The game plan is simple. Select a boy or girl player and then dress them in a sports uniform by sliding head gear, shirts, and pants to create a matched outfit. I’ve noticed that kids love to create silly pairs and with some games they lose focus and never build a match. While it is likely that I would probably need to play tennis in some kind of a helmet, I liked that this game gave children the opportunity to have fun and create a silly uniform but it only rewarded them with a sports game when the athlete was dressed head to foot in the proper attire. And I will admit that recognizing the difference between baseball cleats and football cleats can be a bit tricky, so players will have to keep a close eye to make sure colors match as well. I think this challenge is part of what held my tester’s attention.
Of all the pairs he made his favorite reward game without a doubt, was football. After you complete a uniform a ball or piece of equipment appears on the field next to your player. We repeatedly earned a football and then went barreling down the field eluding the defensive players in our path or better still for my all-star, just plowing them over. He loved flicking them to the sideline. He also enjoyed pedaling the bike and doing kickflips on a skateboard. These activities are all performed with simple finger motions.
I liked the subtle way Swapsies Sports incorporating learning skills into a fun set of activities. The matching requires observation and an eye for detail and the games help develop fine motor skills. With 10 sports represented it may also expose kids to sports that they might not be familiar with. Its got what it takes to build a well rounded athlete.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.