Creativity starts with Magination. The game consists of different magnetic pieces that can be used to play a variety of games. You can think of Magination like a magnetic deck of cards, where you’re not only getting one game, but a toolset that allows you to play an unlimited amount of games. Unlike a deck of cards is it much easier to be creative and find unique ways to play. You can also use the pieces to build magnetic structures and experiment to find new ways to embrace the magnetic force.
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Playing with magnets can be really fun and mesmerizing. We wanted to share this with the world, and posted some gifs on Reddit for feedback some days ago. We were not prepared for what you guys did; sharing, commenting and liking, making Magination more popular than we ever could imagine. We are incredibly grateful and excited, and we will work day and night to deliver something extraordinary to you through this Kickstarter campaign.
Magination currently consists of three pieces; The Single, Double and Triple. The pieces are designed to interact together in many ways, pushing, pulling, shooting, connecting and stacking upon each other. Magnetism makes it fun to experiment and play with the pieces, and you’ll find yourself just fiddling with it for hours on end. This is where the creative element kicks in, and before you know it, you have suddenly invented a new way to use the pieces. Your new invention can now be used to develop Magination further, through the community!
That’s right! We’re developing an online community where Magination can evolve. You’ll be able to find games, rate them, and upload your own, and never running out of awesome ways to play. We know you guys will find more creative ways to use Magination than we ever could, and it’s going to be beyond exciting to see what we will be able to create together! Because this is a team effort, we’re going to let you in on important decisions for the future of Magination. What should the next piece-color be? Should we create an entirely new piece, expanding the possibilities for Magination even further? You are in charge, together with every Magination player out there. Let’s make Magination together!
Magination is great for playing games, and the different rules will make it possible for anyone to find something they enjoy to play. We developed our games with simplicity and modifiability in mind. This means you can take the core elements you need to play, and easily modify them or add rules of your own. That way you and your friends can easily make the games even more fun. We will even include suggestions of our own, that you can choose to include or not. You play Magination the way you like it, not the way we say it! Here are some of the standard Magination games to get your creativity flowing!
Magination is module based, and currently consists of two modules. Each Magination set is made up by multiples of these modules, where you are free to choose the colors you want among the available colors. Backers have already voted on yellow as the fourth color. A fifth color will open if we reach our final stretch goal!
Magination Toolset is a magnetic kit that unlocks the potential of your mind with the power of magnets.
This set of magnets empowers you to open-endedly explore magnetic properties thanks to a massive 52-piece collection. Between the 24 disc magnets, 24 bar magnets, and 4 curved magnets, you'll have more than enough magnetic material to make scientific inquiries, play your favorite games in a new way, and build entirely unique creations.
Each of the 52 magnetic pieces in the Magination Toolset includes at least one rare earth magnet encased in a colorful shell. The disc magnets have one neodymium disc inside, the bar shapes hold two disc magnets, and the curved shapes contain three magnetic coins. Use their unique polarities to stack them together, chain them along, or repel them away.
Thanks to the repelling nature of magnets and the low friction of Magination magnets on smooth surfaces, you can set up your own air hockey game right on your coffee table. Just drop the puck and skate to victory! Noisy fans NOT required.
Set up your own golf course and play to see if you can make it to the hole in the fewest strokes. Watch out for the water hazard!
Playing with Magination certainly isn't limited to recontextualizing familiar games to magnetic tabletop play.
Create your own skill game by making a border and seeing how many magnetic discs you can add to the arena before it all falls apart. Things get tense as the space between each magnet shrinks and the board gets crowded, so use soft hands and place carefully!
For another fun tabletop game, make a target and bounce the discs at it. For each one that sticks, award yourself a point!
Magination isn't just about creating games. It's also about creating fascinating floating demonstrations. When you get your hands on the Magination Toolkit, unleash your imagination and see what you can discover!
The Magination Toolset contains 52 magnetic pieces, a carrying bag, an instruction book, and stickers. The Magnetic pieces include 24 disc magnets, 24 double-magnet bars, and 4 triple-magnet curves.