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Games that make you think - these are games that gifted kids (and adults) love to play, game after game.  Some old games, some new, and all great.  Play them all!

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7 Wonders
7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways. Players have individual boards with special powers, where they organize their cards (boards have two sides to create unique game play on replay). Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age. After three ages, the game ends... it's a great game, and plays much better than any short description could belie
10 Days in... Recommended
Can you plan a cohesive trip in ten days?  Some skill, some luck, lots of fun - great to study geography of ... wherever you chose to go, they're all great! Available in 10 Days in Africa, 10 Days in the USA, 10 Days in Asia, 10 Days in Europe and 10 Days in the Americas
Learn in a minute, but may take a lifetime to master. Loosely based on sumo wrestling, the point of Abalone is to push just 6 of your opponents 14 marbles off of the playing surface, but there is a catch. It takes two marbles to move one, and three to move two... Also Travel Abalone
Babylon by Fox Mind Games
Quick to learn, quick to play, but lots of room for strategy and challenge!  Stack the stones following simple rules, and force your opponent to run out of moves.  Even comes in it's own small carrying pouch - great to carry for travel and waiting rooms   
Classic strategy game...
New classic wooden strategy game... For the younger set, try Batik Kid - fun fish shapes
Battle Sheep from Blue Orange Games
Occupy the most pastures with your sheep. On their turn, players split a stack of their sheep and move a portion as far is it can go in a straight line to a new pasture. Watch out for sneaky sheep and plan your moves carefully to fence out your foe! A different playing board is assembled before every game...
Classic strategy game, adored by gifted kids as young as 4 or 5...  Also Electronic Battleship and Battleship Folio (Travel)
Blokus Recommended
Take turns placing as many of their 21 geometric shapes on board as they can, but only the corners of their own pieces may touch. The real challenge comes toward the end of the game...  Or take a new twist, with Blokus Trigon.  Also Blokus To Go
Burrows by Z-Man Games (ages 8-12)
You're a gopher rancher in the scrub town of Gopher Gulch, building your warren of burrows to attract all types of gophers. Complete a burrow of a particular color that is bigger than another player's, and their gopher moves into your new burrow; it stays there until it gets lured away again by an even bigger burrow! There aren't enough gophers to go around, so not everyone will be able to host all three gopher types at once. When the tour bus will arrive, the tourists want to see the types of gophers promised in their tour schedule. If your ranch is missing those particular gophers, you'll get tourist complaints. At the end of the tourist season, the rancher with the fewest complaints, wins!
Carcassonne Recommended (10 to adult) Rio Grande Games
A clever tile laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious.  Game expansions, and other editions... plus Kids Of Carcassonne Recommended for young kids!
Carcassonne: 10 Year Special Edition
Carcassonne: The River 2, Carcassonne: The Castle
Carcassonne Inns & Cathedrals Expansion, Carcassonne: Princess & Dragon Expansion
Carcassonne Traders and Builders, Carcassonne Hunters and Gatherers
Caylus by Rio Grande Games
Complex strategy game, to gather wealth and build castles...
Cathedral by Gigamic
Battle to gain the most land space by strategically repositioning your building pieces... Also Cathedral Travel
Championship Chess More than just a game...
All the tools you'll need to introduce chess to beginners or guide the experienced player to more competitive play.  Workbooks (or classroom copies, with reproducibles) with coordinated video tapes, and even a CD for the really little ones
Take turns stacking discs on the 10"-square wooden board; any stack with four discs is redistributed in all four directions around it—often resulting in chaos!
Circular Reasoning by Breaking Games
Players race to get all their tokens to the center of a circular board. The board alters itself as the game presses on, impacting how players interact with each other and how they intend to win...
City Square Off (2 players or teams, ages 8+)
Put your spatial thinking and strategic planning skills to the test as you try to fill your city grid in the most efficient pattern. Do your best to plan a few moves ahead, but beware: Shapes will be drawn at random, and not every tile will be used...
Codebreaker (2-4 players, ages 7-adult)
A new twist on the old game of "memory." Use a dry erase marker to write or draw a secret code on the back of a card to trigger your memory so you know its location and can make a match. A hilarious look into other people's minds as you try to crack their codes and take over their cards...
Coerceo (2 players, ages 7 and up)
Abstract strategy game where the objective is to enclose and remove the opponents pieces. It has a dynamic board that shrinks during play...
Corintho by Gigamic
Two ancient Greek architects attempt to form a line of 3 constructions which are topped by the same type of playing piece...
Cromlet by Pywacket
A little luck, a little strategy and a unique game design where there is no clear winner until the very last move. Cards are played, Crowns are laid, Cromlets are claimed and Dead cards often remain. Sounds easy, but wait. Replacement cards may be drawn, Wild cards may cause a spoil, and a players strategy may cause turmoil. Players never know when a Cromlet will be claimed and timing is everything in this game!
Cubulus (2-3 players, ages 8 and up)
Be the first player to create a square in your color on one side of the cube to win. Add a colored ball to the 3x3x3 playing area by pushing it into place, possibly pushing other balls out of the way; or change the order of balls in a completed row by pushing them one space then reinserting the ball pushed out of the row. With two players one color of balls is neutral. Keep your eyes on all sides of the cube to prevent others from squaring off for the win...
DaVinci's Challange The ancient game of secret symbols (or from Amazon)
Create patterns and score based on the pattern's complexity.  Great for visual/spatial learners
Dominion Recommended by Rio Grande Games
Construct the most advantageous deck of cards, with lands, minions, riches and more. Don't miss the expansion packs: Dominion Intrigue, Dominion Alchemy, and Dominion Seaside
Elementos by Tyto ← instructional video
Fast-paced two player strategy game, based on the theory of rock-paper-scissors. High-quality wooden game stores in its own box...
Exago (2 to 6 players, ages 7 and up)
A version of Go for multiple players, Exago is easy to learn, but the changing strategies make it challenging every time...
Forbidden Island
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss! The latest creation by cooperative game master, Matt Leacock...
Galaxy Trucker Recommended by Rio Grande Games
Corporation incorporated, the galactic leader in sewer system construction, is looking for can-do guys and gals to haul materials to remote regions of the galaxy. Must be willing to fend off meteors, smugglers and pirates. Experience working with aliens a plus. Earn copious cosmic credits with bonuses for speedy delivery. Become a galaxy trucker. It's loads of fun! The game is three rounds. In each round, players begin by rummaging through the Warehouse, trying to grab the best components and build the best space ship. Once the ships are under way, players try to avoid snares and obstacles, while grasping financial opportunities, each hoping to be the first to finish with an undamaged ship. It's possible that you will end up with an insurmountable debt and finish your days panhandling on the streets of Deneb III, but if lady luck should smile upon you, you just might find yourself among the 10 billion richest people in the galaxy...
Gemlock Recommended by Pywacket
The dice determines your moves, but your strategy determines your fate. You finally land on a diamond and a ruby and two emeralds. But can you keep them from being taken by the other players?  This game plays better than it sounds - and it's a visual/spatial playground!  Strategy different than any other game...
Gipf Project series of 6 terrific strategy games for the gifted child or adult! by Rio Grande Games
Gipf An abstract strategy game for two players based on a classic concept:... more about Gipf
Tamsk Earth. The second game of Project GIPF, played under permanent time pressure... more about Tamsk
Zertz Water. A fast, dynamic game for 2 players... more about Zertz
Dvonn Fire. A stacking game, played on an elongated hexagonal board... more about Dvonn
Yinsh Air. Players each start with 5 rings on the board. Every time a ring is moved, it leaves a marker behind... (or from Amazon) more about Yinsh
Pünct The fifth element.  A connection game: the goal is to link two opposite sites... more about Pünct
Classic strategy game.  Also Folding Go or Travel Go. Learn more from Wikapedia Go Game
Gobblet and Gobblet Gobblers (or from Funagain Games, Gobblet and Gobblet Gobblers)
A fun strategy game, as easy to learn as tic-tac-toe, challenging for chess players, fun for the whole family... Also available in 3x3 colored version, Gobblet Jr. and Gobblet Jr. On the Go
Hexago Continuo by U.S. Games Systems
There's only one rule: match color, number or both.  Simple for all ages, but with strategic possibilities that make it tons of fun for all...
Hey! That's My Fish! by Mayfair Games
Shuffle fish tiles into a square array, and play your penguins to catch the most fish.  But don't be fooled by the fun theme - this is a tricky strategy game!
Hive: Carbon Recommended
Place your hive, play your pieces, and defend your hive.  It's like chess, but not, a strategy game like no other. Easy to learn, complex to master. Carbon version includes both Mosquito and Ladybug expansions. Also available in full color Hive and Hive Pocket...
IDO (12 to adult) Rio Grande Games
Both a work of art and a game. Players move colorful blocks on the abstract board trying to get four of their blocks from one side to the other. Players may also move the board to change the board's geometric pattern and move their pieces closer to their goal. The first player to move of his pieces across the board is the winner! In this game everything moves...
Neat new strategy game - creating the game board for each round is 1/2 the fun! This game is a gifted family project, and your family will enjoy it, too...
Ingenious board game, also available in a software version Ingenious
An abstract placement game from internationally-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. Players place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents' tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from being blocked by their opponents. Marvelously elegant and compulsively replayable, Ingenious is an excellent introduction to German-style abstract board games. It's ingeniously simple, and simply ingenious! In the software version, practice in a single player game or against the computer's AI and hone your technique, then surprise other players online with your skill.  Simple rules, quick playing time, and a clever system makes Ingenious... ingenious!
Jungle Smart by Fox Mind Games
Use the set of commands (smaller set for more advanced play) to rearrange the animals from the start to end position, drawn from cards.  Can you figure out the series of commands in your head, before your opponent?  Or play solitaire...
Kabeleo by Gigamic
Only you know which color is yours; as discretely as possibly ensure that yours is the majority color across the board. In turn, players place a pyramid. These form piles; the color is determined by the piece at the top of the pile. If a player plays a piece on top of a pyramid of the same color, both pyramids cancel each other out and are removed from the game: the pile takes on the color of the piece underneath. When all pieces have been played, the player whose color holds the majority on the board wins the game. A game of bluffing and strategy, Kabaleo promises some intense and unique experiences!
Kulami (2 players, ages 10 and up)
Tactile game of strategy for two players. Ten wooden tiles are arranged to form an ever-changing board on which opponents compete to capture the largest number of tiles. Players take turns placing marbles so that each new marble must be placed horizontally or vertically in relation to the last marble played. By placing their marbles cleverly, players can limit their adversary's possible moves and gain the advantage to clinch the victory. High quality wooden tiles and beautiful red and black marbles...
Khet Recommended the Laser game by Deflexion
Take turns moving Egyptian-themed pieces having two, one or no mirrored surfaces. Pieces (pharaoh, obelisk, pyramid and djed column) can either move one square forward, back, left, right, or diagonal, or can stay in the same square and rotate by a quarter twist. Each turn ends by firing one of the lasers built into the board. The laser beam bounces from mirror to mirror; if the beam strikes a non-mirrored surface on any piece, it is immediately removed from play. The ultimate goal is to illuminate your opponent's pharaoh, while shielding yours from harm!  Add to your game with the Khet Beamsplitter turning a single beam into three.  Or try Khet 3D: Tower of Kadesh
King of Toyko (2-6 players, ages 8 and up) by IELLO (Richard Garfield)
Play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Players throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1 2 or 3 Points of Destruction Energy Healing and Whack. In 3 successive throws choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to come up with combinations that will enable you to win destruction points hoard energy restore your health or whack other players into understanding Tokyo is your territory. The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo and will end up facing all the other monsters alone!  Expansions PowerUp, Halloween
The Last Spike by Columbia Games
Cooperate to build a continuous railway from St. Louis to Sacramento. Different routes are possible and some towns never get a railway link. Also competes to accumulate the most money from land speculation before the "last spike" is played, in this fast-paced game. Act quickly to grab the best land, but you also need to give your competitors a helping hand now and then so the railway gets built where you want it to go. Quick to learn, great fun for both kids and adults...
Linja A naturally flowing game by Fox Mind Games
Elegant design, natural materials and simple game rules are combined to offer players an exquisite and original game. Each player tries to be the first to place 6 of their pieces on their opponent's camp while ensuring that their remaining game pieces are not left too far behind...
Marrakech by Fundex (ages 6+)
Be the best rug merchant in the famed market of Marrakech. Roll the dice to move Assam to claim your territory and lay your rugs, then make your opponents pay!
New York 1901 by Blue Orange Games
Construc, demolish, and rebuild skyscrapers on the famous streets of New York City! On your turn, you face a simple choice: acquire new land to build on, or knock down your existing buildings to make room for bigger and better ones? Expand your territory and construct your buildings shrewdly if you want to rise to the top of the real estate moguls of New York 1901...
Noble Celts by Dream Green
Circular chess, the old fashioned way!
No Stress Chess
A way to learn chess without stress! The secret is an innovative deck of action cards, each depicting a chess piece and how it moves. Once you become comfortable with the moves and powers of each chess piece, you can flip the two-sided board over and play standard chess. Includes rules for two variations of playing using the action cards, and all the necessary rules for standard chess...
Octi by Fox Mind Games
The Brainchild of Yale professor Donald Green and acclaimed as one of the greatest modern strategy games, Octi is easy to learn and fun for game-lovers of all ages. What makes Octi's patented game system distinctive? Octi pieces grow - they become more powerful and agile. Each turn, players need to choose between moving their pieces or improving them. Octi unleashes a new level of creative thinking...
Oshi The Game of Influence, by Wizkids Games
An elegant dance of power, as players vie to push each other right off the board.  Oshi encourages you to exert your will...
Pentago (ages 6+)
The fast, mindtwisting strategy game. Be the first to create a row of five marbles: place your marble, then turn a section of the board. Fun and challenging for beginners and masters alike... Also try Pentago Travel
Puerto Rico (12 to adult) Rio Grande Games  (or from FunAgain Games)
In 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered the eastern-most island of the Great Antilles. About 50 years later, Puerto Rico began to really blossom--through you! Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder? Which roles will you play in the new world? Will you own the most prosperous plantations? Will you build the most valuable buildings? You have but one goal: achieve the greatest prosperity and highest respect!
Quarriors Dice Building Game Recommended by Wizkids Games
Quarriors is the game of Uber Strategic Hexahedron Monster Combat Mayhem! Players compete to capture the most powerful Spells and Creatures (in the form of dice!) from the Wilds and add them to their collection. Players then roll their powerful cubes and summon them into play to battle each of their opponent's forces. Strategy is key in assembling a force that you can roll to victory!
Quarto! Recommended by Gigamic
The goal is to establish a line of four pieces, with at least one common characteristic.  You decide your opponent’s next move. Not as easy as it sounds... my 13-year-old strategy expert says, "I've played a bunch of times, and haven't figured out all the strategy yet - that's saying something!"
Quits by Gigamic
Offense and defense at it's best.  New classic wooden strategy game...
Twenty-five wooden cubes are shifted up and down and side-to-side as players try to line up five--diagonally, vertically, or horizontally--with their own symbol, X or O. Think carefully--every move brings the possibility of inadvertently helping your opponent win
Quoridor Classic by Gigamic
Get your pawn across to the opposite side of the board. But first decide: move your pawn, or put up a fence to slow your opponent? The choices don’t come easily in this carefully crafted game of mazes and madness for 2 to 4 players. Also Quoridor Kid and Quoridor Travel
No single move can be made without careful thought, because just one ring can make or break the game. Players take control of a territory on the board by putting down the most rings in their color...
The game of world conquest--features a tri-fold game board that is a map of six continents divided into 42 territories. It's a game of strategy as you battle to win by launching daring attacks, defending your territory, and moving across continents with your cunning plan! Or try the futuristic Risk 2210 A.D. or Risk Godstorm - a time of myths and legends!  Or try the futuristic Risk 2210 A.D. or Risk Godstorm - a time of myths and legends!  Also Risk Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Risk 2003 Edition or Liberty Risk Edition
Rumis ancient architecture meets modern strategy
Build a solid structure on one of four game boards inspired by Incan architecture.  Increases spatial awareness and critical thinking, as players try to have the most stones visible from above...
Rummikub fast moving rummy tile game
Fun and challenging for both kids and adults. The object is similar to rummy card games: combine your tiles in runs (consecutive numbers in the same color) or sets (groups of the same number), with wild-card joker tiles adding a bit of luck to the strategy...  Also Deluxe Edition Rummikub and bonus, the tile racks fit together to form a carrying case, Travel Rummikub, and Attaché Rummikub
Rush Hour Shift by ThinkFun (or from Amazon)
Escape before your opponent! Best-selling sliding block logic game is now for two players. Every move counts in this race to cross traffic. As you draw cards, you’ll need a little luck and a clever strategy to win. Should you use your turn to advance your own Hero Car or block your opponent? The shifting Traffic Grid adds a whole new dimension to play... see the rest of the Rush Hour family in Smart Hands-On Toys and Puzzles
Scotland Yard by Ravensburger (3-6 players, ages 10+)
Hunting Mr X! Where is that elusive fugitive? Scotland Yard detectives stake out the player named Mr X! Action-packed, requiring strategy & accurate communication among players. Close observation, clever tactics & luck required. Heed the clues & try to catch Mr X before he escapes!
Players race to move their pieces around and off the board, using strategic offense and defense as they go.  Virtually identical to the version played circa 2620 b.c.e., made of beautifully finished wood with a storage drawer underneath the playing board
Settlers of Catan Recommended
Catan is an imaginary unexplored island, and players are explorers and settlers. The playing surface is made of hexagonal tiles that, depending on their placement, create a different environment each time the game is played. Settlers must use their resources to develop their island home, building roads and houses to create new towns. But watch out! There's a robber on the island...  Expansion sets include Settlers 5-6 Player Expansion, Seafarers of Catan, Cities & Knights of Catan, Starfarers of Catan, Settlers of the Stone Age, Settlers of Catan Travel Edition
Shokoba by Fox Mind Games (or from Barnes & Noble)
The goal is simple - collect more gems than anyone else.  But getting there will take sound strategy and a strong memory.  Tons of fun for 2-4 players!
Six by Fox Mind Games (or from Barnes & Noble)
It's simple - create a shape with your hexagons... at the same time your opponent is trying to block you, and create his own shape.  And the strategy really begins once all the pieces have been played...
Skybridge by Gigamic / Family Games
Classic wooden pieces create a skyline full of towers and bridges.  Can you create the highest towers, and add ceilings to create the most roofs?
Small World by Days of Wonder
A zany, light-hearted civilization game in which 2-5 players vie for conquest and control of a board that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Picking the right combination of fantasy races and unique special powers, players must rush to expand their empires - often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Combine with expansions Grand Dames, Be Not Afraid, Tales and Legends and Cursed! Also Small World Underground, a stand-alone expanded games for experienced Small World players...
Smartrix (ages 7 and up) by Fox Mind Games
Players place their cards so that the patterns match, aiming to create point-scoring sets. Smartrix can be appreciated on several levels; for beginners, it is a smart and fun matching game. As players' skills improve, Smartrix provides deep and captivating strategy, combining memory, risk-taking, tactics and a touch of luck!
Spy Alley Game Recommended
A little bit of paranoia helps in this business, what with secret agents from all over the world following you around the board as you try to pick up clues to their identity and keep your own well hidden...
Outwit your opponents by stomping their marbles before they stomp yours. This addictive game is quick to learn but hard to master. Outmaneuver other players and leave their stomper trapped with nowhere to go...
Suburbia (1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up) by Bezier Games
Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis, including residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population). Buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice!
Summoner Wars Recommended (ages 9+, 2-4 players) by Plaid Hat Games
Summoner Wars is the exciting card game of fantastic battlefield combat that puts you in the grandiose role of a Summoner. Strategy shapes the composition of each deck of cards and how they are used. Tactics determine the effectiveness of those cards in battle. Call walls of stone to protect you in combat and serve as magic portals for you to summon your warriors. Call your forces forth and send them in a surging wave against your enemy. Cast spells that bolster your forces and cut down those who would oppose you...
Solitaire puzzles, or a game for 2-4 players, Tantrix is a strategy game full of lines, loops and forms...
Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder, to learn more, visit Ticket to Ride website
Cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America...  Also Ticket to Ride: Europe, Ticket to Ride: Märklin, Ticket To Ride USA 1910 Expansion, Ticket to Ride Switzerland, Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and Ticket to Ride Dice Expansion
Tic Tac Chec
Part chess, part tic-tac-toe - a quick, fun game, also provides amazing challenge, and teaches some chess rules
Tic-Tak-Ku by Mad Cave Bird Games
Award winning strategy game based on the old favorite, Tic Tac Ku, with Great new Twists. Play in 9 different playing zones at the same time, and each player controls where and how the other player(s) can play...
Tiki Topple  by Gamewright
Tactical game of Totem Domination! Play the right sequence of action cards to maneuver your secret tikis to the top of the heap. Use Tiki Topple to send your opponents to the back of the pack, but watch out for Tiki Toast--it'll knock your tiki off the board! Become the undisputed Tiki Master!
Toss Up! (ages 8+)
Pocket- or purse-size game of chance in it's own case, great for those unexpected delays... toss the dice, try to get as many greens as you can... but don't get stopped by a red!
Trango by ThinkFun (2-4 players, ages 8+)
Pattern recognition strategy game that will have you outwit and trick your opponents with every move. Build out as many geometric patterns, Trangos, to score points. But watch out – your opponents may try to block you to make their own Trangos, so place your pieces wisely. The player with the most points wins...
Zigzag around the board, placing your Squiggle pieces strategically to form a path. Capture the purple pegs while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Surround a peg on at least four sides and it’s yours! But think ahead and choose carefully, or you'll end up with Squiggle pieces that are too long or short
Traverse 20th Anniversary Edition
Easier to learn and play than chess; and it’s more fun and challenging than checkers
Treehouse by Looney Labs (or from FunAgain Games)
Logic-based pyramid game, lasts only 5-10 minutes, but you'll want to play again and again each time someone wins. Each player rolls the custom die to determine if they will TIP, SWAP, DIG, AIM, or HOP their Tree of three pyramids while they try to make them match the configuration of the shared goal called The House. Roll a WILD and you can change your own Tree or The House!
Tsuro Recommended The Game of Influence, by Wizkids Games
Build your own path, without your opponents steering you in the wrong direction - or off the board!
Uncle Chestnut's Table GypeUncle Chestnut's Table Gype Recommended (or from Funagain Games)
In his autobiography, G.K. Chesterton mentions "the well-known and widespread national game of Gype" which he and H.G. Wells invented. Almost 100 years later, Eternal Revolution published Table Gype, an abstract strategy game with a random element. Each playing piece is a six-sided die whose faces are each of 6 "mysterious and significant shapes" that each move differently. Players move their pieces from their home row to the row directly opposite; they may jump any pieces, but every jump randomizes the playing pieces that were jumped...
WFF 'n Proof learning games and puzzles
focus on developing fundamental reasoning skills and higher-order problem-solving abilities in logic, mathematics, social studies, scientific reasoning and experiment, and the logical structure of English language...
World's Fair 1893 by Renegade Games Studio
The World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. Acting as organizers of the fair, players work diligently to increase their influence throughout the fair and obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the fair begins will emerge the victor...
Yengo (ages 8 and up) by Fox Mind Games
In this game of tactics, memory and bluff, you don't want to make points! So be attentive, flip the tiles with caution and place traps to trick your opponent...
Yikerz! Recommended by Wiggles 3D
Place your Yikerz pieces (magnets) down on the board and try to avoid attracting the other pieces already played. The object is to get rid of all your pieces. If Yikerz collapse together, those pieces are yours to add to your stack. Unique 4 piece interchangeable game board designs allow for many different configurations that create a variety of challenges and suits different skill levels...
ZooLogic (ages 4-adult) by Fox Mind Games (or from Barnes & Noble)
An animal gridlock of cats, dogs, mice and their favorite foods: fish, bones and cheese lies before you. Can you arrange them while keeping each animal away from its rival and away from its favorite food? If that was too easy, hungry ants, angry bulls and fierce dogs are also introduced as the puzzle difficulty gradually progresses in this captivating and amusing logic puzzle. ZooLogic allows children from 4 to adult challenge their logical thinking skills!

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