Petz Beach Review

Petz DSOur kids, like all other kids, love their video games. The sound of gaming music is a constant din on car trips and gleeful screams of my boys celebrating attaining yet another level or accomplishing a task are the source of endless noise. Like all parents, we worry about video games that are violent and there is always the concern that they may become couch potatoes. Ubisoft, the great brand that brought us Just Dance and Assassins Creed, brings us Petz Beach!

petz dogIf you haven’t ever seen a Nintendo 3DS Petz game before, you are in for a world of cute. We first came upon this when our daughter wanted Dogz a several years ago. She was a teenager and she loved (loves) dogs. We didn’t get it but as long as it wasn’t a game that was inappropriate, we got it. She would sit there with her then baby brothers and play. When she got older, my boys would play with the Dogz and get new ones and name them and pet them and…

petz beachWhen they got Petz Beach, we figured, since they were older now they would be cool about it- you know, they are 10 and 7, too cool to freak out about an animal game. Wrong! They ripped into in and immediately started playing. My 10 year old was so happy he could choose a beagle and even a penguin to care for. My 7 year old loves dressing them up and putting glasses on all the animals. What I love is that it keeps them both entertained, it allows them to be creative and it is a game based on the idea of caring for another living being. Sure, it is a digital representation of a living being but there is no quest, no need to hurt or kill or beat….it is just caring and fun! They get to complete missions and learn about the pets they are caring for!

petz rickYes, I know, kids want all the new hot, slightly inappropriate, games. That doesn’t mean you can’t slip this one in their stocking as a surprise. It was released in October and is available right now on Amazon. We are also going to purchase Petz Countryside- another great Petz 3DS game that actually allows kids to have their pets cross over game platforms- from Beach to Countryside!
We love the Petz Game from Ubisoft and would recommend giving them to both boys and girls as a way to let them play and grow their caring for others. Besides, these cute Petz will not need to be bathed, fed or walked by you. That’s your kid’s job.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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