I have the console and 3 games - a couple of Mario games and Carnival games. What accessories do I need? (gift for daughter so haven't opened the box yet). Please don't reply with lists of games I "should" buy - the only info I am looking for is: how many remotes/nunchuks (if any) do I need for a family of four to be able to enjoy playing these games? TIA!!!
The Wii comes with 1 controller and 1 Nunchuk. The Nunchuk is only used on some games. You would have to go check each one's box or Amazon page to see if it needs a Nunchuk. Otherwise you would need 4 remotes to have 4 people play at once ($200)
I would also consider purchasing the re-charging station for the remotes (I guess there is a model that will re-charge 4 at once, we have the one that charges 2 - works great). You need the nunchuck for the 'boxing' that comes with the Wii....not sure if the Mario games require the nunchuck. If you don't get the re-charger for the remotes...get lots of batteries.
Rechargable AA batteries work fine in the WiiMotes too. (You'll need 2 AA batteries for each controller. The regular Nunchuks don't need any, they plug into the WiiMote). Get yourself a couple extra sets so you can play while you're recharging the rest.