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Twisted Puzzle

Twisted Puzzle

Spring 2007 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $18.00
Review:
This eye-appealing puzzle offers both fun and challenges. Six brightly-colored wood blocks fit neatly into the recessed center of a 7-inch square tray. But look closer: four of the blocks are made of two pieces hinged together so they can be turned and twisted to change their shape. An accompanying booklet shows six different ways the blocks can be rearranged to fit back into the tray. Younger children can do so by following the colored pictures; older ones will try to find solutions by experimenting. There are also 30 colored pictures of objects and creatures (house, boat, fish, duck, etc.) that can be assembled with 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 blocks. For more advanced puzzlers, there are 30 more images, this time black silhouettes, and the player must use logic and deduction to determine which blocks to use. These versatile blocks can also become accents on structures children have built with natural color wood building blocks.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2007 Parents' Choice

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