I’m always looking to find a balance between electronic activities for my kids and actual hands on things my kids can use to learn or play with.
With the way technology has overtaken our world sometimes it can be difficult to get the kids away from the “screen”.
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Since I’ve been looking for activities for my little ones where they can challenge their brain without me having to fight with them I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review the New Rush Hour Jr. by Thinkfun.
Rush Hour Jr. is a Traffic Jam Logic Game
Just like the classic Rush Hour® game, you will shift blocking cars and trucks out of your way to clear a path to the exit. The 40 leveled brainteaser challenges are a fun way to build problem-solving skills. Rush Hour Jr. is ideal for younger ages but still plenty of fun for an adult brain!
5 and up
40 Challenges & Solutions(Easy to Super Hard)
Ice Cream Truck
15 Blocking Vehicles
Rush Hour Jr. is a game where you are able to set up different types of challenges and various difficulty levels. Each challenge is centered around the Ice Cream truck getting out of traffic. We wouldn’t want the ice cream to melt or not get to some hungry customer! You know the important stuff in life….. 🙂
Rush Hour Jr. by Thinkfun is recommended for ages 5 and up. We found with the 40 different levels the game is very expandable for a large range of ages.
My 12-year-old took over as being in charge of the game. He loved setting up each “course” or teaser. He got so excited and really wanted to stump everyone.
My husband was able to solve the highest level- “Super Hard” within a matter of a minute. Even though it wasn’t a “challenge’ for him it was fun for us to play round robin in the hot seat to see who could complete each game the fastest.
Rush Hour Jr. made for a great family fun game night, this will be a game we will bust out at least once a week. We are a very competitive bunch and had a ton of fun going through each task no matter the difficulty level.
My 8-year-old found the easy level to be just that; easy. As it got higher up the medium and hard levels were a great brain teaser for him. He has really enjoyed playing. I can see where a 5-year-old would find the easy level a real test to the mind.
The teenagers loved trying to beat each others time and it really encouraged bonding and lots of laughs and giggles were going around. On the super hard level of Rush Hour Jr. by Thinkfun my teenagers were able to complete the challenges and get the Ice Cream truck out of traffic. Although, it was fun to see those moments when they were truly stumped.
Even the 2-year-old was able to take part in Rush Hour Jr., she definitely had no clue how to complete the different challenges. It didn’t stop her from cheering everyone on so that the ice cream truck could get through the traffic. We teach the importance of ice cream at an early age in our house 😉 Our toddler loved the colors of the cars and was able to yell which color car she wanted moved and even tried to tell her older siblings how to get it done.
The great carry bag that comes with it makes this fun-filled game easy to store as well as easily accessible so we can get the games going anytime someone wants to play. The fun thing about Rush Hour Jr. is; it’s a game for one person yet, you are able to incorporate others around into the challenge and make it kind of a multiple player game if you want.
You can check out the YouTube Thinkfun made showing how to play the game here.
If you are wanting to get your kids unplugged and want to give them some brain teasers you can check out Rush Hour Jr. by Thinkfun the Traffic Jam Logic Game is being sold for $19.99.
This is a great way to get your kids challenging their minds while at the same time they are having a lot of fun away from electronics and T.V.