Now on Kickstarter: Magination: Creativity with Magnets Game System
December 10, 2015 - 8:12am
Creativity starts with Magination. The game consists of different magnetic pieces that can be used to play a variety of games. You can think of Magination like a magnetic deck of cards, where you’re not only getting one game, but a toolset that allows you to play an unlimited amount of games. Unlike a deck of cards is it much easier to be creative and find unique ways to play. You can also use the pieces to build magnetic structures and experiment to find new ways to embrace the magnetic force.Have you ever taken those round, circular magnets from the refrigerator and fiddled with them, watching them push each other apart, finding the perfect distance at which they would suck themselves together? If so, then you will instantly relate to this brand new, innovative game system coming from Norway known as Magination. Magination currently consists of three types of magnetic components: the Single, Double, and Triple. Each component contains one or more magnets specially designed to interact with each other in smooth, consistent, and fascinating ways. Players can push, pull, shoot, connect and stack the magnets upon each other, which leads to an endless flow of possible games and activities. The Magination system currently contains a variety of standard games to play with the magnets, including magCURLING (just like it sounds, tabletop curling with magnets), magTENSION, and magTHROW (bouncing and tossing the magnets over a magnetic bridge). Magination is designed to promote player creativity, and will include a web-based forum for uploading new games, rating games submitted by others, and accessing a pool of new ways to play on a regular basis. Magination is sold in modules, each being specially balanced to interact well with all components in the module. Kickstarter backers can pledge at multiple levels, each level containing various assortments of modules. Various stretch goals are also included in this project, including backer-selected color schemes and additional components. All components for Magination are designed and produced in Norway, with an emphasis on the quality and safety of the components. This project is set to fund on December 18, 2015, with a delivery date of April 2016. For more information and to support the Magination project, visit the Kickstarter site here.