logic & reasoning

Battleship

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] Take on your friends in head-to-head battles in the exciting naval combat game of Battleship! Search for your enemy’s ships on the high seas and eliminate them one by one. Do it fast, because they’ll be trying to destroy your fleet at the same time! The game’s realistic naval… read more

Poke-A-Dot: Who’s in the Ocean?

Reviewed by Brittany What it is: [Amazon product description] Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping! These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count–without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count in this casebound book with ten spreads and 30 poke-able dots. Out in the ocean… read more

2048

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes store description] Join the numbers and get to the 2048 tile! Swipe to move all tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. Get to the 2048 tile, and reach a high score! Brain Benefits: visual processing, attention, planning, strategy What I love: Sudoku fans will probably… read more

Magna-Tiles

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Magna-tiles website description] Magna-Tiles® were invented in 1992 to teach children about shapes through play! Each tile has magnets along it’s edges. The secret is the unique ability to attract even when the tiles are flipped. They always connect! Sized just right and easy to use, Magna-Tects develop fine motor skills… read more

UNO

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Mattel product description] UNO™ is the classic and beloved card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments as… read more

Electronic Blocks

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] EDUCATIONAL: Electrical components provide children ages 8+ with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits 120 EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG PROJECTS: Illustrated manual included with over 120 projects to keep kids learning and busy for hours STEM CURRICULUM BASED PROJECTS: A fun way to peak… read more

B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Target product description] The B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube changes the playing field for wooden blocks. Not just a solid cube with carved sides, this activity cube is filled with fun activities, brilliantly colored animals and a roller coaster on top. Tons of toddler toys are packed into this 1 cube… read more

Avalon

Reviewed by Mark Sherrill What it is: “Easy to learn, impossible to master” is a great way to describe this card game.  While the rules are easy to learn, other players are not.  Players are allowed to be cunning so that they are not caught; meaning they can lie, misrepresent and mislead other players.  Players are… read more

Cathedral Wood Strategy Game

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [Family Games America product description] A multi-award-winning strategy game that has been a favourite world wide for over 30 years. Played within a medieval walled city, Cathedral™ is a top notch strategic game of power and position where rivals strategically battle to place all of… read more

Chicken Shuffle

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [SmartGames product description] From SmartGames, the worldwide leader in single player puzzle games, comes Chicken Shuffle. Slide the plastic pieces around the board until all of the eggs shown on the included challenge cards are covered by chickens. A bigger challenge than you might… read more