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Video Games And Building Blocks Are A Few Of His Favorite Things And You Can Win A Sifteo Game System Too

by Alex Iwashyna

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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!

I got Sifteo Cubes

It’s like he knew he’d love it even before taking them out of the box.

And once I popped in the batteries, my son couldn’t even bother finding a chair.

My son using sifteo cubes

Are you sure you don’t want to sit down?

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)

Mandatory Entry:

NOTE: This giveaway is only open to subscribers of LateEnough.com. You can go ahead and subscribe now by either RSSemail or to my newsletter if you aren’t already.

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.

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Kendra December 15, 2012 1

My girls love playing Wii Sports!

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Kendra December 15, 2012 2

I’m a FB fan!

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Kendra December 15, 2012 3

I liked Sifteo cubes on FB!

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Kendra December 15, 2012 4

I think “Bliss Bomb” sounds fun… or maybe I just like the name. :)

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Jeanne December 15, 2012 5

My 11 year old is finally getting an upgrade to a ps3 this year and he loves all the madden football games. My six year old daughter loves to play Mario. She’s pretty good!
Happy holidays!

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Tracie December 15, 2012 6

My daughter’s favorite video game is the Lego Harry Potter.

(I subscribe to your RSS and your newsletter!)

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Tracie December 15, 2012 7

Code Cracker looks awesome.

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Tracie December 15, 2012 8

You are liked on facebook! :)

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Tracie December 15, 2012 9

I followed @Sifteo.

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Tracie December 15, 2012 10

I follow you on twitter.

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dasi December 16, 2012 11

my daughter doesn’t do video games yet, but this might be an interesting place to start!

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Elva Mapp December 16, 2012 12

Looks interesting! I subscribe to you by email and I like you on Facebook.

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Arovd December 16, 2012 13

Whoa, this looks super cool!! My kids have leapsters, and they like the drawing, coloring games best (they’re still too young for video game type games.)
I subscribe to your newsletter and LOVE IT even when you’re not giving away cool stuff. :)

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Arovd December 16, 2012 14

Ok Bliss Bomb just sounds really cool. We could all use some bliss about now.

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Arovd December 16, 2012 15

Sifteo liked on Facebook, and I already liked you!!

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Arovd December 16, 2012 16

Followed @sifteo and @lateenough on twitter

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Arovd December 16, 2012 17
Arovd December 16, 2012 18

Or maybe I don’t know how to get a tweet URL?

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srishayini December 18, 2012 19
Arovd December 16, 2012 20

Here’s a ‘snapshot’ of the tweet:

arovd (@arovd)
12/16/12 8:41 AM
I entered to #win @Sifteo Cubes Interactive Game System thanks to @L8enough: lateenough.com/?p=3716 #giveaway

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Alex Iwashyna December 18, 2012 21

If you click “expand” then “details,” you can cut and paste the URL of the tweet and put it in the comments :)

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Arovd December 18, 2012 22
Lauren Zysk Parry December 16, 2012 23

Hands down my favorite video game is Tetris. Greatest game EVER. My 4 1/2 yr old son is just starting to get interested in problem solving puzzles and games. He loves Bad Piggies (and all of the Angry Bird games) and tanagram puzzles.

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 24

My kids and I love to play Mario Cart together!

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 25

I like you on facebook

(and I’ve been an email subscriber for a long time – forgot to mention that in my earlier comment)

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 26

I think Word Caravan would be my favorite game, but Sandwich Kingdom looks fun too

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 27

I like Siftco cubes on facebook

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 28

following @Sifteo on Twitter

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 29

following @L8enough on Twitter

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Stephanie December 16, 2012 30
Carrie December 16, 2012 31

I was never huge on video games but my girls both like the Wii Resort boxing game and Angry Birds

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Carrie December 16, 2012 32

I like Sifteo on FB

Suzanne Rogo

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Carrie December 16, 2012 33

I like you on FB

Suzanne Rogo

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Carrie December 16, 2012 34

I follow Sifteo on Twitter

Miss_Scarlett99

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Carrie December 16, 2012 35

I follow you on Twitter

Miss_Scarlett99

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Carrie December 16, 2012 36

Word Caravan sounds like a fun game

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Naomi December 16, 2012 37

Thank you for your post on sifteo. I hadn’t heard of it. After some additional research, we decided this was exactly the gift we’d been looking for. Our 10 year old daughter is a tech, book, and Lego lover with too many books and Legos. Her favorite games are Lego batman, jet pack joyride, plants vs zombies, and civilization. She also likes a few board games – we got Dixit for some friends, and that turned out to be quite fun.

I don’t think you should actually enter us in your drawing, though. I didn’t want to leave this to chance, so I went ahead and ordered the basic cube model from MarblesTheBrainStore.com. Amazon was out of them, so I’m afraid there will be a run on these.

Also, I love your blog. I don’t have time to follow blogs, so yours is the only one I actually subscribe to.

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AbsolutelyKathy December 16, 2012 38

These look super cool. My daughter loves playing the wii baseball game the most.

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James C. December 17, 2012 39

I am a Sifteo’s FB page fan! :)

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Angie December 17, 2012 40

I think the word caravan would be fun and great learning!

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Linda December 17, 2012 41

I think the TMNT game would be the “Bomb” for my 7 year old who loves the series.

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Stephanie December 17, 2012 42

My son loves Harry Potter on the PS2

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Linda December 17, 2012 43

I’m a FB fan of yours!!

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Angie December 17, 2012 44

I like sifteo on facebook.

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Linda December 17, 2012 45

Liked Sifteo on FB!!

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Linda December 17, 2012 46

Following Sifteo on Twitter!!

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Angie December 17, 2012 47

I like you on Facebook.

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Rachel December 17, 2012 48

LOVE these super cute pictures–absolutely captures the delight and excitement we all want to inspire in our loved ones, especially this time of year.

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Stephanie December 17, 2012 49

I’m a FB fan of Sifteo Cubes

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Angie December 17, 2012 50

I follow you on twitter

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Stephanie December 17, 2012 51

I’m a FB fan of Late Enough

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 52

The oh so popular Angry Birds is a favorite for my girls!

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Angie December 17, 2012 53

I follow sifteo on twitter

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 54

The sandwich making game looks very entertaining from the Sifteo site

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 55

I like Sifteo on FB!

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 56

I like Late Enough on FB!

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 57

Following Sifteo on Twitter

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Brenda A. December 17, 2012 58

Following L8Enough on Twitter

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Brandy December 17, 2012 59

My boys love Super Mario games (Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros, Paper Mario Super Sticker Star, etc.)

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Brandy December 17, 2012 60

I think my boys would love to play the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

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Cindy Meester December 17, 2012 61

She loves Bolt.

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Brandy December 17, 2012 62

I follow Sifteo on FaceBook.

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Brandy December 17, 2012 63

I follow Late Enough on FaceBook.

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Brandy December 17, 2012 64

I follow @Sifteo on twitter (@brand123).

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Brandy December 17, 2012 65

I follow @l8enough on twitter. (@brand123)

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Angie December 17, 2012 66
Brandy December 17, 2012 67
srishayini December 17, 2012 68

cube buddies looks like fun

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srishayini December 17, 2012 69

I follow Sifteo cubes on FB!

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srishayini December 17, 2012 70

I follow Late Enough on fb

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srishayini December 17, 2012 71

I follow @Sifteo on Twitter

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srishayini December 17, 2012 72

I follow @L8enough on Twitter

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srishayini December 17, 2012 73
Abby December 17, 2012 74

That is just adorable. And he has such a beautiful smile! We play just about anything, but our favorites are the Lego video game series. I can only imagine how much my godson would love those little cubes. He’s two and a half, and already knows how to work an iPhone better than I do. LOL

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Stephanie December 18, 2012 75
Michelle Thompson December 18, 2012 76

Thanks Alex! My 15 year old would LOVE these! He IS the Lego, building, video game, Scrabble, computer take-apart original kid.

(I now follow Sifteo on FB & Twitter, have always followed your blog of FB & Twitter and checked out the games- Chroma Splash looks like something I would play myself).

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Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 77

My favorite Video games were/are the “Metroid” series, my two year old like “Mini Squadron” on my phone :-)

On the Sifteo the game that really stood out to me was “Sandwich Kingdom”. It reminds me of “Dragon Warrior” on the NES.

I already like Sifteo on Facebook (how I found out about this post).
I liked you on Facebook.
I followed you on twitter.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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Arovd December 18, 2012 78
Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 79

On the Sifteo the game that really stood out to me was “Sandwich Kingdom”. It reminds me of “Dragon Warrior” on the NES.

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Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 80

I already like Sifteo on Facebook (how I found out about this post).

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Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 81

I liked you on Facebook.

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Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 82

I followed you on twitter.

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Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 83
Bobby Harrell December 18, 2012 84
Angie December 18, 2012 85
Erica December 18, 2012 86

Entering, because this looks WAY cooler than Angry Birds. :) And I like you on FB already, too! Thanks for super cool giveaways.

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srishayini December 18, 2012 87
Brandy December 19, 2012 88
Angie December 19, 2012 89
srishayini December 19, 2012 90
Christi December 20, 2012 91

My sons favorite game is Ninja Turtles on his “DS”, which is totally just my old GameBoy :)

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Angie December 20, 2012 92
Christi December 20, 2012 93

My favorite game is Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker for Game Cube!
We have a Wii, but we really just use it for game cube games. We like to kick it old school around here :)

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srishayini December 20, 2012 94

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