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Family Game Night 4: The Game Show

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Latest in board game-inspired series uses a game show feel.

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The one thing that Family Game Night 4: The Game Show has that distinguishes it from other Hasbro Family Game Night titles is the cohesion between the mini-games. That is to say, instead of each mini-game being played independently from one another, players can compete in "Game Show" mode, which entails playing through each of the mini-games, back-to-back. It makes it easier, and more fun for players to compete in all the board game activities at once. On the flip side, because the mini-games are meant to be played in the context of a rapid-fire game show format, none of the individual mini-games is extensively fleshed out. So, for example, instead of this game offering a full video game version of Yahtzee, there is only Yahtzee Bowling, which lets players create one Yahtzee hand before the game is over. The mini-games work when played in the entire game show format, but there is a sense of emptiness if players just want to play one mini-game at a time. Also, it would have been nice to play with four players instead of just two (or rotating in other players).

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