Parents’ Choice Recommended Award 2012
Major Fun Award 2012 Puzzles
Converge on brilliance - Ivan’s Hinge
Articulating joints bend hither and yon. Your hands fly out of boredom into action – and your mind follows right along.
Manipulate the swinging, hinged pieces of Ivan's Hinge. What starts out as simple pleasure in flexing vivid pieces & sections- leads to head-scratching challenge when you attempt to match one of the brilliant pattern cards.
Knit together a solution in your mind… then play it out by folding, looping, turning, and bending. All wrong? Untwist, unweave, unwind – and have a go again!
Finally, you’ll alight on a solution. Then, Aha! -another. A couple of successes, and you'll aim to wrap your mind around a solution for every pattern card included!
Ivan’s Hinge is combination irresistible-fidgety toy and fast-forming fun. In play with this collection of tricky and baffling brainteasers, you’ll understand several things:
1. When colors & patterns align the way you envision them – it is a beautiful thing.
2. When they don’t – bending, folding, turning & looping Ivan’s Hinge is still addictive.
3. Ivan Moscovich, the celebrated puzzle creator, is indeed a genius.
Match your creation to the pattern pictures once, and you’ll resolve to re-solve Ivan’s hinge again & again!
Fold, loop, bend, twist, turn- to find a solution!
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
Speech & Language Delay
"My son is a visual learner and loves puzzles like this. Not only does it encourage his visual reasoning & perception but it also builds his esteem when he solves each puzzle card. He will even create his own puzzles. I think this would also be great for children who need help with motor skills development since it requires simple coordination."
It's frustratingly addictive.
Posted 12/29/2013 by Katherine Rembor
Every xmas involves stockings full of little toys, and this one was a winner this year. It takes a little getting used to. My dad started doing it backwards where he would make a shape and then find a card that matched because he couldn't sort it immediately. But all of us kept picking it up all day. I'd recommend this for sure.
This was a gift to my great-grandson's 1st birthday. His name is "Ivan", and I HAD to purchase it for that occasion, despite it Not being "age appropriate".
I have not seen it being played with, but his father, my grandson, tried it, after I told him you requested a review. His remarks were: he appreciated that there were NO INSTRUCTIONS! Also, if the pieces were enlarged, it could be played with by children younger than the recommended age of 8 (or so).
They will "save" it until he is old enough to enjoy experiencing playing with it.
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fao56, ivans hinge, ivan hinge, ivans hinj, ivan hing, brainteasers, brain-teasers, brain teasers, puzzles, manipulative puzzles, logic, visual-spatial, Fat Brain Toy Co.
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