SmartGames are multi-level logic games. Each game has a unique and innovative game mechanic with themes that appeal to both boys and girls. They come in travel, compact and table top editions.
All SmartGames draw on various cognitive skills as players solve their challenges. To illustrate this point, each box actually illustrates the specific most important cognitive skills engaged in each game.
SmartGames are single-player games…but that doesn’t mean only one can participate in solving challenges. In fact: collaboration is a key part of the SmartGames experience. Parents and teachers are encouraged to play with their children and students, soliciting feedback and encouraging discussion about the games. Older kids are encouraged to solve challenges together.
Many SmartGames encourage the development of early language skills. Titles such as Bunny Boo and Snow White, for example, encourage communication about “Inside,” “Outside,” “Above,” “Below,” and other concepts. Games like Trucky 3 offer wonderful opportunities to communicate about colours and shapes.
For game developers, one of the most gratifying things is to see the satisfaction players get when solving SmartGames challenges. Not simply solving an individual challenge…but rather working through early challenges and building the skills needed to solve more difficult challenges later, challenges that were inconceivable when first opening the game.
Put another way: Young players learn that through practice and concentration they can develop the skills needed to solve complex problems.