I would like to present Elequest. Elequest is a game my team and I developed as a part the Toy Product Design course at The University of Minnesota.
Elequest is a variant of hind-and-seek, geocaching, and Pokemon Go for kids. The game consists of a game box, four plastic characters embedded with rewritable NFC tags, and an accompanying app. The four characters represent the four earth elements. The person setting up the game hides the characters and rides clues to them using his/her cell phone. The app uses NFC to read and write the tags embedded in the characters. The players are then sent on a quest to seek and collect all the characters. They are given a clue on their phone regarding the location of the first toy to find. Once they find it, they scan the toy to receive clues for the next toy. This goes in until all 4 are found and brought together at the game box.
I worked mainly in the app design and NFC programming portion of this project, in addition to physical prototyping as well.
This first video shows how that app is used by the "Questmaster", the person setting up the game. They tap each character and then tap on clues and write a final clue to embed to the tag in each character.
This video shows how the game would look for a player. Once a toy is found and scanned, the clues for the next one appear on the screen.