With the game of skill and movement, HCM Kinzel has launched its first family game with electronic components - and thus convinced the jury of the Tommi children's software prize. The Swabian publisher took third place in the "Electronic Toys" category and only had to admit defeat to its competitors Lego with Super Mario Adventure and Osmo with the Genius Starter Set.
With Tap it! the only board game-like toy entered the race. HCM Kinzel's concept was therefore nominated in the "Electronic Toys" category due to the pronounced electronic components, in which Lego's Super Mario Adventure was nominated, among others. In the end, HCM Kinzel was unable to assert itself against the cooperation product from Lego and Nintendo, and the Osmo Starter Kit also ranks ahead of the Swabians, who ultimately secured third place in the Tommi 2020 children's software prize. A total of four toys were nominated in the category.
Tap it! speaks to several age groups
Tap it! from the HCM Kinzel publishing house is one of the winners of this year's children's software prize. The movement and action game for children and young people from the age of eight won bronze in the "Tommi" competition. Not least because the action-packed game concept is especially fun for children. The children's jury says: “Tap it! wins at TOMMI 2020 because it's a very good family game. There are different modes. We even did sports with it and had to jump and run a lot. It's great fun because you need a very good memory and you have to react quickly.”
Four wirelessly connected buzzers promote reaction and speed and get players moving. Around 900 children tested the games and educational software nominated by an expert jury in 20 libraries.
The family game is one of this year's autumn novelties from the Zaberfeld-based publisher and will be available in stores as an autumn novelty. "We are very pleased that we are among the winners of this award and that with our first own electronic game," say publishers Markus and Christian Kinzel. "We are very convinced of Tap it !, because it encourages reaction and movement in a playful way."
The video shows how the family game works:
Vier Varianten bietet das Gesellschaftsspiel: Tap it, Switch, Memo und Pong. Die Halbkugeln blinken dazu je nach Spielmodus auf. Im Spielmodus Tap it drückt man so schnell wie möglich auf den Buzzer mit der eigenen Spielfarbe, um den Punkt für sich einzuheimsen. Wechselt die Farbe, sollte man die Finger davon lassen, sonst geht der Punkt an den Mitspieler. Bei Switch heißt es „Laufen zum richtigen Buzzer“. Und das, bevor ein Mitspieler auf seine Farbe buzzern konnte, denn mit einem “Touch down“ ändern sich alle Farben. Memo ist ein klassisches Spiel in neuer Form, bei der die Herausforderung darin liegt, die Reihenfolge der aufleuchtenden Buzzer richtig zu wiederholen. Der vierte Spielmodus Pong ist eine Art Tischtennis, bei dem die Lichtkugel hin und her geschlagen wird. Egal, welches Spiel man gewählt hat, die Buzzer zeigen nach jeder Spielrunde farblich an, welche Farbe am meisten gebuzzert wurde.
The expert jury is also impressed by the idea, but at least criticizes the tones that Tap it! can be heard: "Tap It" is a game in which children have to press different buzzers as quickly as possible. These can be distributed in the room with the greatest possible distance, so that there is still a lot of acrobatics for a quick reaction. This works well and is fun. If only it weren't for the horrible tones that remind you of a fire alarm.” The experts see the flexibility of the player groups as particularly positive: Tap it! is "entertaining, especially with several people, several age groups can play well together."
Tap it! is one of the autumn innovations from HCM Kinzel and is available in stores at a price of around 40 euros. Up to eight players can take part, in principle there is also the possibility of linking the central buzzer with up to 23 other hemispheres.
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