ThinkFun Rush Hour
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- Four levels of play, beginner to expert
- Forty mind challenge cards with solutions
- Sixteen cars and trucks, one red escape car
- One traffic grid game board and game-go storage bag
- For ages 8 years and above
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Rush Hour - Traffic Jam Logic Game
Why to Buy:
- ThinkFun's top-selling logic game.
- Sharpens sequential reasoning and planning skills.
- An addictively fun challenge that exercises your brain.
Honk! Honk! It's gridlock and the little red car can't move. The player is a traffic cop in the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Puzzle where the objective is to get the red car off the road. To play, pick one of 40 challenge cards; solutions are printed on the back of each card. Then set up the cars and buses in a specified pattern on the 6-inch-square road grid. Move the vehicles one by one (obey those traffic laws!) until the red car can escape the traffic jam. There are four levels of difficulty. Kids can alternate turns with another player or just "play in traffic" alone. The game from Binary Arts received a national award from Mensa and is used in elementary school math classes. The design includes clear instructions printed on the sturdy box, which can be used both as a playing tray and for storage. The game cards stow away in a drawer in the road grid. This is a 1999 Parents' Choice recommended toy. --Marcie BovetzSee all Product description
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 8 x 2.5 in||2.5 x 10.75 x 9.38 in||3.75 x 7.5 x 0.88 in||2.5 x 5.25 x 8 in|
|Item Weight||0.87 lb||1.76 ounces||2.82 ounces||0.51 lb|
Top Customer Reviews
As others have noted, the packaging is not great because it makes it a little too easy to lose pieces. That accounts for my 4 stars for "durability."
The directions are simple; setup the game board using the forty game cards, arranged from beginners' skill level to the expert. Move the cars and trucks out of the way and get you red car off the board.
The game is made to have you thinking, and planning strategy is a key to winning. I found myself playing for hours and the more I played the more fun I had. Also since storage is easy this game travels well.
For those rainy days, those family night outings or when friends drop over, you can't go wrong with this game. About the only thing Binary Arts needs now is a thinking game involving aircraft.
There is something about the tactile nature of a slider puzzle that makes it more fun for me than the computer versions (though I play those too).
This game is quite nicely designed, with a sturdy base and pull out drawer to store the challenge cards. The base and the playing pieces can be kept in the box or the supplied drawstring bag, which was a considerate touch. The "vehicles" are colored so it's easy to set up the challenges illustrated on the cards. If you get stuck, the solution moves are printed on the back of the card, and if you get through all of the included challenges but want more, ThinkFun even has some add-on packs available.
My only gripe is that I wish the pieces were weighted - granted they are certainly not as flimsy as they could have been, but with a bit more heft to them, I think they would travel on the board better (they are hollow - I might mod mine). As they are, I occasionally find myself knocking a piece off the board. Otherwise, I love this game!