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Osmo MindRacers Kit

Osmo MindRacers Kit

Spring 2018 Toys
Ages: 7 & Up
Manufacturer: Osmo
Price: $79.00

Osmo Hot Wheels Mind Racers combines real-world Hot Wheels cars with an iPad racing game. The kit includes a racing platform, six Hot Wheels cars, 32 power-up tokens, a heavy-duty storage case, and the app (download necessary). Set-up is easy and quick, so children can jump right into game play. They choose their cars, place them on the racing platform, and at the tap of a button, the race begins. Players must use problem-solving skills and real-time strategies by throwing power-up tokens on the platform as they react to the tracks laid out before them. Power-ups include spin, attack, boost, and star. Children can play alone or with a friend, because there are two spots on the platform.

Players can combine the six cars and eight racing worlds/tracks in a wide variety of ways, which grants the kit long-term play value. And, even the individual races can be completed multiple times with different strategies. A fun addition to the playroom, it's been played with heavily during our cold and very rainy spring.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2018 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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