How can I lure my kid away from the TV?
Sounds familiar? Family gathered in the lounge on a rainy Sunday afternoon – and everyone is busy either on their Smartphone or engrossed in the Playstation or watching TV. No way will the offspring be ready to join you in playing games together. Or will they? Perhaps the right “suggestion” is still missing? The solution: innovative hybrid games combining the fun of traditional board games with interactive options offered by apps. Such as the INTERACTION games app by Rudy Games.
Hybrid games: The best of two worlds
After generations of “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” [Don’t get angry, man] and “Monopoly” it is high time that the world at large be introduced to the spirit of traditional board games. Not only are hybrid games combining the best of the analog and digital worlds of play, but they can also offer many novelties: One of these being the principle of “Unpack & Play”! No need to read comprehensive instructions, spending hours of studying the rules of the game. The app will take you into the game, step by step. And video tutorials are available in the unlikely event of further questions. Add to this free support via WhatsApp (+43 664 830 4424) – at your service even at night and on weekends.
Smartphone: From gadfly to gaming device of a thousand options
98% of today’s children and youths have a Smartphone and they will on average be occupied with this 221 minutes of the day – i.e. more than 3.5 hours! – (Source: JIM 2017, mpfs, Germany). Almost double the time spent 10 years ago. The decisive question thus is not whether, but how to sensibly integrate Smartphones into everyday life. Smartphones will not normally be a welcome guest when conventional games are played together. It will far too often distract. Not so with hybrid games: Because apps have a lot to offer in terms of adding new elements of play to board games.
Our family game INTERACTION with the Smartphone app, for instance, will draw on more than 10 000 questions and tasks, including free regular updates. Placing the Smartphone clearly visible and centrally on the table will allow everyone to join in the thrill and the guessing game. The Smartphone will thus cease being a nuisance factor but rather perch at the heart of joint playing experiences, also generating plenty of action!
Kids spend about 221 minutes per day on their Smartphone.
Questions of proportionality: fairness and fun for all age groups
The digital component allows a totally new type of playing: Conventional quiz games can create much annoyance when parents and children are asked the same questions despite age differences and the related knowledge level. Without lots of luck or lovingly prompting parents, the younger ones often do not get a fair go at winning. Fun of playing will then soon fade away. INTERACTION shuffles the cards a new way: The app will automatically adapt the questions and tasks to suit the age of each individual player. This means the kids will be asked questions to suit their age and adults will face correspondingly tougher challenges. Even grandparents will face only commensurate challenges. Everyone is thus challenged but no one will be overtaxed. Or, put differently: Same opportunities and fun for all involved!
Boredom is of the past: Regular updates to ensure lasting fun of playing
Hybrid games have another decisive advantage: They will never be boring. Additional content, questions, tasks and mini games in the course of regular app updates will continue offering lasting fun and plenty of variety. Anyone wishing to contribute feedback may do so, thereby contributing to the enhancement of the games, making them even better and more exciting.
Our apps are available on Google Play (Android), in the Apple App Store (iOS) and in the Amazon App Store (Amazon Fire).
At a glance: Advantages of the Rudy Games hybrid games
The app takes you into the game step by step; no need to study boring instructions!
Different game versions, optional features and adaptable content offer more variety and unlimited playing possibilities.
The app will automatically adapt the playing content to suit the age and progress of individual players.
Regular free updates contribute constantly new content, questions, tasks and amusing mini games to discover.
The app will tickle the interest of children and the young, arousing enthusiasm for participating in games around the table!
Smartphones or tablets will change from annoying gadflies to sensible gaming platforms for everyone.
Free WhatsApp Support (+43 664 830 4424) will be available, also in the evening and over weekends, to quickly and easily assist with any game-related problems or questions!
Conclusion: A completely new playing experience
Hybrid games are much more than just board games with an app extension. The exciting connection between digital and analog allows completely new kinds of playing. Adaptable, diverse and action-loaded: These are the paramount characteristics of our INTERACTION party game that deploys digital features to enhance the best of the world of board games. The only way to find out for yourself is to start playing.