Today’s society is pretty concerned with children not playing in the traditional manner anymore, but using technology for entertainment. If you are a parent, you know what we are talking about. Children prefer video games instead of regular toys or a healthy encounter with some friends outside the house.
Of course, not all children are alike and some parents do great efforts to teach them the importance of natural play, as opposed to getting stuck to a computer’s screen.
However, those of you who can’t just remove the tech from the house, but still want your kids to have an awesome time, let us present you the Osmo game for iPad. This intelligent invention combines traditional play with the use of hi – tech gadgets that will please all children and parents alike.
How does the Osmo Game for iPad work?
According to the manufacturers and the reviewers,
Osmo combines real physical objects with the virtual world of an iPad. It uses a simple plastic stand, a mirror, and a handful of common objects to create a unique gaming experience.
Let’s take things step by step: everything that needs to be done consists in the following procedures:
– placing the iPad (2 and above) in the plastic stand
– hooking the mirror in front of the front – facing camera of the iPad
– launching the games
The Osmo game for iPad delivers 3 games one can choose from at launch. Each game comes with its own app. The games are highly educational and entertaining and they don’t fall in the category of “virtual reality”, but create a “true reality” based on some low – tech objects that come together in the same pack. The three games involve a highly competitive spelling game a child can play against some opponents, a puzzle game with over 2, 400 puzzle combinations and a very interesting game which appeals to the kids’ imagination.
Reviewers playing this game (and we are talking adults here) said the game is addictive, even at older ages. Osmo was designed for children aged 6 to 12, but parents can easily play along and compete in a game of hangman.
The creators of the game were very concerned with delivering a game which is sturdy, almost unbreakable and fun on the long – term. The plastic stand and the mirror are surprisingly resistant to any child’s destructive ideas, while the games themselves can be played for weeks and even months without becoming boring.
If you want to give Osmo a try, unfortunately, you have to wait for a while. For now the game is available only for pre – order and if you hurry, you can benefit from the 50% discount of the usual $99 price (for all three games). The creators said that after the first 1,000 pre – orders were registered, they would start manufacturing the physical pieces. Then you will have to wait between 8 and 12 weeks to receive your order. Seems like a very long time, but it is also worth it.