Walk on Water

The WaterMat‘ is a non-inflatable, floating mat that’s basically a portable island. The mat can hold up to 1,200 pounds and rolls up for easy transportation making it perfect for your next lake adventure. FUN!

Virtual Reality Beat Saber

I think I would enjoy playing this: VR Beat Saber.

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Tooter Smart Flashcards

If my kids were still little, I would support this Kickstarter and buy a set of Tooder flashcards. The interactive iPad part makes it fun and parent-indepdenent. Winner!

Draw With Type: Weird Type

Zach Lieberman and his wife Molmol Kuo created an iOS app that lets you draw with type, it’s appropriately called Weird Type. Type floating in space makes my heart go pitter patter.

Infento

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s house in LA and he showed me Infento. This makes me want to be a kid! You can build various rides for your kids, with your kids. This is next level LEGO-kinda-play!

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)