Barbara St. Hilaire Wins Nintendo Coolest Grandparent Contest

Posted on September 22, 2006

Nintendo GrandmaSome extremely cool grandparents competed recently in a Nintendo video game competition at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Barbara St. Hilaire of Mantua, Ohio was been crowned "Nintendo's Coolest Grandparent of the Year" after winning the competition, which was held in honor of Grandparents Day. Barbara, 70, defeated other grandparents in a competition of Brain Age, a Nintendo DS title that Nintendo says is popular among baby boomers and seniors.

Barbara Hilaire left with several prizes. A grandmother of 13, Barbara won two Nintendo DS Lite systems and 10 DS games to play with her family. We are guessing that's one of Barbara's grandkids in the picture holding the bag of Nintendo prizes. Barbara has been playing video games since 1975.

"I'm amazed I won! I didn't think I was that good," said Barbara. "I play with my 13 grandkids and they are all gamers. It's a lot of fun."

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