Thursday, May 29, 2014

#Review of Square by Square from Thinkfun

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love to play games. I like the challenge of them and how they keep my mind working properly. uh hmm...
I have made many a homemade games but love to play the boxed ones too.

That is why I was excited to receive this fun pattern game Square by Square from the Thinkfun company. This game comes with:
*Game grid with storage chamber
*60 cards
*8 blue piece
*6 green pieces
*Game-go bag


The Square by Square game is slated for children 5 and up which seems to be about right, although, I could see for a younger child it may not hold attention very long.

Square by Square is a challenging game with 60 patterns that challenge children to think while they are using the manipulative pieces that help them with fine motor skills. Thank goodness it comes with a bag to hold all the pieces otherwise, I could see the pieces getting lost really quick.

On each card it states what the child is making. This is a nice plus for the emergent child reader and writer. Also, there are a couple of hints on the back of each card that helps the child that may be stuck and to help boost their confidence to complete a task.

One other plus for this game is that it is meant for the single player. This means that a child is only challenging his or herself and is not under the normal pressure to win as many games do. The fun is in self discovery and learning.

*Spatial reasoning
*Discover multiple solutions
*Gain confidence

Here is a video review where my husband played the game and his thoughts at the end.

I think overall, I give this a 4 stars as I like the game and think kids would too. This would be something nice to have in the car for short trips as an alternate to other things.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

~Naila Moon

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