Sometimes innovation comes from completely discarding most everything about an idea that defines it. One of the major complaints about videos games for kids is that they keep kids indoors, staring at a computer screen or television when they could should be outside playing and getting some exercise.
Playing video games makes us forget how fun it is to actually play outdoors with friends – Why not get rid of the television? Why not take the gaming console outside?
A company called at Swinxs BV have applied this idea of abandoning the traditional with their Swinxs (pronounced “swinks”) game console. Swinxs organizes games, defines rules and even recognizes players via an RFID bracelet.
Swinxs encourages children to move about outside instead of staring at a television and brings back the fun and exciting games that we all played as kids such as musical chairs, hide’n’seek and tag. It actually speaks instructions to the kids and identifies players via the included color-coded RFID wristbands.
Here are a couple of videos that show how it works: