When I went to BlogHer ’12 this summer, a booth stood out to me because I’d never seen anything like it, and I knew my son would love it. The Sifteo Cubes are 1.7 inch cubes that are video games and building blocks, two of my son’s favorite things so I was very excited to hear from them this holiday season.
And so was he!
And once I popped in the batteries, my son couldn’t even bother finding a chair.
The video games are played from one screen to the next so it’s not just about playing but thinking through how to tilt, shift, neighbor and press different cubes, and you can add up to 12 cubes to make the games even more challenging. So far, we’ve stuck to the basic set because my son is 6-year-old, and I wanted him to have fun for his first week with the Sifteo cube, not be frustrated. We will use our add-on cube once he’s mastered the video games he has.
My son loved them, and, since I love a good puzzle game myself, I love them, too.
Here’s a quick video of him playing with the Sifteo Cubes so you can get a good idea of what the Sifteo Cubes are like.
It’s important to realized that the graphics aren’t at the level of video games today. They remind me more of the games I played as a kid, but I think what the cubes lack in fancy graphics, they make up for in interactive-ness. Watching my son rearrange the blocks to move characters around or to match up colors and shapes and letters makes his time playing feel less like spaced-out screen time and more like playing logic games or interactive reading games.
Because we loved these so much, we are also giving away a Sifteo Cubes, Interactive Game System set to y’all!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to comment #67
Sifteo Cubes, Interactive Game System ($129.95 value) is recommended for ages 7 to adult and includes:
- 3 Sifteo Cubes
- Sifteo Base
- 4 pre-installed games: Chroma Splash, Cube Buddies, code Cracker, Word Caravan
- Free download of Sandwich Kingdom (limited time only – a $10 value)
- USB cable
- Soft carrying case
- 5 AAA Batteries (included)
Once you’ve subscribed, please leave a comment letting me know what is you or your child’s favorite video game and you are entered into the giveaway!
Additional Entries (must be left as SEPARATE COMMENTS as each comment is numbered as a random entry):
- Visit Sifteo Cubes and tell me in a comment which game you think looks like fun.
- Like Sifteo Cubes on Facebook. (let me know in the comments and already liking them counts)
- Like Late Enough on Facebook. (let me know in the comments and already liking us counts)
- Follow @Sifteo on Twitter (let me know in the comments and already following them counts)
- Follow @L8enough on Twitter (let me know in the comments and already following us counts)
- Tweet 1/day: I entered to #win @Sifteo Cubes Interactive Game System thanks to @L8enough: http://www.lateenough.com/?p=3716 #giveaway (don’t forget to leave us a comment with the tweet URL)
This giveaway ends on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at noon EST, is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only, and is not guaranteed by Christmas. I will email the winner who will be chosen at random. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or I will have to chose a new winner. Please read the official rules before entering any giveaways.
Disclaimer: I was given the Sifteo Cubes, Interactive Game System, and an Add-On Cube to review and a Sifteo Cubes, Interactive Game System to give away. My opinion is can’t be bought sadly for everyone but me and my freaders.