Jumbo iPieces bring you a new generation of award winning digital board games whereby you play with real figures or playing pieces on the iPad. This involves the iPad used as the familiar playing board, with the figures activating special effects on the board. In this way, traditional games such as “Game of the Goose” come to life right before your eyes or if you prefer the fast paced challenge of Air Hockey then you watch and listen to the digital puck bouncing of the sides and sliding into the goal.
In the games pack you will find the interactive pawns and games accessories, and there is a link to the free app in the Appstore in the instructions. What’s more, all you need is an iPad and a few fellow players. And then let the games commence!
Jumbo iPieces provide an extra dimension to traditional group games. The specially designed iPieces activate astonishing animations and special effects on the iPad, which literally near enough bring the game to life. For example, in iPieces Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam the interactive playing counters bring your character to life with matching sound effect when placed on the screen of the iPad and allow children to complete fun & exciting mini-games along the way. Experience a realistic game of “Pool” by using the iCues to knock the balls in the pockets or race around the board in the children’s classic “Ludo” that includes twelve iPieces pawns and great sound effects. In the traditional “Game of the Goose”, the geese almost fly out of the game; in the “Fish Game” you can hear the water splashing over the iPad; and the snakes slither over the board when playing “Snakes & Ladders” and not forgetting the fast-paced clashing of hockey pucks in “Air Hockey.”
Jumbo iPieces combine the best of two worlds: the charm of playing a game together and the interactive world of the iPad. The games are suitable for all the family, from young to old.
iPieces games start from £9.99 and are available to buy from Asda, Carphone Warehouse, WHSmith, Toys R Us, John Lewis, Next, Debenhams and Amazon.co.uk – check your local retailer for availability.
iPieces have been recognised by leading parenting publications and have won three awards so far in 2012;
Loved by Parents Sliver Award 2012 for Best Children’s App
Loved by Parents Bronze Award 2012 for Best Family App
Junior Design Awards 2012 Best Game App
And were extremely confident that more awards will follow…
Very first iPad games
On 15 November 2011 Jumbo launched its first four iPad games: Game of the Goose, Snakes & Ladders, Air Hockey and Magnetic Fish Game.
The playing pieces inside the packs are suitable for both the iPad 1 and iPad 2, and can be used in combination with the free corresponding apps in the Appstore. The games will also be available for a number of tablets with Android Software in early 2012.
The games will be sold in both toy shops and through web and multimedia stores. Consumers can purchase the games, consisting of playing pieces in combination with a free app.