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New Game Obsession: Terraria

My family and I have gone throughout several Minecraft obsessed periods where we would sit down and pretty much continuously play Minecraft for weeks at a time. Since we’ve been waiting for an update for what seems like forever, we have been looking at a few different games to all play as a family. A few months ago one of the Xbox gold games we got for free was Terraria. My husband, daughter and I started playing and quickly began to enjoy all the possibilities available in the game. The only thing we didn’t much like was the split screen and how small everything was on there. I had to sit close to the screen to see. We found out shortly after we started that the PC version had a lot more things and exclusives, so we slacked off building on the Xbox version until we were able to get in on PC.

Once summer began and all the sales started going crazy we quickly snatched up a bundle of 4 Terraria games so that we would each be able to play on our laptops and desktop. I found it easier to play on the PC, and we quickly began to build up our village and explore much quicker than before. We like the wide variety of items you can craft and things you can harvest and collect. It’s cool to welcome all the villagers and find people here and there throughout the world. The boss fights are exciting and crazy, and you always get some great loot.

It is an addicting game, and it is super fun to play with family and friends. Check it out and let me know what you think of it! Have you been playing it already? What are some of your favorite things about the game? Tell me about it in the comments!

Nancy Drew~ Let’s solve a mystery~

So I have played the Her Interactive Nancy Drew computer games for about 15 years now, and they just get better. As a kid, I would play them with my mother, and we very much enjoyed solving mysteries and getting a jump scare here and there laughing (after a scream). My daughter has enjoyed mystery novels Nancy Drew being amongst her favorite series, so I started playing the games with her and even as an adult they are so interesting and fun.

There are about 33 games out for PC/Mac/GBA/DS each one is a fun and exciting mystery that you solve as Nancy Drew. You meet several people and find clues around every corner getting closer to your goal. Something I like in the games is you also learn a lot, like puzzle solving and lots of history and sometimes tech facts. From the games as a kid I learned Morse Code, things about Marie Antoinette, the Aztecs, Whales, and much more. I’ve traveled to several creepy castles, haunted houses, Italy, Japan, Ireland and many other places. You learn the history, myths and mysteries surrounding the place you find yourself staying which assists you in whichever case you are trying to solve. There is danger around every corner and behind every secret door, don’t make fatal errors or you may find yourself trapped forever, killed by falling objects or dangerous contraptions, or even a merry-go-round.

Try out the games if you like Mysteries!

Have you ever played any of these games? Do you have a favorite? Know any other mystery games that are fun? Let me know in the comments!