A new, physics-based construction game seeks to have kids learning science in colorful and unique ways.
Elementary school science teacher Bill Burton created Octacog as a STEM education tool for both kids and adults. Users can connect rods and various weighted pieces to the octagon-shaped balance point to experiment with physics while creating endless building possibilities.
Designed for kids ages 7 and up, this modular balance toy acts as both an experimental construction set and a gravity-defying game. Players take turns by adding or moving a piece, then giving the structure a spin. If Octacog stays balanced, the player is safe and it’s the next player’s turn. If the structure falls, the player is no longer a master of balance.
Octacog is available to pre-order for $49.99 here. There is also an expansion pack available for $19.99. Players can combine multiple sets to expand their gameplay and building opportunities.