Swinxs now shipping, kids everywhere told what to do by strange man in a box


So this is a weird thing. It’s kind of like an electronic camp counselor and it’s called Swinxs. Kids wear RFID bracelets and then the box tells you to do stuff like run around and play hide and seek. You check in with the box by moving your RFID band near the box.

There are 25 games so far, most of which involve running around and then coming back to the box for further instructions. Parents can also make their own games including, presumably, my Dad’s old favorites, Go to the Store and Get Me Some Beer and This Is What You Get When You Spill Paint in the Garage.

The box will cost $150 and it’s on Amazon right now. We’ll have a full review shortly because I totally want to see how this thing works in real life.