¡¡¡¡PlayShifu combines real figurines with digital gameplay to bring alive all-time favorite
¡¡¡¡board games & more
¡¡¡¡Cupertino, California (June 1, 2021) ¨C The first-ever phygital board game platform using iPads,
¡¡¡¡Tacto is built on innovative touch technology and AI to turn screen time into family time. Tacto
¡¡¡¡uses real figurines to drive the gameplay on screen and adds immense richness, variety, and
¡¡¡¡storytelling to the experience. Tacto is the third flagship line from PlayShifu¡ªthe pioneers behind
¡¡¡¡Plugo and Orboot¡ªwho is revolutionizing the way Gen Alpha plays and learns.
¡¡¡¡The new product launch follows a year of rapid revenue growth and a successful $17 million
¡¡¡¡Series B fundraise for PlayShifu.
¡¡¡¡The initial 200 product testers gave Tacto raving reviews. ¡°My five year old loves Tacto games.
¡¡¡¡They pique his imagination and keep him occupied,¡± said a parent from California. ¡°Y¡¯all knocked
¡¡¡¡it out of the park with this one. I love it and so do the kids,¡± said a homeschooling parent from
¡¡¡¡Texas. Four of the six Tacto game sets¡ªTacto Classics, Laser, Coding and Chess¡ªwill be
¡¡¡¡available on PlayShifu.com and Amazon starting June 1st, with Tacto Electronics and Tacto Dino
¡¡¡¡rolling out in July. Each Tacto set is priced at $49.99 and comes with a unique set of figurines and
¡¡¡¡frames to securely hold the tablet in place. All six gaming sets work with the free Tacto app, and
¡¡¡¡have three or more story-based games with hundreds of levels in each.
¡¡¡¡¡°With screen time for children ages four to nine as averaging as high as five hours every day,
¡¡¡¡PlayShifu is on a mission to help parents convert their children¡¯s screen time into hands-on
¡¡¡¡educational playtime,¡± said co-founder and CEO, Vivek Goyal. ¡°We are thrilled to introduce our
¡¡¡¡Tacto line and continue to positively integrate physical and digital play to develop foundational
¡¡¡¡learning skills for kids around the world,¡± added co-founder, Dinesh Advani.
¡¡¡¡Designed for ages four and up, the all-new gaming sets include:
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Classics: add a fun twist of storytelling to all-time favorite board games ¨C Legends
¡¡¡¡of Ludo, Trolls & Ladders, PBJ Checkers, Ninja Tic-Tac-Toe. Outwit your friends and family
¡¡¡¡in brain-teasing strategy games and develop planning skills and foundational math along
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Laser: explore the science of light with thrilling story-based games. Reflect the light
¡¡¡¡or split it into seven colors to overcome obstacles and develop problem-solving skills.
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Coding: program your way through each level with story-based gameplay. Use
¡¡¡¡visual cues to code as a beginner or use Scratch if you¡¯re familiar with the basics.
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Chess: traditional chess figurines meet modern characters in digital gameplay.
¡¡¡¡Learn to play the ultimate strategy game through a unique AI-driven learning mode or
¡¡¡¡battle it out in story-based settings with family or friends.
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Electronics: make your tablet a hands-on yet shockproof circuit lab. Build 50+
¡¡¡¡gadgets in thrilling game environments and create 500+ circuits on a digital breadboard.
¡¡¡¡¡ñ Tacto Dino: loaded with interactive games and activities for dino-loving children, this
¡¡¡¡dinosaur game set takes kids back in time to the prehistoric world.
¡¡¡¡For more information on PlayShifu and to stay up to date on company news and product
¡¡¡¡launches, visit PlayShifu.com and follow PlayShifu on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
¡¡¡¡PlayShifu is the leading early learning toy company offering a variety of immersive and
¡¡¡¡educational toys that connect the physical and digital worlds. The play experiences are specially
¡¡¡¡designed for kids ages 4 to 12 years and build foundational, STEAM skills through fun. Founded in
¡¡¡¡2016 by Dinesh Advani and Vivek Goyal after they saw a need to provide meaningful digital play
¡¡¡¡experiences for their kids, PlayShifu is now loved around the world. With offices in the U.S. and
¡¡¡¡Bangalore, India, PlayShifu products are available in more than 35 countries through online
¡¡¡¡marketplaces including Amazon and brick and mortar locations, including Sam¡¯s Club, BestBuy,
¡¡¡¡Argos, Toys¡®R¡¯Us, Hamleys, Virgin Media, and Rakuten. To purchase and find out more, visit
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