Thanks to my nephew-in-law and family, briefly visiting from Germany, Fellow Traveler and I have been introduced to the Nintendo Wii.
Last night we played a variety of games, including bowling -- a game I haven't played since junior high school; sadly, my average score 30-some years later is just as dismal -- and golf, which I found myself playing remarkably well (despite a brief sojourn in a virtual sand trap).
I've got to tell you -- this thing is fun. And unlike the couch-potato-tot video games of yore, the Wii is full-body gaming -- for instance, apart from not holding the weight of a real bowling bowl, you're putting your body through almost the same motions as the real game when you play. I've heard that some forward-thinking senior care facilities are investing in Wiis to give their residents an accessible alternative to sports they used to enjoy, and I think that's a splendid idea.
Since we're not what marketing folk call Early Adopters -- I think our category is Late, Cheap and Able to Postpone Our Gratification Until Closeout Special Time -- we are not going to run out and buy a Wii anytime soon. But it's on our horizon line.