Includes two LED-lit bars for building houses, towers, and other structures that light up and blink. The accompanying instruction guides help model construction ideas so children can learn how to create designs of varying shapes and heights. — Lisa Shinn, manager and buyer for Dancing Bear Toys in Frederick, Md., told TDmonthly in a May 2015 survey that this was a best-selling construction toy at their store.
Smart Toys and Games, Inc. has launched its first brain-building game for kids as young as two years old with Bunny Peek a Boo. Sturdy wooden blocks and fun rabbit characters allow children to develop spatial perception skills and "pull a rabbit out of the box" with this 3D puzzle. Sixty challenges prepare children ages 2-5 for more difficult single player logic games. The four large bunny blocks can be combined in many different ways for endless fun. Launch date: 2013.
Angry Birds On Top challenges players ages 6 and up to move five transparent sliding pieces until pigs are covered with angry birds, while trying not to trap the birds in the cage. This multi-level puzzle comes with 24 challenge cards and a total of 48 challenges. Launch date: 2013.
Based on an award-winning SmartGames design, Angry Birds Under Construction challenges players ages 8 and up to solve 48 puzzles by using four playing pieces to cover the correct number and type of pigs and angry birds to match the challenge in the included booklet. Launch date: 2013.
Designed specifically for preschoolers, Tangoes Jr. includes seven large magnetic pieces, 12 double-sided puzzle cards offering two levels of play, and a large playing surface to help young children learn visual perception, problem solving and teamwork skills. Newly designed for 2013, Tangoes Jr. now includes a booklet with 100 extra puzzles to challenge children who master the puzzle cards. Launch date: 2013.
For players who love Tangoes, Smart Toys and Games, Inc. has launched the more challenging Tangoes Brainiac Edition. This game includes two sets of playing pieces in green and red providing dozens of new puzzles and solutions. Players ages 7 and up can challenge friends or play alone to test their visual perception skills as they match the puzzle pieces to images on the cards. Launch date: 2013.
The new Back 2 Back single player logic game takes puzzle building vertical with a unique grid-shaped vertical game board. Players ages 7 and up must attempt to fill both sides of the grid with the 11 colorful and varied puzzle pieces. The game features a handy travel case and a booklet with 60 challenges for testing even the sharpest mind. Launch date: 2013.
In the single player logic game Vikings, players ages 6 and up rotate a variety of puzzle pieces built into the board to navigate ships out of the storm. Contents include the game board, four Viking ships, nine rotating puzzle pieces, and a booklet with 48 challenges. Launch date: 2013.
The newest edition to SmartGames hit IQ series, IQ Link draws players 8 and up into its mesmerizing challenges as they work to fit 36 colorful and fun-shaped puzzle parts into the 24 free spaces on the game board. This compact game is perfect for traveling and comes with 120 challenges for hours of brain-building fun.Launch date: 2013.
SmartMax Flower Palace provides your child with four colorful flower-shaped pieces, along with 19 magnetic medium bars, 16 large ball-shaped magnetic connectors, and two peaked rooftops so she can use their imagination to build a multitude of creations. These extra-large pieces make it easy to use creative-thinking skills to mix-and-match the pieces and create new combinations. Unique houses and large-scale castles are among just a few of the many options. Children can use the four panels to strengthen the structure of their construction and build walls, floors, or forts. Flower Palace is one of several new 2012 sets in the award-winning SmartMax® magnetic construction toy line. It can also be combined with all existing Smart Max ® sets for unending play opportunities. Awards: 2012 Dr.Toy Best Picks
SmartMax Set - BASIC 25 allows children ages three and up to experience the wonders of magnetism and the fascinating world of construction in a safe way. Towers, bridges, and houses are just a few building options that take advantage of the large pieces to engage even the youngest builder. — Diane Gervais from Amato's Toy & Hobby in Middletown, Conn., told TDmonthly in a November 2014 survey that Smartmax sets are one of their store's best-selling educational toys. "Smartmax is pretty popular right now in preschool," she told us.
These race cars can be used with other SmartMax race track sets. SmartMax is the magnetic discovery concept that allows children, even from a very early age, to experience both the wonders of magnetism and the fascinating world of construction in a safe way. The extra-large pieces make it easy for small children to manipulate them. The magnets have the ideal strength for easy assembly and breakdown of constructions. SmartMax is carefully designed to meet and exceed the world’s toughest safety requirements, including giant-sized, non-swallowable 1.8” diameter metal balls and inaccessible magnets encased in specially sonic-welded bars.
This puzzle game is different on all levels. For starters, a challenge consists of showing the solution (the color of all the balls on the playing board). But which balls are connected and how? Not only do players' brains have to be flexed to find the solution - they can bend all the puzzle pieces so they click into a new position.
Pack the ice so that every puzzle tile can fit on the game board and all the penguins are in the right spot. A super cool game of logic with 5 unique shape-shifting pentomino playing pieces. 60 challenges from easy to difficult.
Place the puzzle pieces inside the trucks so that they don't stick out. There is only one solution, yet 48 challenges. These little trucks combine a great puzzle with a fun toy. Trucky 3 is made from sustainably-harvested, eco-friendly wood from rubber trees, and plastic. — As of 07/20/2012 this product had 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Portable; fun even for younger kids who don't understand the challenges; variety of challenges provide lasting fun for kids of different skill levels. Cons: Answer key is easy for kids to see.
Day & Night is a game that evolves in step with children's growing skills: Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Ages 3 and up: Visual perception of colors and shapes. In the day everything is bright and clear so the day side of each challenge shows kids all the details of their playing pieces and the shapes needed to create the scene. Ages 4 and up: Visual perception and logical reasoning. At night, when it's dark, kids can only see silhouettes so the night side of each challenge only gives kids the outline of what they have to create.
With a simple click, wheels, cockpits, wings and panels attach to the magnetic bars. 48 magnetic pieces provide building variation and fun that reaches the finish. 18 medium bars, four long bars, two cockpits, four pairs of wheels, ten metal balls, two ramps, two containers, and four panels. Giant, non-swallowable 1.8 inch diameter metal balls.
Players give their brains a spin in the right direction and put all the twisted puzzle pieces on the game board. It looks easy until they realize that there are pegs that are in the way. And players can only put a playing piece over a peg if both are the same color. 100 challenges ranging from easy to extremely difficult. It's compact, so it's an ideal brain snack while on the go. — Paula Bolte, owner of Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co. in Blacksburg, Va., told TDmonthly in a February 2012 survey about best selling games that "Over Christmas time, IQTwist did well. Getting a big display of it and playing with it in the store helped."
Players can keep their brain in shape with this new thinking game. Put all the 3D-puzzle pieces on the game board in such a way that it turns into a (flat) 2D-image without holes. A thinking game with 100 challenges which will require some ”deep” thinking to find the correct the solution. 120 challenges with an extra 24 bonus challenges added to give an easy start.
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.
Can players help the mermaids catch the dangerous fish in the bubbles? According to legend, mermaids keep watch over the seas and the oceans. By blowing big bubbles, they can isolate the dangerous monster fish, so their friends can swim around freely and without care. Through 48 IQ-building challenges players build logical reasoning, higher cognitive thinking and improved visual and spatial perception. The single-player game’s compact game board and convenient storage compartment make it great for on-the-go and travel.
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.
SmartMax allows children to explore magnetism safely. The oversized pieces are specifically designed for handling by young kids as they learn about the effects of magnetic attraction and repulsion. Older children will have fun using the pieces to construct towers and bridges. The magnets are strong enough to carry up to 60 times their weight. Basic 36 includes long bars, short bars, large 1.8" diameter metal balls and a guide to build models. 25-piece and 42-piece sets are also available.