Four Board Games That Are Actually Educational

Playing video games is a great way to improve your multitasking and problem-solving skills, but it’s normal to change up your entertainment routine every once in a while. Why not take it old-school and pull out some board games? While some of us ditched board games when we were kids, they’re actually a great way to enrich our lives while learning new things at the same time. They’ll also give you a chance to bond with the family members or friends who you’re playing with. At GameTruck Jacksonville, we love all kinds of games. Here are our top four board games that are actually educational.

1. Clue

When you’re playing Clue, you’re required to use your best detective skills.What you may not realize is that the game actually helps you with logic and reasoning. Because you form theories about what happened and who’s guilty, you’re learning how to better use deductive reasoning.

2. Monopoly

Depending on your patience levels, Monopoly may be your idea of a fun night or sound like a nightmare. Regardless of whether you love a game famous for feeling like it’ll never end, you’ll still benefit from playing. When you’re playing Monopoly, you’re using real-world skills, like knowing the value of money and investing it wisely.

3. Boggle

Boggle is similar to Scrabble because it involves vocabulary skills. However, Boggle also teaches you how to think quickly in stressful situations because you only have three minutes to come up with as many words as you can. Anyone who has held a high-pressure job can tell you the benefits of working well under stress.

4. Scrabble

Whether you’re a person of a few words or have an encyclopedic knowledge of the English language, Scrabble is a great game to play. No matter how many words you already know, you’ll leave the game with a larger vocabulary than you started with. Your fellow players might play obscure words in hopes of winning it all, but everyone benefits from the game.

We hope that you have fun digging out some old board games and becoming smarter in the process. You can host the ultimate game night by booking GameTruck Jacksonville for a mobile video gaming party. Our one-of-a-kind events allow everyone who attends to have an unforgettable time. Give us a call today at 866-253-3191 or click here for a free quote.

The Top 3 Video Game Soundtracks of 2017

At GameTruck we wanted to find the best video game soundtracks, and it was surprisingly difficult! We had a hard time because we’ve played hundreds of games and hosted hundreds of game truck mobile video game parties in Jacksonville making it hard to choose a favorite. After many hours of listening to track after track to narrow down our list, we got together to vote. Finally, we are excited to announce we found our top three favorite video game soundtracks of 2017!

A Game Truck Favorite: Sonic Mania

We had a great time playing this game! This game combines classic background gameplay music with new and exciting fast-paced music. We loved that they kept some of the original Sonic the Hedgehog songs and remixed them to make them even better for the video game soundtrack! Nothing can beat an upgraded classic.

You can find this game at GameStop, Amazon, or at Walmart. Sonic Mania is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and the Nintendo Switch. If you want to listen to these tunes before you decide to buy the game, you can find them on YouTube.

Next, We Enjoyed The Yooka-Laylee Soundtrack

This game comes from the creators of the classic game Banjo. This game concept was presented on Kickstarter and raised more than twelve and half times their goal. After its long anticipation, it’s finally here. You can find this game on Amazon, Best Buy, or Toys R Us. Yooka-Laylee is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and the Nintendo Switch.

Finally, We Agreed That Nier: Automata Should Be In The Top Three

This game involves androids and a lot of moving parts. You will find yourself joining the resistance of androids that are trying to take back earth from machine lifeforms. Sounds amazing, right?  We won’t tell you anything more as we don’t want to spoil the game for you. When you’re ready to buy Nier: Automata, you can find it Best Buy, eBay, GameStop, and Walmart. Nier: Automata is available for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

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A Review of Super Mario Odyssey

We’re back and with exciting Mario news!

Need new ideas for children’s parties? With the Super Mario Odyssey release, no need to look any further! It’s too much fun to put it down! What is this game about you ask? Is it Princess Peach? Yup, you guessed it! Princess Peach managed to get nabbed again! With each stage, you make your way through mazes and new opponents. We had a ton of fun “researching” this game! You can find it on Amazon, Ebay, Best Buy, and GameStop!

Remember to explore the other challenges that could be hidden at these levels. This game has some similarities to the original Mario games but have way more mini levels! Even though there are a bunch of hidden challenges, one of the hardest parts of this game is its non-stop madness! Make sure to check out this game when looking for new birthday games!

Cappy

Mario got a new companion in this installment: Cappy. With the help of Cappy, you can turn into all kinds of animals and even the walking bombs! Can you turn into a giant stack of Goombas? YUP!

Triple Jumping

Do you remember when double jumping was a revolutionary thing? We do too which is why we are excited to play this new game which features a triple jump!

Have a different gameplay style?

With this game, you can play your way! Jump on every Goomba you see or avoid all the walking bombs, it’s up to you! If you liked the Zelda games, then you’ll love this one with your ability to explore different stages! We were also happy with this Assassins Creed like gameplay style. It also reminds us of the old Spiderman games as Mario roams through the city bouncing on cars and people’s heads.

Finished the game?

There are alternate endings! With 120 “Moons” which are pretty much the equivalent of harder to collect coins, you can beat the game but if you collect 500 Moons, you get to experience the real ending! Keep in mind, 500 is a lot of Moons when the game only has 830 of them!

Generally, when you beat a game, it gets dull. Well not with this one! When you beat this game, the challenges get even harder! This game introducing all new ideas and we love them! They incorporate these ideas intuitively and with child gameplay in mind. In this game, you can collect a bundle of Moons and it is a bundle of fun.

Enjoyed our review?

We hope so! When looking for birthday party ideas in Jacksonville FL, keep our game truck in mind! Whether it’s party games for kids or an awesome game of laser tag, GameTruck takes care of it all! We provide competitive video game bus prices and excellence when throwing your child a game truck birthday party! For more information visit GameTruck Jacksonville