Celebrate the Holiday Season with Nintendo

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Nintendo
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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Nintendo

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and it’s never too early to start thinking about wish lists. If you’re stumped on what to get for someone on your shopping list this year, Nintendo might be able to help. 

This year, Nintendo has something for everyone in the family, from the well-trained Pokémon master to the casual cozy gamer. Here are some games to consider adding to your holiday shopping list this holiday season! 

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Detective Pikachu Returns

Pokémon fans of all ages can put their problem solving skills to use in this new game starring Pikachu and his human partner, Tim Goodman. When a jewel heist occurs in Ryme City, it’s up to the duo to solve the mystery. Meet people and Pokémon as you scour the city for clues and put the case together. 

The game play is approachable for all ages, making it a great choice for kids and parents alike. 

Fae Farm

Animal Crossing lovers will feel right at home in Fae Farm! Explore the enchanted island of Azoria as you craft, cultivate, decorate and grow your homestead. Make bonds with the other residents of the island, discover fae magic and embark on journeys across mysterious realms.

The light adventure and room for creativity makes this the perfect cozy game, especially for the winter months. 

Just Dance® 2024 Edition

This family favorite is back with its newest iteration! Just Dance 2024 Edition features a track list of 40 new songs, ranging a variety of genres and eras.

Play new game modes, like Workout mode. Keep yourself motivated into the new year and beyond by tracking calories burned and time spent dancing, and play on your own or with a friend in multiplayer mode! 

The game will be regularly updated throughout the year with new music, features and rewards. Take part in seasonal events with free songs and limited time playlists. Just Dance fans will always have something to enjoy in this new game. 

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Take your Super Mario Bros. game play to the next level with Super Mario Bros. Wonder. This new game features Wonder Flowers, which adds a new layer of fun to the classic game by making “wonderfully weird” things happen.

This game also has features that make it great for beginners. Nabbit and Yoshi characters won’t transform with power-ups, but they also won’t take damage from enemies, making it perfect for younger kids who still want to get in on the action. 

WarioWare: Move It!

Get moving with Wario in this newest addition to the WarioWare series! Grab a pair of Joy-Con controllers and shake, punch, dance and curtsey through over 200 microgames. These minigames last just a few seconds, so your kids can have hours of fun or drop in for just a few minutes of laughs. 

For more long form fun, check out Story Mode. Help Wario escape the Woods Watchers by completing a series of lightning-fast microgames. Or, get some friends involved with Party Mode. Play mini-games like a board game with Wario-style rules. 

Disney Illusion Island

Here’s the perfect game for Disney fans of all ages. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and more as they embark on a new adventure to find magical books and save the mysterious island of Monoth. You’ll meet unusual allies and battle dangerous foes as you run, jump, swim and swing your way to victory. 

With beautiful hand-drawn animation, a fully orchestrated original score and performances from talented voice actors, this game provides hours of adventure and fun as well as a breathtaking artistic experience. 

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Polaris Productions Theater Camp

<p>Kids will learn, rehearse, and perform the wonderful Maurice Sendak and Carole King musical, Really Rosie. For 10 weekdays, campers will take part in physical and vocal warm-ups and learn choreography, staging, and vocal parts. They’ll develop skills in acting, singing, character development, and more. This camp will ignite your child’s imagination and passion for performing, build their self-esteem, and help them form lasting friendships. They’ll have fun! At camp’s end, the kids will perform Really Rosie for family members and friends. Kids of all levels of experience, ages 8 through 13, are welcome to join.</p>

The Tutorverse

<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">Join The Tutorverse for the highest quality in academic enrichment and test preparation! Whether your student is gearing up for the </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">state exams, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, or SAT/ACT</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">, our team of </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">experienced and local professional educators</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> can help. Have your student join a </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">small-group class</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> at our downtown or Upper East Side locations. Or, they can meet with a </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">private tutor when and where it’s most convenient for your family</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">. Does your student need help building study skills or improving grades? Whether your middle or high schooler needs help with </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">STEM or humanities</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">, our patient and affirming tutors will teach them how to build </span><strong style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">confidence and content mastery</strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">. </span><a style="color: #1155cc; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;" href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Send us an email</a><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> or give us a call—we'd love to hear more about how we can help!</span></p>

New York Society of Play Summer Camp and Classes

<p dir="ltr"><strong>Summer Game Camp</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">There are many who do not feel safe sending their children back out into the world with summer camp, this year. To serve those parents and keep the children connected and stimulated during this challenging time, we are offering NYSP Digital Summer Camp. The name of the game with NYSP Summer Camp is community. We have made a large effort to make our camp feel like a living space, with features including –</p> <p dir="ltr">- Role-Playing games familiar and new, led by our master storytellers!</p> <p dir="ltr">- Enriching electives such as Chess, World Building, Character Acting, Crafts, Drawing, and more!</p> <p dir="ltr">- Discussion and media screening rooms during lunch!</p> <p dir="ltr">- A digital campus!</p> <p dir="ltr">- Moderated chat hours!</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr">Join us for a summer of games, friends, and more!</p> <p dir="ltr">Mon - Fri 10am - 2:30pm</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Roleplay Expeditions: Dungeons & Dragons</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">No experience is required to join one of our Dungeons & Dragons games. Our game masters have pre-made character sheets, so you'll be able to start playing the game right away! We adapt the rules of traditional Dungeons & Dragons to make them more approachable to children of various ages. Battle in dungeons, search for relics, and make new friends in our one-of-a-kind Dungeons & Dragons workshop! </p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr">Public games meet once per week, with different groups every time. Private games meet 1 to 2 times per week with the same group of kids. Since the players and the storyteller in the group are consistent, this enables us to tell epic tales of adventure together!</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dungeons & Dragons Junior</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">No experience is required to join one of our drop-in Dungeons & Dragons games. Our Dungeons & Dragons Jr. game provides a D&D storytelling experience without character sheets. Battle in dungeons, search for relics, and make new friends in our one-of-a-kind Dungeons & Dragons workshop! A great way to introduce young children to D&D so they can eventually move onto the main game.</p>