Games

Q-bitz

Reviewed by Joan Emerson, LearningRx Shreveport What it is:  [Amazon product description] Mindware’s Q-bitz is a visual challenge game that employs a litany of cognitive skills, including spacial and pattern recognition, organization, hand eye coordination, quick decision making, and a sharp memory. Q-bitz is a 3 round game. Round 1 is all about speed as players… read more

Color Clash

Reviewed by Becky Frankenfeld, LearningRx Milwaukee-Brookfield What It Is: [Amazon product description] Race to find the correct tile as the colors clash in your mind! Each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 Attributes: A Picture of different color chameleons, a Word that refers to a specific color, and a Color that the Word is… read more

Simon

Reviewed by Katelyn Young, LearningRx Shreveport What it is: Simon is an electronic hand-held game featuring colorful lights that make musical sounds when you touch them. As the colors light up, the player must focus on the pattern they are shown and then repeat it back by touching those same colored lights. Players won’t want to… read more

Othello

Reviewed by Nicole Rotondella, LearningRx Red Bank What it is: [Toys-R-Us product description] A minute to learn…. a lifetime to master! The Internationally acclaimed two player strategy game. Can you out-think your opponent? Trap and capture your opponent by placing your disks on the board. “Sandwich” at least one of your opponent’s pieces to turn their disk to… read more

Qwirkle

Reviewed by Suzi Donovan, LearningRx Santa Rosa What it is: [Amazon Product Description] TACTICAL STRATEGY: Featuring a massive amount of in-game choices, including three tiles each of thirty-six possible color-symbol combinations, Qwirkle is the perfect game to hone player’s tactical maneuvers, strategical planning, and forward thinking. Will you see the monolithic move that catapults you into first… read more

Cirplexed

Reviewed by Suzi Donovan, LearningRx Santa Rosa What it is: [MindWare Product Description] Cirplexed is the quick-start game where strategy comes full circle. Everyone plays at the same time, drawing and matching up tiles to construct the most solid-color circles on his or her game board. It takes visual thinking and 360° of strategy to maximize your score.… read more

Doodle Dice

  Reviewed by Kim What It Is: [Amazon product description] Doodle Dice is the game of creative dice arrangement. Players roll the six bold specially designed dice. Based on the roll they attempt to copy one of the doodle designs showing in the card gallery with the face-up sides of the dice rolled. Players may also… read more

2016 Smart Mom’s Toy Box

What it is: 2016 Smart Mom’s Toy Box Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention, auditory processing, memory, processing speed What We Love: This annual list of brain-boosting toys helps parents sort through the muck that is the Christmas Wish List. This year’s list includes all award-winning toys and games that build one or… read more

Bop It

Reviewed by Tanya What it is: Twist it, Bop it, and Pull it in the sequence the game tells you to! Bop it has many different versions, but all of them challenge your child to focus and make quick decisions.Bop it could be a LearningRx brain training procedure all by itself! I have purchased several Bop its… read more

Ninety-nine or Bust

Reviewed by Kim What it is: [from Legendary Games site}: Quick…what is twenty-four plus seven? What’s seven plus six? Ninety-Nine or Bust card game adds up to fast-paced fun. Players take turns adding number cards to the count pile’ the count can quickly raise or lower at the flip of a card. Keep the count curbed at 99… read more