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Morok is a new visual story of the famous deductive game Werewolf. Players can try the role of the Inquisition or the Plague Doctor, or can become possessed by the Japanese demons. Cards style is inspired by mysterious Tarot and contains esoteric and occult symbols. It is made in an expressionist manner using 3D graphics, classic art materials and stylization of ancient murals and engravings. To keep the esoteric style, cards size was chosen equal to the Tarot size. The game is made of paperboard with full-color printing, UV varnish and foil so it can be a wonderful gift

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Smart Box

Traditional building blocks are the most popular toy for 3-7 years old children. Compared with the monotonous play of traditional building blocks, Smart Box uses fewer modules to create more flexible digital games. The small size of the box makes an easier hardware cost control and more development to the advantages of the software. It breaks the conventional cognition of children building blocks and mathematical enlightenment, in order to help children play and enlighten better.

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Hair Salon

The team designed four cute animal shapes so children can learn to understand different animals and creative different hair styles for them to develop their own craft skills. The team made a large area of the pressure plate on the bottom of the animals, so children can easily operate. Children need to put the dough inside the animal toy, and through squeezing, the dough hair will be squeezed out and trim them. Dough is a material that can be reused. Moreover, the toy is suitable for playing with other people, such as friends and parents, and creates a lot of fun by making funny hair.

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E yes

E Yes is a game-based aid to correct children's amblyopia through exploration and training. Various modular combinations encourage amblyopic children to perform visual zoom, dedicated eye muscle exercise, and color discrimination. The lens on both sides of the telescope work with AR transparencies for children to imagine and explore. The lens in the eye and the ciliary muscle is exercised when the eye switches between near and far objects, E yes is also a vision detector. Regular testing tracks changes in children's vision and detects problems for early treatment.

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The toy tools provide cutting, pressing, and squeezing to help children make different dough shapes. However, many toy dough tools on the market are based on geometric shapes. Therefore, the team combined both children's ergonomic considerations and different vegetables' shapes to design this tool set. The design challenge was to identify the right ergonomic that can fit children hand size so the team produced many sketch models in order to test the comfort.

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Pike is an articulated wooden doll. A toy for both small and big children. It is not only a toy but also a poser model for artists and a figure for stop-motion animators. The body parts are easily put together with elastic cords. It does not require any tool thanks to the joint mechanism. Disassembling and reassembling is also a part of the game. It is simply a wooden friend for all ages.

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