Special thanks to Backflip Studios for making this post possible. All opinions are my own.
My oldest two kids are six and seven years old. Finding game apps that I’m comfortable putting on their tablets and allowing them to play can be tricky. I recently found PLAY-DOH Jam, though, and it’s sure to become a fast favorite.
PLAY-DOH Jam is available for both iOS and Android systems. Check out the PLAY-DOH Jam Game App Trailer…
The game experience is personalized by your age, so be sure to enter that.
The concept of the game is pretty simple. The player simply guides their ball of PLAY-DOH through the course of obstacles, squashing monsters, and collecting points as they go.
The PLAY-DOH Jam world features an entire PLAY-DOH world, complete with hills, fun PLAY-DOH characters to make and collect, and monsters and obstacles to squash for hours of PLAY-DOH fun without the clean up!
Players control a ball of PLAY-DOH with their fingertip in the game. As the ball of PLAY-DOH rolls over the obstacles, it squashes them and collects the clay, so the ball of clay gets bigger. As the player progresses through the levels, some obstacles become point takers rather than point makers, like the giant maraca. When the player bounces his or her ball of PLAY-DOH off of one of them, it reduces the number of points collected. The point takers are indicated on screen by large red and yellow exclamation points.
You want to avoid the exclamation points! Everything else is fair game!
After you’ve collected enough points along the way, you can use your points to make different objects, like monsters. The more monsters you make, the more you have to squash!
You do have to make sure you keep your ball rolling forward, or your ball gets obliterated by the flowing PLAY-DOH lava.
If that happens, it’s game over!
PLAY-DOH Jam is a fun game and has been enjoyed by my whole family. Even my 2 year old has had fun pushing the ball across the screen with her finger. It’s fun to see how far each of us can get when we take turns.