Monthly Archives: November 2013

Logical LineUp

Continuing our theme of games to play with family and friends over the holidays, Lineup is a favorite in my household. Cutely subtitled by MindWare as “the memory game of quick looks and tricky crooks,” it’s really one that requires … Continue reading

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Creative Apples

 The third week of November is always Game and Puzzle Week, dedicated to preserving the tradition of investing time with family and friends. In the U.S. it’s also a reminder to be thankful the following week for all those relationships. … Continue reading

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Blocks for Adults – Part 2 – Q-bitz

Q-bitz is another Mindware game that physically bears a resemblance to two of the block products we mentioned in the previous blog, ArtBlocks™ and Nuevo. Like them, the basic element of the game is a wooden frame containing cubes, each … Continue reading

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Blocks for Adults – Or People of Any Age, Part 1

One relatively recent area of brain research I find fascinating is the connection of movement to learning. For example, “A report in the journal ‘Applied Cognitive Psychology’ demonstrated that volunteers who doodled during a dull verbal message were 29 percent … Continue reading

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