I was really excited to be asked to review Pebli with the kids, what is it I hear you ask? Well they say...
"Pebli is a connected pre-school toy from ToysAlive. It uses fun traditional play pieces and a physical play board that interact with a tablet (Tablet not included) to bring the toy to life. Pebli comes with 4 exciting interactive game modes; Story Teller, Game Player, Story Creator and Video Room. The board uses hot spot technology, which means that any actions on the board are translated to the tablet. 99% of all game play is done on the board with the physical characters, so children don’t have to directly interact with the tablet."
Basically it's a really cool way to socialise game play for kids, a perfect compromise in my opinion between allowing kids screen time but stopping them becoming disconnected and encouraging imaginative play with ACTUAL toys.Suitable from age 3 and up and between 1 and 4 players this is a perfect family activity. Most of the game play happens on the board rather than the tablet. So by moving the charachcters around the 'hotspots' you interact with the game. Pebli has 4 interactive stories with more than 20 endings, 4 games and 200 video all child freindly and all relating to the characters.. The box contains, 4 characters, A doctor, fire officer, artist and chef. a play board and buildings that slot into the board.
It is really easy to set up, you just download the Pebli app, switch on blue tooth, unpack your Pebli Town, press the button and you are off and running! So simple even technophobe me managed no problem
Pebli Town is priced at 59.99 which makes it quite a purchase for a computer game but, my kids really enjoy playing with this, even Termite who's not yet 2, they played together so actually that money is divided by 3, and the games are educational with loads of different ways to interact and play, so while i would normally peg computer games in the 'we dont buy them' category. this is much more than that so I think as a joint gift for my family this is a good present.
I'm really pleased to tell you that we have been given a pebli town set to give away (tablet not included) so just enter via the raffle copter below.
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