Brain teaser games are a great way for kids to keep their minds active during summer and school vacations. They're fun, they're hands-on and they exercise the brain. This selection of mind-bending puzzles are for various ages, but for most kids should be around age 8.
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Age: 1 +
Most of the brain teaser games on this list are for school-age kids, but let's start with one for toddlers and preschoolers. At the beginning the challenge is simply putting the rings on the pole. Next, spatial logic comes into play as kids learn to make the rings interlock. Finally, kids solve the puzzle by getting the color and sequence right.
But if you prefer the classic cube game don’t forget about Rubik’s cube. The determined kid (or adult) can keep at this one for hours.
From the maker: “Suppose you have 3 cubes each of 9 colors, for 27 cubes total. It is easy to snap together the cubes to form a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. But can you assemble it placing nine different colors in every face of the larger cube? “
OK, my brain is already spinning, but gets tougher than that with this 7-in-1 brainteaser game.