Sifteo Cube Interactive Gaming System {GIVEAWAY!}

Sifteo Cubes are unlike anything else we have ever played.  They are small video game cubes that interact with each other and their position in space.

You know how Kids Activities Blog LOVES to play…so we had to check them out!

Sifteo Cubes Interactive Game System

Sifteo Cubes

The Sifteo Cube Gaming System comes with three game cubes {each of these has a screen} and a base which houses the speaker and the on/off button.

Once I turned on the system, the cubes lit up and one of the cubes displayed a menu.  To navigate the menu I tipped the cube back and forth until I chose the game that I wanted.

I started with Chroma Splash.  It used all the cubes in a matching game.  It started out easy.  I would simply match the symbols on the edge of each cube and watch them pop and disappear.  A few levels later, I was begging my kids {and husband} to help me figure it out.

What I liked about trying each game was that at the beginning of each there was a tutorial with practice levels.  By the time things got challenging, I was comfortable with the tilting, shaking, pressing, sequencing, sliding, flipping and stacking needed for that game.

My kids picked it up much quicker than me.

*gasp*

It might be the 1000s of hours of video game practice they have been accruing!

Sifteo Cubes

Sifteo Video Games

The games change with the position of the cubes.  It is a bit difficult to get a good picture, but see the room arrangement on the cube displays in the photo above?  If you were to change the arrangement into a long line or a square, the screen of the moved cube would change to show a different room.

It is fun to see the character walk off of one screen and onto another based on a path or hallway.  You can change the path by moving the cubes around.

Another game, Bliss Bomb, isn’t a game at all.  It is a crazy sound and light display dependent on the movement of the cubes.  If you leave them sitting quietly, there is very little sound or color. When you pick them up, rearrange them, shake them, tap them or slide them the sound and color gets as frantic as the movements.  It reminds me of a water fountain light display…only in miniature and without the mess.

The recommended age for Sifteo Cube starts at 7.  My nearly 7 year old boy picked it up quickly.  There are several games that can be played multi-player.

There is also the ability to expand the system.  The basic Sifteo Cubes is a set of 3 with the base.  Additional cubes can be added with a limit of 12.  The system that we tested had one additional cube.

I didn’t try Sifteo Sync, but it is a way to download additional games onto the Sifteo Cubes system from your computer via USB cable.  New games load automatically.

Playing with Sifteo Cubes

That Video Game with the Cubes

The bottom line is that we really enjoyed playing with Sifteo.  The set comes with a pouch that makes them extremely portable.  The boys played with them on the table, the floor and on the couch.  I was afraid that the cubes would be very sensitive to needing a flat surface, but they worked amazingly well wherever my kids played.  I am always concerned about the boys breaking things {that is what they do}, but was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy the cubes were.  They seem tough enough to hold up to active play.

My boys thought they were cool.  My oldest reported the the best part was how there were a bunch of them and they could be moved around.  His favorite game was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Sifteo Cubes GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to the sweet folks at Sifteo, we have a set to give away.

Whoo hoo!

This would make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone over the age of 6 {including tech-lovin’ adults!}.

The Sifteo Cubes Set includes:

  • 3 Sifteo Cubes
  • Sifteo Base with speaker and USB port, pre-loaded with 4 games:  Chroma Splash, Cube Buddies, code Cracker, and Word Caravan
  • FREE download of Sandwich Kingdom {limited time only}
  • Micro USB cable
  • Soft carrying case
  • This set is worth $129.95!

To enter:  LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!

  • You may enter DAILY.
  • This giveaway closes at December 9, 2012 at midnight CST.
  • Winning comment will be chosen by random number generation.
  • Winner will be contacted via email {so please make sure we have it}.
  • If winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours another winning comment will be chosen.
  • Prize fulfillment by Sifteo Cubes.
  • US Only.
  • Good luck!
Thanks so much to the sweet Sifteo people who sent us a set to try out.  They are also providing the giveaway prize.  You can find out more information by visiting their website, following them on Twitter as @Sifteo, checking out their FB page.

150 Comments

  1. Barbara D says:

    Looks like a very unique gaming idea!

  2. I’ve never heard of these! They sound intriguing! I may have to put this on our son’s wish list for his birthday next year. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think my 7 year old video game junkie son would like these. We’ve been holding out and not buying him all the electronics he wants to avoid too much screen time, but these look way cool!

  4. Sounds right up my son’s alley 🙂 Thanks!

  5. amber shumway says:

    looks like an entertaining game and great for memory building.

  6. Wow, never heard of it before. Looks like fun! ~mari

  7. Oh my word! These seem awesome! We would love a set to try out!

  8. These would be so fun to try in the classroom!

  9. Brigette Engel says:

    My son would love these!! They would be a great Christmas Present!

  10. Wow!! I have never seen anything like this!

  11. I’ve never seen these before! Looks really cool!! My kids would love these.

  12. Misty Glitch says:

    These are so neat! Never seen anything like them.

  13. Looks great! My son would love those!

  14. Cool! I hope I win 🙂

  15. Bash Balrog says:

    Wow, that looks like fun! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win one!

  16. Awesome game!

  17. Looks amazing! My son would LOVE them…

  18. This game looks like a great way to fill an evening at home with the family

  19. Wow, this looks like a game I would be interested in playing and willing to let my children play! Thanks for the opportunity, I would definitely love to try it out!

  20. Carla Reed says:

    That is SO awesome!

  21. Johnny Reed says:

    Can this be for adults too? = )

  22. My boys would love these! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  23. Looks like a fun game!

  24. Definately going to purchase – if i do not win that is…

  25. My son would flip for these

  26. Thanks for the give-a-way, I would definitely love to try it out!

  27. My son would love this (and my husband too)

  28. What a great give-a-away! Looks like fun for any age 🙂

  29. Jen Barling says:

    I was just reading about these! I want some!!

  30. Oh They looks fantastic!

  31. Neat! I haven’t seen these before! They look like fun! Thanks!

  32. I noticed on their website that they do offer a discount for educators, including homeschool families! Going to look into that!

  33. Defintiively Sifteo cubes are innovative, radically different from other kids games today !

  34. LOVE these little guys! Been following Sifteo for a little while – can only imagine how much they would be to play with! My family would be a great winner – would treat them well and make sure they had lots of fun! 🙂

  35. These look so fun! I’ve never seen them before, but sure want to! Thanks for all the activities you share…my resource so many times! thank you for the opportunity to win something so fun!

  36. Serena Bondy says:

    Great gift Idea for the kids!

  37. Dena Booze says:

    These seem like a lot of fun and I would enjoy playing these with my children.

  38. Stephanie says:

    These are really cool. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Michelle San Antonio says:

    Never heard of these before, but they look soooo cool!!!!

  40. I am the STEM Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club. We primarily serve underprivileged children who lack access to and experience with technology. This would be a great teaching tool!!

  41. I’ve never heard of these! Looks fun!

  42. These look super fun! Would love to see them “in person”!

  43. Keiunta Dixon says:

    I have never heard of these, but my son will love this.

  44. I saw these at Blogher and was impressed then, I would love to have my own set. Screaming pick the Diva as loud as I can..smile

  45. I’d not seen or heard of these before now, but they look like something even i’d like to play around with. I’m pretty sure the kids would enjoy them too and it’s great that they’re multi-player because I have a bunch of kids!

  46. I have not seen or heard of these before your email came to me, but they look really super cool, and I know my two children would love, love, love them! And of course money is tight for everyone lately, so winning something as awesome as this would make the holiday brighter! Good luck all!

  47. I have not seen these before but they look like super fun. I can totally see my little big one and the cousins all playing with these and having a great time!

  48. Denishea Williams says:

    I never heard of Sifteco until now. The product looks easy to use and alot of fun. But what I.like most about the featured item is the capability to function on any surface. It’s a new create video game thar I think any gamer would like to try let alone own.

  49. Jennifer Radtke says:

    These look really cool. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  50. These are really neat! They would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing! (Don’t you love how quick kids are with new technology?!)

  51. michelle g says:

    wow – what a cool toy.

  52. I’ve never heard of this one…a good started for learning gamers :0)

  53. Monica Lavoie says:

    I have never seen these before, they look awesome.

    Thanks!

  54. How cool! I have never seen these before. They look fun!

  55. I never saw these before but they look fun.

  56. my girls would love these. Thanks for the chance!

  57. I have never seen these before, but I know my teen & pre-teen sons would love these!!
    klcmaher(dot)themorethemerrier(at)gmail(dot)com

  58. I would love these… I mean my kids would love these. hah!

  59. Sifteo looks awesome! It would be really fun to have a set at home.

  60. I think this would make a great gift for that special guy in my life!

  61. Simplyraising8@gmaildotcom I would love to play with these to see how they work.

  62. I’ve never seen anything like this. So cool!

  63. I have never heard of these before. I love it! Thanks for the opportunity.

  64. How cool! My neice would LOVE these!!

  65. I need to shop for my boyfriends brother and i think that he would love these. He loves trying new video games and these look like a lot of fun.

  66. Very cool. My kids would love these!

  67. I think my grandchildren would absolutely love the Sifteo Video Games, I wouldn’t even give them away but would keep them with me for when we have family game nights, I would be the coolest granma on the block 🙂

  68. I was able to play with them at BlogHer and I loved them. I have it on the wishlist for this christmas

  69. I would love to try these. They looked so cool at BlogHer! Thank you for the opportunity!

  70. I think my sons would really like these. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  71. These look like a bunch of fun. I hope I win them for my child.

  72. I’m back again for todays entry. I really want these cubes.

  73. My grandson would love these~thanks for the chance!

  74. Wow. Looks like fun!

  75. These look great! Would love to try them out in person!

  76. Back for another entry.. Thinking about how awesome these would be.

  77. Jennifer H says:

    I think these would be great for my lil guy!

  78. I first hear of these a few years ago when they were being tested! So excited! I want to win. Pick me pick me!

  79. My son is on the autism spectrum (almost 8) and I’ve been considering these for him, I think he’d love them! After reading your review I’m totally sold — great xmas or birthday present! Think I’ll hold off until next week to purchase — just in case 🙂

    Thanks for the review!

  80. My tech loving teenaged daughter would LOVE these!

  81. I’ve never heard of these – and I thought I knew about all of the cool toys, lol 🙂 Would LOVE to try ’em out!

  82. These look like a perfect fit for a family that loves games!!

  83. These are great, would love to try them with my kids. Thanks for the chance.

  84. Michael Water says:

    Almost buy the first generation (click), only called it off because of the review wasn’t that great and pricey.
    Need to have some kind of learning toy that can make my asperger daughter keep her interest and not give up easily.
    After read this review, I think this toy look promising.
    Thanks.

  85. My son would love this!! Great reviews 🙂

  86. Love to get a set. Thanks.

  87. These look awesome!!!

  88. Here’s an entry. 🙂

  89. My son would love to have these. He’s addicted to everything video-game related.

  90. This would be the best Christmas/Birthday gift my son has ever received! Those poor kids with Christmas birthdays usually get lost in the shuffle…but this would be a BIRTHDAY to remember!

  91. thanks for reviewing this new game format. always looking for an interesting gift idea!

  92. Thanks for reviewing this. When we first saw Sifteo cubes 3 years ago at the World Maker Faire in New York, we had so much fun playing with them! This would be the best Christmas present for my daughter!

  93. l hope i win

  94. Best of luck to all (but mostly me) =0

  95. Thanks for the chance!!

  96. Oh gosh…messed around and missed a day. Well here’s today’s entry. Thanks again.

  97. Thanks for this review!

  98. Pretty pretty please pick me! These would be an awesome Chirstmas/Birthday gift for my son!

  99. I wish, I wish with all my might, my entry be picked to win… oh sigh! 🙂

  100. Another entry!

  101. SusieQTpies says:

    I had never heard of these until your review. I don’t think my teens will care to play with these by my nieces would! How cool!

  102. How cool! This would be a very special Xmas present to give to my sons!

  103. Marilynn Braude says:

    These are so cool….would love to give to my grandkids and let them see how “in touch” their Mimi is with technology!!

  104. My little brothers would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! And since I am unemployed…I can actually afford to give this to them!!! Please pick me!!!!

  105. Wow! I’ve never heard of these. Thanks for the post.

  106. Sharon Allred says:

    These little cubes are amazing – my son is hoping to get them for Christmas more than anything! Thanks for the info u have here!

  107. These are great – I hope u pick me for the winner!!

  108. I want, I want gimmie…please and thank you! 🙂

  109. Just a big sister wanting to give these to my little brothers!!! They would LOVE me for it!!!

  110. I can’t wait! So excitedly awaiting to be picked! 🙂 Thank you!

  111. Marilynn Braude says:

    Love these and so would my grandkids!!

  112. I hope I win!

  113. I would love to win! Thanks!

  114. How fun, this look great!

  115. Pick me pick me!

  116. Hooray! I remembered to enter again today! Thanks again :).

  117. I sooooo need these in my life!

  118. I want these for my kiddos! These would complete me, random number generator…have mercy on those that just found out about this contest! It is Christmas after.all!

  119. Kristie F says:

    Thanks for the guveaway!!

  120. Cant wait to give these to my Kids! Thank you!!

  121. To win and give the gift of Sifteo under the tree.

  122. Adam Hill says:

    Hope to win!

  123. I hope I win!

  124. Here we go!

  125. I’d love a free set of Sifteo cubes!

  126. Stephanie says:

    love these things! Please enter me!

  127. These are awesome!! I think who gets to play with them first would be the issue!

  128. Thanks for writing this review.
    James

  129. Did you get a winner yet?

  130. You are the winning comment! Congratulations…I am emailing you right now to get contact information.

  131. These are awesome!!!!

  132. I want one!!! These look so cool

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