Hasbro Family Game Night Getting Three New Additions This Summer
Written Wednesday, April 07, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Voted the "Best Family Game" in the Xbox Live Arcade Awards (Trials HD won "Best Overall Game", if you're interested), Hasbro Family Game Night is going to get even better this summer when EA release three new board game favourites to the XBLA collection.
Connect 4x4, Jenga and Pictureka will all be added to the popular line-up, with each game enjoying an original and remixed mode alongside leaderboards and online and local multiplayer.
Connect 4x4 doubles the grid spaces and participants of the traditional game, adding a remixed 'Super Squares' mode with power-ups dotted within the board, while Jenga is still everyone's favourite game of precarious block removal, which is intact for Classic Play, but there's also 'Chance Play' in the Family Game Night version that adds challenges like removing red blocks and defusing bombs to the mix.
Finally, Pictureka is a game of visual hide and seek where your perception is put to the test. Players race each other to see who has the best eyes and keenest observation skills. Apparently, thinking outside of the box helps too.
Mr. Potato Head will of course play a starring role once more.