I Want One (Or Dozen) Of These

Siftables are “toy blocks that think”. Kind of.

Anyone interested in designing a game around these blocks should pay attention to Board Game Design Forums May Challenge – they are having a challenge where your job is to design a game that uses Siftables.

Check out the video. Pretty sweet little things.

(Update: here’s another video, Thanks Eli for sharing)

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Those siftables are excellent! I can’t wait til they available. I don’t imagine they’ll be very affordable though :(

  2. I was going to mention reactable, as my uncle and I (both musicians) built one (in a manner of speaking) after we first heard about it a while ago; however, I think this is a merely a logical transition of that technology.. It seems more approachable for/by the common person; which I think is usually (usually, being an operative word) a good thing. Also I think it’s unfair to reference cube world as being the same technology. While they are built of the same principal, the level of interactivity in the two devices are far different. This is also; as a side note, not the best video to show off siftables: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbwzBBHtNGI&feature=related shows off more of the the base features.

    Anyway, just my thoughts.

  3. The word game and the math game was good. Besides that, all pretty unoriginal.

    Sequencer was not original at all. Take a look at reactable.

    The fact that they react to each other is nothing new at all. There has been these toy blocks in gadget stores for years, where you can put any number together, stack them, put them next to each other, and a character on their display will interact with each other.

    Look up cubed, and cube world.

    This is not a new technology or concept.

  4. TED is the best site ever. I can’t count the number of hours I’ve spent staring at that site in the last few weeks.

  5. Been following these for a very, very long time. I must concur… 10 or 12 would be quite awesome.

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