Sago Mini (Series) Review
Posted: 5 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
Pull levers to launch rockets, dress a robot, press buttons to design cakes, tap hills and clouds to play tunes in hot air balloons. Drag and drop squares to build a desert island or design a town. Drive a digger through a building site to deliver some earth.
The scenes could have been pulled from a children's story, but here a eclectic and picked at random so the child can make up their own tales. The worlds and spaces in the games are designed to build emotional intelligence, creative problem solving and self-confidence through open-ended play – while allowing kids to play at their own pace.
All the apps can be downloaded and then played without internet connection. They can be shared across multiple devices, so you can play on smartphone and then tablet. They are subscription games with no in-app purchases.
There used to be lots of small, separate Sago Mini games, but now there are a couple of subscription apps which get new content over time:
- Sago Mini World focuses on discovery through creativity, adventure, stories and tinkering
- Sago Mini School focuses on teaching reading, maths and sciences through holistic child-led learning
Sago Mini Box is a craft and play subscription box that comes once a month. It contains activities and exercises that relate to the characters, places and play from the Sago Mini world. It's high quality and offers a collective figure each month.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 09/06/2017
Sago Mini World, School and Box are accessed via subscription. Monthly Subscription that can be monthly or annually. There is a free month trial available.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like Sago Mini. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Sago Mini for younger age ratings.
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