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Again, a great gift idea is to pair a game with something to play or snuggle with.

Pillow Pets: An excuse for more stuffed animals. Haha. Seriously, these things are cute and snuggly and it is hard to say no, we have enough.

They really are a cute idea. Apparently, my daughter isn’t the only one who thinks these are pretty great. Now, kids can snuggle up with their pets and visit the online world of pillow pets. The pets are “lost” in dreamland and need to be located and played with.

I was really glad my daughter got a chance to play this game. Often, as she has lots of older siblings, she ends up playing games beyond her ability level and gets frustrated. While I like that she is challenging herself, this is not the best way to  build confidence or just enjoy a game!

With Pillow Pets, she enjoyed herself and felt competent. There was no, “Mom, please help me on this level”, which was nice and relaxing for me.

From a child’s point of view:

In the game, the child has a room and can fill his/her room with the rescued pillow pets, who are super friendly. There are no real hazards in this game, so the child can visit several areas and explore lands without worries.

They can customize the pets and unlock accessories, and earn rewards as they seek the 16 pillow pets in the fantasy Woods, Rainbow Valley and Slumberland Castle.

Features:

  • Exploration: Explore the Dreamlands of the Pillow Pets, such as Rainbow Valley, the Forest, the Palace.
  • Goal: Find and Collect 16 Pillow Pets you can name and customize with all kinds of accessories.
  • Collect rewards and bonuses all along the way, without hazards.

The best age range for this game: I would say about 4-8, young players with little to some gaming experience.

The graphics are bright and cheery:

Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and retails for around $19.99. Currently $16  Pillow Pets on Amazon.com.

For more information, visit: www.game-mill.com.

I received a copy of Pillow Pets™ to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation and have given my opinion.

 

 

Do you have any little girl to tween gamers on your holiday list? If so, check out this new Moxie Girlz™ for the Nintendo DS™ that is based on the popular Moxie Girlz™ brand of fashion dolls.

When we received this to review I was surprised at how much video games have changed. This new game really allows your child to create their own storyline and make choices for a creative game play.

In this game, girls get to choose a model, decide on her outfit, setting and character. They then create a magazine, fill it with content, and then deliver it and collect coins. I liked the fact that you even hold the DS differently for the vertical view of a magazine format. If your child is using the DSi, they can even upload photos of themselves to dress up.


The game keys into the fact that girls like to explore their feelings, play dress up and accomplish a specific goal.

A friend of mine mentioned that the dolls seem too perfect. I was thinking about that and I decided that was okay with me. I mean, come on, what girl wants ugly dolls? Pretty faces, long tresses, loads of clothing styles…this is a girls dreamland. And you get all the clothing choices!

Honestly, I appreciate that the motto, Be True, Be You for the Moxie Girlz is supportive of girls, and the game play includes personality quizzes that highlight positive values like strength of character, confidence and courage.

Pair this game with a Moxie Girlz Doll for a fun gift for girls 6-14

Main Moxie Girlz video game features:

  • Customization: Pick which Moxie Girlz character you want to be or upload pictures of yourself.
  • Variety of Modes: Art Play, Fashion Play, Games and more!
  • Personality Quizzes: Discover the Moxie Girlz character that resembles you!
  • Picture Fun: Use DSi functionality for picture taking and puzzle games – mix and match! (this looks cool, but we have the DS, so we were unable to do this part)
  • Positive Message: All modes and gameplay focus on the positive Moxie Girlz message– Be true! Be you!™

Moxie Girlz for DS is available for the suggested retail price of $19.99. You can buy it for $16 on Amazon here:  Moxie Girlz

Developed by 1st Playable, Moxie Girlz for Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.  For additional information about GameMill’s line of products, please visit: www.game-mill.com

I received a copy of Moxie Girlz™ to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation and have given my opinion.

 

 

She likes the game so much, now she wants a Pillow Pet:)

Have you heard about Pillow Pets? These are snuggly little pillow creatures such as unicorns and turtles, Ladybugs and dinosaurs. Kids seem to love them. My child included.

And…wait for it…

As of October 25, kids can take playing with their pillow pets into a whole other dimension, while playing Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS. My opinion? This is a safe, pleasant little Nintendo DS game for young children.

From a child’s point of view:

Features:

  • Exploration: Explore the Dreamlands of the Pillow Pets, such as Rainbow Valley, the Forest, the Palace.
  • Goal: Find and Collect 16 Pillow Pets you can name and customize with all kinds of accessories.
  • Collect rewards and bonuses along the way.

The best age range for this game: I would say about 4-8, young players with little to some gaming experience.

The graphics are bright and cheery:

Pillow Pets™ game for Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and retails for around $19.99.

For more information, visit: www.game-mill.com. Purchase Pillow Pets on Amazon.com.

I received a copy of  Pillow Pets™ to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation and have given my opinion.