Dash, Made by Wild Planet; Electronic game with handheld "tagger"
and five targets; Retails approx. $19.99 and up , Recommended
for children ages 6 to 12., Requires 3 AA batteries, not included,
iParenting Award for "Outstanding Products, Toys & Games".
Welcome to high tech tag with a twist! The old playground favorite
has just been upgraded. Hyper Dash is an electronic game that
is as fast as you are!
You can play
indoors or outdoors; solo, in pairs, or in teams; with up to eight
players. There are several different games & levels, so mixed
ages can play fairly against each other. Hyper Dash will provide
a nice mix of fun, physical, and mental challenges (with the emphasis
Hyper Dash comes with one ergonomically designed, handheld, electronic,
"tagger" and five hockey puck-sized colored and numbered
targets. The tagger plays pre-recorded music and calls out clear
voice commands as to which targets you need to strike next.
It also tracks
the amount of time taken to complete each course, keeps score
and declares the eventual winning player or team. The tagger uses
radio frequency identification (RFID) to recognize the targets,
so they can be set up side-by-side, or spread out.There's no limit
to the distance between targets. Farther targets result in more
running and exercise.
It is pretty quick and easy to learn, although younger kids might
need the rules read and explained to them. In no time they will
be running around like crazy, cheering each other on, working
up a sweat and having a blast. The selectable skill levels and
four completely different game modes make the game appropriate
for school-aged children to adults; perfect for getting parents
up and playing with the kids! The adults will have plenty of fun
As your speed, skill and agility improve, the series of commands
becomes longer and more challenging.
calls out the colors you need to tag
adds special commands (Double Strike, Triple Strike, Reverse,
features Compu-Strike (addition/subtraction problems in which
you tag the sum or difference of the numbers called out).
modes include the memory game of Micro Dash, reminiscent of the
old Simon game. For a game of Hide 'n Dash, let your opponent
hide the targets before you begin, or try multi-player relay races.
Every game keeps kids on their feet, expending energy and having
encourages and promotes:
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of