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10.16.2014

Gravity Maze by ThinkFun Review




As much as I hate to admit it, Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking of new toys and games for the kids.   Every year, I try to get things for my kids that are good for their brain instead of just the popular fads that everyone will be bored with by next year.

This game, Gravity Maze was brought to my attention and I immediately thought of my oldest son, Conner.  He's very much like my husband, the way he is drawn to more science/put-your-brain-to-work kind of play.  I didn't think it was possible, but he actually put down the MINECRAFT and Pokemon cards to play this for a  good 45 minutes. 



With Gravity Maze, a single player (preferably 8 years old or older) draws a card.  The card tells you how to start and end this maze using the colorful translucent towers.  The object is to stack and place the other towers to complete the maze.   To test if you won the challenge, you drop a marble at the beginning and it it ends up where the last tower is, you win. The towers can be stacked in all different directions and connected to each other to direct the marble where to go.  There are 60 different challenges to keep your mind working.  This is a great game for kids and adults to put their visual perception and reasoning skill to the test.



I love that it's simple. No batteries, no crazy 15 page instructions.  Its recommended for kids 8 and up but it wasn't long and my 6 year old twins were helping my 8 year old put the maze together too.  For 45 minutes, I had all electronics stowed away and all I heard was the sounds of my kids working together on this gravity powered game.



Where to get it:


If you're sure this would make the perfect gift for someone on your list this year, you can find Gravity Maze by ThinkFun on Amazon or on the ThinkFun website.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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