What is Goji Play?

I am really excited to be introducing you today to Goji Play.  This is how I would define it…

Goji Play /go gee pla/ verb   1. actively engage in exercise in a way that passes time without notice.  2.  get kids off couch and into a video game that will get their hearts pumping.  3.  family fun and competition.

OK, so that might not be the official definition, but it is what we have learned through play.

Blue Goji - Goji Play - Kids Activities Blog

I am super excited to be working with Blue Goji {Kids Activities Blog sponsor}, the minds behind Goji Play.  My family has been playing with our Goji Play over the last week.  We were able to access the new 2.0 version a little early and can’t wait to share what we have been up to.

What is Goji Play 2.0?

Goji Play comes with a set of portable and re-attachable game controllers that interact with an iOS or Android app through bluetooth that turns any cardiac exercise equipment into a video game.

Goji Play controller and box

To get started I attach the game controllers to my elliptical trainer and placed my iPad on the bookstand.  I synced the bluetooth with my account on the Goji Play app and started to exercise.  My speed on the elliptical controls the speed of the character in the game.  I can move, jump and do other special motions through the game controllers.

My boys and husband can all do the same thing.  The game controllers can be easily transferred to the stationary bike or even our mini indoor trampoline!

It is simple enough for a mom to set up and play.

In fact, it is one of the few video games where I have a competitive skill level against my three video-game-obsessed kids.  There are currently over 5 games available on Goji Play and by the end of December, they are expecting to have a total of 15.

Goji Play Games - Kids Activities Blog

Video Games that Get Kids Moving

The games are varied in type with titles like Kreature Krunch, Fisticuffs, Moto X, Row Your Boat, Goji Farm, Trivia Time Scholar, Trail Run and Dwarven Gem.  Our favorite game has been Smash the Blocks.  It is a fast-paced game full of jumps, turns and (of course) a lot of smashing.

Oh, and did I mention that everyone is exercising while playing?

Time passes quickly as you play.  What was once monotonous becomes exciting!

Several times a week, I go to the gym and it is easy to pop the Goji Play accessories in my gym bag to use on the stair machine there.

When you are done playing (and working out), you can send your score to a friend or family member through the GojiVerse.  In several of the games, you can even send the game that you played so that the recipient can compete on that exact game.

What I love is that the entire family can get involved.  My 10 year old is the one that uses it the most.  His little head can be seen bobbing up over the front of the elliptical or leaning in while speeding on stationary bike.  I think he just likes to send me his latest score!

Goji Play 2.0 is a great gift for a family.  I think the hashtag they are using this season really sums it up:  #GetUpAndGojiPlay!  There is no passive participation when the Goji Play is around.

Goji Play coupon code

Goji Play 2.0 Exclusive Coupon Code

And I am doubly excited because I have an exclusive coupon code for Goji Play!  It is good for $10 off plus free shipping.  To take advantage of this special discount, simply:

  1. Go to the Goji Play website.
  2. At check out, use this code:  HOLLYH10

I hope your family has as much fun as mine has had with this!

This blog post was sponsored by Blue Goji, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.