ThinkFun Block By Block
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- Sixty mind challenge cards with hints and solutions
- Five brick pieces
- Game-go storage bag
- Builds on player's architectural skills as they combine seven puzzle pieces to construct up to sixty 3D structures
- For ages 8 years and above
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
The challenge is to take these 7 configurations and assemble them in a large cube 3 X 3 X 3 cubes.It must be noted that there are many ways to do this; and this is the general solution of this puzzle.
What is different with this product is that it comes with a set of 60 cards,each being another challence or shape to construct.Just in case you get stuck,solutions are provided on the back of the cards.
This is a puzzle that will be solvable by young as well as adults.It is simple to learn what is to be done and anyone who gets tempted with a puzzle,will readily try to "do it".That is what I call a great puzzle and worthy of the name a classic.By the way, this product by Thinkfun was previously sold under the name of Binary Arts.(same company,just a new name)
GAME DESCRIPTION: This game comes with a few blocks (7 I believe) and you're given these cards where you look at the image and you're supposed to reproduce the image give with the blocks provided (you have to use all of them for every challenge).
AGE: I don't recommend young children to play with this game because it requires a lot of patience. They could however, just have these blocks and play with them and make their own challenges without ever looking at the cards and attempt to recreate the image. My boyfriend and I are both college students at UC Berkeley and we love the game and it's a perfect level of difficulty for us
SKILLS: This game doesn't really require critical thinking (which I would have liked), but rather just playing with the blocks until you recreate the image desired. It does however, require a lot of patience since it's a trial and error type of game.
DELTAS: It's not meant to be played on your bed, couch, or futon. I've tried and the blocks just keep sliding and moving a lot since it is plastic. I also don't like how the blocks are plastic because some pieces don't stay in place the way you want it to. For some of the puzzles, you would have to hold the blocks together to ensure it doesn't fall because most blocks distribute weight unevenly and if you let go, it causes your entire structure to fall.
Other than that, I really enjoy this game and it's really a bargain. Another plus is that the game can be replayed after completing all the challenges since you're honestly not going to remember how you put the puzzle together to get to the solution. I hate buying board games/games in general that you can't really play all the time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my favorite puzzle game. I am a 26 year old grad-student and I often bust this out when I'm having friends over for a drink. Read morePublished 4 days ago by plaidflamingo
Great logic game, except that it basically begins at the advanced level (how's that for an oxymoron?). Consequently, the learning curve is quite steep when it really shouldn't be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by El-Diginous
Wonderfully challenging and entertaining. Just finished all 60 cards. Wish for more cards to play with.Published 3 months ago by M
Super fun game that my kids (ages 6-16) love! Thinking and logic make it even better!Published 4 months ago by Kezia
Neat toy, but very difficult ! I am not visual spatial and even with diagram and hints I cannot do them or help my son. We will try again.Published 5 months ago by Deb
Great game/toy for those who like to build with a challenge.Published 5 months ago by Ashley Hearon