Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Nintendo 2DS Game System & Tomodachi Life at Best Buy {GIVEAWAY}


This is a sponsored post.

In today's technological world, I suppose it is inevitable that our kids will one day ask for some sort of gaming system. Mine have. And rather than deny them the opportunity to play games until they are older, I'm trying to help them develop healthy habits when it comes to technology and digital games.

For me, this means helping them learn that playing games and apps for pure entertainment is okay, so long as they show self-control and make wise decisions. In other words, they aren't allowed to just sit and play games mindlessly for hours. They can play for a reasonable amount of time (30-45 minutes) and then they must go read a book, play outside, or do some other sort of activity. But FIRST, they have to make sure that all of their school work is done. I don't mind them playing hard so long as they work hard, too.

I have to admit that they don't have very many games or apps that are simply for pure entertainment. I have an unspoken rule that most of the apps on my tablet are educational in nature. I've downloaded a couple of games before, but I'd really rather keep those separate from that device.

Enter the new Nintendo 2DS Game System. 

It's a good choice for anyone (including children) buying their first portable gaming device. It plays over 2,100 Nintendo DS, 3DS, and eShop games in 2D. The 2DS is lightweight and easy to slip into a purse or backpack. (I would, however, recommend getting a screen protector.) It comes with a built in camera, too.

Personally, I don't like playing 3D games (or watching 3D movies!) and neither do my children, so I really appreciate that you can play 3DS games on this system without those 3D effects.

And guess what? This Labor Day weekend only, you can get the 2DS for only $99 online at Best Buy.com!

If you don't really like your child playing games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf, New Super Mario Bros. 2 or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, then you might like to know that he can also use it to learn art techniques with Art Academy.

If you ARE looking for games, then I must tell you that when I was growing up, I desperately wanted the board game, LIFE. I played it at my cousins' house and had a blast then drove my mother crazy asking for my own game.

Well, Tomodachi Life is similar. The game takes you to an island where you can create your own Mii cast of characters using your family and friends, or even your favorite celebrities. Your characters can meet each other, get married, move, go shopping, have kids...you know, live LIFE! You and your kids can be surprised at the crazy things that happen and have fun while playing this game.

THE GIVEAWAY

I'm giving away one Nintendo 2DS Game System and a Tomodachi Life to one MommyMaestra reader!

To enter this giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck!

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