What kid doesn't love video games? Most days, I have to make my kids stop playing them so they can get outdoors and get some exercise.
Now, there's a hand held video game that teaches kids the importance of exercise, healthy eating and discipline! MatchMaster, associated with The David Beckham Academy, is an interactive soccer game that combines fun with fitness.
The lightweight, easy-to-use electronic game is available in royal blue and sky blue with a retail price of $19.96 and is sold at Wal-Mart. The game offers seven virtual soccer games and four Infra Red games, allowing players to challenge others to become the ultimate MatchMaster.
Players must select their “Daily Routine Planner” during select time frames, which includes choosing meals, training and sleep to cultivate a stronger virtual player. These key elements encourage children to maintain a healthy “Lifeline”, which can be directly related to their daily lives, but in a fun and interactive way.
The better coached player will perform at a higher level during the seven interactive training games allowing them to accumulate more points. Once the player masters the training games they can test their skills against another player using one of the four Infra Red challenges.
My 7-year-old daughter Natalie, and my 11-year-old son Matthew, both LOVE their games! Here's what they had to say about MatchMaster:
Natalie: "I love that you get to play against other people with the infrared."
Matthew:"I love that you get to create your own player and tell him when to eat, sleep, train and play."
They play head-to-head games all the time by simply aiming their games at each other (so that the infrared recognizes the other game).
I am giving away TWO games to one lucky winner (so that the winner will be able to play against others).
Simply leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite physical activity is. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Winner has two weeks to respond to prize notification or prize is forfeited. One entry per person. Please be sure there is an email address that I may reach you at should you win.
To enter MatchMaster's separate sweepstakes, click here. The sweepstake prizes range from a trip for ten to London to trips to Los Angeles and training courses at the David Beckham Academies.