The Genius Square Review
The Genius Square game arrived at my door when I was away on the trip of a lifetime with my husband in Jamaica. If you’d like to read a little more about our trip, click here. Since I was away, my mother-in-law got to play this game and some other fun things from Timberdoodle with my boys before I did. Not only did she enjoy playing The Genius Square with her grandsons, she plans to buy it for herself as a fun way to keep her brain more stimulated.
When I finally got to play the game with our six year old son, I quickly realized that this would be one of my favorite games to play with the boys.
What I enjoy so much about The Genius Square game:
It doesn’t take all day to play.
Each game is played quickly as you race against each other to fill the board as fast as you can. It typically only takes between one to three minutes from start to finish to complete a round. You can decide how many rounds you feel like doing.
Quick and easy set-up.
*You can play alone or race each other to fill your board. It is a 1-2 player game.
Put a board in front of you and take a set of colored puzzle pieces, blockers, and the dice. Boom! You’re ready to play!
Very easy to learn how to play!
It’s really as simple as:
Roll all the dice. Place the blockers in each co-ordinate that matches each die. Fit each colored piece into the open spaces. Whoever finishes first is the winner.
Here’s my six year old solving a puzzle. This one literally took him less than a minute to solve!
There are 62,208 possible puzzles to figure out. It’s definitely a game that can be played over and over again.
I think it’s neat to compare your board with your opponents after each round. Very rarely do you come up with the same exact solution. Here are a couple of pictures comparing my board to my son’s.
Challenges your brain while keeping things fun!
If you enjoy fast paced games, then The Genius Square game is really fun to play against an opponent. If you like to take things more slowly, it’s just as fun to play solo.
If you have a child who loves to build, they may think of other creative ways to use the game pieces like my son did here. 🙂
As I mentioned above, this is now one of my favorite games to play. Our 6 year old son LOVES math, so this game is also right up his alley. It is recommended for ages 6+.
I highly recommend this game for anyone wanting to keep their brain stimulated in a fun way. It’s wonderful for young children, but it’s also perfect for older people who are trying to keep their minds fresh. If you are a caregiver of an elderly person or you work in a nursing home, I would encourage you to invest in this game. Check out this article from USA TODAY on all of the amazing benefits of puzzle solving for adults!
Be blessed my friends!
I’m Amanda and a Christian homeschooling Mom to 4 awesome boys from ages 4 to 20.
I have an amazing, supportive husband, a passion for encouraging others in their faith, and helping new homeschoolers find their way through their journey.
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