The "Play Case" category simply refers to any tablet case which may be played with – though these need not necessarily be kids tablet cases. While the great majority of play cases are indeed designed for younger tablet users, adults are also appealed to by manufacturers of this case style, with nostalgic looks at Lego-style blocks and 1980s arcade games, just to mention two examples.

In terms of play cases built for kids, any number of case styles are available – though perhaps the best play cases for protective purposes may be found within the “rugged” category. To protect the device, play tablet cases are typically made of rubber, polyurethane, polycarbonate or strong hard plastic. Such cases for the kids should also be properly proportioned, i.e. designed to be manipulated by small hands.

Although quite a few play cases suffer from a lack of functionality beyond mere protection, some designers now offer interactive-style cases with downloadable or included apps to provide and entertaining and/or educational aspect for children.

This category is featured in our annual Tablet2Cases Golden Case Awards. Check out past winners and nominees for Best Play Case in 2013.

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