What in the Heck are GoGo Crazy Bones? Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I heard the name. I’d never heard of them before, but if you have a child in elementary school, they just might have! Here’s what GoGo Crazy Bones are:
Gogo’s are small colorful characters that come in hundreds of colors and designs, each one with a unique name, design, personality and special ability. Kids of all ages have fun collecting, trading and playing with Gogo’s Crazy Bones!
Gogo’s were inspired by games from ancient Greece where children played by bouncing and throwing sheep knuckle bones. Today’s Gogo’s are reminiscent of old school favorites such as marbles and jacks, with a modern twist! Each Gogo has a unique number for collecting and designed so you can hold and throw with one finger.
Each Gogo’s Series has about 80 different Gogo’s in five different colors, some of which are rarer than others, each with a unique face and name. You can find Series 1 – The Originals, in stores now. Series 2 – The Evolution Series, will hit stores near you in May 2011 and Series 3 – Gogo’s Explorer Series will arrive in August 2011!
How do I play with my Gogo’s?
Each Gogo has a favourite game they usually perform best in and three performance stats for playing games.
•Speed: This shows you whether the Gogo will gain speed and crash strength
•Bounce: This tells you if it will be easy to predict where the Gogo will land after it’s thrown
•Balance: This tells you whether the Gogo will stand up easily after it has been thrown
Online and real life games are created around each Series. You can design your own Gogo, play online games and have fun with friends in the FUN ZONE.
Gogo’s have great play and educational value making them a popular and fun toy for both kids and their parents!
•Math and logic skills are involved in game playing and keeping score
•Reading and comprehension are practiced as you learn about the unique personalities and special powers in the games, sticker album and website
•Storytelling and imaginary play are encouraged as you build and share stories around the characters
Maggie is obviously a little young for these toys yet, but I have a niece and nephew who were the perfect age to try these toys out! We went to my niece’s birthday party this evening and I took them along to see what they thought of these toys.
I have to be honest, when I looked at these toys I was not really impressed. That isn’t saying a whole lot though because I was not impressed with Pokemon toys either (remember them!?) and they were huge for a while! It’s not because they looked cheap or anything like that, I guess as an adult, I just didn’t get it.
Well, I gave these toys to my niece and nephew and they LOVED them! They certainly “got” them! They played with them the entire party. They split them up between themselves and carried them all over the house. I asked them after they had played for a while what they thought about the Gogo’s and they said that they were really fun! When I left a few hours later, they were headed up the stairs together, Gogo Crazy Bones in their hands!
You can buy these toys at retailers all over, including Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us! Make sure you check out their website, http://na.gogoscrazybones.com/.
*I was not paid for this review. Thanks to the company for the complimentary review items.*