Keeping Kids Entertained Indoors with Scribblenauts Showdown


It seems the days and hours of actually playing outdoors grow less and less for our kids today. Technology and electronics are such an important part of their lives today, weather in the school on computers or on game consoles, phones, tablets and ipads at home or outside the home. But…it doesn’t have to be a bad thing especially if their time spent on an electronic is something fun and educational. Personally, I think limiting their time and monitoring what they are playing is super important. And of course to make sure they get outdoor playtime too!


However during cold months, it can get challenging for them to stay outdoors. Especially with 4 kids, I often find it hard to find activities for them to do together indoors that won’t soon end in an arguement. Cue in Scribblenauts Showdown, a new video game that challenges your childs vocabulary and is great for 1-4 players! Talk about a perfect game for families of multiple kids to play together or with friends! There are two party game modes, Showdown and Versus. They can also join each other in the Scribblenauts Sandbox to complete achievements and watch their objects come to life. Players can conjure objects from the vast dictionary of over 35,000 words to outsmart their opponents or let their imaginations run wild. They can even customize their own unique Scribblenaut, which adds to the fun for them even more!


#411kids testing out Scribblenauts Showdown in NYC

Below are some features on the game that comes out March 6, 2018 and is available for PS4, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.



• Showdown Mode – Up to four competitors can join the fun with the brand-new party mode where players must imagine their way to victory through card-based strategy and creative skill. “Wordy” mini-games require unleashing the best object or character from the game’s vast dictionary, while action-oriented “Speedy” mini-games reward the player who completes a given challenge first. Player progress is displayed on a board game style map, with multiple ways to get to the finish line first!

• Versus Mode – Two players can go head-to-head in more than 25 mini-games that vary in every session. Versus Mode allows continuous play of games by shuffling players into game after game for non-stop fun. This mode can also be played solo.

• Sandbox Mode –  Explore new objectives in the series’ popular creative playground featuring eight challenging levels. One or two players can put their imagination to the test to solve objectives and earn hidden Starites and Achievements. Sandbox is also the perfect destination for 1 or 2 players to test their creativity and unleash whatever objects they can imagine and watching them interact in unpredictable ways.

• Everyone’s a Scribblenaut –  Players can either choose, or design, their own original Scribblenaut to represent them throughout the game, which can be further customized with unique clothing and quirky accessories by earning Starites and completing achievements. 

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