Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff | fun blow to play app for kids
✔ iPad + iPhone | kids app for ages 3-6+ yrs.
A new kind of kids app with the fine-sounding name Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff leaves us quite breathless, as this app is solely played via blowing. With this app, kids need to blow things up, blow things away, blow at something, blow things out and blow things til they’re cool. Phew! Due to this activity, the app lands straight into our “special apps for kids category”, because this kind of app is unique and a rarity on the App Store.
Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff presents you a total of 25 various interactive scenes, which will kind of alienate the iPad’s and iPhone’s microphone. Through vigorous blowing, you can elicit some motion animations and sounds of the scenes for example…
- blowing up balloons
- blowing away paper planes
- blowing at a Dreamcatcher
- blowing away a pile of paper
- blowing into a whistle
- blowing a delicious cup of hot chocolate cool
- and blowing out candles
In one of the scenes, you even get to puff against a window, whereupon a message appears.
A hint of criticism
Nevertheless there’s a catch to this game concept. Kids can’t just blow in the direction of the display, they actually have to blow sideways into the microphone of the iPad or iPhone and aim quite accurately whilst doing so. The game works with the sounds and noises that are being generated whilst blowing into the microphone, as smartphones and tablets do not (yet) possess a wind sensor (lol).
That way, kids are only able to see the display sideways, which kind of restricts the view and effect a little. In this context, we would have preferred the air flow in the scenes, to have been taken into account. This way, clouds, confetti and bread crumbs occasionally fly into the wrong direction.
The Huff n’ Puff game in action
Our YouTube trailer shows you all of the 25 interactive blowing scenes, thereunder, also our personal favourite one: the dandelion…
Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff | kids app rating
Phew! You can certainly get out of breath easily with this app – which is why we recommend Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff as a family activity. If turns are taken, kids will be able to watch the excellent effects and animations a lot better. Perhaps a touch control should have been considered too, especially for younger children, i.e. a small bellows button.
(+) Unique blowing game
(+) 25 scenes
(+) A bargain for $ 0.99
(-) Direction of air flow hasn’t been considered
(-) The view to the display is restricted whilst blowing
(-) no alternative control
Conclusion: We most certainly did not regret the investment of $ 0.99 in any way.
Download Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app developer: Duckie Deck Development