What is Family Friendly? [Gaming Definition, Meaning]

In the current gaming age, it’s not uncommon to see people playing games solo which is understandable but not the best thing at times. They might play online with others but often that only means with friends and strangers which ultimately excludes the family at times. That’s why we often hear various parents or new gamers asking what exactly is a family friendly game? If you’re also one of those people wondering what this term means, well, you’re in luck, as we here at Honey’s Anime plan on explaining to you all in this article we have titled What is Family Friendly?

Now, you might worry how are we planning on explaining this term to all of you out there on the internet. Well, how we here at Honey’s Anime accomplish this task is down below where you’ll find three gaming examples as well as some helpful explanations for reference. This way we’ll make sure that you’ll understand What is Family Friendly and even be able to spread the knowledge with others that might ask later on. Now if you’re ready to learn another important gaming term then scroll down to start. No notes and or tests will be involved we promise.

Fun for everyone in the family

If a game is going to be considered family friendly then it needs to be fun for literally the whole family, which sounds ironic but just makes sense. Everyone in the family must be willing to play said game so it doesn’t feel like anyone is left out of the equation as well as to avoid some of those more annoying arguments of who got to choose last time. There are tons of games that can appeal to any type of modern day family but two of our absolute favorites are Mario Party 10 and Wii Sports. These are some of the best titles that appeal to any age group—trust us some of us here play with our parents and siblings—which makes them perfect for our What is Family Friendly article. Though, just in case you’ve never heard of these games—which is not impossible—we’ll explain them each in greater detail and also tell you why no one will complain once these games go on the screen.

1. Mario Party 10

  • System/Platform: Wii U
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: ND Cube
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2015

Mario Party returns yet again for the Nintendo Wii U as Mario Party 10! Four players duke it out on a board game as they try to get the most stars before the end of a certain amount of turns. To gain said stars, the 4 players must do various things on different Mario themed game boards and even win mini games that use the Nintendo Wii U controllers for motion controls that are sometimes required in the games. A fifth player can even participate in Mario Party 10 taking the role of Bowser who can change the game up if they reach a player or players. Mario Party 10 looks incredible on the Nintendo Wii U and with new mini games and boards the amount of fun to be had is larger than any other Mario Party title before it!

We here at Honey’s Anime love board games but having played so many, it can be tiring to play the same ones over and over. That’s why we enjoy Mario Party 10 because it’s like a board game but with mini games and the ability to play with larger groups of people. That’s why if you’re a family of 4 or 5 and need a fun game to play that adheres to the family friendly theme, your best bet is Mario Party 10. If you do happen to play Mario Party 10 already or do get it from our recommendation, comment down below to let us know what your favorite mini games are. Personally, we love Bouncy Brawl, Spiked Ball Scramble and Rapid River Race.

Wii U- Mario Party 10 Trailer (Official Trailer)

2. Wii Sports Club

  • System/Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2013

Do you love sports in video games? Well then, you’re in luck as Wii Sports Club offers up several fun sports games such as Tennis, Bowling, Boxing and several others! Players can utilize the Wii Controller for various games for even more motion control then ever given in the past Wii Sports title. With online support, players can even go online and play with friends worldwide! With Wii Sports Club being a great series of fun sports game, you’ll be wondering what sports game should you play first?

Back when the Nintendo Wii first released in 2006, there were a slew of games perfect for the family to share and play. One of those was Wii Sports which was luckily updated for the Nintendo Wii U now being called Wii Sports Club. The same sports games offered up in the original return better than ever before thanks to the new motion controllers and devices. Perfect for the family, Wii Sports Club will be a great game so anyone young or old can enjoy simple games with hours of lasting appeal. Though you’ll have to make sure everyone agrees to take turns!

Wii U- Wii Sports Club All Sports Trailer (Official Trailer)


Nothing too mature!

Family friendly games typically aren’t overly mature and that’s an important thing to know for those still learning which games fit for which age group. The fact that a younger brother or sister might be playing means doing co-op in games like Gears of War 4 and or Halo 5 might be a bit too much for them. That’s why most family friendly games are usually E or T rated so a wider audience can enjoy. One of the best examples for this is the fun co-op game known as Overcooked for various consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One. Rated E for everyone, Overcooked can be for everyone no matter the age. Though we know some of you might need to know more about Overcooked before you can decide to buy it for your family to enjoy. Just read the information down below and we’re sure you’ll be quick to make a purchase on a game that everyone in your household can enjoy.

3. Overcooked

  • System/Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Publisher: Ghost Town Games
  • Developer: Ghost Town Games
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2016

Do you think you have what it takes to run an extremely hectic and busy kitchen? Maybe then it’s time to see if you have the cooking skills in Overcooked by developer Ghost Town Games. Your goal is that you must serve delicious meals to your customers all while dealing with chaotic—and sometimes very outrageous—situations that are being constantly thrown at you! If you don’t serve your customers fast enough they may leave and you’ll find them dissatisfied with your service and that is a fate worse than death for a chef! If you find taking this challenge solo too hard you could always team up with 4 other chefs and together you might be able to accomplish your goal of being the best kitchen around in Overcooked!

Overcooked is one of those games that while it may be challenging solo, with several others it can be an insane amount of fun for the whole family. In Overcooked you will have to go to different kitchens and areas to serve various meals to patrons all while dealing with absurd scenarios such as cooking on moving trucks or trying to appease some rather scary looking patrons. As a family, Overcooked can be the best way to communicate with each other all while having some good laughs at some of the various challenges you overcome together as a family. Though we do recommend to not lose patience on some of the latter levels which can become rather extreme and require an absurd amount of skill level.

Overcooked Announcement Trailer (Official Trailer)


Final Thoughts

Gaming in general can be amazing but having family time is also just as good and very important even with the hustle of the modern-day setting. That’s the beauty of family friendly gaming which combines two great things together. Now, we’ll ask all of you fine readers out there on the internet. Do you enjoy playing video games with your parents and or siblings as much as we do here at Honey’s Anime? Comment down below and tell us as well as what games you enjoy playing with them and why. Plus, if there are any other gaming terms you need help with understanding then we recommend checking out our site as we might be able to help with other definition articles. You could also shout out in our comments for future gaming term articles and we’ll be sure to try and tackle those for all of you!

Aaron

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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