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Problem Solving meets Fun!
Posted 12/10/2014 by LISA T.
Kanoodle Genius is a simple, compact toy that requires spatial problem solving skills while also encouraging perseverance. All of my children (ages 10, 12, and 14) enjoy playing with it. In all honesty, my husband and I have fun with it too. It's made of durable and colorful material with very few (if any) parts that can break. It comes in a small, self-contained case making it easy to to take along for a long car ride. It's basically a 3-dimensional puzzle that can be configured in a multitude of different patterns which creates many opportunities to build strategies and problem solve. It really does challenge your brain power!
I purchased the regular Kanoodle and my 2 kids ages 8 &5 were always fighting over it so I decided to buy Kanoodle Genius. I love the compact size. I put it in my purse when we go to restaurants so the kids have something to do while waiting instead of playing games on my phone (which I have now deleted). I love to play it too. Lots of levels so anyone can enjoy it.
This is a puzzle that has many different ways of solving it. There are two solutions areas - one on the inside (the "2D puzzle") and one one the top (the "3D" puzzle area). The included book can start you off on multiple ways of solving each - so in theory, the puzzle has a long shelf life.
However, once you've figured out the basic version of each, it's hard to get motivated to complete anything past these two basic puzzles. And the first two don't take long.
I plan on making this one of the few toys we bring for a long car ride, hoping to force the issue some. And every kid who comes over has to have his hand at it - it's nice to see something other than a video game being played with.
The other issue is the pieces - once you lose one, it's kinda junk. True of any puzzle, but when there's only a few pieces, the stakes are higher.
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