Kinect for Xbox 360, Microsoft, 2010; $149.99; www.xbox.com; ages 6 and up. Requires: Xbox 360.
Imagine a gaming experience where you don't have to hold any controller and what you do with your entire body controls what happens in the game. Kinect for Xbox 360 does just that! With a special motion capture sensor that sits in front of your television, Kinect puts all of you at the center of gameplay. Whether your cresting the white water rapids in Kinect Adventures, kicking the ball down the soccer pitch in Kinect Sports, or kart-racing around a zany course in Kinect Joy Ride, you feel the action as you lean, jump, steer, swing, and engage your entire body in controlling the game. Our kids testers LOVED Kinect, even if they sacrificed some elements of control that a tradional joystick or pad affords. This will be a hit for the entire family!