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Travel Tech for Kids: Yo-kai Watch Video Game

This post was sponsored by Nintendo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Spring Break vacation is here and it’s time for kids to enjoy a break from school, and for some families to head out on new adventures. In our technology focused world, our kids often play video games and apps during our travels, and recently Mia had the chance to try out the brand new Yo-kai Watch video game.


I’ll admit that I knew nothing about Yo-kai Watch, which evidently is a video game craze in Japan, and this is the first time it’s available in the United States, exclusively for the portable Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, and 3DSXL. I knew Mia loves Pokemon, so that made me think this game would be right up her alley.

Here’s what Mia thinks about the new game:

It’s a lot of fun and cool because it is puzzling, plus it’s easy to save your game with the school diary. You meet other Yo-kai with the Yo-kai watch lens and they battle your Yo-kai and you can win more Yo-kai characters. It’s very mysterious because you don’t know what’s going to happen next as your exploring the land and meeting other Yo-kai which lead to battles. The Yo-kai have fun names and looks and as you get deeper in the story you can reveal the names of the attacks of the Yo-kai.


Mia says it’s a lot like Pokemon, so if other kids like that popular game they’ll like Yo-kai Watch. Most of them are mischievous, so if you have ever forgotten your keys or found yourself running late, a Yo-kai might be to blame. Players must find and befriend these mischievous Yo-kai that inhabits the world and turn them into a team that battles other Yo-kai.

I think the advice of a 9-year-old is pretty good when looking for game recommendations, so definitely recommend this one for your next family vacation. Your kids can have a fun new game to keep them entertained during some of the travel time.

Yo-kai Watch is available now, online and wherever video games are sold at a suggested retail price of $39.99. You have a chance to win your own game, just use the entry widget below.


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