Family Feud Decades

Game review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
Family Feud Decades Game Poster Image
TV show game encourages families to play together.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

This game encourages families or teams to work together and earn the most points possible. The game encourages healthy, fun competition among players, and relays the message that strong teamwork is the way to win.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Like the TV show on which it's based, families are the star of this game. Players are shown that playing together with other people in real life can be a fun, rewarding, and enjoyable experience.

Ease of Play

The survey questions are designed to be accessible and family-friendly so that anyone can play. There are also three different levels of difficulty, allowing players to tailor the experience based on who's playing. However, the mechanics of the game require players to type in answers quickly. Younger players can still play along in the game but may require the help of others to actually input their answers.

Violence & Scariness

Of the thousands of survey questions in the game, the content in the vast majority of them is appropriate for players of all ages. However, there are some that make references to violence. As examples, one question asks for ways that children might abuse their pet dog, and another poses, "Name an animal that would just love to rip you apart."

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Consumerism

This game is based on the popular TV game show of the same name.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Family Feud Decades is a family-friendly video game adaptation of the TV game show Family Feud. In a unique twist, players can go through survey questions from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The survey questions are meant to be easy for everyone to answer, as the game is simply about having a fun time with fellow players.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLayneE February 17, 2011

Who doesn't like the Feud?

99% of the game is just fine, but you'll always have a couple of questions that pop up that MAY make some parents uncomfortable. Otherwise, it's a goo... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old December 15, 2010

Love It!!!

I Love Family Fued!!!!!! |]

What's it about?

Just like the TV show Family Feud, FAMILY FEUD DECADES presents players with a variety of survey questions and asks them to come up with the most popular answers. A question that asks for something you might find at a baseball game seeks everything from sports fans to bleachers. It requires players to think creatively and play together. It's not a game show with extremely tough trivia questions or an emphasis on winning big money. It is simply about thinking of creative answers and having a good time.

Is it any good?

Family Feud Decades is one of the few games that actually emphasizes how a family can play together as a team. This particular version of Family Feud is even more appealing for parents and children to play together because players can turn the clock back and answer surveys that were originally asked in the 1970s or 1980s. It opens up the channel of communication for how times have changed over the years, and for parents to share stories of their life when they were their children's age. As a game that is truly accessible to players of any age, Family Feud Decades is sure to be a hit for any family.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about other activities they can do with each other. What else can bring families closer together?

  • This game requires players to constantly be thinking on their feet. What other activities require you to think quickly and stay focused?

  • Players can go through survey questions from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Playing through older questions might lead to a conversation between parents and children about how life was different 20 or 30 years ago.

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $29.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 9, 2010
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violent References

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