family activities or for boys, but did awesome on our acitivty and fun scale.

My Fitness Coach
Average Score: 4.00 out of 5
This game is more for mom than for the kids, but if the kids are slightly older, they might have a good time anyway. It's perfect for kids and adults both who need to get into shape.

Mario Kart
Average Score: 4.00 out of 5
If you are looking for a family game that includes everyone, this is the game for you! Great variety and tons of fun makes this game one of the best family games for Wii.

Wii Play
Average Score: 3.86 out of 5
While slightly low on the activity scale, this game is a winner for fantastic family fun! It's sure to be one of the best family games for Wii in your collection when purchased with the extra Wii remote.

Spiderman - Web of Shadows
Average Score: 3.71 out of 5
If you are looking for a game made just for a Spiderman fan, this is one of the best Wii games you'll find! Not so great for the whole family, but wonderful for boys.

Wii Music
Average Score: 3.71 out of 5
Wondering if this Wii game is best for your family? Take a look at the review and find out!

Carnival Games
Average Score: 2.86 out of 5
While the score might look a little scary, there's a good reason the average looks the way it does. Some areas of our 7-part test it scored quite low in, while other areas it wasn't so bad. Even though we were a little hard on this game, your family might enjoy it.

**More Coming Soon!**
We're always on the look out for great family Wii games, so be sure to check back often! New games are being posted all the time.


The Idea Queen couldn't do this project alone! We pulled in reviews from other moms as well to get their opinion of the best family games for Wii. We'd like to give thanks to the following contributors:

Heidi Lovell
Certified Business Moms

Elizabeth Cowen
Crafty Cowens

Julie Miller
Nursing Notions

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