Clubhouse Games (Series) Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Clubhouse Games, is a series that offers classic board and card games in one large bundle. It's not only great value but introduces children to a wide range of real-world games to play with the family.
  • Clubhouse Games (42 All-Time Classics in Europe) (2006) on Nintendo DS, includes:
  • Clubhouse Games Express Family Favourites (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games Express Strategy Pack (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games Express Card Classics (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (known as 51 Worldwide Games in Europe) (2020) on Nintendo Switch.
The main DS game includes the following with the other DS titles offering a slice of these for a lower price:
  • Card games: Old Maid, Spit, I Doubt It, Sevens, Memory, Pig, Blackjack, Hearts, President, Rummy, Seven Bridge, Last Card, Last Card Plus, Five Card Draw, Texas hold 'em, Nap, Spades, and Contract Bridge.
  • Board games: Chinese checkers, Checkers, Dots and Boxes, Hasami shogi, Turncoat, Connect Five, Grid Attack, Backgammon, Chess, Shogi, Field Tactics, and Ludo. Variety games: Soda Shake, Dominoes, Koi-Koi, and Word Balloon.
  • Action games: Bowling, Darts, Billiards, Balance, and Takeover.
  • Single-player games: Solitaire, Escape, and Mahjong solitaire.
The Switch game includes the following:
  • Card games: President, Dominoes, Speed, Hare and hounds, Blackjack, Klondie Solitaire, Texas Hold’em, Last Card.
  • Board games: Mancala, Hanafuda, Backgammon, Renegade, Checkers, Four-in-a-row, Chess, Shogi, Mini Shogi, Ludo, Riichi Mahjong, Sevens, Mahjong Solitaire, Chinese Checkers, Yacht Dice, Takoyaki.
  • Mini games: Golf, Darts, Nine Men’s Morris, War, Carrom, Hex, Spider Solitaire, Gomoku, Matching, Bowling, Shooting Gallery, Dots and Boxes, Hit and Blow, Pig’s Tail, Fishing, Battle Tanks, Team Tanks, Sliding Puzzle, 6-Ball Puzzle.
  • Tabletop games: Billards, Air Hockey, Slot Cars
  • Toy games: Toy Tennis, Toy Soccer, Toy Curling, Toy Boxing, Toy Baseball.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 29/09/2006, updated in 2020

Platforms: Nintendo DS and Nintendo Switch.

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Strategy.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to complete. Depending on the game you select. Some games have a considerable amount of depth and offer more longevity than others.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Depending on the game you can play with up to four people on one switch. You can also connect via local Wifi and play together on separate consoles. You can also go online to play with up to four players in a number of games.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.

Multiplayer on DS or 3DS is available with one copy of the game, via Download Play feature.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 with gambling.

Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Cartoon Violence, Simulated Gambling.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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