Parents' Guide to

Birthday Party Bash

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Birthday party planner in a box uses Wii games to entertain.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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With 22 birthday party-themed games, there is a lot to choose from. Most work well and provide a fun 2-3 minute multiplayer game experience. The Pin the Tail game is quite good because it uses the Wii remote's speaker to send out a series of clicks. The donkey is hiding behind a closed barn door, and you use your remote to sound out where he is. The faster the clicks, the closer you are. When each player has pinned their ribbon on the door, it is opened to reveal who was closest to the donkey.

The Custom Party option really does take away some of the stress of party-planning because it manages what games to play and who is playing when. However, you might decide that some games would be better played for real – like the sack races to burn off energy -- so you would want to use the Quick Party setup instead. As a veteran boys' birthday planner, I loved the option of having 12 little boys whack a virtual piñata, instead of one hanging inside my house. And that is the beauty of this game – you can customize it to fit your needs and preferences.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 2K Play
  • Release date: July 14, 2009
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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