With so much parental concern about the amount of screen time children are spending in front of computers, phones and tablets, it is refreshing to see just how Osmo have taken this into account for their Genius Starter Kit.
A truly unique educational gaming accessory for the iPad, Osmo have made sure that the experience is more about physical interaction and less about staring at the screen.
The Osmo Genius Starter Kit comes with five fun games: Numbers, Tangram, Newton, Words and Masterpiece. This means that it covers a range of subjects, including science, maths and art. It is certainly NOT a one-trick pony.
The Numbers game includes arranging physical tiles to make numbers and complete levels. It is a simple premise – add by putting on more tiles, subtract by removing them and multiply by connecting them together.
The popular Tangram game features over 500 different puzzles of differing shapes and forms, where the player has to arrange the tiles to match the shape on the iPad. It has reinvented this classic game, using the visual and audio feedback effectively.
Newton is, as you would expect, a physics-based game that works with any object or drawing. All you have to do is place the chosen item in front of the screen and manipulate it to guide the falling balls into the target zones, negotiating moving platforms and fans that force the player to rethink their approach.
Words is always a fun game to play, whether on your own or with a friend, guessing secret words. With the myOsmo community creating hundreds of custom levels too, there is an impressive scope to keep coming back to this game time and again.
Masterpiece is a drawing tool that allows you to pick any image and then transform it into easy-to-follow guides to recreate it. The combination of technology and drawing is wonderful to behold.
The Genius Starter Kit comes with the Osmo iPad base (stand and reflector), game playing pieces and stackable storage containers, all of which are very simple to use and allow players to just jump straight in.
Considering the great price of the Genius Starter Kit, the unique AI and just the sheer diversity when it comes to the games, this is a wonderful educational tool for the digital age that children will want to come back to again and again.
Osmo has launched their Black Friday deals, with up to 30% off Starter Kits and Games.
Deals include a £29.99 saving on the popular Little Genius Kit, with Disney games including Super Studio Disney Frozen 2 and Super Studio Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 for just £15.99 each.
More information and images can be found here: https://www.playosmo.com/en-gb/genius-sk/
Easy to set up
Diverse range of games
Great educational value
Compatible with iPad, iPad mini, iPad pro and iPad air