Who knew thinking could be so fun?! After playing the Shell Game for a couple of weeks, I have to admit, it is very fun and addictive. Not only have I played it often, but my kids also enjoy playing this game that definitely tests your brain and thinking ability while you try and solve each level that progresses in complexity.
The Shell Game is a unique concept that is well made, came packed in a very sturdy box and looks like it is produced to last a long time. One of nice quality is the fact that the solutions for each level are also included in the pamphlet, so you can check and make sure you completed the level correctly. No cheating though!
The game consists of hard plastic pieces involving 6 shells that are designed to cover 6 colored hermit crabs, 3 gray stones and a flip book for the 60 different challenges. Each page shows you how to set up that particular game which is simple to do. Then, the real challenge begins as you now have to complete that test before you move onto the next level. The object of each page requires that you move your shells in a precise manner while trying to remember the correct color/location of your hermit crab and/or rocks as you get them into the proper circles to match up the correct crabs and rocks as depicted in the key on the bottom of the page. Sound easy? Well, maybe the first few pages. The difficulty ranges from beginner to expert.
After playing about the first 6 levels and feeling as if I had mastered them, I jumped up to level 27 out of curiosity just to see if I could complete it or not. Let’s just say I quickly went back to level 7, lol. ThinkFun does recommend progressing through each challenge and not jumping around. Can’t say I was not warned!
ThinkFun recommends 15 minutes a day playing the Shell Game to help improve your focus and memory as you progress to harder levels which I found very easy to do. Even though it is designed for only one player at a time, we did have fun challenging each other in seeing how fast we could solve levels compared to other family members.
I recommend the Shell Game. It is fun, quick and really does make you think and concentrate while problem solving. Check them out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Think-Fun-81007-Brain-Fitness/dp/B00MK1UWX2/ref=cm_rdp_product #review
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