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.



Comments (3)

April 5, 2011

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:

April 5, 2011

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

April 5, 2011

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…..

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