Holiday Gift Guide: Laser Maze for the Game Lover! {Giveaway}

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If you’re looking for a great gift for that hard-to-buy for loved one or the game-lover in your life, look no further; listed on the Mastermind Toys Holidays 2013 Gift Guide, Laser Maze by Thinkfun, combines logic, science and fun in this single player “board game”.

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HOW TO PLAY

Laser Maze comes with 1 game grid, 60 Challenge Cards and 11 game tokens. The idea of this brain-challenging game is to set up your grid according to the challenge card. From there you use the game tokens that include mirrors, beam splitters and more to hit your target.  But it’s not as easy as it sounds; you’ve got to decide which tokens to use and how to position them to achieve the goal.

It’s not only fun but an amazing brain workout too. This game is recommended for children 8 years old all the way up to adults and it’s accurate. My husband and I had a lot of fun working through the puzzles and felt quite challenged with some of the more advanced challenges. With four levels of play, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert, it’s suitable for all ages mentioned.

SAMPLE CHALLENGE

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In a typical beginner scenario you select your challenge card labeled ‘Beginner’ at the bottom. The challenge card indicates they way you need to set up the grid including the type of tokens and where to place it on the grid.

After the grid is set up, you are tasked with the real challenge and that is using a token as indicated by the challenge card. The challenge lies in deciding on how to position it to cause the laser to hit the target. Once you have your pieces in place in the correct order you press the laser to see if it lights up the target; a lit up target means success and no light means it’s back to the grid for some more thought, trial and error.

But don’t worry. If you get really stumped (which you just may) the solutions for each challenge are included on the back of the card. This is a great feature because it allows children to self-check and correct if needed and minimizes frustration or the tendency to give up.

WHO TO BUY FOR

If you know a child who generally loves board games then they will love this game too. Additionally Laser Maze makes a great gift for those who like logic games, brain teasers, working with their hands and trial and error type scenarios.

And don’t discount the adults in your life. For anyone that needs and/or wants some brain fitness but aren’t wild about using Smartphone apps or PC’s then this also makes the perfect gift for them. The Advanced and Expert challenges are truly that, challenging!

WHERE TO BUY

Laser Maze is available at Mastermind Toys locations and on online. It retails for $39.95 and when you order online (and purchase in store) it includes free holiday gift wrapping and shipping on orders over $60 is free!

WIN A LASER MAZE GAME

Today on City Mom you can enter to win a Laser Maze game, generously offered by Mastermind Toys! Follow the submission widget below.

Good luck & Happy Holidays!

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Disclosure: I received the product to perform this review but the opinions expressed are solely my own.

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