There are many different ways to throw a house party, and many different options to feature during the party to entertain guests. Many of these options are with the use of electronics. Be it a television, stereo system, video game console, or a home theater, almost all house parties are accompanied by some type of electronic device for entertainment. However, I prefer one electronic above all: the Nintendo Wii. Due to its interactive capabilities, virtual reality style of gameplay, and large selection of games specifically designed with parties in mind, the Wii is my choice for entertaining guests. Other types of electronic entertainment like television or music from a stereo simply lack the unique entertaining features of the Wii.
One of my favorite characteristics of the Wii is that it’s interactive. Playing on an interactive gaming console as opposed to watching a television or a movie, for example, is more interesting because the outcome is influenced by the actions of the players. This adds a factor of personal competition between the players. Again, the difference between this and say, watching a competitive sporting event on television, is that winning and losing is determined by the party guests involved in the gameplay.
Another factor that makes the Nintendo Wii ideal for entertainment at a house party is that it’s a virtual reality type of gaming. Different from many other video game consoles where the controller is simply held and manipulated by a series of buttons, the Wii is operated by a variety of motions and movements of the controller by the player. In my opinion, this makes gameplay more interesting because there are more factors that determine the outcome.
Lastly, there are numerous games designed for the Wii that are made specifically for parties. Games like Wii Sports, Wii Play, the Just Dance series, and obvious selections like Wii Party and the Mario Party series for Wii are just a few of what’s available. Games such as these have capabilities for several players and are designed to be played with all types of skill levels, making them an excellent choice for house parties.
Keep all of these factors in mind when planning your next house party. Put yourself in the guests’ shoes… What would you want to do at the party? What games would you want to play? Would you want to play something that’s interactive or rather sit back and watch the entertainment happen? When it comes to electronics for entertainment, the house parties I’ve thrown or parties that I’ve attended, my favorite kind of activity has been the interactive virtual reality style of video games, which the Nintendo Wii is a perfect choice for.