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Clue

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Love detective games? Clue is one of those classic murder mysteries wrapped up into a board game. In the American version, players must try to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, which weapon was used to kill him, and in which room of the mansion he was killed. One card from… read more

The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: “The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More!” (book) [Amazon Product Description]: Wind your way through pages of endless fun! Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon. Wind your way through a pizza maze. Find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, and unscramble an invention… read more

Rory’s Story Cubes

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Feeling creative? Not feeling creative? Either way, Story Cubes can help! Story Cubes are dice with images (e.g., a turtle, a castle, a hot air balloon) printed on each face. They’re designed to spark creativity, and can be used by individuals, families or business groups or in the classroom to… read more

Guess Who?

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] The beloved 1980’s version of the classic mystery face game is back! There’s a mystery person on your opponent’s card. Can you find the matching face in the crowd? Start with your game full of silly-looking characters. Then ask the right questions to eliminate the wrong faces! Does your person… read more

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

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

Toy Blast

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes description] The ultimate matching puzzle game with unique gameplay! It’s Toy Blast time! Join the fun world of Amy and help her collect the colorful toys, cubes and many more! Match two or more blocks of the same color to clear the level and collect the stuck toys. But be careful! It is… 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

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

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