Hasbro Family Game Night appearing on Xbox Live Arcade isnâ€™t the type of thing youâ€™d expect to see mentioned on these hallowed pages. At least, it wouldnâ€™t be if it were a straight-laced conversion of last yearâ€™s Wii / PS2 versions.
Visually itâ€™s the same but on Xbox Live Arcade the hub itself – and a handful of themes – are free to download, leaving you able to choose what virtual board games to download yourself. Thereâ€™s also one extra game (Scrabble) which wasnâ€™t available before.
Whatâ€™s really interesting is that Xbox Arcade games usually have a 200 GamerPoint limit, but if you download all of the seven present a total of 1400 can be obtained – 400 more than a full-price game. Itâ€™ll cost you though – each game is a rather extortionate 800 Microsoft Points (Â£6.80) each. To buy all seven would cost Â£47.50 – almost double the price of what the Wii version sells for. Ouch!