I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When my kids start talking about how they’ve gotten the magic jewel and unlocked the hidden door and found the bonus winged lemur or whatever on their Nintendo DS games, my eyes glaze over. I’m just not much of a gaming person. But when it comes time for a road trip and the children are blessedly silent in the back seat while they play those games? Well, my attitude changes a bit. Long live the hand-held video game!
Right now Amazon is offering Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen for the DS for just $19.98 (half off). I have no idea why it’s cool, but I do know that it’s highly-rated and fairly involved, which means it should buy you quite a lot of happy silence, indeed.