* I received a complimentary copy of The Smart Cookies in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I hate hearing “I’m bored” around my house – my younger daughter frequently wants to play a board game, but it’s not always a convenient time. Smart Cookies is just the solution – not only is it a one-person game, but it’s brain boosting! The game is designed for players age 6 and up, and is based on principles of logic.
The games is easy to set up and play. The spiral notebook has a variety of logic clue “recipes” that require players to place nine different “cookies” onto the “cookie sheet” in a way that obeys all of the clues. The picture above is the very easiest puzzle, and I don’t think most six year old kiddos would have a hard time figuring out this puzzle.
But here’s the fun part – as players progress through the spiral binder, the clues get harder, and this helps kids develop and strengthen their reasoning and logic skills, as well as 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.”
My daughters really love this game too – the puzzles prevent a nice challenge and keep them well engaged – this game is going to be a FANTASTIC boredom buster. The cookies are solid and don’t appear easy to break. You’ll want to watch how you put up the “cookie sheet” and the puzzle book as these are a little easier to damage by little hands.
Smart Cookies ($24.95) was recently named one of the 10 Best Educational Games by Dr. Toy.