ThinkFun Games Sharpen Your Mind #MegaChristmas17 #Review
Our family game cabinet has recently taken on a few new challenges with games by ThinkFun. Their games are created to make you think and keep your mind sharp.
Fun Games that Sharpen Your Mind
At ThinkFun, we’re passionate about our effort to make learning fun. It drives everything we do – and every game, brainteaser and puzzle we create. We love being the spark that ignites young minds and gives children an early learning advantage.
In this thrilling engineering challenge, players get to build their very own roller coasters. Start by choosing a challenge card and setting up the pieces to match. Then, players use the remaining pieces to build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on their challenge card. Roller Coaster Challenge incorporates elements of a logic puzzle, while also allowing for the creativity that stems from free-form building. Once you have solved each challenge, you get to watch a real coaster car glide down the track, complete with dips, curves, and loops!
39 Track Pieces
36 Post Pieces
40 Challenges with Solutions
Flip the Cubes. Solve the Puzzle.
Flip & rearrange all 9 Color Cubes on the 3 x 3 tray until each color appears once in every row and column. It will take more than a couple flips of a cube to master this brilliant Sudoku puzzle. Once you’ve conquered the traditional Sudoku pattern, give your brain a real workout with our fun Bonus Challenges!
Rover Control is the second in a series of games designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. All of the games are screen free for a unique, unplugged play experience. Each of the 40 Rover Control challenges contains a map. The trouble is, the pathways on the map are colorless and the Rover is programmed to only travel on colored pathways. You’ll need to figure out how to color the pathways so the Rover can complete its mission. Rover Control is a fun and challenging step up from our award winning programming logic game Code Master.
4 Terrain Maps
Booklet with 40 Challenges
3 Erasable Markers
7 Station Tokens
4 Start and End Tokens
Sample Storage Card
I’m not sure which of these games has been enjoyed more. I am enjoying the challenge of the Sudoku game.
It is far more challenging that I was expecting.
My little one has found the Roller Coaster game right up his alley.
He has spent hours trying to build the biggest coasters he can with the track.
I think he would love to take over the basement with track!
Our family game night has taken on the challenge of the Rover Control. Wow what a brain stretching set of challenges!
There are 40 Rover Control challenges to solve.
Coding is not my strong suit so I have to really dig in to understand the sequence of the code needed to complete the challenge.
Another thing that as a mom I can appreciate is ThinkFun makes ordering replacement parts easy. Simply print out the Replacement Order Form and fax, scan and email or drop in the mail (of course you can call in your replacement part order too). There prices are low enough and include free shipment. Personally this says a lot about a company to me. Children are children and parts will get lost. I appreciate not having to spend as much to replace a part or two as the entire game was new.
If you are a teacher, ThinkFun games has classroom products and pricing. You can find more information about their Teacher Program here.