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When we first started to play this game we were confused. The instructions were simple but I wasn't sure if I read it correctly because we just breezed through the first few puzzles. We were left wondering where the challenge was.
My children are 6 and 8, but they play Sudoku so they understand puzzles and logic. This is the reason I was so excited to have a chance to try the Smart Cookies game by Foxmind. Their little cocky attitudes continued as we played all the puzzles in Level 1 and 2. Once we arrived at Level 3 and I saw what they were up against, I giggled. Here comes the fun part!
Opinion In round 3, we had to put on our thinking caps. There were no more puzzle clues full of checks, letting us know the space a cookie is supposed to go into, there is only one checked box to provide a starting point. So, not only were we left to figure out where cookies go, we had to determine which shapes and colors were not allowed. This made the game challenging and fun.
In the box
6 - 15 years old
Quality board (the playing tray is really strong)
Instruction book in multiple languages
FROM THE MANUFACTURER
The Smart Cookies at FoxMind Have Baked Up a Delicious New Game
Smart Cookies is a delicious new one-person, brain boosting game. Individual players, ages 6 and up, enjoy the Smart Cookies' logic clue recipes to try to place nine cookies on the playing tray. As players progress through the gradually evolving levels of deduction, they develop and strengthen their reasoning skills and verbal expression.
David Capon, President of FoxMind, explained, "Smart Cookies challenges players to use intuitively their reasoning skills to solve the puzzles while having fun. The skills that young minds develop as they play Smart Cookies are helpful in learning most subjects. The puzzles use visual clues in an appealing cookie design that guide players to advance at their own pace."
Smart Cookies ($24.95) was recently named one of the 10 Best Educational Games by Dr. Toy.