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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120716-539
Induction Date:   July 16, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Codigo Cube
MSRP:   $9.99 USD
Company URL:  http://Codigocube.com/
Rating: 

Codigo Cube

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor and Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  07/16/2012

Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Games - Novelty 2011 Consumer/Education 13 Years and up Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Creative Agenda FunFactor™ Game Structure Marketability Narrative Progression Response Level
4 5 5 5 5 5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                           





image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 
  
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
0 13964 48477 9 0 13964 48477 9Labeled/Appropriate



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
ChinaCube is a choking hazard for toddlers.

 


About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

Codigo Cube has taken the realm of gaming and introduced an ever-evolving masterful delight that captures the senses like nothing else.  When you first look at any one of the Codigo Cube versions, you see a cube with a different color QR code on each side of it. Be forewarned that much as the Rubik's Cube, (first introduced in 1974), the Codigo Cubes deliver exciting new stimulation that few other games can rival.
An image of the Codigo Cube trivia game promotional ad for Toy Fair 2013.

"This thing is so addictive! What a rush!  I can now have some challenging trivia games to break the boredom anywhere I go, anytime, any place!"


* A quote from a sales rep who travels across the globe for his job.  He was a participant at one of The Toy Man® Product Guide consumer hands-on evaluation events where this New Inductee was featured.

 
The Codigo Cube is so simple.  All you need is a web-enabled camera phone, a FREE app to play the games. Get two players together, sit down, roll the die, scan the QR Code, answer the multiple choice questions on your smart phone display, and off you go on a trivia journey like never experienced before. A Codigo Cube is comprised of a six-sided die. On each side of the cube is a different colored

Of course this is just the start!  I invite you to come along with our team to the next section to learn even more exciting details.  Discover why the Codigo Cube is sweeping across the globe as the hottest new trivia creation that is a must-have item.
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

Although the previous section provided a skeletal summary of how to play Codigo Cube, there is so so much more to it.  We'll start first with The Basics.

THE BASICS

It's already established you need a smart-phone with a camera, but it is amazing how many people assume you have to buy a QR code reader app to play the game.  That is far from correct!  To save you some time, we have provided some links below of various QR readers you can download for free and have been tested repeatedly with a variety of Android OS smart phones, iPhones, and iPad3, 4, and mini as well without failure.

QR Droid/Zapper Scanner
Android (v2.0 or greater)
iPhone (iOS 4.0 or greater)
Neo Reader
Android (v2.0 or greater)
iPhone (iOS 4.0 or greater)
Scan Reader
iPhone (iOS 4.0 or greater)
* Not designed for Android OS

i-Nigma Reader
Android (v2.0 or greater)
iPhone (iOS 4.0 or greater)
Tap Media Reader
Android (v2.0 or greater)
iPhone (iOS 4.0 or greater)
 



An image of one of the Codigo Cube games with QR code for www.codigocube.com.  
"It was somewhat of a surprise to see how easy this was to use.  My QR reader automatically scanned the QR code and the game-play proceeded flawlessly. Simple, easy to read and worked well on everyone's smart phones."

* A quote from one our consumer hands-on evaluation participants.


GAME PLAY

Just scan any side of the cube then enter your user ID and password that you created when you first setup the game.  Number of players and names of each player will be required to be entered. The next step is to decide which player or team will go first, then have them roll the die while scanning it with the QR reader on your phone or iPad.  The category selected is displayed and the first multiple choice question appears with four possible answers, etc.  

If the answer is correct, the player's points are counted and displayed on a table along with all the player names and their total points as well so far. The player then goes again, rolling the cube and attempts to answer the next question correctly. This will continue as long as the player gets the right answer. Upon error, the cube is passed to the next player listed on the game screen.

CATEGORIES

There are six possible categories available:

    - Entertainment
    - Sports
    - History
    - General Knowledge
    - Geography
    - Science

WINNING THE GAME

The strategy to win the game is simplistic; The first player to answer the question for each of the 6 sides of the die correctly wins the game.

The best part of playing the game is that with each new game, you have new trivia you didn't have before.  This creates an ever-evolving sense of competitive Play and just plain addictive fun and excitement while expanding your knowledge base simultaneously.

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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Clinical / Cognitive Psychologist, PhD
Director of Cognitive Learning Research and Development

"Progressive stimulation of the brain is a basic building block of learning from birth to our passing. Codigo Cube is a superb application of game design serving to not only stimulate but accelerate the level of absolute progressive learning. The key to the game is the underlying process where the trivia is never repeated. 

Codigo Cube functions as a constant causation for dynamic cognizance development. The element of trivia influences the use of analytic functions to solve each question in sequential order with the intent to repeat this for all six questions to win the game.  This results in a never ending evolution of learning potential."

"Upon completion of each game, there is always a significant growth in desire to win and repeat the same activity while stimulating further evolution of reasoning abilities that can be applied in every day life."


Mathematician, Ph.D, M.S., B.S.
Professor of Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Progression Research

"Codigo Cube takes on an entirely new frontier of game play with a cross-over from tabletop play to hand-held portable devices simultaneously in an ever progressive sequence of trivia. The key word in this case is progressive.
"

'Unlike standard video / arcade games that once completed they become useless, with the Codigo Cube the need for challenge and mental stimulation is on a constant path of change and abstract variables. The desire for repetitive play while also improving inter-personal skill development is boundless."


"The concept of adopting the use of QR codes as the foundation of the game is a wonder in itself. It stimulates curiosity and learning at levels never before considered or even imagined.  This is a product that can be used in virtually any environment to combine fun, education, and boost of morale while still maintaining a price point that is irresistible."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

When it comes to "different", I think that Codigo Cube really fits that definition all too well.  The reasoning behind it is that in our hands-on consumer evaluations, literally every single person made the same statement or something similar..."This is so different!"

Never before have we seen consumers so fascinated with a product. Loads of questions came up yet once people sat down and played with Codigo Cube for their first time, well, it was not likely to be their last.
Image of Codigo Cube packaging.

"I had expected stupid trivia that was easy to answer, but such was not the case.  Wow! this is really cool and fun to play."


*  The surprises never cease with the Codigo Cube.  No one ever imagined something so small, so simple, could be so much fun for our hands-on evaluation participants.

 



When our consumer hands-on events were completed, according to the info provided on the feedback forms, Codigo Cube was a winning hand.  There was an overwhelming sample of evidence that Codigo Cube was popular and quite engaging for the consumers.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and other peripheral information, we all agreed that the Codigo Cube passed this segment of our evaluation.
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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


CREATIVE AGENDA: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

The CREATIVE AGENDA produced in game play with Codigo Cube creates a historical memory function which demonstrates recognition of the significance of experience, active thought processing, interactive social development, and executive cognitive functioning in learning.  This transitions into application of the newly acquired knowledge, and a desire to for even more. Codigo Cube achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CRITICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT




FUN FACTOR™: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

FUN FACTOR™ could not have been more easily determined when it comes to Codigo Cube. Each trivia question provides its own unique new challenge from start to finish that generates plenty of laughs and chuckles.  It would seem almost impossible to imagine Codigo Cube being lacking in FUN FACTOR™. 

After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Codigo Cube succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [5] stars for FUN FACTOR™.





GAME STRUCTURE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Codigo Cube was so simple for us to establish a final rating score for GAME STRUCTURE. The simplicity, smooth flow of the narrative development, and the hook of the QR codes combined with smart phones was literally ingenious.

There were so many factors to consider in the evaluation of the game structure from the creative agenda & narrative progression to the psycho-social response levels of the players and the overall process of the game play from start to finish.

The narrative progression of Codigo Cube successfully drives a player to continue to compete with determination to win the game.  The attention of the player is maintained consistently while stimulating the player's desire to play repeatedly, regardless of whether they win or lose.

After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Codigo Cube succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of  [5] stars for GAME STRUCTURE.





MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

For Codigo Cube, when it comes to MARKETABILITY, there was no challenge to establish an accurate evaluation score. When you take into consideration the quality of design, functionality, level of contribution to skill development, (especially cognitive skill development), and entertainment value of Codigo Cube, it is so simple to see a that the level of MARKETABILITY is of the highest possible rating score.

A quote from earlier in this ERS encapsulated a perfect example as to why the MARKETABILITY rating score is so high;

"Unlike standard video / arcade games that once completed they become useless, with the Codigo Cube the need for challenge and mental stimulation is on a constant path of change and abstract variables. The desire for repetitive play while also improving inter-personal skill development is boundless."

An even more important set of factors to consider are the price point and footprint of Codigo Cube. The combination of price point and footprint enable the game to be used as an impulse buy product at a store counter by the registers at checkout.  Add variety of titles to this as well and you have a win/win situation.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Codigo Cube successfully completed this evaluation category with a perfect rating score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






NARRATIVE PROGRESSION: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Narrative progression is a different kind of creature to take into consideration when evaluating a product. It is a vital part of the design structure of a game. In the unique concept of design combining trivia, QR Codes, and smart phones as has been done with Codigo Cube, a smooth transition in the narrative or flow of the game is maintained. Codigo Cube manages the challenge of maintaining the attention of the player while at the same time delivering content which will inspire a player's desire to come back for more. 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Codigo Cube successfully completed this evaluation category with a perfect rating score of [5] stars for NARRATIVE PROGRESSION.






RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

RESPONSE LEVEL was by far the most unquestionable category of our evaluation results. In every testing and evaluation environment, Codigo Cube delivered a response level that was quite commendable. Whether on a plane, train, in a subway station, or park, Codigo Cube still garnered a serious response level.

Codigo Cube provides a competitive challenge that players find not only addictive but educational. Even more important, the players never experience the exact same game twice! This raises the response level of the players well beyond most board games we have tested in years. 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Codigo Cube left its own unique signature with each of us coming out with a perfect rating score of [5] stars for RESPONSE LEVEL.
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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
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    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



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PLEASE NOTE: There are a total of 357 evaluation categories with a minimum of 231 being applicable to any one product or online service in our evaluation process with 6 being featured in the Evaluation Report Summary, ERS.


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