Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 25, 2007
Many people probably think kids stifle a big yawn when they hear about a toy being educational. But when the reviewers at iParenting Media Awards tested the Xeko Mission: Costa Rica collectible trading card game, the kid and adult testers not only gave it a big "thumbs up," the kids specifically said they liked Xeko because they loved learning about the endangered species and what threatens them. Due to Xeko's fun game play and educational value, the game has received a 2007 iParenting Media Outstanding Products Award.
Xeko Mission: Costa Rica - Matter Group - Xeko Mission: Costa Rica stimulates kids' interest in math, science, and nature by combining two things they love: trading card games and animals. Like the blockbusters Pokèmon and Yu-Gi-Oh, Xeko involves collecting trading cards to create a custom library--or in this case, "Xeko-system"--and using the cards to match wits against opponents in exciting game play. Instead of monsters and fantasy, Xeko takes its cues from nature and science, casting actual animal species as the heroes and basing game play on ecosystem relationships. All Xeko collections are playable with one another, and players mix and match to build custom decks. Award category: Toys & Games.
Here's what some of the iParenting reviewers had to say about this eco-adventure game for kids:
- "The concept of this game is excellent. Not only does it teach about the environment and species but it encourages math skills and thought into each move to make. The age group of 8 or older is perfect. Any younger and this game would not work well. Great packaging makes the children more interested in the game."
- "This product is beautifully packaged which held instant appeal for my children. I think that the variety of cards is fascinating. I love that this is a modern 'trading card' game with actual animals and factual information rather than a confusing fantasy world."
- "My child had fun playing this game- he loved it! The more a child plays it the more fun they have. I like that it is a 2 player game."
- "My daughter liked the factual information on the cards - separate from the game as well as during the game. She has just studied the rainforest in school and was familiar with the information which was reinforced and enhanced during the game. I appreciate that the cards have 'real' information as opposed to fantasy."
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Xeko was inspired by the work of Conservation International (CI), an organization with a simple but vital mission--to preserve the diversity of life on Earth and demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. Like CI, Xeko targets the world's most species-rich places--biodiversity hotspots--and raises the level of awareness about each hotspot's plight through enriching and exciting game play. Xeko stimulates kids' interest in math, science, and nature by combining two things kids love: trading card games and animals.
Matter Group, LLC, publisher of Xeko, brings sustainable manufacturing practices to the toy industry, using the highest quality recycled materials to make green gifts and green toys.
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