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Go Go Gelato!

Lower Age: 6+
Website: http://store.blueorangegames.com/p/go-go-gelato
Price: $19.99
Year Added: 2017

Go Go Gelato! is a colorful game where children ages six and up create specialized desserts to match their client’s orders. This game, which can be played alone or in teams, includes 16 cones, 12 colorful gelato scoops, 54 challenge cards, and a set of illustrated rules. Players begin with four cones in front of them - three that are paired with the same-color scoop and one cone on its own. The challenge is to correctly arrange the cones, left to right, to match the customers’ orders on the challenge cards. But the catch is that players can never touch the “gelato scoops” with their hands, only with the cones! Players make observations and define the type of arrangement they must create with the challenge cards. When playing with others, children race to finish first and yell ‘Go Go Gelato!’ As children work to accomplish this, they develop spatial reasoning skills to manage the organization of the different colors and components. Go Go Gelato involves the use of logical reasoning within the context of serving customers, or clients. This element of gameplay encourages children to have an awareness of the client’s viewpoint as they look for solutions and sets Go Go Gelato! apart from other logical thinking games.

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

Plan a solution, try the solution, communicate their solution

 

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: A client, constraints

 

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Spatial reasoning, creative thinking, perseverance, logical thinking

 

 

Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews
    • Rating: 4.33 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “I like to fill the orders!” F, 4
      • “I love the ice cream part and the challenge of it.” F, 5
      • “It was fun!” M, 4
  • Parents Reviews
    • Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “I liked the creativity that brings while matching with the cards.” parent of 4-year-old
      • “Fun. Easy to learn and play.” parent of 5-year-old
      • “Wonderful game, and easy to play right out of the box.” parent of 5-year-old
  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews
    • Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “This game requires kids to use spatial reasoning and logic to find their solutions. Although a specific client is not identified, the game does stress the importance of customer satisfaction.”
      • “Players develop their spatial reasoning skills by trying to match their gelato arrangement with the card, pl. Players also need to have perseverance to achieve final solution even after construction might have fallen apart.”
      • “Kids have to plan how to get the "gelato" from one cone to another in the most effective and efficient manner. It helps them develop both critical and creative thinking skills.”