One of my favorite gaming memories with my mother (a non-gamer) is spending countless nights on our DS systems playing Clubhouse Games, a collection of board, card, and parlor games released in 2006. A few nights a week, we’d hunker down on the couch for a couple hours and would try to outshoot each other in darts or pass off our old maid to the other in a tense card battle. While those days have long since passed, Nintendo is giving us another chance to relive them with Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics starting this June.
Announced during the surprise Nintendo Direct Mini this morning, Clubhouse Games is bringing 51 popular card, board, and parlor games from around the world to Switch in a single convenient package. From American classics such as Checkers to the Japanese Shogi, from the strategy of Chess to the action of Air Hockey, there’s almost certainly something here for everyone.
As we all know though, games are more fun with friends, and thus Clubhouse Games provides an option for both local and online multiplayer in many of its games. One of the nicest features of the original DS release was the ability to use download play to so that multiple people could play locally using only one version of the game. A similar feature is returning with this iteration, though in the form of a standalone supplementary software.
I personally can’t wait to go back home and throw down with my mother once again this summer, as Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics launches on June 5th at a price of $39.99. Pre-orders are open now via the Nintendo eShop.