Summer is a season of excitement, fun, and outdoor exploration. Whether it is going camping, visiting the beach, or just spending quality time with friends and family, all these activities can bring about moments of joy, but they can also get boring. To help counter this, Nintendo has given folks some helpful tips to beat the summertime boredom blues. With July being Anti-Boredom Month, Nintendo is sharing some creative ideas to make your summer activities more fun and to keep you entertained for the remainder of your summer vacation.
Summer Activity 1: Backyard Gamping
What’s gamping, you ask? Well, it’s when you take a classic summer pastime – camping – and combine it with gaming. This activity is easy to plan and will bring about lots of fun moments. Plan a Nintendo-themed camp out in your backyard for your kids and their friends. How? Pitch a tent in our backyard and have your kids invite over a few friends for a video game sleepover. With a Nintendo 3DS in hand, the kids can have hours of fun playing Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Puzzles & Dragons Z + Puzzles & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, and Mario Kart 7.
Summer Activity 2: Pool and Beach-Time fun with your Nintendo 3DS
Time by the pool and at the beach can be fun…for a while. Once you’ve had your fill of time in the water, enjoy a little time in the shade with your New Nintendo 3DS XL system. With a range of quality titles to select from, it is the perfect way to stay entertained on those long beach days. With the convenience of being a handheld, you can quickly store it away in your beach bag and hop back in the water when ready. Take in a little sun and relax with your Nintendo 3DS.
Summer Activity 3: Camp Miiverse
You can always send your kids to a fun summer camp. Camp Miiverse is always looking for new members, and now is the perfect time to participate in this fulfilled digital camp. Camp Miiverse allows kids to interact and communicate with gamers from around the world through their New Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U systems. Mii camp instructor NintendoTom sets weekly challenges for players, so your kids will never get bored this summer!
Summer Activity 4: Captain Toad Adventures & Trivia
Captain Toad is ready for another adventure, and this time he wants to take you! Visit the Captain Toad website to download an adventure kit and trivia questions that you can play with your kids. Continue the fun by using the adventure kit to plan fun outdoor exploration quests for your children. Have them solve Captain Toad trivia in order to reveal the secret location of the gold star you have hidden.
Summer Activity 5: Join the Every Body Walk! & StreetPass Outside
Participate in the Every Body Walk! Collaborative with your kids and enjoy nature on a fun walk. While walking on a walk, be sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS and collect some StreetPass from other gamers. You can also earn up to 10 Play Coins while on your walk. Each step brings your closer to earning a Play Coin, which can be used to unlock bonus content in select games. Be sure to put your 3DS in Sleep Mode to collect StreetPass and Play Coins.