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Gravity Maze

Gravity Maze

Fall 2014 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: ThinkFun Inc.
Price: $29.99

The three-dimensionality of Gravity Maze is a challenging twist on the standard logic puzzle. The player must figure out how to use gravity and a series of plastic towers full of ramps, twists, and gaps to build a path for a falling marble to reach the target cube. A series of 60 challenge cards ranging from beginner to expert (and progressing even within each level) sets up increasingly complex paths, at first requiring the use only of the top levels of the towers but eventually using all the different layers and even towers set sideways. With each challenge, players of all ages will enjoy the satisfying rattle and click as the marble finally cascades into place.

The beginning levels are instructive for advanced logic players and provide a challenge for younger enthusiasts; older players will be able to progress to the middle levels rather quickly but may have to revisit advanced levels more than once to solve them, while younger players can look forward to years of finding new challenges in this game.

Emily Crawford   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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