Petz Beach for Nintendo 3DS {car ride}

It’s no secret that my family loves video games.  While my daughter lives a very balanced life of school, sports and outdoor activities, I encourage her love of video games.  Specifically, I love games that are either puzzles or require creativity.  She loves to build her own worlds, so I bet you can already guess which are her favorites *enter shaking green creeper*.

If we are in the car, you can rest assured that my daughter’s Nintendo 3DS is not far away.  It’s amazing for car rides and trips… for both her and the rest of us (what?  Who doesn’t love peace and quiet?).  She has outgrown many of the games she has, despite only being 7 (8 in Jan).  She now only has a couple she plays and I like them because they require her to read on a pretty high level.

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The latest to hit her screen is new from Ubisoft — Petz Beach, where players can care for a variety of animals, complete quests to expand their village and connect with other Petz owners.  There are over 50 animals in the game from dogs to dolphins, and the game changes with the seasons (love these types!) so your kids won’t grow tired quickly.  The environment changes as the year goes on.

As the game evolves, it expands.  Players explore the town and meet new neighbors with their pets. As they do so, they will help these new friends and expand the village.  But my favorite part, as a mom, is that Ubisoft partnered up with Encyclopaedia Britannica to incorporate learning along the way.  (YEAY!)  As kids care for their pets and complete missions, they’ll learn facts about animals, plants and insects!


When the game arrived, my daughter squealed.  She immediately ran to her room and grabbed her 3DS.  There was a period of hyperventilation.  She loves it.  I asked her what she liked most about the game:

“I love animals so I love Petz Beach.  I cant wait to see what animal comes next — I know there is a penguin and a dolphin because I saw those on the box.  There is always new people and stores coming to the village.  I heard first you train your animals to find insects and then there is an insect museum”  Savannah, 7.  There was a lot more that she said, but I can only type but so fast and not all of it made sense to me.  Basically, my daughter loves this game and is excited for the future within Petz Beach!

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Petz Beach was just released Oct 14, perfect timing for holiday shopping!  Same day, Petz Countryside released, which is the same experience, just a different environment. Purchase Petz Beach – Nintendo 3DS on Amazon for $29.99!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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  1. Hillary
    November 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    My son is 5 1/2 and also plays his DS on car rides. We are getting him a 3DS for Christmas because his old, refurbished DS is just about a goner. He LOVES animals and the beach and he freaks out when he sees this game advertised. My question to you is, what level of reading and how much reading is required of a child while playing this game? At 5 and in kindergarten, his reading abilities are limited but growing and while I have no problem helping him with the game while his dad is driving, it would be difficult when just he and I are on a road trip together. I’m not a person that texts and drives and I’m not about to be a person that reads my son’s 3DS and drives. LOL! Is it too advanced for a 5 yer old with limited/normal reading abilities and would it cause him to be frustrated and NOT play the game at this age? Or is it one of those where he can figure things out without having to know what the words say?? I hope you can help! I can’t find any info on this topic!

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