Read Aloud Challenge: Beasts of Balance

How will you stack up in this reading challenge?! October is here, which means it’s the perfect time for magical, mythical beasts to emerge. So, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Modern Games for a beast of a challenge that could end in a sweet treat for your home or classroom! Choose to read aloud any (or all!) of the collection’s 15 different books featuring beastly characters and be entered to win!

Now through October 15th, each time you read a story in the Beasts of Balance collection with your Novel Effect app you’ll be entered to win a Beasts of Balance bundle! The more times you read these books with a storyscape the more chances you’ll have to win! Read at least 3 books with a storyscape to be entered to win a legendary grand prize!

Beasts of Balance is an award winning game that lets you take the fun of a digital game and connect it to real world play. Little learners will love building worlds by stacking magical Artefacts into spectacular towers. But this isn’t your standard stacking game! Everything you add to your tower interacts with a world that evolves on a mobile device, Fire TV, or Apple TV. Stack a Flamingo and poof! you’ve created a digital Flamingo. Add a Migrate Artefact and shazam! you’ve turned it into a sea-dwelling Flambouyingo! Lol. There’s strategy in keeping your beasts alive as you build at the same time you keep the tower from falling.

Our tiny testers giggled each time a tower we built fell and it’s digital world ended in a shower of molten lava. The simple game play promotes hand-eye coordination, spatial reasoning, and growth mindset. New combinations of digital and real world elements mean the game feels fresh each time you play it. Best of all, you’ll hone reasoning skills and teamwork as you decide on the next piece to add to the stack together.

(10) Ten winners will be chosen at random to receive:
– 1 Core Edition of Beasts of Balance
– 3 month Premium membership to Novel Effect, for yourself or to gift to a friend

(1) One grand prize winner will be chosen at random to receive:
– 1 Legendary Edition of Beasts of Balance with the core game, a playmat, and more stackable characters!
– 1 year Premium membership to Novel Effect, for yourself or to gift to a friend
– a $100 Gift Card!

Open The Beasts of Balance Challenge collection:

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On mobile? Tab below

Download the Novel Effect app for free to bring books to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

Terms & Conditions for The Beasts of Balance Read Aloud Challenge: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. US residents only. To enter, read aloud one of the books in the Beasts of Balance Reading Challenge collection with your Novel Effect app now through 10/15 at midnight PST. Ten (10) winners will be randomly chosen and notified via the email associated with their Novel Effect app to win the Beasts of Balance Bundle. One winner who reads at least 3 different books in the Beast of Balance Challenge collection will be randomly chosen to win the Beast of Balance Legendary Bundle and a $100 gift card. Challenge not affiliated with the book authors or publishers. Questions? We’re here to help, email

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