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.

Every ‘Sick Brick’ Unboxed

Sick Bricks

We’ve been tracking with the new “Toys to Life” game Sick Bricks, but this week we had a close look at all the characters available and how the kids reacted to them. So far it’s looking 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.

‘Super Mario amiibos’ Get Daughter Approved

Mario Party 10

Having been slower to warm to amiibos than my sons (she’s not a big Super Smash Bros. fan) I got my daughter to test out the new Super Mario amiibos. I think they won her over. 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.

‘Life is Strange’ Episode 2 Takes on More Tough Teen Issues

Life Is Strange Episode 2

Episode 2 of ‘Life Is Strange’ is available today and continues its story of teen issues with unflinching accuracy. 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 the New ‘Arkham Knight’ Trailer Reveals About Its “M” Rating

Arkham Knight

With the game getting an “M” for Mature rating from the ESRB, as opposed to “T” for Teen, the latest Arkham Knight trailer makes for interesting 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.

7 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Battlefield Hardline’

Battlefield Hardline

Here’s the things that parents should know about ‘Battlefield Hardline.’ 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.

Is a ‘Lego Scooby Doo’ Video-Game Likely?

Lego Scooby Doo

Is Lego Scooby Doo the last piece of 2015’s Lego video-game puzzle? 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.

Testing Mugen’s New 3DS XL Battery Upgrade Claims

Battery Test

Putting Mugen’s New 3DS XL battery claims to the test. 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’ Game-Play Trailer

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We have a look at the video-game footage and how that relates to the physical Lego toys for LEGO Jurassic 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.

Zoomer Dino, Toy of the Year, Gets Kitty Follow-Up

Zoomer Kitty

Here’s a look at the Zoomer Dino Jester and Zoomer Kitty, follow-ups to TIA’s Toy of the 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.

‘Beast Quest’ Sells 14 Million, Gets Video-Game

Beast Quest on iOS

Testing the new ‘Beast Quest’ adventure game with the family brings to mind ‘Zelda’ and ‘Infinity Blade.’ 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.

Hasbro Highlights From Toy Fair 2015

StarLily

Here’s a set of videos looking at the best bits from the Hasbro area at Toy Fair 2015. 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.

‘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.