Small, brightly colored plastic pieces fit into the grid-like board. The board is part of the case, so the entire game can be stored easily. The puzzles increase in their difficulty.
Each piece has two sides, and players must decide which side fits into the board correctly.
Set includes pieces, board/case, and puzzle-book with included solutions.
Dimensions: 1.1 X 3.8 X 5.7 inches.
Start by choosing one of the 120 challenges from the puzzle-book. Players place pieces according to the puzzle, then rotate the remaining pieces until all pieces fit into the board. The challenge is complete when there are no holes showing on the grid and all pieces are lying flat.
For a great demo, watch this video!
Like a 3D Tetris, this game creates that warm, tingly feeling in the brain when a person is challenged without being stopped by frustration. The early puzzles start out fairly simple, with young children typically being able to complete them. Continuing through the puzzle book, the challenge increases, with many adults needing time and several tries to complete the later puzzles.
As with any puzzle, this toy helps teach the benefits of patience and perseverance. Also, as with any puzzle, this toy may frustrate children who don’t yet have the foundations of patience and perseverance.
Many users report taking this toy along to doctor’s office, restaurants, and other places children may need help focusing on something. The case is small enough to easily be carried along inside a purse, bag, or just by hand.
Users mostly agree on the manufacturer’s recommended age of play. Many users found that this made a great gift for young and older children, with ages of the recipients ranging anywhere from 6 to 35. Most users also reported older siblings and even adults wanting to take turns with the toy.
The puzzles, at least the early ones, aren’t so complicated that children will likely get so frustrated they are unable to complete them. This is a huge success, since being either too easy or too difficult can make a puzzle undesirable all around.
This game makes a great alternative to highly active games, and many users say it helps when children need to wind down.
The game is meant to be stored in the case, once all the pieces have been placed and are lying flat. A few users did have trouble with the case popping open, so keeping the whole thing in a zip-lock bag may not be a bad idea. Additionally, keeping a bag handy is good for cleaning up in a rush.
- Wipe down with damp cloth.
- Wash pieces in soapy water.
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
SmartGames has an online order form for replacement parts, which is pretty cool.
Aside from potentially needing a zip-lock bag to keep the game in, we haven’t found anything to be worried about.