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Laser Maze™ Jr.

Laser Maze™ Jr.

Spring 2015 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: ThinkFun Inc.
Price: $29.99

The space-themed Laser Maze, Jr. is a science logic game consisting of a game grid (with laser), 40 challenge cards (with four levels of play: Easy, Medium, Hard, Super Hard), instruction manual (with solutions) and 11 game tokens (2 rocket targets, 5 satellite mirrors, 3 space rock blockers and 1 beam splitter).

Players work to direct the laser beam around space rocks and use mirrors to power up the rocket for a safe return to earth. Each challenge card instructs where to place the tokens to match the challenge. Next add the satellite mirrors and position them to light up the rockets. As with the original Laser Maze, (ages 8+) this edition for younger puzzlers (ages 6+) teaches about how light changes direction when it reflects off a smooth surface.

Once our testers completed a few easy challenges with some adult assistance, they were able to see how the mirrors could be used to redirect the laser beam. As soon as that Ah-Ha moment clicked, they were off to the space race trying different challenge cards. They even took turns completing different mazes. Hmm, could this be a game for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station?

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