I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash & Thunder is like no other! Using true stories from D-Day, it teaches leadership through the character traits of WWII Heroes.
I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge is brand new to the world, and it is going to enter big! Parents and Teachers alike will be talking about this leadership game for years to come. Oregon Trail has nothing on this educational manna. Flash & Thunder walks children through D-Day, as they play as real-life heroes, such as Native American Paratrooper, Turner Turnbull. This is the perfect Christmas gift for every 8+ year old this season. Sharing my experiences with I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge on OMG Goodies, is my honor.
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Jim Murphy, a former Marine Corps. Infantry Officer has plenty of experience with toys and video games. After spending time in Iraq, Murphy finished his MBA and earned leadership positions with leading toy companies: Mattel, Activision-Blizzard, and Spin Master. His love of history and reading, and his understanding of the importance of leadership, led him to develop the incredibly genius leadership game, I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash & Thunder.
This is more than a video game. This is much, much more than a game with no purpose. I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash & Thunder comes with a 108 page graphic and interactive novel for your child to read. The book leads them through D-Day from various leadership positions, but spends the most time with Paratrooper Turner Turnbull, with the 82nd Airborne. Your child will be able to read the book and make choices, finding their way through the story. The novel is filled is illustrations to help them stay interested and follow the story. Jim Murphy took the time to write short paragraphs with direct sentence structure, in order for children as young as eight to understand.
I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash & Thunder also comes with fifteen cards that are used with the leadership game and full of information regarding WWII, the Nazis and their fighting structure, the reasons The United States of America was at war with Germany, and information about real-life characters in the game. They also include information about leadership character traits, which are implicitly necessary in the game. Those traits are:
Integrity: To be honest and trustworthy
Nobility: To put others before yourself and remember it’s about the team
Valor: To show courage and control fear in all situations
Initiative: To take action during uncertain times without being asked
Curiosity: Think, ask question and listen in order to learn
Tenacity: Keep going, never quit, even when it’s hard
Accountability: Take responsibility for your actions
INVICTA: “the unconquered”.
These are traits every child can develop, and I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge aims to help them to learn the values by following in the footsteps of true American Heroes – leaders!
The I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge game is now available on the I.N.V.I.C.T.A. website and will soon be available in iTunes and the Google Play App stores! It deals with war, but more importantly, it deals with making decisions, even when the decisions are hard. The game is not a 1st person shooting game. It is not a war game where you have to worry about what your child is seeing or doing. In this game, the soldiers resemble tiny toy soldiers on a map. When Axis or Allied troops are killed, little red X’s appear on the screen. There are also beautiful still graphics of Lt. Turnbill and other historical figures. The game reminds players of what they have read, and encourages players to return to the story to remember what happened in history in order to carefully place troops and make decisions. I played the game for about an hour and a half and had to pull myself away from it. It will hold everyone’s attention! Using the information found in the I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge pack will be instrumental for your child as they play the game.
The I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge website has story after story of American Heroes who have lived at various times in American history. These heroes were men and women, who were human with human faults, that chose to stand up and BE leaders, even when it was hard, even when they didn’t want to, even when they felt tired and down-trodden. Being a leader isn’t easy, but it is important. This is why I love I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash and Thunder – a great leadership game, as much as I do. It is why I don’t want you to only read about it, but to experience it. This is a history lesson that isn’t boring. It is over-flowing with information kids can apply themselves. Reading words and maps will be a part of the game, which will increase other important skills as well. Intended for children as young as eight, this leadership game will entertain children and adults. Visit their website, read the stories, and experience the game. This is a Christmas gift worth giving. It isn’t just another toy or another video game, it is a gift that will instill character traits and teach in a way parents and teachers can appreciate!
I.N.V.I.C.T.A. Challenge Flash & Thunder also comes with a collectible figure, with correct details of the paratrooper uniform and gear. The helmet and backpack are removable. The details are amazing!
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