So much of our time is spent on phones and computers and children are no exception. Moms know to strive for a balance of activities, both offline and online. An easy offline solution is games, like these excellent brain games offered by Smart Games. There are dozens of games to choose from in every age range (from 3 to 99), and our BlueSuitMom test team loved them all! A truly wonderful feature on many of these games is a handy case that holds all of the pieces…yes!
Here, our game tester plays with IQ Twist and City Maze, the GPS puzzle. These games are flexible, versatile and most are great for travel.
City Maze, The GPS Puzzle
Can you be your own GPS? Can you navigate the city and guide two travelers to their destination? Place the double-sided puzzle pieces on the game board to create routes from start to finish. This game includes 2 booklets, each with 60 challenges from easy to expert. Booklet A (“On the Double”) has challenges with two different colored routes, booklet B (“Delivery Express) challenges with either red or blue routes.
A (w)hole lot of fun!
Can you place all puzzle pieces on the game board so that the mice look through the holes in the cheese? Sometimes holes stay empty, but half-holes are not permitted in the solutions, except on the edge of the square.
- 48 challenges
- ages 6 – 99
- magnetic pieces, perfect for travel
Give you brain a spin in the right direction and put all the twisted playing pieces on the game board. It looks easy until you realize that there are pegs that are in your way. And you can only put a puzzle piece over a peg if both are the same color!
- 100 challenges
- for all ages, 6 – 99
- an ideal brain snack while on the go
Four Smart Games were sent for our review, opinions are our own.