Have you got the latest version of THE POWDER TOY for Mac & PC?


We get a LOT of people stop by our educational gaming section to find worthwhile games for students to play and the Powder Toy is a real fan favourite with my own students and many of our visitors to Edgalaxy. 

For those of you who have no idea what the powder Toy is The Powder Toy is a desktop version of the classic 'falling sand' physics sandbox game, it simulates air pressure and velocity as well as heat!  And you can read far more of the educational benefits about the powder toy here.

The Good news is that you can download the latest version of the Powder Toy right here for Windows, Mac and even Linux.  Enjoy.

Explosive fun for students with THE POWDER TOY a great science game

My kids have been playing this game for months at school and I really only sat down to have a good look at it this week and found to my surprise that THE POWDER TOY was both a fun game and great educational opportunity for students to learn about chemical reactions.

Kids love to blow things up which is essentially what Powder is all about but it goes a great deal deeper  than simply allowing students the opportunity to play around with many "powdery" pixels of diverse natures, each having different simulated physical and chemical properties.

Some fall faster than others, a few are "solid" and hang in mid-air, etc. A good number of them are flammable, so all you high-school chemistry students who just want to see things blow up should get hooked on this game pretty easily. = ) Almost every substance has a special quality when thrown together with another: for example, water solidifies magma; thunder electrifies metal; torch burns what hits it but is dissolved by water; and the infamous virus eats through and overruns all others, eventually turning back into the first material it came in contact with. Searching for all the unique reactions is part of the entertainment.

As you can see there is plenty here for your casual gamer to hard core science geek to get something from POWDER.  I would recommend it to boys especially looking for something a little different.