Friday, February 7, 2014

LeapFrog Adventure Sketchers . . . I'm Giving One Away!

LeapFrog invited me to participate in a web-ex for their new game/app; Adventure Sketchers! . . . so, they sent me the app for the game for Josiah to try out and they are making another game available for me to give away! I am so very happy to let you know about this game!

First of all the details about LeapFrog Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create Learning Game . . . LeapFrog says, "Create a fantastic universe and get drawn into the action! Design a hero, record sounds and draw game elements. On this epic journey, your child will be challenged to find the magical Pen of Power, reunite the Book of Wonder’s scattered pages and save the Kingdom. Players build storytelling and art skills as they customize the adventure, leading up to a climactic showdown with the evil wizard Grumpus.

Each stage of the journey is an opportunity for creative expression. Draw a heroic character, and play as the hero throughout the game. Learn about art while drawing and coloring game elements which help move the adventure forward. Save the drawings for future play.Players decide the story's direction by coming up with creative solutions to obstacles in the hero's path. Draw platforms or vehicles to cross the Kingdom. Use the 
microphone to record personalized sounds like the hero’s catchphrase, victory cries and more. Revisit the adventure by repairing the Book of Wonder. Fill-in-the-blank storytelling activities and art studio games introduce different story elements—like setting, problem and solution—and incorporate the personalized voiceovers. The Kingdom is a labyrinth of 9 levels across 3 environments. Each level features integrated drawing and microphone activities. Find the hidden keys, free all the Nublins, complete each level by defeating an evil Boss summoned by the Grumpus, and finally, face off with the Grumpus in his Castle!"

Now for some feed-back from an actual, "real" child who played Adventure Sketchers . . . I can assure you LeapFrog is not "over-selling" this game/app as it is wonderful! When we loaded the app LeapFrog sent us for review, Josiah sat right down to try it out. He thought it was fun to draw his own character, choose colors, draw parts of the game and record sounds. He also thought the game was just the right amount of difficult to make it fun; it was not too easy and some parts took being persistent to complete . . . which of course, added to the fun! After he had been playing for a while, I asked him if he liked the game. He said, "Like it??? I LOVE it!!!" So, I guess it is safe to say Adventure Sketchers has the approval of this five-year old for sure! In fact, when it was time to go home he wanted to take the LeapPad Ultra with the app on it home with him; which, of course, I said he could!

Finally, my "take" on LeapFrog Adventure Sketchers! . . . I LOVE the creativity in the design of this game/app and the way it challenges and encourages children to express their own creativity as well! Not only is it a fun game for children to play with quests to accomplish as they progress, but it allows children to help "design" the game as they play it! I LOVE how children get to draw their own character, draw parts of the game and record their own sounds which show up and play as they go through the game! I LOVE how Adventure Sketchers teachers children about storytelling and art; children may think they are just having fun playing a game - which they certainly are, but they are also learning while they play and have fun! It is far more than an ordinary game; Adventure Sketchers is engaging, creative and yes, it is so much fun! I hope LeapFrog releases many, many more games/apps where the children get to help "design" the game as they play and learn!

Now for a few words about the give-away! LeapFrog not only sent me the app for Adventure Sketchers so I could have Josiah play it and be able to review it, but they are also making another one available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for LeapFrog Adventure Sketchers! which will be on February 28, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know what kind of sound you would record for when you are excited if you were playing Adventure Sketchers . . . I would probably say something like, "WooHoo!!! That's What I'm Talking About!!!" I know, not terribly creative, but I think it would be fun!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win LeapFrog Adventure Sketchers! and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

27 comments:

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  4. I would say YaaaHOO!

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  9. I'd probably just record a silly shriek so it would startle my six-year-old daughter! haha Then she'd probably record over it to something she preferred!

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  10. I shared this post on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/karen.klepsteen/posts/10153825642835472?stream_ref=1

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  11. "Oh Yeah!!!" is wwhat I would record for myself. But I love my son's excited sound that sounds like a monkey and my daughter's that is an adorable half laugh.

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  12. I follow/like you on the following (and have greatly enjoyed for quite some time):
    facebook, twitter, google + , pinterest, and via email subscription

    Thank you for the chance. Both of my kids would have a blast with this. I appreciate the review - I had not seen this one before.

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  13. shared on twitter

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  14. Yip Pip EEEEE!!!!
    This looks like lots of fun. I'm sure my grandchildren would love it!

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