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.

2016 ‘Lego Mixels’ Line-Up Revealed in Full

Having taken a quick look at the Lego sets at Nuremberg Toy Fair, we now have the full details of the new Series 8 and Series 9 Mixels. 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.

2016 Lego Sets Unveiled At Toy Fair

Here’s a look at the upcoming Lego sets for this year, including Mixels, Lego City Airport, Lego City Volcano, Angry 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 Cyberman Minifigures Pack a Punch

Having taken a look at the Wave 3 ‘LEGO Dimensions’ gameplay, here’s a close-up inspection of 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.

Wave 3 Adds Ghostbusters to ‘Lego Dimensions’

Ghostbusters Level Pack

Wave 3 for Lego Dimensions is out today and the Ghostbusters Level pack is the first chance to explore its New York open world. 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 Marvel’s Avengers’ Vita Hands-On

Here are my first impressions from a hands-on session with ‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers’ on Vita at a recent event. 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.

‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ DLC for ‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers’

Ahead of this month’s release of ‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers,’ DLC has been announced for ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Civil War.’ 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.

How Story Works in ‘Skylanders Superchargers’

Behind the scenes at Skylanders develop Vicarious Visions to see how they created this year’s story. 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.

Official ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ Stickers

With the film out in cinemas these official Topps Star Wars The Force Awakens stickers offer a great way to revisit the movie, or perhaps get ready for viewing. 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 Team-Play in Version 1.1

A recent update to the Anki Overdrive app adds a bunch of fixes and new team game-play mode. 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.

‘Steamworld Heist’ Hands-On Impressions

With Steamworld Heist just out on the eShop here’s a guide to getting the most from the game in advance of our full review. 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 Marvel’s Avengers’ Goes Big on Open Worlds

A fresh look at the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers game, releasing in January, has revealed open worlds for Asgard, Malibu, Washington, Manhattan, and Barton Farm from the ‘Avengers’ movies. 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.

‘Scalextric’ App Adds Weather, Fuel and Oil Spills to Your Slot Car Racing

Scalectrix ARC AIR

Slot car racing is back with Scalextric ARC AIR upgrade that adds wireless controllers and a host of new racing features. 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 PlayMation’ gets Garden and Night-Time Tested

The other toys to life game from Disney, PlayMation, doesn’t need screens. Here’s a look at how it works in the home (and the garden and the dark). 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.

‘Skylanders Superchargers’ Goes Online Multiplayer on iOS

With versions for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV, this year’s ‘Skylanders’ has the bases covered. Here’s a look at the ‘Skylanders Superchargers’ Tablet 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.

This Full Tour of ‘Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival’ Uncovers More Than You Expected

‘Amiibo Festival’ is more than a ‘Mario Party’ knockoff. It’s an unusual blend of board gaming and all ages challenges. Ahead of our full review, here’s a look at the nuts and bolts. 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.

‘Guinness World Records’ Takes on Gaming

This year there is a dedicated ‘Gamer’s Edition’ of the ‘Guinness World Records’ book, with all sorts of incredible video-game feats. 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 Meaning of ‘Halo 5 Guardians’

We all know that video-games are more than entertainment, but what is the deeper story behind something like ‘Halo 5’? Perhaps this response-song gets to the root of it, with its message of hope in humanity. 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.

Tour Every ‘Lego Dimension’ Open World

If you are having a job decided which of the LEGO Dimension open world expansions to purchase, this list of videos offers a guided tour of each in turn. Doctor Who world has just been added with Wave 2: 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.

Celebrate Back to the Future Day With Dad’s ‘Lego Dimensions’ Song

Tomorrow being the day that Marty McFly time-traveled to in Back to the Future 2, one dad wrote this ode to the film 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.

‘Super Mario Maker’ Family Challenge

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This Super Mario Maker challenge will pit three family creators against each other to create the most fiendish levels and then race to get the best scores. 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.

‘Knight Rider’ and ‘The A-Team’ Headed to ‘Lego Dimensions’?

Recent retail codes and the announcement of the new Knight Rider film suggest that this may be another brand coming to Lego Dimensions next 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.

‘Lego Marvel’s Avengers’ Trailer Is Here, Release Confirmed January 2016

This new trailer for Lego Marvel’s Avengers confirms the scope of the game and its January release date: 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.

Mature Minecraft? ‘Story Mode’ Rated Over 12s in UK

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The new Minecraft Story Mode received a rating for over 12s only; but why? 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.

Limited Edition 3DS for ‘Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer’

Here’s a look at the limited edition 3DS for ‘Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,’ as well as how the amiibo cards work in 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.

Piggy Lego Minifigures Revealed for ‘Angry Birds Movie’

Here’s a close look at the new Lego minifigures revealed today for the Angry Birds Movie. 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.

Brothers Test ‘Skylanders Superchargers’ Game-Play

We have a look at some of the first in the home gameplay on Skylanders Superchargers from two brothers trying out 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.

Unboxing: Kids Test ‘Skylanders Supercharger’ Toys (and Packaging)

Here’s a close ‘in the home’ look at what you get in the different Skylanders Superchargers starter packs: PS4, Wii, Wii U and Dark Edition: 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 Dimensions’ Rolls Out Impressive Voice Talent

In a new video for Lego Dimensions we can discover the wide range of voice talent at work in 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.

‘Lego Dimensions’ Tour Each Doctor Mini-Figure

Here’s a look at all 13 of the Doctors available in Lego Dimensions. 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.

Kids Play ‘Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars’

Ahead of a full review, here’s a look at some first impressions of kids playing ‘Disney Infinity 3.0.’ The space travel and improved lightsaber combat are both winners. 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 Dimensions’ Unveils ‘Scooby-Doo’ Game-Play

In an exclusive new trailer, here’s a look at ‘Scooby-Doo’ content in ‘Lego Dimensions’. 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.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shown Off for ‘Disney Infinity’

At D23 today, Disney Infinity reveals the Star Wars The Force Awakens playset, four player Marvel Battlegrounds playset, Kingdom Hearts cross over weapons and light-up lightsabers. 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.