Raising two young girls to follow the path to The Dark Side of the Jedi has been an incredible thing - Teaching The Force The Rock Father™ Way since 2009 - sharing with them the Original Trilogy and exploring new adventures through STAR WARS REBELS ahead of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Those timeless stories bring generations together - just like game night, where there's something for all ages. The big hit here - Loopin' Chewie, where the family can send the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca flying as he's "loopin'" around in the Millennium Falcon - trying to take out Imperial Stormtroopers around every turn.
When it comes to Bop It!, we've have countless variations over the years, but packing a new version into the shell of the Galaxy's most famous Astromech Droid is pretty inspired - especially since it's newly-recorded voice work by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO that leads the action. Bop it... twist it... pull it. It's actually a great game for kids to learn about listening to instructions. Gets some laughter, too!
For the older kids (or grownups), STAR WARS Catch Phrase is a challenging new spin on the classic charades-style electronic game. With two levels of difficulty - Apprentice or Jedi Master - the words and phrases can actually be quite difficult, making it more of a game for my wife and I to enjoy - and she's a much better "question-asker" than I. It's a lot of fun.
As families prepare for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, getting the game closet fully-stocked with fresh titles from A Galaxy Far, Far Away can be a helpful tool in passing The Force to a whole new generation.