logic & reasoning

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

Laser Maze Logic Game

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [ThinkFun product description] The challenges and laser make the hugely popular Laser Maze Game fun. The fact that it’s a logic maze game that teaches STEM skills makes it a perfect game for anyone. Laser Maze requires you to use mirrors, beam-splitters, a little… read more

Ticket to Ride Europe

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [Amazon product description] Get ready for a train adventure as you travel across Europe with Ticket to Ride – Europe, the new edition of the worldwide hit from Days of Wonder. From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, the game will take… read more

Gravity Maze

Reviewed by Kevin Pasqua, LearningRx Milwaukee-Brookfield What it is: [From Think Fun website] Featured in Purdue University’s Engineering Gift Guide It’s a maze game. It’s a marble game. Actually, it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception. The best part is – it’s fun to play and learn! Use the challenge cards… 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