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Crossroads

Crossroads

Spring 2010 Puzzles
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Popular Playthings
Price: $14.99
Review:
This road-building game is absolutely brilliant! The playing pieces are sections of a road, each of which includes half a vehicle, color-matched so it can only connect to a road section with its matching half. Thirty road layouts each offer different challenges that include both straight and curved pieces and even a single crossroads piece. In each of the challenges one or two pieces are pre-set, and it is up to the players to determine the placement of the rest. Don't be surprised if you have nearly finished the layout but have to backtrack because the remaining one or two pieces simply do not fit. These challenges require concentration and perseverance. Although this is presented as a solo challenge for ages eight and up, our testers much preferred collaborative play.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2010 Parents' Choice

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