LW4K Game Spotlight: Super Mario Party

This is the next video in a new Learningworks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch. Click here to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer Alexa for her work on this awesome video!

 

Hey everyone, welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.com and explore our course listings. 

Grab your friends and get ready to party because today we are talking about Super Mario 

Party for the Nintendo Switch. This is the latest in the Mario Party franchise and features several new and fun ways to play! POST RECORDING UPDATE: Nintendo just announced that Mario Party Superstars will be releasing on October 29th! If you enjoy this sort of gameplay keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the rest of the video!

Super Mario Party features four game boards, all with their own distinct style. You move around the board by rolling a die and then playing one of 80 competitive mini games such as Can Take Pancake, where players are awarded points for how many flapjacks they can take off a plate in the center of the screen. The player needs to use flexibility and adapt to changing circumstances because the type of game and how it is played with the other players varies depending on board position and the roll of the dice. Players will also need to use their focus because each mini game has a different objective and sometimes a limited amount of time in which to complete it. 

The latest addition to Super Mario Party is the ability to play with other people online. The player will need their self-awareness skills because voice chat can be enabled and it is super easy to lose your temper when someone steals a victory from you or is awarded the most stars at the end of the game. 

 

What minigame from Super Mario Party is your favorite?  Let us know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and playthroughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 

 

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