My family was sent two brainteaser puzzles from Recent Toys, for review about a month ago, Brainstring Advanced & Cubigami7.
Sort the colors out so there is a solid color on every side. Then untangle the strings to remove the knot in the middle. It’s so easy – KNOT! … This advanced version adds more sides, colored strings and easy-to-grasp rubber tips. More challenging than the original, Brainstring Advanced will stretch your puzzle-solving skills to the next level.
(Ages 7 and up)
This puzzle is more tricky than it looks. I completely have no patience for knots. Hubby had to unravel this one.
Object: Create one of the seven shapes.
This is fun…squared! Flip and fold the tiles to create one of seven possible shapes. The first puzzle is a warm up and each one is more challenging than the last. You’ve truly mastered Cubigami once you can solve puzzle number seven.
(Ages 5 and Up)
My 3 1/2 year old autistic daughter is a bit young for this puzzle, but she LOVED it, and did surprisingly well with putting the squares together. Although she couldn’t assemble the whole thing, once you got her started, she could do a lot more than I had expected. She did eventually break the puzzle, but it is actually pretty sturdy and kids in the suggested age group would be unlikely to break it. I might just get her another, but limit her to using it with me.
These puzzles were suggested to me, when I had sent out a request for suggestions for toys autistic children would be likely to enjoy. Judging from my daughter’s fascination with the Cubigami 7 puzzle, I would have to say the suggestion was a good one. Recent Toys has a whole collection of neat brainteaser puzzles, which would make excellent small gifts or stocking stuffers, for both kids and adults.
Disclosure: While I recieved samples for the purpose of this review, all opinions presented here are entirely my own.
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