About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

‘Sick Bricks’ at Home With Toys and App

Sick Bricks

We have a close look at the first 30 minutes with this new Skylanders style toy-game cross over, Sick Bricks. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Close-Up Video for Every Toy Fair LEGO Set

Minecraft LEGO Prototype

We have a bunch of posts on the LEGO booth at Toy Fair. To kick things off here’s a quick video run-down on what was on display. Check back for more detailed analysis of the kits. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Hands-On With ‘Sick Bricks’ at Toy Fair

Sick Bricks

We had a chance go get hands on with the new game from Spin Master that combines Skylanders, Lego and Angry Birds Telepods: Sick Bricks. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

‘Anki Overdrive’ Adds Customizable Mag-Tracks and Campaigns

Anki Overdrive

With Toy Fair almost upon us the news is starting to roll in of the big announcements. We had an early look at Anki’s new product, Anki Overdrive. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

‘Angry Birds Fight!’ Soft Launches

Angry Birds Fight!

Another day another Angry Birds game. But actually this combination of match-three and role play development in Angry Birds Fight! looks pretty good. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

‘Lego Jurassic World’ and ‘Lego Marvel’s The Avengers’ Announced

Lego Jurassic World

Lego Jurassic World and Lego Marvel’s The Avengers were announced today, here’s a couple of videos looking at what to expect from these two games this year. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Wave 3 Amiibo Kid Tested

Amiibo Wave 3

With Wave 3 amiibo hitting stores next month, now is the time to focus your hunt on the figures you want the most. Here’s an unboxing video to help you decide. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Big Hero 6 Hits the UK

Big Hero 6

Although it’s been out in other territories for a while, Big Hero 6 just hit the UK. Nigel from Toy Testers TV was on hand to see what the kids made of the film and the toys. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

New 3DS Vs. New 3DS XL Head to Head

New 3DS XL On Test

I put together this test of the 3DS battery, brightness and audio for each and every version of the handheld: Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Amiibo Kid’s Treasure Hunt

Amiibo Unboxing

I teamed up with Dreamworks TV to create this Amiibo treasure hunt unboxing. We had great time making the video as well as playing the game. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Check Out Europe’s New 3DS and Decals

New 3DS Tested

It may not be announced for the States (yet – fingers crossed) but the New 3DS cover plates still look Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Playworld Superheroes Combines UK Streets with US Heroes

Playworld Superhero Outfit

A new game for families from the talent that brought us Wipeout and Motorstorm, Playworld Superheroes offers an In-App Purchase free creative experience with high production values. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Win Minecraft LEGO and Osmo

Competition

Family Gamer TV have a Christmas competition to win some big Minecraft Lego kits and Osmo starter packs amongst other things. The competition is in the UK but prizes available worldwide. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Putting amiibo Toys Through Their Paces

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We get newcomer to amiibo, BBC Presenter and toy expert Nigel Clarke of ToyTesters.TV, to give us his live reactions to the amiibo toys and video-game. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Amiibo Put Through Its Family Paces

Amiibo Tested

We test out amiibo in the family, looking at both Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 functions. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Just Dance 2015 Includes Sing-Along Let It Go

Just Dance 2015

Perhaps the perfect mix of singing and dancing, we testing Just Dance 2015 on one unsuspecting family. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

That Dragon, Cancer Kickstarter Launches

That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is a game about one family’s journey with terminal cancer. Today the developer announced their Kickstarter project. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Lego Batman 3 Takes Retro Very Seriously

Lego Batman 3

In conversation with the Game Director at TT Games, we hear how they stayed true to the 1960’s Batman show in the new game: Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker First Look

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Here’s our top five favorite things about Captain Toad Treasure Tracker on Wii U:
Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Blockopedia Lists Every Minecraft Block

Blockopedia

Here’s our look at the ideal gift for any Minecraft fan this Christmas, the Blockopedia. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Originals Characters Un-Boxed

Disney Infinity 2.0 Originals Characters

A close look at the Disney Infinity Originals characters released yesterday along with the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box starter pack. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Angry Birds Transformers Maximizes Character Upgrades

Angry Birds Transformers

We take a close look at the maximum upgrades for Angry Birds Transformers characters, with a little help from our gem glitch that granted millions of gems. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

What Parents Should Know About Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

Here’s everything parent’s should know about Sunset Overdrive, the Xbox One exclusive. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

LEGO Batman 3 Character Analysis

Lego Batman 3

We take a close look at the most recently revealed 30 DC characters for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Angry Birds Transformers Toys Tested

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We put the new Angry Birds Transformers Toys in the hands of a family and recorded what happened: Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Doctor Who and the Dalek Teaches Players to Program

Doctor Who and the Dalek

The BBC have just announce a new Doctor and the Dalek game that aims to teach players basic programming skills. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Everything Parents Need to Know about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Here’s a run down of what parents should know about Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. From what makes it an enjoyable game to what to watch out for. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire Demo, Dad Tested

Pokemon Demo

A new demo arrives in the 3DS eShop for Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire soon so we got a father (and newcomer to the series) to try it out: Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

110% Gaming Is New Gaming Mag Just for Kids

110% Gaming

A new magazine is launching in the UK with a difference: it’s for children and it focuses solely on video-games. Here’s a look at the first issue. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

The Evil Within, a Guide for Grownups

The Evil Within

If you are a fan of horror movies, this guide to The Evil Within could be up your street. If you aren’t a fan and want to know what’s in the game that you should know about, this 2 minute guide should also be of use: Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Best Fiends From Former Rovio Execs Available Now

Best Fiends

Here’s a look at what Best Fiends new game has to offer. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.

Wave 1 Trap Team Toys Unboxed (And Played With)

Trap Team Wave 1

With the game out in the US today, we got the kids to unbox the Wave 1 Trap Team toys — and give them a thorough playing-with. Continue reading

About Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson has three children (6, 8 and 10) and enjoys racing R/C cars, playing board games and video games with his family. He has been writing about technology and the family for six years. Recently he has covered the Skylanders games in depth. He speaks and writes as a Family Video-game Expert for the BBC and runs the Family Gamer TV show.