Winner of 19 Prestigious Awards! A best-selling mind puzzle past and present!
Bumper to bumper excitement that's jam-packed with challenge...4 big rig trucks, 11 compact cars. Your speedy red sports car stuck in the gridlock.
Your desire to do anything else comes to a screeching halt when you attempt to unsnarl the traffic challenges in Rush Hour and make your "full speed ahead" escape.
A flashy red sports car, (that's you-naturally), is stuck in a meddle of 4 big rig trucks and 11 compact cars. Do you curse, break into a sweat, give up, give in to the pressure? Noooo Waayyyy!! Sliding colorful blocks-you rev cars & trucks forward, backward. Shifting the vehicle positions and weakening the gridlock...until Phheww! Freedom on the open road! ( and IF you're in a brain jam...hopelessly halted, there will be no citing for traffic violations - just dump out the pieces and start again!)
Better than a brain teaser, Rush Hour is a premier sliding block puzzle designed to challenge your sequential thinking skills. Start simple with Level 1 puzzles and by the time you hit Level 4, you'll be hitting the high road with handling expertise in problem solving.
Paving the way for whole family fun, this set includes 40 challenge cards from Beginner to Expert (Rush Hour is designed to challenge all skill levels.) 16 Cars, 1 Grid Tray for play with a neat pull-out tray for easy storage.
The genius who invented the game is Nob Yoshigahara, a world-renowned inventor of puzzles. Now, Nob may have dealt with his share of "What was that name again?", but believe us...people recognize his best selling games. Rush Hour is such a run-away favorite it's now available in Rush Hour Jr., Railroad, and Safari Editions.
Keep Rush Hour tucked under your coffee table and you'll keep a freeway of fun at everyone's fingertips.
Parents' Choice: Best 25 toys in 25 Years - 2003
Grandparents Magazine: Top Games - 2003
PlayDate 2002: Best Selling Games List
iGrandparents.com Holiday Gift Best Bets:
Best Game - 2002
Consumer Reports Gift Guide: Named A Top 3 Game -2001
Canadian Toy Testing Council:Best Bet Award - 1988,1999
Specialty Retailer: Games Category Top Toy of 1998
Child Magazine: Child's Choice - 1998
ASTRA Retailers' Great Travel Toys - 1998
Learning Magazine: Teachers' Choice Award - 1998
Parnets Magazine: Best Toys - 1997
Playthings Magazine: Mainstay Bestseller - 1997
American Mensa Mind Games Competition:
Select Award - 1997
Dr. Toy: Best Children's Vacation Toys - 1997
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Platinum Award - 1997
National Assoc. Parenting Publications Award - 1997
ASTRA Retailers' Favorites for the Holidays - 1997
Parents' Choice Honors - 1997
Games Magazine: Games 100 List 1997
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
"My granddaughter was able to use some of the easier routes and designs to reach a successful conclusion of the game. Some of them don't take too long so she was able to maintain attention with little frustration. She really enjoyed the game."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD
"Our younger children just love putting the cars in place without using the placement cards."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Learning Disabilities
"The gift was for my daughter who is dyslexic. I think the fact that the cars are different colors aids her in solving and the puzzle is good in teaching logic."
Easy to set up, can be used at own pace one person at a time. Challenging "reverse" planning and logical thinking tool. I actually use it to teach and guide hypothetical thinking in 1-1 tutoring situations.
As soon as my grandson saw the game he said, "oooh, we have this game at school but I never get to play it because we only have 2 of them and they are always being played with by the kids who grab them first." So he proceeded to devour the game time and again. I like the compactness of the game and the fact that you can really take it most anywhere. In one sitting I watched him go from stymied to really thinking it out. Very nice to see.
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
car puzzles, vehicle puzzles, vehicle games, mind benders, mind teasers, brain teasers, brain teaser puzzles, think fun, thinkfun,
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