I have been compiling list of what I think are best video games for kids for several years from a homeschooling mom’s perspective. Keep in mind that I am a big believer in the learning that comes from playing video games.
The latest game console to come out it Nintendo 3DS. I decided to make a separate are just for favourite Nintendo 3DS games. The newest Nintendo Platform, Nintendo 3DS plays both DS games and 3DS games however the older and still very popular Nintendo DS does NOT play Nintendo 3DS games.
The Nintendo 3DS can play regular DS games but NOT gameboy games.
As Christmas looms closer you’ll start to see anticipated games being released. As a homeschool mom and a single mom I tend to be very frugal with money for luxuries like video games.
Best Nintendo 3DS Games for Boys
Updated January 2012
I am compiling a list of what I think are the best value and game play for video games and in this case what I think are the best Nintendo 3DS games for boys 8-12.
Super Mario 3D Land is classic Mario updated with amazing 3D graphics. Not just a gimmick- the game is very well made.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
is a must have as far as I’m concerned. *I* fell in love with Zelda games when I was in my 20’s playing on a Super Nintendo system.
Zelda continues to entertain ( and frustrate! ) This latest game made for th e Nintendo 3DS system is not just gimmicky but a GREAT game.
Boys tend to prefer this game over girls but as always depends on the child.
I have had enough experience with Nintendo 3DS to make recommendations for games that have good play value for boys in the 8-12 year old range. I use this range because 8 is an age where most boys are able to read.
What are the Best Nintendo 3DS Games for Boys 8-12 years old?
More info on the Nintendo 3DS
Rayman 3D is good solid fun. A single person adventure video featuring Rayman.
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