Brainbox Games: Innovative Educational Apps

by Brainbox Games in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th April 2020 we successfully raised £5,140 with 35 supporters in 28 days

We aim to improve core educational skills for all children and adults through fun to play mobile games that practise key skills.

by Brainbox Games in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Product development and develop marketing campaigns to reach a wider and more targeted audience.

About Brainbox Games

Brainbox Games is solely committed to improving the educational standards and future opportunities for all.  We are a team of primary school teachers who have realised that many children need greater incentives and opportunities to support them to reach their potential.  Using our expertise and experience in the sector, we have designed and built educational platforms for schools which deliver personalised challenges to mobile game apps for children to play.  

In our short  existence as an edtech startup and with no budget, we have built our first MVP, Magic Spell, and have our second, Mathsronauts, in development.  Magic Spell is being trialed in a number of schools across the UK and has multiple downloads from Apple App Store Google Play.  In order to improve our games and the effectiveness of their mechanics and challenge, we need to scale-up our trial schools, players and parents in order to learn directly from their experiences. 

Our Crowdfunder Campaign

A successful Crowdfunder campaign will enable us to make the following commitments:

1:  Offer every school in the UK a free trial of our teachers dashboard and access to our suite of mobile games. 

Our dashboard allows teachers to set personalised challenges for their pupils so that they can practise in school and at home.  The dashboard captures game performance and provides valuable feedback so that teachers can plan next steps and celebrate successes.

2.  Invest in online customer advocacy tools that will provide teachers, pupils and parents with a simple solution to communicate with our team.  This will enable us to respond to feedback quickly and show every customer that their ideas and experiences are valued.  

3.  Invest in product innovation and game development.  Our vision is simple and clear:  we want to improve educational standards for all children whilst participating in the ultimate mobile gaming experience.  We have the potential in our team to build complex artificial intelligence models which will vastly improve the effectiveness of our games to challenge every player.  This technology will reduce teacher workload considerably whilst continually adjusting game challenge to suit each player's ability and performance.

Feedback from our Customers

To date, we have over 2000 school users and over 500 app store downloads.  Children love playing our games and recognise that they are more able to apply their learning in school.  They grow in confidence because the games make them practise in many different and fun ways.  

Teachers think that the dashboard is simple to use and provides them with detailed feedback for every child.   There are additional features that they would like to see added such as set up assistance and whole-class feedback charts that will be added.

Parents love our games because they are 100% educational and based specifically upon National Curriculum expectations.  As teachers and senior leaders in the primary sector, we only build games that impact educational standards: we understand the needs of teachers and accountability for standards in schools.  Parents would love to see feedback built into the app so that they can check up and see how their children are performing.  These features will be added in the near future.     

Our Vision for the Future

We are proud to be a partner in Plymouth's growing technological and creative industry.  Provenance, social responsibility and equality of opportunity are core principles of our organisation and we will grow using a sustainable model drawing upon the expertise of people here in the South West.  We will continually strive to use the latest technology to improve methods of learning, draw upon cognitive development and long-term memory theory as well build strong, integral relationships with  our customers.  

The only way that we can develop as a global leader in educational technology, is to improve our reach across the UK to test and improve our products.  Thanks to your interest and generous pledge, we will be one step closer to helping children and adults to reach their potential here in the UK and beyond.  


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward - Free Whole School Subscription

We will set your child's school up with a completely free 1-year subscription of Magic Spell for Schools. This subscription will include full access to their own personalised dashboard, unlimited pupil users and free Magic Spell for Schools app downloads.

£10 or more

Free Magic Spell App

Free Download of our MVP Magic Spell

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