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Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Preview

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

If you played the Nintendo DS regularly, you probably recall Clubhouse Games. The compilation included dozens of card, board, and parlor games. Now Nintendo is reviving the franchise on Switch.

As the title suggests, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics comes packed with more than 50 games in one collection. You’ll play everything from some of the oldest games still played today like Mancala and chess to more modern games like a Candy Crush knockoff.

Personally, the card games interest me the most. You’ll have games like Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, and a couple of different Solitaire games. You can play both Klondike and Spider.

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Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics even comes with a series of sports mini-games. These are basically digital versions of old parlor games. You can take a swing of the bat at Toy Baseball, duke it out in Toy Boxing, or score a goal in Toy Soccer. Toy Boxing reminds me of the old Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. Meanwhile, Toy Soccer is closer to a game of Foosball.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo aims to make Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics accessible to a wide audience. It will feature in-game tutorials and assist features to help you get in the groove of things, as well as an undo button in some of the games so that you can try again without restarting.

Take Clubhouse Games on the go in handheld mode or connect it to your TV for a game night with family and friends. Some of the games support up to four players. Friends can play with you using their own Joy-Con. Also, if you have more than one Switch, you only need one copy of the game to play all of the games in local play.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics launches on June 5 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It retails for $39.99. Pre-orders are now open.