Rush Hour

Now that my girls are past the Zingo phase, the latest game obsession in our house is Rush Hour .  The compact game is not only excellent for travel but involves puzzle solving skills that even an adult will enjoy.  I am starting to teach them the basics of chess (which is not exactly a relaxing experience) and Rush Hour is great for working on those “forward thinking” moves.  In a nutshell, the goal is to navigate your car out of a traffic jam by methodically sliding pieces out of the way to free yourself.  My favorite part —  clean up time — it’s small and comes with a bag to chuck all the pieces in.   Love that.


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1. Charlotte | April 5, 2011 | Reply

Thanks for sharing this great game, and it’s so interesting to hear that you’re using it as a precursor to the thinking skills needed for chess play – did you know the same company actually JUST released a single-player chess game that teaches the basic chess moves?! Here’s a link to check out Solitaire Chess:

2. dina | April 5, 2011

Thanks for the info on the chess game! getting it now!

3. Christy | April 5, 2011 | Reply

This is a great game. I bought it for the kids, but my husband said “I think i need to be playing more of these types of games too!”. They do make a Jr. Version as well aimed at ages 6-8 if your child is a little younger…..