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BRAIN BOOSTERS PACKED INSIDE SMARTGAMES 2017 PUZZLES INCLUDE SNOW WHITE, RABBITS & TEMPLES!
Four New Games Give The Brain A Workout That’s Really Fun
Can playing games make you smarter? Some neurologists believe puzzle solving is akin to a good cardio workout for your brain! Kids – and adults – that try to decode a game of jumping rabbits and sliding foxes in Jump’in might be in the perfect frame of mind to ace this week’s math test! SmartGames, makers cognitive skill-building games and puzzles that are really fun, introduces four new games.
Kids and adults working on planning, spatial reasoning and problem solving need just open IQ Focus or Temple Connection. Young children can enjoy a fun mental workout with Snow White but watch out for the evil witch!
Year after year, the award-winning game company gears its thought-provoking puzzles for everyone – from ages 3 to 103. Educators and toy experts have globally applauded SmartGames with more than 75 industry awards for its clever ways to explore pattern recognition and spatial insight.
Retailers adore SmartGames puzzles for their consistent variety and challenges. Customers are happy to share their feedback all over the internet.
One mom-approved review on 2016’s Little Red Riding Hood Deluxe wrote, “I really squealed over the cuteness of this adorable game! How darling to have a game that goes right along with a childhood story favorite … The pieces are made of a soft plastic that feels like rubber, making them perfect for little fingers to grip. They are too large to be choke-able so I don’t have to worry about letting my toddler play with them on her own… The tiles can be placed in any direction, but they have to remain entirely on the board. I know this is intended for ages 4-7, but my 18-month-old was having a ball putting the pieces in different pegs and was just thrilled to be ‘playing’ a game next to her brothers!”
Last year’s IQ Puzzler Pro, meant for ages 6 to adult, generated plenty of good buzz online. One mom wound up purchasing two editions! As she explains online, “We purchased this as a gift for a friend, but my 5-year old accidentally opened it up and started playing with it. He loves it (as do both his parents). The accompanying book provides 100 ways to start the puzzle and ranges from very easy to much more difficult. Our son can follow the book to get started and then finishes the puzzle on his own. Some of the more difficult ones make it great for adults to play as well. We wound up buying a second version of this to gift his friend.”
Look for these four can’t-wait-to-play puzzles, arriving now at stores:
Snow White • Ages 4+ • $26.99
Available in June 2017, this classic tale has a few twists and turns to challenge kids and mom or dad! Players use logic to place the game characters in a vertical 3D house according to increasingly challenging rules. Familiar characters including dwarves, a witch and Snow herself, all huddled around a forest cottage. Also includes a family-friendly picture book.
Find the path to Grandma’s house!
Can you lay all the pieces on the board so that you build a path for Little Red Riding Hood to reach Grandma’s house?
Then you can play the game with the Wolf! But beware, he might get there faster! Try to solve these challenges by making two paths to Grandma’s House: one for Little Red Riding Hood, and one for the Wolf.
Little Red Riding Hood includes 48 challenges (24 with the Wolf and 24 without) also features a family-friendly picture book with a modern twist on the original story.
- Game board
- 5 puzzle pieces with roads
- 2 figurines
- 3 trees and 1 house
- Booklet with 48 challenges (24 without the wolf, 24 with the wolf)
- Bonus picture book with images
IQ Focus • Ages 6+ • $9.99
An amazing 120 challenges are tucked into this solo player puzzle. Kids to adults must focus on the central area of the game board to solve the puzzles in this IQ puzzle game. Fill the grid with 10 3D, multicolor pieces to match what is shown in the challenge.
Focus on the central square!
Focus on the central square of the game board to solve the 120 challenges in this IQ puzzle game. Fill the grid with 10 multicolor pieces to match in the center what is shown in the challenge!
- 1 compact game board with transparent lid
- 10 colourful puzzle pieces
- 1 booklet with 120 challenges and solutions
Jump’in • Ages 7+ • $14.99
In Jump’in players help rabbits jump over the sliding the foxes around the game board until all are safe in their holes. Early challenges require just a few moves, but later challenges require dozens! A great travel game that features 60 challenges plus a portable carrying case.
Help the rabbits jump and hide!
Can you help the rabbits jump to safety? Use other rabbits, mushrooms and even the moving foxes to jump around and hide the rabbits in their holes. A great travel game that features 60 challenges and a portable carrying case.
- Brain teasing fun for the whole family
- 60 challenges, Easy to Expert
- Planning, Logic and Problem Solving Skills
- For Ages 7 to adult
- Portable game board with lid – perfect for travel
Temple Connection • Ages 6+ • $21.99
Can you place the puzzle pieces with red roads and high bridges on the board to create paths that connect the beautiful temples in Temple Connection? Find your way up and over bridges and down around the low roads. Temples feature ground and second floors. Put it all together to solve the 80 different challenges! Perfect for solo play at home or in the minivan’s back seat!
Build roads and bridges to link the temples!
Can you solve this ancient mystery and place the right roads and bridges on the board to create paths that connect the beautiful temples? Figure out which floors to connect and which puzzle pieces you need to solve the 80 challenges!
- Brain teasing fun for the whole family
- 80 challenges, Easy to Expert
- Planning, Spatial Insight, and Problem Solving Skills
- For Ages 7 to adult
Connect three temples using included roads and bridges
Smart Games is without a doubt one of our very favorite brands. They make THE BEST brain building games. We have a few of the IQ games and they are just fabulous, and IQ Focus is no exception! I love that they are single player games that my boys can spend some quiet time playing- no fighting plus brain building? YES PLEASE! They are seriously fun for adults as well, and make just great coffee table games. The younger kiddos that I watch love to just play with the pieces too, and create different designs.
My boys really loved Temple Connection and Jump’In as well. While all of these games are one player, you can always help each other out- because as you get to more challenging puzzles, you may need another brain! These Smart Games all have varying levels of challenge, which is perfect- as you get better at learning strategies, you can level up to continue to challenge yourself! Again, both of these games are super fun for adults as well.
I love that so many of their games are compact and travel well too- we have a bin of smaller games like this right in our living room, so their size and compact cases keep them right at our fingertips.
Smart Games are the PERFECT gift this holiday season- when fun and learning are combined, everybody wins!
Find these new games in the coming year at toy stores across the U.S. and online at SmartGamesUSA.com.
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