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Quercetti Rami

Quercetti Rami

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Price: $34.95

Quercetti Rami is a game which has been around for over thirty years; it might take just as long to write a simple description of its highly addictive gameplay.

Players manipulate a series of levers in order to clear tracks for brightly colored balls to reach their corresponding "arrival boxes." The game works on a binary system with each lever position corresponding to either a 0 or a 1; furthermore, each "arrival box" corresponds to a unique combination 0s and 1s (e.g., the lever sequence of 1-0-0-1 corresponds to "arrival box" 9). If you are confused, fear not, we were at first too; this is one of those games that you have to play to understand, but it is well worth playing. Its fast-paced, addictive game play is entertaining for both children and adults alike. It is a great visual introduction to the binary system, the system on which computers are based. And, it is blissfully light/sound effect, and battery-free.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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International Playthings, Inc.

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