We got the chance to try Myachi and the new Myachi Battle Pad and we are having a blast with them! Myachi is a small rectangular handsack that you catch using the back of your hand and anything else with the exception of your palms. It reminds me of a hacky sack only better since it’s rectangular shape makes it easier to deal with. (I never did learn to do hacky sack and spent most of my time picking it up, but the myachi was fun right away) You “catch” it and do tricks. Our favorite right now is holding the bottom of your shirt out and bouncing it off trampoline-style then catching it on the back of your hand.
The new Battle Pads are very cool also. They attach to the back of your hand and let you play some other games using the Myachi. I also love the Battle Pads because they are great for younger or less coordinated kids that have trouble catching it on the back of their hand. The battle pads larger flat surface area makes it easier to catch so even younger kids can play. There is a video here that shows how they are used. They are using a neat funding website called kickstart to help with funding for their new battle pads. You can see more about that in our other post about Myachi.
This is one of the most fun “family-time” toys we’ve gotten in a while. We are having lots of laughs tossing it to one another and trying different tricks (our record is currently 14 catches without dropping it). It’s also turned into a great incentive. The kids love it so much that it’s become great incentive – “Sure we can play Myachi right after you finish cleaning your rooms” Another very cool thing is that the myachi website has lots of videos showing tricks that you can learn to do. You can see those here, and to see even more they have lots of videos on their Youtube channel.