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IQ Fit

IQ Fit

Spring 2012 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Smart Toys and Games
Price: $9.99

IQ Fit is a portable puzzle game that involves a fair amount of logical reasoning and spatial cognition. Game play involves fitting colorful, plastic odd-shaped pieces into a plastic pegboard. By laying down the pieces in clever ways, you can eventually cover the pegboard with them. The challenge comes from a book of puzzles ranging from easy to difficult. The booklet indicates which pieces must be placed when beginning the puzzle, and then it is your job to place the remaining pieces to cover the board.

The range of difficulty is appropriately varied, and the puzzles are fairly numerous, so if this puzzle engages your child, there are several hours of activity here. Since the puzzle is presented in a very portable fashion (it flips open and closed like a book and is nice and compact when not in use), it lends itself to situations where you have a bored child with no access to other toys.

For kids (and adults) who like logic puzzles, this small package provides a lot of them in a simple, compact, and elegant fashion.

Barbara Chamberlin   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Barbara Chamberlin researches and develops educational software and media at New Mexico State University's Learning Games Lab. She and her husband have two boys.

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