cloudBoard: A more human way to play
cloudBoard brings playtime back to the real world by combining videogames kids love with toy blocks you remember from your own childhood.
Play in real life, not just the screen
Children today learn to touch a screen before they can talk, and some before they can crawl. These children are losing touch with the world around them, preferring the virtual worlds behind the screen. Instead of just pressing virtual buttons on a flat screen, cloudBoard enables your child to control videogames by rearranging real puzzle blocks and discover the satisfaction of playing with their hands.
Additionally, children are more engaged with hands-on activities. (Source: Scholastic.com)
Would you rather look at a seashell online or hold one at the beach?
Keeps their attention, enriches their mind
- Shape recognition
- Spacial relationships (adjacent pieces affect gameplay)
Grows with your child
cloudBoard has been successfully tested with boys and girls, ages 4-12, with using Cork the Volcano software. Depending on the cognitive level of 4 and 5 year olds, this software may not be appropriate. Both parents and grandparents were also able to pick up and play with cloudBoard.
No fighting, just cooperating
Single players can manage the toy pieces and videogame or play with a friend or parent, with both players switching between cloudBoard and the videogame. While playtesting, players working together toward a common goal was proven to be very rewarding.
Child-proof toy with free game
The cloudBoard package comes with the following: hardware tray, 22 toy blocks, and Cork the Volcano software (via online download). Note that a tablet or other media device is not included.
- Easy to clean plastic
- 40 puzzle piece slots (only 24 shown in above image)
- 13" x 8" x .75"
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- USB 2.0
- RFID reader/writer
Toy Puzzle Pieces
- Easy to clean plastic
- 3 characters
- 12 movement
- 5 modifiers
- 2 loops
- RFID chip in each block
- Enriches logic and sequencing skills
- Free download via website / App Store
- 100+ levels, 3 characters, 6+ worlds
- New content added throughout the year
Connects to any device you own
cloudBoard is compatible with many devices, either wirelessly or wired through USB.
Currently Supported Devices
- iPad 3, 4, Mini (wireless)
- iPhone 4S, 5 (wireless)
- PC (wired)
- Mac (wired)
Future Device Support
- Android tablets
- Android phones