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Shanebow

We had a Wii console several years ago and gave it away to a family that had lost everything in a fire. Now we are on lockdown with several family members including a mother that has Alzheimer's and we are looking for something for All of Us 2 do. We don't have the Wii gaming system anymore or any of the components and would like people to recommend what we need in order to entertain each other through the rest of lockdown and Beyond. I'm sure stuff like Golf and bowling would be a couple of good options but I wonder both about what tools we need to get started including the console. As well as the support components that we should get too. So please recommend what I should look for on Facebook Marketplace so I can go out and buy it and get started. Thank you

Shanebow

ThanosReXXX

@Shanebow So, you're looking for another Wii again, or are you looking into one of Nintendo's newer consoles? If you're looking for a Wii with a complete set of components, have a look on sites like LukieGames and eStarLand. Those are official retro gaming shops and will give you FAR more certainty and warranties than your average Joe on eBay or Facebook, regardless of the fact that they might be listed as "trusted" reseller.

I'd look on LukieGames' website first, because they have a larger stock. Here you go:

P.S.

Unless you only want to play Wii games, do NOT go for the so-called family edition Wii's, although you might be tempted to do so, considering you do want one for the family. They aren't compatible with older (backwards compatible) titles, and have fewer options to add controllers and such. You'll easily recognize family edition Wii's by their official labeling and colors: the family edition is available in more colors than just black and white.

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WoomyNNYes

@Shanebow Parts you need for a complete Wii console to play bolwling/golf.

Console
AC adapter
Wii sensor bar
Wii Remote
Wii Nunchuck
Video cable (make sure it's the compatible with your tv, they had different video cable plugs: composite(yellow, red, white), component(red, blue, green, white, red), and I can't recall if there was an HDMI option. HDMI might be aftermarket only.

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Shanebow

@ThanosReXXX thank you for your response. The reason I thought of wii is I remember how it kept everyone moving and engaged and more like moving their body. My mom has alzheimers and could mimic physical movement but never even begin use a real controller with fingers, thumbs, buttons, etc simultaneously. If you have other ideas, feel free, but these suggestions look spot on.

Shanebow

Shanebow

@WoomyNNYes thanks. This breaks it down to basics for me to get started as soon as I get the baseline components together. Then the whole fam can begin.

Shanebow

ThanosReXXX

@Shanebow Well, if you already had a Wii before, and she was still able to participate in that way, then I think you should stick with that. The amount of money you'll need to spend will also be a bit more lenient that way, leaving the door open for a couple more games instead.

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LukieGames also has great customer support, so you could always give 'em a call or send them an e-mail first, if you're not quite sure what you'll need to get started. From what I've seen, though, most Wii bundles that they sell are pretty much complete. All you'll need is to add the extra Wii remotes and nunchucks, because obviously, you'll need one set for each player, to a maximum total of 4 players.

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Shanebow

Actually left them a message as you recommended so hopefully they'll call back to tomorrow but those components plus wii sports and fitness ought to be more than enough to take the edge off, or develop an edge for that matter. Thanks.

Shanebow

ThanosReXXX

@Shanebow You're welcome.

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