Very few companies bring the logic like Think Fun. Rush Hour is no exception! Select one of 40 cards ranging in difficulty that set up the board. The goal is to then move the red car across the map. You'll need to rearrange traffic in a number of way in order to accomplish this goal. The Deluxe edition features a high quality board and attractive pieces. This logic game is surely a perfect edition to any collection.
The Trapped Mouse by Monkey Pod Games is a classic disentanglement style puzzle. Rope adds a unique element of flexibility to wooden puzzles. As we solvers know, more elements equal more possibilities to distract us from the solution! This puzzle offers a medium to medium-hard difficulty with a satisfying solution. Can you free the mouse?
This one goes out to all the science lovers. The EZ Atom by Bits and Pieces offers a greater than easy challenge. This puzzle offers the quality construction we have grown to love by Bits and Pieces. The solution requires freeing a marble in the center of the atom. Pulling this one apart offered a fair amount of difficulty. We were most impressed, however, by the challenge of putting it back to its original state!
The Perplexus maze is a puzzle for the motor skills. Challenge your mind and coordination with this wild and colorful 360 degree maze. Be prepared to take your time with this one as solving each stage takes a little getting used to. Considering the time invested we found this maze to be wonderfully entertaining! This will surely go well in the collection of both beginners and experts alike.
We don't traditionally review 3D build puzzles but this one is also a brain teaser hybrid! UGEARS has presented a fit together puzzle that builds into a safe. As you build you will learn some very unique intricacies of safe mechanics. Set the password, lose the combination, and you have a grade A mind bending puzzle. The instructions will even teach you how to crack it! The structure consists of sturdy plywood and is sure to last.
Hanayama continues to produce some of the best puzzles we have ever seen. Nutcase is no exception! This is a difficult brainteaser that requires patience and keen attention to very fine detail. The appearance is a traditional set of nuts and bolts. Use this knowledge to your advantage but don't get to caught up on how these things normally function. Can you free the nut from its case?
D-FantiX is well known for setting the bar high with their construction. This 5x5 is well engineered fast and stable machine. There won't be any hangups getting in front of your new speed record! The stickerless design ensures that this will never fade from your collection.
On the Brink is the first of Think Fun's 3-part Programming Game Series. Have you ever been interested in learning the fundamentals of coding? This series teaches you concepts without even touching a computer! The goal is to use logic cues to guide a robot from start to finish. No coding knowledge is necessary but it certainly does help. If you are new to the realm then you'll love how well the instructions are laid out. Think Fun has taken the time to create a truly welcoming environment as well as a wonderful logic game for us die hard solvers!
We find the Soma Cube to be a great desktop puzzle. Of course, we could probably benefit with less desktop distractions to pull us from work! The Soma Cube is a gift to Tetris lovers. The goal is to rebuild a cube out of smaller pieces so that the cover may sit over the top. Puzzles like this take a bit of studying as each piece can serve a limitless amount of purposes. This adds to the zen of our desktop experience. Place a piece or two while waiting for your next page to load. Before you know it you have a perfect wooden cube. Just be sure the work gets done too!
This classic "horseshoe" style puzzle by Tavern Puzzle is a great starter to the world of brainteasers. The solution is simple and elegant with just enough fiddling around to make things interesting. If you are a beginner to brainteasers or simply love collecting all of the styles this is a must have for any collection.
A metal puzzle by Hanayama that fits well in our maze category! This level 5 is a real task. There isn't a whole lot of distance from the center of the maze to the outside. As you probably guessed the solution is not as direct as it looks! The mobile, horseshoe shaped ring has two teeth, one on either side. This means you have to solve not one but two mazes simultaneously! Like all Hanayama puzzles this one is built solid and sure to last. The compact nature of this one also makes it easy to tote around and show off. Take plenty of breaks and jump back to it when the inspiration hits!
As if matching colored sides is not enough, TANCH steps it up by taking the colors away completely. The goal with this cube is to match the sides based on shape taking this from a jumbled mess into a perfectly tidy cube. Veterans of the 3x3 will love this spin on the classic dimension.