Video Game Creation Platform

By Bloxels

$49.95
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This tangible board and blocks lets kids create their own video games, bridging the digital and physical world. They build on the game board with color-coded blocks that represent different functions in the game. The Bloxels app captures the scene and brings it to pixelated life. Kids can start playing against friends as soon as they are done building or explore the games built by others.

  • Materials: Plastic
  • Care: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Operates with the free ‘Bloxels Builder’ app available on Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon
  • For use with smartphones and tablets only. See Compatability Chart
  • Platforms supported: Apple iOS, Android, and Kindle
  • Build, design, and create games and characters
  • Promotes problem solving, game analysis, and building strategy
  • Recommended for ages 8+
  • Includes 250 blocks and instruction book
  • Not for children under 3 years
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 11” x 11” x 2”
  • Weight: 3 lbs.

3 Reviews (3.7 out of 5 Grommets)

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5

Had me snared.

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I have two grandsons, ages 8 and 10 who are computer nuts and very into the workings of the computers they have, they helped their father build and repair their computers. They, of course, love video games and mind craft had them enthralled. I am hoping that these will snare their imagination and give them hours of creation and play.
But, it is a Christmas gift and has not been seen by them. But their Dad is interested.
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5

Bought this for the grandkids

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Wonderful! It's especially fun when we set up the game and then attempt to play it! I don't think we've laughed that hard in a long time when we missed a spot and our hero fell through. And kept falling. Lol. Awesome.More > < Less

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Got be tech savvy!

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Never figured it out. Shelve display

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A video game no one else has.

About Bloxels

Early Developers

Tell a kid they can create their own video game and be prepared to get out of the way as they get to work. Bloxels gives them control of the game while combining physical play with screen time.

It all begins on an actual game board. Each color-coded block represents a different function in the game—an environment, action, or character—while the board represents a room. Kids create the scene and then take a picture with the app. Based on the colors and placement, the app turns the image into a game.

Founders Robin Rath and Daniel Wiseman both grew up on video games, and created Bloxels to combine their favorite aspects of digital play. Daniel liked to create his own characters and explore artwork. While Robin was interested in playing and adding new levels.

Kids can start playing with their games as soon as they are done building. Or they can try out games built by other kids. They will relish being in control of their own designs, while their parents can appreciate a healthier mix of real and virtual playtime.