Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Block Builders

Block Builders

Fall 2011 Puzzles
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Price: $32.99

Take careful note of how the game's big blue box opens, because it is a preview of how this architectural game is played. Within the box are six cubes that look identical. When you pick them up, you will discover that each hinged block opens up to form a unique configuration. One could spend joyful hours opening, closing, rotating, flipping, and stacking the blocks into endless structures. That said, the real fun comes with the fifty Challenge Cards in three degrees of difficulty. The front of each card shows the shape to be built and the number of blocks to use. The solution is provided in an exploded view on back of the card. Each card also includes an architectural term, style, fact, or noteworthy building. This game can be played independently or in a group. And, of course, when the cards are exhausted there are still endless architectural buildings to be erected.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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