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Kids can challenge themselves with this newer, updated version of the classic Mind Trap Brain Teaser board game.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>Children can test their knowledge with this collection of four different categories- riddles, conundrums, mysteries, and picture puzzles. An updated version of the classic Mind Trap game made twenty years ago.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>The game comes with a spinner, and 96 cards of each category- Classic Conundrums, Rebus Riddles, Picture Puzzles, and Mind Trap Mysteries. Each player will spin and whatever category they land on is the one they have to pick a card from and answer. Everyone takes turn doing this throughout the game.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>A new twist on the original Mind Trap game, the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary addition includes updated versions of the same categories- riddles, conundrums, picture puzzles, and mysteries. Just like the older version, the game is challenging. It is less trivia type questions and more difficult questions that require a person&rsquo;s logic and knowledge. With all the different types of questions it has, users have said it&rsquo;s a good learning tool for school age children, because even though the questions are challenging, they are at the level where they can answer them. It encourages thinking in a fun way. However, some users have said that it&rsquo;s too hard. However, the purpose of the game is for it to be challenging and make the players think. Because it&rsquo;s hard, it takes a long time. This is not the type of game that can be played within ten to fifteen minutes. However, the questions make for a good brain game and are tough, but fun and interesting.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>They can be stored in the box, but to prevent losing any cards from the game, a plastic bag can be used to keep the cards all together. A rubber band can also be used to keep them together</li> <li>Do not get pieces wet. If they do get wet, dry off immediately with a dish towel.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>The game comes with a spinner and playing cards. There are 96 cards of each category-riddles, conundrums, puzzles, and mysteries. The spinner is made of cardboard and the cards are similar to other classic playing cards made of a thick paper.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>The main concern users had with this game was that the questions were very hard to answer. However, it&rsquo;s not an easy game, and is made for kids who want a challenge. It&rsquo;s a challenging game, and takes a long time to play compared to some other board games.&nbsp;</p>
Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game
Date published: 2016-07-25
7.00 / 10 stars

Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game

by Mind Trap
current stage2016-07-25

School age children can challenge themselves and their brains with four different types of questions-riddles, conundrums, mysteries, and puzzles in this updated version of the classic Mind Trap brain teaser game from twenty years ago. 

  • Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game
  • Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game
Mind Trap Brain Teaser Board Game
Overall7.00
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  • 6.50
 
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Quality
  • 9.00
 
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Cognitive
  • 9.50
 
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Motor
  • 5.00
 
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Social
  • 6.00
 

Product Specs

Age 10-16 years
Made in USA
Recalls No
Batteries No Batteries Required
Materials Cardboard, paper, plastic
Choking Hazard Not if used appropriately
Date Reviewed 07/25/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $34.95
Pros
  • New twist on a classic trivia game
  • Updated questions
  • Good brain game
  • Challenging
Cons
  • Playing can be frustrating
  • Too hard for some kids 
  • Takes a long time to play
Detailed Review

Toy Description

Children can test their knowledge with this collection of four different categories- riddles, conundrums, mysteries, and picture puzzles. An updated version of the classic Mind Trap game made twenty years ago.

Play

The game comes with a spinner, and 96 cards of each category- Classic Conundrums, Rebus Riddles, Picture Puzzles, and Mind Trap Mysteries. Each player will spin and whatever category they land on is the one they have to pick a card from and answer. Everyone takes turn doing this throughout the game.

Observations

A new twist on the original Mind Trap game, the 20th anniversary addition includes updated versions of the same categories- riddles, conundrums, picture puzzles, and mysteries. Just like the older version, the game is challenging. It is less trivia type questions and more difficult questions that require a person’s logic and knowledge. With all the different types of questions it has, users have said it’s a good learning tool for school age children, because even though the questions are challenging, they are at the level where they can answer them. It encourages thinking in a fun way. However, some users have said that it’s too hard. However, the purpose of the game is for it to be challenging and make the players think. Because it’s hard, it takes a long time. This is not the type of game that can be played within ten to fifteen minutes. However, the questions make for a good brain game and are tough, but fun and interesting.

Care

  • They can be stored in the box, but to prevent losing any cards from the game, a plastic bag can be used to keep the cards all together. A rubber band can also be used to keep them together
  • Do not get pieces wet. If they do get wet, dry off immediately with a dish towel.

Parts and Pieces

The game comes with a spinner and playing cards. There are 96 cards of each category-riddles, conundrums, puzzles, and mysteries. The spinner is made of cardboard and the cards are similar to other classic playing cards made of a thick paper.

Concerns

The main concern users had with this game was that the questions were very hard to answer. However, it’s not an easy game, and is made for kids who want a challenge. It’s a challenging game, and takes a long time to play compared to some other board games. 

Manufacturer's Description

Mindtrap 20th Anniversary Edition - the game that challenges the way you think: Twenty years ago, the original MindTrap® game was released. With its quirky questions and mind-numbing riddles, the game went on to become an instant bestseller, with over 3 million copies sold worldwide! Celebrate this classic game with the new "20th Anniversary Edition" filled with both classic content and new brain stumpers. This edition of MindTrap® contains all the great puzzles, mysteries, conundrums and trick questions that made MindTrap® a worldwide phenomenon. For this limited 20th Anniversary edition, they have taken the best questions from MindTrap and MindTrap II, added two new categories, and loads and loads of new content! Full of quirky characters, baffling brainteasers, and convoluted logic, MindTrap can be played wherever and whenever you want to exercise your brain. MindTrap is the game that challenges the way you think! Contains 96 cards of Classic Conundrums, 96 cards of MindTrap Mysteries, 96 cards of Picture Puzzles, 96 cards of Rebus Riddles, 1 giant spinner board and spinner, and instructions. Players flick the spinner to choose from which of the four categories they will answer a question. The spinner also includes a "Your Choice" and "?", which allows the other player to choose a question for the player to answer. The winner is the person to collect 10 cards by answering questions correctly! SAMPLE CARDS (answers below) a) What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it? b) Which of the following words does not belong with the others and why: FATHER, AUNT, SISTER, COUSIN, MOTHER, UNCLE ANSWERS: a - Silence b - Cousin, as all others indicate a sex

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