How The Games Work
The first thing you will notice is that Biba games are played with the parent as the referee. This means that you, the parent, download the game and hold the phone through the entire game experience. This allows kids to remain hands-free so they can focus on the physical activity and the fun – not the phone. But perhaps most importantly, this configuration for game play keeps parents and kids playing together, which is something contemporary research demonstrates has a positive influence on physical activity outcomes.
As for the games themselves, Biba adventures leverage the best part of being on a playground—imagination! Each of the games tap into common make-believe scenarios ranging from butterfly catching to raiding ancient temples. And the gameplay is organic and easily accommodates drop-in/drop-out play.
For example, if a child is playing as a car in ‘Biba Drive!’, they’re completing laps and stopping for repairs at a Pit Stop with the parent where they need to ‘wipe their windshield’ or ‘fuel up’ on the phone. If a child is an archeologist in Dino Dig, they’re squeezing through tubes and climbing up ladders to dusty dig sites where they can sweep, blow and chisel to unearth new bones on the phone. You, the parent, become the epicenter of your child’s imagination-driven playground play.