The Play Nintendo Tour is Bringing a Pop-Up Video Game Lounge to Tysons Corner Center for the Weekend

The Play Nintendo Tour is Bringing a Pop-Up Video Game Lounge to Tysons Corner Center for the Weekend
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If playing Pokémon Go this summer has awoken a nostalgia beast within you that needs feeding, a visit to Tysons Corner Center this weekend may be the fix. As part of a multi-city Play Nintendo Tour, a traveling video game lounge is making a stop at the Virginia mall for the weekend.

The tour is inspired by Play Nintendo, a kid-friendly website with Nintendo-themed activities, quizzes, videos, and more. The kid-friendly (and grown-up Nintendo fan-friendly) lounge at Tysons Corner Center this weekend will feature a number of Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS games that visitors can play, a life-size Kirby and huge Pokéball to take photos with, and different themed areas based on Nintendo games.

The different play areas include Yoshi egg seating in front of the Yoshi’s New Island game, pink beanbags for relaxing while playing Kirby: Planet Robobot, a blue spiny shell stationed by Mario Kart 7, and a huge banana by Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, along with Pokémon games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, among others. Throughout the event, there will also be contests with prizes for attendees to participate in.

The pop-up lounge will run Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27 from 10 AM to 9:30 PM and on Sunday, August 28 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Bloomingdale’s Court in the lower level of Tysons Corner Center 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., Tysons Corner.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.