The Rubik’s cube is one of the most popular puzzles of all time. The idea is twist and turn the rows and columns in such a way that you fill each side of the cube with only one cube. This version is just like the real thing except it is stickerless and easier to twist and turn.
Blokus is a simple game with only one rule. It comes with a board with a grid on it and Tetris shapes pieces in 4 different colors. The game requires 2-4 players. Each player starts at a corner and can only lay down pieces so that only the corners touch. The object? Try to use all your pieces.
Who knew Geography could be so fun? This fun jig saw puzzle from Melissa & Doug is not only fun to put together but is helps her learn US Geography as well. It comes with 51 jumbo sized pieces, each in the shape of each State. She will not only learn the names of the States but the Capitals as well. When she puts it together, it forms a 3 X 2 foot map of the United States.
Perplexus is a large sphere with a huge winding sphere inside. This puzzle is a lot of fun and frustrating at the same time. Kids must tip and spin the clear sphere so that the ball stays on the track. It’s hard to get to the end but it’s something kids keep coming back to over and over.
Rubik’s Revolution is back! Previously a 2008 Toy of the Year award-winner, Rubik’s Revolution is a one-player and multiplayer game. It’s all about fast and challenging cubic action. It offers 6 fast-paced, electronic games including light speed in one device! In one game you have to quickly tap the correct colored light rotating the cube to find it, then pass it to a friend. You continue on until it buzzes. The player who misses the light loses. Another game has you attempting to repeat the color pattern. Features include sounds, lights, and various skill levels that will keep you playing for hours! It’s easy to learn and play but difficult to master. Can you beat your friends?
Not quite ready for the full 3×3 Rubik’s Cube challenge? Now you can build up your skill level and strategy with Rubik’s Edge. The idea is the same as the Rubik’s Cube where you rotate and twist, but you’re only dealing with one-third of a Rubik’s Cube. Your goal is to get each edge to be the same color. Its compact size is perfect for on-the-go fun. It’s a great introduction to Rubik’s Cube for younger kids.
Kanoodle is the ultimate stocking stuffer. This puzzle is small enough to carry anywhere and bring out whenever you’re bored. There are 100 different challenges that go from flat rectangle puzzles to 3D pyramid puzzles. You pick a puzzle and have to insert the remaining pieces to solve the puzzle. They may never get on their phone when they’re bored again.