Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2012 Puzzles
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: ThinkFun Inc.
Price: $19.99

Turnstile follows the typical pattern of ThinkFun games-a board with 9 spots and a deck of cards ranging from easy to hard sets up determined by the initial placement of the playing items. The single player challenge is solved when each blue, green, purple, and orange piece is in its respective corner of the game board. The eponymous "turnstiles", arranged differently according to each card, stand in the way. Some turnstiles are just one piece that moves, others are a full X. There are also grey pieces that are on the board to help you move the turnstiles (a piece has to move the turnstile) or to block your progress.

This game, though similar to other ThinkFun games, seemed more challenging to our testers. Some players on the lower end of the suggested age range may become frustrated by it. Still, it is definitely a great problem solving activity, and it is recommended for truly determined problem solvers.

Rachel Schiff   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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