Method of Action

Learn typography, color, kerning, and more, all by playing a few fun mini-games.

Skyline Chess

Skyline Chess brings the iconic architecture of New York City to your chess board. Made me smile.

The Creature Garden

The Creature Garden App by Tinybop is delightful. It lets you create incredible, fantastical creatures with 100s of different hooves and horns, wings and beaks, paws and claws, and more. So much fun!

Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun. My kids would love this.

Toio

Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.

Monument Valley 2

Ustwo launches Monument Valley 2, a sequel to the hit puzzle game. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

Colorful Backgammon Set

My family used to play hours and hours of Backgammon when I was a kid. This colorful set put a smile on my face. I would totally give this a home.

Mammals by Tinybop

The fine folks over at Tinybop have been busy and launched a new app, called Mammals. The app comes with a free handbook to play and learn with your kids. It entails interactivity tips, fun facts and questions you can ask the kids.

Hammer Out a Geoboard

This DIY Geoboard project looks like so much fun. Definitely something I’d love to try with my kids.

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“Table Games”

I will definitely bring up this game by Sarah Kay at a future dinner with my friends.

The Confessions Game

With the help of a dice and some cards, the Confessions Game asks participants to answer a series of questions around career, sex, money, relationships, family, gently inviting everyone to share important bits of themselves. I want to play this.

Tsumiki Stacking Blocks

Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.

Fling-ama-String Cat Toy

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My cat is NUTS over this cat toy. That is all.

Phone-Home Xylophone

Phone-Home xylophone

The Phone-Home Xylophone is an eight-key handheld instrument with built-in looping, pitch control, and delay. Looks like fun!

The Confessions Game

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The Confessions Game is designed to get a group of friends to share their lives triumphs, joys, fears and longings. #wishlisted

Tinybop: Space

Space by Tinybop from Tinybop on Vimeo.

Tinybop just launched their latest educational app for kids: SPACE Can’t wait to show my six year old tonight!!

The Empathy Toy

The Empathy Toy

This made me look: The Empathy Toy is a blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other.

Twenty One Toys, the company behind the Empathy Toy offers Professional Development Workshops, “Intro To Empathy In Your Team”. I can think of some folks here in the U.S. who we should gift this to.

LET’S PLAY

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LET’S PLAY is what happens when you challenge 100 Swiss artists, designers & architects to play with building blocks for 30minutes and then document it. Beautiful.

Quick, Draw

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I just spent way too much time on Quick, Draw, a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. Of course, it doesn’t always work. But the more you play with it, the more it will learn.

(via The Latest)

Me by Tinybop

The latest app by Tinybop, called Me, launched last week and I wan’t wait to show it to my six year old.

Me asks kids 100s of questions about their feelings, their families, friends, school, and home, with words, pictures, photos, and sounds to create a vibrant, dynamic self-portrait.
Me aims to help kids build skills like self-awareness, social awareness, and emotional literacy. The app is based on research suggesting that the better kids understand themselves, the more able they are to be empathetic and understand others.

Learn more about Me and find additional resources to help raise a good human.

Indoor Snowball Fight

Indoor snowball fight

Snowball Battle lets you bring snowball fights indoors! Comes with 10 lightweight snowballs, and mesh bag for easy clean up. LOVE IT!

Universe App

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The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.

The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.

Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.

I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!

Know Your Font

Know Your Font

Font nerds unite: Know Your Font is a simple typography adventure.

(via Coudal)

Bardos in Mandagon

Mandagon is a video game inspired by Tibetan Buddhism.

(via Chris)