Review: iPieces – board games and pool for the iPad

iPieces  were a revelation to me. They are games to be played on  an ipad.

Jumbo games have just launched Ludo and Pool games plus two games for the hit children’s TV shows Fireman Sam – so something for pretty much everyone really! We were sent a copy of each to review and found them to be great fun! You simply download the free game app from the iTunes store and use their iPieces to bring each game to life through stunning visual animation and entertaining sound effects.

Fireman Sam

The  Fireman Sam game  is a fantastic multi-level game within a game, giving you more value than other apps. Players make their way across the game board on the screen of your iPad by completing a variety of mini-games in order to progress up the board.  It includes ab games little kids will love like  Fire Rescue, Mission Jupiter, mission Neptune and more. This costs £12.99 and is suitable from 4 +

fireman sam app

iPieces are super easy to use and practical to transport, iPieces are the ideal game to take out and about with you and  just keep in your handbag (you would never get a pool table in there!)

The Ludo iPieces game  (£9.99) has given a really traditional family game a really up to date makeover traditional playing pieces in a game of Ludo with the animation and sound effects (have to say I found the sound effects v annoying but my kids loved them) . To make the game even more interactive there are mini-games to complete as you make your way around the board.

ipieces Ludo

The iPieces pool game comes with little stick cues. This costs £9.99 and is a great gift I think for a hard to buy male relative with an ipad/ You play using your iPieces pool cues to knock the digital balls around the table and try to pot them. You can represent different nations and it really is lots of fun.


iPieces have received widespread acclaim since hitting shelves at the end of 2011. It was named one of the Top 5 Kids Gadgets at Toy Fair 2012 by Gadget Show Live.

This really is a fun, bang up to date way to play more traditional games!



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