With iPhone’s and iPod Touch’s replacing Game Boys and Nintendo DS’s, it made us wonder how board games will change with the times. Sifteo Cubes is the new face of board games – packed with sensory technology, the fun new “Game Cubes” bring back the timeless playability of games brought to you by the likes of Mattel with the latest technology to produce a “hands-on play experience.”
Each pack of Sifteo comes with three cubes having a 1.5” display, sensors and wireless communication abilities. The 1.5” cubes allow for interactive play through its touch, motion, proximity and contact sensors. And the games that come within the cubes are able to utilize any of the sensors it wishes to create game play that gets your brain and hands working together.
The gaming usually involves moving the blocks into different formation, assembling them in appropriate sequences, flipping, shaking, and/or tilting. And, all you need to get started is a PC near by – Sifteo connects wirelessly to a nearby computer via USB radio link and holds up to 4 hours of play per charge. You pick and run games through the SiftRunner desktop software, where you can also create your own games as well.
“Sifteo is bringing together two great play traditions, combining classic play patterns from games like chess, dominoes and jigsaw puzzles with the richness of interactive game technology for an experience that is exciting, challenging, and fun.” Says there website.
Sifteo is the new generation of toys that facilitates learning through brainy activities and interactive technology. And the gaming options will be limited only upon creativity. Sifteo Cubes is a welcome gaming platform that feels like a board game but current with our new interface driven world. While most of the games are more family oriented the opportunities for this ingenious and creative gaming format will lead to a new generation of ideas for everyone to play. You can get Sifteo Cubes now for $149.00.
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