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Osmo, an educational game for tablets with real-world game pieces, is now 44% off

Kids 6 to 10 years old can learn math, spelling and more with game pieces that come to life on the screen.

Dave Johnson
2 min read

If you're a parent, you're always looking for new educational toys that can help hone your kid's learning skills, augment their classroom education and avoid hours of mindless screen time around the house. Some STEM toys are either too expensive -- like elaborate robots that teach the rudiments of programming -- or so simple that your kids will tire of them quickly. The Osmo game system is a little different. Based on a tablet app that interacts with real-world game tiles you use on a tabletop in front of the tablet, it's fun, engaging, versatile and not something your kids will get bored with easily. Right now, you can get the Osmo Genius Starter Kit for Fire Tablets for $56 -- that's $44 off the regular $100 price tag. 

The deep discount prices this Osmo package very attractively -- it's a veritable steal at $56. You get a small "reflector" that clips to the top of your tablet and a base to stand it on, along with a slew of tile pieces (tangram puzzle blocks, numbers and letters) and a storage box to keep it all neat and unlost. The reflector attachment lets the tiles interact with the app, so your kids can complete puzzles, challenges and games using tactile real-world game pieces and see them interact with the game environment on the screen.

It's aimed at kids ages 6 to 10 and features geometry puzzles, logic exercises and games that teach math, spelling vocabulary and other subjects. There are even creative exercises that teach drawing. 

Have an iPad rather than an Android tablet? Well, the deal for iPad owners isn't nearly as sweet, but there is one; the Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad is $75, which is 25% off. 

Either way, if you just picked up a brand-new tablet for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this is a great way to let your kids have some fun with it when you're not using it to watch Netflix.

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