Geek family book review: Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition

guinness world records gamer's editionBrace yourselves, geeksters, because the latest volume of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is freshly booted up today.

As the name suggests, it’s a special edition of Guinness World Records completely devoted to gaming.

Whilst it’s a terrific gift for anyone who loves video games, I think this is the sort of book that’s particularly good for luring reluctant readers. If you think your child is doing too much gaming and you want them to read more, this is the perfect book to keep you both happy.

From Minecraft to Mario Kart, all the games you know and love are here.

It includes gameplay tips and hints, interviews and features exploring gaming from different perspectives, the biggest-selling games, highest scores, and the world’s most amazing gamers.

Small boys will go MAD for it.

Speaking of which, my 11 year old son is a keen reader and gamer – you can check out his Youtube channel at Mister Turtle Gaming where he reviews the latest video games. As such this book could not have been more up his street and this is what he thought of the copy we were sent to review:

“I hadn’t heard of this book before we got it to review. The cover and look of it is very good. I like that it’s easy to read. I like how it goes through individual games and tells you all the records they’ve broken. I especially liked to read about Portal 2, Halo, the Mario and Minecraft sections and the chapter on toys made out of games.

There is also information about gaming systems and online gaming software. I learned a lot about online games and where to play that I didn’t know before, Dimble Games appeared to be a popular thread. There are lots of pictures so it is easy to read and find the sections you like. I like the pictures and the design – it’s a very colourful book. You can flick through it a lot and find out lots of different facts. I would recommend this book to my friends because it’s got something for any gamer. I showed it to some of my friends and they all thought it was very cool.”

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The 2015 version of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is published on 6th November 2014. Paperback, 216 pages, RRP £9.99 (currently on special offer for £6.99 at Amazon)