Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Genius Square, By The Happy Puzzle Company - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Logic puzzle for 1 or 2 players  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Kids and adults that enjoy solving brainteasers / logic puzzle games 

Say YES to the JOY of packing puzzles! We love this timeless classic. Set the pre-conditions, use best endeavour to fit all pieces into a tray, test out different configurations, search for that “true” solution (but don’t despair if you end up with that impossible last piece that refuses to squeeze into remaining space! 🤣). “The Genius Square” from The Happy Puzzle Company is our family’s latest favourite - thank you The Kid Cave for this spectacular game! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Massive Challenge Combinations Using 7 Dice - How does a game with 62,208 number of challenges sound? Believe it or not, that’s what you get with “The Genius Square”! Comes with 7 dice, 2 grid boards in 6x6, 7 round “blockers”, and 9 coloured polyomino pieces. First, roll the 7 dice which would give you the grid references (A-F & 1-6) to position the cylindrical markers; next, fit the 9 puzzle pieces into the remaining spaces on the board. We are amazed by the ingenuity: there is apparently a guaranteed of at least one (or a few) solution for each set-up combinations, which makes this game super addictive (you can never predict which challenges are coming-up next until the dice are rolled). 

(2) 2 Puzzle Boards Included - The best part? The game comes with 2 boards for 2 players, meaning, we can solve the puzzle simultaneously with the kid (instead of just staring and restraining yourself from interfering with another’s game!). This is a game of skill (with a mix of luck); sometimes a misjudged of placement would cost you a game, and don’t be surprised when your kids can do better than you in this fast and frenzy game! This is a competitive 2-player game, but you can also do it solo. 

(3) Good Components - The components are reasonably decent. The plastic board has grooves that can hold the pieces in place and prevent them from slipping around. The wooden polyomino pieces are chunky, brightly painted, and look durable. But if I can improve one thing, I wish the storage box were a little more compact. 

(4) Quick & Fast-Paced - I love that this is a light-and-easy, fast-paced game! Each game takes around a minute (or a few minutes when you get a really challenging one). This is an awesome game for any occasion, at any time. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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