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The kids love this game, as it's just like running their own pizza shop! The interactive nature of making the pizzas is so much fun. I love that the game requires the children to consider many real-world challenges to be successful (service, customer reviews, wages, rent etc)
I am really impressed with the quality of this product, my 5 year old loves it. Not too interested in the word game at the moment, but loves the numbers and tangram. I purchased 'pizza co' and 'coding awbie' separately and he loves these too. All the osmo apps are free but you do need the osmo stand and reflector for the iPad or tablet (we use iPad). I did not buy the base for monster app, we found a white board or paper (but you have to keep using a new piece of paper with each drawing) did the job (sorry osmo) same with the newton app, we found the reflector could see lego pieces and used this info to make the game playable without purchasing all the pieces. I do highly recommend and am saving for the detective board for geography.. well done osmo.
Nothing in this starter kit can't be done on the cheap, such as good old fashion pen and paper because of this it makes osmo a lot of money, but I think the next generation just learn more interactively with tech. I'm happy because I got a discount at Christmas, I also found with research that I could save some money by buying the genius starter kit and adding other games that need interactive board and pieces etc. you might find you can by the base and reflector and then just get the free apps, that way you can use pen and paper for e.g. And then decide if you want to pay up. Although they do grow with this product, at least over the next 10 years!
Great game for kids and adults playing with their kids. The play modes which have ability adjustable are fab. When my 4yr wants to play I can do the cashier aspect for her or chose the Pizza Only mode so she can still play without me but not have to do the mental maths. Comes nicely packaged with trays which fit all components nicely. My only gripe which also lost it a star in my review is the Pizza board. Because it comes and stores folded it has a tendency to 'pop up and not lie completely flat. I also see this as a weak point which couild easily tear over time. Would've been better to have larger packaging and a play board that was totally solid. But it's a very clever concept of game and a nice addition to the Osmo series. Glad Amazon started to stock this as to order alone from Osmo had an extra £10 on shipping which was too cost prohibitive previously.
Another well thought out educational game from Osmo. We have all the other products they've created and have found them all to be of great quality. It can get quite manic trying to keep the busy customers happy in the shop! Our 8 and 7 years olds love it. The only reason I've given it 4 starts instead of 5 is that the box it comes in is completely different to the rest of the osmo kit. The others all hold together with magnets and look great (see photo). It's a shame they've not followed the same design through with this one. No reason not to as the pieces are small enough to fit the old box sizes. Thanks Osmo team :)
It’s funny. It’s educational. It’s just great. The purpose is to make and sell pizzas while also giving change to customers. Sounds easy? Well, it is, but 5 year old one enjoys it a lot. If you want your child to get better at basic math while enjoying the process - that’s the solution.