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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The vacation director warns that if children misbehave, they will be fined.
Violence & Scariness
An unwanted fiery kiss can cause a pretty dramatic outburst, but otherwise, tame.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Players can "play" underwater in hot tubs (nothing is explicit but the suggestion is pretty steamy).
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Products & Purchases
The game allows you to shop.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
None, although at $15 each, the Party Punch must have some booze in it.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game proves the power of a good vacation: You catch up with your friends and families and on sleep. This may help your kids understand the importance of vacation budgeting -- meals, games and ,fishing pole rentals add up fast, especially when a family is on vacation together.
Is It Any Good?
Unfortunately, players soon find out that there isn't a ton of variation among the different locales. Go on vacation too often, and the game grows pretty repetitive. Of course, the enterprising player can build her own dream destinations with as many heart-shaped hot tubs, half-pipes, and mechanical bulls as you want.
Overall, Vacation is well-drawn and clever, and it can be fun to see your players slip into their bikinis or alpine wear and play volleyball or start a snowball fight. Keeping track of what an entire family is doing on vacation can be difficult, but be warned that if you choose to go with a friend, you're going to be buying his hot dogs and drinks along with your own.
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