July 2017 sees 5 new products reeased on the Australian market. Multi Level Snakes and Ladders, Ice Cubed, Out Of The Blue, Diamond Quest and Thought Exchange. Read all about them in this article
Thought Exchange - The Fast Moving, Fast Thinking Game!
Thought Exchange is a superb game that will really challenge your thinking skills! The aim of the game is to be the first player to reach your destination solving the puzzles as you go.
Your playing piece will always be on a spot on one of the route *lines* and each line has a category of thinking challenges associated with it. To win the game you will need to conquer the challenges on several different *lines*:
On The Sequence Line - Continue or complete the sequences based on the information in front of you!
On The Code Line - Crack the cryptic codes!
On The Process Line - Process the information at speed and then use it to make logical deductions!
On The Memory Line - Process the information... and then try and recall what you*ve heard!
On The Perception Line - Remember what you*ve seen and where you*ve seen it!
On The Lateral Line - Key your mind into the subject and name everything that you can associated with that subject!
You certainly do not need to be a genius to win the game. Rather, the challenges will really require you to think at speed!
Diamond Quest - Take your brain for a spin as you navigate a diamond studded path of 19 gems across an island. The aim is to place the numbered diamonds in order, whilst always following the direction of the arrows. Turn the island upside down. The 15 red arrows will all drop out so they are facing down. Next, turn the island back over. Each arrow will fall randomly either to the left or to the right of its space. Your task is to then arrange the diamond counters on the various magnetic points in numerical order, following the arrows to create the longest possible continuous path.
Ice Cubed - This ingenious set of 48 graded 3D challenges requires you to use logical deduction combined with maths to correctly position up to five colour-coded ice cubes in a tower. To solve each puzzle, the numbers on the outer face of each side of the ice cubes must vertically add up to the totals shown at the foot of each of the four sides of the tower... all at the same time. It*s straightforward enough until you start tackling puzzles without knowing which ice cubes you need to use. This brand new set of puzzles will slowly drive you mad with sub-zero frustration, but each time you succeed, you*ll want to push yourself that bit further! The concept is so clever and the puzzle incredibly addictive. Wonderful.
Multi Level Snakes and Ladders - This fantastic version features five levels which need to be ascended to win the game. Climb your way up the ladders to the next level, but land on a snake and you*ll fall through a bottomless bucket and drop back down! The set comes as an easy-to-build flat pack with full colour illustrated instructions and can be taken apart and re-stored. Awesome!
Out Of The Blue - Put on the special glasses and roll the five dice. How many dots of each colour appear on the dice in total? Close one eye and the red dots will vanish, close the other eye instead and the blue dots will disappear. Keep both eyes open and suddenly it*s a whole lot harder! Be the first player to grab the cards with the coloured numbers that match the number of dots and you*ll win the round. Be quick though, as it*s a fast paced optical race to see who wins the game!