Game Wave Family Entertainment System

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The Game Wave Family Entertainment System is a hybrid DVD player and video game console. It was first released in Canada in October 2005.

Unlike other consoles of its generation (such as the Xbox 360), the Game Wave is aimed at a more family friendly market: the majority of its games are trivia based or video versions of more traditional games (such as variants of Scrabble and Blackjack). The Game Wave can connect up to six controllers (which look like TV remotes) but comes with four. Each controller has a different colour (yellow, red, blue, green, purple, and orange) to help players tell them apart. It comes with a case that can hold all 6 remotes and a copy of 4 Degrees: The Arc of Trivia, Vol. 1.

As of 2021, extra remotes and some games still appear for sale on the VeggieTales website. VeggieTales is a Christian animated cartoon series that had their own game on the system. Whilst they no longer have their own game available to buy, they still appear to have stock of the Sudoku Challenge and Letter ZAP! games, and the listings link to the now-defunct "" website.

Manufacturer: ZAPiT Games
Date: October 2005

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH39358. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Game Wave Family Entertainment System

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