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IQ Candy

IQ Candy

Spring 2015 Games
Ages: 7 & Up
Price: $14.99

IQ Candy is a fun and mentally-stimulating single player logic puzzle. It consists of an approximately 6"x6" square plastic game board with 12, fixed, elongated posts. Some posts are positioned vertically and others are horizontal. Seven colorful, translucent puzzle pieces are fitted on the game board. A tight-fitting lid makes it great for travel or storage.

A player chooses a level of difficulty to play - starter, junior, expert, master, wizard - and places pieces on the game board as indicated in the challenge diagram found in the game booklet. In order to complete the puzzle, the player must place the remaining pieces on the board to complete the square. Pieces can be placed in any orientation as long as they fit over the posts; pieces have vertical or horizontal holes, and some have cross holes that will fit over any post.

Players learn spatial thinking as they turn and flip the pieces to try to fit them on the board. As each puzzle gets harder and harder, they will hopefully also learn patience and persistence and not frustration. The unique solution to each of the 60 puzzles is included in the back of the booklet.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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