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Widget Workshop is a "software toy" designed for children. The game is intended to teach children the principles of science, and encourage them to apply their creativity to invent their own devices. In the game, the player selects different components that perform certain functions (such as an input device, a power switch, a randomizer, a logic operator, or an output display) and links them together to form a "widget". Widgets can be made for many purposes, such as a puzzle, a calculator, a game, a logic gate, or a Rube Goldberg contraption. The game is open-ended, although it does come with a set of pre-made widgets and a book of challenges.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Widget Workshop" -- Shortened title
  • "Uppfinnarverkstan" -- Swedish title
  • "Eurêka! Le laboratoire du savant fou" -- French title

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SuperKids 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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Halleck (391) added Widget Workshop: The Mad Scientist's Laboratory (Windows) on Aug 07, 2005
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (46888), Kabushi (257496) and Halleck (391)