July 19, 2018

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ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees - Game Play - Brainteasers

By TDmonthly Staff

Take a closer look at ASTRA's Best Toys For Kids Nominees in the Game Play - Brainteasers category.

Don't forget to check out the nominees in the other categories:

Scientific Play Constructive Play

Creative Arts Play Early Play

Game Play - 3-7 yrs
Game Play - 8 yrs+

Active Play
Pretend - Doll Play

Pretend - Fantasy Play
Pretend - Role Play

Classic Play - 0-7 yrs Classic Play - 8 yrs+

Perplexus Twist by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.

Perplexus Twist by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.The newest Perplexus model requires a player to twist, turn, and realign the tracks within to escape traps, dead ends, and cliffhangers. A captivating new dimension for the Perplexus family of toys. Thirty transition points.
Awards: 2012 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids – Gameplay/Brainteasers 2/12/2012 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 7 and Up)


In this maze, the walls constantly shift place. One wrong step and you end up as dinner for the crocodiles. Only a smart adventurer can escape this cursed labyrinth. Through 48 IQ-building challenges players build logical reasoning, higher cognitive thinking and improved visual and spatial perception. 2/2/2012 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 7 and Up)

Bill and Betty Bricks by SMART TOYS AND GAMES INC

Head up in the clouds and feet on the ground? Don’t get dizzy working the heights! Players must build their way up with the wooden blocks, but make sure their builders always keep their feet on
the building so they can supervise the work. The challenge is defeated when the building is completed and the little builder stand(s) on top of it. Challenging for the whole family. Develops spatial perception as well as fine motor skills. Contents: 10 colorful wooden blocks, 2 playing figurines/game pieces, 60 challenges. 2/3/2012 (MSRP: $26.00; Age: 5 and Up)

Rubik's Void Puzzle by WINNING MOVES GAMES

RubikThe Void is puzzling to comprehend because there’s a hole right in the middle of it. Consumers can literally put their finger right through the center of the Void. The object is to solve each side, much like one would a standard Rubik’s Cube, but that’s where the similarities end. The Void has different colors, rounded edges, and requires a different solution. Launch date: February 2012.
Awards: 2012 ASTRA Best Toys For Kids Nominee 3/19/2012 (MSRP: $14.95; Age: 8 and Up)

See more products in our 2012 ASTRA Preview: 28 Toy Makers Share Products for Specialty Prepare for ASTRA with our 11 Retailing Tips on Making the Most of Your Time at Trade Shows

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