Contest: Sagan's Universe Toy Favorite - Hyper Dash!

Monday, August 4, 2008


I have alot to say about this game, so, forgive me ahead of time for going on, and on. Sophia received this game as a birthday gift, and I immediately wrote the company I liked it so much. This may be, in a nutshell, one of the best games for kids I have ever had the pleasure of playing. I know - I am not a kid. But I have clocked more hours on this game than both of my kids. I even had one of my girlfriends over and SHE was addicted by the time she left. Yes, Hyper Dash is that good. You know when you find a gift for those endless birthday parties that is so unique, so fun... that you go out and buy 10 just so every kid you know will get one? Hyper Dash is one of those kind of games. Let me explain.
This game is designed to give kids a fresh and lively alternative to sedentary entertainment. The game is psychically and mentally engaging. It promotes listening, memory, math and coordination skills. I actually think we get an aerobic work out from this game... but all that goes by the way side, because its just so fun you forget its good for you!
Hyper Dash consists of one electronic tagger and five diffferent colored and numbered targets. The tagger ( that blue cone thingie you see there) Plays pre recorded music and calls out which targets you need to strike. It tracks the amount of time it takes to complete each course. The tagger uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to recognize the targets, which can be set up side by side, ( if you are lazy like me!) or, across the length of a football field! ( pant, pant, pant...) The farther the targets from each other... the more they excersize!
As you progress in the game, it becomes harder, and there are four levels. You hear the caller say " Double Strike... Yellow!" and you have to go WHAM WHAM! on the yellow target... then you hear "5 minus 2!" and you have to go find the "3" and smack that target. OMG... It is so much fun! We laugh so hard watching each other run around the house smacking targets. There are so many variations of this game, and the kids can make up their own little micro games, like hide and seek, etc. There is also a tag team option for team playing! I mean, its like organized chaos. It gets kids on their feet, even on rainy days, gets them expending energy, and best of all, having fun!
Also, just as a side note - my husband made a comment about the packaging of Hyper Dash. Don't you hate those mounds and mounds of plastic wrapping, little plastic ties, clips, string bindings... and worse of all the dreaded VACCUFORM! ( my husband's arch nemesis!) This game is NOT packaged like that. It comes in a simple recycled cardboard box... with a recycled fiber container inside holding the actual game. Thats it. Easy to open and incredibly environmentally friendly packaging! Don't think we didn't notice, Wild Planet!
I am now a huge fan of Wild Planet products for children and plan to review more. I firmly believe that these games and toys go one step further than most on the market to enhance childhood, both mentally and physically.
So... have I turned you on to Hyper Dash yet? No? Well, you are in luck, because our friends over at Wild Planet have sent us ONE copy of Hyper Dash to give away to one of our readers. Just leave a comment on this post after visiting Wild Planet and tell me which game seems to fit your families tastes the best! Contest ends August 25th!

104 Comments:

Katie said...

Very cute! I think I love the Animal Scramble or the Hyper Dash. They both really seem like great games for kids of mulitple ages. Thanks for posting the link! They have a lot of great things on their site!

Timothy Sternberg said...

I think I love the Animal Scramble or the Hyper Dash.

Simply AnonyMom said...

I think this toy (hyper dash) is perfect for my two preschoolers. I also really like the animal scramble.

Michelle said...

I think all of their games sound great. I haven't played Hyper Dash yet, but did purchase it for my daughter's best friend for his birthday because you said it's a great game and so much fun.

Marcea said...

SOunds like fun! I believe my boys would enjoy that! I looked at the WildPlanet and its neat site. I think the boys would LOVE the dodge disc since they are fond of trying to "get" each other.

carmen said...

The animal scramble would be best because my child is still too young for the other games. Very fun!

gunzie said...

My kids (and the kids in the neighborhood) would probably enjoy the pool action pack the most at the moment as it's so hot outside and all the kids are in the pool all the time! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Carolsue said...

Animal Scramble looks pretty fun, but I really think both my kids would enjoy the Hyper Dash the most!

Millie said...

I have a special needs son and animals are the only thing that excites him in learning.The animal scramble would be PERFECT for our family! Thank you so much for this chance to win such a great prize!

Paige said...

I like the skeleflex sets. Or the animal scramble game.

Charlotte said...

I think the Hyper Dash or the Dodge Discs would be used a lot at our house. Cool idea!

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gkstratos said...

My kids would love Animal Scramble.
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cmartin0055 said...

My DD would love Animal Scramble!

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Alice H said...

Hyper Jump looks really fun - I love games like these. Thanks for the giveaway! afdr3d@umkc.edu

Alyce said...

I think my kids would really like Hyper Jump. I like that it starts out easy with colors and numbers, so both of my boys would be able to play it together.

itwasn'tme said...

hyper or animal alphabet

PS said...

I'm sure my water babies would love the Pool Action Pack! Thanks!!

The Mama Hood said...

I have four kids and they are all 6 and under, I think the Animal Scramble would be best for their ages and I am sure they would love it!

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mannequin said...

I like the Hyper Jump that's coming soon. Just another reason to go back there!
Hyper Dash looks like great fun!

LisaW said...

My kids would love Hyper Dash or Animal Scramble. Thanks!

Sonya said...

I think Grace would like the hyper jump when it comes out. Thanks for the chance.

Kristie said...

I really like the Animal Scramble game-too cute!

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Melissa said...

I think the hyper jump would be great for my family... mainly because you have to use your whole body for that one! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Heather said...

Hyper Dash looks fun! So does Animal Scramble.

Rebecca said...

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Dodge discs looks like it could really get my family moving, which seems to be so hard lately!

Sara G said...

Animal scramble looks like fun!

Hil'Lesha said...

Animal Scramble

louiseb130 said...

Hyper Dash looks great

peg42 said...

All these games are great, but I think that the Hyper Dash would be loved mostly by all our family. This look like lots of fun. Thanks for this giveaway.

Heather said...

I would also love to try the animal scramble and they make water babies too!

agordon10 said...

My kids would love Dodge Discs

Katie said...

My kids would get a kick out of Animal Scramble. They are both really into animals.
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ChristiS said...

I think my boys would like the Animal Scramble! These are going on my Christmas remember list! Thank you!

Meg said...

The Animal Scramble Game looks like fun for us!
Megret
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Genevieve P said...

Animal Scramble looks like great fun.

chromiumman said...

i think animal scramble would be great for us

lace said...

hyper jump looks like it would suit our family well. It's a movement game that will get them following directions. They don't need help in the moving department. They are wild as it is.

idahomom said...

My boys would love animal scramble. Thanks for the chance.

Panjo Kids said...

I love the Dive Balls. My moms new apartment has a pool- these would be fun!

Nikki said...

I think my daughter would love Animal Scramble!

Sunnyvale said...

The animal scramble looks like fun.

DOODLEGIRL said...

Animal Scramble would be perfect for my 4 year old

Amanda said...

Both the animal scramble and the hyper dash look like lots of fun!

Princess Golden Hair said...

oh can w play animal scramble. it looks like so much fun.

TheAngelForever said...

Animal Scramble would be great for my kids now, but I think my oldest is getting ready for Hyper Dash. These look fabulous. Thanks for the great giveaway!

lrbodine said...

I think Hyper Dash would be a great toy for the grandparents house and all the grandkids to use! Hyper Jump looks like it will be great also.

Mary512 said...

My daughter would love the animal scramble. Great giveaway, thanks!

janetfaye said...

Dodge Discs looks like fun.

Thank you!

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Jessilyn82 said...

Hyper Dash looks like a blast, thanks for the chance

gillian said...

The boys in my house would love the Dodge Discs

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LINDALSHOT said...

Animal Scramble is probably best for the age.

Chastity said...

Hyper Dash for my hyper boy! I have to admit that all of their games sound wonderful. What a refreshing change from sedentary games or, gasp, tv! Thanks for the link! I now have some great gift ideas for all those classmate birthdays coming up!

kygirl said...

Animal Scramble

Aura said...

Hyper Dash sounds like a great game to try with the family. Since my oldest is only four Animal Scramble sounds really cute too.
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Stacy said...

Animal Scramble looks like alot of fun.
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windycindy said...

Hi, Our family loves to play family games! Every time our extended family gets together, the games roll out. I would love to purchase the game set duo! How fun. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. It would be great to surprise my family with this fantastic new game to play! Thanks, Cindi
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leelee said...

oh my lordy, that game sounds awesome. would definitely buy a few for christmas. Hyper Dash would be great for the older ones and Animal Scramble for the tee tots. Thanks for the great review!!

Leigh said...

Hyper Jump looks like a lot of fun, I'll have to keep my eye out for it. But Hyper Dash just looks like a riot! We're a big game family here, we play some sort of game every night before dinner while it's cooking. I love the looks of these games that would get us moving!

misty said...

Animal Scramble, thanks so much for the opportunity.

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SJ said...

My two boys would love the dodge discs I'm sure!

miriama said...

Hyper Dash and Hyper Jump would both be enjoyed by our family.

Wehaf said...

Hyper jump looks amazing.

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Jenn S. said...

I think my family would enjoy Hyper Dash or the Dodge Discs.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Hmm.. I think Connor would love the Animal Scrabble!

ignoramoose said...

Animal Scramble seems to be the best fit for our family, but honestly all of them would be great!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Sherry R said...

My favorite is Animal Scramble! Fun!

Shelly said...

My nephews would love this! My daughter would like Animal Scramble.

agsweeps said...

The Pool Action Pack would fit my family the best. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Blessings Abound said...

Animal Scramble would go over pretty well over here. Thanks!

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April said...

I like the Hyper Dash and would love to win it.

noreen said...

Animal Scramblewould be a hit with my girls

vboackle said...

we like animal scramble.

Kelsey said...

Great giveaway!!

Our favorite is Hyper Dash!!

Thanks so much!

Kelsey
rawrissexy@gmail.com

ky2here said...

Hyper Dash is a winner at our house.

K. Cleaver said...

Hyper Jump looks like something my kids would enjoy. I haven't seen these before.

bison61 said...

Animal Scramble sounds like fun

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paula h said...

Dodge Disc. We like to run around the yard with water gun so I think we would love this.

Becca said...

It's not a game, but I think my preschool daughter would most love the Water Babies. A friend of mine had a similar doll when I was young and I loved playing with it.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot omc

Kitty said...

Hyper Dash would be perfect, my siblings are all very hyper and it would be a good alternative to the PSPs..

hansenpj5 said...

animal scramble sounds like fun or the dodge discs

idahodad7 said...

Animal Scramble

blueviolet said...

After reading your review and checking it out at the site I know for sure my family would completely love "Hyper Dash." That's exactly the type of laughter inducing fun we always have and it fits perfectly with our family!
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Elizabeth

redron said...

the pool action pack

yellowlabs said...

Animal Scramble

txfilly said...

I like Animal Scrable best with Hyper Dash a close second.

dolls123 said...

Active Games Bundle

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Erica G said...

We would love the Hyper Jump game.

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Elouina said...

Active Games bundle

ldrnc2000 said...

Great games! Hyper dash for me! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

trudee said...

I think this would be perfect for my son thanks for a great contest

Chris and Julie said...

Animal Scramble for me!

MageMorgana said...

The Animal Scramble Game would be great for my niece and nephew at the ages they are at now ;)

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arvard said...

My grandkids would love the Animal Scramble.

carissaad said...

Animal Scramble would be great.

Thanks!

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Patricia said...

My grandkids would love Animal Scramble.

Susanne said...

Hyper Dash would be great!

noreen said...

aniamal dash would be perfect for my girls, they are the right age 3 and 5 and they love animals. It would be perfect if only one of the animals was a hippo
:)

Gina said...

Since my daughters are animal lovers I'd say that Animal Scramble would be a good game, or the Hyper Jump...

Thanks.

Heather said...

Hyper Jump looks like it would fit here. Not only would we have fun, but we'd get some exercise, too!

Rockin' Mama said...

I'd love Animal Scramble for my son!

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Nicole said...

I was checking out the Hyper Dash game quite a while ago for my niece but the Hyper Jump looks like something my kids would love!

Nicole said...

I was checking out the Hyper Dash game quite a while ago for my niece but the Hyper Jump looks like something my kids would love!

Lisa said...

Animal Scramble looks like a blast!

donna444444 said...

Animal Scramble and Dodge Discs look good.