Tuesday, August 31, 2021

IQ Circuit Smart Games Review

If you know us then you know we love games!  I have another fun game to share with you today from Timberdoodle, IQ Circuit!  It is a single player game manufactured by Smart Games geared for children ages 8 and older.

What's included?  This game includes a game board with lid, 10 double-sided puzzle pieces and a booklet with 120 challenges and solutions.

Above you can see the puzzle pieces out of the game board.

And here you can see the other side of the pieces as well.

While all the pieces are double-sided, the rectangular pieces in particular can also be used blank-side up (on their side), so they are really triple-sided.

How to play?  Choose a challenge and set up the board as indicated on that challenge.  Then, this is basically a game of connect the dots!  Your goal is to place all the pieces on the game board to create a path that connects the dots.  Each path must start and end at a dot and all of the puzzle pieces must be used on the game bard.  Unconnected paths would result in a short circuit, fictitiously of course 😉.

We found the video below from Smart Games to be super helpful so I'm including it!

The challenge and solutions book contains 120 challenges with 5 levels of difficulty - Starter, Junior, Expert, Master, and Wizard.  The difficulty increases with each level and every challenge has one unique solution.  The answers for each challenge can be found at the back of our booklet.

Above you can see some of the starter puzzles.

And here you can see the unique solutions to those puzzles.

As always, Smart Games encourage planning, concentration, problem solving, spatial insight and flexible thinking and we 💕 them so much.  I appreciate having a great selection of creative and quality single player games in our home including IQ Circuit.

IQ Circuit is currently included in Timberdoodle's 9th grade curriculum kit and we surely recommend it!  C has just begun his 9th grade year so he is working through all of these puzzles as part of his curriculum.  I really appreciate having challenging and fun items like this added to our homeschool.  I also appreciate that IQ Circuit is so compact and has a great lid so it makes for a wonderful travel or on the go game as well.

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  I received IQ Circuit in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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