| Mind Challenging
HINKFUN of Alexandria, Virginia, is a creative company that offers unique mind challenging games that continues to delight our PETs. Although the target audience is the crucial 8-12 age, all the adults on the Product Evaluation Team (PET) found these games highly stimulating. See more at www.ThinkFun.com.
River Crossing is a perilous plank puzzle where you guide a hiker cross a river teeming with gators and snakes. Move the planks among the tree stumps and help your man cross to safety. Priced at $14.99.
Smart Mouth is a quick thinking game for 2 or more players. A Letter Getter slides out two letter tiles. Players have to be quick to shout out a word that begins and ends with those two letters. Winner keeps the tiles. When all tiles have been played, the person with the most tiles is declared the winner. Nice word game. Price $14.99.
Zingo, for 2 to 8 players 4 years an up, is promoted as Bingo with a zing. You get 8 double-sided cards (with 9 pictures on each side), 72 picture tiles and 1 Zingo Zinger. Dealer pops two tiles at a time out of the Zingo Zinger, and first player to claim a tile that matches a picture on his card, places that tile on his card. As soon as you fill up all the pictures on your card, you’re a winner.
Oodles of Doodles, for 3 or more players ages 12 and up, has you doodling according to various categories. Game comes with 400 doodle categories, cardholder, 90-second timer, score card, doodle board, marker and eraser.
Aha! Brainteaser Classics for ages 8 to adult is a collection of eight perplexing brainteaser puzzles. Trying to solve them will absolutely baffle you, but when you solve them, it’s an Aha! Moment in your life. Don’t worry, each puzzle comes with an instruction card and three hint cards. Price $19.99 and worth it.