Backyard fun with a new-tech twist | Source: VTech

When you think about classic games, does it really get more classic than an old-fashioned game of tag?

Well, the old classic is still a great way to enjoy active play, but now it’s getting a modern upgrade thanks to the KidiGo NexTag system from VTech

The KidiGo NextTag system comes with four electronic units that kids ages 5 and up can wear using the included adjustable armbands. While “tag” is part of the name, NexTag isn’t some one-trick pony. This system puts a high-tech spin on 20 different backyard games that families can play indoors or outdoors.

Kids get started by using buttons on the side of their unit to select a game. A voice from the electronic unit explains the rules in a quick and easy-to-follow manner and then the action begins!

KidiGo NexTag is packed with one- and two-person games along with games that the entire family can play together, including Elimination Tag, You’re “It,” Zombie Tag, Secret Mission, Freeze Tag, Capture the Flag, Dino Defense, Medic, One Against All, Showdown, Categories Tag, Shuttle Run, Hide and Seek, Musical Tag, Color Tap, Tap ‘Em All, Simon Says, Free Jam, Sequence, and Beat the Clock. 

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Even better, if you combine two KidiGo NexTag systems, up to eight players can enjoy the fun together across a range of up to 120 feet between units. That’s a lot of room to play.

Tag just got an upgrade! | Source: VTech

One of the coolest features of this system is that parents don’t have to play referee. In fact, there’s no referee required because lights and sounds from the electronic units let you know who’s safe, who’s it, and who just got tagged!

While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some fun outside this year, it’s getting cooler outside in many parts of the country and that means that it can be a little bit trickier to get kids moving. KidiGo NexTag is a way to counteract that and quell any mention of “I’m bored,” whether it’s after school, on weekends, or during all of those holiday gatherings that are fast approaching.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.