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Thinkfun Stenzzles Sports Puzzle
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It sounds simple enough. You have a model and eight cards. You need to stack the eight cards so as to reproduce the model. How hard can it be? Well, in truth, harder that you might think. There are hundreds of possible combinations, subtle differences in shapes and colors that make the task challenging. You try, you think you have it, but then, there is that lingering small detail that just does not fit. You deconstruct and reconstruct. There are plenty of qualities to this game: it is fun. It can be played alone or in group. It is suitable for pretty much anywhere: home, car, or plane. It is durable. I see only one drawback: it is a lot more fun to do it the first time. Once you have done it, your brain stores the pattern and it gets easier to reproduce. My advice: don't do it all at once. Savor slowly, like a good meal and display your favorite pattern as decoration. (I received this game complimentary from ThinkFun in exchange for an honest review.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2013
Let me start by saying that I was sent a set of these Stenzzles for free to review. The opinion is my honest view.
We have 3 boys, ages 9, 6, and 1. My husband, our oldest, and I were the ones to test this out.
It was challenging. Our son thought it was cool but hard. This isn't at the top of our list of favorites. We have a few other logic puzzles from ThinkFun that we all enjoy a lot more. I think this is one that will be enjoyed more later when our boys are older.
The cards are very durable and I don't worry about them wearing out anytime soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2012
Stenzzles -Sports is definitely a challenging game with hundreds of possible combinations for stacking the cards, it makes completing the puzzle more difficult than you might think but don't let that stop you as both kids and adults will love the challenge and ability to play alone or in a group. This is another great Thinkfun game for home, office or on the road use. It is also compact in size so easily travels and stores. If you are looking for a fun mind challenging game this is a great choice.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2012
I found Stenzzles to be a unique visual puzzle that is more challenging than it first appears. The purpose of the puzzle is to stack 8 stencil cards on top of another with the final result matching the exact color pattern of the challenge card. With thousands of possible combinations for stacking the cards, it makes completing the puzzle more difficult than you might think. The subleties in the shapes and color patterns will have you rearranging the order and orientation of the cards until you get a perfect match. As a speech pathologist, I am planning to use this puzzle with some of my higher-level cognitive patients who need to work on visual spatial/perceptual skills. I feel it is an appropriate challenge for ages 8-adult.
Perfect little game to keep out on your desk for a quick, challenging distraction and the finished product looks like a piece of art.
I received this game complimentary from ThinkFun in exchange for an honest review of the product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2012
I loved that it is small - packaged it's only 5.25" x 5.25" - and only has a few pieces which makes it an easy puzzle to carry in a purse or backpack (a drawstring carrybag would have been nice) to take along for playing in the car or in a restaurant. I think that the sports theme and coloring would appeal to boys. It took me about 10 minutes to solve each of the first two puzzles so it's challenging but not too difficult. I'm not sure how durable this will be but I plan to test it out at the library where I work. I only rated it as 3 stars because I think that the replayability (very important for me) will be limited.

I received Sports Collection Stenzzles from ThinkFun in exchange for my honest review.
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on July 5, 2013
This puzzle is what I would call an innovative brainteaser. It apparently did not
appear to be a brainteaser. However this puzzle was certainly no joke. While it is less
geometric with linear edges and points as tangrams, soma cubes, or pentominoes, it still
was not an easy puzzle. Arranging the colors in the proper color and shape silhouettes
really turned out to be tough. If you are looking for puzzles other than standard picture
jigsaw puzzles and you are artistically inclined, then this puzzle, reasonably priced, would
be the best puzzle to purchase.
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on December 21, 2012
Stenzzles and Thinkfun Daily Puzzle are the evening delight for my son (11). He loves puzzles but doesn't have much time to spend doing them because lots of homework. Stenzzles allows him to not only experience the enjoyment of the puzzle, but also engage his creativity and thinking. It doesn't have many pieces, but requires you to think. You end up with a colorful little puzzle that is actually a piece of art. This game doesn't take a lot of space and it is easy to carry. It's perfect for both kids and adults. If you want something to calm you down at night, this is what you need.
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on December 7, 2012
I am a big fan of ThinkFun games! Stenzzles is a challenging game. I was able to solve the first one easily but the next one wasn't as easy. It is definitely a game that can be played again and again. You can even create your own puzzles for your friends to solve. I like that it can be played individually or as a group. I also like that it comes with a stand to display the cards after you've completed the puzzle! Ta-da Art!

I received a copy from ThinkFun for my review, my opinions are my own.
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on December 1, 2012
Ever work on a puzzle and think that you'd like to frame it? That is sort of what Stenzzles are all about. Stenzzles are described as artistic layering puzzles. Players get 8 Stenzzles cards that they have to layer in such a way as to match 8 different patterns. Each Stenzzles has a different color and all the colors need to be seen in the final solution. I like and am pretty good at puzzles but this one I found difficult and frustrating. I guess I am more logical and methodical in my puzzle solving and less artistic. I just couldn't get my image to look like the one in the book and I need to finish things I start. This is an interesting sort of puzzle that looks good and is also very challenging.

I received a copy of this game (gratis) from ThinkFun.
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on November 24, 2012
I bought this puzzle to add to my 9 year old's puzzle collection. It's durable and challenging. Plus the sports theme keeps him interested. So far, so good!
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