The 2013 Gamer's Gift Guide for Kids and Family
The gaming world is full of games that are definitely not appropriate for the family (GTA, anyone?). But kids love gaming too, and there are tons of options for the whole family to get in on the fun. Our partners at GameZone have put together an excellent list of the best gaming gifts for friends and family - check it out below.
This is the perfect game for the whole family to enjoy. Disney Infinity combines all of your favorite Disney and Pixar characters -- from Buzz Lightyear to Jack Skellington -- and lets you decide how you want to play. There are two components to Disney Infinity: Toy Box mode and the Play Sets. Play Sets are eight-hour adventures themed around a single movie. In these, you can only use characters that belong to that movie as you complete missions and unlock items for use in Toy Box Mode.
Toy Box mode is where all the magic happens. Players build their own worlds and adventures to play around in. Any character is useable here, and you can create your own race tracks, platformers, sports games -- you name it! Disney Infinity can get pricey if you want all of the characters (they are sold individually, like with Skylanders), but there are plenty of deals on the Starter Pack, which includes the game, the Infinity base, a power disc, three Play Sets (Monsters University, The Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean) and three figures (Jack Sparrow, Sulley and Mr. Incredible).
I have a four-year-old, and he spends most of his time in Toy Box mode, mainly because it's easier for him. He can create and play how he wants to, making his own games and stories. Sometimes we just run around in pre-made worlds and play tag. It's all about making your own fun...
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