Design Your Own Marble Maze: Award Winning DIY Virtual Reality Game, Educational STEM Toy for Ages 8+ Year Olds, Great Gift for Kids (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android)
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- Design your own virtual reality adventure with Maze by Seedling! Combining high-quality materials with cutting-edge technology, Maze by Seedling gives kids an exciting new way to play. This beautiful, high-quality, 100% wooden board game is stylish, durable and versatile.
- Set includes: wooden marble maze, 45 maze walls, 5 reusable paper grids, maze wall stickers, start & end stickers, 3 marbles, instructions, and BONUS VR viewer.
- Create the maze design by gently peeling and placing the double-sided stickers onto the blocks, then firmly sticking the moveable walls onto the reusable board grid/ Place a start & finish sticker to mark the beginning and end of your maze. Add traps by punching out holes in the perforated grid paper, then place into the maze floor. Drop the marble in and use the knobs to tilt the platform from side to side to play your maze. Be sure to tilt at a steep enough angle to allow the marble to roll through the maze.
- Free Maze App available for iOS and Android*. *Multiplayer feature currently unavailable on Android.
- Winner of the 2016 Tagie Award for Digital Toy or Game Designer Innovator of the Year. Named Hottest Toy of the Season by ABCs The View. Recommended for children ages 8+
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Maze by Seedling. Reimagine family game night with a DIY virtual reality adventure, fun for the whole family. Start your adventure by designing your own marble Maze. Place walls onto the grid, add traps, choose start and end points, then drop the marble into your Maze to play.
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Download the Maze app! Take your maze from physical to digital to play on smartphone or tablet. Customize theme, create hazards, add riddles, secret passages, and more! Play against friends and family over Bluetooth.
Winner of the 2016 Tagie Award for Digital Toy or Game Designer Innovator of the Year. Winner of the 2017 KAPi Award for Innovation. Named "Hottest Toy of the Season" by ABC's The View. Featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, USA Today, Today Show, CBS The Talk, InStyle, and more.
Each Design Your Own Marble Maze comes with a bonus VR Viewer to step inside your imagination.
Includes reusable grids and stickers. There are endless ways to redesign and play your Maze.
Maze by Seedling encourages critical-thinking skills and offers an introduction into game and app development with the free Maze companion app.
Customize your experience for the ultimate way to Maze. With the Design Your Own Virtual Reality Viewers (The Dark Side, Stitch & Style, and Modern Art), you can craft and create your own personal VR style. Design Your Own Headphones (Street Art or Punk Rock), and turn up the fun!
Describe your product in 3 words.
Play equals experience.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Childhood is an amazing time to learn and build skills, inspire ideas, and let imagination run wild. We recognize that kids want play to be a ‘real’ experience with ‘real’ materials, so we design products based on open-ended, creative play using high-quality materials that offer kids the experience of both making and playing.
What makes your product special?
Seedling products are designed to put children in control of their experiences, and encourage them to create their own adventures in playtime. We want the children to create what they imagine, not what we tell them to make.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The best part of building and growing Seedling is the people who’ve chosen to take this journey together. It takes a dedicated team to choose the path less-traveled, and there’s great level of admiration and respect among our team members. It’s amazing to look back and see where we've been and what we’ve built, and even more amazing to look ahead at where we’re going—together.
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interactive; Especially since you can scan your own custom maze into the app and share it with other users of the app. This game is well designed and has a nice style to it.
- There were a few minor issues I had with the game. The stickers, they are very time consuming to peel each one off of the sheet and have to place them on each block. I feel like there will be some people who will rush to get their maze finished (thinking of the boys and girls in my class) trying to peel the stickers off the sheet which sometimes stay stuck to the it. May I suggest that the stickers already come attached to the blocks to make things easier and faster. The other issues that I had seem to be avoidable.
-One, if you try to solve the maze slowly the marble will get stuck in the indents on the board. I think it makes the maze a little more challenging. If there is a hole by the marble where it’s stuck, it will make it harder for you to get the marble unstuck without it falling in the hole.
- Second, if the marble did not get enough momentum it would get stuck in the exit but again, that is caused when you go slow while going through the maze and the marble falls into one of the holes. Last issue I had was with the app, when I tried to scan my maze the start, finish, walls, and traps were mixed up. I found out that I didn’t have my maze straight and that my camera wasn’t high enough.
- In conclusion this is a wonderful game, with great features. I think it is a great game to challenge friends to see who can make the hardest maze or who can beat a maze faster. The VR feature is really cool and will definitely get the attention of many people. Like I explained, there are a few minor issues. Maze is a game I would suggest to my friends and family.
The concept is interesting, as you get a tilting board and physical barriers (wooden strips) to create your own, real-life maze. The difficulty here is that the barriers don’t stick well, at all, which ruins the maze elements and makes it unplayable, which we all found disappointing. Using our own sticky stuff would kill the reusability.
The virtual maze is an app add-on where you take a picture of your real-life maze and then can navigate through it yourself, virtually, using a cardboard contraption that you put your smartphone into. There are also some prebuilt mazes. The overall effect was actually quite cool, and one of the better, budget virtual reality experiences I’ve seen, since mazes are, by design, something that works very well in 3D reality and gives you a concrete goal.
The downside though is, there isn’t much use in creating a real-life maze, only to use it virtually, because you can’t do both at once. It’s not like you’re moving the marble through the real-life maze, while you watch the virtual reality: you’re just taking a picture of a maze pattern, making the base, etc. pretty useless.
Both my boys liked this as a novelty — though my five-year-old initially struggled to work the VR navigation -- and we spent about an hour as a family exploring what it has to offer, but it doesn’t seem like it has a high reusability factor in that, once you’ve built and explored a couple mazes, the virtual reality thrill wears off. And the physical build-a-maze isn’t durable enough to inspire long time tilting play.
I sort of struggled how to rate this one, since it’s far from a bad toy, and is pretty cool and some might say worth it for wow factor alone. But in the end, I just couldn’t wholeheartedly recommend something that seems to have such a limited shelf life.
There you have it.
Nico (age 8)