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SmartGames Squirrels Go Nuts!

SmartGames Squirrels Go Nuts!

Spring 2018 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Smart Toys and Games
Price: $14.99
Review:

Squirrels Go Nuts is clever sliding puzzle game by Smart Games. It includes a 6" square durable plastic puzzle board, a clear base tray that doubles as a storage lid, four variously configured sliding squirrels pieces, and a handful of plastic nuts.

The booklet of 60 challenges shows where to position each game piece. The object is to slide the squirrel pieces over a hole and drop in the nut. The starter and junior challenges use two or three squirrels; the expert, master and wizard, use all four. Stumped? No problem. The quickest solutions, illustrated with directional arrows, are at the back of the challenge book.

The game pieces are attractive and well-made; and, the game's presentation is very appealing for young children. Additionally, game play is a welcome balance between being easy to learn but challenging enough to maintain engagement (even for us older kids). This is a great way to help your child use and hone their planning, logic, problem-solving, spatial awareness skills. Improved patience is a bonus.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2018 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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